So ive wanted to dj for years and years... but i cant afford good discogs right now and the entire line up but i do have a good comp.
Soooooo i want to start with programs and mixing and promo sets, even though i would much rather mix with discogs and record but i want to know the tequnical side of dj'ing.
can anyone recommend any programs for me for starting out to produce/mix and all of the above?
Try ableton live. you can download it for free on their site. you get 14 days with full features.
yes ableton is a good solution...try vers 6
wow, i used to use that program 3 years back when i first started getting interested, so many hours mixing and not studying through high school!Originally Posted by ^JASON
Not sure what the updated versions are like, but i found it relatively limited as far as functionality, there are alot of similar ones out there, have a look around
Have a look at this midi control, aids you with digital djing, cheap too!
Last edited by wangwang; 12-19-2008 at 06:24 AM.
I have both Traktor and Virtual DJ. Traktor's more "pro" than VDJ imo
I have used Albeton and I recommed it as well!
virtual dj doesnt teach you shit all. maybe just functions of cdjs thats about itOriginally Posted by ^JASON
LOL @ this one guy i knew was always goin on and on like hes such agood dj and what not and always uses VDJ
then the second ilet him use my cdjs one time hes like 'wheres your sync button?'
i couldnt stop laughing. what a fuckin idiot to think you press a button and magically they are sync and beat matched for you
best program in my opinion has to be Traktor
but still equiptment is everything.
Discgos is great for getting vinyl, I'm worried I'll blow my student loan on it though hah
i now what you mean. exactly what i've been doing :POriginally Posted by wangwang
haha, yeah a common mistake. some of my friends did the same when i introduced them to virtual dj :POriginally Posted by ItaloJoe
myself, i didnt even know about the sync button at first. i noticed it but never bothered to try hitting that button ^^
anyway, if you take away that button (i think they have in the later versions) it's a decent program
A couple big names use Traktor DJ e.g. Richie Hawtin, Minilogue.
deadmau5 uses ableton but along with a million other bit n bobs for firing samples over tunes.
Sasha uses ableton (he was the first to do so in a special party in Maida Vale/London long time ago - it was recorded for BBC Essential Mix)
Save up for CD players / Decks..
Come on man... You gotta earn your stripes.
Learn to DJ on proper equipment.
Computer mixing eliminates so much of the skill factor. People like to see you mix on decks.
Save save save... It is the only way!
virtual dj is a cute soft to start, traktor is better
i agree get real gear........
I found out now its piss easy to mix on ableton and also sony acid.
both software auto bpms your tracks so when you drag them in all you need to do is put it where you want to mix it in hahaha then use automation on the Eq and wala a mix!
VDJ actually has issues.
sometimes jumps can also crash your pc for no reason.
and it also has auto bpm aswell lols.
if you want to dj properly then get real equipment.
if you want to do it as a hobby and in your bedroom then use software!
people like PVD,Sasha,Digweed use software but if no one has not noticed they connect them up to Cdj's or 1210's so the factor of using real gear is still there .
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