Keeping your music files organized is actually the most difficult part of digital DJ’ing. Yet I feel it is the most crucial aspect to making sure that you flow as a DJ.
Knowing how your music is organized and where you can find it with ease, will make your job as a DJ much more joyful. The worst feeling whilst playing a set, is having only a few bars of a track left before you’ve even got something loaded up into the next deck.
Continue reading “Music Management: How I keep things Organized.”
If you’re a Traktor user, taking the first step towards using the Remix Decks can be a daunting one. They look complicated and seem to taunt you; like how the naughty school boy at the back of class taunts the teacher. But there’s an easy way to take control of those unruly, mystery decks. Let me explain. Continue reading “How To Take Charge of the Remix Decks At Zero Cost”
There are lots of places where we can access loops for use inside the Traktor Remix Decks, but there is one particular crew that currently stands out from the crowd: Let me introduce you to the Loop Lounge! Continue reading “Getting Creative with the Loop Lounge”
A recent video from Ean Golden on DJ Tech Tools started a few cogs turning in my mind. The video, although an excellent piece of advice on a quick method of checking the beatgrid on your track, had me pondering it’s usefulness. Continue reading “Don’t Underestimate the Power of Beatmatching”
This month I decided to set up the sound cards on the CDJ’s. I seemed to have forgotten that they contain their own sound card and have been relying on my now aging Kontrol Audio 8 interface from NI.
It’s incredibly easy to set up the aggregate audio for the CDJ’s using a mac, I will post an article on this at a later time. (It seems that PC users can just select the outputs without the need to aggregate.) Continue reading “Lost Radio Show February 2015”
During the creation of my Remix Deck Course I felt compelled to show some resourcefulness and in the spirit of “using what you’ve already got”, I decided to create a Remix Deck Mapping for the Kontrol X1.
The X1 was my first Traktor controller and is still my main goto controller. I love how compact and versatile it is and because I’ve owned it for so long, I know my way around it very well. Continue reading “Kontrol X1 Remix Deck Mapping”
The announcement of the new Traktor Kontrol S8 fuels the raging ‘sync’ debate, adding to the argument whether jogwheels are actually required for the DJ of now and tomorrow. Continue reading Are Jog Wheels Necessary? Debunking the Sync Debate