Using Cuepoints In Your DJ Set

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Using Cuepoints when DJ-ing is one of the biggest advantages of a digital set-up- here are 5 great ways to use them Digital DJ-ing brought with it a bounty of features that weren’t possible with vinyl. Many of these related to the fact that digital mediums were able to jump instantly from one point in… Read More

What Are Hot Cues?

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If you’re new to DJing, or honed your skills on vinyl, hot cues might be a mystery – here’s what they do… When DJ equipment started to move from traditional, vinyl based rigs, to digital setups, a whole raft of new features started to appear- Hot Cues were one such feature. All DJ’s were familiar… Read More

What Is Audio Latency?

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What is audio latency? – We look at what causes it, and how to fix it Audio latency is the scourge of the recording world. Wherever there is computer-based recording, you’ll hear talk of it. If you’re new to recording and music tech, you might well wonder what it is, and why it’s such a… Read More

How To Plan A DJ Set

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Regardless of the gig, you need to know how to plan a DJ set – here are some tips how to do it… Like any performance, planning underpins a DJ gig to varying degrees, so if you want to perform well, you really need to know how to plan a DJ set. It might seem… Read More

How To Sort Your DJ Library

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You’ve got a DJ Library stuffed full of great tunes – but what’s the best way of organising it? Back in the days when vinyl or CD was the medium of choice for the gigging DJ, carrying a whole DJ library to the gig was no a possibility. Instead, the DJ would plan what they… Read More

5 Ways To Breath New Life Into Your DJ Set

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If you feel your DJ set has been re-treading old ground of late, here’s 6 ways to freshen it up… Regardless of the gear you are currently using to perform your DJ set, you’d be hard-pressed to ignore the digital revolution that’s taken place in the DJ World in recent years. Performance moved from vinyl… Read More

How to DJ – A Beginners Guide, Part 4

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In part 4 of ‘How to DJ’, we cover another key DJ skill – beat matching It’s time to continue our ‘How to DJ’ guide once again. In part 4 of this guide, we continue talking about the basic DJ techniques that you will need to hone your live sets or gigs, whether they are… Read More

How to DJ – A Beginners Guide, Part 3

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In part 3 of ‘How to DJ’, we take the first steps towards creating a mix In parts 1 and 2 of the ‘How to DJ’ series, we covered the different media available to the DJ, and the pros and cons of each, and the different gear you might need for each format. Now it’s… Read More

How to DJ – A Beginners’ Guide, Part 2

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We continue our ‘How to DJ’ beginners’ guide, with an overview to equipment you may need The first part of our ‘How to DJ’ beginners guide focused on the different DJ formats available to the modern DJ, and the pros and cons of each. Having decided which route you want to take, you’ll need the… Read More

How to DJ – A Beginners Guide, Part 1

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In the first of our ‘How to DJ’ guides, we look at the different formats you can DJ from The number of people who want to know how to DJ these days is probably on a par with those who want to play the guitar. The DJ has steadily become the star performer of an… Read More