One of my favourite things to do outside my role as an Instructor Assistant, at Didasko, is search locally and afar for vinyl records.
I use these records in a live DJ environment in clubs and venues in Melbourne and I also travel interstate when required.
I’ve a small studio setup at home where I also record mixes.
This is my current (growing) studio setup.
Two (2) Technics SL 1200 Mk. 2
One (1) Behringer VMX200USB DJ Mixer
One (1) Mackie MIX12FX Mixer
Two (2) KRK ROKIT 6” Studio Monitors
One (1) ACER Laptop windows10 (with Audacity Recording software)
One (1) Synology Diskstation DJ216J NAS (with Two Toshiba 3TB Internal Hard Drives)
1000 Vinyl records
And one (1) awesome taste in music!
Some of the bands I currently have on High-Rotation are Chants R&B, Ringo DeathStarr, Cheetahs, ESG, Charanjit Singh, No Joy AND all incarnations of David Bowie always constantly.
I play these records from one turntable to another recording the live mix onto my Acer laptop.
Once the recording is complete I transpose the .WAV file into a CD quality recording cleaning up the file of clicks or noise. I also EQ the audio to my desired frequency of highs, mids and lows according to my taste.
Once I am happy with the recording I transfer the file to my Synology Network Storage Device and prepare the file for access to anyone special enough to hear it. I can create a QR code with password to access these files or alternatively a link can be created.
This NAS (Networked Attached Storage) suits my needs creating my own personal cloud for access to my music or information from anywhere in the world and from any device I use like my laptop or even my iPhone.
I especially like the use of Synology apps to access my cloud.
If you like mixing (pun intended) technology with your passion for music I hope this crash course in how to be an awesome DJ inspires you.
PLAY IT LOUD!
… posted by Dan Attard – Instructor Assistant/DJ/Producer/Collector
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