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Controllerism loves skratchworx
Controllerism loves skratchworx
Posted by Gizmo on January 22, 2012 :

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It has become a bit of a tradition to nicely ask or give no choice to DJ VIPs to pose with the the famous, if not legendary skratchworx picture disk. This year was no exception when I crossed paths with the king and crown prince of the controllerism scene. Moldover is the acknowledged godfather and inventor of the name, and Ean Golden carries the torch for the growing scene.

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I've got a pretty cool and effortlessly excellent set from Moldover to upload. He really bends Novation's Twitch inside out without even trying, leaving those watching waiting for my video to pull apart just how he does it. I know I will be.

Thanks guys. I really appreciate the love!


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35 comments to this story

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On January 22, 2012, yawn said this:
This is why I no longer read Skratchworx regularly

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On January 22, 2012, yawn said this:
Sorry, I didn't mean to be so blunt. I just want to read more gear reviews here and less 'controllerism' praising posts smile.gif More reviews please smile.gif

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On January 22, 2012, MTL said this:
Where can I get a pair of those for Serato blink1.gif Looks nice.

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On January 22, 2012, filespnr said this:
I'll battle those fools, anytime, anywhere

Yo, controllerism legends...the DMC is starting soon

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On January 22, 2012, pedro said this:
yawn has a point... less talking, more action! please, reviews and interesting articles... this is not why we (your regular everyday followers) come to this website!

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On January 22, 2012, Dick Fitzwell said this:
@filespnr - check your head and show some respect dude. This isn't about "battling fools" who have paved the way for guys like you to use MIDI to it's utmost potential.

Go give away a Mixtrack Pro on youtube or something.

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On January 22, 2012, D.J. Pegasus said this:
Speak for yourselves. We all love gear pr0n, but I think it's great when scene celebrities show some love to the blog we love! It's a nice personal touch and it gives me warm fuzzies.

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On January 22, 2012, filespnr said this:
haha, that's what your mama calls me, too

like I said, DMC..if your paving the way, you'll be in it..

put up or shut up

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On January 22, 2012, DonmecZ said this:
sw_smilie.png is pretty dope

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On January 22, 2012, THEBOSS said this:
LOL
"Controllerism" and they have to hold a Vinyl for the Photo.

Yeah go for Vinyl You Controllerismbobs hahahaha

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On January 22, 2012, alexiobeez said this:
@filespnr
are you gonna` be in the DMC or what?are you 100% that you will win ?
since the last champions of the DMC uses timecode and midi stuff (ex:novation dicer,midi fighters,maschine,etc )i don`t see what is the problem in accepting controllers.if your problem is moldover or ean golden you clearly haz no brains... ean is 2x DMC champion and moldover is a mastermind and one heck of a performer.show some respect...

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On January 22, 2012, el oh el said this:
Only in DJ culture can you find people arguing over who can play other peoples work the best.

Who gives a shit, just have fun doing what you love. Get over the ego and get back to doing something creative.

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On January 22, 2012, DonmecZ said this:
@el oh el ...dude!!! as a producer myself, well said sir! well said!bigsmile.gif

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On January 23, 2012, Gizmo said this:
quote:
"ean is 2x DMC champion"


Ummm... I think you might need to check your information there.

OK guys - I've logged in from the airport to diffuse this post.

@yawn - you're right about the lack of posting generally. Entirely my fault and getting fixed. But as for praising controllerism - it's the most popular form of DJing today. And skratchworx is a site that focusses on all sorts of DJ technology - always has and always will. Look past the name and read the content.

As an old school scratcher and mixer, I'm hugely excited by what can be done with new technology. If you want to stay in your man caves and do dirty protests, please take it elsewhere. The world has changed, and it's a diverse, vibrant and creative place now.

Now to the picture - forgive me for posting a story giving me and the team a pat on the back. We have worked especially bloody hard on this trip to secure the future, and I think we deserve it. If only you knew what I achieved this weekend, you wouldn't feel the need to break my balls.

@Filespnr - no need for the insults fella. You might not like what they do, but they are not fools.

Right - flight to catch. Keep it clean and on point. Don't make me angry - you wouldn't like me when I'm angry. And sleep deprivation just makes it worse.

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On January 23, 2012, Ragman said this:
Werd!
"Now days everybody wannna talk like they got sumthin to say but nothing comes out when they move their lips just a bunch of gibberish..."

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On January 23, 2012, DonmecZ said this:
@Gizmo: Thanks for all the hard work you do, the amazing info, and the thousends of articles over the years. Hope you have a safe flight.

@who-ever
'Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex... It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction.'
Albert Einstein

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On January 23, 2012, dee said this:
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"The world has changed, and it's a diverse, vibrant and creative place now."


i agree but its the software engineers, designers, product developers, manufacturers that turned more creative, not the dj cause pushing cuepoints, looping, remixing or sampling during a performance doesnt make the dj better or more creative..he just uses the technology avaiable, that's it.

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On January 23, 2012, Ragman said this:
quote:
"i agree but its the software engineers, designers, product developers, manufacturers that turned more creative, not the dj cause pushing cuepoints, looping, remixing or sampling during a performance doesnt make the dj better or more creative..he just uses the technology avaiable, that's it."


weird.gif

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On January 23, 2012, Cybertrash said this:
Well this thing certainly blew up over @ DJTT...

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On January 23, 2012, Doubledutchdj said this:
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"Only in DJ culture can you find people arguing over who can play other peoples work the best.

Who gives a shit, just have fun doing what you love. Get over the ego and get back to doing something creative.
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Well said that man! Head strong passion and opinion, is one thing but the modern dj culture is steeped in snobbery that really needs to have a good look in the mirror sometimes.

quote:
"like I said, DMC..if your paving the way, you'll be in it..

put up or shut up
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Nice clanger, there goes all your hard work down the pan embarrest.gif









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On January 23, 2012, zykill said this:
@Filespnr(aka. the Roman Zerano of conTROLLerism).You gave the term conTROLLerism a deeper meaning...

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On January 23, 2012, Jam Burglar said this:
Gizmo,

Really apprectiate what you're doing here. . . . But, why no love for the skratcherboarder culture? We've been working for many, many years to advance the art of talking about advancing the art of DJing online (preferably at work, preferably on the clock.) And it's not just about advancing the art of talking about advancing the art of DJing, it's also about advancing the culutre of talking about advancing the culture of DJing online. That's twice the art, twice the culture, and four times (quadruple times) the advancing. Problem is, there's only half the articles! And technically, when I say "half the articles" I mean "no articles whatsoever." That's no (zero) articles on managing the passwords for the 15 aliases you created to stir up beef, and to skew anything that needs to be voted on. That's no (zero) articles on googling the correct image to murk the new herb on the block. That's no (zero) articles on the etiquette of passes and trolling. We have a whole art and culture here that talks about art and culture that's going relatively (i.e. entirely) unnoticed. This is where you come in!

The future of turntablism is controllerism and the future of controllerism is skratcherboarding. Make my words Gizmo, make my words.

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On January 23, 2012, Tim Maughan said this:
@Gizmo

"But as for praising controllerism - it's the most popular form of DJing today."

What's your evidence for that?

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On January 23, 2012, neks said this:
@Tim,

I guess, look at the new product line-ups. If analog hardware was the trend as dictated by the sales, you would see more of it at events like NAMM. The closest there was the 2 rane mixers which are half analog, half digital.

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On January 23, 2012, zykill said this:
@Tim

This is the opinion (and/or wish) of industry people like gizmo and the one's who are wallpapering the scratchworx website. It's called subjectivity

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On January 23, 2012, djbriandamage said this:
If you don't realize that a battle is the friendliest activity a scratch DJ can partake in then you need to re-enroll in turntable preskool.

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On January 23, 2012, Jared said this:
@zykill

I don't think you are entirely right or wrong. At NAMM there were huge crowds for turntablists and controllerists (or just digital djs as there were VERY few DJs just spinning on vinyl without all the bells and whistles of turntabling (?)). The industry is going toward controllers cause that's what a LOT of users want. There were almost no DJ products that weren't digital in some way, or offering full MIDI implementation. I don't think that the industry is going this just to get one over on the user.

There is still a lot of excitement for the traditional methods of DJing, however the delivery of those methods has changed to computer based DJing (of which I saw almost no alternatives; I don't think I saw a single DJ performing without a laptop).

I think if we decided to dig up the product movements of turntables, controllers, vinyl, CDs, mp3s and other various types of DJ gear (mixers, for example, and DJ centric audio interfaces such as the SL boxes and NI Audio boxes) you'd see Gizmo's point proven. And if the market didn't want it the consumers wouldn't buy it.

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On January 23, 2012, spacebrownie said this:
they should be holding buttons, instead of vinyl blink1.gif

anyhow, I am very much looking forward to the post of the video of Moldover on the Twitch....

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On January 24, 2012, The Black Channel Citizen said this:
I think it's funny when somebody who uses a record to control software playing an MP3 decides to have a negative attitude about about someone else who uses a different system of hardware to control the same software and the same MP3's.

If you think about it, it should be controllerists who make fun of the dumb old "Vinyl" controller types. You guys are faking a medium for visual acceptance while controllerism is direct about what it is doing. The spinning vinyl is inconsequential to the equation.

Try loving your culture and the fact that it is gaining new blood, new sounds, new techniques, and new fans. This is a great time to be doing what we ALL do!

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On January 24, 2012, JesC said this:
i <3 sw_smilie.png too!


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On January 24, 2012, Karlos Santos said this:
Lookin' good JesC..!

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On January 24, 2012, Dj L-Biz said this:
wow - surely the issue for most turntablists is the availabilty of vinyl & the price. Who can blame a dj for going digital if it means you can cut your own edits & get the tracks you want that day - and thats just one side of it.
People are quick to judge but a good performace on any equipement is just that, a good performance.

At the end of the day just embrace the changes or keep quiet. If you love your vinyl and analogue great, but it won't be long untill they probably don't mean as much to younger kids who will have no appreciation for that art time, skill, or effort you have put in. You can't change that so why get in a twist about it.

Skratchworx has been around a long time now and part of the sucess in my mind is moving forward with technology and evolving with the scene. When we all started to use skratchworx years ago - granted most were aspiring turntablists/or just gear geeks but now i wonder how many of them have a midi control in their life.(even if its just a dicer).

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On January 24, 2012, MJ said this:
OT: T*****n online store is selling MPC REN under 900€ ande MPC STUDIO under 500€, both lower than expected IMHO.

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On January 25, 2012, Dizzy said this:
@yawn, the reason Gizmo hasn't posted more reviews is he likely hasn't had time to catch his breath yet. Give the guy a chance to step off the plane and catch a few zzz's before he blesses us with the info on the new gear.

@ THEBOSS, the reason the guys in the pics are holding up Skratchworx vinyls is that's what Gizmo and the crew give to all the DJs to pose with, stop reading so much into it.

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On January 26, 2012, sinjintek said this:
wow. i can't believe someone actually thinks the only reason for DVS is appearance... surely he sleeps under a rock.

weird.gif

you girls need to quit whining and pop a few midol... just because Skratchworx features a really short article about how the two biggest names in in Controllerism have respect for the website doesn't mean it's a personal slap in the face the rest of you.

as for controllers, they are the rage in the industry right now. NO, that's not saying that ALL DJs ARE USING CONTROLLERS or even ALL DJs WILL USE CONTROLLERS IN THE FUTURE... it's just saying, "this is the newest technology" that just dropped. if you don't like it, don't buy it. simple.







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