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DJ Scott Mad Flip

DJ Scott Mad Flip
December 29, 2011

Mid-Range DJ Controller Comparison

Which controller should I get? This is the question of the year for me and believe me, I like to answer it. There are so, so many to choose from these days and we always do our best to bring you all up to speed whenever we get them in. However, we have found doing “side by side” comparisons on the ones that are not only the newest, but the ones that are similar in price, feature set, and size make for a pretty good blog and video. We have received a good response when we have done them in the past so it’s certainly time that we do another one. This go round we have chosen four of the newer controllers in the mid-range priced between $500-$600. Here are the players.

Denon DJ MC3000

This is one of the most anticipated controllers of the year considering the success and …

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DJ Scott Mad Flip

DJ Scott Mad Flip
December 22, 2011

Denon DJ MC3000 Controller Review

The MC3000 is the latest controller to be released by Denon DJ. It is a welcome edition to their current arsenal of slick products and the little brother to their acclaimed DN-MC6000. We received an advance demo unit from Denon DJ last week so we could give it a test drive and a proper review. We discovered some very likable features from this controller and decided to share. Here’s the scoop.

THE BASICS

The MC3000 is a 2 channel Traktor controller with the ability to use 2 or 4 playback decks, 2 sample decks, as well as the loop recorder. It is small and constructed of mostly metal with hard plastic sliders and rubberized knobs and buttons, some of which are back lit in either red, amber, and green. It has 1/4″ balanced, and RCA unbalanced outputs on the top, and a 1/4″headphone output on the front. It has 2 …

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The Unique Geek

The Unique Geek
December 16, 2011

Music For Music’s Sake

Once upon a time people formed bands and honed their skills. These skills were songwriting, playing an instrument, choreography (think Motown) and the use of vocal coaches. They even had to learn the skill of drawing an audience into their spell – to pull the audience out of themselves. The phenomenon of everyone having to be in a band started, in earnest, with The Beatles. Suddenly, electric guitars were everywhere, even Sears and Woolworth’s. Thanks to the laws of supply and demand, guitars, amps, keyboards and mics were readily found and more affordable. Every town saw the pawnshop or local piano tuner, evolve into music shops

Something else happened along the way. Along with the movements of self-help, eastern philosophy and the feel-good-now zeitgeist – this new wave of musicians felt they were destined for stardom. Somehow, just being proficient with an instrument, or an excellent singer meant you had …

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DJ Scott Mad Flip

DJ Scott Mad Flip
December 9, 2011

Adding Value To Your DJ Set-Up

There’s an abundance of music available at our fingertips via the internet and literally hundreds of ways to play it all as a DJ.  Whether using turntables or CD players and mixer utilizing a laptop as a traditional DJ set-up or having a digital vinyl system, or DJ controller, there are many ways to spin these days.   Almost anyone can do a little research online, frequent night clubs, raves, or house parties and decide they would like to start DJing.  This is an amazing truth that will remain as long as dancing and dance music exists.  But how can you differentiate yourself from the others?  What are ways that you can make your sound unique without having to spend thousands of dollars on a super custom rig?  Adding a unique sound to your mix can be difficult and expensive, but there are a number of great products out there under …

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Taylor

Taylor
December 8, 2011

Reason 6: Interview with James Bernard

So we just wrapped with the final edits on the Reason 6 Unique Perspective and I just wanted to take some time out to put throw my final thoughts down about Reason 6.

When the idea was pitched to do a video about Reason 6 my knowledge of the DAW was, to say the least, weak.  For those of you that still don’t know what Reason 6 is, I’m talking about an all in one music production and recording suite.  It is a complete package in a box and although there are a plethora of recording suites out there, Reason 6 stands out because of it’s ingenius design.  Designed in Sweden this software has a sense of European practicality to it, as everything is laid out in a well thought out and efficient manner.  Throughout the years Reason has been moving closer and closer to becoming an all in one production and creation suite …