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DJ Scott Mad Flip

DJ Scott Mad Flip
July 15, 2011

5 Reasons Why You Should Use Kontrol S4 With Turntables

I recently had the pleasure of using my Kontrol S4 in tandem with Traktor Scratch Pro 2 with turntables for an awesome gig at Halo Lounge in Atlanta.  Here’s my list of why it was so awesome.

1. Easy to hook up

No need for additional gear or accessories.  You would normally require an Audio 8 or Audio 10 interface, and multi-core cables or additional RCA cables in order to use Traktor Scratch Pro.  Simply plug both turntables directly into inputs C and D and you are ready for action.  No sweat.

2. Flexible input options

You can select which decks or sample decks the turntables will control by going into Preferences, then Input Routing.  Here you can select either turntable for decks A through D, track play or sample play.  Brilliant.

3. Easy to switch back

Use the drop down tab on deck A or B to select track …

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UniqueSquared

UniqueSquared
July 14, 2011

Setting up for ‘Salute The DJ’ event @ BHF ’11

Mid-July, Thursday evening, and a late sun in Brooklyn means only one thing – it’s Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival!

We’re all getting ready for tonight’s event, Salute the DJ. Acknowledging and celebrating Hip hop’s backbone, tonight is the dee jays turn to shine. And we’re getting every thing prepared and set for the festivities:

It’s the Unique Squared Wallpaper! What, you don’t have one?

TAG, ready to hang out in the spot!

Sound check at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn NY with Roli Rho

Mista Sinista with the faster-than-my-camera-shutter hands

It’s going to be a good time tonight. Hip-Hop’s best DJs paying tribute to the late John “Mr. Magic” Rivas, oh yeah! Stay tuned for more details of the event.

UPDATE:

The night was filled with sounds from the old school to the new. Cold Crush Brothers, Keith Murray, and the head lining DJ/producer, Marley Marl, …

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UniqueSquared

UniqueSquared
July 13, 2011

Under The Influence Art Exhibition @ BHF ’11

Celebrating the influence Hip-Hop has had for multiple generations within the artistic community, the Under The Influence Art Exhibition is an event held in conjunction with the Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival.

Under The Influence features work by a multitude of talented artists such as Miguel Ovalle, Endless Love Crew, and DURO.

Under The Influence Art Exhibit will be open to the public from July 13th – August 7th. And be sure to keep checking back on our blog for more updates on BHF ’11!…

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UniqueSquared

UniqueSquared
July 12, 2011

Show and Prove at The Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival

Show and Prove @ The Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival

Last night’s festivities at Brooklyn Bowl was an exclamatory start to what has proven to be one of Brooklyn New York’s most anticipated events – The Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival.

Set in a great spot complete with bowling lanes and restaurant, the ‘Super Bowl’ component to ‘Show and Prove’ was an event where even before the headliners hit the stage, the crowd was rocking and vibing to good music. These were the finals in which the contestants: Clear Soul Forces, Chris Faust and L.A. went on stage and poured out their all to compete for the opportunity to open up on the Main Stage on July 16th.

Every contestant brought their ‘A’ game but when all the smoke cleared and dust settled, the infectious and bold energy of L.A. was the night’s winner. We’ll be seeing a lot more of this …

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Taylor

Taylor
July 12, 2011

Zoom H2n Portable Digital Recorder Announced

Zoom, the industry leader in portable digital recorders, has just unveiled their latest foray into the portable recording market, the Zoom H2n Handy Recorder. It features their latest microphone technology with five mic capsules on-board. Five mic capsules?!? There are definitely some noticeable improvements to the microphone technology on this bad boy.

WHAT’S NEW

  • Five built-in mic capsules provide Mid-Side (MS) stereo, 90° X/Y stereo, 2-channel and 4-channel recording modes
  • Records in WAV up to 24-bit/96kHz and MP3 up to 320kbps
  • Newly designed user interface
  • Additional functions include Lo-cut Filter, Compressor/Limiter, Auto Gain, Pre-Rec, Auto-Rec, Tuner, Metronome, Variable Speed Playback, Key Control, A-B Repeat, File Dividing, Normalize, MP3 Post-Encode, Marker and Surround Mixer
  • Data recovery function protects against unexpected recording errors
  • Over 20 hours of operation using two standard AA batteries
  • Operates on battery, AC or USB bus power
  • 1.8-inch backlit LCD display with 128 x 64 resolution
  • Analog-type Mic