Friday Roundup: Should You Pre-Plan Your DJ Sets?

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Friday roundup
Last updated 4 August, 2017

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Friday Roundup
What happens when a carefully programmed set doesn’t go as planned? Festival regular Jauz shares his experience where he forgot to transfer his entire set to a USB stick, forcing him to DJ on the fly.

In this week’s Friday Roundup, we’ve got a feature that weighs in on pre-planning a DJ set, as bass house DJ Jauz shares his thoughts following a festival performance where his set wasn’t transferred to a USB drive. We’ve also got a look at the new Pioneer DJ Toraiz SP-16 sampler, and a web-based 808 drum machine that you can mess around with. All these and more in our weekly roundup of DJ news from around the web. Have a great weekend!

  1. Should You Pre-Plan Your DJ Sets? – Is pre-planning a DJ set better than creating one from scratch during the performance itself? DJ City has it Read more
  2. Deadmau5’s Advice To Producers – The outspoken electronic music maestro dishes out top tips for music makers. DJ Mag has it Read more
  3. What’s Behind Tiga’s DJ Philosophy? – Respected DJ/producer Tiga shares his thoughts and beliefs on DJing as an art form, and how it differs from a live music performance. Soundwall has it Read more
  4. How Pioneer’s Toraiz SP-16 Sampler/Sequencer Works – DJ Techtools gives an overview of Pioneer DJ’s brand new hardware sampler meant for both live performance and studio production Read more
  5. iO-808 Is A Web-Based Drum Machine – Produce a beat entirely in your browser using this 808 drum machine web app Read more
  6. Try SoundSwitch With Serato DJ For Free – You can now download a trial of SoundSwitch, the app that lets you code lighting programmes to music files. It’s over at the Serato Blog Read more
  7. How To Legally Sample Music – Check out this article that goes into the basics of sampling without getting into copyright troubles. Tunecore has it Read more

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