Posted by Ryan Sherr in DJ and Karaoke Industry News, DJ Software, PCDJ News
on Apr 3rd, 2013 | 0 comments
I admit, I'm as much of a pack rat as I am a gadget and gizmo geek.
Thanks to technology and cheap drive space, I've personally archived years of PCDJ media. From old staff and PCDJ event pictures from when we started back in 1999, to radio drops used when we had a internet 'radio room' of 20 continuous play stations. This is of course back when companies would readily pay for ad space on a EDM internet radio station, but we did have some of the best DJ's in the business mixing live using one of our old PCDJ PHAT freeware applications. One of our DJ's at the time broke a...
Posted by Ryan Sherr in DJ Midi Controllers
on Sep 20th, 2012 | 0 comments
Where Did All These DJ Controllers Come From?
It's been over 10 years. Wow, I'm old.
The first DJ controller on the market ever, meaning sold commercially in stores as a true professional DJ software controller, was the Numark DMC-1.
This simple, yet very efficient and effective DJ controller at the time, was created by one of our PCDJ team members who oversaw production in China. I still remember the first prototype, with clunky hard plastic buttons and a chrome faceplate that drove you absolutely bonkers trying to keep free of finger smudges (which wasn't changed, but still remains iconic in...