The Technics 1200 Turntable Is Back January 06 2016, 0 Comments

 

The Technics 1200 has long been revered by DJs for its high-torque, direct-drive platter that ensures flawless mixes and incredibly precise scratch performances. The last version of the turntable, the MK6, was released in Japan back in 2008. But today at CES, Panasonic announced it had revived the turntable with the new Grand Class Technics SL-1200G and limited edition Grand Class SL-1200GAE.

It doesn’t look like Panasonic has messed with the form factor of the classic SL-1200 for the new ‘G’, but there are some key improvements inside. Direct-drive turntables like the Technics SL-1200 have sufficient torque to get its platter spinning at the appropriate speed almost instantly. But vibrations in the motor, which cause subtle speed fluctuations, do take away from the vinyl listening experience.

With the new SL-1200G, Panasonic and Technics developed a direct-drive motor that’s lacking the iron core often blamed for those speed fluctuations in the platter. Any remaining vibrations from the turntable’s electric motor are further suppressed and corrected using new processor-controlled rotational positioning sensors inside the SL-1200G’s housing.

The 50th anniversary limited edition Grand Class SL-1200GAE will be available this summer in a run of just 1,200 units. From what we can tell, the only advantages to opting for the premium version is a serial number plate on the base, a magnesium (not aluminum) housing, and early availability. Because if you’d rather settle for the presumably cheaper SL-1200G, it won’t be available until several months later in late 2016.


Ritchie Ruftone + Dj Woody Freestyle Scratch August 27 2015, 0 Comments

Just a quick freestyle scratch video with the Practice Yo Cuts Vol2 vinyl
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Reinventing the Turntable with Thud Rumble & Intel Edison August 18 2015, 0 Comments

 

Meet Thud Rumble – DJ’s, innovators, and makers. They’re on a mission to reinvent the turntable and push scratching forward. Using Intel Edison, they’ve shrunk down the laptop and put it inside the turntable. Now there’s nothing between the DJ and their instrument – freeing them to focus on what they do best – create amazing music.

Thud Rumble’s goal is to reimagine the turntable as an instrument of the future, freeing artists to create and elevate scratching as a musical art form.

Check out Thud Rumble’s story and watch more “Meet the Makers.”

To learn more, visit: http://maker.intel.com

 

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The Fresherthans - 2015 DMC DJ Team Final August 17 2015, 0 Comments

 

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Dj Ride Morning BJ routine (Red Bull Threestyle Lucky Bastid Entry) August 07 2015, 0 Comments

 

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Pioneer DJ’s DJM-S9 Serato DJ Mixer. August 06 2015, 0 Comments

 

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