In a clear case of when worlds collide, Viny’ Lourd Son decided to hack expensive DJ gear into a format that makes them into much more of a visual performance instrument. The result is the Scratchocaster, a Rane/Vestax decktar or something.
For some, the concept of going to a record shop, building a relationship with the owner, and having them pick out hot tracks and keep them behind the counter for you is an alien concept. Enter Wax & Stamp, a record pool that aims to deliver a little of that right to your doorstep with physically curated vinyl.
Nodding its head to the classic styling of the Technics 1200, the Reloop RP-7000 Silver adopts the retro colour scheme to further reinforce the influence.
Reloop has hears the cries of turntablists and done the right thing by announcing the RP-8000 Straight turntable, which is exactly what the name implies.
Getting into DJing via the vinyl route is expensive. Single turntables are costing more than a whole controller does. So Epsilon Pro’s Inno-Propak is a welcome antidote, with a pair of high torque DJT-1300 USB turntables and a mini-Innofader equipped Inno-Mix 2 mixer for just $799.
Pioneer takes it back to the times before they changed everything with the CDJs. The PLX-1000 turntable is their take on the classic Technics.
before we draw a line under the topic of the Technics petition, let’s take a look at the poll results and see how they possibly translate to reality.
Turntables are normally used for playing other people’s art. But as Robert Howare shows, they can also be used to create their own turntable art.
A call for a Technics 1200 revival has been made. But just how realistic is it? Craig Reeves gathers together industry intelligence to find out.
Missing Technics? There’s a petition for that. And we ask some questions to see just how much you really do miss the iconic turntable brand.