Digital DJ -- how to move from CD to DVD, and create visuals for ripped vinyl?
October 30, 2004 11:03 AM Subscribe
I've been a DJ for many years...but only in the last two have I really embraced CD's...and still carry a huge chunk of vinyl to every gig. Now the club I am at is going completely digital - and its worse than just CD's...I need advice...theres more once you get past the doormen...
posted by mattr to technology (4 answers total)
So...the club I play at every weekend is buying new DVD players (and a video mixer) - these will allow me to cue and mix (and even scratch) in much the same way as a normal CD system allows you to replicate vinyl usage.
Which means two things - firstly I need to get all my new music on DVD's...and that means editing up my own DVD's - can anyone suggest software/tools to make this happen (win XP at home, and reasonable skillz and power)
Secondly - theres plenty of music that I get on vinyl, which has no available video...I'm comfortable ripping and making CD's, but how the hell do i put a visual with that, and make it into a DVD I can play live.
PS - They are ditching the vinyl turntables...so after I stopped crying, I realised I couldn't just 'buck the trend' and take vinyl anyway. I love the club and the crowd...so I don't just want to DJ elsewhere.
Any advice....greatly recieved...tools, sources for video and ideas on visuals specifically wanted.