3 Tech Tools For the Modern Day DJ

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The iPad

	“I saw a DJ friend of mine, DJ Baby Dru—Chris Brown’s DJ—practicing and he pulled out an iPad, and starting scratching, hitting drops and relooping,” recalls James. “I was like, ‘Whoa! What is that right there!?’ When I saw that I bought an iPad.” Since then the device has become an integral part of his DJ set. “[I immediately] downloaded a mini deck application and it connects directly through my Serato via Wi-Fi.”
	For those concerned about being unable to pick up the nearest Wi-Fi feed on your iPad, James says, “Create your own network on your laptop, [then] you connect your iPad to that network and it connects [online] through that. It just depends on how far you are from your laptop. It [works] sort of like Bluetooth.”
	By the way, DJ’s can use one or two iPads to get the effect they’re looking for, but one may not be suffice. “It’s really crazy because you can have one iPad and DJ a party,” James adds. “I don’t know how good you’ll be at it, but I’ve seen it happen.”

The iPad

“I saw a DJ friend of mine, DJ Baby Dru—Chris Brown’s DJ—practicing and he…