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DJ Controller Review: Novation Launch Control XL

Can the Control Launch XL help you lighten your load?

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Have you been looking for a way to downsize your load when going from gig to gig? Well with the Launch Control XL you can grab your Launchpad-S and toss it in a bag along with a few cords and backup USBs and you’re ready to go!

One of the problems with many of these teeny tiny digital controllers is that you often have to sacrifice—a lot—in the same of mobility and convenience. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could get the same tactile sensations without the bulk? You might find this version of Novation Launch is just what you’ve been looking for to keep your pack light as you travel from one gig to the next. Continue reading “DJ Controller Review: Novation Launch Control XL” »

 DJ Controller Review: Novation Launch Control XL

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How To Be The DJ You Want To Be

Are You Living Your DJ Dream?

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There are plenty of reasons you want to be a DJ: you love music, you are a performer at heart or DJing simply speaks to you as an artist. It doesn’t really matter why as long as you know why and work hard to be top notch DJ. But loving to DJ and actually experiencing success as a DJ are two separate things and there are plenty of DJs who love to DJ but book very few gigs doing what they love.

You don’t want that. You want to be able to pay the bills by doing what you love, right? Well in order to do that you need to come to the DJ field armed with all the proper tools that will make you a big success. Continue reading “How To Be The DJ You Want To Be” »

 How To Be The DJ You Want To Be

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Pros & Cons: Beatmatching For New DJs

Beatmatching: You vs. The Machine

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Learning new skills as an inexperienced DJ can be difficult. Unfortunately it isn’t just the technical aspect of learning that can leave you feeling overwhelmed; it is also the multitude of opinions on the best way to achieve it. You will have some DJs or music fans who are complete luddites and refuse to acknowledge any skill aided by technology as legitimate. But the fact is that all this great new technology is awesome and it allows you to focus on ways to progress your career and become a better musician.

No topic is more controversial than beatmatching and you will have to decide what aspect of DJing is more important to you: learning the skills or the end result. I’m going to tell you though, there are ups and downs of learning how to beatmatch by ear. Continue reading “Pros & Cons: Beatmatching For New DJs” »

 Pros & Cons: Beatmatching For New DJs

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Get Your DJ Career Off The Ground…On A Budget

Tools In Every DJ's Arsenal

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Starting out as a DJ is no easy task. You need to secure essential DJ equipment and then you need to learn how to use said equipment so you feel comfortable enough navigating it inside a dark DJ booth. You need to get a website up and running so you can not only promote your DJ skills but so that promoters and bookers have a way to contact you. Needless to say there are a lot of things you need to get done in order to get your career going.

The problem is most of us don’t start out with a heap of cash to toss out at various contractors and vendors. We have bills to pay, probably a day job, and very little disposable income. What is a new DJ to do? Well for starters, he isn’t going to break the bank to get going, he is going to be smart and strategic. And I’m going to tell you how! Continue reading “Get Your DJ Career Off The Ground…On A Budget” »

 Get Your DJ Career Off The Ground…On A Budget

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How To Get The Best DJ Gigs

How Do You Get Better Gigs?

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You are a DJ and your life is defined by the music you create. But if you are a DJ without gigs…where does that leave you?

Every DJ knows that it is one endless grind after another to get gigs. If you live in a big city you have to compete with the well-known DJs plus the imports and the up and comers. If you live in a small town there are probably a couple of big fish taking up all the gigs. So what do you do?

Contrary to what you have been told there are things you can do—totally within your control—to improve your chances of getting gigs. The question is, are you prepared to do them? Continue reading “How To Get The Best DJ Gigs” »

 How To Get The Best DJ Gigs

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5 Tips For Better DJ Promotions

Are You Doing Enough To Promote Yourself As A DJ?

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It is your job as the DJ to not only get the party started, but also to actually create the party. Plenty of DJs email me wanting to know what they can do to better promote themselves. Why? The simple answer is that while most clubs will bring their own set of revelers, you also want people to show up to hear you do your thing…right?

But you’ve tried the tried and true social media methods and still you haven’t really increased the number of people that show up for your gigs. Well there is good news; there are things you can do—easy things—that will help you get more people showing up to your gigs with friends. Continue reading “5 Tips For Better DJ Promotions” »

 5 Tips For Better DJ Promotions

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4 Things That Don’t Determine DJ Success

What It Takes For DJ Success

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You don’t just want to be a DJ; you want to be the best DJ possible if not ever. But you’re young and inexperienced and you think there’s no way you’ll end up like well-known DJs topping the charts and raking in the big bucks. Why? Because you’re nothing like them, of course.

That couldn’t be further from the truth. Sure every field is made up of certain groups that define it—usually male and white—but that doesn’t mean you have to fit that mold to be a major success. Continue reading “4 Things That Don’t Determine DJ Success” »

 4 Things That Don’t Determine DJ Success

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Is It Okay To Use Illegal Downloads?

Are The Risks Worth The Savings?

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As a struggling artist you no doubt realize that you have to find a way to make things work without a lot of money. Doing this often means skimping on necessities or using older equipment for longer than you would like. But that is the price we have all paid in order to do a job that we love.

Since digital DJing has been growing in popularity from one year to the next, the controversy that follows piracy or illegal downloads or whatever you want to call it, continues to grow. DJs aren’t in agreement on this issue so as a newbie you’re probably not sure either. That’s okay; as long as you understand the pros and cons you can decide what to do for yourself. Continue reading “Is It Okay To Use Illegal Downloads?” »

 Is It Okay To Use Illegal Downloads?

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Do You Need To Define Yourself As A DJ?

Do You Know Who You Are As A DJ?

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Over the last few weeks I have received a lot of emails from up and coming DJs wondering how they can define themselves as DJs. Does it come down to the genres you prefer or your style of dress? Or is what defines you as a DJ how you approach your gigs and other commitments within your profession?

Honestly the answer is who knows? There are plenty of ways in which you can define yourself, but as long as you leave people with a positive view of you, that is really all that matters. It’s important that you don’t get stuck on things that don’t really matter because making in this industry is difficult enough without borrowing trouble. Continue reading “Do You Need To Define Yourself As A DJ?” »

 Do You Need To Define Yourself As A DJ?

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5 Ways DJs Can Boost Your Online Presence

How Visible Are You Online?

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In this day and age the digital DJ has to be a Jack (or Jill) of all trades. If you don’t have the entourage or star power of the biggest names in the DJ world, then you also don’t have a social media specialist, publicist and merchandising expert on the payroll to help keep your name and music in the spotlight. Many artists take the “all press is good press” method of publicity, but without a steel-fisted agent or manager on speed-dial it would be virtually impossible to convince promoters and club owners that your bad boy persona is a reliable bet for a gig.

The good news is that there are things you can do without a long list of experts on hand, to boost your online presence and increase your fan base. The bad news is…you have to do it yourself.

So how can you boost your online presence as a DJ? Keep reading to find out! Continue reading “5 Ways DJs Can Boost Your Online Presence” »

 5 Ways DJs Can Boost Your Online Presence

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