October 18, 2014
MIDI controller and DJ setups have come a long way since the first all in one setups hit the shelves at your local music store. In the beginning, these types of devices were only catered towards the new crowd. This was because any experienced DJ knew that such systems were quite robust enough to handle their needs. They were better of piecing together their own systems using a mixer, decks, and other necessary components for their routine. Once the technology got to where it is now, an all in one system became a feasible alternative for working DJs who were tired of carrying their gear around. Both the amateur bedroom DJ and the pro DJ could use the same piece of kit with ease.
One of these controllers that started it all was the Hercules controller. Many of us will remember this as our fond into to controllerism, others will …
February 26, 2013
The wedding DJ and the club DJ share very little in common, maybe only the fact that they both have the job of delivering music to the crowd. However, the crowds that they perform to are two very different beasts. A wedding is a ceremonious occasion, and there is a clear distiction between the time to be obnoxious and the time to keep gravity in the situation. The wedding DJ may have the task of providing tunes for the grand entrance, and the idea of mixing is not as important as having the right songs – it isn’t until the reception that he gets a chance to more playful with his music selection. But even at that point, mixing is not a crucial element.
The club DJ has to have good music AND have the ability to mix it in a way that makes it more enjoyable, so naturally the …