I'm old school I don't get it (DJ using IPod) *

Discussion in 'Audio Hardware' started by taters, May 28, 2007.

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  1. taters

    taters New Member Thread Starter

    Location:
    encino, ca
    I went to a wedding tonight that had a DJ. He had 2 TT setup but everything he played came off an I-pod. He said the TT's were just for effect and that 99% of the music he played came off the computer.
     
  2. Curiosity

    Curiosity Just A Boy

    Location:
    United Kingdom
    He may be many things but I wouldn't call him a disc jockey personally.
     
  3. Drifter

    Drifter AAD survivor

    Location:
    Vancouver, BC, CA
    He's an MP3J.
     
  4. Macca

    Macca R'kid

    Location:
    Sweden
    What's an MP3J? I tried to look it up but can't find it. :)
     
  5. scotto

    scotto Forum Resident

    pod jockey
     
  6. DOUBTINGTHOMAS29

    DOUBTINGTHOMAS29 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Portland, OR
    Why hire the guy when you can get your 10 year old cousin to handle the Ipod.
     
  7. coopmv

    coopmv Newton 1/30/2001 - 8/31/2011

    Location:
    CT, USA
    May be the DJ aspires to be a podcaster. But what is a DJ for podcasting?
     
  8. Drifter

    Drifter AAD survivor

    Location:
    Vancouver, BC, CA
    I thought maybe I had coined a new term, but it's already in use:

    http://www.methodshop.com/gadgets/tutorials/mp3j/mp3j.shtml
     
  9. Macca

    Macca R'kid

    Location:
    Sweden
    Thanks, that explains fine.
     
  10. coopmv

    coopmv Newton 1/30/2001 - 8/31/2011

    Location:
    CT, USA
    I am in total agreement. When music is played at windows shattering and room shaking volume, does the quality of sound really matter any more, i.e. CD vs. vinyl? The DJ may as well travel light ...
     
  11. bldg blok

    bldg blok Forum Resident

    Location:
    Elmira, NY
    I used to be perplexed by the Digital Music Revolution...until I started doing lossless copies of my CD library to a 200GB HdD I added to my MCE PC. It's drudgery actually doing the ripping, but once you've built it up, that's when the fun starts. I can cue up all the EPs from my Beatles box, play them uninterrupted, and not have to worry about loading them up in a carousel player.

    I don't have any interest in an iPod, but I can see why a DJ would opt for one instead of having to lug around a bunch of LPs. Honestly, you were probably the only one who noticed, everyone else was focused on the wedding.
     
  12. Russ

    Russ Outlaw

    Location:
    Anglesea, NJ
    Because he has his TT's out on display..."for effect".
     
  13. ATR

    ATR Senior Member

    Location:
    Baystate
    My 12 year old can operate my Ipod but I wouldn't ask him to make a playlist for a party.
     
  14. rockclassics

    rockclassics Senior Member

    Location:
    Mid-South US
    So why bother to haul around the TTs - yeah, I know effect. Gee, I'm impressed.

    Seriously, my daughter went to a HS graduation party last Saturday night. They had a similar setup - laptop PC with amp and speakers. No TTs - so no effect. When she told me about it, I just let it pass. No point in discussing the advantages/disadvantages. This is the way it is with the next generation.
     
  15. JonUrban

    JonUrban SHF Member #497

    Location:
    Connecticut
    I was at a wedding Saturday night, and the "DJ" had a laptop and a USB external drive hooked up to large speakers and an amp and that was it.

    He said he was so glad not to have to drag around crates of CDs. He started doing MD "way back", but was glad to have the digital revolution. He had playback software on the laptop that allowed him to segue tracks, and he just sat there playing with his mouse and doing some voice over.

    "That's the Way of the World"
     
  16. Squealy

    Squealy Forum Hall Of Fame

    Location:
    Vancouver
    I guess I'm not really seeing what the problem is. Doesn't it make more sense to run something like that off an iPod or a computer instead of having someone standing there changing records or CDs?
     
  17. scotto

    scotto Forum Resident

    My wife and I spin 78s in clubs from time to time and use a very lo-fi set up. We plug new Califone record players straight into the house sound system and blast away hillbilly, rockabilly, country, and western swing 78s. The sound screaming out of those old grooves is amazing.
    Are hauling around boxes of 78s a hassle (not to mention a risk) that would be eliminated by putting them all on iPod instead? Sure. But would it sound anywhere near as good? No way.
     
  18. Tullman

    Tullman Senior Member

    Location:
    Boston MA
    I would never hire one of these clowns for a party. I had live music at my wedding. We hired a live band for my Parents 50th anniversary as well.
     
  19. wkohler

    wkohler Forum Resident

    Location:
    Phoenix, AZ
    Am I the only one that takes issue with the description of the MP3J? You still need speakers, a mic and a mixer (unless you don't talk).
     
  20. taters

    taters New Member Thread Starter

    Location:
    encino, ca
    I forgot to mention the sound was terrible!
     
  21. John Carsell

    John Carsell Forum Resident

    Location:
    Northwest Illinois
    I'll just bet the music sounded teriffic with that ipod set up. :rolleyes:
     
  22. musicfan37

    musicfan37 Senior Member

    I hate when I see iPods being used by DJ's. I like seeing a physical format such as CD's and/or records. Give me the days of cuing up a CD or record.
     
  23. Jay Casey

    Jay Casey New Member

    Location:
    City, State
    There is SO much more to being a wedding DJ than the equipment, and good equipment doesn't necessarily mean a good DJ. BAD equipment will make a good DJ LOOK bad, though.
     
  24. Sckott

    Sckott Hand Tighten Only.

    Location:
    South Plymouth, Ma
    You can get upset that the guy has just a laptop and a few other things, but when I had to work a crappy club, I had to haul my own stuff. Never had anything stolen (including one of the FIRST Sony CD Walkmans) but I've dropped records and CDs twice.

    Hard drives would have come and gone by now, but a few LPs I wish I still had are trashed.

    DJs at weddings are a throw-away thing. No one is ever going to remember how good the DJ was unless he was rotten. If you can do the job with basic computer stuff, go for it.
     
  25. canoehead

    canoehead New Member

    Location:
    Toronto, Canada
    Why indeed?

    I would prefer the 10 year old to most wedding DJ's I've been subjected to over the years.
     
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