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DJ Scott Mad Flip

DJ Scott Mad Flip
August 5, 2011

DJ MadFlip’s Top 4 DJ Headphones

Headphones to a DJ are like a lightsaber to a Jedi Knight. Well, maybe a Jedi doesn’t have to replace his or her lightsaber every year or two. Anyway, I get asked often which DJ headphones I prefer based on aesthetics, performance, durability, and pricing. Here are my top 4 that meet all criteria.

1.  Beats Pro – Monster Beats by Dre

These headphones are like that fine Italian leather couch that your rich friend has that you would never, ever buy yourself but always love sitting on when your at their house. The Beats Pro by Dr. Dre headphones are the pinnacle of sound and comfort. They weigh in at a beefy 15oz and are constructed with lightweight aluminum for max durability and longevity. They feature folding ear cups and gorgeous plush leather ear cushions that are even washable.  They have excellent gain, clarity and superior isolation which is …

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The Unique Geek

The Unique Geek
July 21, 2011

What to Listen for in Recording Monitors

One thing people often take for granted when they first put together their home, project or pimp studio is the importance of great recording monitors. Most folks, when they start recording on their own, worry about what software they’ll use. Next, you fret over the recording interface. Soon, before you know it, you’re strung out on getting more and more microphones. All the while, you are just using speakers from a Craigslist find – 1997 monitors that were cheap back in 1997.

I’ve made this mistake, for far too long. Every few years, I’d make a small upgrade from the previous pair. With each new monitor pair, I increasingly began hearing what was truly going on. One day you’ll get to a point where you are comfortable with your monitors – you’ve “learned them.” There is a lot to be said for “learning your monitors”, it’s crucial. But, what does …

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DJ Scott Mad Flip

DJ Scott Mad Flip
May 25, 2011

DJ Life And Timeslots: Danny M Takes The NS6 To The Streets

It’s good in Atlanta, especially for the busiest DJ in town, Danny M.  We invited Danny to the studio to test drive the yet unreleased Numark NS6 DJ Controller.  We captured some footage of his in-studio session, and then he brought it out to the Koo Koo Room in midtown ATL for one of his many prime time gigs.

Danny M is one of the most sought after DJs in Atlanta.  His background is from the underground dance music scene. His meticulous, technical style of mixing allows him to be very versatile in the more mainstream high energy nightclubs throughout the city. It is easy to become a fan after watching him work the crowd, create live remixes, while dancing in and out of musical genres effortlessly. All the while keeping a Moscow Mule close for good measure.  Danny M is a DJ’s DJ and a true professional who …

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DJ Scott Mad Flip

DJ Scott Mad Flip
March 1, 2011

Pioneer DDJ-T1 vs Native Instruments Kontrol S4 vs Denon DN-MC6000 vs Allen & Heath Xone DX

Controller-palooza is upon us!  How do you decide which one to invest in and what are some of the differences?  We compared some of the intermediate and beginner controllers here, and now we have put together a comparison of some of the 4 deck controllers to help you decide which might be best for your DJ carnage.

Allen & Heath XONE DX – This was the first 4 deck Serato Itch controller to hit the market.  It’s construction is metal and  it is built very well.  The audio interface on this bad boy is the most dynamic of the four considering you can have up to 4 RCA inputs and a digital out.  It works nicely with Itch controlling 4 track simultaneously, but I the rotary pitch adjust and the small non touch sensitive jog wheels took a little getting used to.  Overall, it worked very well and sounded …

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DJ Scott Mad Flip

DJ Scott Mad Flip
February 22, 2011

Numark Mixtrack Pro vs. Vestax Typhoon vs. Reloop Digital Jockey 2 : DJ Controller Comparison

Which DJ controller should I start out with?  This is a question that we are asked quite often here at Unique Squared.  There are many choices out there so we narrowed it down to three.  The Numark Mixtrack Pro, Vestax Typhoon, and Reloop’s Digital Jockey 2.  These controllers cost less than $300, have similar features and are suitable for beginner to intermediate DJs.  Controllers are becoming more prevalent in the market and it is tough to decide which one will suit you best.  Maybe we can help.  Check out our comparison video..

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Hi, what’s going on this is Scott Magno, DJ Madflip here with UniqueSquared.com. Today we’re going to talk about controllers, you guys have had a lot of questions about some of the controllers out there. We’re going to go through some of the differences and even which one we would recommend.
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