After this weekend at [no logout] and after seeing the Rane Serato DJ software in action, ive decided that i might expand my artistic horizons to being a world famous DJ. i know Jamie will be against me for many reasons, the most crucial of these is that its noisy and ill have a million groupies (including Lucy Liu). but after i lay down the law and you know, show who wears the pants... ill begin to secretly save money somewhere she doesnt know about... you know... mattress savings like our grandparents had. then ill purchase some tables and mix at a friends house until im so good... that Primo flies out of the sky and gives me daps.
anyway... man, the event was awesome. it was basically a cipher where a bunch of deejays just spun records at each other. with all the accessibility of digital music. software/hardware like Scratchlive really allows a good turtablist to continue to show his skills through the magic of coded vinyl.
the software can take a music file on your computer and sync it to the rotation of the coded vinyl record on the turntable and then allow a deejay to scratch, control, and blend music in the same way they would if it were an actual record on a turntable. very live stuff. it got me really excited to watch them scratching and mixing on the tables with virtually any track on their hard drive to play with. its not like many people are running around with Rass Kass's Eat Or Die LP on vinyl.. but Alex tore into a track of "All Day" and was able to scratch it up and throw on a speedy Doper Skiller by MF Doom / Viktor Vaughn & Kool Kieth.
software like that is keeping the good turntable DJ's alive. by the way... i need a pair of Technics SL 1200's donated to me or else im going to by those cheap numark ones...