Livid just launched a Kickstarter campaign for a new pocket-sized controller. The Minim is a wireless hardware device consisting of 21 buttons, a touch strip, and 3D motion sensors. The controls are pressure-sensitive and it ships with a standalone app that bridges Minim’s controls with third party music software.
We kicked off this series talking about the software end of the deal in live remixing, but banging on your laptop keyboard and mouse can only take you so far. If we’ve noticed anything from those who perform well in live remixing, it’s that you need the right gear for the occasion. Thankfully with technology the way it is, you have a plethora of options at your fingertips.
Today’s article is the first of a three-part series where we’ll get you started and explore the world of basic controllerism, and give you some ideas on how to bring these techniques back into the basic DJ set.
Moldover’s latest project, the Robocaster, demonstrates what happens when Midi controllers meet guitars.
Digital DJ Tips reader Scott writes: “I am looking at purchasing my first controller. I would like to get out there and DJ to a crowd ASAP – maybe even bars and weddings, as I love music although it would be useful to make some extra cash. My dilemma is that I like the idea of the Novation Twitch and its features but I am concerned that this may not be as applicable to the type of crowds I hope to entertain.
Whether you’ve been a DJ for a month or many years, you’ll probably have encountered a “DJ contest” at some point. The goal today is to giver you a potted guide to DJ contests, whether to enter them, and the best way to approach them.
There has been a ton of major media coverage on dance music lately, specifically on how it seems to have entered the mainstream of American culture, with Pete Tong warning that if corporate investors are “allowed to run riot with their corporate machinery, (they) will destroy the scene.” But how true is this assessment?