November 10, 2012
It’s common to see DJs with turntables, a mixer, and even some form of controller attached to his DVS setup. This type of setup is probably more on the minimal side and odds are we’re going to see more controller based setups in the future. Controllers are lightweight (most of them), easy to pack, and easy to setup, and you’ll often see a controllerist with multiple controllers in use on stage. So what do these guys take with them to the club?
Ean Golden from djtechtools.com sheds a little insight on what he brings to his gigs, and why. First and foremost he packs his trusty Midi Fighter 3D as well as another midi fighter variant. Ean is the creator of the midi fighter so it makes sense that he’d have a pair of them on hand. Surprisingly, he doesn’t use headphones in his travel set, he actually uses in …
October 3, 2012
For those that haven’t heard the CNTRL tour is set to begin, with presentations at colleges around the east coast, Midwest, and parts of Canada – with dates for the west coast expected to be announced soon.
The CNRTL tour is more than just a line of performances. I mean, there will be performances and demonstrations, but there will also be seminars with open discussions and interviews with guest DJs and innovators in the controllerism and EDM scene. Richie Hawtin will be discussing his uses of technology to control creativity, and Ean Golden (of djtechtools) will be around to share his views on digital DJing in the age of controllerism. …
DJ Scott Mad Flip
April 18, 2012
There are a few different schools of thought that exist these days in the DJ universe when it comes to using a DJ controller. I touched on some of these in Part 1 from my own point of view and personal experiences having made the switch just less than 2 years ago. The debate over the use of a DJ controller versus using either turntables with vinyl, CDJs with CDs, or a DVS has provoked much thought and discussion over the past few years, but continues to gather momentum as controllers evolve and become more prominent among touring professional DJs.
To be fair, the founding father of controllerism, Moldover, is considered to be more of a pure controllerist rather than a DJ. He created the art form, based on the need to perform and live produce as a musician, going far beyond the expectations of conventional DJing through the …