June 20, 2014
While many people are more than thankful to be able to use their laptop and controller instead of two turntables and a mixer, there are just as many people that feel like their current setup is holding them back. Scratching has always been appealing because it does not require any real setup time to get going. You can think of it like guitarist who only needs to pull out the acoustic rather than spending time leveling the sounds on their amps and speakers. When a DJ wants to immediately play a song or a routine that is stuck in their head, they have to wait for their laptop to boot up in order to direct audio into their soundcard.
While it might sound like a person is impatient because they aren’t willing to wait a few minutes, we live in an age where actions and thoughts should also be instantaneous. …
February 10, 2014
The sale of vinyl records might be on the rise – but don’t let this fool you into thinking something major. The sale of digital music is not going anywhere. I don’t foresee DJs gathering their crates of vinyl and hauling them in their mini back to the club. It would just be too tiresome, unless it was an ONLY vinyl event or something specific. Digital music just makes everything a lot easier to deal with. Sure, you don’t actually get to touch the music you play – but you can move it and transport it was ease. This selling point does not need much effort to get across.
I DO see an increase in vinyl sales though. I DO see more people entertaining the use of vinyl, at least for the tracks that they want to hold and feel. A vinyl record might just outlive its digital copy when …
May 22, 2013
The thought of going from an analog collection to an entirely digital one is not something that sits well in the hearts and minds of older DJs. We are stubborn people sometimes and feeling like we are forced to change our ways isn’t always the best option of solution for us. There are also logistical problems with going digital and that comes down to converting analog songs into digital ones. Since there is no easy method other than to record the song, it could take a year for a person to change their collection into digital files. The alternative is to re-buy these songs, but who wants to do that when they have already purchased them at a steep cost?
The only thing that we seem to forget about DJing is that it should be centered on the music, and not the devices we used to play music. The whole …