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Old 09-25-2011, 01:09 PM
7.8hertz 7.8hertz is offline
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WOW!!!! Very nice!!!!!!!


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I decided to build a new console this summer, and here's the result!



I don't know if anyone remember the other console I posted some time back, maybe a couple of years ago, but I think this new one is way better in many ways.

I resized it a bit so I don't have to keep eating all those bananas just to reach the pitchfader on my turntables, lol. Also, I mounted piano hinges on the front of this one, so even though it's not really adjustable now, it will be when I either make it motorized or when I make something to keep it in 2-3 fixed positions. I think the current position it's in works great, so I'm not really in a hurry about doing anything about it right now.

Also, I wanted to make some turntable isolation as my old one didn't have any at all. Did some testing with tennis balls and tape rolls, but found that the old rubber band trick on a board was best for me. Not that I really need any of this at home, but I did it for fun. Besides, somehow I feel it's more authentic that way.

Hope you like it, because I do
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Old 10-29-2011, 11:11 AM
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Here's a little video taken of me spinning on a Friday in my place:

http://youtu.be/2Ixf2G2-4NA
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Old 10-30-2011, 09:47 AM
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Hey, you posted that booth numerous times on DJForums right?
massive props to your booth, its better than what an average club has.
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Old 10-30-2011, 10:38 AM
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Yeah, I moved and have upgraded here and there since I bought it about 3 years ago.

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Hey, you posted that booth numerous times on DJForums right?
massive props to your booth, its better than what an average club has.
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Old 11-08-2011, 12:24 PM
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Man, this design is really nice. So nice in fact I think I'm going to try to build my own. Is there any chance you would share some of the details (dimensions etc...)

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Old 11-26-2011, 09:24 PM
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Heres some pictures (Crap quality, sorry) of my setup.

http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/202/dscf3192e.jpg/

Ive had this setup for years (Although I swapped my old MIDI controller for a Denon DNHC4500 last year, new Macbook and an extra amp/ powerstrip to drive a second set of speakers)
However as ive moved house and had major building work done its been in storage with my vinyl for two years!!!

The kit:
3x SL1200s (Dont really use a third one often, was thinking of selling it but a problem with the pitch control has got worse - one for the bench methinks)
Stageline VU
UREI 1620 LE
TC Electronic FIREWORX (Gorgeous FX unit, totally amazing sound!!!)
XFX 3004 Electronique Spectacle Isolator
Denon DNHC4500 and a macbook Pro(Dont really use this when mixing at home)
Numark CDN22 Dual CD Player
Tascam SSR1 Solid state flash recorder
GVG 600 DMX Controller (Dont really use this: got it cheap, would like to learn DMX one day and have a small amount of lights)
Sony TCWE435 Tape deck (Rarely used...)

Underneath:
Crown amp
Samson amp
Behringer patchbay
2x Samson powerstrips
The CD unit controlled above

Also:
2 JBL JRX 125 speakers (I wanted something better, but that deal fell through and I got these on a deal... may upgrade next yr)
2x Mission Pro monitors
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Old 11-29-2011, 08:04 PM
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New city, new apartment, new set up.

A new apartment in Chicago, a new home for my console... and now featuring my first pair of Klipschorns!

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Old 11-30-2011, 05:46 AM
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Wow!! Whats the sound like? Do the neighbours in your apts. complain? What are you driving the horns wioth?
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Old 12-01-2011, 12:45 PM
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Wow!! Whats the sound like? Do the neighbours in your apts. complain? What are you driving the horns wioth?

They sound incredible, though I'm still not sure how much/often I'm going to be able to turn them up. The neighbours are very forgiving but the K-horns will definitely shake their walls if I turn them up. Gonna play it cool for a while til I get a sense of how much they can hear at normal volumes.

I'll be dragging them across the street for a party soon, so that's when I'll have a chance to turn 'em loose and see what they can really do!

And, they're being driven by a Bryston 4B, that's the two little green lights in the bottom of the console.
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Old 12-11-2011, 03:14 PM
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my passive rotary mixer hooked up at the club i work at to my knowledge the only passive mixer in use at the moment def sounded cool i forgot my di boxes so i ran it thru a 1605 and jacked the volume on the system it def sounded nice thru the yorkville rig we have was pumpin nice.

the stick is courtesy of red boy big up!!!!
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Old 12-28-2011, 08:22 AM
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http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150444608053479&set=a.57095788478 .71231.632888478&type=1&theater


Finally got to post on this thread. Monitors & cup holders are not yet installed.

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Old 12-28-2011, 08:53 AM
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How do you get through a set without a cup holder????
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Old 12-28-2011, 08:57 AM
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So DJs don't put their drinks on the console.
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Old 12-28-2011, 09:05 AM
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Sorry I was just being a smart ass!
I had a fridge next to my console for years, i use to play tunes every night with my room-mate drinking beers till we dropped!!!
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Old 12-28-2011, 09:11 AM
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There's actually gonna be a small cooler below.
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Old 12-28-2011, 09:15 AM
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There's actually gonna be a small cooler below.
Itís essential console equipment!
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Old 01-10-2012, 01:40 PM
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This is not my booth but a very solid one. Club is called Bob Beaman in Munich, Germany. They opened in late 2010 and focus on oldschool house, hiphop, funk and so on. Kerry Chandler, Pete Rock and many other people played there. Booth is using a Crest Audio CP 6210 Mixer & CP 6220 Expander. Very similar to the Rane MP2016 (original) & XP2016 that I own but people write in here that Rane has better sound. I did not hear it live, as the arist (Dinky) used a Xone 92 that night.

They have 3 Technics with Ortofons Nightclub MK II (sadly could be better), Bozak Iso-X isolators and 3 CDJ2000 and speakers are partly from Martin Audio.

The complete room is black wood only, even the walls. DJBooth looks fantastic, you can even sit behind it (no VIP) and have a very nice flirt. I did so . Club was completely crowded until the end so a real house feeling was build inside. 100dbA all the time and very sharp and clear sound. Yes I have a very good custom made ear protection. Never seen something like that in Munich before!

On the roof they have installed a brilliant lighting, which feels very different from the Watergate Club in Berlin, more ambient colors and patterns. It is controlled by a analog device, no computer screen. A crazy woman stands above the crowd (next to the DJ) and uses sliders to set the lighting "mood" fitting to the music. Maybe DMX stuff, no idea. Some video of that, mixing and sound:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ev1g2UuLJBg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wa3mBoTC_EU
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GO-Gvf4v9W8
http://vimeo.com/30370915











Design by Arnold / Werner:
http://arnoldwerner.com/projekt/bobbeaman

What do you think?
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Old 01-10-2012, 03:39 PM
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that club looks sick! the wood is beautiful! can't help but think that the left CDJ couldve been a bit closer to the mixer
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Old 01-10-2012, 03:39 PM
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I like it, it's very clean looking venue!
I don't know about the monitor placement, I always try to keep them as close to in front of the DJ as possible, I don’t like the idea of shooting them straight down the DJ’s ear, even if they don’t care!

I wounder how the wooden walls sound, i did a venue which was 50% wood and it was a nice sound. It was harder then Gypsum but was real easy to deal with!
I kind of like the lighting, but i would probably add some mirror balls,, i love mirror balls!! I assume it’s some LED’s behind the plexiglass.. it’s nice!

I tried to check out those Crest Audio mixers but the Australian distributor wasn't interested in importing them so i couldn't get a demo, has anyone run one up against a Rane?????
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Old 01-10-2012, 03:52 PM
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Nice look! Looks like a place with exactly the right size to get a party started :-)
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Old 01-11-2012, 01:24 AM
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Whats the track in the last youtube vid?

this one http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GO-Gvf4v9W8

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Old 01-11-2012, 02:28 AM
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Thanks for the comments. More please

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I wounder how the wooden walls sound, i did a venue which was 50% wood and it was a nice sound. It was harder then Gypsum but was real easy to deal with!

The drilled many holes into the wood as well as an acoustic treatment:



I think they used a sort of radial pine wood veneer like in this newer project. No idea which color they use. I sent an email to the architects, maybe they are generous and help

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I tried to check out those Crest Audio mixers but the Australian distributor wasn't interested in importing them so i couldn't get a demo, has anyone run one up against a Rane?????

We only have a comparison vs. a Urei 1620LE. Says it all, Crest is a poor quality copy of the Rane MP2016 design:
http://www.wavemusic.com/community/s...9&postcount=11

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Whats the track in the last youtube vid?

this one http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GO-Gvf4v9W8

Sylvester – You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)
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Old 01-11-2012, 03:26 AM
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Thanks, Zen5656 the club looks really sweet! Looks like the perfect size to me and i like the booth being right on the dance floor.

Im really into my small clubs these days. I live in Liverpool (UK) and have been going to a little club in the cellar of a bar called 'The Shipping Forecast' the club is called 'The Hold' and it only holds about 150/200. The atmosphere is always amazing and for a little venue they have had some great DJ's in the last year - Dixon, Andrew Weatherall, Moodymann, Maya Jane Coles etc. I will try an post some pics later of it

Nice to see a rotary installed in the booth as well thanks for sharing
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Old 01-11-2012, 04:29 AM
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That's a nice little space, i too love spaces that size, gives a nicely homely feel which makes for a good party. It's well done on design front.

Those monitors are completely in the wrong the place, should be on poles in each corner of the booth, will fill out the dance floor system better as well.
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Old 01-11-2012, 04:43 AM
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Those monitors are completely in the wrong place, should be on poles in each corner of the booth, will fill out the dance floor system better as well.

Poles destroy the look/design of the booth. They also need some space for the VJ on the right of the DJ. When a Laptop DJ plays they also place an extra laptop stand in the middle of the booth. So if you add monitors now it is "too much" and the artists hides behind the booth.



By the way: they also have a very good choice of beer. Independent bavarian brewery. No commercial stuff in there
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