July 9, 2013
The main task that a DJ has during any given performance is the task of selecting the right song for the crowd while being able to transition or mix them into the current mix. Each of those two steps is important and cannot be done well without the other. Some DJs have great mixing skills and can think of a fresh transition for just about any song – but none of this is relevant if the song they choose isn’t going well with the crowd. Others may have all the right songs, but fail to mix them in a way that is either technically or artfully appealing. There is also one part of the mix that many seem to have trouble with, the volumes.
From the mixing booth, it is really hard to understand what the audience is actually hearing on their side of the room, so being able to …
March 20, 2013
Although digital music is technically a better way to produce and copy “sound”, it doesn’t mean that it is free from the same problems encountered with vinyl records. The digital file itself is not at fault here, but rather, the way people decide to burn or produce an mp3. The format itself can be written in different hierarchies of quality, and each tier weighs slightly more than the next. The problem is created when a bad source of sound is written in too high of a quality, or a crummy sample is boosted for loudness. It creates an mp3 that is unequal to the rest of the music in the folder.
One way of dealing with the problem of volume, is to use your ears and the limiters inside of your DVS. They will tell you just how loud a song is and will offer you a means of …