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Build Your Own DJ Computer System PART 1/2 By: Richard McCoy

December 6, 2012 by Richard McCoy
146-259This is a follow-up to an earlier article I wrote on laptops versus rackmount computers. Many readers of Mobile Beat have requested more information on the rackmount systems I use. To help those who wish to build a solid rackmount computer system, I will provide all the information required to build a strong DJ computer system. To properly cover the process, this is part one of a two-part series or articles.

As I mentioned in the previous piece, while the ease-ofuse a laptop system may be attractive, the advantages of a rackmount system outwe... [read more]

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Cutting Edge Digital Tools by Richard McCoy

July 15, 2012 by Richard McCoy
The integration of the computer into a modern DJ’s system has presented the user with a very powerful set of tools to enhance their performance and client appeal. The power of today’s computers and DJ software has enabled DJs to offer their audiences an impressive assortment of entertainment extras never before available. With one computerized system, a contemporary DJ can supply karaoke, music videos, customer presentations and graphics, games, and light shows. (For example, see “Inside Video DJing” in the September 2011 issue of MB.) 143-3744Our customers are beginning to ... [read more]
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System Integration BY: Richard McCoy

March 25, 2012 by Richard McCoy
WHAT TO GET, HOW TO PUT IT TOGETHER 141-379 As an experienced CD or vinyl DJ, you've finally decided to jump onboard the digital music wagon. But you?re not a computer person and have only basic knowledge about computers. You have a computer but only use it for email, web surfing, letter writing and a few other basic functions. Just the basics! Moving into the EDJ (Electronic Disc Jockey) arena can be a scary venture for you to undertake. Perhaps I can help... DIVING IN, HEAD FIRST There will be a large equipment investment of about $1000 and hundreds of hours to ri... [read more]