If you could be a super hero, which one would you choose? Superman? Batman? The Green Hornet? Or, would you make up your own super hero persona?
I always wanted to be The Flash, but since Flash is mostly persona non grata among the Mac community, I think I’ll go with something a little more upbeat. How about Mommy DJ Alex? Add the right DJ app to a Mac and you could be a Nororious I.O.U DJ yourself.
Mixing Music Is My Life
Were it not for husband, children, family, job, mortgage, car payments, and the desire to eat, I would abandon my boring life and head to the night life of hot music, cool dancing, and glittering lights.
No, not dancing the night away. I’m too old to dance for too long.
I’d rather be the DJ, mixing and matching music to fit the perquisites of my peeps, to broadcast the tempo and rhythm that burns within my soul.
Or, just make a few extra bucks while watching hot guys sweat.
Spin The Digital Platters, Percy
Mac users with a hidden desire to expose their Saturday Night Fever fever can rejoice in the choice for DJ mixing software. UltraMixer is where you start.
Why UltraMixer? Four words: Free, Home, Basic, Pro.
What you get is a digital control panel that mimics analog mixers so you can mix music in whatever music format suits your fancy duds. MP3s, WMAs, OGG, WAV, or even CDs. There’s no turntable. Just use the digital SoundPlayers onscreen.
The mixing comes from two channels, or playlists, of music—one on the left, one on the right.
The free and home versions of UltraMixer are decent—you can play AAC/MP4 music in fullscreen or mini mode player. You can change pitch range, cue specific points, adjust the anemic three-band equalizer, automix and fade, monitor through headphones and even talk over the music.
The Basic and Pro versions come with even more features, including a customizable keyboard control feature, session history, continuous play of one playlist, visual skins for the control panel, and a visual warning as a song ends.
The Pro version lets you use UltraMixer for commercial use and features real time effects, loop in and out, time stretching, and more.
The idea is simple.
Try UltraMixer Free to see how you’ll do. As you gain experience you’ll want the other features in the Basic and Pro versions, but those come with a price.
Your success may vary, but I doubt if I’ll ever make any money being a DJ. They’re starting to play while I’m bathing kids and getting ready to sleep. I bet I could knock ‘em dead at a wedding. So long as I can be done by about 8:30.