About Me (Old)

So, I asked on Google+ and Facebook what would be things that you wanted to know, and below are basically the questions that were posed.

General Questions:

Guy or girl?

Guy

What country/where are you from?

Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

How old are you?

hahaha… old.  Would be considered an ahjusshi (아저씨)-fan…. (I’m in my 30s).

What ethnicity are you?/Are you Korean?

I’m Japanese-Okinawan by ethnicity, but born and raised here in Hawaii.

What? No picture?

Newp… maybe at 100k subscribers ?

Favorite Groups/Artists?

K-Pop:

Favorite Girl Groups: SNSD, f(x), Girl’s Day, SISTAR
Favorite Female Artist: Ailee
Favorite Boy Groups: BTS, B.A.P, Vixx
Favorite Male Artist: Eric Nam

Why? Not any particular reason… mostly cause they have catchy songs or interesting video concepts.

Non-K-Pop:

Armin van Buuren, Bruno Mars, Taylor Swift, Linkin Park, Depeche Mode… pretty much anything…  My musical tastes in general are pretty varied from pop, dance, alternative, rock,

R&B, etc.

Are you really a DJ?

From a basic standpoint yes.  I still have my DJ equipment and do upgrade it every so often.  I do mixsets when I have time (which is pretty limited lately).  I also run an internet radio station that’s currently K-Pop songs 24/7 (provided the servers are running).  I’m hoping to do more mixsets of all kinds (for both standard Pop and K-Pop stuff).  If I do, you’ll see it posted here.

My current setup is:

  • MSI GS60 Ghost Pro Laptop
  • Denon DN-MC6000 MKI (Controller)
  • Virtual DJ Pro 8 (DJ Software)
  • Audition CC 2014 (Audio Recording Software)
  • Xsplit Broadcaster (Broadcasting Software)

How did you get your name?

Actually a friend gave it to me… I like computer stuff… it’s what I do for a day job.  Binary was a bit too geeky sounding, so he suggested I go with the more ubiquitous “Digital” and slapped DJ in the front.  It made even more sense when I moved to CD based mixing and eventually to computer based mixing.

What kind of stuff do you mix?

Mostly it’s pop or dance songs.  I’m not a hiphop type of DJ, and I don’t scratch well at all.  I don’t really mix in key either, but trying to get more into that especially since I like melodic trance songs too.

K-Pop Questions:

How long have you been into K-Pop?

I haven’t been into K-Pop to the extent I am now until around 2012.  I was more into the crossover groups that went into J-Pop since I used to follow that more.  f(x) – Electric Shock tipped me over to more of the K-pop stuff and didn’t look back since.  I like dancey-electro-pop songs so was looking to see what other stuff was out around the time.  The diversity of what I found made me really interested in K-Pop even more so.  Prior to that though, I did have some K-Pop CDs from S.E.S, Cool and H.O.T from when I was in college in the late 90s ><

What made you decide to do these videos?

Basically I loved music charts of all kinds since I was a kid in elementary school.  I would listen to the weekly countdowns on the radio/TV and track the progress of songs.  I’m actually still an avid Billboard chart follower (even though I don’t agree with some of their newer methodologies…).  In intermediate school I started ranking my own favorite songs and even made annual charts back then just for fun.  The hobby carried on until now… though I don’t have enough time to do both a K-Pop and non-K-Pop chart right now, but maybe will in the future.  The turnaround time on non-asian songs is a lot slower since songs stick around forever nowadays… vs. Asian songs only are promoted for around 2 months.

I figured it would be fun just to do as a hobby and for me to practice using video and audio editing software…  That’s another side hobby for me… where I convert old media into digital formats.

How long does it take to make a video?

When it was a top 50 I could crank them out in about 2 hours.  Now with the Top 100, it takes about 3 or 4 hours… all of this doesn’t include all of the time trying to rank the songs.  I do have a program that I wrote to makes it a lot easier to tally the points and keep track of the rankings over time, but it’s still a manual process to rank the 100 songs each week.  And I have to keep up with whatever comes out during the week which also takes time.  There are a lot of songs I listen to each week and about half of them never chart.  Some songs just don’t chart since I just don’t like them… sometimes I actually just forget about them… and you might see some older songs just pop in a few weeks after release just because I overlooked something when doing the rankings…

What do you use for your videos?

I use Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2014 right now.

K-Drama reviews?

Totally possible… when I have time to really get into dramas again.

Want to know anything else?  Ask me!

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