Posts with tag how-to-be-a-dj

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7 Ways To Avoid Messing Up Your Next DJ Set

All eyes are on you when you’re spinning tunes, so don’t have a nightmare! Simply follow these rules and your next DJing gig will go just fine…

Getting to Grips with Traktor Kontrol D2 and Stems

It's time to get to grips with the new DJ remix format from Native Instruments: Stems. Using a Kontrol D2 and the new 4-tracks-in-one audio file format, Sara Simms shows it works in the real world.

Better DJing: 6 Seminal Techno Records Every DJ Should Listen To

A good DJ can become a great one if they invest in learning about the foundations of the music they love. Here's six of my favourite techno records that helped to define and shape the genre.

This DJ Spins a Set Using Reel to Reel Tapes

Wherever you stand on the digital vs vinyl debate when it comes to DJing, this video of Mr Tape spinning a set at 1992 DMC Championships on reel to reel tape recorders is bound to impress.

How to Create a DJ Podcast, Part 1

Nobody will promote your DJ mixes for you. If you want to reach out to a wider audience and engage with your fans creating a DJ podcast is an effective solution. Sara Simms shares the knowledge.

Don’t Watch This if You Want to Learn How to DJ

This video from Bobina shows that Djing is not just about getting hands-on and pushing faders, knobs and buttons… um, in fact, apparently it doesn’t have to be about getting hands-on at all!!

In the Booth: Essential Tips for DJs

Don't let your next DJ gig go up in flames. Armed with these simple preparation tips from Noah Pred, your next live performance, whether you're using vinyl or digital decks, can go nice and smooth.

Scratching for DJs: Clover Tears & the 'Joe Cooley'

Chirp, chirp, swirl, swirl... No, we haven't lost the plot. We're practicing the scratching techniques DJ Sara Simms shows below. Keen to improve your scratching techniques? Read this now.

5 Essential Tips for Aspiring DJs

So you want to be a DJ? Here's 5 excellent tips from producer, DJ and Ableton Live trainer, Noah Pred.

Harmonic Mixing Tips for DJs

Creating a smooth transition between songs isn't just about beat matching. Sara Simms shows how to approach harmonic mixing (where two tracks are in related keys) to create a super smooth DJ mix.

9 Essential Travel Tips for DJs

DJs live very transitory lives. Make no mistake, being a DJ can involve lots of waiting at airports, waiting in hotels, waiting everywhere! Noah Pred offers 9 tips to take the chore out of traveling.

Mastering And Preparing A DJ Mix For Delivery

So, your mixes sound great live, but how can you ensure they stand out amongst professional releases and promo CDs? Mo Volans delivers a useful tutorial for all DJs.

Review: Numark Mixtrack Pro II

How can you improve upon an already successful DJing solution like the Mixtrack? G. W. Childs discovers the Mixtrack Pro II provides more 'bang' than its low 'buck' suggests.

Do You Really Need The Sound Guy?

Playing live soon? G. W. Childs pipes in with some timeless advice on how to make sure everything goes smoothly with your sound guy and to help you play an excellent set.

10 Tried and Tested Traktor DJ for iPad Tips

It’s just you up there, making the crowd groove... with just your iPad! Native Instruments’ Traktor DJ for iPad is powerful indeed! In this Hollin Jones shares 10 excellent tips for Traktor DJ users.