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How Many Watts Per Person Do I Need?

It depend on the type of gig, size of the venue, shape of the venue, expectations of the client, whether it’s inside or outside, and the style of music that you will be playing. If it is an indoor gig, … Continue reading

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5 Simple Steps Towards Making Time For DJing

Nobody has enough time nowadays, right? I sure as hell know I don’t. No matter how much I plan, how organised I try to be, and how much I say it’ll be different this year, whenever anyone asks how it’s … Continue reading

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5 Healthy DJ Lifestyle Changes

It’s that time of year, right? Gym memberships are up, people are having “dry Januaries”, and with gigs a bit thinner on the ground, us DJs find we’ve got a bit more time on our hands to think about how … Continue reading

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5 Healthy DJ Lifestyle Changes

It’s that time of year, right? Gym memberships are up, people are having “dry Januaries”, and with gigs a bit thinner on the ground, us DJs find we’ve got a bit more time on our hands to think about how … Continue reading

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Pioneer DJ Launches DDJ-SZ2 For Serato

Pioneer DJ has upgraded its flagship Serato DJ controller to create the DDJ-SZ2. This new four-channel controller gives hands-on control of the latest additions to Serato DJ, including key shift, key sync, pitch play and Serato Flip. Pioneer DJ says … Continue reading

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Question: How Should I DJ A Fashion Show?

Unless you’re a well-known DJ who was picked specifically for the type of music that you spin or produce, the tunes you’ll be playing at the show will depend entirely upon the show director or creative head. The first thing to do … Continue reading

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The 8 Best Songs for Testing Your Headphones or Speakers

When it comes to buying new speakers, you can discuss things like the signal-to-noise ratio, response bandwidth, nominal output power and much more. These specs are fine, you want to know how it sounds. How do you decide that the … Continue reading

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HOW REMIXING BECAME THE MOST IMPORTANT ART FORM IN CONTEMPORARY CULTURE

Remixing has a long and arguably checkered history. From soundsystems in Jamaica cutting “dubs” to win over audiences, to early hip-hop producers pioneering the use of sampling, to New York’s early 80s disco producers creating extended versions of tracks, and … Continue reading

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Full Pioneer Rekordbox DJ Software

When it comes to DJ software, there have traditionally been three big names – Serato, Traktor and Virtual DJ. But now a newcomer has arrived, with the potential to become the biggest of them all. Rekordbox DJ, from Pioneer DJ, … Continue reading

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Does Your Gear Support OSX 10.11? Checkout our Compatibility List

Apple released its latest operating system OSX 10.11 El Capitan this week, and DJ manufacturers have warned users not to perform the update because of incompatibilities with current hardware and software. Here’s a compatibility status list of DJ software and … Continue reading

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