DJ Tech Tools has done a comprehensive comparison of the main players out there in the digital DJ World. With a chart! Read more: “Battle of the 1s and 0s. Traktor Vs Ableton Vs Serato”
Sort of like it’s analog cousin, Open Channel is an non-curated musician’s showcase in a supportive, relaxed environment, except it showcases electronic music, either through DJing or Live PAs. You will get 20 minutes to show off what you do musically, and then listen to other people doing the same thing. There are 12 slots open. The first 12 people who RSVP and pay will be guaranteed a slot. Playing order will be determined on t…he date of the performance.You are also absolutely welcome to bring friends, or just come as a spectator! There is a suggested donation of $5.
Here’s the .tsi file for the M-Audio X-Session Pro for Traktor Pro that I used on my latest mix: “The Consequences.” The photo shows how I set up the top knobs and the rest is pretty standard, with soft-takeovers on the faders and effect knob. The file is not backwards compatible for earlier versions of Traktor.
Here’s a great review of the Digital DJing Workshop where I did a presentation on Branding & Marketing yourself as a DJ. I’m glad people found it helpful and interesting. [English translation]
7-8pm – LIZ REVISION: DJ set & presentation on Marketing, Branding & PR for DJs 8-9pm – ORVILLE KLINE from MIW: Intro to Digital DJing 101 9-10pm – JOSH “DOC” HELTON from MIW: Advanced Traktor 10pm-2am – Live Performance by Legendary DJ — Loco Dice w/Martin Buttrich, Livo & Roby Friday, March 12, 7-10pm Spy Bar, 646 North Franklin Street Sponsored by NATIVE INSTRUMENTS MUSIC INDUSTRY WORKSHOP GUITAR CENTER HOSTED SKY VODKA BAR FROM 7-8PM DJ’s, producers, and music lovers join us for a FREE Digital DJ Workshop sponsored by Native Instruments, Music Industry Workshop, and Guitar Center. Witness the new age of digital DJ technology: Friday March 12th 7pm-10pm @ Spybar Chicago. Activities include a FREE Digital DJ Workshop, Networking Reception, and Live DJ Showcases. Native Instruments … Read More
As a response to Henry Rollins’ rant about how electronic music producers and DJs are talentless and brain-dead , here is Tim Exile demoing his Native Instruments setup. First up, The Finger–a live effects unit that’s pretty special. Then Tim walks us through his Reaktor-based setup that also includes The Finger. And then Tim performs “Youtube Killed the Now Wave Star.”