Reading comprehension issues. "Not an instrument like a guitar is". Or similarly, an instrument like a rock is. You can get music from a rock if you are determined enough. And I can communicate with you if I am determined enough, though actually this is getting boring. I suggest you go away and listen to an entire album of solo scratching. Please don't tell me whether or not you liked it.
You raised the question of whether these guys are musicians or not, not me. I said "a pair of turntables is not an instrument like a guitar is", which is patently obvious. A turntable is more an instrument like a kazoo is, and as an art form, has a future roughly as bright.
if you're trying to insinuate that a DJ isn't an 'instrumental' artist, you're wrong. A pair of turntables is an instrument just as a guitar is, and a performance using one requires just as much 'musicianship' as with any other instrument.
No, sorry, a pair of turntables is not an instrument like a guitar is, it is more an instrument like a mixing board is, and a DJ is more like a sound guy or a producer than a musician. Put it another way: some DJs may be performers but not all performers are musicians. Otherwise agreed with your post.
Replace? Yes. Sound the same? Definitely not. Just consider the range of effects possible with an electric guitar. The only way to do that with a digital workstation is to use a guitar for input, then it isn't purely digital. Another example: synthesized piano is getting very good, but it still cannot be mistaken for the real thing.
Sound different but just as good? Maybe, sometimes. There is no question that digital has already invaded the territory of traditional instruments. In applications where top quality is not a requirement a digital clarinet or trumpet can work out just fine cost a lot less than the real thing, perhaps unfortunately.
How can we still have such a place on this earth.
It is just one of a depressingly large number of such places.
The Romans called it damnatio memoriae.
What makes you think VP9 is a second rate codec, can you quantify that?
If not, guess what that makes you.
Perhaps Youtube is something you want to watch. But riddle me this: what is it about open source video codecs that brings out the trolls?