January 9, 2013
While digitaldjtips.com doesn’t lay out many technical articles, other than some well put together guides on DJ culture and equipment – they’re opinion articles hit the nail on the head. Their latest article talks about predictions for the future of DJing, and most of these ideas are fathomable. One of the most obvious remarks has to do with tablet technology. DJing on the iPad alone is still risky business – not risky due to the hardware or software, but risky due to the fact that few will take you seriously. It’s a cultural problem more than anything else. However, once Native Instruments or Rane jumps on board, every DJ will be cashing in their laptop for a fresh new tablet.
Another great prediction has to do with the way we trigger events using controllers. Currently, MIDI has advanced to the point where controllers can be created to suit the user, …
December 26, 2012
Anybody who is living in the year 2013 is a pretty lucky person. That fact that we get to live on Earth during this period of time and understand so much about the world is astounding. If we were to backtrack just one hundred years or so, our modern ways would be unimaginable. I doubt we would even worry about innovations in musical and electronic instruments like we do today. The idea of the DJ in the classical sense would not have existed, nor would anybody care. In the same sense, it would be hard to imagine production and DJ technology a thousand years from now.
As far as our advancements go today – we have tapped into the power of computing which has gotten to the point where we can bridge the gap between man and machine. Midi controllers and DVS have added the human element to computerized music …