Rocking the Speakers · 12:09am
Now that I've moved into the upper floor of my house (we've been renovating the second story for years), I have a little more room to spread out my DJ equipment. Previously, I had my CDJs stacked on top of my Technics 1200s, making my vinyl turntables unusable. Now I have them side by side. It's a little bit of a bigger pain to use my CD decks, but it's worth it to be able to use both.
This means that for the first time in years, I actually DJed on vinyl again, and let me tell you, I forgot how much harder it is than using CDs. Cueing over and over is such a pain, but it feels really nice to work the tables again. It's nice to just be able to grab whatever record and throw it on, rather than a CD. If you didn't burn that new track to a CD yet, well, you're outta luck. Vinyl is a lot easier to experiment with, but when it comes to ease and precision, you can't beat those CD decks. I had a great time mixing a bunch of old house and breakbeat stuff that I haven't listened to in a few years. I make me miss buying vinyl, but I certainly don't miss the price tag. I used to order a hundred dollars worth of records every month from England. CD decks pretty much paid for themselves within a year.
DJing today made me get off my ass and continue work on that brony mix I started a month or so ago. I made a decent first draft of it, but it needed a lot of tightening. I outlined a much better version today, so we'll see if I can get a mix worth listening to out of myself in the near future.