Over To You: Too Hot For DJing!

Phil Morse | Read time: < 1 min
DJing outdoors Pro
Last updated 10 April, 2018

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DJing on the beach
Djing in the sunshine can be an awesome thing – until your gear fails due to the temperature, that is…

Digital DJ Tips reader Wookie writes: “I just had a gig last Friday, which ended pretty badly. I was playing outdoor in a shadowless spot and with the sun pretty much at it highest position. Middle of a day. My MacBook Pro started to have audio dropouts and sounded like the latency was too low. It turned out that it was too hot for my computer to work properly. Now, tomorrow I will have pretty much the same gig, with the same weather. How can I cool down my laptop? Is it possible that audio dropped out be cause of high air temperature?”

Digital DJ Tips says:

I had Algoriddim’s djay software running on my iPhone last summer at a barbecue, and no sooner had I popped the phone down on the table to turn some sausages, than it all stopped – the iPhone had a big exclamation mark on its screen and told me it was too hot to function. I had to put it in the fridge for a bit…

Back in the day, I remember one of the reasons CDJs caught on quickly in Goa was because vinyl was literally melting at the daytime beach parties! Truth is, high temperatures are the enemy of man and machine. So apart from getting yourself a parasol and a big fan, I really don’t know what to suggest here.

So, over to you readers! Have you even had the same thing happen to you? How did you deal with it? Please share your thoughts in the comments.

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