The very first step to learning how to DJ is to understand the basic theory behind music, this article aims to help you understand the fundamental theory and knowledge you need in order to start using the decks like a professional DJ. Tempo Tempo is the speed at which a piece of music is moving. … Read moreHow to DJ – Very Detailed Guide!
Take a moment and imagine that you are a start up DJ. You are at the point where you can DJ really well – you can mix seamlessly and create great playlists that would drive the crowds crazy. What do you do next? Well, naturally, you’d have to start landing a few gigs and put … Read moreHow to land paid DJ gigs?
Beatmatching Basics Part 2: Understanding Beats, Bars & Phrases Click Here for part 1 incase you missed it! “Beats and Bars are how a piece of music is divided in musical terms.” Beats What are beats (no, not the headphones!)? Say we selected a track and loaded it in a DJ deck. Let’s imagine that … Read moreBeatmatching Basics Part 2: Understanding Beats, Bars & Phrases
Audio Interfaces… Audio interfaces are the link between the analogue and the digital world. They allow you to connect professional monitor speakers to your production setup so you can hear what you’re producing with great detail. They are also the interlink between microphones, outboard equipment and your computer. So if you are into recording instruments … Read moreAudio Interface Guide!
Studio Monitors… We did tons of research and tried out as many monitors as we could so we could find the best currently available at each price point. Regardless of your budget, you can’t go wrong with getting any of the monitors listed here, but of course the higher the price the better the quality. … Read moreStudio Monitors You Ask?
DJ Equipment Buyer’s Guide DJing doesn’t have to be an expensive hobby. To get set up and started you only need a controller and a laptop. But the higher your budget, the higher the quality of the equipment you can buy. In this section of the guide I’ll point out the best options for DJ … Read moreDJ Equipment Buyer’s Guide!
Headphones… When you’re buying headphones for DJing or music production, you need to look for different things compared to normal headphones. Depending on what you’ll use them for, they may need to have a completely flat frequency response, they may need to be open back for a better soundstage, or isolate the sound very well … Read moreDJ & Production Headphones – All Questions Answered!
Gain Staging… Correct gain staging means setting up ideal audio levels throughout every stage of the production (recording, producing, mixing). There are a few reasons why you want to do this. Prevents accidental clipping. Ensures you’ll always have sufficient headroom at the end of your mix (which all mastering engineers require). Analog modelled plugins will work at … Read moreMixing 101 – Gain Staging!