DJs today are presented with a wealth of tools that allow them to perform and experiment in ways that were unimaginable 15 years ago...at a much lower cost. The number of options can be exciting but also confusing and overwhelming. THE LAPTOP DJ HANDBOOK: SETUPS AND TECHNIQUES OF THE MODERN PERFORMER presents the ever-evolving DJ world with a fresh approach to redefining what it means to be a DJ in the digital world. Powerful computing combined with innovative design has provided the modern DJ with numerous options for creative expression. You'll learn to harness all the hardware, software, and musical options available through helpful explanations, tutorials, and examples.
Jason Emsley is a California-bred, London-based DJ/producer whose pursuit of electronic music found him a home several years ago on the seminal Cologne, Germany-based techno label, Platzhirsch Schallplatten, and upon the influential Kompakt booking roster. After three years of working from the Los Angeles-based Native Instruments office, he and his wife packed up and sailed off to explore further opportunities in Europe. Jason continues to work in a freelance capacity for Native Instruments as their UK-based DJ product specialist. He recently designed and opened a recording studio in East London called Format Project, where he continues to host product trainings, collaborate with like-minded artists, design sound, and produce his own blend of electronic music.