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I Want To Learn to DJ! – How You Can Do It Fast

Postby Vincent » January 3rd, 2013, 16:38:34

    "I Want To Learn to DJ!" – How You Can Do It Fast

    It’s never been easier to learn to DJ with software and digital gear, and it’s never been cheaper either – but ironically, it’s probably also never been harder to know where to start. Traktor? Serato Virtual DJ? Controllers, digital vinyl, CDs? So much gear, so many choices…

    But if you’ve decided that you want to learn to DJ free, online, and to do it fast, we can help! We’re the best digital DJing site for beginners. Our Learn To Digital DJ Fast free online training is already taken by tens of thousands of DJs! Read on to find out more, and how we do it for other beginners just like you…

    Learn to DJ online
    Here at Digital DJ Tips, we’ve published hundreds of articles over the past years aimed at helping people just like you – people who want to learn to DJ using modern, digital DJ gear.

    (Why digital? Take a look at our article 5 Reasons Why Digital DJing Beats Vinyl to see why digital is the way to go.)

    Of course, you may want to play old soul 7″ singles on a pair of belt-drive record decks, and if so – good luck to you! But most DJs nowadays, vinyl and CDs are dead and digital is the only way to go. In 2010, Digital DJing overtook vinyl/CDs for the first time, and doubled its lead into 2011/12.

    Learn to DJ free?
    There are stacks of excellent paid-for DJ courses, both at schools in major cities and available for instant download (for instance, we recommend Danny Rampling’s Everything You Need To Know About DJing and Success as a wonderful introduction course to DJing).

    But if you’re happy to put a bit more effort in, you don’t need anything more than a bit of gear, some tunes, and access to this site to get a really good head start.

    The first thing you want to do is work out what type of digital DJ you want to be. Your choice is between “digital vinyl” and “controller” digital DJing.

    Learn to DJ on a digital vinyl system…
    Digital vinyl is when you have a normal DJ set-up (two turntables or two DJ CD players and a mixer) and add a digital vinyl kit to it, such as Traktor Scratch Pro 2. This kit lets you plug your laptop in to the system, and use the kit to control DJ software on the laptop.

    Sound complicated? It is, but it would make sense if you already had all the old DJ gear, for instance, or if using “real decks” was very important to you. (Read Over To You: Should I Sell My Controller & Buy A Digital Vinyl System? for lots of views on the pros and cons of digital vinyl.)

    …or on a DJ controller?
    Controller DJing is what we cover the most on Digital DJ Tips, and what we recommend for most DJs. A DJ controller duplicates much of the functionality of “old” DJ gear, adds a lot more, and typically plugs into your laptop via just one lead.

    You then plug a pair of DJ headphones in, add a DJ sound card if the controller doesn’t have one built in, and you’ve basically got in front of you what DJs scraped and saved for years to own just a generation ago.

    Get the music, learn the art
    To fill your music collection, sign up to How To Digital DJ Fast for loads of great music discovery ideas and much more (it’s a free 50-part course), and then it’s a case of starting off on the road to your first public gig (and we recommend you book one quick and practise like hell once you have).

    Just want to know the “rules”? Ten Commandments of Digital DJing will give you a framework for your learning. If you’re really serious about your making a career of DJing, take a look at the How To Succeed at DJing, which in 13 parts takes you from rookie to one-man DJ business.

    So much more to learn…
    We have hundreds and hundreds of original article on DJing and DJ culture, the gear, interviews, opinion pieces, tutorials, how-tos… search our categories for everything from dealing with DJ requests to how Apple’s iCloud could change DJing.. Happy learning!

    Yes! I’m ready to start learning.

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Vincent Sobieski, who goes by the stage name "Vincentgbr", was born in Bulgaria and raised in Great Britain. Vincent grew up with a lot of passion in music which gave him the determination to start his DJ course at Point Blank London at the age of 21. He received training from Ben Bristow, at which he succeeded in the course and obtained his DJ certificate.

After gaining 6 years DJ experience, "Vincent" recently got involved with TribalDanceFR and is a weekly resident DJ for them at Club ORBILUX.

"Vincent" has also received offers to play in various Clubs in France, these include Le Balajo, La Java, La Palace, Les Etoiles, etc.

At the beginning of 2009, he started to pursue his interest in producing music. In collaboration with professional producer and friend (Sam Hunwicke), he made his 1st track called (…) and shortly after, 2nd track "DJs The Beat".
He is also looking forward to making his own album in 2012, which promises to be really interesting. He is almost certainly going to be very busy for the future....




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Re: "I Want To Learn to DJ!" – How You Can Do It Fast

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[Learn To DJ #1] Digital DJing: An Introduction

Postby Vincent » January 17th, 2013, 12:32:13

    [Learn To DJ #1] Digital DJing: An Introduction

    So you may be here because you are a complete beginner to DJing, or because you're an ex-vinyl or CD DJ who's returning to DJing after a hiatus. You may even still be a vinyl or CD DJ, looking to make the switch. Whichever, before we get started, let's review the advantages of digital.

    Things like: Music discovery services that follow your tastes, moods and meanderings, filling your virtual DJ box with music you'd never have heard otherwise. The ability to DJ in all kinds of places where traditional DJs can't. The ability to practise at all times (ever run a DJ app on your iPhone? You should check out djay - http://djtips.co/djay). The ability to do things with your gear (mixing in key, sampling, syncing multiple decks) that you can't do with vinyl or CDs. And most of all (for me, anyway), having all your music instantly searchable and sortable, right there at your fingertips.

    Sure, some skills are different from vinyl and CDs. Sure, there's people who say it's "not DJing". Sure, digital killed record shops. And sure, there are now more DJs than ever (because of how low the barriers to entry are). But the positive side is that if you're passionate about your music and want to play it in front of other people, it's now easier and more fun than ever - as we're going to find out over the next 50 weeks of this Learn To DJ course. We
    can't wait...

    WATCH THE VIDEO:
    http://djtips.co/b1

    LEARN MORE ON THE BLOG:

    5 Reasons Why Digital DJing Beats Vinyl
    http://djtips.co/5g

    The 7 Dirty Secrets Of Digital DJing
    http://djtips.co/95

    JOIN IN ON THE FORUM:

    What excites you most about digital DJing?
    http://djtips.co/ap

    QUOTES TO SPIN BY:

    "I think DJing is going to become really widespread, like really
    widespread. As widespread as gaming is. I think DJing is the future
    of music consumption and production, that we've seriously not seen
    the peak of it at all yet.." - DJ Earworm

    Keep spinning!

    Phil Morse
    Publisher & Editor
    http://www.digitaldjtips.com

    PS Get our INTENSIVE DJ training, 1000s have! http://djtips.co/djfast

    Avda Puerta del Mar 5, 29680 Estepona, Spain




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[Learn To DJ #2] DJing Without A Controller

Postby Vincent » January 24th, 2013, 12:21:09

    Most digital DJs begin DJing without a controller. Typically, they download a program like Virtual DJ Home (http://djtips.co/vdj-home) or Mixxx (http://djtips.co/mixxx) - both free - and experiment
    using the keyboard. You only have to look on YouTube to find thousands of videos of people taking their first steps in mixing with just a laptop. You shouldn't let lack of a DJ controller stop you.

    When I started digital DJing, I couldn't find a controller I liked (this was along time ago!) so I DJed professionally with just my laptop and keyboard... for five years! (I also had an "audio interface" - we'll talk about these later in the course). The secret is to learn all the keyboard shortcuts, and to learn how to change the keyboard shortcuts to suit the function you'd like to have easily to hand. That way you use the mouse (or trackpad, of course) less and the keyboard more, getting faster access to what's important.

    Virtual DJ Home is a fantastic choice for the "keyboard" DJ, as it's full-strength DJ software, and free. Traktor can be used with the keyboard too - indeed, most programs can, except Serato ITCH, which is only for use with compatible hardware. If you've not started DJing yet because you thought you needed gear, we suggest
    downloading Virtual DJ Home or Mixxx and having a go. As we say, it's how most digital DJs start, and both are free.


    WATCH THE VIDEO:
    http://djtips.co/b8


    LEARN MORE ON THE BLOG:

    What DJing With Just A Laptop Taught Me
    http://djtips.co/91

    5 Tips For DJing With Just A Laptop
    http://djtips.co/b6


    JOIN IN ON THE FORUM:

    Is it possible to DJ with just a laptop?
    http://djtips.co/b7


    QUOTES TO SPIN BY:

    "Having awesome gear is fun, but it's no guarantee. All Jimi Hendrix
    needed was a Fender Strat, a wah-wah pedal, and a Marshall amp and
    he changed music forever." - Jeremy Brandon Fuller


    Keep spinning!

    Phil Morse
    Publisher & Editor
    http://www.digitaldjtips.com

    PS Get our INTENSIVE DJ training, 1000s have! http://djtips.co/djfast

    Avda Puerta del Mar 5, 29680 Estepona, Spain




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[Top DJ Stories] Our Unmissable NAMM Show 2013 Coverage For

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[Learn To DJ #3] How To Get Started (Almost) For Free

Postby Vincent » January 31st, 2013, 12:23:47

    [Learn To DJ #3] How To Get Started (Almost) For Free

    One of the great things about digital DJing is that you don't need
    very money to get going - as long as you have a laptop, of course,
    but even that doesn't have to be a particularly modern one. You can
    get free software, and any old headphones will do to start with.

    The big issue is finding a cheap way of splitting your audio signal
    into two, so you have an output for your headphones (for "cueing")
    and another for your speakers. It is possible to do this with a
    cheap "DJ splitter cable", which costs far less than a DJ audio
    interface (which is the "proper" solution).

    Music-wise, it is perfectly possible to DJ with music completely
    legally obtained, from places like SoundCloud
    (http://djtips.co/soundcloud), where producers give away exclusive
    tracks and remixes. Artists often give away free tracks on their
    websites and on places like BandCamp (http://djtips.co/bandcamp)
    too. Lack of money no longer need be a hindrance when you're just
    getting going.


    WATCH THE VIDEO:
    http://djtips.co/bp


    LEARN MORE ON THE BLOG:

    Digital DJing On A Shoestring
    http://djtips.co/6f

    All About DJ Splitter Cables
    http://djtips.co/m


    JOIN IN ON THE FORUM:

    What's your favourite free DJ resource?
    http://djtips.co/bn


    QUOTES TO SPIN BY:

    "Vinyl, CDs or laptops, it doesn't matter - you should use whatever
    you're comfortable with. If you're on the dancefloor and there's
    good music coming out of the speakers, that should be enough. If
    you're standing there storing your chin going: 'This would sound
    better if it was on vinyl', yes it might do, but at the end of the
    day, people want to go to a party." - John Digweed


    Keep spinning!

    Phil Morse
    Publisher & Editor
    http://www.digitaldjtips.com

    PS Get our INTENSIVE DJ training, 1000s have! http://djtips.co/djfast

    Avda Puerta del Mar 5, 29680 Estepona, Spain




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[Top DJ Stories] Mixtrack Pro 2 Review + 8 More

Postby Vincent » February 4th, 2013, 19:14:17

    [Top DJ Stories] Mixtrack Pro 2 Review + 8 More

    We've got the first ever review of the Mixtrack Pro 2, the
    follow-up to one of the best-selling DJ controllers of all time,
    plus the new Vestax Spin2 iOS/Mac controller too. Just a quick
    heads-up, as well: Watch your inbox for some special news on
    our new Scratching For Controller DJs course...


    1. WHAT'S NEW ON THE DIGITAL DJ TIPS SITE

    Numark Mixtrack Pro 2 Review & Video
    http://djtips.co/mixtrackpro2

    Review & Video: Vestax Spin2 Controller For djay
    http://djtips.co/spin2

    Reloop Tape USB Mixtape Recorder Review & Video
    http://djtips.co/tape

    NAMM 2013: PDJ Portable DJ System
    http://djtips.co/z4

    Your Questions: How To Soundproof A DJ Home Studio?
    http://djtips.co/z3

    Over To You: How Can I Monetise My New Mixtape?
    http://djtips.co/z1


    2. THE LATEST FROM THE DJ AND MUSIC WORLD

    How To Structure A Dubstep Tune [YouTube]
    http://t.co/4PtzvwFW

    Crate Digging & The Resurgence Of Vinyl [BBC]
    http://t.co/SS7C8dp1

    Mixing With Traktor - You're Doing It Wrong! [Facebook]
    http://djtips.co/z5


    3. QUOTES TO SPIN BY

    "When the atmosphere in a club is electric and the crowd are on a
    magical journey that is sexual, psychedelic, playful and fun, it's
    because the DJ is doing his or her job correctly in helping
    likeminded adults celebrate life with integrity and passion." - Mr C


    Keep spinning|

    Phil Morse
    Publisher & Editor
    http://www.digitaldjtips.com/welcome

    PS Get our INTENSIVE DJ training, 1000s have! http://djtips.co/djfast




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