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Amazing mod turns a Technics SL-1200 deck into a standalone DVS player

Own a Technics SL-1200 deck? Ever wanted to turn it into a standalone DVS controller? Then read on…

Andrey Anatsko has come to your aid with his very clever mod that utilises the SL-1200's existing switches to control a built-in computer running tracks on an SD card.

We think you'll agree that this is utter genius, but the best bit is that he has made the full schematic and instructions available to all. The only downside is that it's all in Russian, although we're sure you'll find a way around that little problem.

For more information and those download links, head over to DJ Tech Tools for the full story.

Don't own an SL-1200? Not to worry - Technics is re-releasing it this summer, and if money's no object, there's even a nice limited edition model.

Simon Arblaster
Simon Arblaster

I take care of the reviews on MusicRadar and Future Music magazine, though can sometimes be spotted in front of a camera talking little sense in the presence of real musicians. For the past 30 years, I have been unable to decide on which instrument to master, so haven't bothered. Currently, a lover of all things high-gain in the guitar stakes and never one to resist churning out sub-standard funky breaks, the likes of which you'll never hear.