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DJs — do you even want a jog wheel anymore?

DJs — do you even want a jog wheel anymore? | Modern DJ'ing | Scoop.it
DJing is changing at a rapid rate. And the paradigms we thought were here for ever aren't as relevant. Dan Morse asks if we even need jog wheels anymore.

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Louis Lovacheff's insight:

This article contemplates the need of jog wheels on a DJ's controller. The purpose of a jog wheel is to either scratch over a track or sync tracks to one another manually. The fact that this article talks about not needing jog wheels is only supporting my argument that the true art of DJ'ing is dying. Not using a jog wheel means that the DJ is pressing the sync button in order to sync two songs together, having no real feel for the beat and only basic knowledge of how two songs can be manually mixed together as far as bpm goes. The feel of mixing two songs together manually provided an immensely better feeling and takes a lot more skill. The industry standard for DJ's is a pair of CDJ's and a mixer. This equiptment is built around two jog wheels and takes a considerable amount of skill to operaate manually. I wonder what the next industry standard will be now that just pressing "sync" and "play" has become acceptable.

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DJing With A Computer Keyboard

DJing With A Computer Keyboard | Modern DJ'ing | Scoop.it

Digital DJing and controllerism has come a long way from simply “laptop DJing” (say it with contempt for full effect), but for most digital DJs the laptop remains the central part of their setup. While there’s usually a better workflow than hunching over your keyboard, there are instances where using your computer’s keyboard gets the job done better than anything else. In this article we explore the best uses and mapping considerations for the buttons that you always have with you on your laptop!


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DJ'ing with a computer keyboard... oh god. This article supports being able to push one button in order to apply an effect without any ability to smoothly modulate that effect. To me this supports the notion that "anybody can DJ". While it does support live performance programs such as ableton or the widely used DJ software Serato, suggesting that people map controls to their keyboard seems like a terrible idea. The keyboard will have terrible response time compared to a controller, it will not give a person a feel for the true art of DJ'ing and it will only help promote this new age wave of fake DJ's.

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Lexi Gatling's curator insight, July 20, 2014 9:16 PM

I picked with to be in collection because with our new Macbooks that we get and all of us Recording Arts students and maybe even Recording Engineering use our laptops for protools or whatever software, this keyboard cover can be an easy and helpful tool to djing.

dan's curator insight, November 5, 2015 4:11 PM

Personally I don't like this setup as much as having a table. I'd rather have the table because it'll actually look like your trying to mix and manipulate the music instead of looking at a computer screen and pushing keys. On the other hand this does provide a positive impact for those who are beginning to DJ and want to broaden their knowledge on these kind of systems. This also provides a quicker way of applying all your sound affects and loading ability's.

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The 7 Deadly Sins Of DJing | Digital DJ Tips

The 7 Deadly Sins Of DJing | Digital DJ Tips | Modern DJ'ing | Scoop.it
I recently read a post on a completely-unrelated-to-DJing website based around the seven deadly sins. It occurred to me that the seven deadly sins can be applied fair and square to DJing. Massively so, in fact.

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This article starts off by calling out fake DJ's as having no pride. They stand up in front of a crowd and mimic other DJ's moves on the equipment without actually doing anything to the mix. There has been a huge rise in these types of DJ's ever since the "EDM boom" or better known as the rise in popularity of EDM music. I don't think taking credit for someone else's craft by pretending to do what they do is justifiable in any way.

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IS EDM KILLING THE ART OF DJING?

IS EDM KILLING THE ART OF DJING? | Modern DJ'ing | Scoop.it

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Louis Lovacheff's insight:

This article contains quotes from top DJ's saying,

1. "Sync buttons and laptop DJ'ing have killed the art of DJ'ing"

2. "DJ's no longer have to 'dig' for their music, prefering to play the obvious hits"

3."Spectacle has replaced music as the primary FORCE in a DJ's performance"

Need I say more? The art of DJ'ing has given way to a wave of people who are just in it for the fame and money. These are not motivations that should be encouraged of practices that should be promoted and publicized. DJ stands for disc jockey and it's sad to see so many "DJ's' barely able to manually sync a track or find music without resorting to top 100's.

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Dj Ghostfader's curator insight, September 28, 2013 11:00 AM

Is EDM Killing Djing ? Read this & make your opinion.

Charlie Costello's curator insight, October 8, 2013 11:32 AM

I chose this article because i am a DJ and i am into EDM. I agree with this article even tho i am an EDM fan. Old school DJing is so much more of a skill then pushing play and turning one knob.

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Think Sync Is Killing DJing? Look Away Now! | Digital DJ Tips

Think Sync Is Killing DJing? Look Away Now! | Digital DJ Tips | Modern DJ'ing | Scoop.it
So you think “sync” is killing the art of DJing? That without a DJ manually matching the tempos of two pieces of music, the skill has gone and the doors have been opened for the unwashed masses to trample all over your sacred ground?

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I almost couldn't finish this article. It literally goes against everything that I'm about. This article shows the development of a new mashup software, giving users a one push-one stop button that beat matches and tunes two tracks at the same time. This is comparable to a sync button on steroids. This idea not only takes away the need to manually beat match or manually match the pitches of two tracks in order to make a mix or mashup. While this software makes it possible for anyone to be a "DJ" and mash two songs together, it also throws away any respectable form of art involved in the skill of DJ'ing

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