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Timothy Reese
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Attended University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Lived in Brooklyn, NY
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Streaming and DJing - How I'm Approaching It

One of the more time consuming processes of DJing, and working through new songs, is the amount of time it takes. To practice for 2 hours requires a solid two hours of practice. That may seem obvious, but if you've played another instrument, you know committing that much time is daunting.

Early on I started researching the best methods for making that time more productive. First I tried watching movies. That isn't productive.

Then I tried working on other song material, but after 15 seconds this plan failed, as I couldn't separate which songs were inside which program with whom.

So instead I investigated streaming.

Streaming essentially allows me to take the output from my mixer, the actual set I'm mixing live, and broadcast it out to listeners. It's a private radio station, for public consumption, without all the complicated technology.

Of the services I checked out, the one I was initially most impressed by was http://www.Mixlr.com Mixlr has a standalone app that monitors your feed, gives you a channel to broadcast, and has a community of international listeners that could stumble onto your broadcast. My first run with it in a practice set was decent, so I upgraded to the paid service (for 128 kbps quality) and took it to a house party at Marmoton.

Confident with the results, I used it one night while in a living room in Wales to DJ a party back in Brooklyn. They took my broadcast into their stereo for an instant mix. Two hours into the set, the stream was then picked up by a party in LA. Two birds with one stone! The built-in chat features let me get a conversation going, and made it more relatable for me.

But I wasn't satisfied with Mixlr's community. They seem great and chatty, but I wanted to tap into already established social networks to make it easier to get new listeners. Advertise on a busier street.

So now I've turned to Google+ Hangouts On Air. It's a spinoff of http://www.youtube.com/live, taps into my (heavily neglected) Google+ community, and has up to 192 kbps quality. Essentially your Google+ Hangout is optimized through a checkbox for high quality audio, in an attempt to get bands to use the service (and consequently bring their fans into activity on Google+.)

Which is basically what I've accomplished for them in this post. So next time you hear me streaming live, it'll be on Google+, unless something better comes along.
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DJ. Video Editor.
Employment
  • Guy&Girl
    DJ/Producer, 2012 - present
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Previously
Brooklyn, NY - Pasadena, CA - Chapel Hill, NC - London, UK - Bergen, Norway - Berlin, Germany - Zurich, Switzerland - Copenhagen, Denmark - Zurich, Switzerland - Amsterdam, The Netherlands - St. David's, Wales
Story
Tagline
I love cheese.
Introduction
Iceland is the youngest country, by geographic age, in the world. Fact!

I started performing in New York City over 4 years ago. I love this place. I like other places too.

I'm a person that likes to combine all sorts of media into one timeline.
Bragging rights
I won a National Latin Award when I was 13.
Education
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    Multimedia Journalism, 2004 - 2008
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