Digital DJ

Mobile Beat readers are interested in information about being a Digital DJ – software, hardware, mp3’s, mpeg files etc. This is the location to find such articles.

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Review: Pioneer DJ DJM-450 Mixer

August 17, 2017 by DJcity
Pioneer released the DJM-450 mixer. It basically is their flagship device cramped into a 2-Channel equivalent - but how does it perform? Watch Mojaxx' review to find out. (more…)... [read more]
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Show Off Your Brand Without “Selling”

August 16, 2017 by Stephen J Clayton
In 2016 big companies budgeted $570 million marketing to Instagram’s biggest social influencers. This includes ongoing ambassadorships, brand reviews, sponsored posts, mentions, event coverage, and more. The world of marketing and branding has done a complete 180 in the recent years, as “social media influencer” wouldn’t even have been a term or label for a person 10 years ago. Social platforms like Instagram, Twitter, Youtube, and Snapchat have been home to regular people that become famous showing their daily lives and develop cult like fan bases. These fan bases will seemingly buy anything these social influencers post o... [read more]
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Know When to Use Your Own Equipment or Subrent

August 11, 2017 by Stephen J Clayton
Your business is growing and you suddenly have more events than equipment! This is the best problem to have, because it might be a telling sign that it’s time to kick it up a notch in your business. Maybe it’s time to go full time if you already haven’t (check out earlier blogs to find out if it’s the right time for you), maybe you should invest in more inventory, or maybe you’re in the starting phases of your business and investing in more equipment wouldn’t be the smartest financial choice. That’s ok! Luckily, there are tons of companies that you can sub-rent equipment from. There are certain events that will... [read more]
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Review: Reloop Tape (DJ Mix Recorder)

August 10, 2017 by DJcity
Mojaxx reviews the Reloop Tape, a simple and portable solution for recording DJ mixes. It is smallenough to fit in your pocket and has great audio quality. Check out what he has to say about it:  (more…)... [read more]
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Review: MasterSounds Radius 4 Rotary Mixer

August 3, 2017 by DJcity
Did you ever play with a rotary mixer? They're an exceptional experience. Mojaxx reviews the MasterSounds Radius 4, a UK made boutique Rotary Mixer. Definitelycheck out the video! (more…)... [read more]
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What to Do with Those Screens

July 31, 2017 by Steve Sharp
I find it sad that the heyday of music video (creatively and in popularity) happened LONG before it was relatively easy and practical to manipulate or even simply MIX music videos, as DJs do with music. Now that it IS possible, it's now RARE that music videos seem to generate the kind of excitement they once did. COMPUTERS HAVE CHANGED EVERYTHING The major software packages today for DJs using music video are: Serato, Virtual DJ, and Mix Emergency (which piggybacks off Serato). Each have their pluses and minuses. My advice: Find a combination of controls, computer, and software that you're most comfortable with. Get something good, learn to u... [read more]
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Building Your First Light Show Part Two (Effect Lighting)

July 26, 2017 by Jordan Nelson
This article is the second in that author's mini series on building a beginner light show. Make sure to check out last week's article on wash lighting if you haven't yet! Last week we dove into the subject of wash lighting as we began this mini series on building your first light show. We discussed how wash lighting forms a great base to build your light show on, choosing the right fixtures, and why starting your light show with quality wash lights will give you the most bang for your buck. So where do we go from there? To the DJ that is just starting out in lighting, I recommend adding an effect light or two to your show. So what are effect lights? Effect lights are fixtures that project an "effect" (such as colored dots, patterns, or shapes) onto a dance floor or other area and normally include multip... [read more]
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Announcing Remixvideo 1.3 — Music generates visuals.

July 20, 2017 by Mobile Beat
Discover Generators, visual content generated in real time. Tweak their shapes with adjustable parameters and let them react to the music to create infinite possibilities. Remixvideo now provides fully controllable visuals at your fingertips, known as Generators: let BPM-synced and audio-reactive Generators intuitively follow the dynamic of the music, or take advantage of infinite parameter combinations to create custom shapes, colors or textures. Generators open new possibilities for existing features: activate Audio Live Input, launch BPM-synced or audio-reactive ones and let the music generate perfectly-matching visual... [read more]
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Building Your First Light Show Part One (Wash Lighting)

July 19, 2017 by Jordan Nelson
DJ lights; a seemingly never-ending stream of new technology that can both help to fill (and empty) your wallet. With the hundreds and thousands of choices available across dozens of websites, it's easy for anyone (let alone a new DJ) to get confused about where to start. Lux? Watts? Power Linking? LASERS?!? Never fear my friend, because in this series of posts on building an effective light show I plan to (briefly) break down some of the many types of DJ lights, their uses, and how to incorporate them together for maximum impact. Wash Lighting Today's topic of discussion is wash lighting. Whenever a new DJ asks me for a recommendation for their first DJ light, I always steer them in the direction of wash lighting. A wash light serves to literally "wash" an area (be it a wall, ceiling, or dance floor) with ... [read more]
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DJ Tips In Under A Minute: How To Expand The Horizontal Waveforms In Serato Scratch Live

July 13, 2017 by DJ Jay
All right. DJ tips in under a minute here with Scratch Live today. You see this, I've got the wave forms, you've got really four displays. You've got what I call library mode, you've got the traditional vertical mode, you have the horizontal mode and then you have dex over dex mode. Well, in horizontal mode, you can actually make these wave forms bigger. What these are showing is an amount of time. So go to your setup, go to display, go right down here where it says audio cash, bring that up, bring it all the way up to 60 seconds if you want. Then when you hit setup, voila, you have these huge wave forms in the middle. Now, it might take up a little more CPU usage, but I haven't found that it does enough to worry, but this is the way I like to run mine with Scratch Live. So you need bigger wave forms, go to s... [read more]