Sunday, January 27, 2013

DnZ ripping it up on Traktor...

Using an Akai MPD and Traktor Kontrol Z2 (Mini Innofaders inside, of course).

DJ C-Plus...

Doing a juggle routine on the Traktor Kontrol Z2.

Jay Slim sighting!

Jay Slim on the NI Traktor Kontrol Z2, putting the Mini Innofader to work.

Hey, you can charge a phone on it too!

We just realized that you can charge your phone on a NI Traktor Kontrol Z2, since it has a USB hub...

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Damn, it's Roger Linn!

Ever heard of the Akai MPC or the Linn Drum Machine? If not, you probably heard something produced on one: from Prince to the hippest hip hop.  This dude invented those machines.

Overly Nerdy Point #2...

D-styles using a silver Ortofon needle on the far turntable? Granted, the non-scratching side.

D-styles and Babu about to tear it up for Rane...

Yeah, I'm still a fanboy.

Oops, forgot the photo: thanks to Charles @ Stokyo for hooking up the new performance series control vinyl!

Stokyo.com

Thanks to Charles @ Stokyo for hooking up the new performance series control vinyl!

Stokyo.com.

No flute love?

For all the crowds at NAMM, I guess no one is interested in the flute :(

DJ Mark Luv trying out the Traktor Kontrol Z2...

And loving the Mini Innofader.

I found frogs...

Actually The Toadman and Yogafrog.

Abandon Hope All Ye Who Enter...


Snayk Eyez @ Skratchpad NAMM edition.


Friday, January 25, 2013

Going on in a few minutes..

And I've had a couple of drinks...

Z-Trip, Froggy, and me.


The new Numark NS7 (mark 2) with the authentic Akai MPC pads...

And they have rainbow glow like the NI Maschine mk2.

The new game controller-like midi FX controller from Numark.

We tried to figure out...only Froggy could.

And I keep forgetting to post photos...just looking for a place to charge the phone...


Thanks styleflip.com...

Thanks to Ashley and Ryan from styleflip.com for hooking up the custom vinyl labels. I will floss these biohazards on my control vinyl...

It's like 1998 all over again...

Reunion with DJ Streak at the Vestax booth. 1998 on multiple levels...

The Adventures of Grandmaster Flash On The Wheels Of Steel...

Being recreated live on 3 turntables by Rhettmatic and Shortkut.

Someone will probably post video on YouTube...

Extremely nerdy observation...

But Rhettmatic (performing with Shortkut for Rane) appears to be using Vestax needles.

Hmmm...gonna eat event food for the next 3 days...

..any positive nutritional value from the veggie patty has been cancelled out by fries and mayo.

Oops forgot the photo again. Snayk Eyz, N.O.S., and Froggy showing off the Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol Z2.


Oops, forgot the photo! Froggy and I demoing the DJ Tech DIF-1S DJ mixer.

With Mini Innofader inside, of course.

DJ Wicked demoing the Narive Instruments Traktor Kontrol Z2.

Mini Innofader inside.

Snayk Eyz and I trying out the new DJ Tech DIF-1s.


Thursday, January 24, 2013

What I won't be using at NAMM this weekend...

My stretch this weekend: going old school with vinyl that has music and not a timecode tone on it. Admittedly, it's been a while (except for scratch practice).

It'll be lots of fun.

Off to the NAMM Show!

It's a new year, and a new start.

I've brought the website and blog back, and what better time to do it than now.
  I'm headed off to the NAMM Show in Anaheim, California to demonstrate DJ equipment with Snayk Eyez, Mr. B, DnZ, and the rest of the Skratchpad San Francisco crew.

  I'll be posting throughout the show, so look out!