Friday, September 24, 2010

How to deep clean your vinyl record collection.

I stumbled onto this tip a while back and quickly realized how awesome this is, so I thought I would share it with you guys. Using simple PVA craft glue aka wood glue to create a mud-mask of sorts to harden and pull out all the dirt, grime and dust a record collects over its lifetime. (It's important that you use wood glue as it will not bond to the vinyl).


1) Place you vinyl on a turntable, preferably a cheap one. No one wants to risk a nice Vestax or Technics turntable or lay underneath your record a big sheet of wax paper to protect against spillage.
2) Start the turntable and begin to apply a steady, even stream of wood glue. Make sure you use enough glue to create a nice thick layer, if you make it too thin, you're gonna be spending hours picking off little crumbs of glue.
3) Smooth out the lines of glue as the record spins and allow the glue to dry completely, roughly 20 hours.
4) Use an Post-it or similar adhesive tab to peel the dried glue from the record. Celebrate and brag to your DJ friends about your accomplishment.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

3 Decks in Serato 2.0!! You've got to love advancements!

This week I want to give some love to SSL. Well, if you're like me and have been using Serato for awhile you know that over the years they have been consistantly improving the software and hardware. Since 2.0 came out not too long ago, we gained the ability to run 3 decks if you have a SL3 box and 4 decks if you have the new amazing looking 4 channel mixer Rane just released, which btw is the first 12" 4 channel mixer Rane has ever made, this thing looks to be a beast so look for a review coming from us soon! But for now check out this sweet 3 deck demo "SeratoSL3" made for us!!