From: Olaf Molenveld (olaf_at_interactivelink.nl)
Date: 2004-01-21 15:28:14
i don't feel that good-quality encoded MP3's sound different from CD's.....
so that wouldn't make any difference to me....
there are certain aspects though which make FS etc. interesting for DJ's:
- you can use existing turntable-setup in a club where there are no or
- you can bring your entire music collection on a laptop or firewire
harddisk, you can search quickly through it using the keyboard
- the feel of using turntables to beatmix and cue records....
- needle-dropping and scratching...
and last but unfortunately not least: image.... lots of people still think
using turntables looks "cooler".....
for me the most important aspect is: to bring a very big and wide collection
of music with me..i was raised as a DJ in the days where you had to spin
alone for an entire evening, and there was only vinyl...for me it's really
heaven when i can bring so much music in such a portable package....
also: i use CD's now, and i had several potential gigs canceled after i made
the promoter clear i only use CD's....i guess that's the image-thing...so a
FS or similar setup would enable me to be even more flexible towards
promotors: i can use both turntables and CDJ-players if necessary...pick and
choose...it's a commercial thing so to say
furthermore i am hoping that in the future software applications with
vinyl-control will be expanded to offer more live-performance options, f.e.
with Rewire and VST-plugin support, and midi-control....to loose the
boundaries between DJ'ing and live performance...
don't get me wrong, i use CD's now, nothing wrong with that, also nothing
wrong with vinyl only, but for me personally this "hybrid" approach seems
like the best of both worlds currently..especially when 24/96 audio can be
transfered which hopefully will sound somewhat better than CD's / MP3's
my 2 cents..
----- Original Message -----
From: Christopher Grass <bluesjumper_at_hotmail.com>
To: <olaf_at_interactivelink.nl>; <phil.broekelmann_at_compost-rec.com>;
Sent: Wednesday, January 21, 2004 3:15 PM
Subject: Re: [acid-jazz] Final Scratch
> I don't mean to start any sort of debate here, but I'm kind of curious
> something involving Final Scratch and its ilk. I spin mostly CD's, and on
> occasion I'll take some heat for it (even though I use CDJ-1000s). From
> what I've been seeing lately, and what I've been hearing from vinyl DJ's,
> using Final Scratch is more acceptable (even preferable) to spinning on
> CD's. Why is this? I understand the whole control issue, which isn't as
> much an issue these days...but the argument for using vinyl that I always
> hear is over sound quality - "vinyl sounds better". If this is true,
> why go to a medium that doesn't sound anywhere near as good? Sure, hi
> bitrate MP3's sound almost as good as CD's, but they are even less warm in
> sound. Any comments? This is more a curiousity thing, as sometimes I get
> bit frustrated seeing laptop DJ's get more respect than CD DJ's who are
> as good. I am a big fan of the program, by the way.
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