Digital DJing

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

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Rane DJ—the industry leader—unleashes a Battle Ready salvo that hits the professional DJ market dead center!

January 20, 2018 by Mobile Beat
MUKILTEO, WA USA (January 23, 2018)—Rane DJ (Rane), the established innovator in the DJ industry, today announced the introduction of a new family of important and exciting Battle Ready products for the professional DJ market. These new models are a dramatic and impressive statement strengthening Rane DJ’s position at the forefront of the DJ Stage—and a strong recognition of the ever- growing importance and prominence that DJ gear holds in the NAMM community. The SEVENTY-TWO Battle Mixer Recognizing an unfulfilled need in the market for a bulletproof tabletop battle mixer, Rane DJ focused its unmatched Seattle-based engineering capability on the problem and created a new model of unrivaled performance and innovation. With incredibly high build quality in terms of component selection and its al... [read more]
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DJ Mixer Professional 3.6.9 Released

January 17, 2018 by Mobile Beat
Costa Mesa, Calif., Jan. 16th, 2018. -- DJMixerSoft just announced an update to its DJ Mixer Professional. Now at version 3.6.9, it brings compatibility to Apple’s latest macOS 10.13 High Sierra operating system. It also brings support for 8 new high-end DJ controller from Numark, Denon, Reloop, Hercules. DJ Mixer Pro is the industry-leading 4-deck DJ mixing software that delivers beat pounding video and heart pumping mixes. Powerful mixing engine united with an easy to use interface makes mixing your favorite tracks easy. The intuitive user interface allows you to easily cue, loop, slice, scratch and mash your video and audio mixes in per... [read more]
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What Is the Best Turntable, Controller, Mixer, Etc?

January 4, 2018 by DJcity
What is the best turntable, controller, mixer, etc? DJ TLM discusses in the first episode of "Share the Knowledge" on DJcityTV. Check it out: (more…)... [read more]
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DJ Tips In Under A Minute: Use Your Back-up Gear To Make Sure It’s In Good Shape.

December 29, 2017 by DJ Jay
All right. DJ tips in under a minute. This is my backup laptop and just finished a gig. Here's the end of my gig. Here are the peeps, that's the groom, that's the bride over there and I used it for the entire gig. So the tip is simply use your backup gear. It's no point in leaving it in the bag at your gig if you don't know it's going to run. So I take it out and run it occasionally. You've probably seen most of my gig logs and most of my things on a MacBook Pro, but this is my HP that I use as my backup. And I dawned on me about a week ago, what if the backup doesn't work at a gig. So I decided I would use my backup this week and verify that everything was copasetic. So the point of this video is simply take your backup rig and run it, check it and make sure it works, make sure everything's good to go so yo... [read more]
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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]