October 16th, 2010
However tempted you are to use someone's home system for your DJ sets, don't do it.
Reader Dennis Boyle got in touch and said: “I’m looking to start DJing some house and indoor pool parties. What size speakers do you think I should get? I’m looking at the Mixtrack Pro when it comes out for a controller also a Korg Padkontrol for some looping stuff.”
From his question, it’s clear that Dennis is a musical guy with some good ambition. Adding a Midi controller for triggers and stuff on top of a simple (but excellent) DJ controller like the Mixtrack Pro shows this.
October 12th, 2010
There's loud, and there's unbalanced and distorted... which side do you come down on?
I just got home from checking out a venue where I will be DJing this winter here in southern Spain. It’s a bar down on the beach, and Javier, the Majorcan owner, has spent some sweet money on the place over the summer to make it more of an indoors/outdoors venue than just a terrace bar.
It’s now all sleek, lit panelling and decking, with heaters on the terrace, a “stand up” counter with an outside mojito bar, and a big, spacious interior complete with new DJ box. (Only big enough for a laptop and a controller – like your style, Javi!)