….so here is the deal. I have been on a bit of a hiatus but I think I’ll be back stronger than ever in the new year albeit doing things a little differently. I’m still collecting youtube videos over on my youtube channel BUT with the help of some new little toys I picked up for Christmas this year, I’m going to be doing real mixes – not just song playlists, but actual DJ style mixes of the music I like the most. Still not sure if I have the space to host those here, but I’ll let you know where the final place will be that those mixes will reside.
This is a huge step for me – the one thing I wanted since I was a young kid was a set of turntables as I was HUGE into making mix tapes for people at a young age – from lining up albums, to 8-tracks carefully rewound to the exact spot needed to start the track on cue , to crude cassette “remixes” to custom CDs and iPod playlists. Early on I saw the value of two turntables and a mixer but at no point in my life did I ever have the money to invest in something like that until I got older and by then I had taken the leap into making music and the money for something like that was spent on instruments instead. So this year I purchased a MIDI DJ set up with Traktor Pro that will allow me all the mixing tools of a traditional turntable set up, but with the added flexibility of being able to capture any sound in my collection – both digital(MP3s) and analog(records, tapes). I’m still in the learning stage of figuring out a work flow and how to crossfade tracks smoothly but I’m shooting to be up to speed to start some mixes soon with the intent to make those available for people to listen to immediately.
So with that, I will see you around soon with lots more to share. Take care.