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Amazon… and I’m in the states. Btw, which one should I call, I can’t remember which one I called
okay, i just pulled it up on new egg. watch for sales. I managed to get a new laptop recently for DJing and my schoolwork (COmputer Science so performance actuallly matters) for about $50 USD more than these HP laptops are. it really just depends on sales. I scored an Acer laptop with an 15 7200U, 8 GB DDR4 Ram, 250 GB SSD, 1 TB HDD and Nvidia 950m GPU for $550. You just have to watch.
even if you can’t get an SSD, that HDD is at 5400 rpm which is a snails pace by todays standards. if you could upgrade to 7200 rpm, that would be a decent improvement. look into hybrid drives. they are cheaper than SSDs, there is a small amount of SSD storage (32ish GB) and the rest is mechanical storage.
The hard drive and RAM are things that can usually be upgraded fairly cheaply (especially if you do it yourself) and doesn’t require buying a whole new machine
It really depends on which i3 it has. There are several within each generation
This video explains the difference pretty well. Ideally, you would want to get the i3 with two physical cores instead of the single core with hyper threading. If you have a link to it or could provide us with this information, post it here and I can better help you!
Cool, bro! I’m a freshman at Louisiana Tech, doin my thing over here! good to see more of us!
take to twitter, link his mix and rally your people against him lol. I’ll help
Thank you, I’ll look into them ASAP
I wasn’t familiar before this, but I really enjoyed this mix! I will definitely be looking for more by them! Thank you!
Nice to see someone using VDJ like this, I personally did this for about a year and a half (though never for any gigs) before I got my first controller. I found it really helpful to map out my keyboard like the buttons on a controller and eventually got it to be almost like a controller just without the jog wheels! This ended up being helpful. Although since you have a controller, you could just pick up Serato DJ Intro for free.
I realize your gig has already passed, just hoping this could be good for future reference!
I prepare tunes for each gig, with well tagged tracks, files labeled perfectly, but I always bring my two external drives that have my backup of my whole library because you never know.
Mini Playlists are your friends, I only recently started doing this and it’s been great. it makes it way easier to not only find songs to play next, but also just to pack/prepare music for a gig. if you need 40 songs, but can only think of 5, take the mini playlist (which is generally 4 tracks) and you’re already halfway to your goal.
These playlists can be purely for maintaining a vibe or energy level, have a theme, simply mix well together, or (my favorite, especially when I’m doing school dances with multiple genres) tempo changing.
To add to Kenny’s songs, (* by ones I know have instructions, all line dances)
Biker Shuffle *
K-Wang (Get the clean one)
Bunny Hop (Louisiana Favorite, it’s great, by Da Entourage)
Apache (Jump On It)
Ice, Ice Baby
Pop, Lock, and Drop It
Crank That (Soulja Boy)
And I really hate to include this one because it kills my soul and everytime I have to play it, I die a littel inside, especially because none of the kids that request it even know the actual name of the song, but…
Watch Me by Silento…
Hope this list helps, it’s a few of the songs like this that I play at most gigs. I have more but they are on a hard drive at hope, I could get them later if necessary. Enjoy and good luck!
All DJ software is fairly CPU bound, due to the fact that audio rendering is almost entirely done by the CPU. There is no dedicated component for this in computers. Some may have sound cards, but these only help with the quality of the output of the audio. DJing is one of the few cases where more CPU cores helps, (4-8) but you also need to check the quality of the cores. Intel’s i5 and i7 laptop CPU’s from their newest generation and the one previous are fairly sufficient, and AMD will be releasing their new ones (it’s been nearly 5 years) sometime Q1 2017. I’m currently running an Intel i5 7200U (Learn what the letters after CPU numbers represent, as well as about clock speed).
I’m not sure what else you could really do except try and cool your laptop better (CoolerMaster makes some nice cooling pads, I reccomend checking them out).
Also, check out this video to learn more about Intel CPUs
Thank you so much!