Message: Hi, love your site. I got a basic question, I’m a guitarist who spent years searching for a DJ to add to a band (like Incubus / Linkin Park) only to get frustrated and buy myself some Technics and decide to be the DJ since I couldn’t find one. I have 2 questions maybe you can help me with: I -really- don’t want to resort to using a computer to DJ but am having trouble finding good scratch records… any suggestions? I have Super Seal, battle breaks, hee-haw breaks, and a few others. And how do you loop your beats? Considering I have 2 decks and a DJM-400, whats the best way to play and loop beats without having to bring a 2000 dollar laptop to gigs? Obviously I can’t loop with a 2nd turntable, how do you do it in your videos? Thanks.
Thanks for visiting the site. Awesome that you became a DJ because you couldn’t find one! Here’s some answers.
1 – Some of my favourite scratch records are Superseal or Superseal 2. Can anyone else recommend their favourite scratch records for Joe in the comments? What constitutes a good scratch record for you?
2 – I believe that particular mixer has a built in sample feature. You could hook up an mp3 player into the line in then loop up beats that way. In my videos I usually use Serato Scratch and a laptop.
Hope that helps.