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  • Three Criteria For Choosing A USB DJ Controller
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    Three Criteria For Choosing A USB DJ Controller

    11/10/13 in Getting Started

    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 Control Your Sequencer With An iPad
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    How To Control Your Sequencer With An iPad

    11/05/13 in Getting Started

    I could already hear the outcry when I was writing these lines: "Touchscreen technology will never replace real pots!", "The Wi-Fi latency is huge no matter what!", "Apple isn't the only thing out there...", "Is this for real?"

  • Transpose A Guitar According To The Vocal Range
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    Transpose A Guitar According To The Vocal Range

    11/04/13 in Getting Started

    A guitarist must frequently adapt to the voice of the singer and specially to his or her own vocal range. How should this be done?

  • How To Make Sure Your First Public Performance Goes Right
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    How To Make Sure Your First Public Performance Goes Right

    11/02/13 in Getting Started

    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.

  • Which electric guitar string set should you buy?
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    Which electric guitar string set should you buy?

    10/29/13 in Getting Started

    For many years, when we were forced to leave our comfortable home to buy strings, we trusted our favorite salesman to recommend us an adequate set. Thanks to the Internet, there is no need to waste such energy now... But it is easy to get lost with all the options available. Here are some tips to avoid choosing strings based solely on the packagin…

  • Two Techniques to Achieve Great Transitions
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    Two Techniques to Achieve Great Transitions

    10/07/13 in Getting Started

    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…

  • Three Key Steps To Harmonic Mixing
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    Three Key Steps To Harmonic Mixing

    09/19/13 in Getting Started

    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...

  • Understanding the Different Level Standards
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    Understanding the Different Level Standards

    09/11/13 in Getting Started

    dB VU, dB FS, Peak, RMS… The misunderstanding of these concepts is at the core of many of the issues affecting most home studio owners. It's about time we shed some light on the matter

  • The Best Music Documentaries
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    The Best Music Documentaries

    09/05/13 in Getting Started

    Do you have some free time on the weekend?? Here are some music documentaries that we wholeheartedly recommend.

  • The Home Studio Owner Library
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    The Home Studio Owner Library

    09/03/13 in Getting Started

    You don't know which book to take with you to for the morning commute? Here are some inspiring reads regarding audio...