As the state of emergency has been extended, I think many of you tend to spend time doing nothing in particular at home, not being able to go out often. I know I've been lazy as hell myself. Lol. When I DJ, I play both vinyl and digital. I thought it would be so original to master and manage the sound of vinyls on a DAW or other software, and use it when DJing. Since vinyl records deteriorate, it's a good idea to save them as digital data as well. So why don’t you not only listen to them, but at the same time record from vinyl to digital in your spare time at home!? In this article, I'll introduce some of the best DJ equipment for both listening and recording.
This turntable has a USB port so you can connect it directly to your PC and start recording right away, and it's Pioneer DJ so the sound quality is perfect. It's also available in white, so if you're a fan of interior design, you'll definitely want to check it out! Now, it also comes with the record cleaning products that we introduced last time.
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■ Audio interfaces
If you already have a turntable, mixer, and environment that you can play vinyl records, you can easily convert them into digital with an audio interface.
This is a DJ audio interface for DVS, but rekordbox itself has a recording function so it can convert vinyl records into digital. In addition, if you record with rekordbox, you can manage your music for DJing as is. It’s so handy and hassle-free!
This FOCUSRITE / Scarlett series is just great value! The most important feature is that Ableton Live Lite is bundled. It’s a DAW software that is compatible with DJing, so it’s highly recommended for those who are thinking of DJing with Ableton Live.
If you're looking for the best sound quality, the following high-end audio interfaces are used by many popular overseas producers who DJ!
The audio interface also affects the sound, but cartridges and styluses also affect the sound quality and how it sounds. The following DJ cartridges are recommended for recording!
When it comes to DJ cartridges, ORTOFON's Concorde series is the first one that comes to mind. The CLUB, the king of the Concorde MKII series, is highly recommended for recording. First of all, the CLUB is the only model in the Concorde MKII series with an elliptical stylus. The elliptical stylus picks up every detail of the sound, resulting in high resolution. Also, the high output voltage of 8mV is advantageous for recording because it requires less gain from the preamp.
This one is also with elliptical stylus and high output. The inside of the cartridge is made by ORTOFON, so the sound quality is excellent. The color tone is similar to ORTOFON/Concorde Night Club MKII.
The stylus of this record cartridge is designed for the purpose of enjoying the reproduction of original sound with less flavor of the cartridge, so it’s highly recommended for those who edit and master the digitized sound sources on their own.
How was it? I'm going to make the most of my time at home and digitize my vinyl records so that I can DJ at various places after the state of emergency is over! I hope your time at home will be fulfilling, too!!