August 2, 2013
I would say that a good portion of DJs and producers spend a fair amount of time listening to what is out there. It is part of being a good student, and it pays to listen to other people to see what they have done. At home, the options for listening are simple. You have your loud PA speakers, your bookshelf speakers, and even your home theater speakers that can be used for general listening purposes. When you are out on the go you’ll most likely make use of a pair of headphones. Maybe you’ll save the large headphones for the house and skimp on with some cheapo headphones.
We have a listening solution for just about everything, except when you want a portable speaker. Most Phones have a portable speaker option, but the quality is dismal. For that small market of listener who truly want a pair of powered …
May 9, 2013
It is odd that wireless MIDI controllers and USB decks are getting all the attention when it is Bluetooth that is doing the heavy lifting here. Anyone who plays out or gigs out knows that their home setup is not the same as their road setup. They would very much like it to be the same, but that is not possible. We aren’t going to haul or desktop computer to a gig if we don’t have to, and we aren’t going to bet on the wifi signal at the club to band-aid our performances with the internet is needed in a pinch. Touch OSC and other cool wifi innovations are great at home – but if we can’t depend on them on the road, what are we left with?
Bluetooth is great, not because it allows two devices to connect without a middle man, it is great because it is …