The Laptop DJ Handbook from Course Technology and written by Jason Emsley redefines what it means to be a DJ in the ever-evolving DJ world. Powerful computing combined with innovative design has provided the modern DJ with branching options for creative expression. Through description and example, readers are presented with fundamental tutorials as well as various creative performance configurations for three of the more popular audio software applications: Traktor Pro, Serato, and Ableton Live.
About the Author: 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.