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The (d)evolution of the DJ. I've been doing my radio show in more or less exactly this spot since the fall of 2000. When I first started, there wasn't room for a DJ mixer between the turntables. For the first couple years, I played vinyl on these decks, one of which has been replaced since then. From 2003 until fall of 2008, I played CDs. At first I used crappy CDJs and several lousy mixers. In the spring of 2005, I built the "Borg Cube" and used that early 2008, when one side of the dual CDJ unit stopped working (I still need to get that fixed.) Ca. 2007 DJ setup visible here. In fall of '08 I began using my shiny new MacBook as a DJ station. At first I used the "DJ 1800" application, but I found it to be more trouble than it was worth. Late in the year I switched to Traktor, which has a bit of a learning curve, but I'm pretty used to now. I bought an M-Audio Audiophile Firewire interface off eBay, but sadly it doesn't work. I'm looking into other options now.

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Taken on May 30, 2009