September 6, 2012

Recording DJ Mixes: How To Do It Right and Why It Matters

Recording “live” is an overlooked procedure than certain DJs fail to see as important.  However, experienced DJs understand the need to record and critique themselves constantly – it’s difficult to absorb your final result when you’re only listening to the cued deck of the next song.  More importantly, recording live mixes are an essential part of creating a mixtape which can be used to share with others and to help promote yourself as a working DJ.

Recording from your mixer

Djtechtools lays down the basics when it comes to recording live audio.  Recording can be done with little more than your computer or DVS, but can also be achieved with great results using a high-end digital audio recorder if need be.  They also discuss the basics of digital audio recording and how to avoid fatal errors such as audio clipping.