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UniqueSquared

UniqueSquared
April 6, 2014

Pioneer DJ Radio — with a little added DJWORX

There are those in the field of DJing and production that have done more for the community at large than they have ever done for themselves.  These are the ones who know that they will never have a career as an artist, but that is because they do a better job on the technical side – which comes down to revealing to the public the next big thing on the market.  That can be a more difficult job, since there is pressure coming from all sides.  I’m sure there are many people who think they could do the same job just as well, but being free from corruption is what make the entire thing work.

I get that a company will become bigger and eventually end up potentially selling out behind the backs of their readers, but the good ones (the ones who actually make a difference in the community) …

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UniqueSquared
April 6, 2014

Armin Van Buuren’s A5-Pro Headphones

It is not uncommon for a public figure or a celebrity to endorse a product that they claim to have usefulness for.  You see it all the time – and some of these athletes and celebrities do a much better job of selling the product than others.  How many times have we see Shaq trying to endorse a new car or even some sort of shoe?  Now, I would feel much better hearing that his intention was to endorse a shoe rather than a car, because this guy has probably had problems finding the correct shoe size to wear.  When it comes to a car, I’m sure he could choose whatever he wants.

When a DJ or producer sets out to endorse a pair of earphones, the relationship between the product and the spokesman is sometimes much harder to make.  I think the trouble is trying to match the product …

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UniqueSquared

UniqueSquared
April 6, 2014

Did Serato Remote just change everything?

Serato might no longer be the first DVS out there to creating and integrating new features – but they certainly know how to arrive to the party late.  I’m sure the day that Traktor dumped their Traktor app to the public, Serato was either already working in their rendition of it, or they were scrambling to get something that was like it.  Well, they did something better.  Instead of trying to recreate what Traktor had done for DJs on the go – they basically created a software controller that was able to do everything a smart mixer could do – even if yours was not that great.

The new implementation of the Serato Remote sort of picks up where old MIDI controllers had left off, except that Serato Remote gives you control over your MIDI hardware in ways that were not possible before.  Instead of appealing to the lowest common …

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UniqueSquared

UniqueSquared
April 6, 2014

Livid Base Grid Controller

MIDI controllers are actually getting a lot nicer.  You can also add to the fact that many DJs are tired of buying cheap gimmick controllers; they want something that is as valuable as their headphones and mixer.  Unfortunately, even the expensive controllers are not always that great.  They might be from a great name that costs a great price however.  The idea that one out of a few hundred controllers is going to have some sort of defect is not nice, when you begin hearing the reviews come in.  Some would think that handmade and hand crafted controller would work out to be a more solid unit right?

This is not always the case either.  Livid who has been known to create some pretty fancy stuff has made one that was built to suit both the DJs and producers as well.  One thing that is very interesting about it, is …

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UniqueSquared

UniqueSquared
April 6, 2014

DJ Woody’s scratching from a vinyl POV

Mobile camera technology is something that DJs are also interested in.  They might produce music behind the scenes, but they often look for a way to show the audience how something was created.  This is true for many of the creative hobbies out there, since the process of creating is more interesting that the finished result.  I think that when DJs set out to start making movies or performance videos, there is a lot of thought that goes into the logistical side of how it will be done.  There are webcams, GopPo cameras, and even your traditional video camera mounted to a tripod.  All of these solutions are used by many performers.

Another solution would be to go with some sort of POV camera or a wrist mounted camera.  I’ve seen everything from an index finger camera to a wrist band.  While it does let you get closer to the …