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The Hood Internet and Scarlett 2i4: Bringing the Dance Party to a Town Near You!

10 Dec 2013

The Hood Internet are two musicians from the Midwest who are best known for their mixtapes of mashups, blends, or whatever else you want to call them. They've mixed over 500 combinations of things and assembled many of those into continuous mixtapes. The Hood Internet's mission is to bring the more dancefloor-friendly tracks to different cities with the intent of igniting people's feet to move and they have instigated dance parties in clubs all over North America, and at festivals like Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, CMJ, SXSW, and Mad Decent Block Party. They've even brought the party abroad to South Korea and to Brazil. They've also collaborated on new material with a wide range of artists including Freddie Gibbs, Class Actress, AC Newman, GZA, Doomtree, Tobacco, and many more.

"When we perform live Hood Internet sets, we use a traditional mixer and two MacBooks each running Ableton Live, and we each have a Focusrite Scarlett 2i4 sending audio into two separate channels of a mixer, similar to receiving audio from separate turntables or CDJs, etc. This allows us to use most clubs' in-house mixer, regardless of whatever other DJ software setup they are equipped for. 
 
Our live setup is not wildly different from our home or mobile recording setups, in that the Scarlett 2i4 is our primary I/O. We also primarily use Ableton Live for recording, and have the Scarlett 2i4 capture audio or MIDI input, as well as output sound to our headphones or studio monitors. Focusrite are known for their mic preamps, and so a portable device that can be used not only for recording but also for performing DJ sets is the perfect piece of gear for what The Hood Internet does."
 
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