By request…

I have had a few requests for mixtapes commemorating wedding receptions and have started working on fulfilling those requests. One recent wedding guest [the Rabbi!] asked for a specific snippet from the mix: my tribute to Snoop Dogg and Notorious B.I.G.; I call it the “Snoop’s too Biggie For You!” mixtape  [MP3 version]…

I made this special mix using my iDJ Pro and the new ‘djay 2’ app.

Enjoy!

(Streaming link above; download link below)

Snoop’s too Biggie For You! MP3

Anna & Jason Lucas Wedding @ The Westin Westminster Lake House – Starkey Productions

Gorgeous venue on a lovely day!

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Jake Beaber emcee’d the event while I handled the sounds. Up-lighting & custom gobo light [couple’s name and date] were provided by ‘Swank’ as the Westin hotel’s in-house production team.

TrakProDJ – Deluxe Edition > Traktor Pro Control Surface

Low Latency CoreMidi Wifi Connection (may also be used via the USB Camera Connection Kit and a compatible USB MIDI Adapter).

via TrakProDJ – Deluxe Edition > Traktor Pro Control Surface.

Time for Serato to catch up and do something for ITCH with the iPad!

Mashup App | Mobile mixing for pro DJs [Waves]

Mashup App by Waves

A lot of hype to go with a steep price in comparison to most of the already established, tested & respected iPad DJ apps. The competition in this arena is fierce and I am guessing that they plan to use their name recognition to leap ahead of the pack. Unfortunately, it appears that they focused so much on being mobile that they didn’t consider making the app MIDI-compatible. That mistake gives the upper hand to apps like Algoriddim’s ‘djay’ and PCDJ’s ‘DJ Dex’.

Since there is no mentioning of the output connection method, I will assume that the standard headphone jack or Apple iOS device output connectors are needed to send the sound to club/PA systems. This isn’t a step forward in technology, it’s just more of the status quo. Bluetooth and wifi are the path to salvation for mobile DJing with an iPad.

Waves did at least try to address the cueing problem present in most iPad DJ apps by using a synching/cueing feature with an iPhone/iTouch. From what I gathered in the video [link], you would connect your headphones to the iPhone rather than trying to spilt the sound out of the iPad to the speakers AND the headphones. Sounds great in theory, but DJs will have to remember to put their iPhones into airplane mode and then re-enable wifi or bluetooth in order to avoid phone calls interrupting their monitor.

The on-board effects options definitely provide a reason to consider this app. The precise control shown in the video has me considering laying down the $40 necessary to play with these features. However, I already own no less than 8 DJing apps and I am firmly in the waiting line for Numark’s iDJ Pro controller that is specifically designed for use with the iPad and djay software.

Again, here is the video link for Mashup in action w/ features list

New Year, but the same exceptional DJ service!

Welcome to the Perfect Mix Professional DJ blog.

The intent of this blog is to keep my current and future fans updated on my DJ activities and to promote my services. Though this is a ‘blog’, I am very serious about my business: DJing. I currently work for several Denver-based mobile DJ companies, but I am always available for smaller events.

I am a true DJ in every sense of the word. I don’t sit back and let a playlist automatically play the songs; I actively and carefully craft the event by selecting each song to mold the evening. One of my favorite celebrity DJs calls it ‘mood designing’. With my professional-grade DJ system and HUGE music collection, I guaranteed that I can design the perfect mood for your event.

I have been fortunate enough to DJ for nightclubs, companies, weddings, and private parties across the country. Regardless of the location or celebration, I have never failed to entertain and amaze everyone in attendance. If you are serious about your musical entertainment, then I am the man for the job!
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CAREER BACKGROUND
20 years of entertainment experience in radio, dance clubs and private parties
Exceptional coordination of entertainment with planners/vendors/venues
Able to match music selection to any event:
Top 40, Hip-Hop, Dance, Dubstep, Disco, Motown, “50’s”, Rock, Country, Salsa, Reggae, Jazz, & Lounge
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Recent Events & Playlists [Serato Profile]

Numark NS6, iPad, & MacBook Pro
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