DJ Gear feature articles
The Best DJ CD Decks for Around $500 - The top budget CD decks for DJs
Even if DJs are turning more and more towards immaterial formats nowadays, it's still useful to keep a good old CD player lying around, one that can play back normal Red Book CDs as well as those stacked with compressed files. There are different models for around $500. We asked the global Audiofanzine community which ones are their favorites, so …
Polishing and Exporting the Final File - Recording Your DJ Sessions - Part 4
In the three previous parts, we showed you how to set up the DJ hardware, how to configure your computer to record an optimal signal and some good practices to keep in mind for your sessions. Now that you have a "raw" recording, it's time to see how to finish the operation...
Best Practices for Recording Your DJ Mixes - Recording Your DJ Sessions - Part 3
In the first two parts of this article, we discussed how to prepare your mixer and configure your computer to record a mix. Now that the hardware is ready, we can now move on to some tips for you to get the best results.
Setting Up Your Computer To Record Your DJ Mixes - Recording Your DJ Sessions - Part 2
In the first part of this article, we discussed how to prepare the decks, records and mixer to have an optimal audio signal...
Setting Up Your Mixer To Record Your DJ Mixes - Recording Your DJ Sessions - Part 1
Recording yourself whenever you mix is an excellent habit that will allow you to learn and grow your DJ skills. Listening to your mixes later with a clear head allows you to put things into perspective, which is certainly impossible to do when you are in the middle of a set!
Choosing a PA System For DJs - How To Choose A PA System For DJing
The basic role of a DJ is to mix songs in order to cheer up an event and make the audience dance. However, in some cases, the DJ will also need to provide the PA system for the performance. To cope with such situations, you need to take into account several very specific criteria in order not to disappoint your audience...
How To Choose Your Ideal USB DJ Controller - Three Criteria For Choosing A USB DJ Controller
Digital mixing has been democratized the last couple of years, reaching the public at large. And with it we have seen the appearance of all sorts of USB controllers on the market. There are controllers for all tastes, uses and DJ levels. Making the right choice without messing up is getting harder every time...
How to Make Sure Your First Public Performance Goes Rig… - 5 Tips to Prepare Yourself Before Mixing In Public
Regardless of whether you are a beginner or experienced DJ, you might dread mixing live, which is a legitimate feeling... Here are some tips to plan ahead and avoid ugly surprises.
Mastering Progressive Transitions - Two Techniques to Achieve Great Transitions
When we start out as DJs we often ask ourselves where to begin to learn all the basics. Beginners can easily get lost thinking about the choice of equipment to use, the songs to mix and, especially, the different ways to go from one song to the other. So let's start by demystifying some things…
Harmonic Mixing For Dummies - Three Key Steps To Harmonic Mixing
Many DJs spend lots of time perfecting their transition techniques to try to give them a "personal" touch by using effects, or trying to master better their mixing gear. Unfortunately, they often do this while neglecting a much more important principle...