Mixmag: March 2001
Are Dead: Long Live MP3s
Stick your Technics - DJing with MP3s on a laptop is the future,
says Jake Barnes
Having spent eight hours DJing at a New Year's Eve party on an
Apple iBook, I think I've seen the future. I'd never spun on real
decks before, yet here I was, cutting and fading like pro (well,
almost). Best of all, there were no cases of vinyl to lug about.
I just turned up with a hard disk full of MP3 tracks and a tiny
piece of software called Tactile12000 (www.tactile12000.com). I
simply plugged 'the book' into the amp and got the party going.
I even showed people some photos on the desktop while I was in the
mix. You can't do that on 1210s, can ya?
(read the full article in the March issue of Mixmag)