June 9, 2013
If you’re a person who doesn’t spend 12 hours a day at a computer desk, then you might not understand the benefits of having a dedicated work station. The idea of a work station goes beyond a desk, a chair, and a computer – it means having everything you need in a comfortable space, so that you can work for hours without needing a break. Many producers might have the experience of sitting too long in a chair that isn’t meant for that purpose. They end up with back problems that aren’t easily to alleviate. When this issue begins to compound itself, the health risks are very apparent. A good chair for the studio can cost up to a thousand, and some see this as an investment in health as well as work.
Still, there are even more high-tech designs out there that would easily cost the price of …
December 14, 2012
There are DJs out there who have to save money for a very long time in order to purchase just one part of their DJ setup. These are the types of people who don’t mind if the item is used or is showing signs of aging from their previous owner. For DJs who aren’t rich and don’t have DJ jobs that pay for all of their equipment, simply acquiring the gear may be the hardest part. After we finally have everything we need to get us going, the hardware on which we place it, is the least important piece of the puzzle.
Why spend a thousand dollars on a piece of furniture that holds the entire setup in the air – when any old table with four legs will do? Besides having a table, at most, we will need some sort of laptop stand to elevate off the table and …
September 17, 2012
Would adding visuals do your DJ set improve your show, or would it detract from the DJ and the dance floor itself? This is a good question that isn’t easily answered. Only a handful of DJs actually used video in their performances – for a number of reasons. Managing mp3’s can be stressful enough, but trying to carry as much video as you can to gigs isn’t as simple, and takes up a lot of space.
What should be shown on video? There are also several good ideas to consider, each with their drawbacks. If a DJ shows a replication of his DVS screen, will the crowd’s surprise be lessened by their ability to train-spot the DJ? Will the crowd even want to dance if they’re staring at a screen?…