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DJ Booths Looked Very Different 30 Years Ago

Much more than just decks and effects.

Mixmag have constructed a history lesson on the last three decades of DJ rigs, club setups and audio obsessives, like the recently departed David Mancuso. They touch on the key moments of DJ technology: rotary mixers, belt-drives turntables and reel-to-reel machines, the CDJ-500 and DJM 500, digital controllers, virtual record boxes and and, of course, laptop screens.

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