Heres a short mix that I put together a couple of weeks ago. Trying to get back into recording and sharing my mixes. Hope you enjoy it.
1. One Love (Andrew Rayel Dub Remix) – Roger Shah ft. Carla Wener
2. Szeplo Together (Hardwell Mashup) – EDX vs Axwell & Ingrosso
3. Verano (ft Austin Leads, PVDs Evolution Remix) – Paul van Dyk
4. Don’t Be Afraid – Ferry Corsten
5. Crump – Tujamo
6. Beautiful World (Original Mix) – Tiesto & Mark Knight
7. We Are Here to Make Some Noise – Armin Van Buuren
8. Trigger – W&W and Michael Woods
9. Alive – Adrian Ivan
10. Empty Spaces – After Meridian & Dave Costa ft. Cat Martin
For any of the songs found here you can purchase them through iTunes.
So referring back to my DJ Table that I originally put together. I didn’t have it at the height normal set ups would be. And trust me it really does make a difference. Since I had the desks before I put the whole thing together I didn’t want to waste it and but a whole new set of expedites and what not for the project. So I told myself I was just going to adjust it later on. Well as my back started to hurt more I decided to finally adjust the height. So what I did was I framed out a mini stage for my desk/sey-up to rest on. With some 2×4′s and some plywood it raised my set up 4″, the right height for me. Now I could have spent the extra time to paint it and make it all nice but I got lazy. This set up also works well for storage, so that it keeps all my stuff off the floor and away from my two dogs.
Now if you happen to have a regular folding “banquet” table I may have a tip that I’ve seen used at all the weddings I’ve done. All the caterers do it and it works. I’d recommend some strengthening but if you’re using a controller you won’t have to worry too much about shaking.
Image Credits: Pink Chalk Studio
Got to personalizing my S4 with the DJ Tech Tools Super Knobs. They feel and look great with the S4, but do get a little pricy. However, if you are into customizing and making your S4 your very own I would definitely recommend getting a few of these. They are definitely more than just looks they are functional as well. Installation on the S4 is a little difficult. Some come off easily while many took some extra effort. If you still can’t manage to wiggle them off I would recommend taping a small thing flathead or knife with some electrical tape or gaffers and pry the knobs off from the bottom. (Note: do this at your own risk. I am not responsible if you scratch or damage your controller) It shouldn’t use too much effort but having the knife or flathead definitely makes things a lot easier, and saves your fingers and thumbs. Good luck!
Check the video below for more info on how they were designed for all of us DJs.
I think I’m just about finished with my lab. Just have to clean up the wires for my monitors and I’ll be all set.
I should take a better picture without the mess but you get the idea.
Here’s a video that a buddy of mine edited that I shot a while back. Enjoy!
I’m back, and I recently decided to bring back my gear from my parents house to start DJ’ing more, and once I get my Traktor S4 in I’ll be all set. So with that I wanted to set up my laboratory and I knew I needed more desk space for it. So I planned a trip to Ikea to pick up another desk to match the one I currently had. And as I was waiting for my girlfriend to get ready I saw this cool article that had some great ideas that were in the same direction as mine.
I wanted to create a second level for my laptop and my tools cleaning up some space around the desk. But instead of using the cool angled mounts from Ikea I originally wanted to use some regular pieces of 2″x4″ and plywood. Thankfully I saw this article because it does look a lot better and sort of how I had imagined it. I’ll get some more shots once I get everything completely set up and ready to go.
So I am putting the shoulder support on hold for now as I wait for a few more things for it. But in the meantime I am revisiting my Video track/dolly. Now that I have put it into some use I feel it is not right for me. And after studying all the sliders out in the industry today, designing a few of my own, and looking at other peoples designs. I finally came up with something I think that’ll work. This for sure will be a pretty big DIY so if you are not too handy, then I wouldn’t recommend this. The entire slider/track I would have to say cost me about $65. Which I think is not too bad for something that is fairly light and very customizable. Now I have spent a few days actually putting this together and making a little bit of changes here and there.
Some tools you might need:
So I took a lot of pictures to try and help, but if you are trying to do this and have any questions feel free to ask. However it should be pretty straight forward. Now I chose to make it 36″ long but I can pretty much make it whatever length I want, and carry it easily to any location.