October 16th, 2012
News & Opinion
The Vestax PBS-4 allows anyone to broadcast a mixture of audio and video directly to the web. Great for DJs wanting to play live sets to a global audience, either from their clubs or their bedrooms!
Vestax PBS-4 preview: In today’s online world, there are more ways than ever to showcase your DJing and VJing talents. Podcasts, videocasts and DJ performances can all be broadcast to the world from your bedroom, giving you a chance to build a following and develop your skills “in public” that didn’t exist a decade ago.
And, of course, if you’re a clever up-and-coming DJ who’s already playing out, you can also broadcast live from your venue. It’s now perfectly possible to broadcast a DJ set on the web using cheap cameras (maybe one over your decks, and one on the crowd), a sound feed from your mixer, a second laptop, and a broadband connection. The Vestax PBS-4 is designed to help you do just that…
April 11th, 2012
Sports bars, with their ready-fitted projector and screen systems, can be a great place to throw a party and show off your video DJ skills.
Smart DJs reading this series have probably already realised that video DJing could potentially be a leg-up into the highly competitive world of “normal” DJing, especially if you can’t or don’t want to make your own music or promote your own events as a way of getting noticed.
In this week’s penultimate article in our video DJing series, we’re going to talk about how to get work as a video DJ. Paying gigs are paying gigs, and once you’re out there doing it, opportunities will open up for you to take this where you want to go.
March 13th, 2012
VFX Control from MixVibes: A thoroughly modern video DJing software/hardware combination that doesn't cost the earth but packs in features that would have set you back tens of thousands just a few years back.
While video or visual DJing has been around for a while, it won’t surprise you to learn that, just like with audio DJing, the arrival of digital is really shaking things up.
In this week’s instalment of our eight-part video DJing series, we’re going to show you how we got to where we are today, and why digital offers you the simplest, cheapest and most powerful way to get started. (And that goes for whether you’re wanting to use video to add something extra to your DJ sets in the shape of effects, branding, live camera feeds and so on, or you want to DJ with music videos.)