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 Post subject: Re: THE HISTORY OF THE DJ & HIS TECHNOLOGY...
 Post Posted: Sat Jan 31, 2009 6:43 am 
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I started on a Bozak mixer. Didn't like the pots (knob faders) very much.

In my early days before clubs I was doing some mobile gigs that used the old Garrard turntables like Jay said above....total nightmare for mixing but I wasn't mixing back then...more a radio jock type of presentation with a bit of talking so they didn't bother me too much. Then came the technics 1100 series & then the 1200s.

Other mixers I used to like were the GLI or Melos mixers as well as Rane.

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 Post subject: Re: THE HISTORY OF THE DJ & HIS TECHNOLOGY...
 Post Posted: Sat Apr 11, 2009 8:36 pm 
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The first club I got a gig at had a Sony MX-14 microphone mixer and two belt driven Garrard turntables. Actually, I was the first DJ I knew of who created a "slipmat" for the records. I cut two circle pieces from an old pillow case. I use to put baby powder on the side of the turntable platters so I would not create to much friction when slowing them down to mix. Had to keep a fresh cloth and wipe my hands all the time. Boy, those were the days. LOL
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 Post subject: Re: THE HISTORY OF THE DJ & HIS TECHNOLOGY...
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Pooch,

That was some wonderful memories - Thanks for sharing !!
Hope you didn't mess up the records with all that baby powder, getting it in the grooves - making the needle jump over the record...

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 Post subject: Re: THE HISTORY OF THE DJ & HIS TECHNOLOGY...
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Actually, that never happend. It was a small amount of powder I would put on my fingers and.then rub it along the platter as it turned. I would always wipe my hands before I took the disc off the table. Man, what a flashback!!!! These kids today will never know what it was like to play on that kind of equipment. Or, for that matter, what it was like to try and play and perform with 45's BITD.
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 Post subject: Re: THE HISTORY OF THE DJ & HIS TECHNOLOGY...
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Man!..what an eye-opener your memories are Pooch!
Baby powder!.....great improvisation my man!
That reminds me of when all the Nother Soul dancers in the 70's and early 80's would sprinkle Talcum powder (as we call it in the UK) on the dance floor so there would be no friction on the dancefloor surface..Happy days!

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 Post subject: Re: THE HISTORY OF THE DJ & HIS TECHNOLOGY...
 Post Posted: Wed May 20, 2009 11:37 pm 
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Improvise, adapt and overcome. The motto of the day. If it works, use it.
I have to say that it is you guys that give me back my memories, keep fishing, I know I have more. LOL
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