I’m just putting this here so I won’t forget it and have to troll the virtualdj.com message boards in the future. Hopefully you’ll find it useful as well.
Basically, in Virtual DJ 7, you need to map your mic to a deck or decks in order to use your microphone with Virtual DJ.
Go to Config, Skins, and then choose a four deck skin. I have a big monitor, so I use the 1440x1024 one. Then go to Mappers. I used
deck 3 linein ‘mic’ & deck 4 linein ‘mic’
(replace the curly apostrophes with the straight ones, if you copy/paste) to map the “Scratch” button on my Hercules DJ Control MP3 e2 to enable the mic on both decks, so it doesn’t matter which side the crossfader is at. If you don’t have a controller, you can use another key: “M”, for example.
That ought to be it - let me know if you have any questions. Note: if your mic isn’t working in Windows in general, then it won’t work in Virtual DJ. Make sure to set it up in Windows first, and to test it with the sound recorder program or Audacity, before you start trying to get it to work in Virtual DJ.
Posted on Oct 24, 2011 - 12:23 AM
I’d like to encourage everyone to check out a new internet radio station that a friend of mine and I started: EMP.cx.
We play electronic music of all kinds, from dubstep to house, trance, darkstep, neuro, future garage, goa, UK funky, swinghouse, glitch hop, you name it. I DJ every week or so usually, and if someone isn’t doing a live set, we’re broadcasting live set archives.
Also, if you’re technologically inclined, join the IRC channel and talk to us - irc.emp.cx channel #electronic, or use mibbit if you’re not down with the IRC chat.
Posted on Apr 07, 2011 - 01:49 PM
I’ve been talking with MiracleBlue, a.k.a. Nicholas Kircher, for some time now. We both love electronic music, reddit and travel, and our personalities are similar enough that we get along quite well together.
Anyway, it turns out that this guy is a very, very good trance producer. He’s a 23 year old from Canberra, Australia, and while I’m not normally a trance fan, he makes some slick, exhilarating and deep music.
Check some of his stuff out below. When I listen to it, even though I don’t really seek out trance music, I forget that this random Australian kid makes this music, and just assume it’s some 20 year veteran of the European club circuit who’s making it.
MiracleBlue has an EP out on Omerta Records out of Vancouver, but they’re really not promoting it the way they should. You can buy his EP on iTunes (MiracleBlue - Into the Future) or Beatport (MiracleBlue - Into the Future), or you can like MiracleBlue on Facebook right here.
Posted on Feb 15, 2011 - 12:13 AM
I created and continue to run dubstepp.com, a music (YouTube video) aggregator for dubstep and reddit’s /r/dubstep community. It and /r/dubstep have been fairly successful - dubstepp.com is currently keeping track of more than 2,000 songs submitted to reddit by /r/dubstep members.
Anyway, I need to go through the submitted tracks and remove dead links every once in a while. The vast majority of those dead links are caused by YouTube taking a link down due to a DMCA request done by a record label or artist. I’ve kept track of those dead links, and made a list and tag cloud-style graphic of the words which pop up most often in removed links.
(Click to view larger. I used wordle.net to make this).
Based on the idea that more DMCA takedowns = greater popularity and greater record label support, we can see that the most popular/best-supported dubstep artists are Rusko, Borgore, Burial, Datsik, Flux Pavilion, and Benga.
You can check the data out for yourself: download deadstep.ods (OpenDocument Spreadsheet) or deadstep.csv (comma separated values file) for the source data. In the tag cloud I created above, I exluded the words “dubstep” and “remix” from the cloud, as they weren’t artist names and they were the two most-mentioned words in the data.
Posted on Sep 15, 2010 - 12:53 AM
Nicholas Kelsay - Saturday Morning
Posted on Jan 12, 2010 - 06:55 PM
Anyway, Sacramento dubstep: The Momo, upstairs and behind Harlow’s on 27th and J, Thursday nights from 10:00 PM to 2:00 AM. ($2 PBR dueces, too.)
And “Grimey Sacramento Dubstep” at the Townhouse in Midtown every other Tuesday night.
Also, shameless plug time: I made dubstepp.com a little while ago. It’s a great dubstep music aggregator/listening channel - it scrapes http://reddit.com/r/dubstep/ for tracks and puts them all in one place. dubstepp.com makes it really easy to find new artists and songs. Check it out - I think you’ll like it!
Posted on Oct 19, 2009 - 06:05 PM
Lupe Fiasco came to Calvin College tonight. Awesome show - here’s a video of “Hello/Goodbye” - to download - I haven’t converted it to Flash video yet.
Posted on Apr 03, 2009 - 11:53 PM