Don’t Underestimate the Power of Beatmatching

screen-shot-2015-02-08-at-9-27-35-amA 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”

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Lost Radio Show February 2015

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”

Kontrol X1 Remix Deck Mapping

img_3997During 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 Conversation Nobody in the DJ Industry Seems to be Having

screen-shot-2015-01-24-at-2-13-41-pmAs hundreds of electronic audio equipment manufacturers and music merchants meet from all over the world this weekend at the NAMM show 2015, many of us are getting excited about the newest of the new and waiting with baited breath to see what manufacturers will soon be shipping all over the world into the homes, studios and bedrooms of countless music lovers.

Continue reading “The Conversation Nobody in the DJ Industry Seems to be Having”

Pioneer XDJ-RX is Exciting – No Laptop Required

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As many of my regular readers will know, I do not post articles about many controllers, or too much about DJ equipment, but upon seeing the latest offering from Pioneer, I just can’t help myself.

The Pioneer XDJ-RX is the most exciting controller I’ve seen hit the DJ world since the Kontrol X1 mark 1, and the reasons are simple: Continue reading “Pioneer XDJ-RX is Exciting – No Laptop Required”

Lost Radio Show January 2015

photo-1Happy 2015 to you all, I hope you all had an amazing New Years Eve whatever you got upto.

I hope many of you were DJ’ing somewhere, but if you weren’t, don’t worry, you can focus on making it happen at the end of this year.

So to start the year off with the first radio show of 2015, I decided to play a few tracks that I played during my New Years Set. I was lucky enough to get a set time from 11:30 to 1am, so was able to rock a crowd of around 230 people right into the New Year. It’s always very special when there’s a crowd rocking hard in-front of you! Continue reading “Lost Radio Show January 2015”