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Wired: Techno DJ Is Hot, Hot, Hawtin

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By Dennis Lloyd

Publisher, iLounge
Published: Wednesday, November 19, 2003
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Wired News had a chance to interview globe-trotting techno DJ, Richie Hawtin on “technology, techno music and how a consummate wired musician finds new music.”

WN: What about the iPod? How did your set for Apple in New York go?

Hawtin: Considering there is no DJ implementation in the iPod software, it went surprisingly well. And my reasons for being part of the whole thing, the whole promotion, was trying to raise my hand in a pack of DJs and say, “Hey Apple, this is a really cool product, but ... what would be great would be to have some simple pitch-shifting capabilities.” Just to be able to change the speed of the tracks, and I can see it being an amazing DJ performance device.”

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How big is the DJ market?  Is it even (economically) worth it for Apple to devote resources to it?  I’d prefer that they spend their time ironing out the bugs in Win iTunes and in their firmware.

Posted by Albert on November 19, 2003 at 12:04 PM (PDT)


i’d rahter see apple spend money on beefing up the ipod’s eq, which is very dissapointing.  some manual control over eq settings would be a start

Posted by more_eq_please on November 19, 2003 at 2:03 PM (PDT)


The Archos Jukebox with Rockbox has pitch-shifting.  Maybe he should have used that!

Posted by Eric L on November 19, 2003 at 8:08 PM (PDT)


Anyway, I just wanted to say, again, that the Karma has hardware pitch shifting and cross fading. It’s really smooth.


Posted by Karma on November 19, 2003 at 9:34 PM (PDT)


“i’d rahter see apple spend money on beefing up the ipod’s eq, which is very dissapointing. some manual control over eq settings would be a start”

My Karma has preset EQs, environmental EQs, and manual EQs.

The only thing it’s missing is a way to pre-program EQ Sweeps!

If Rio can do it then Apple can do it! Let’s go!

Posted by whassup on November 20, 2003 at 10:42 AM (PDT)

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