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Re: Scratch - the movie
We (Sleeping) once spent an hour in a music store playing with the
Pioneer CDJ-1000. I believe I posted the list as soon as we got back.
An amazing piece of gear. It is the last nail in the coffin of vinyl,
in my opinion. It's really good. I'm not a DJ, but there was one also
checking it out, as we were, and he loved it as well. Next time I get
an extra grand....
On Tuesday, March 5, 2002, at 11:38 PM, Richard Zvonar wrote:
> I caught an early show of the documentary film "Scratch" at the Nuart
> in Santa Monica. It's (I think) a fairly comprehensive look at DJ and
> turntablist scene. Although it didn't make me want to wear my hat
> backwards, I was impressed by some of artists profiled, such as Mix
> Master Mike and DJ Qbert.
> I've been looking at some of the DJ technology, and some of it really
> is remarkable. For those who really need to get their mitts on vinyl
> but want to push the envelope there are disk cutters and even a system
> that allows you to control a computer playback system from a special
> vinyl record. There are also a number of very advanced CD players that
> allow most or all of the vinyl spinning techniques, an then some. I
> wonder if anyone on the list is familiar with these systems, such as
> the Pioneer CDJ-1000 and Numark Axis 8. I'm also curious about some of
> the more advanced DJ mixers that include sampling functions.
> Richard Zvonar, PhD
> (818) 788-2202