Look at this lovely Taula analog 4 channel rotary DJ mixer

Discussion in 'music, bands, clubs & festies' started by editor, Jan 10, 2019.

  1. littleseb

    littleseb littleseb

    I have to say, it does look very nice. Reminds me of a Moogerfooger range (which I'm a big fan of) with the dials and the wood work:
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  2. Fez909

    Fez909 toilet expert

    Although this is often claimed, I've found them to be worse for doing longer mixes.

    For one, you need both hands to be on the mixer if you want to blend. With a crossfader, you could do it with one.

    Also, the lack of EQs you mention up thread is an issue.
     
  3. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    ah yes, true, but ive given up on cross faders - the curves* are never quite right somehow and the whole thing is too loose..a small touch can have a massive effect - i use upfaders and leave the crossfader in the middle in most cases - most control that way. That needs two hands too. My kingdom for a good crossfader......

    (by crossfader curves i mean
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    Id like a crossfader to do a slow fade from those examples...and have physical resistance
     
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  4. Fez909

    Fez909 toilet expert

    Agreed on using upfaders, but disagree on needing two hands there. Guess it depends on your mixer, but I can easily do two [adjacent] channels on the mixer with one hand, which leaves the other free for record adjustments/EQ/whatever.

    Ideally you wouldn't need to touch the record again, and with a short mix it's not a problem, but longer mixes, defo. Rotaries make it hard - especially as the setups I've used them on have them rack mounted and not close to the decks, making travel time between deck and knob longer - so I just do shorter mixes.
     
  5. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    eek! thats harsh

    old club set ups were often tough like that
    heres the original hacienda booth :D:thumbs: (which the designer forgot to design and ended up in a broom cupboard)
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    close up on the mixer :hmm: errr....
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    details on how utterly shit it was:
    The Ha├žienda DJ Booth
     
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  6. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    one on each fader when enough pissing about is required, chopping up and down between the two, tweaking levels during cuts etc.
     
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  7. killer b

    killer b Nostrofuckingdamus

    45+ mate. approaching mid life crisis territory.
     
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  8. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Are you really this ageist?
     
  9. killer b

    killer b Nostrofuckingdamus

    are you really this thin skinned?
     
  10. editor

    editor hiraethified

    I'm not bothered by it in the slightest, but you do seem to be constantly referencing people over 40 these days, and generally not in a positive way. Are you not aware of it?
     
  11. killer b

    killer b Nostrofuckingdamus

    Ska used my words verbatim from another thread to have a humorous dig at me - I was responding to that. Does it really need to be explained?
     
  12. editor

    editor hiraethified

    If you think it's OK, that's fine by me.
     
  13. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    i wasnt digging at you KB, i genuinely thought it also applied for this bit of over expensive gear porn kit - with a bit of humour on top

    younger people are primarily spending their money on rent and maybe mp3 controllers rather than costly retro rotary mixers to blend disco record to. (apart from fez ;) )
     
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  14. killer b

    killer b Nostrofuckingdamus

    Well - I'm also over 40, and I think it's fine for me to crack jokes about the obsessions and interests of people over 40. many of which I share. Especially when someone else has decided to carry a joke across from another thread.
     
  15. Fez909

    Fez909 toilet expert

    Tempted to start a million: WHY DON'T PEOPLE OVER 40 SPEND THEIR MONEY ON DIGITAL STUFF threads :)
     
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  16. rutabowa

    rutabowa LOSE IT

    I mix trap on multiple youtube windows, I am that young
     
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  17. ska invita

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  18. Fez909

    Fez909 toilet expert

    You might like this, then: Youtube DJ
     
  19. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    Youtube DJ
    i like to use a rotary mouse wheel
     
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  20. rutabowa

    rutabowa LOSE IT

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  21. rutabowa

    rutabowa LOSE IT

    But really if you don't click play yourself at the right time then all the skill is taken out of it.
     
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  22. Fez909

    Fez909 toilet expert

    Laser underneath or ball?

    digital scum :mad:
     
  23. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    ball goes without saying

    :hmm:
     
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  24. Fez909

    Fez909 toilet expert

    This is great :thumbs:
     
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  25. rutabowa

    rutabowa LOSE IT

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  26. Dubflakes

    Dubflakes New Member

    Maybe I can offer up an analogy that will help the people that can't quite wrap their heads around this.

    High quality analog rotaries in comparison to high end Pioneer mixers is like comparing

    This
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    with
    This
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    Obviously, the latter is going to offer more versatility and options, but if you ask 100 engineers what they would rather record through, 100 are going to tell you the Neve. That is because of a few simple specs.
    1. Sound Quality
    2. High quality analog components
    3. Hand crafted
    4. Reputation
    5. Bare bones signal flow
    6. Analog sounds better

    It's no different with DJ Mixers.
    These analog boutique mixers are using high end analog components and the mixers are hand crafted. There are limited features to minimize impedance to the signal. If you've ever use one, you'll hear the difference immediately. Whether someone feels it's worth the money is another matter. I love having one in my home studio, but like someone else said, it's not going to make a whole lot of difference in a club on a PA system or similarly, on a home system with an M-Audio sound card.

    These mixers should be hooked up to Turntables and either run straight through a console to record or into the computer via high end interface (UA, RME, Apogee, etc) Otherwise, what's the point?

    As for rotary pots, they offer more control and are more precise than linear faders. On the downside, they are useless to cut with, but because these are based on throwback designs to early discoteques, users generally aren't looking to cut with these mixers anyway. There are some dealers however, that still make mixers with high end analog components and linear faders. Formula Sound comes to mind.
     
  27. beesonthewhatnow

    beesonthewhatnow going deaf for a living

    Your point number 6 is wrong.
     
  28. moody

    moody Being alive increases risk of death.



    looks boss. there are quite a few of these small rotory jobs now, fez mentioned the one I was gonna post up, it's quite a popular model.
     
  29. moody

    moody Being alive increases risk of death.

    all the oldskool american house dj's love those, when I booked kenny dope his rider stated he wanted a rane mp2016 with the expander unit too, turned out only 3 in the country ekk.

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  30. Fez909

    Fez909 toilet expert

    On the Rahaan Boiler Room mix, they give a shout out to his mixer at the start :D

     

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