Archive for the ‘DJ’ Category

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Behringer BCD3000 USB dj controller

August 16, 2008

Our take on the Behringer BCD3000 USB dj controller

Well as mentioned before we at Kookin have been playing with some of the digital toys out there. This time it is the Behringer BCD3000 that has caught our intention.

The Behringer BCD3000 was released in 2007 and is in the mid-price range for this type of controller. To be honest I am very impressed with it; the build quality is pretty decent, and once you get it up an running with Traktor (dj software) you can whack about the crossfader and knobs and it doesn’t feel as if it’s about to break!

I’m using the Behringer BCD3000 with Traktor (in my opinion the best dj software out there). I used it initially with a Window XP machine with a celeron processor and 2 gig of ram. I had loads of problems with it jerking and pausing it was unusable, so I went and got a MacBook Pro. God damn it works well, I’m not saying you need to get a top of the range computer to get good use out of it just make sure you have the absolute minimum requirements which my PC didn’t have. After running it on a compliant computer I realised how good it was for the money, £145, you can do everything that a normal mixer can do and what I really like is that you can plug your decks into it and mix mp3’s and vinyl, I think it adds diversity to your set. I’m still working out how to use it with other apps like cubase and Ableton Live but it looks fairly simple.

Some people will turn there nose up at the Behringer BCD3000 because it’s not some big dj brand name like Vestax. If you are looking to try out a mp3 mixer for the first time you don’t want to blow £300 on a mp3 mixer to find if you like it or not then the Behringer BCD3000 is for you.

I think it’s a great toy and would recommend it to anyone!

You can pick up the Behringer BCD3000 at Dolphin Music for £146.00.


Resources:
helpful site
BCD3000 USB dj controller .tks files

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Patefon – June 21st!

May 29, 2008

Hey People! It’s that time again!

After the amazingly amazing (honestly only way to describe it) Patefon in May we bring to you special guest Maceo Wyro formally known as ‘Innocent Sorcerers’. Joining Maceo Wyro is the amazing Furious Breaks, Furious absolutely hammered it last time, with our ‘all ways on time’ resident Sebastian Preis.
You may want to insure your shoes for this one!.

The Admiral, 72a, Waterloos St. Glasgow.
Drink Promos
£2.00: Vodka Mix and Margaritas
£2.50: Tyskie

See ya there!
Patefon club glasgow - june

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TENORI-ON, midi controller matrix

May 16, 2008

TENORI-ON, midi controller matrix; fantastic little toy…so it looks

The TENORI-ON midi controller matrix is from what the website says “The TENORI-ON is a unique 16 x 16 LED button matrix performance instrument with a stunning visual display. For DJs & producers it is a unique performance tool enabling them to perform using MIDI and load the TENORI-ON with samples to ‘jam / improvise’ within their set BPMs.”

I think it looks amazing and if it works would be a great addition to a dj’s kit, especially from an entertainment point of view. It would give the crowd something to awe at.

TENORI-ON, midi controller matrix

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Patefon 17th May, B*licious, Furious Breaks and Woody Woodson

May 5, 2008

Our lovely club night is back to feed your feet some quality breaks!
This months guests are B*licious, Furious Breaks and Woody Woodson; as ususal we will be hosting Patefon at the fantastic Admiral from 11pm on Saturday the 17th of May and blue note will gain you entry 🙂

We had a little mention in the Skinny Mag this month, check it out…

Club Glasgow Patefon 17th May

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Oxygen 8 midi USB controller for DJ’s

April 24, 2008

DJ Tech Tool show you how

This article follows an original by djtechtools.com one of the best DJ ‘toys’ sites I have came across in ages.
Basically Ean Golden published an article on how he got Traktor to work with the Oxygen 8 midi USB controller, and was nice enough to give the prog. files away. However PC users were having problems opening them, I managed to get it to work and Ean asked me to publish them for those that are using a PC and midi USB controller.

So here they are, and a big thanks to Ean Golden for his original publishing of these really handy files!

Oxygen 8 midi USB controller

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OTUS USB DJ controller; dj controller that works with Traktor

April 22, 2008

OTUS USB DJ controller, an amazing looking piece of kit

My friend colin was on the Traktor website looking for Traktor compatible USB midi controllers and he came across this beast!
Eks Traktor USB compatible midi controller
The OTUS USB DJ controller is pretty special not only because of the way it looks, which is F’n SEXY!, but because you only need one to control 2 channels on Traktor.
I can’t yet say if it’s any good as it has not been released to the public but I am will travel my ass off to get a shot of one of these. Eks will release the OTUS USB DJ controller to the public in June and it is expected to retail at around £495.00.

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Patefon 19 April – Sub Clubs Bradley C

April 2, 2008

Bradley C and B*licious team up with Preis

This month our lovely club, Patefon, brings you the ‘mix-up’ sounds of Bradley C, B*licious and Preis to get you stepping on the dance floor!

If you have heard of Bradley C it’s most likely through FAT!, FAT! promotes ‘Chew The Fat!’ out of the Sub Club in Glasgow. ‘Chew the Fat!’ is known for it’s unique style of music that makes you dance, hence why we wanted this man to play with us.

B*licious backs this up with her blend of Funky Breaks, Disco Breaks, Hip-Hop Breaks, Breakbeat…we could go down this line all night; why don’t you just pop down and have a listen.

Patefon, glasgow nightlife