Whatever style of music you play as a DJ, whatever kind of crowds you play to, visuals will always be a big part of the experience you present. That doesn't have to mean video—a blacked-out room with a solitary strobe provides as much of a visual statement as a 40-foot video wall—but a well crafted video and graphics show can be breathtaking if done well. Today we’ll show you how to get started with MixEmergency and Traktor.
After doing an admirable job playing catch-up last year, Mixvibes Cross 3 gives the others something to catch-up to: a well-appointed video DJing feature set with plenty of flexible mixing options, effects, recording and video sampling slots. If you’ve considered adding video to your DJ sets, you owe it to yourself to read all that Cross 3 can do.
Mixvibes Cross has historically been the DJ software that matches what other prominent platforms do, making a parallel feature set that does everything just as well as the industry leaders. Today Paris-based Mixvibes is rolling out a brand new version, Cross 3, which adds an entire video control system to the DJ software. Here’s the […]
We just finished giving away a ton of free copies of awesome iOS software – but if you’re still clamoring for more, good news. Algoriddim’s visual mixing software, Vjay, is the iOS app store’s app of the week, meaning it’ll cost you absolutely nothing. The app also has been updated to a brand new version, […]
We’re always fascinated by new concepts for onstage DJ and live performance booths, and after taking an office field trip last week to see Flying Lotus in Oakland, we were excited to see this new video crop up from Red Bull Music Academy. The mini-documentary talks about the genesis and concept behind the visuals that […]
The New York Times ran an article at the beginning of this summer about how dance music and big name DJs have become Las Vegas’ stars, with major monthly residencies booked at a level comparable with Ibiza’s legendary parties. With so much money flying around, it’s no surprise that Kaskade (who recently placed eighth in […]
This week is shaping up to be an exciting one for video DJs, with Serato officially releasing their new video plugin the same day that Inklen drops their new 2.0 version of Mix Emergency packed with brand new features. Things have been heating up, with ME2 closed off from new versions of Scratch Live and […]
Jay E: 2012 WMC VJ Challenge Winning Set from ScreenWerks on Vimeo. ScreenWerks returned with a vengence to the annual Winter Music Conference VJ Challenge in Miami and walked away with the top prize: the 1st Place World Championship! Jay E had the beachfront arena rocking with a throwback-style set full of funky breaks, chunky […]