Just bought a new set of Beyerdynamic DT770’s on te manufacturer’s website as b-stock and they attached a set of free Custom Street headphones.
Solid built, extremely good in isolating the ambience around which is essential for loud clubs since: You can mix much better when the volume of your headphone is at a low volume (after you checked the tune, just in the phase of blending two tracks). If you never experienced that: Try it, you’ll be surprised!
Anyway, Custom Street headset has a solid, durable construction, sounds loud and nicely neutral (as long as you don’t turn on that very affective bass boost) comes with a detatchable 1 m cable (changeable with any 3,5 mm cable on the market) and a gig bag (plus some nerdy things to “style” your ear cups.
Wyh am I mentioning this? Because the thing costr regularely €120.00 it seems they didn’t suceed to marked that model and now you can find it for €40.00 Which makes it the cheapest serious dj headphone around. Be quick if you wanna catch one!
Try your luck searching them since they’re sold out at the manufacturer now (Nov 2018)
A truely rotten record i bought 2nd hand a long time ago. i used to brush it with those carbon brushes, washed it with palmolive soap & soft cloth and also tried the “knosti” cleaning machine with that very record before i finally got me a Hannl Micro vacuum record cleaning machine (similar to Nitty Gritty, Vpi, Keith Monks or the really cheap KAB) and made some experiences: Nearly every record sounds a bit more brilliant after washing (also brand new ones sometimes) – Real scratches oviously can’t be repaired but: There is deep groove dirt which can cause pops or even skips that vacuum record cleaners can reach while other conventional methods fail! Here’s an example what a vacuum machine can do what a velvet brush or a dishwashing detergent can’t!!
Update: This is the by far cheapest solution, I guess with the same results but less comfortable, louder and you will need to buy a proper brush & some kind of flat soft underlay where you can brush & vacuum the records on
Most club owners don’t care about a decent dj booth. That was always the case and since digital got more and more standard, a proper set up turntable became a true rarity. Seen the strangest constuctions (such as the wobbly “freefloat absorber”), a pile of toilet paper rolls or half squash-balls under each 1210-foot to name a few.
the freefloat absorber
All of them are more or less effective solutions for club owners but not for the travelling dj! I started searching for a useful gadget that can be thrown in the recordbag and effectively works and found those “Media Shock Resonance Absorbers“. What can I say: They do their job! In some locations you can’t help at all anymore but in most cases they kill bass feedback efficiently. And at ca. €20,00 they are really not overpriced.
Certainly there’s even more effective bass absorbers on the market but none of them seems to be as handy and uncomplicated.
A bigger alternative, the MK standswhere I have no experience with them and they seem to be a bit bulky fortransport, but anyway they look quite promising
Club owners: That oneshould be worth a try, espscially at this low price if still available there
This is the only stylus-case i ever found in a no-nonsense size for traveling. You can download the data from thingiverse.com and get it printed on any 3D printer. I have this case since 2013 and can’t complain at all. 3D online print services are all over the place nowadays, so if you don’t have access to a printer you’ll find a company.