scratching turntable

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by brobson, Dec 12, 2007.

  1. brobson macrumors 6502

    brobson

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    My 16 year old budding dj/rapper wants a turntable for scratching. I found 2 used deals but don't know if they will work for his mac mini setup.
    Anyone advise me?

    Numark dm 950 turntable preamp mixer and turntable

    Stanton STR8-60
     
  2. Tarkovsky macrumors 6502

    Tarkovsky

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    Buy them a guitar...

    But if they really insist you need something with magnet drive, the technics we use in our studio seem ok though i'm not really the one to know...
     
  3. xparaparafreakx macrumors 65816

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    Umm this is what I have.

    Two Technics 1200MK2, Gemini Mixer, Ortofon Digitrack Needles and Traktor Scratch.

    You can't go wrong with 1200s.
     
  4. brobson thread starter macrumors 6502

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  5. beatzfreak macrumors 6502

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    It's a matter of preference. You need to ask him whether he wants to use records or audio files or even CDs. Is it for performance or production?

    And yes, it is expensive.
     
  6. brobson thread starter macrumors 6502

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    He would want to use it for CD's and audio files, and for the scratching "look" with real LP's. for changing pitch, tempo, stuff like that. but mostly for the look.
     

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