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lighten your load if you are a dj, plus some bonuses
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.
Baked. [Fishrat, Jan 31 2005]
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||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)
||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!
||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.
||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
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
||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
more clearly, though.
||Funny how WIBNI sounds like an American radio station. K-MFD has a ring to it, too.
||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.
||If the idea is as described by st3f, then I think it's pretty baked (linky)
||Whoa. You're right, I'd say. Hardly widely known, though. Good find, Mr. Fishrat.