No, it doesn't tell you whether the song is good or not, but this interesting new app called Fakin' The Funk does answer a question that DJs often ask: Is this 320mbps MP3 or so-called lossless WAV really so great, or is is just a YouTube rip or similar of a badly mastered file, craftily exported in a more acceptable format?
Do you want me to tell you know what makes a client pay you what you're worth as a mobile DJ? What it is that means that some DJs can charge hundreds or thousands for gigs, while others seem to splutter and fail at the price part of the conversation, and always feel they're not being paid what they're worth?
Nobody has enough time nowadays, right? I sure as hell know I don't. No matter how much I plan, how organised I try to be, and how much I say it'll be different this year, whenever anyone asks how it's going, I almost invariably say that same thing: "Y'know, busy..." So if that sounds like you, and you feel like you're not giving you DJing the time it needs, what to do?
We spoke about Mixvibes' Remixvideo app previously. It is kind of like the company's popular Remixlive suite of apps (that let you compose easily with loops), but for video. Well, the company just informed us that Remixvide been added to the Mac App Store and therefore is available.
OK, so you haven't got a lighting guy, right? You don't have somebody dedicated to pressing faders and buttons on a dedicated DMX lighting desk to give your DJ sets a bit of something "extra"? Of course you don't! Who does? And that's where SoundSwitch wants to help.
Well, if you've ever wondered where DJs get their names from, now's your chance to find out! It's the first of our stories in this week's roundup of all that's been happening around the DJ and music industry websites. Have a great weekend, whatever you're up to...
Harmonic mixing, or mixing in key, is a crucial skill for DJing nowadays, ushered in on the back of digital music technologies (especially pitch preservation at varying tempo, and the ability for software to pretty accurately guess the key of any piece of music). Here's some advice on doing it in Traktor.