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Vinyl LP comeback
sLaps_Forehead
Brisbane, Queensland
6513 posts
09:02am 17/09/13 Permalink
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demon
Brisbane, Queensland
7242 posts
it's coz dj's look super lame when they wave a cd or ipod in the air... waving a vinyl disc in the air is slightly less lame :)
09:11am 17/09/13 Permalink
jmr
Brisbane, Queensland
8047 posts
Yeah cool eh!

I'm chasing a new TT atm. Currently looking at a Goldring GR 1.2 unless someone has anything better they wanna sell me
09:20am 17/09/13 Permalink
TiT
Brisbane, Queensland
5837 posts
yeah was looking at buying Daft Punk new album on Vinyl
09:25am 17/09/13 Permalink
HurricaneJim
Brisbane, Queensland
1540 posts
I still have my Technics SL1200MK2s both with concord heads and road cases.

https://www.storedj.com.au/attachments/Product/1891/sad sl-1200 mk2.JPG?ts=1288934889
09:44am 17/09/13 Permalink
IncrEdible_vEgetable
Brisbane, Queensland
2460 posts
I still have my Technics SL1200MK2s both with concord heads and road cases.

Really? Nice.

The Technics 1200s are (or were) the DJ industry standard and are still pretty much the go to deck for the majority of DJs who play vinyl. Technics stopped making them a few years ago so I'd hang onto them if I was you (unless you want to sell them to me).

There might better "audiophile" turntables out there, but the 1200s are the most robust and reliable I think.

Having said all that, I bought a pair of Vestax PDX-A2s back in the day and I've been really happy with them. I got them cos they were the ones Mixmaster Mike was using at the time and mission already had 1200s so I decided to get something different. They have a straight tone arm and allow you to be much heavier handed with scratching cos of the way they are built. Plus they are designed "vertically" for use of use in mixing hip hop etc. i.e. the tone arm is at the top rather than the side so it's out of the way.

Seems like they don't make these anymore either but if you're interested in Vestax check out the site here:

Cuurent Vestax turntables

10:22am 17/09/13 Permalink
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
18770 posts
Yeah can't say i'm about to go and swap my traktor s2's for a pair of vinyl decks anytime soon
10:23am 17/09/13 Permalink
IncrEdible_vEgetable
Brisbane, Queensland
2461 posts
Yeah can't say i'm about to go and swap my traktor s2's for a pair of vinyl decks anytime soon


Funny that, cos I highly doubt I'd swap my actual proper turntables for a pair of traktor s2's either :p
10:31am 17/09/13 Permalink
dais
Brisbane, Queensland
11156 posts
The problem with buying records is the cost involved compared to digital. Buying music digitally is way cheaper.

Don't get me wrong, I still have a heap of vinyl and treasure a lot of it. But it ain't cheap!
10:32am 17/09/13 Permalink
jmr
Brisbane, Queensland
8048 posts
Not really if you compare to DSD
10:35am 17/09/13 Permalink
IncrEdible_vEgetable
Brisbane, Queensland
2464 posts
The problem with buying records is the cost involved compared to digital. Buying music digitally is way cheaper.


Totally agree. I have a f***load of vinyl that I've collected but these days I only buy cheap and/or hard to find and/or left of centre s*** you can't buy digitally. I rarely buy new vinyl.

I'm looking at getting Serato setup in the near future to facilitate digital as well.
10:58am 17/09/13 Permalink
IncrEdible_vEgetable
Brisbane, Queensland
2465 posts
I mean if you solely want to play EDM then yeah, vinyl is kinda dead and a waste of money and space because you need to buy stuff constantly to keep up with what the kids are listening to. Buying mp3s makes sense if you are primarily concerned with that style of music.

However there is nothing quite like digging through an op shop or garage sale and finding a weird arse bit of vinyl that no other DJ is likely to have. I have, over the years, incorporated some of these records into mashups and tracks that I have made and so it makes your music unique rather than buying the same s*** everyone else gets off the top 100 beatport charts or similar.

Don't get me wrong there's a place for both, I just like the idea of finding stuff off the beaten track, which is why I like vinyl. Well, it's one of the reasons.

11:06am 17/09/13 Permalink
dais
Brisbane, Queensland
11157 posts
Also with digital you can just buy the songs you like off an album, as opposed to buying the whole thing.
11:14am 17/09/13 Permalink
IncrEdible_vEgetable
Brisbane, Queensland
2466 posts
Yeah and that has definitely changed music I think, in terms of what artists put out.

In the past, an album usually represented a collection of songs that fit together somehow. I mean, this obviously varies greatly but one example that springs to mind is The Wall - Pink Floyd. this is designed to be listened to as a whole journey, kinda like a (good) DJ set.

Artists could create songs that might take a while to grow on you or that weren't necessarily hit singles but that complemented their other work.

These days our attention span collectively is much shorter and everyone just wants the bangers.

Granted there is the whole thing of fillers which is definitely a consideration - you don't want to buy the album for "Livin on a Prayer" and get lumbered with "Without Love".

I wonder if the concept of an album will slowly die out as we become more obsessed with consuming individual tracks? It seems like this approach will inevitably lead to less filler but also less experimentation and innovation as artists only put out "safe" releases knowing that their less accessible work will probably rarely get listened to.

Of course this only applies to the mass market, plenty of people still make music as they have always done and probably always will, but I think it does change how we consume music and what the expectations will be.
11:39am 17/09/13 Permalink
Coldy
Brisbane, Queensland
237 posts
Check out the turntables from Pro-ject. They make a good unit without spending insane amounts in their "Debut" line-up ($399 - $499). The audiophiles can spend a bit more if they like on the 1Xpression stuff (~$899).
11:52am 17/09/13 Permalink
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
18771 posts
Funny that, cos I highly doubt I'd swap my actual proper turntables for a pair of traktor s2's either :p


yeah don't get me wrong (literally been said like 4 times in this thread already lols) i'd love to learn vinyl just to be legit but i just can't see how it would possibly help me except cost a f***load of money and take up room that i don't really have

i thought i went legit enough learning to actually beatmatch by ear when i got my decks rather than just using the sync button straight up :p
12:47pm 17/09/13 Permalink
Damo
Brisbane, Queensland
6671 posts
Vinyl never went away, I buy an LP every now and then from JB hifi or online.
12:58pm 17/09/13 Permalink
crazymorton
Brisbane, Queensland
4464 posts
I still have my Technics SL1200MK2s both with concord heads and road cases.

The Technics 1200s are (or were) the DJ industry standard and are still pretty much the go to deck for the majority of DJs who play vinyl.


HurricaneJim the DJ? go you good thing!
01:04pm 17/09/13 Permalink
redhat
Sydney, New South Wales
1092 posts
Can we chart the rise of vinyl sales against the % of population who are becoming hipsters?
02:59pm 17/09/13 Permalink
hardware
Brisbane, Queensland
10699 posts
everyone thinks they're a DJ
03:30pm 17/09/13 Permalink
IncrEdible_vEgetable
Brisbane, Queensland
2467 posts
Anyway, you missed the boat. Vinyl has been revived and now it's pretty much on the decline again as things like Serato hit the market.

Nope, what you need is the thing all hipsters are now required to embrace: the cassette.

Cassette day is dumb

What next hipsters? 8 tracks?
04:26pm 17/09/13 Permalink
copuis
Brisbane, Queensland
4245 posts
What next hipsters? 8 tracks?


why not, if it is good enough voyager, good enough for them
04:55pm 17/09/13 Permalink
Whoop
Brisbane, Queensland
22155 posts
i knew hanging on to my record player would come in handy
05:18pm 17/09/13 Permalink
copuis
Brisbane, Queensland
4246 posts
man, mini-disk players will be making a come back in 30 years
05:24pm 17/09/13 Permalink
Whoop
Brisbane, Queensland
22156 posts
Next thing you know people will want to start buying games on disk again
05:29pm 17/09/13 Permalink
mooby
Brisbane, Queensland
6428 posts
ive thought of buying a turn table many times
05:57pm 17/09/13 Permalink
HurricaneJim
Brisbane, Queensland
1541 posts
Really? Nice.

The Technics 1200s are (or were) the DJ industry standard and are still pretty much the go to deck for the majority of DJs who play vinyl. Technics stopped making them a few years ago so I'd hang onto them if I was you (unless you want to sell them to me).

There might better "audiophile" turntables out there, but the 1200s are the most robust and reliable I think.


Yes they are the best bar none, no they aren't for sale. I also have a Denon twin cd player (also in a road case), and;

Yamaha RM1X Sequencer/Remixer
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/3/3e/Yamaha_RM1x.jpg/800px-Yamaha_RM1x.jpg

Roland SP-808ex
http://www.vintagesynth.com/roland/images/sp808.jpg

Numark DM1820X
http://www.djresource.eu/images/gear/small_numark-dm-1820x.jpg

I also have 25,000 pieces of vinyl collected over 23 years as a DJ.

HurricaneJim the DJ? go you good thing!


Not anymore, I was retired 12 years ago when no one wanted me to do any gigs.
06:44pm 17/09/13 Permalink
DecayingCorpse
Brisbane, Queensland
2194 posts
any and all birthday/xmas present when i was a tacker were vinyls.
i just started collecting again last year and bought a brand new technics sl-1200 :)

pic of the plattenspieler and the technics hifi i've got :)
http://www.chawtle.com/images/hifi.jpg
07:14pm 17/09/13 Permalink
Whoop
Brisbane, Queensland
22159 posts
12:29am 18/09/13 Permalink
IncrEdible_vEgetable
Brisbane, Queensland
2468 posts
Yamaha RM1X Sequencer/Remixer


Holy coincedence, I just bought that exact bit of gear off a mate for $80 to muck around with!
10:11am 18/09/13 Permalink
HurricaneJim
Brisbane, Queensland
1542 posts
Holy coincedence, I just bought that exact bit of gear off a mate for $80 to muck around with!


I bought the first one in Brisbane, cost me $1500.
02:33pm 18/09/13 Permalink
copuis
Brisbane, Queensland
4249 posts
http://i.qkme.me/36euhi.jpg



is it hipster to have held onto the tech, and use till it becomes cool again?

I think not
02:46pm 18/09/13 Permalink
Mephz
Brisbane, Queensland
1460 posts
Battlefield 6 will come on 5.25" floppy disks, they are making a comeback you'll see.

It's only bout 10,666
07:39pm 18/09/13 Permalink
Whoop
Brisbane, Queensland
22164 posts
is it hipster to have held onto the tech, and use till it becomes cool again?I think not

no, that's called being old
07:40pm 18/09/13 Permalink
Spook
Brisbane, Queensland
36521 posts
Yamaha RM1X Sequencer/Remixer

you guys couldnt afford a groovebox?
http://www.vintagesynth.com/roland/images/roland_mc303.jpg
08:56pm 18/09/13 Permalink
cherocha
Queensland
20 posts
I also have 25,000 pieces of vinyl

That's insane. I thought collections of a few hundred were impressive... You must almost need a whole room dedicated just to storage of your records.
11:01pm 18/09/13 Permalink
RuleofBooKz
Other International
1 posts
nice thread

tho its as been said: vinyl never went away

While you can acquire those digital music files, so that digital "sales" might be much higher than what is officially reported, the ability to acquire vinyl is much less,,, convenient

oh and hey
12:59am 19/09/13 Permalink
IncrEdible_vEgetable
Brisbane, Queensland
2469 posts
I also have 25,000 pieces of vinyl collected over 23 years as a DJ.


Anything you are interested in selling? What sort of music do you have? House/techno, hip hop, pop, rock, r and b? By the toys you have I'd wager you have mostly EDM stuff (eg house,tech,breaks,rave,etc,etc).

So if any is for sale PM me and let me know k? :)

Mine is mostly hip hop/breaks but I have collected a bunch of other stuff as well and have mission's house/tech/breaks gear as well.

This is one of my personal faves:
http://img29.imageshack.us/img29/6061/anme.jpg

And this:
http://img854.imageshack.us/img854/7356/3lzz.jpg
01:44am 19/09/13 Permalink
IncrEdible_vEgetable
Brisbane, Queensland
2470 posts
01:46am 19/09/13 Permalink
deeper
Brisbane, Queensland
4224 posts
My brother inherited my grandparents record player when they passed, since then he has quadrupled his record collection and it continues to grow.

Him and his fiance listen to it almost daily.

As far as I'm concerned, it isn't even close to dead.

When I visit them once a year, it's all we listen to. We love it.
01:47am 19/09/13 Permalink
jmr
Brisbane, Queensland
8051 posts
I'm chasing the avalanches
05:58am 19/09/13 Permalink
Damo
Brisbane, Queensland
6672 posts
What are peoples sources/sites to acquire new vinyl?
07:36am 19/09/13 Permalink
sLaps_Forehead
Brisbane, Queensland
6516 posts
I know Rocking Horse in the city is probably the 'go-too' place for Vinyl in Briz.

http://www.rockinghorse.net/
07:51am 19/09/13 Permalink
dais
Brisbane, Queensland
11179 posts
10:06am 19/09/13 Permalink
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