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Isolators

Post by cbld » Tue Aug 19, 2014 7:58 pm

I was wondering if anyone had any experience with using isolators with their mixers. I was wondering if they are worth the exuberant prices that they are being offered for. I have seen videos of DJ's using them, like Clausell, but was wondering they are really that helpful.

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Re: Isolators

Post by breton » Tue Aug 19, 2014 9:03 pm

cbld wrote:was wondering they are really that helpful
Depends on what kind of music you're playing and your style of mixing. Basically, unless you're playing records Joe, Theo or Ron Hardy would play, don't waste your money.

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Re: Isolators

Post by cbld » Thu Aug 21, 2014 6:36 am

So the dis that do use them, for playing non soulful music, have no need for them?

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Re: Isolators

Post by Carlj » Sat Aug 23, 2014 5:27 pm

i have one on my E&S DJR 400 mixer.
You can also use it to make certain records that don't have good quality sound stronger.
Also i play with the isolator in the mix, but not to much.

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Re: Isolators

Post by cbld » Wed Aug 27, 2014 5:05 am

Can you only use them on rotary mixers?

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Re: Isolators

Post by Combe » Mon Sep 01, 2014 4:29 pm

No, you can use it on every mixer, connecting the isolator on the send-return, or on the master ; if you have two or more, you can connect them on each turntable (after the phono preamp if vinyl i presume).

But indeed, in general they are used with rotary mixers, many of whom have no equalizer.

Buying one or not is up to you, depending on your style, your tastes… The price is in the range of the majority of rotary mixers, which are often audiophile products.

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Re: Isolators

Post by Carlj » Mon Sep 01, 2014 5:31 pm

but...i have to say, don't over use your isolator.
There are some DJ's who really fck up their set by playing to much with the isolator.
Others like Joe Claussel are famous for doing that.

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Re: Isolators

Post by breton » Tue Sep 02, 2014 6:17 pm

cbld wrote:non soulful music
It doesn't have to be 'soulful'. It's just that unless you are playing disco/house (and by 'house' i mean real house, not some loopy beatport sniffcokesuckass tech house nonsense) - i really can't imagine you using it enough to justify the purchase.

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