Digital DJing

Articles on digital DJing topics ranging from mp3 management to DJ software.

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Algoriddim Unveils djay Pro 2 for Mac

December 14, 2017 by Mobile Beat
Next Generation of the Award-Winning djay Pro App Arrives on Mac, Introducing Artificially Intelligent DJ Mixing via Spotify, Beat-Matched Photo Visualization, and a Modernized User Interface to Mix Music Like Never Before (MUNICH, Germany) – December 12, 2017 – Algoriddim, creators of the world’s best selling DJ app with over 30 million downloads, today released djay Pro 2 for Mac. The multiple award-winning DJ software has been taken to the next level with a modernized user interface, countless new features, and advanced music analysis tools that make it even easier for DJs to focus on their performance. djay Pro 2 allows users to directly access their Spotify account to find, play, and mix millions of songs in pristine sound quality with up to 320 kbps. Its extensive integration with Spotify’s B... [read more]
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A Beginner’s Guide To Electronic Music

November 28, 2017 by Jeff Heidelberg
The landscape of music has changed. The barriers have been broken down and anyone with a computer is able to create or remix music. Some may argue that this breakthrough is destroying modern music while others say this low barrier to entry allows for those who may not have access to musical instruments a chance to make their mark on pop culture. Whether you like it or not, electronic music is in the mainstream and it’s terminology may be confusing. Have no fear, DJ JeffyJ is here to help breakdown it’s many subgenres and popular terminology. EDM EDM stands for Electronic Dance Music and could arguably be the most popular subgenre in current electronic music. EDM songs are typically, but limited to, 126-130 BPMs (Beats Per Minute) and follow a similar song structure. Intro | Verse | Build | Drop... [read more]
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Review: Pioneer DJ XDJ-1000MK2

November 23, 2017 by DJcity
Mojaxx reviews the 2nd version of the XDJ-1000  - can it hold up against the club standard CDJs? (more…)... [read more]
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MOBILE BEAT #188 – NOVEMBER 2017

November 22, 2017 by Dan Walsh
MOBILE BEAT #188 - NOVEMBER 2017 Getting Control In this issue of Mobile Beat, we offer some thoughts on choosing your music control solution and gear buying in general, as well as good advice on taking care of that other key part of most DJs' setups these days: your laptop. Add to that some interesting perspectives on professionalism and you have an issue that will help you get control of your situation! ~ Dan Walsh, Editor-in-Chief   CONTROLLERS, ETC Getting Control of the Situation - Dan Walsh Making Your Controller Choice - Arnoldo Offermann Thoughts on Hardware & Software - Joe Bunn The Pherein Principle - Stu C... [read more]
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First Look: Denon DJ SC5000 Prime Player

November 16, 2017 by DJcity
Mojaxx takes a first look at Denon DJ's new SC5000 Prime player. It is the first time any manufacturer made a contrahent to Pioneer DJ's Club Standard. Check out how it performs here: (more…)... [read more]
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Event Nightmares: The Mummy That Ate My DJ Gig

November 16, 2017 by Stephanie and Jeff Padovani
I made a huge, embarrassing mistake in our first year as DJs. It’s so bad I still cringe thinking about it.Event Nightmare Here’s the story: A friend of a friend had “connections” at a local summer camp and they were auditioning new talent. The hours were short, the pay was good, and we had an in. The catch: we needed to audition to get the job. The Big Audition for camp entertainment fell on a work day and Jeff couldn’t go. I was on my own. I would have 10 minutes to perform for a group of kids and prove myself worthy of hiring. My brilliant plan: Bring only a boom box and mic, since I didn’t have time to set up our equipmen... [read more]
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The Benefits of a DJ “Practice Area”

November 1, 2017 by Jordan Nelson
DJing, like any skill, requires consistent practice. While we may be able to easily retain our ability to beat mix between two songs of the same tempo without much effort, being able to craft creative, unique, and exciting music sets is something we should be constantly working on. And let's face it, whipping out our mixers or controllers away from the pressure of a live audience allows our creative juices to flow more freely and gives us the opportunity to try out novel mixes, combinations, and transitions. But sometimes the hassle of preparing all of our gear for a practice session can dissuade us from forming a stable routine. Before I created a "practice area" for myself, I would have to take my speakers (usually my main DJ pair) and carry them to whichever part of the house I planned to practice in, w... [read more]
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Review: Pioneer DJ DDJ-RZX Controller

October 26, 2017 by DJcity
Mojaxx reviews Pioneer DJ's four-channel DDJ-RZX, the company's flagship controller for Rekordbox DJ. It is the biggest and most expensive controller you can get right now, so check out the review:  (more…)... [read more]
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Roland DJ and BPM Supreme Announce Fall U.S. Tour

October 24, 2017 by Mobile Beat
Los Angeles, CA, October 23, 2017 — The Roland DJ team and BPM Supreme are touring the U.S. this fall to connect and inspire DJs across the country with Roland’s newly released DJ-505 and DJ-202 controllers. Each event features performances from top-shelf artists like Miles Medina and DJ Brace, presentations from BPM Supreme, and locally-sourced sonic flavor to drive conversations about music, gear, and culture in intimate listening-room style settings. Plus, all attendees will be entered to win great swag and offers from Roland, BPM Supreme, and Serato. Tour dates kick off this month on October 26 in Los Angeles and wrap on No... [read more]
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Elevate the Standard: Meet the DJS-1000 standalone DJ sampler

October 20, 2017 by Mobile Beat
TORRANCE, CA (18th October 2017): We’ve designed a new standalone DJ sampler that enables you to create unique sounds and phrases using an intuitive DJ-friendly interface: the DJS-1000. Many of today’s professional DJs use electronic instruments and production gear in live sets to help make their performances creative and unique. With an easy-to-use interface, 16 multicolored step input keys, 16 multicolored Performance Pads, a host of inputs and outputs, plus various other performance features, the DJS-1000 is the ideal musical instrument to take into the booth and propel your sets to the next level.   Add the DJS-1000 to your DJ set-... [read more]