Technology has made it accessible for nearly anybody to become a DJ. I mean, why shouldn’t everyone be able to take part in a music form that is so popular right now?
Some people are beginning to think that becoming a DJ is too easy, which is a vague statement because we don’t really know what constitutes as “too easy.” Luckily for us, Music Radar asked quite a few people recently if they think DJing is becoming too easy nowadays, and the feedback was very interesting and insightful.
One person stated:
“ Technology does make things easier, but it will never replace track selection, crowd control, expressing moods through sound and knowing exactly when to drop the bombs.”
While someone else said,
“Yes. Incredible, I started to DJ with record decks and a variable wheel moving it left to right tough, then technics, then CD players. Now I use Traktor 58, mix with sync play stems & remix/mash up on the fly… So why try harder.”
And then another person decided to stay neutral:
“I supposed it depends. For the average DJ I supposed it is rather easy, although it may cost you a bit of money, but money doesn’t determine skill. For a truly good DJ, then No. To be a good DJ, or to be a good anything, you must bring something new to the table. Then again, what do I know? I’m not a DJ.”
From these various perspectives, it is safe to say that yes, the technology is available for anyone to become a DJ and create music. However, there is a difference in just playing with the instruments, and having an ear for music. Having an ear that can create and break records that are note worthy is a skill you have to work to acquire.
From these various perspectives, it is safe to say that yes, DJ technology is making DJing a lot easier for the regular Joe to learn how to DJ, BUT real DJs DJ with or without the technology that does pretty much everything for them, period.