The Hack the DJ challenge, led by the BBC’s Ian Forrester, kicked off a whole list of possible prototypes and interactions to reinvent music-mixing. You can skim the participants’ ideas and add your own, and in May 2012 at the FutureEverything Festival in Manchester, a few of these projects will be demoed for hundreds of people.
Challenge: Wireframe, code and jam on a web-native DJ kit
Audio and music-making have undergone a digital revolution. Tools like Ableton Live and Live Looping have ushered in new ways to create music. But most DJ culture is still focused on two decks and a mixer. The next-generation DJ kit should take full advantage of innovations in music-making, with new modes of distribution, remixing, monetization, licensing, and interoperability. Hack on intuitive devices and open hardware with famed BBC DJs, audio outfits, and audio geeks.
As this session gets up and running, you’ll be able to find further description, notes and session outcomes and products on its wiki page.