The Sync Button Isn’t Killing DJing

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Vinyl purists have long said that digital DJs are killing the profession of the club and circuit DJs.  The reasons have varied over the years, from the digital processing of audio to CD format, the compression standards for MP3, the amount of illegal bootlegs available online, and more recently, the ability to purchase controllers and software that beatgrid songs and make automated beat-matching a reality.  But none of those things are actually killing DJing, especially in the global realm, although the latter is definitely saturating a market with lower end quality.  No, the real reason the profession is suffering Continue reading

Feeling it

A few weeks ago I made a confession to a dj friend of mine. I’d had the thought for a long time, but I never really vocalized it to anyone except my wife. He asked why I don’t dj anymore, and the simple answer was, “I just don’t feel it anymore.” Music is a passion, and I listen to it just about all day long. I can hear the transitions, the timing, the phrasing, the mix points, and the keys. But by the time I get done listening to it, I just don’t feel that ‘want’ to get behind the decks to mix. And there’s kind of a story behind that.

2008 was one of my worst years of my life with one of the best endings. I went through a separation, dealt with some craziness, moved out of my house and in with a good friend, and found it hard to adjust to the newly single life. From a work perspective, I was in a very stable position djing. Continue reading

March 2011 audio and video mix

I found this while cleaning out my Mac hard drive from my now dead MacBook Pro. Formatted and loaded.  I didn’t make any edits to the audio or video. All of it is a live mix.
Click the links to stream or download.

Audio:

https://copy.com/nKZsuhsv8JBh0xV8

Video:

https://copy.com/gxyce2jmkMnHq3DB

Enjoy.

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Carter

Mac 101: Lesson 2

Just Works

Just finished updating the first part of Mac 101 with some screen shots.  And granted, not everyone is going to want to do those things I posted.  They’re simply suggestions on what has helped me get used to my Mac and the way I like my pieces laid out.  With that said, here is the next round of suggestions.

1.  Keyboard shortcuts:

One of the most common questions I get is “how do you move around so quickly on your Mac?”  The answer is shortcuts.  The usual Windows keyboard shortcuts Continue reading

Mac 101 – Tips and Tricks

Around Christmas every year I get a fresh batch of people asking what they can do to make their Mac more user friendly.  I usually answer a few questions here and there, but after a while the questions stop coming and people configure to what fits their needs.  This year, I have been getting a lot more questions about how to do “this” or “that” on their newly acquired MacBook Pro.  So here are a few things that I like to recommend in order of how I do them when produced with a fresh new Mac.

1. Get familiar with System Preferences.  All of your settings are located here.  First Continue reading

Video Mix 2010

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Video mix I did with Mix Emergency on November 17th 2010. This was all done live on two Technics with no post-mix editing. When I missed a mix or got off track a little bit…it’s still in there. This is a NSFW video and does contain explicit language. The mp3 of this is available on the Audio page link above. Thanks and feel free to leave comments or repost.