I DJed a festival this past weekend and announced that I’m taking time off indefinitely from performing main stages. I was thinking of what I’d tell my 16-year-old self when I started DJing. It’s not the end of my DJing, but I’m making it less of a priority for the foreseeable future, and so here are seven things I’d tell myself if I could walk into a Delorean and travel back to 1999.
Our reader Makis Kav writes: “I am a music producer and I am just making my first steps into DJing. My problem is that I am approaching DJing as a live musician thing, I tend to make a playlist from home and stick to it rather than being more spontaneous. How could I change this and communicate with the crowd?
Today we’re going to get you started on Flow 8, which is Mixed In Key’s new DJ software that breaks the four-deck mixing barrier (you can have up to eight decks!). We’ll download it from the Mixed In Key site, install it on your machine, get your music on it, and do a mix. Let’s get to it!
Some of us DJs of course are impeccably behaved at all times. But some? Well, the story we’re leading with today is proof of what can happen when a DJ gives in to temptation. Our question on this New Year’s Day to you is: Are you also guilty of behaving badly?
Digital DJ Masterclass VIP member James asked this question in a recent coaching webinar: “Do you have other recommendations regarding laptops than Apple? Where should I put attention to regarding tech specs?” In today’s post, we give five recommendations.
One of the things we totally hate here at Digital DJ Tips in any endeavour is the “closed shop metality”. It’s the self-appointed “establishment” putting up barriers to entry to protect their little corner. It’s people saying “you’ll never do it,” because most of the time what they’re really saying is: “I’m just scared you’ll succeed.”
A tiny Dutch company drew massive attention last year for a Kickstarter-funded project that promised physical knobs for your touchscreen device. Called Tuna Knobs, the small plastic knobs are fitted with suction cups for sticking on your iOS or Android device so you can finally tweak knobs instead of dragging with your fingers.