I've searched the Bose forum for discussion on using Virtual DJ specifically. However, Most search references to "Virtual DJ" bring up many threads that focus on a wide range of topics related to VDJ but it's hard to sift through them all to gain useful information. As a VDJ Pro user, I do access the VDJ user forum from time to time but would like to specifically hear what my Bose brothers and sisters have to say.
Therefore, I'd like to start a thread where Bose/VDJ users can share tips and ideas.
To start things off, here's something I really like about VDJ:
In the past during gigs, I was going crazy trying to keep track of songs I wanted to play that weren't in my program. For example, let's say the client comes up and says "In about 20 minutes could you play a polka for my parents? Their favorite Polka song is "Alice by Jimmy Sturr" If you have it would you play it? If not, any polka will do. BTW: Alice is a great Polka and very funny.
Of course you know I'm hoping I have that song so I immediately do a search and Bingo, there it is sitting in my library. If not already in my library then maybey "Netsearch found the song.
Now, what do I do with the song for 20 minutes? I typically only use two VDJ decks skins so I can't just load it onto a deck because usually at this point in the evening, I'm mixing and beatmatching between decks. In the past I had to make a decision:
1. Just make a mental note that I have the song and go find it again in 20 minutes
2. Calculate how many songs add up to 20 minutes and plop it in the cue list 20 minutes out and hope I don't play it at the wrong time.
3. Write it down on a piece of paper.
Simple solution in VDJ: Drag the song to the side list where it will sit with any songs you are waiting to play like other special requests or loops, sound effects, etc. When the time comes, just drag the song to a deck and go.