A California club bans DJs who use laptops

A California club bans DJs who use laptops

A California club recently issued a decree putting a ban on the use of laptops in its DJ booth, triggering unprecedented outrage among dance music fans.

Laptops in clubs make use of software like Mixxx, Ableton and Traktor that algorithmically match beats, making it difficult music fans to hear sloppy mixing again.

The Cure and the Cause Club’s owner’s intimation is that working with CDJ decks or vinyl that require a person manually match up the beats is an art and using controllers like these is just a science. Thus, Kenny Summit instructed visitors, “Keep your controller in your crib. Don’t come to work with training wheels.”

When CDJs were first introduced, the conventional men cried havoc from their Expedit shelf-lined man caves. They argued that they CDJs would ruin the artistry of vinyl mixing. The CDJ is now nearly two decades old, and the same arguments are surfacing against the next generation of technology.

However, Summit’s argument is not right because pioneer CDJs make use of the same algorithmic “training wheels” as beat-matching help and pitch control. The club’s owner seems to be frustrated with having to connect up loads of increasing number of laptops in the booth each night.