So, if you DJ, youve probably experienced someone (maybe yourself!) bitching about people not using vinyl, or sync buttons, or some other shit. As a hybrid DJ myself (Traktor DVS) I see this as immature, baseless and beating a dead horse.
Most pro DJ’s out there nowadays run some sort of digital setup, whether or not theyve ‘earned their stripes’ is another question. The fact is, they are top of their game and successfully rocking clubs the world over.
DJWORX (formerly Scratchworx) has a great article on this: http://djworx.com/opinion-dj-gear-hate-it-has-to-stop/
If you have any kind of opinion on this I’d urge you to go have a read!
Ive often wondered of the differences between these two meduims. CDJ timecode always seems to bail on me randomly, which isnt a good look for traktor. Maybe HID is a better way to do things?
DJTechTools once again brings the goods: http://www.djtechtools.com/2012/03/01/hid-vs-timecode-comparing-digital-dj-control-systems/
I think I’ll stick to control vinyl until CDJ 2000’s become standard. Which will probably be never.