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    Alright, what all am I going to need to get started? This has been my interest for the last 4 years and any input is greatly appreciated.
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    Cds or vinyl?

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    There are like 5 threads on this already.

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    first, apply at radio stations. they are always looking for quality djs
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    Why are you asking us? why not find a Dj centric(is that a word?) messageboard and ask them?

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    Study tapes of Casey Kasem, get the timing/phrasing down. Learn to adjust your tone between the different types of intros. You're gonna want to be peppier for the congratulatory dedications and more low-key for the long-distance ones.

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    And make sure your producers know fucking better than to give you a dedication to a kid's fucking dead dog when coming out of a fucking uptempo track goddammit! Fucking ponderous!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jackstraw94086 View Post
    And make sure your producers know fucking better than to give you a dedication to a kid's fucking dead dog when coming out of a fucking uptempo track goddammit! Fucking ponderous!
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    Do you want to use CD's or Vinyl? Whats your Budget? Have you done any research on mixing or DJ equipment for the past 4 years?

    Give us a clue, captain.
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    I would recommend steering clear of vinyl, cds, or any medium for that matter. Laptop, mixer, and headphones should be all you need.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xbnmx View Post
    I would recommend steering clear of vinyl, cds, or any medium for that matter. Laptop, mixer, and headphones should be all you need.
    Thanks man! I have 2 of those being the mac powerbook, and headphones.

    Now I need to do some online hunts for a mixer. Someone told me Musican's Friend was quite helpful.
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    ableton live 6 + MP3s.

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    Thanks a million!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by wmgaretjax View Post
    ableton live 6 + MP3s.
    some of us have moved on to 7
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    It is good rioting music.

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    Quote Originally Posted by superfiction View Post
    some of us have moved on to 7
    whoops...

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    Me, I'm still a believer in starting out with fingers on the vinyl, but computers are probably the way to go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wmgaretjax View Post
    whoops...
    no worries, just putting it out there
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    Quote Originally Posted by OnlyNonStranger View Post
    I bet all those Canucks fans from last year would love it if Mumford & Sons headlined.
    Quote Originally Posted by bobert View Post
    It is good rioting music.

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    Quote Originally Posted by superfiction View Post
    no worries, just putting it out there
    nah. I only know the basics. I'm not really into the generic DJ thing. I have however, set up beat matching playlists on my laptop for personal parties. Ableton was my friend those few times. It was on my roommate's computer though, don't know why I thought it was 6 (just checked with him and it's 7). That shit is easy to use, although I'm sure I only touched the surface.

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    yeah im still getting the hang of it myself. its super cool though, for sure
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    Quote Originally Posted by OnlyNonStranger View Post
    I bet all those Canucks fans from last year would love it if Mumford & Sons headlined.
    Quote Originally Posted by bobert View Post
    It is good rioting music.

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    I'm trying to learn ableton live 7 right now.

    Having a blast to say the least

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    They improved the nudge feature on 7 making it shitloads easier to DJ with.

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    Ableton 7 has great updates. Some of the inbuilt plugins have different algorithms than the previous version, and the auto filter is pretty nice too.

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    And this is a pretty good tutorial for Ableton

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    Yes yes yes!! Woo hoo
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