Digital DJing

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

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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]
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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]