My personal turntables of choice are the Stanton ST-150's and for very good reason. They have very high torque motors and they are built like tanks with a pretty solid track record to boot. The folks at the SAE Beat and Breaks Battle also share the same sentiments as the (straight-tonearm counterpart) Stanton STR8-150's will be used as their standard turntable for the National competitions this year.
The Stanton ST-150 and STR8-150 "Super-OEM" turntables have been on the market for almost ten years now. These turntables have super-strong motors, lots of advanced features, and a solid build quality. The one thing these turntables have been missing is a dust cover! Stanton turntable users FINALLY have a dust-cover solution in the form of Decksaver's newest product release. Mixware.net (The US distributor of Decksaver) has sent us a pair of these new covers to put to good use and I'll show you how they look and fit in the full setup.
We've been fans of the Decksaver products since the beginning. For those who aren't familiar with them, the Decksaver is a clear shatter-proof cover that rests snugly over DJ equipment to provide protection and to look good while doing it. These covers always fit perfectly over their intended device and they also stand the test of time. Mixware.net (the US distributor for Decksaver) has announced that the Stanton ST-150/STR8-150 has a protective Decksaver on the way and we'll be sure to get a pair in the lab for our own custom turntables.
Last month at the 2013 Atlantic City DJ Expo at the Trump Taj Mahal we were treated to DJ royalty at the Stanton, KRK, and Cerwin Vega booth (AKA Gibson Pro Audio) with both DJ Premier and Biz Markie showing everyone some turntable and mixing skills we won't soon forget. Premier and Biz appeared at the DJ Expo on separate days, but they both performed at the Gibson Pro Audio booth and we all had a blast. Check out the video performances if you weren't able to make it out in person.
Calling all DJ's!!! We want your feedback! We need DJ's like you to answer a few short questions about the way you DJ, how you DJ, and what you DJ with on a regular basis in order to help companies better understand the direction of the industry. We will randomly select a survey participant for the excellent grand prize in the form of a Traktor Kontrol S4 DJ Controller, (2) Stanton ST-150 Super-OEM turntables, and a Traktor Scratch Package to bring it all together for some DVS timecode fun!
The Gibson Pro Audio group (Stanton, Cerwin Vega, and KRK) are also in the house at the Atlantic City DJ Expo and we are there to show you what they've got for us. First off, they had the Stanton CMP.800, the SCS.4DJ, the DJC.4, and so much more. Everything was on display ready to use for any who wish to do so. Also in the booth were the entire line of KRK Studio Monitors and the Cerwin Vega speaker and subwoofer line. DJ Premier rocked the house on Tuesday, and Biz Markie is stopping by later today!
Just a few short hours ago, I jumped on the Stanton ST-150 turntables and the trusty Z2 Mixer for a quick freestyle session and I had my camera rolling to show you all some mixing love. Every month I will complete a quick freestyle DJ session while choosing songs from my newest Monthly Mixtape series called "DJ Blaze - Blazing Cuts". My Blazing Cuts mixtape series consists of the hottest tracks that I chose for a particular month from the numerous songs on featured on DJbooth.net. Check out my quick freestyle video session and download my latest July 2013 mixtape.
World renown and superstar DJ Premier will be at this year's 2013 Atlantic City DJ Expo at the Trump Taj Mahal at 2PM on Tuesday August 13th to deliver a one-hour Keynot Q&A session in Diamond Room D where he will discuss his career, his humble beginnings and his musical inspirations. After he's done there, DJ Premier also answer questions from the audience and provide everyone with a cool DJ performance to show off the skills. We'll all be invited to meet him personally at the Stanton DJ booth in the Expo's Exhibit Hall at 3:30PM.
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