A name drop is very useful weapon in the DJs arsenal, and very common amongst amateur and pro DJs. I don't think I can remember the last time I heard a set that didn't use one. Name drops are very useful if you want to let people know who is at the turntables during a live set, or for branding your latest mix tapes. This is big business and there are many websites that will offer to create a name drop for you, at a price. A name drop can cost you anywhere from £5 and upwards, depending on what you want. Here is a quick tutorial, that might save you some money, don't forget to check out the video at the end for a quick demonstration.
Stanton is a household name among DJs, but it has been a while since they took a foray into the scratch mixer market. Well, all that’s changing thanks to the arrival of their new Stanton M.207 mixer. The mixer that vinyl junkies and turntablists have been waiting for, the M.207 mixer is for the vinyl purists and CD junkies who are shunning the laptop revolution in favour of old school turntablism. Scratch friendly features include individual control settings for each fader (including the crossfader) such as curve and reverse, while the long-throw faders, balanced outputs and FX would make any bedroom or club DJ happy.
Users of Stanton’s DaScratch Midi Controllers will know just how responsive Stanton’s FXGlide touch sliders are. One of these is located bang in the middle of the M.207 mixer and provides sensitive real-time control.