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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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DJ Scott Mad Flip

DJ Scott Mad Flip
June 15, 2011

The Reloop Jockey III ME is Here

We are all about discovering new talent on many different levels.  In terms of DJ controllers we as consumers are fortunate that the market has become very competitive and there are so many good products to choose from.  Our friends at Reloop sent us the as of yet unreleased Reloop Jockey III ME (Master Edition) DJ controller and we gave it a test drive in our studio.

BATTLE READY

What stands out first about the Jockey 3 is it’s full metal bulletproof construction.  Obviously this controller is built to withstand the rigorous demands of a touring DJ in an agressive night club environment.  The Jockey 3 Master Edition serves also a stand alone 4 channel mixer which is useful if you have a laptop or software failure during or before your gig.  Simply plug in a CDJ or turntable and the show can go on.  You are also armed with …

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DJ Scott Mad Flip

DJ Scott Mad Flip
May 9, 2011

Traktor Scratch Pro 2 Review

By now you guys know that I am an advocate of Native Instruments Traktor Scratch software.  I fell in love about 3 years ago at the 2008 Winter NAMM show thanks to an amazing demo by Dynamix and Hapa from Scratch DJ Academy in Los Angeles.  I was a Serato Scratch Live user and was pretty happy using it for my gigs, but I didn’t know that almost all of Europe was using a superior DVS for DJing.  After seeing this demo it was a no brainer.  I wanted cleaner and louder audio, the ability to record my sets, playback recorded audio from a mic on the fly, and have the ability to use my midi controller to tweak incredible effects and set loops.  I had to switch to Traktor Scratch Pro.  Native Instruments has an innate ability to anticipate the needs of the DJ by providing a pallet of …