Advice from any producers on here about my new turntable?Started 16 years ago by The Next Step / toggle topic info
Sup guys, this is my first post as you can see so I'll introduce myself in the introduce yourself thread soon.
Basically, I just bought a "Pioneer Pl-2" turntable. Before you laugh, yes I know it's crap but it didn't cost me much (around $15US) and is in mint condition.
Just wondering, Thes, or anyone on here familiar with the whole beat producing etc, do you rekon I wasted my time? I'm just keen to play some vinyl and eventually when I get setup use it to take some samples and that. I know it's old but do you rekon it will do the trick?
I've read through the rest of the threads in this section of the forum and sounds as though if i can find an old Gemini mixer/sampler on the cheap I will get one.
Any advice on how this table will go with other equipment or just in general? Do you guys think I should try and flick it off or just stick with it?
Hey man whats going down. I read your post and thought I might be able to give you some advice on turntables and whatnot, but I'm not claiming to be an expert at all in this stuff...its just that you sound like you were in the same position as me about a year ago. I started out playing records on my dad's 1970s Thoren turntable last year, when I first got seriously into listening to records and it worked fine for quality listening. But as I realized that I wanted to get into DJaying cuz I like playing records so much, I started to look around for a direct drive turntable that I could cut up on and I stumbled upon my friend's dad's direct drive pioneer turntable (PL-255). I took it home and started scratching and the needle lasted like a week haha cuz the needle wasn't for scratching. Anyways, the pioneer turntable that you have sounds good for a starting point in listening to records and sampling off of, and if you put on a good needle, you can get superb sound quality. If you want to get into djaying though and want to mix, I would recommend getting high torque turntable such as a mk II technics turntable, thats what I use for one table, but on my left table I have a Vestax, cuz thats all I could afford at the time. Either one is good, but the Tech just seems to have an overall nicer feel than the Vestax, in my opinion. I hope this helped man..
Hey Dennis, cheers for that bro. That helps, thanks for the reply! Well I'm getting it soon so yeah, it's a start and I guess eventually I'll look at upgrading... Just wondering as for your Technics MK II and your Vestax tables, roughly how much did you pay for them, and in what condition?
Don't suppose you have any advice to a complete beginner on mixers/samplers? Do you produce beats or just mix 'em?
if you're looking into buying a relatively cheap turntable which you can both listen to records as well as mess around with them, check out Numark's tt-200..
A Technics/Vestax might be a better investment in the long run, but if you're short on cash and just starting it delivers a lot of bang for your buck...
Next Step! Glad that info helped you out. Anyways to answer your question on how much I bought my tables for, well I bought my Technics Mk II turntable used from this guy that posted an ad for it outside of a record shop, for 400 dollars Canadian. It is almost cosmetically perfect, and it performs as if it was brandnew (Tech's are so sturdy and the motors go forever). See, the tech's are known around the world as the premier turntable and are for sure the club standard around the world. Most Djay's can only get down on Tech's (Double K included) and while I've gotten used to my Vestax, and like it a lot, the Tech has a nicer feel as I've already mentioned. I went to this show like two months ago and Grand Wizzard Theodore (inventor of the scratch), walked in with a bag of records, got up on the Technic tables, and without warming up, just ripped the show for 2 hours..it was so cool man. On to Vestax, I bought my Vestax PDX-2000 for 500 dollars Canadian, brand new (just one month old but the owner was the only user of it), and Vestax do retail cheaper than Technic tables. So basically, when you do look to upgrade, it should be worth your time to search for some used Technic tables cuz they're troopers... the Vestax are really good and do the job for me, but I'ma be looking for another Technic in the near future. Oh yeah and for mixers, I'm not very knowledgable as knowing which brand puts out the best mixer, but I know what features are good to look for in a mixer. I use a Numark Pro Sm-3 mixer that I bought for relatively cheap, and it works well for me, but I'll probably upgrade that as well when I get more money. There are a lot of solid mixers out there. If you're thinking of one, just tell me the name, and I'll check it out and see if it should be worth your money..
Have a good one man,
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