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dj anywhere

lighten your load if you are a dj, plus some bonuses
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Rather than carrying around heaps of records if you are a dj all you could need is 2 lp records, a box , and some leads. The 2 lps audibly just play a pattern of clicks when played through a stereo system. The box understands these clicks and outputs audio. Everything sounds exactly as if a real lp were being played on a stereo system; You could still scratch and mix and cue and do whatever else djs need to do completely naturally. The leads link everything together.
goatfaceKilla, Nov 04 2004

PCDJ hardware http://www.visioson...roducts/scratch.asp
Baked. [Fishrat, Jan 31 2005]


       What is your idea? This makes no sense. You have a magical box that produces any sort of music whatsoever derived from clicks? Please explain.
(Pending: [m-f-d] magic/WIBNI)
contracts, Nov 04 2004

       The Quiz DJ at my local has lightened hos load (apart from the speakers/amps) By shoving everything onto a laptop and playing that. What [contracts] said - no idea what this is about!
gnomethang, Nov 04 2004

       What's a "lead" ?
jutta, Nov 05 2004

       According to dictionary dot com, under "Lead" as a noun, the thirteenth entry is "A conductor by which one circuit element is electrically connected to another. " I was going to say ' I think it is used to mean wires' but as it turns out, it could also apply to a human when struck by lightening.   

       [marked–for–deletion] magic.
contracts, Nov 05 2004

       I think I understand. I think that this is a setup to be able to mix and scratch electronically stored music.   

       You bring a box to the club. The box is a computer that holds all your music in MP3 or other electronic form. The two LPs each contain a continuously changing note (or clicks) so that any point on the records can be uniquely identified by the box simply by playing a small fragment. (It would have to be able to recognise the fragment played at any different speeds and in either direction -- so that you can scratch).   

       You play the records by selecting two tracks (one for each deck) from the box (presumably a laptop) then use the decks to mix the two tracks together.   

       Now, I think that you could achieve far better resolution and response time with an electronic shuttle wheel, but the point is that most clubs have the decks already in place. DJs want to arrive with the least amount of kit, so they don't want to carry decks (or, presumably, shuttle wheels) around with them.   

       The problem I see with the system is that, as the record has a finite (and fairly small) amount of data storage, the soundbite that the 'box' would have to hear might be prohibitively long, particularly if you want to preserve direction and speed information. You might find the that the box would take five or ten seconds to lock on to the sound.   

       Interesting idea, though (if I've understood it). I like way you've used modern technology to interface with the old tech already in place. I wish you'd expressed it more clearly, though.
st3f, Nov 05 2004

       Funny how WIBNI sounds like an American radio station. K-MFD has a ring to it, too.
Fishrat, Nov 07 2004

       st3f has done an admirable job of re-expressing the idea with needed clarity. I agree that it is an interesting idea and that the mfd calls are wrong. This idea stays.
bristolz, Jan 31 2005

       If the idea is as described by st3f, then I think it's pretty baked (linky)
Fishrat, Jan 31 2005

       Whoa. You're right, I'd say. Hardly widely known, though. Good find, Mr. Fishrat.
bristolz, Jan 31 2005


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