Sweet. I'll check that out ASAP.
Improvisation would be key. Haha, I opened up for a well known Dnb/dubstep group whom shall remain nameless. My set prior was done on cdjs. He was "playing live" which to most people it seems based on what i see at a club means line full songs up in arrangement view, make sure everything's on the grid/quantized and press play, occasionally quarter bar looping or turning effects on and off. Someone called for a rewind.... Haha he couldn't do it, it wasn't even in it's own clip so he couldn't restart it. Lol.
That was the set. He wasn't once I don't think in session view.
Djing turntables/cdjs is so much more "LIVE" than that. Someone djing traditionally has a chance to mess up, has to have ears to not wreck, etc. Not just press PLAY. Not even putting the songs in phase, already done.
I see the work, as it's not easy to craft a good set like that, which it was, but in that case burn it to cd or upload it and distribute. The newbies see crap like this, and not knowing any better they go out, buy a laptop, a midi controller and call themselves djs = low quality and market flooding.
I'm sure everyone knows but Panasonic shut Technics down. No more 1200s. And if you ask me I think the cdj2000 might very well be the last "deck" we see. Check out a pssl catalogue or musicians friend. It's all controllers. Barely any mixers or decks.
Largely in part bc no one has set a standard in Ableton use.
Everyone knows what to look for with a traditional dj. "spinning" has been perfected over and over since the early 70s.
It's time to set a standard, clear some no talents from the roster and show anyone on a laptop that "THIS IS LIVE", it's a synth and I just looped it, triggered my own clips, knocked my own drums, some cuts of chart toppers combined with twisted effects, finger banging basslines right in front of them.
Or so I dream.