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In the age of digital DJing, organizing a music library has never been easier. Not only can you fit a whole crate of records on a flash drive, the ability to create a playlist and organize songs into folders is much more intuitive than labeling physical media. I am not trying to talk negatively about […]
For DJs, a solid transition between songs is just as important as song selection and set programing. Transitions add cohesion to a set that you can’t achieve by just letting songs fade into each other. They can add a finesse to the night and can be used to build tension and excitement on the dance […]
When DJing, it’s important to know your gear and the techniques required to mix and create seamless transitions. This knowledge is important in creating a mood or keeping a dance floor moving. Early on in my DJ career, my mentor taught me the concept of programming. Programming is the preparation of your music for the […]
A couple of years ago, I wouldn’t imagine seeing anyone else stepping into the professional media player/CDJ market. That was before Denon stepped up to the plate. The release of the Denon DJ SC5000 and its matching mixer, the Denon DJ X1800 Prime, have flipped the way live DJing can be done. After months of […]
Choosing gear that works best for your goals is just as important as learning the basic techniques of DJing. To help get you started, I’ve provided some of my top picks for four different levels and types of DJ. Each pick includes important features that will make the transition between each of these categories seamless. […]
As technology progresses further in the DJ field, the preparation of music for a set has never been easier. A cue point or hot cue is a designated spot set by the DJ to start the song. As new CDJs and media players are released, more and more of the cue points you set in […]
So you want to become a DJ? There is more to it than just pressing play — a DJ must learn the techniques to properly mix songs and match beats. This series will cover the ins and outs of a DJ’s rig, providing you the basics and more to start building up your technique. The […]