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    Hi Guys,

    This is just a quick one i thought i'd throw out there for peoples opinions on - where do you think DJ'ing will go in the next 5-10 years?
    Stay pretty much the same?
    More audience participation?
    The use of things like that giant see through/hands on l.e.d Traktor Controller
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    Less turntables, more controllers, same amount of more than mediocre DJ's that will quit after a couple of years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by photojojo View Post
    same amount of more than mediocre DJ's that will quit after a couple of years.
    Loads more of those.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JonathanBlake View Post
    Loads more of those.
    Personally I think we've kind of hit the peak on that for this go around. I have no numbers to back that up though just a feeling.
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    Quote Originally Posted by photojojo View Post
    Personally I think we've kind of hit the peak on that for this go around. I have no numbers to back that up though just a feeling.
    Not sure about that Chris - the 'barriers to entry' (software and hardware prices, software functions like sync, portability etc. are dropping all the time.) A mate's DJ school enrolments are at an all-time-high.
    (And they a generally SOOOOOOOO bad:eek
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    Surely all of this newfangled technology makes it easier to become a DJ, but that doesn't necessarily mean one becomes a quality DJ with it. I'm rather new myself, but I've got experience from my high school's band (concert, marching, and jazz) and drum corps. Something that most new DJs don't have. Because this bar's being lowered, DJing is getting more popular. Not sure if I like what I'm hearing from them newbies.


    But don't get me wrong, I love seeing someone trying and doing something new. Especially music-related. But it's like the Party Rockers: the skill isn't really there, but they're showing it anyway.
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    software will be integrated into the controller
    Laptops will be for backup.
    Probably about the same amount of people using vinyls..
    I doubt anything is going to happen to make an increase in the number of people dropping vinyls for controllers.

    more crazy lights.

    I'm very interested to see where the CDJ world goes.. Its already out dated media on bulky/expensive hardware.

    A lot more interesting hair cuts from the mainstream performers/"djs"

    Hopefully the tablet thing disappears.. not to sure why many people use them.

    Dr Dre will probably come out with DJ headphones.

    People will continue to discuss what will replace 1200s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amidoinitrite View Post
    more crazy lights.

    A lot more interesting hair cuts from the mainstream performers/"djs"

    People will continue to discuss what will replace 1200s.

    Fun stuffs. +1 for that last one. Also interested in what's going to be the next big costume/icon and/or DJ booth/stage is going to be. Daft Punk -> Deadmau5 -> ??
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    - House music will be even more mainstreamed than it is now.

    - I would like to see a company think out of the box and come up with some sort of platter/touch interface that can be even more expressive than turntablism.

    - Controllers will continue their gradual rise to DJ acceptance.

    - CD burning will be a thing of the past.

    - My personal oppinion is that laptops will stay in the booth for years to come. It's hard for me to think a hardware with built in software interface will have the adaptability and functionality as what a laptop and software + controller offers.
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    I predict DJs are gonna play music...
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