I think at the end of the day what comes out of the speakers is what really matters.
I have a couple of hundred vinyl records at home in australia and love to get on the decks for a good seession. At the moment i am, living in the U.S. for the winter, and could not possibly lug my records across the other side of the earth to play em.
I agree that Ableton is the way of the future and is awsome for production and remixes on the go, also good vinyl is gettin harder and harder to come by, one of the biggest suppliers of vinyl in Australia Vinyl Warning just sold off all its stock and went into the online Mp3 bussiness.
In saying this when i am done with travelling in the future i will be investing in something like serato so i can play the ableton projects im currently working on, with my trusty ol decks.
I also feel ppl souldn't hate hate on other djs for what they use to play there music and if your only using ableton coz you cant beatmatch using decks that ya should give up in advance....
I'm 21 years old, and the scene that I am djing in, you'll be hard pressed to find anyone using ableton, cdjs are popping up more and more these days, but the most used template is still vinyl. I can't stand deadmau5 (live wise, his production is alright) at all, and really have no desire to reproduce anything that he is doing when he plays out. Yes you may be able to do much more with your music, but if you can truely put together a good set on vinyl nothing in the world sounds better.
Justice and Deadmau5 don't even compare technically to some of the bigger djs over here, just look up a mix from andy c. You may not like drum and bass, but if you can appreciate what the man can do with a mixer and two decks, 3 if you're lucky, you'll understand what I mean.
maybe we'll have to agree to disagree
Fair enough, especially as you have said that you're moving away from actual djing more into live performances. and I think vinyl has that warmth, crackling that you don't get with digital (sound I'm talking about not clarity) that gives the music that extra little dimension. To each their own though, because at the end of the day a great show is what we are all after.
fully agree if a dj is doin a good set im stoked no matter what they're using.
the funny thing is ableton comes with a vinyl effect that adds that warmth to your tracks...