Digital DJing

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

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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]
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Denon DJ to do hands-on Prime Series Workshops Nationwide

October 18, 2017 by Mobile Beat
Cumberland RI, USA (October 18, 2017)—Denon DJ (www.denondj.com), a leading manufacturer of premium DJ products and solutions, today announced that they will host a series of exclusive hands-on product workshops featuring their award-winning Prime Series SC5000 Media Player and X1800 Mixer, powered by proprietary Denon Prime software. Sponsored by Guitar Center with support from Serato, Denon DJ product specialists will demonstrate all the exciting features and performance of Denon DJ’s amazing Prime Series equipment in a series of 18 events from coast to coast, running from November 1st through November 19th. The Prime Series is Den... [read more]
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Simple DJ Mixes - Mobile Beat Magazine

5 Simple Song Remixes Any DJ Can Do – Pt 2 of 2

October 14, 2017 by Staci Nichols
To review the first two super simple song remix ideas, check out Part One. Simple Song Remix #3 - Acapella Version + Instrumental Version You'll find that it's not too hard to locate studio acapella versions of songs from singers that can really sing (Beyonce, Christina Aguilera, Justin Bieber, etc). Acapella versions of songs will not have any beats, so matching them up to "the one" on an instrumental version can be tricky. Do your research and use your ear as a guide. Check out the “Rather Be” (Clean Bandit) v. “September” (Earth, Wind, & Fire) mash-up by oneboredjea on YouTube for an example. Simple Song Remix #4 – Cut Out the Boring Parts You know the slow verse in the Isley Brothers' “Shout” (“I want you to know/I said I want you to know right now/You been good to me baby/Bett... [read more]
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Pc or Mac for Djing? - Austin's Best DJs

PC or Mac for DJing?

October 12, 2017 by Jason Rubio
In today's DJ business, using a laptop computer is almost essential. Gone are the days of having to carry around heavy crates of records (thank God). Now, laptops store all your music and whatever DJ software you choose to use. Sure, there are now ways to put all your music on a flash and plug your flash into your player and go "laptop free." However, you most likely still have your laptop full of music, along with backup drives, cloud storage, etc. So the ever-lasting question remains, "which type of laptop should I use for DJing? A PC or Mac?" The answer isn't easy, but basically, it depends on your preferences. It's timeless argument. DJs argue "my Mac is better," or "my PC is better, faster," etc. One thing is for sure, when it comes to Mac versus PC, Mac has managed to create an amazing brand campaig... [read more]
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DJ Industry Podcasters or DJ Producers: Samson Launches G-Track Pro Professional USB Microphone with Audio Interface

October 11, 2017 by Mobile Beat
HICKSVILLE, NY (October 11, 2017) –Samson, an industry pioneer in professional audio solutions, today launches the G-Track Pro, a complete recording solution for capturing vocals and/or instruments. Ideal for musicians, podcasters, gamers and streamers, the G-Track Pro is a multi-pattern USB condenser microphone, audio interface and mixer all-in-one. The G-Track Pro delivers up to 24-bit studio-quality sound with zero-latency monitoring, providing everything needed to make professional recordings from start to finish. The G-Track Pro is currently available for $149.99 at Best Buy and will be available at major CE and MI retailers starting on November 20th. ... [read more]
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5 Simple DJ Mixes - Mobile Beat Magazine

5 Simple Song Remixes Any DJ Can Do – Pt 1 of 2

October 7, 2017 by Staci Nichols
Having more tools in the DJ toolbox is always helpful, and—believe it or not—there are some really simple song remixes that even the most beginner level DJs can do to improve their sets. Pre-recording custom song remixes is great for beginners because you can stay focused on beatmatching and mixing while working the event but still deliver a few crowd-pleasing surprises. Simple Song Remix #1 – Instrumental Version Mash-Up If you are not a member of a DJ pool, you'll want to start there. I use and recommend DigitalDJPool.com. Yes, there are some instrumental versions of songs on YouTube but proper DJ pools are legal and have better selection at higher quality. read more]
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Numark begins shipment of All NEW NS6II Controller!

October 6, 2017 by Mobile Beat
Cumberland, RI USA (October 2, 2017)— Numark (numark.com), the world’s leading innovator of DJ solutions, today announced the immediate availability of their NS6II, an all-new 4-channel DJ controller with a full roster of professional features and uncompromised performance at an amazing value. Just as the original NS6 broke barriers and was the first standalone professional 4-channel controller, the all-new NS6II strengthens Numark’s reputation for innovation, performance and fun by delivering a 4-channel controller with dual USB ports, two built-in 2-inch high-res display screens and the full version of Serato® DJ. The NS6II is a Numark first—a DJ controller that enables two laptops to be connected simultaneously, each engaging Serato DJ, for seamless DJ hand-offs. With a push of a button... [read more]
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WeDJ for Android on Google Play

September 27, 2017 by Mobile Beat
TORRANCE, CA (26th September 2017): Due to popular demand, we’re releasing WeDJ for the Android operating system. The launch of the new version of the mobile app – which enables you to enjoy DJing anytime, anywhere – follows the success of the iPhone and iPad versions.   The Android app includes all the features of its iOS predecessors, allowing you to mix the music stored on your device as if you were using a hardware DJ set-up. Experience a fun new way of enjoying your favorite music by joining the world of DJing at home, at parties, or wherever you go. WeDJ for Android is available in the Google Play Store starting September 26... [read more]
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Numark Now Shipping DJ2GO2 Mini Controller!

September 26, 2017 by Mobile Beat
World’s leading innovator of DJ solutions delivers amazing pocket-sized DJ controller that goes anywhere, fully equipped with built-in sound card and Serato DJ Intro. Cumberland, RI USA (September 26, 2017)— Numark (numark.com), the world’s leading innovator of DJ solutions, today announced the immediate availability of its new DJ2DO2 pocket-sized—but full- featured—DJ controller. Boasting a built-in sound card and Serato DJ Intro, the DJ2GO2 is the smallest full-featured DJ controller around. It fits easily on a laptop without taking up any unnecessary space, so users are ready for action in no time. It’s perfect for pe... [read more]
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DJ Challenges: How To Up Your Game

September 25, 2017 by Jeff Heidelberg
I recently listened to the audiobook Peak Performance: Elevate Your Game, Avoid Burnout, and Thrive with the New Science of Success by Brad Stulberg and Steve Magness. One of the principles discussed is the coexistence of stress and rest. Stress wears down the body and mind however when balanced with rest, we come back stronger given that we have recovered from stress. I feel like most of us know how to rest and relax pretty well so I want to talk about stress. Let’s call the stress I’ll suggest to you “Intended Stress”. In no way shape or form am I suggesting we all start showing up later than normal to gigs with less than needed equipment or jeopardizing the satisfaction of us customers. Here are some DJ Challenges you can do or implement with your staff in order to help your business grow to ... [read more]