Re: Wanna be DJ / Producers?
I dont think your should use old technology just to impress other djs when the audience really doesnt care. The worlds top clubs still do care though
I know several DJ’s that wouldn’t impress them, fact, they have fully went to a Ableton, Traktor setup and hadn’t looked back.
The problem is that instead of using this new technology to raise the bar and do even MORE amazing sets or do stuff not possible before, it can become an exuse to be lazy, or allow new dj’s to think they have “arrived” when there are many more aspects of DJing they can learn. Another problem with it is everything becomes visual and you loose the skill of listening and making mix descisions based on what you hear, phrasing and counting etc.. because your too busy looking at a wave form to tell you when your drop cue is coming up – btw dropping a track ontop of another one without slowly mixing it in is also something software djs might shy away from also – just some skills that may be lost with the arrival of auto-beatmatching software.
I agree with that
As a producers, the DJ/Producer craze can be a little trying. Myself, I have spent muchos deniro getting real studio gear, real analog synths and learning a lot of stuff, taking night courses in audio stuff.. so the fact that anyone with a laptop and cracked software can be a producer now, it makes me wonder why I bothered. But enough negative thinking, If someone can make AMAZING music with just a laptop, more power to him (but you usually can’t). Im more concerned that the vast amounts of sub-par music (yes even on Beatport) drownds out those with true talent.. this is happening on all levels of the music industry.
yeah, its cheap nowadays to get into producing and I have seen the market get flooded with half decent music but on flip side it has let those with talent and not much dough make music as well.
I spent good bit of money of my setup as well, but depending on what that person with cracked software is using it might now sound as good.
Using analog and outboard gear is a preference. But just because a VST is digital mean they’re all the same. Sometimes its good to get a few good ones than loading up on every freeware out there but you find good free ones as well.
But you have to be true to your dream and realize that you may have a higher calling than being on a Beatport top100 list for two months, God has bigger plans for Creative christians than that.
yep, I agree, make it the best and make it for Him. Christian producers should making music with a high bar than that of the world.