In Wired: Be your own digital DJ

With apologies to Beck,  Eliot Van Buskirk at Wired has an article “Two MP3s and a Microphone” which outlines the basics and provides a rudimentary step-by-step guide of being a digital DJ…

“Instead, I want to address anyone with a bunch of digital music who might like to start “spinning” music at parties, bars, weddings and the like. I use the term “spinning” here instead of “DJ,” as in “spinning records” (laptop hard drives also spin, for the record), because the term “DJ” should only apply to those who have the above-mentioned skills. The techniques mentioned below take so many computer-assisted shortcuts that anyone can get going in a matter of minutes no matter what kind of music they’re into.”

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