More than ever, it’s important to understand what’s involved, in order to strive to deliver a clean signal when you’re DJing or producing music. That’s what these 7 Rules For Great DJ Sound Quality are designed to help you with.
Virtual DJ 7.3 is released today and adds improved sound quality, better EQ and more responsive jogwheel control.
Digital DJ Tips reader Andrew Potter writes: “I have recently been doing some gigs on Wednesday evening here in Tokyo. Every time I play my digital set up through the club’s system, and then compare sound quality from that of the DJs using the clubs CDJs, I notice a perceivable difference.”
Digital DJ Tips forum member Eledamiri writes: “I was watching your video about digital music quality the other day and then I wondered what exactly variable bitrate (VBR) is? Every now and then I encounter files with 205 VBR, 240 VBR and so, especially when I download DJ sets from SoundCloud.”
Today is Dynamic Range Day, which is dedicated to making music sound better by promoting the understanding that dynamics are more important than volume in music. For DJs, it is a simple enough lesson to learn and one that can make your DJ sets sound better forever more.
There are multiple stages between whatever it is that makes music and the sound that hits the dancefloor. But it can be a bit tough to picture exactly what’s going on with your sound, especially when many of those stages nowadays are “virtualised”. Unless you can do this, however, all kinds of pitfalls await you.
Reader Grafton K Palmer writes: “I’m a beginner DJ and I’m using a Behringer BCD2000. It’s only entry-level equipment and I’m now worried that it’ll sound shit in a large venue.”