The DJ Booth

What's your current view on digital DJ'ing?

Reply
Page 2 of 2
  Tools
Edstacee +

Jackanackanory.

Edstacee's Avatar
Joined
Oct '03
Times thanked
<
Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Posts
1,167
I love watching the digital DJ shit his pants when the system crashes or he drags the song into the wrong side etc etc, and hasn't even thought to bring a CD or real vinyl to play while restarting, just in case this happens..I usually throw the first bottle

As an old fart who has been collecting vinyl for 15 years, I also think the whole digital domain/internet (eg beatport etc) side of things has made it so much easier and cheaper for people to get great music, which is kind of good, but how many dicks just download the Carl Craig / Deadmau5 / Richie Hawtin top 10 off Beatport every month and that is their set??

DJing was always about breaking new stuff amongst the classics and floor fillers imo, not copying your "idols"..
Bracko +

Bracko's Avatar
Joined
Apr '02
Times thanked
<
Thanks: 1,532
Thanked 2,799 Times in 1,577 Posts
Posts
42,178

Quote:

Originally Posted by quantum8

jaded? on ITM? say it isn't true!

shhhhh..... don't don't rain on his parade
step on my cubes.
pEAkeR_hAT +

"The Peoples' Champion"

pEAkeR_hAT's Avatar
Joined
Apr '07
Times thanked
<
Thanks: 8,416
Thanked 4,661 Times in 2,288 Posts
Posts
12,345
yeah, its my parade and ill do what i want lol


Post a set up if you think you are that good man
slackas +

Music on my mind...

slackas's Avatar
Joined
Jun '08
Times thanked
<
Thanks: 81
Thanked 97 Times in 69 Posts
Posts
5,396

Quote:

Originally Posted by Edstacee

I love watching the digital DJ shit his pants when the system crashes or he drags the song into the wrong side etc etc, and hasn't even thought to bring a CD or real vinyl to play while restarting, just in case this happens..I usually throw the first bottle

Same shit when the Dj's hand accidently hits the tone arm, either way if you threw a bottle at me i'd glass you with it...
Tech-One
YossarianIsSane +

Registered User

YossarianIsSane's Avatar
Joined
Nov '05
Times thanked
<
Thanks: 108
Thanked 182 Times in 101 Posts
Posts
1,404

Quote:

Originally Posted by Edstacee

but how many dicks just download the Carl Craig / Deadmau5 / Richie Hawtin top 10 off Beatport every month and that is their set??

DJing was always about breaking new stuff amongst the classics and floor fillers imo, not copying your "idols"..

I agree with this. Makes a lot of sets very samey - I pretty much always hear the top 10 beatport electro house when I go out to certain clubs. I don't have much of an issue with it though as it's kinda what I expect.

You can really find some gems though with the increased range and preview ability.
Justin_m23 +

Registered User

Justin_m23's Avatar
Joined
Dec '08
Times thanked
<
Thanks: 21
Thanked 5 Times in 3 Posts
Posts
160
I had to choose between buying external gear and buying more tunes, because I can't afford both at the moment... Does the fact that I'm digital make my tunes/mixing worse than yours?

Actually I can probably agree that the mixing isn't as tight. But it's a problem I'm going to have to live with till I save enough for gear or win the lottery.
DJ D one +

Registered User

DJ D one's Avatar
Joined
May '04
Times thanked
<
Thanks: 1
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Posts
1,500

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bracko

^^^ I've seen DJs thumbing through 3Dworld and mags while Djing



I'm not being a tool (well i am actually, but hey..) but if beat matching is even a consideration when you're DJing you need to work on it and IMO you shouldn't be playing in a club.

I like long mixes when you have both songs playing at the same time unlike some people who switch tunes after tunes...so having the tunes correctly beat matched is of essence and yes it does take a lil time for me...when you get beat matching out of the picture it personally gives me more time on the mix itself...that is me. I rather have good music with bad transitions than shit music with good transitions...yes utimately I rather have good music and good transition, unlike some people i don't think beatmatching is the only thing, I am not saying that it is not important as well...but to me it is just one of the element...

D1
www.weeknsoundz.com
twistedbydesign +

grokkin it over

twistedbydesign's Avatar
Joined
Mar '04
Times thanked
<
Thanks: 39
Thanked 179 Times in 111 Posts
Posts
16,099

Quote:

if beat matching is even a consideration when you're DJing you need to work on it and IMO you shouldn't be playing in a club.

tail ender up in here
Beats
Worrying is using your imagination to create something you don't want
Edstacee +

Jackanackanory.

Edstacee's Avatar
Joined
Oct '03
Times thanked
<
Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Posts
1,167

Quote:

Originally Posted by slackas

Same shit when the Dj's hand accidently hits the tone arm, either way if you threw a bottle at me i'd glass you with it...

So CDJs are the safest way to go to not get in to a glass fight is the conclusion here.

I usually aim my bottle for the computer itself, not the wanker behind it. Like yeah, I totally do it every time I see someone on Ableton etc..
Whats the matter, Beatport downloader didn't work properly for the latest Tiesto mp3?
Someone is a bit testy from too much digital noise! OOOH!
Edstacee +

Jackanackanory.

Edstacee's Avatar
Joined
Oct '03
Times thanked
<
Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Posts
1,167

Quote:

Originally Posted by Justin_m23

I had to choose between buying external gear and buying more tunes, because I can't afford both at the moment... Does the fact that I'm digital make my tunes/mixing worse than yours?

Probably.

Nah, sorry bout that. In seriousness, I would say the lack of hands on control for laptop DJing (as in "internal mouse clicky mixing", not timecode vinyl) makes for more sound problems eg: massive volume fluctuations between mixes etc, much more common. Its also the case that if used properly, Ableton etc can make for a seamless (and effortless) set. So there is no right or wrong!

In seriousness, without sounding too "you kids never had it so good"..the digital age has brought information and content to us all within seconds.

We can listen to the latest "whatever DJ" mix or a Ron Hardy mix from 1983, get the tracklisting and start buying or stealing the songs we want straight away.

Gone are the days of trawling the world for years to get your hands on "that track", or listening to something in the shop that you didn't know the name of but always wanted. Beatport/Stompy etc are great in alot of ways, but I really feel for my mates who are doing it tougher than ever in the specialist record shops, when we can all get the same tracks downloaded (for free if we want to steal it) within minutes without moving our fat arses.

This is a bit of a PC v Mac type argument so after pissing off Slack-as (who really must be easygoing and totally can take a joke) and (jokingly) dissing Justin_m23 above (cos I can cos I have been collecting and DJing for 15 years..occasionally even for money!) I will piss off and say that I try to use all formats.
Justin_m23 +

Registered User

Justin_m23's Avatar
Joined
Dec '08
Times thanked
<
Thanks: 21
Thanked 5 Times in 3 Posts
Posts
160
Gimme money, then I'll buy a decent set up and make you happy.
airsic +

Registered User

airsic's Avatar
Joined
Jun '07
Times thanked
<
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Posts
12
Digital djing is the future i think, whether it be with a dvs system or midi controllers and ableton. I think in 5 years times things will have evolved to a point where entirely digital setups are the norm, and vinyl and cds are a thing of the past and we'll look back and wonder why it took so long to take up new technology. It seems in a scene that should encourage innovation and push new technologies some people will always declare that if you're using digital you're cheating or complain that sound quality is not up to scratch
Page 2 of 2
Reply

« Previous Thread Next Thread »

Posting Rules

+
    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts