Q: I'm informed that I'm perhaps not a genuine DJ because i take advantage of computer software and/or avoid using vinyl/CDJ's, or because i take advantage of VirtualDJ as opposed to another DJ software.
Whenever doing a gig, or whenever speaking about DJ'ing general, either in person or on-line online in forums, you are informed that you are not a proper DJ or you tend to be "cheating" by making use of DJ pc software particularly VirtualDJ instead of making use of vinyl record decks, CDJ's or another DJ program.
First of all, anyone just who plays pre-recorded songs to an audience is a genuine DJ whatever equipment they use or if they manually beat match or scrape. It does not matter whether you use plastic turntables, CDJ's, DJ software and even an iPod! Furthermore in the event that you perform music to an audience to get compensated to do so, then not just are you currently a genuine DJ, you are additionally a specialist (Pro) DJ also.
Second, the only real those who worry about what gear and/or pc software that you're making use of usually are various other DJ's or wannabe DJ's. Much of your market cannot care less just what equipment you may be utilizing or the way you are mixing the music. Every they love is enjoying themselves and hearing music that they fancy and can dancing to.
You may even be accused of "cheating" through DJ computer software or especially VirtualDJ. This is usually due to the presence of automated beat matching functions for instance the SYNC key and/or automix.
However, these are just resources available to really make the mundane task of matching two songs collectively faster and easier, to enable you to concentrate on more essential things. Simply because these features is there does not mean that you must use them. Numerous 'Pro' CD players consist of BPM counters and also SYNC buttons on some recent models like the newest Pioneer CDJ's that will just like quickly be employed to "cheat". Additionally, there are CD DJ's who can purchase or make pre-mixed CD's at home, after that play them at their gig while pretending to combine in each song.
As above, most of your audience cannot care less whether you manually beat match each track or use the SYNC switch to accomplish equivalent task.
NOTE: Sync is a common and standard feature in many DJ pc software nowadays. Many other DJ software applications likewise have their own same in principle as automix.
Guide beat matching is a skill that just about anyone can discover and learn with practise and excessive scratching can be extremely annoying for your audience who're wanting to dance to your song.
Reading the group to be able to pick and play the right tune within right time is a significantly more crucial DJ ability and is more difficult to perform. A DJ who does not have this ability are going to be just as unpopular making use of their audience no matter whether they manually overcome match, hit SYNC or use automix to perform their particular entire gig. The automatic features in VirtualDJ cannot magically make a bad DJ a DJ. Also, buying CDJ's or any other high-end equipment wont instantly make a negative DJ any better. Just practise and knowledge will turn a negative DJ into an excellent one.
Of course, handbook beat matching are way more fun and satisfying, and lots of DJ's just who make use of VirtualDJ will decide to try this in the place of use SYNC and automix. The automobile functions can even be successfully disabled by utilizing a custom epidermis without them and/or changing the mappings of buttons for these functions in your MIDI operator.
You will find that the majority of the various other DJ's whom accuse you of cheating or perhaps not becoming an actual DJ should be accusing you with this at your spending gig on a Friday or Saturday night as they are consuming at the club. You really need to ask them why if they are such a DJ that they are maybe not at their very own gig. You will find that most don't have one and just room or wannabe DJ.
Additionally, you will find DJ's that set-in their particular techniques as they are perhaps not prepared to move using times and technological modifications. They appear upon anyone who cannot do things their particular means and would a lot rather lug heavy crates of vinyl or containers of CD's around than a laptop and operator that may achieve equivalent task with a better selection of songs therefore the capacity to play music movies too.
You really need to dismiss and never bother about such commentary about not-being a real DJ or "cheating". You need to use the gear and software of personal CHOICE that actually works best for YOU.
When you get commentary such as this, see the dance floor. Are the people at your gig having a good time? It is all of that things and is the main aspect of DJ'ing.
Additionally, bear in mind that when DJ CD players first came out, plastic DJ's accused CD DJ's of "cheating" and not becoming "real" DJ's.