As a former DJ and professional musician, I can attest to the point that there are many who don’t know what they’re talking about when it comes to music. If you’re like me and can’t identify your favorite bands, then this is a helpful article for you. I believe it will help you find your way back to what I believe is the sound you want to make.
With all the bands out there, it’s easy to find out which ones you like. The DJ’s can point you to the artist’s website, which gives you some insight into the style of the music. Once you’ve found a band that you like, it’s time to start learning some of the basics (in this case, how to use a mixer and how to use a computer).
The basics of mixing, and how you use a computer, you can find out in this article. For a little more on the mixer I would suggest the very excellent “Mixing for DJs”, by DJ-Kicks.
Mixing is one of those things that seems to be a huge misconception among DJs. Mixers are more like mixers for DJs than they are for other people. People think for a few moments, “I don’t need a mixer, I’m just gonna use my laptop and record everything I hear.” In reality, mixing is a bit more involved than that.
If that’s confusing, you will need to read on. Mixing is basically the process of adding sounds to a music track and combining them together to make something that sounds good. Mixing the same song on different computers is a really common occurrence, especially when there is a lot of bass going through and a lot of mixing happening.
You need some sort of mixer or equalizer, but the majority of the time it’s a dedicated computer that does the actual mixing. Most mixers are very cheap, and you can usually find some pretty amazing ones on Amazon or Ebay. I use one that costs about $5.
I’m not sure that djf is an accurate description. Usually when people say djf they mean an mp3 player, and as such is the type of device that people on the internet use to get music. A few years ago DJ’s used to be the most commonly used device for music, but now its more a matter of who is going to go get a mixer and get it into the hands of more people.
I have no problem mixing, I just don’t like it. I’m not sure why, but I just can’t get into it. It’s like I’m trying to put on a good performance for someone and instead they turn it into an ugly performance. I’m pretty sure that if I sat down and started to mix I wouldn’t even get close to doing it right. So I never mix.
I hear this a lot from friends who dislike the industry and think that they would be better off without it. I could totally be wrong, but my feeling is that it is not just DJs who have this problem or who are unable to get into the music they want to hear. It is more like the music industry has become so saturated with electronic music that it has become a way for producers to make a living off of their music.
To be fair, I’m not saying that most people need to be DJs. The problem is that many of the people I’ve shared this story with haven’t ever heard of electronic music. They don’t really want to hear it because they’re used to listening to a lot of older, traditional music. They just want to hear pop music. And that is the real problem.