September 6, 2013
There is an inherent beauty in using gear or instruments right out of the box without needing to flip through the manual. Unfortunately, any gear that is complex and deep will requires days and weeks to fully learn about what it can do. When a new DVS is sent to a trade show for testing by the public, there is only so much that a person can learn with their 10 minutes using it. It is not really a problem for the creators; since it shows that it has the capability to be robust, but it does leave people want more and questions floating around the air.
The newest revision to Virtual DJ is still untested, yet many are excited to see what it has to offer. The word they use is “sandboxing”. While this term may not mean much in a musician’s perspective – I can offer you a …
August 19, 2013
Some DJs and producers have the mindset of quitting before they even start. That is not to say that ALL DJs don’t have their doubts when they are creating music – but for some of them the fear is so great that they mentally quit before they even start. There are also other factors that have to be addressed, so we can clearly see why the art of DJing can be so discouraging. One of them is gear. People tend to assume that more gear means you have more options and control. This may be true for advanced DJs who need special items in their setup; but many pros will tell you that gear has never held them back.
Time is perhaps the biggest worry of any DJ who is not a high school kid or a teenager – since we have our dayjobs and the rest of our lives …
May 12, 2013
When a hometown producer becomes a big name who travels across the globe, you’d think that something about them would change. Many artists make it to the top by claiming that they will never sell out or change, but it is kind of hard to fathom that not happening with screaming fans at your fingertips. All of the hard work that went into becoming a damn near brand name, so naturally you want to celebrate, and naturally you want some of the respect that comes with the territory. So what is it like to be a single DJ on stage, performing in front of millions?
Just the thought of it can be overwhelming when you picture on man on stage with nobody else behind him. The same gear you use to DJ in your bedroom is the same gear you use when you’re in a giant stadium, so I can …