the get down part/the climatic part, which was later to be called the break. The section of the record where the musician be it drummer, bass guitarists, flutist, percussionists do a solo for 30 seconds or less. This is the section I would desparately looking for on any recording be it jazz, rock, pop, blues, R&B, opera, country, etc.
with duplicate copies of a record, the DJ can quickly repeat a section of a record by what I call bars/frames while moving the mixer fader from left to right or vice versa.
ELIPICAL NEEDLE, n. (pictured left)
A needle shaped like a backwards "j."
Although the eliptical stylus sounds better than the CONICAL stylus (pictured above right), the tracking was more important than the sound. Since cutters are into rearranging the sound, we had to use a stylus that stayed in the groove under the pressure of the moving the record back and forth and literally forced in reverse, called the BACKSPIN.
QUICK MIX THEORY
1. backspin - to literally to the forward moving record and force it to temporarily go in the opposite direction causing a winding melodic type of sound.
2. clock theory - is a marking/cue point that is used to make the DJ aware of the desired part to manipulate. It's also a point of reference to (with duplicate copies) repeat a section, passage or break over and over for as long as the dj chooses.
3. double back/back door - with duplicate copies of a record, the DJ can quickly repeat a section of a record by what I call bars/frames while moving the mixer fader from left to right or vice versa.
4. phasing - while one record is playing the DJ takes a chosen section of the second with the mixer fader in one hand, the second record in the other hand to add an effect to the first record. It can be a horn blast, words, etc. This is done with the 2nd record and the mixer fader all in one moving motion.
to re-arrive at the top of the break.
the strength of the platter from the state of enertia. A turntable with good torque is considered very good if it's platters up to speed in a 1/8 of a turn or less. Most turntables in the expermental days when to speed in one full turn or half a turn, which did not qualify.