February 11, 2013
The iPad was designed to be “designed”, if you know what I mean. Even though the iOS comes with a slew of self endorsed programs, many users ignore them and simply download their own apps to use with the device. It is no different than the bloatware that comes on a PC with a preinstalled version of Windows 8. iPod users understand this and it does not affect then, as much as it used to – as these programs are easy to remove and ignore altogether. It is the app designers who make the platform such a magical one – not Apple itself. There is also another side to the iPad that can be explored by creators and designers, the hardware.
Since the iPad is such a sleek device, it lends itself to being built into other objects. You can think of it as something similar to an SD card, …
December 26, 2012
I expect to see more DJs using an iPad in conjunction with their standard DJ setup. The beauty of the iPad is that it can be used as your main device, but if you’re hesitant to rid yourself of the standard QWERTY keyboard, the iPad can still be used as a peripheral device (as you would a laptop MIDI controller) to achieve things like external effects or sampling. While the iPad is slimmer and light that than your average laptop, it still suffers from (and even more so) the limitations of a laptop mainly, finding a mounting solution. Since the iPad has no vertical screen adjustment tilt on its own, it means that you’ll need another way to mount it.
Gear manufactures have been looking for ways solve the problem of mounting the iPad when it’s in use with your gear. Numark was clever when designing the iDJ Pro, as …
September 5, 2012
The Numark iDJ Pro, which was first witnessed as a prototype at NAMM has finally got the “OK” to be mass produced. The iDJ Pro is revolutionary because it’s in its own class – and it fills the void that other units only partially satisfy.
Using a laptop to replace vinyl records was once considered revolutionary, but it also led to a host of problems like having to mount a screen that blocked the DJ’s view of the audience. In a way, it disconnected the DJ from the dance floor. Controllers improved the situation (eliminating the need for a QWERTY keyboard to trigger cues), but still suffered from the need to stick a laptop somewhere in the booth.
The iDJ Pro is the first to completely integrate the iPad into the mixer and controller itself. No more keyboards; and no more mouse clicking. Everything is at your fingertips and yes, …
DJ Scott Mad Flip
February 2, 2012
As we start a new year it’s hard not to reflect on what we have accomplished in years past, but yet it’s harder still to try and predict what this wonderful world of DJing has in store for us in 2012. I see a major change in my musical direction, albeit more of a 90′s revival of sorts for me personally, integrating more of my original music in my sets as well as playing less dubstep for dubstep’s sake. It’s over anyway, Bieber made it so by simply uttering the words “dubstep” from his magical mouth when asked about his new record. Of course, I’m kidding. ANYWAY, here are some bold predictions for 2012:
The Diminishing State Of The Internet Free-Jay Nation
There have been some new developments concerning the use of online file sharing sights now that SOPA and PIPA have everyone talking, and online sites like MegaUpload and …