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Vinyl vs Digital DJ’s

Vinyl vs Digital DJ’s

So this is a subject that seems to be discussed over and over again.
Established old time DJ’s putting down anyone that uses a laptop blah blah. Laptop DJing does not take any skill. All you do is stare at a screen. The computer does it all for you etc etc.

Sometimes the people saying such things really do surprise me.
A certain very talented known American DJ recently posted on facebook

Lap Top Dj’s Note To Urself U R Not A Dj: U R An Data Entry Specialist (Which Is Not Good)

I really struggle to agree with this comment. Yes you input your songs on to the lapptop but then a vinyl DJ selects songs and puts them into his record bag.
Another point raised was with Vinyl its more hands on. To an extent yes but these days with physical controlers I will say that this is as hands on as CDJ’s or Turntables.
You stare at the screen all the time. Actually again not really If you know the software well and use a controller then you dont need too, in fact you probably look at it less than someone using vinyl who has to turn his back on the crowd to select the next piece of wax.
You see for every negative point there is another view.
Its a personal preference at the end of the day.
I love vinyl and always will but I also find the digital age exciting and for me it opens up creative opportunities.
Yes the sync button will beat match (modern house not disco etc) but that is only a small part of DJing.

I could go on and on but please people do YOUR THING be good at it but respect the choices of others. Just because you dont choose that path it does not mean its the wrong path.

End of rant

 

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