A touring DJ without a unique visuals / lighting show is increasingly rare. Dance music audiences have come to expect interesting on-stage visuals - but how are these shows set up and run, and is it possible to have visuals with a DJ who plays a spontaneous set? Today, experienced visuals artist Michael Fullman shares some of the secrets behind professional visuals work.
Whatever style of music you play as a DJ, whatever kind of crowds you play to, visuals will always be a big part of the experience you present. That doesn't have to mean video—a blacked-out room with a solitary strobe provides as much of a visual statement as a 40-foot video wall—but a well crafted video and graphics show can be breathtaking if done well. Today we’ll show you how to get started with MixEmergency and Traktor.
One of the most common questions we get from DJs nearly every week at DJTT has to do with adding an element of music visualization into performances. From house parties DJing next to 60″ TV screens to performing at local clubs with their own projection system, the ability to display video is rarely an issue, […]
We’re always fascinated by new concepts for onstage DJ and live performance booths, and after taking an office field trip last week to see Flying Lotus in Oakland, we were excited to see this new video crop up from Red Bull Music Academy. The mini-documentary talks about the genesis and concept behind the visuals that […]
This week is shaping up to be an exciting one for video DJs, with Serato officially releasing their new video plugin the same day that Inklen drops their new 2.0 version of Mix Emergency packed with brand new features. Things have been heating up, with ME2 closed off from new versions of Scratch Live and […]