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Djing with ipods/mp3 players or cds


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Been thinking recently that I'm not too keen on lumping around a laptop anymore. One because of the weight and secondly and more importantly because of the cost of it and the risk of getting it stolen in a club. I know someone recently who had his knicked and it got me to thinking that I don't know if its wise carrying £600 worth of equipment around in a dark club these days. Am I only the one that thinks for all the great benefits that come from Ableton live and using a laptop that actually just having a few cds in a bag seems like far less hassle than lumping an expensive laptop to one location or another?

 

Anyways my point was that perhaps ipod/mp3/cdj players are the way forward even though they're going backwards because essentially you can't get insurance on a laptop to cover theft and even then it'll cost £60 to insure a laptop.

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Clubs need these installed. Of course unless there is the demand then they won't take off.

 

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Might consider getting the one below at some time in the future as its only £94.

 

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EDIT: Actually the one above is a bit shit as it has no pitch adjustment so almost worthless in its own right.

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i'm pretty sure venetian snares uses these..... 300 bucks. i don't know how great they work..... probably not ace/ he uses his own music with them/ that's his advantage

 

why not a small laptop with traktor. it rips everything else to shreds.

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I am using CD turntables and I gotta say this stuff is really expensive and heavy for carrying. But on the other hand it is very fun and easy for use.

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i went to a show the other night where the band played their percussion through an ipod, pretty lame... DJing with them i guess could be cool

 

EDIT:: typo

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join the musicians union for £9.99 a month and you're covered for everything insurance wise.

 

surprising the amount of guys out there playing gigs who don't even know about the cover they can give you.

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of course you can get insurance on a laptop to cover theft.

 

i have all of my musical gear insured specifically.

 

covers theft, damage etc, including in a locked vehicle parked outside a venue.

 

 

 

or you could join the MU... they automatically give you insurance for single un-named items up to the value of a grand... (fifty quid excess). but i see mo has already mentioned that...

 

additionally, if you're a member of the MU, you get preferential rates on further specific insurance cover. i pay 33 quid a year and have over five grands worth of kit insured.

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I use CDJs. pioneer CDJ800 mk2s. Most clubs are getting these or the 1000s in nowadays. You just cant beat them for vinyl emoulation and a proper hands on experience

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cd's are hot at the moment if yer not using a laptop, drum and bass dj's are all about using cd's because if their homey makes a phat track he can just send them a 320 and he can just burn it to cd

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lol cd's

 

retarded.

 

why not just be a man and bring vinyl?

 

and cd's can't be stolen?

 

anytime you bring your nice shit out into the world it can get stolen. i can see dj'ing with vinyl and i can see dj'ing with a laptop but dj'ing with cd's in this day and age just seems retarded. about the only advantage i see is cdj decks being more stable than a laptop.

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