This year and last I’ve updated the show with some great lighting and
speakers. The whole show is lighter and brighter than ever before.
a friend and other local DJ who uses the same software has been on at
me for a few years now to get this new controller (digital decks) and
I’ve declined due to other upgrade priorities. He showed me one for sale
on Ebay recently (Good as new and half the price) and I bit the bullet
and went for it .
I’m so glad I did! It controls the main DJ software so well, it’s shortened my job a lot and now I just can’t get enough of it!
So come on and book me! I’m itching for more action!
Been a while since the last blog eh? Well I’m sure you’re not holding
your breaths, you know with billions of nuggets of information
streaming at you non-stop from Facebook etc.
Had a great Christmas season. Better than I expected.
Had a gig in January where the new lighting software failed to
launch. we discovered that this was because “Good old” Microsoft had put
out a major update to windows 10 and it rendered the driver
useless….Man! Don’t tell me I should have Apple instead. I’ve heard
too many bad stories about that company from many sources and besides, I
don’t have a spare grand and a half to spend on one laptop with the
same hardware inside as a £300.00 Windows version.
Anyhoo, we sorted it out in the end and with a recent School disco I
got to try it out. Wow! I wish I’d done this earlier! And I would have,
but I needed a guiding hand/Guru to show me what the hell I needed to
do. My friend Stuart from After Dark discos stepped in after seeing me
at a gig with sound-to-light effects going a little bit too quickly to
match the mood of the music some of the time. Liike I say, I was aware
of this after updating all my lighting – I used to have more control
before, but I needed someone who knew the subtle art of DMX (digital multiplex) ie: how to program your entire disco lighting rig from a software program on your laptop.
It’s a bit like when I was working out how to run a digital music
studio and how to get it to communicate with my keyboards and other
modules (Back in the nineties – Aah, the memories!), but not quite as
complicated. It’s all based on channels and which ones to assign to your
equipment. Once you’ve worked that out, the rest isn’t too bad. It’s
mainly about writing new lighting sequences and how long each light
flash/effect will last for in the sequence. A bit time consuming setting
it all up, but worth it for the after effect.
So I’m looking forward to an even greater lightshow this year with the new set up – More intelligent you might say.