I tried a little experiment this morning with DJing live to my Twitch channel, and I don’t think it went terribly badly…so I’m thinking I may do this on a semi-regular basis.
Background: Like many, many people…I used to be a DJ. ;) Lately I’ve been missing it, so this is a way for me to start practicing again. I have no visions of getting back into clubs or anything along those lines (though it’s always a fun fantasy), but this should at least help scratch the itch a little bit.
I’m using djay Pro 2 and a Pioneer DDJ-400 mixer, and figured out how to use OBS (with some assistance from Loopback to route the audio stream from djay to OBS so I wasn’t just broadcasting whatever my computer’s internal mic could pick up) to stream to Twitch. I’m also recording the video and audio output locally, and will upload those to my YouTube and MixCloud accounts within a few days after broadcasting.
Here’s the video for my first attempt (the audio kicks in at about 45 seconds).
And here’s the audio on MixCloud.
In the future, I’ll figure out how to keep the Twitch chat channel up on a second screen so I can take requests as well (on the off chance people actually stop by to watch and listen live).
It’s an experiment, and I’m not sure how long I’ll keep doing it, but for now, at least, it should be fun to play with.
As of the moment this post is published—12:00 a.m., December 31, 2019—it is officially Ramones Time: 2020, 24 hours to go.
For no particular reason (and certainly no good reason), resurrecting a silly little meme from a few years ago…
Some silly pointless statistics on my iTunes music library:
- How many total tracks?
33,978: 109 days, 2 hours, 38 minutes, and eight seconds in total, taking up 228.35 GB of storage.
Sort by song title — first and last?
- First: A Drowning (Bonus Track), by How to Destroy Angels, from Welcome Oblivion
- Last: } . } @ } . @ . } @ } . @ . } @ } . @ . } @ } ., by The User, from Symphony #2 for Dot Matrix Printers, if you sort special characters and numbers after letters, as iTunes does, or Zyklon B Zombie, by MSBR, from In Formation–A Tribute to Throbbing Gristle if you just want the last one alphabetically
- Sort by time — shortest and longest?
- Shortest: 0:01 — g-and that’s all she talks about, a sample of a girl’s voice I pulled from somewhere for use in DJing
- Longest: 4:23:21 – Thor’s Day Night, a nearly four-and-a-half hour mix of me DJing at Norwescon 36
- Sort by Album — first and last?
- Sort by Artist — first and last?
- Top five played songs?
- Wasted, by And One, from Virgin Superstar
- One World One Sky, by Covenant, from United States of Mind
- Kathy’s Song (Come Lie Next to Me), by Apoptygma Berzerk, from Welcome to Earth
- Afterhours, by Covenant, from United States of Mind
- Doubleplusgood, by Eurythmics, off of 1984 (For the Love of Big Brother)
- Find the following words. How many songs show up?
- Sex: 279
- Death: 215
- Love: 1,853
- You: 3,014
- Home: 344
- Boy: 901
- Girl: 793
I am a music historian, and with @AdrianRMG I have researched the best-selling single of every decade all the way back to 14,000BC. Here’s a thread:
This is a really amazing piece of musical historical research, and I strongly recommend going all the way through the thread. The snippets he was able to track down are incredible.
Old mashup from DJ Wüdi: Just Can’t Get Flexible in 1999 (Depeche Mode “Flexible” and “Just Can’t Get Enough” vs. Prince “1999”).
The only inspiration I can remember for these is that I like the source songs and I had the acapella for “1999”. I do like the way it came out.
Old mashup from DJ Wüdi: Give It A Crablouse (Red Hot Chili Peppers “Give It Away Now” vs. Lords of Acid “Crablouse”).
I realized a few years ago that the verses for “Crablouse” had the same rhythm as those for “Give It Away Now”, so…this was the result.
New mashup from DJ Wüdi: Closer to Virginity (nine inch nails “Closer” vs. Madonna “Like a Virgin”).
Originally did this “live” when DJing back in the late ’90s by quick-fading between the tracks; this version is my first attempt at using Logic Pro X.