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Taylor

Taylor
October 8, 2012

Pro Audio Podcast Series 6

Check out our sixth Podcast covering random stuff about the debate, “reality” according to haters, and some other stuff that’s probably sort of musical.

Check us out on Stitcher!  One of the best ways to get great podcasts.…

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UniqueSquared

UniqueSquared
September 26, 2012

Thom Yorke’s Atoms for Peace Detail Vinyl Release of Debut Single

When a current artist releases a single straight to vinyl record, it warms a small part of the hearts of those collectors who actually cherish music and don’t see it as disposable.  Rocker Thom Yorke took this approach to his release of “What the Eyeballs Did” and “Default”, which will be available on a 12” vinyl.

Yorke’s super group contains the right element for a good production, including bassist Flea from the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and drummer Joey Waronker.  The vinyl will be released on November 19th, but the full album won’t hit shelves until 2013.…

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DJ Scott Mad Flip

DJ Scott Mad Flip
April 18, 2012

Controllerist – Breaking the Mold – Part 2

There are a few different schools of thought that exist these days in the DJ universe when it comes to using a DJ controller.  I touched on some of these in Part 1 from my own point of view and personal experiences having made the switch just less than 2 years ago.  The debate over the use of a DJ controller versus using either turntables with vinyl, CDJs with CDs, or a DVS has provoked much thought and discussion over the past few years, but continues to gather momentum as controllers evolve and become more prominent among touring professional DJs.

To be fair, the founding father of controllerism, Moldover, is considered to be more of a pure controllerist rather than a DJ.  He created the art form, based on the need to perform and live produce as a musician, going far beyond the expectations of conventional DJing through the …

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DJ Scott Mad Flip

DJ Scott Mad Flip
April 12, 2012

Controllerist – Breaking the Mold – Part 1

It is amazing, but not surprising, the reaction I get when people see me using a controller.  Even with the world wide popularity of EDM and DJing, as well as the countless varieties of related products that are on the market, there is still a lot of mystery surrounding what DJs do when we play music.  However, it is not surprising because, being a DJ for over 2 decades, I have seen this same reaction before when just using turntables and a mixer.  It’s the DJ circle of life, seriously.  I am often asked which is better, turntables or controllers?

As I travel abroad in my journeys playing dance music, I find myself being an ambassador of the culture that we all know and love. I am always happy to talk about music, gigs, incredible DJs, EDM artists, mixing tricks, and techniques. Inevitably the conversation always turns to talking about …

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DJ Scott Mad Flip

DJ Scott Mad Flip
March 5, 2012

Denon DJ SC3900 Review

Bring that funky beat back!  Denon DJ has just announced it’s soon to be award winning digital turntable media controller, the SC3900.  This is a breath of fresh air in the world of DJing amidst a growing number of all-in-one DJ controllers that have been introduced in the past 3 years.  Not to say that I don’t like controllers any more, I love them, but it has been quite some time since I truly got excited about a CD player, especially one that has a ton of very hot features at a pretty reasonable price.  The SC3900 boasts a nine-inch rotating vinyl high-torque turntable which is certain to make turntablist finger’s wet with anticipation, and compatibility with Serato Scratch Live, and Traktor, as well as it’s new “Engine” PC direct software.  You are able to mix and scratch direct from USB devices, CD’s (all media formats), laptop, …