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2. How to Use Harmonic Mixing
Are DJs really musicians? The debate has raged for so long, you could probably sample and loop that question and make a song out of it in response. Even the Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl got into the act at the 2012 Grammy Awards, when he took a subtle swipe at DJs during his acceptance speech for Best Rock Performance. “Singing into a microphone and learning to play an instrument and learning to do your craft, that’s the most important thing for people to do,” he said. “It’s not about being perfect, it’s not about sounding absolutely correct, and it’s not about what goes on in a computer.”
What he forgot to mention is that for the last decade, technological advances in audio engineering have actually made it easier to learn your craft and pursue your dreams as a musician–even for a rocker like Dave Grohl. For this very reason, DJing has become more musically diverse as an art. When you hear BT or deadmau5 or Skrillex do a set, they’re not just playing records; they’re also dropping in synth lines, triggering effects, looping and manipulating beats–in short, they’re performing, and their DJ setup is their musical instrument.
If you want to get to this level, you have to begin somewhere. We’re convinced that a technique called harmonic mixing is a great place to start.
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- Text pictures & messages to the screen
- Social media wall
- Advertise yourself or sponsors
- Book more weddings & club gigs
Mixcity Inc was founded in 2008 with the mission of creating innovative software solutions and engagement tools for the working DJ. The team’s first DJ product, KueIt, was groundbreaking when it was introduced years ago, and still remains an industry standard software solution to this day. Mixcity’s latest innovation, JammText, is a revolutionary text to screen software solution that allows DJs to reach exciting new levels of crowd interaction and audience engagement.
SFDJA Tip of The Week: For all the VDJ 8 aficionados. The song Preview option is sorta hidden towards the lower right side where the mouse arrow is pointing. You can hover over the vertical pane & click on it to open up the side window. From there, any song that you click on from the center crate area will play only thru your headphone output so you can quickly listen to that track while other songs are already loaded on the decks. You won’t have to go thru the hassles of loading & unloading tracks. You can also right click on the arrow beside the headphone symbol for more options.
Good luck using this Song Preview Option that was hidden. It was automatic on the older VDJ 7 version.
First VERY IMPORTANT…get a quality power conditioner.
All your equipment plugs into it and protects it far more than just a surge protector. Furthermore only one connector then goes out to plug into the wall. This is the one I use…
Furman M-8Dx Merit Series Power Conditioning, 15 Amp, 9 Outlets with Wall Wart Spacing, Pullout Lights, Digital Voltmeter