The ipads aren't there yet when it comes to DJ'ing, but I could bet my last penny DJ'ing will be revolutionized. That this girl has got a bad relationship to music and culture at large is beside the point. I'm srprised that so many DJ's are so conservative and actively against any change.
I think it comes down to a really strange 'Hip'hop based attitude to life' where saying stuff like “I never change” and “I stay the same…” is looked up on. Even golfplayers have a more progressive attitude to what they do. In any case it doesn't matter what these narrowminded people think. Things evolve. They always do.]]>
The thing that really made me take notice was how things that were in the real world have been digitized to a touch screen is a big deal, and $499 is a barrier that most people can get to if they really want to save their cash for a couple weeks. Having the capability to iterate in almost realtime buy creating something on screen as was shown is pretty cool and very beneficial for every industry out there, not just DJ culture.]]>
I'm sure that anyone who is thinking about buying 2 ipads for fun already has a fancy computer, so then probably those people who have maxed out their bugets at one computer are full of all the apps that 'revolutionized music' last year.
Then is the ipad Bridging the Gap between those who have $1200 to blow on 2 ipads and those who have $1200 to blow on 2 turntables and serato for example?
I don't think “we don't have to be afraid of the barriers anymore” should be the theme here, more like “look at another nifty thing to do if you have a bunch of cash to blow on fancy toys”, which is OK in itself.]]>