Technics turntable the beginning at the end of the crossroad of Technics SL-1200MKII series
I would like to be able to begin with the history of the most influential instrument of the last half of the 20th century. The turntable that have been the history of the most heretic instrument of all time in the vinyl culture.
This device have been out of production since 2010
This is an instrument of two and a half decade of influence amount turntablist and DJ. This is an extralrdinary period for the rise of the DJ culture. Amount the equipment the turntable and the Technics brand have had to became the only instrument for the performance of this very creative and rationalé for DJ. Their artform of understanding the unique identity amount producer and instrumentalist, relying on the DJs to select the tunes, the culture of the Technics SP-1200 MKII had to be the one for any professional DJ/turtablist….
The movement of a very important era where the rise of the CD from the former cassette tape and pre- scratching of the hip hop vinyl movement. The amount not only Hip Hop DJ was relying on the Technics SP-1200 as “the instrument”, amount to the last half of the 20th century vinyl have to be the choice of medium for musician and DJ and to become the choice for collectors. But without this turntable, all those DJ and want to be without feathered bird, non-usable content records like these decks we need to recalled…
Technics was indeed the defacto instrument of choice, there are many companies and manufacturer out there while could not penetrate those professional turntablist to convert and represent this DJ culture in the last two and three decade in music instrumental success like what Technics SP-1200 did for the music industry. Hereto the movement for real instant culture of pop music created another genre not in Hip Hop and turntablist scratching, the electronic musician have a mass of followers amount the DJ who begin to see the return of analogue sounds; from the experimental independent label and of Bass/ Breaks, to dubstep producers, nonetheless Techno crowds and DJ are largely Technics fan cum DJ. There is really why no other brand out there able to find a niche into these DJ and collector as for the decline in music records and CD sells, the market is uniquely driven by a standard that is only the defacto instrument for a culture that transformed so rapidly by the introduction of new technology like internet and P2P file transfer. What internet have bought us to an arrested development for easy accessible to other people’s library and soon caught on by big labels and music companies to use internet as their primary distribution platform. Although the aspect for those have anh have not a Technics are finding a hard time to get a hold of turntable from the firsthand market. Since it is out of production in 2010 by the Panasonic company who have own this Technics brand. The documentation is for the purpose of revealing how technology from today have transformed the function of this movement and created a culture of an art form musical style.
Over the years the instrument of choice is not a control surface or a device that link up with anything but is within the history of the most analogue recording format of our human history, the vinyl is a format that proceed this last century for the only play and recording medium that is still in use today. The record is only a format today where music is produced and to be sold to the masses by all others like tape, Minidisc and CD, the record format survived much into the 21st century. The vinyl or a record have transformed the culture of music just like the turntable have changed the culture of performance in music, within this last two decade, a new format for audio and visual have revolutionary not only the music culture, the digital format have created a new landscape for production forthe art and turn the world a very connected global market place but on steroids. This new file sharing culture and the internet have killed much of the physical format industries in not only music, but the aspect we play music and perform them.
The turntable from Panasonic Corp under the brand technics have absolutely dominated the DJ culture in the last 3 decades for performance DJ and artists. The dance music and Hip-hop genre had also suggested that the instrumentalist and producer is creating special tracks for records and vinyls and uniqueness in the natural texture of a record’s groove to put quality over quantity. As the mass begin to find the groove in nightclubs and dance festivals across the world, the popularity of so called underground music begins to emerge to our radio and popular media, and although the diversity of this new movement is only a small faction on the world stage as mainstream pop culture like Michael Jackson super star still have a denomination over the very super star DJs of those days. And as long as you are in the west capitalistic countries, your party will need DJ.
In the time of this publication, the documentation is already kind of out dated due to the re-release of the 3rd generation Technics Turntable.