Last night, I had the privilege of sitting down (via the interweb & Nighttunes) with Tristan Garner. In the little time I had to shoot some Questions at him I saw something I havent seen in many artists who have hit the spotlight running… Tristan Garner seemed to have a pretty good understanding of the whole deal and was a really chill, down to earth guy. It is refreshing to see this is a guy who is literally traveling the world, doing what alot f us would kill to do, play music for the enjoyment of others… and not letting it all get to his head…
Question BR: What would you say is the most important step you took for your career in terms of being Full Time (producer/djing) ?
Answer TG: I failed my swedish exams, and i’ve decided to take one year off to focus on my music. That was the best decision ever LOL
Question BR:Do you like the idea of MIDI controllers entering the DJ market or do you think its only reserved for things like CDJ’s?
Answer TG: love this idea and i’m planning to work on a new live show with midi controlled guitar + hardwares… stay tuned
Question: What is your favorite drink ?
Answer TG: Mojitooooo !!
Question : Do you drink alcohol on Stage ?
Answer TG: I try to stay clean on stage, and i’m so into my tricks most of time i don’t have time to drink !
Question: Do you have hearing loss because of your job?
Answer TG: Yeah on my left ear !! Protect your ears guys !
Question: Any Plans on returning to Montreal ?
Answer TG: I do a west canada tour in 2 weeks.. not sure about Montreal but i’d love to be back and rock the clubs !
Thanks to Nighttunes for hooking up the Chat and Info, Check out their blog, the best House Blog online..period
Sorry for the delay as of late as I hav been really focussing on my productions and work. But im back now and ready to tackle the ever growing world of EDM. Today alot of news hit the wire about some new Dj controllers surfacing with BPM going down soon.
I posted some info about this controller a couple weeks ago when the teaser video hit the web… It seems to be a mid-range solution for Mobile Dj’s (ex: Mixtrack Pro, Vestax VCI-300, Hercules Console 4Mix) However this will be targeted at Dj’s and non-spinners alike. From the new video that has hit the web, it seems this is a mobile solution, with the people in the video traveling in public with it. No news on the full specks on this, but it is Pioneer so expect it to be quality.
Cost range is expected to be around £429/€499 /$690.
- Bundled software: Virtual DJ Limited Edition
- Input terminals: MIC x1 (1/4 inch Jack), AUX x1 (RCA)
- Output terminals: MASTER OUT x2 (1/4 inch Jack x1, RCA x1) HEADPHONE MONITOR OUT x2 (front 1/4 inch Jack, MiniPin)
- Other terminals: USB B terminal x1
- Frequency range: 20 Hz to 20 kHz
- Total harmonic distortion: 0.006% or less
- S/N ratio: 101 dB
- External dimensions:555 mm x 280 mm (D) x 103 mm (H)
(when removing the leg : 555mm(W) x 280mm(D) x 62mm(H) )
- Weight: 2.9 kg
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Just saw this puppy today as well, now it doesn’t look as impressive as the Mixdeck Quad (will feature some new photos of this puppy below), but it should be noted that this is going to be a mid-range controller like the Pioneer above. It has 4 channels, but a different feature than most other 4 channel controllers. The controller controls 2 channels and the other 2 channels are able to control outside equipment, say like a NI X1, or some CDJs. This is a pretty sweet feature considering it would help many Controller enthusiasts able to setup at a club alot easier with the ability to plug in the house CDJs
Price Range: ? But I’d expect it to be under the Mixdeck and Over the Mixtrack
- 4-Deck controller and DJ Mixer that works with or without the computer
- External mixing (2 CD/Turntable + 2 Mic)
- Built-in professional USB audio interface with balanced XLR outputs
- Large touch-sensitive control wheels
- Serato DJ Intro software included
- 4-Deck version of Virtual DJ LE Included
- Mixer section with EQ, loop and effects controls
This remix contest jut hit the Net… it’s a biggie if your into some really god sounding House. Check out the info below
Cr2 Records are offering upcoming producers the opportunity to remix the huge Ibiza 2011 hit, “Don’t Be Afraid” from MYNC, RON CARROLL & DAN CASTRO. The remix stems are available to downloaded for free from Juno and remix entrants can upload their mix to the Cr2 SoundCloud DropBox for a chance to win:
Just got this via my home boy Aki Nair…
Here’s the “Official” ANSOL remix for ImanoS ‘s new single coming out on Sebastien Drums ‘s label, WORK MACHINE October 13th – “Move With Me Ft. Bree Fenton“
Not too much info on this … looks like it will ship with a Pioneer Tailor Made skinned Virtual DJ, and looks like it might just be a MAC controller but not much info is out yet.