Mobile DJing is an avenue that takes the meaning of gear to a whole new level. Gear doesn’t just mean a DJs controller and mixer. The term encompasses controllers, laptops, microphones, stage lights, dollies, and much more. One of the most important set of components for any mobile DJ is to have a good pair of loudspeakers. A mobile DJ will typically be an all-inclusive package so a sound system is definitely needed and it is important to understand what to look for in a sound system. DJs will have either passive or active speakers and knowing the difference between the two is a skill every mobile DJ should have. Today we will break down each type and provide the knowledge to determine where each type excels.
DJ routines are not always solo adventures. Sometimes routines can consist of multiple DJs that play back to back in a battle style to create a cohesive track. While newsfeeds have been filled with the E.A.S.Y. duo, today DJ IZOH meets Kumai Goro in this routine which blends turntablism with live finger drumming. Watch the video […]
DJing is usually an independent act. An independent DJ and their decks run the club but not in the world of team DJ competitions. DMC hosts the DJ Team Championship every year and in 2014 9'O Clock stole the trophy. The team is composed of three DJs who each have a mixer and a turntable to cut up tracks during their routine. The DJs aren't mixing back to back but they reach musical connection as they all scratch at the same time. Watch their winning routine below.
To follow up the recent guide to digital crates we thought it would be a good idea to provide a quick tutorial piece on how to format and use a flash drive for DJing with rekordbox. If you are not familiar with the software, rekordbox is Pioneer's track prepping software that is designed for DJs to prep tracks to be used with the CDJs. Rekordbox is a powerful tool for any DJ using CDJs and this article will be a base point for DJs looking to get their digital crate organized.
While DJ apps continue to spill into the app stores there has been only a trickling of hardware devices for these DJ apps. Hardware built to be used with a phone or tablet is tricky as the computing power each one has however there are still companies, like DJIT, who look past the technical limitations. The company who made the Edjing DJ app (available on Windows, Android, and iOS) is preparing to release the Mixfader which is, you guessed it, a crossfader for the app.
It seems these days that more and more apps are coming out on the market for the iPad and iOS. While there is a lot of copy cats and poorly programmed apps, there are some that offer viable solutions for the DJ looking to get more out of there iOS device. Inklen introduced the Tonetable app in 2011 which is a DVS control device for your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch. DVS control for iOS is really cool but the folks at Stagecraft took the app to the next level by creating a compatible VST. Read more below about how Tonetable now can be used to create scratch effects in any VST compatible DAW and what Scratch Track brings for producers.
Hearing loss in DJing is no laughing matter. The career of a DJ is filled with towered speakers, blown monitors, and over compensated headphones. If you don't take care of your ears when your out in the field you can be at risk of losing a vital body function that you need to DJ. That is why it always important to practice preservation techniques to save your hearing.
Serato in the past year has continually developed the software to include a multitude of features from HID support with the XDJ-100os to Serato Flip. With the new beta version, 1.7.4, there is support for industry-standard mixers from Pioneer and Allen & Heath, along with a handful of new features. Club Kit License for Serato DJ Now Supported Serato […]