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What A DJ Needs; What a DJ Wants…

DJ DOGS has written up some of his opinions on how Apple could improve the iPod:

“Every time new iPods or iPod firmware gets released, things get better. But the improvements don’t always have us DJs in mind. Maybe they could make special iPod DJ firmware. Hey Apple, are you listening?”

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Comments

1

I would think the top of the list would be pitch adjustments, which would allow you to actually beat match.

Posted by gti on November 19, 2003 at 9:11 AM (CST)

2

You can do this now with Traktor DJ Studio by Native Insturments. The pro version lets you use tracks from your iPod. An you can do beat matching, time stretching and scrathcing. I am not sure if it works with Windows yet.

Posted by tk421 on November 19, 2003 at 9:38 AM (CST)

3

J RIver’s Media Center has a “scan” option that will analyse all the audio, derive the BPM, and write it into a BPM ID3 tag.

It takes a long time to scan a bunch of files (like, try overnight for a few thousand) and works okay on rock.

Jazz it has trouble with, but jungle definitely gives it problems, when they time-stretch certain beats.

For laughs I let it run through Moby’s “Thousand”, which builds up to 1000 BPM, and it gave varying results.

http://www.musicex.com/mediacenter/

Posted by beatmatching on November 19, 2003 at 12:56 PM (CST)

4

Is it just me or does this whole “nowax” thing sound like a lame procession of wedding DJs putting on their favourite tunes with no mixing or skill and blasting them at me?

Posted by ugh on November 19, 2003 at 1:03 PM (CST)

5

vynl will always sound better than mp3, a highly compressed digtal format that has nowhere near the same amount of soul wax does.

Posted by dj=boring on November 19, 2003 at 4:06 PM (CST)

6

Haha I know what you mean, learn the turntable you hippies.  DJs need to know a wide range of music, master the vinyl arts and they gotta read the audience well… without any one of the above they’re just trashy Euro dudes with alot of bad music in their pocket.

Posted by hamp on November 20, 2003 at 8:00 AM (CST)

7

Agreed. With anyone and everyone trying to be a DJ nowadays, they should learn the basics first…I learned vinyl like the back of my hand before I shifted to CD. On top of that, the average DJ has peanut butter in their ears and always use 128-k MP3’s…dumbasses..neevr use that shiat on a dancefloor.

Posted by Angry Black Man on November 20, 2003 at 11:37 AM (CST)

8

Defensive much?

Posted by iluvdigits on May 7, 2004 at 3:11 PM (CDT)

9

You guys notice that Technics isn’t producing 1200’s anymore? Costs on decks have SKYROCKETED. Talk about a dying art.

Posted by Joey Joe Joe Junior, Shabadoo on June 27, 2011 at 11:16 AM (CDT)

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