It’s a rarity these days to walk into a club and see a DJ spinning actual vinyl. The majority of DJs use a laptop and controller, CDJs or, to a lesser extent, software such as Ableton Live. But just because no wax is involved, does it mean that DJing is now as simple as pressing a button? Deadmaus would have us believe that it is. But there is definitely an argument to say that DJing with digital files is no less a skill than mixing real life vinyl.
It’s as easy as you want it to be
If you really want to (and I have seen this being done), you can press play on a pre-mixed set and your crowd would be none the wiser…but that’s not DJing; that’s pretending to DJ. Continue reading “DJing after turntables – why digital DJing still needs skill”Please share this article if you like it: