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What turntables? What equiptment? Cross-faders, etc? Any advice wuld be great.
or the the best direct drive turntables you can afford to start with. A simple mixer, there are so many diffrent options for this. You will just need a simple 2 channel scratch mixer to start with really. Then either some speakers and an amp or some way of hooking it all up to your stereo. Loads and loads and loads of music and practise...
Any recommendations for mixers?
they are pretty much standard and used everywhere in all there shapes and forms. Plus all the moddels aint toooo diffrent from what I can gather. they are kinda expensive though for starting on, unless you find a good cheap / 2nd hand pair. They last well and are easily repaired so it genraly doesnt matter how old they are.
I'm not sure about mixers I've had the same one for about 8 years now. Its a stanton scratch mixer thing with 2 channels and thats about it. Simple and effective.
CHEAP. get good with what you have, get club gigs (if thats what you want to do) earn money, sell the basic stuff and then get better stuff as you progress..
what i do though is practise on my student radio show, i dont own decks, just traktor and a usb mixer that keeps me up to date with new tracks etc..
obviously this doesnt apply if its vinyl you want to use..
as it gets really expensive with all the music and all that. I had some cheap belt drive numarks for a few years before I upgraded to some good ones, when I knew I could do it and was gona stick with it.
I am really aiming for the "I have a used record shop nearby I'm going to raid to find a bunch of old obscure records" method. Also, yeah, I'm trying to find some old second hand stuff. :)
whacksiddy started a simular thread on the weekend, it may help you out too.
make sure you have really good records. or you know how to mix up bad ones. all the equipment in the world won't help you if you suck.