Having bought my first pair of DJ turntables back in the early 90’s at the age of 14, I’m no stranger to dance music! In fact, dance music has percolated my life in some form or another, each day, from that point onwards.
For regular visitors to the site, you will have noticed my lack of commitment to writing new articles over the last two months. The reason for this might be two fold, or even three fold. Continue reading “My Break from Traktor”
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.
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”