Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Music for the weekend 16

This week's music is PETE THA ZOUK & RAE "LEARN 2 LOVE . It's from a portuguese Dj and Producer. Hope you guys enjoy.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Music for the weekend 15

This week's suggestion is Tom Hangs ft Shermanology - Blessed. I have heard this music on the radio recently and i think it's a good music. Hope you guys enjoy.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Music for the weekend 14

This week i leave here a dance music classic and one of my favourite songs from all times.
Scooter - Nessaja.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Free DJ Software - Mixxx - Using Midi Controllers

This is the second review on Mixxx (Part 1 - Overview) and this time is about using MIDI controllers with this free Dj software.
The MIDI controller used in this review was my old Hercules DJ console Mk2.

hercules dj console mk2

Video review:

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Music for the weekend 13

This week's song is Tim Royko & Cosmo Klein - Everlasting Now.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Free DJ Software - Mixxx - Overview (Alternative to Virtual DJ)

Mixxx it's a free and open source DJ software that runs on Windows, Mac and Linux. It can be a great alternative to Virtual DJ or Traktor. This DJ software is compatible with many MIDI controllers and it's avaliable in many languages.

What is Mixxx?

Mixxx is free mixing software for DJs, providing everything needed to create live mixes. It allows you to beatmatch songs and crossfade them together, like you would with turntables and a mixer.
If you're new to DJing, don't sweat it - we have you covered. Mixxx runs without any extra hardware, and is a full replacement for a traditional "turntables and mixer" DJ setup. Thousands of people learn to DJ using Mixxx each year!
For experienced DJs, Mixxx offers a wide range of advanced features. Our comprehensive MIDI controller and vinyl control support gives you the tactile feel you need for ultimate control of your mixes. To obtain the lowest latency and highest responsiveness, Mixxx uses hardware video acceleration and takes advantage of multi-core CPUs.

So far i think Mixxx in a good DJ tool and i hope they keep improving with time to conquer the dance music world leaving the paid software behind.
To help with that i leave here some suggestions:
- Improve Sync mechanism with better beat detection in the songs
- Improve the FX feature
- Allow record in sampler
- Allow zoom of songs waveform

 To finish i leave here a video with a overview of Mixxx interface and features and soon i will post a video using a MIDI controller (Herculer DJ Console Mk2).

Also i leave here a video showing Vinyl Control on Mixxx:

Part 2 - Using MIDI Controllers with Mixxx

Friday, February 17, 2012

Xone:K2 Professional DJ MIDI Controller

 Xone:K2 it's a new MIDI Controller from Allen & Heath. This can be a good purchase to all DJ out there, from the beginner to the Pro DJ.

"Xone:K2 is a compact, slim line universal MIDI controller – incorporating a 4 channel soundcard, for use with any DJ software.

With no fewer than 52 hardware controls providing up to 171 MIDI commands across 3 layers – plus the ability to link multiple units using X:LINK, saving USB ports on your computer – Xone:K2 has the power and flexibility to put you in touch with the functions and features of your chosen software.

Quick and simple mapping lets you create a unique layout that mirrors your style and puts the functions that matter at your fingertips, whilst 3 colour illuminating switches give at-a-glance feedback - allowing you to work however you decide.

The high quality internal soundcard provides flexible user setup options using the Xone:K2 with headphones, headphones and a mix system or with an external mixer. Xone:K2 comes packed in a black padded case as standard. The case doubles as a stand, bringing the K2 up to the same height as most pro DJ mixers."
Quoted from Allen & Heath website.

NAMM 2012 video demonstration:

ProductDetails - Website

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Music for the weekend 12

This week's song is Liquideep - Alone. 

Dance Music For Everyone.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

DJ Tutor needs help!

DJ Tutor, for the ones who don't know, is one of the great tutorial makers in the world about Djing and also a great DJ too. He is currently going thru a bad situation in his life and he needs someone to help him. This situation is well explained in the video and even if you can't help him you can share this video to make sure that he finds someone who can help him.
He helped lots of DJs and music lovers to learn and have fun for several years so let's help him this time too.
Practise and n joy!

Music for the weekend compilation

This video is a compilation of the latest "Music For The Weekend" posts. 
Enjoy this nine musics that i selected:

Alexandra Stan - Mr Saxobeat
Adele - Someone Like You (Remix 2011)
Paul Johnson - Get get down
Swedish House Mafia - Save The World
DJ Kent ft Maleh - Falling
Dirty South & Thomas Gold - Alive
Buraka Som Sistema - (We Stay) Up All Night ft. Blaya & Roses Gabor
Example -  Changed The Way You Kiss Me
Swedish House Mafia vs. Knife Party - Antidote

Friday, February 3, 2012

Music for the weekend 11

This week's suggestion is Swedish House Mafia vs. Knife Party - Antidote.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

iPad Dj App

So since now a days iPhones and iPads are very popular, i leave here an app called DJAY that allows you to be a DJ anywhere and without much gear.
Check it out it's very cool. By the way thanks to ellaskins for this awesome videos.

Video Demo:

Tutorial part 1:

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Music for the weekend 10

For this week i leave here a music that i liked since the first time I heard. I like the letter and the rhythm of this song.
Example -  Changed The Way You Kiss Me