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[Learn To DJ #4] Choosing A Great DJ Name

Postby Vincent » February 7th, 2013, 12:23:30

    [Learn To DJ #4] Choosing A Great DJ Name

    Your DJ name is perhaps one of the most important things you're
    going to decide upon in your first steps as a DJ. Don't rush this
    step: the last thing you want is to start being known as something
    you decided in a hurry, only to decide to change your name later
    on, when people are already starting to get used to that first,
    ill-chosen, DJ name.

    Many DJs stick with their real names, but you need a reasonably
    cool and distinctive one! If not, trying to find a variation on
    your real name is a good start - maybe by using a cooler-sounding
    second name. Of course, you may not want to use your real name at
    all - in which case you have all the choice in the world.

    Some tips, though. First, it pay to decide on a name that people
    will be able to write down correctly when they hear it. Do a quick
    web search for the name you've chosen (with and without "DJ") to
    check it's not being used by someone else. And see if you can buy
    the ".com" version of it, then check it's available on the major
    social media sites; having these things is important for you, but
    will also will it harder for anyone else to use your name in the
    future.


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    LEARN MORE ON THE BLOG:

    How To Choose a Good DJ Name
    http://djtips.co/5x

    How Do I Protect My DJ Name?
    http://djtips.co/b5


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    QUOTES TO SPIN BY:
    "The internet has empowered DJs to make records, get out there and
    find an audience for themselves. The record company bit, if they
    need it, can come later..." - Pete Tong

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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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[Top DJ Stories] How Has Digital Changed DJing? + 11 more

Postby Vincent » February 11th, 2013, 20:34:59





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[Learn To DJ #5] Do You Have What It Takes To Be A DJ?

Postby Vincent » February 14th, 2013, 13:33:06

    [Learn To DJ #5] Do You Have What It Takes To Be A DJ?

    People used to think pretty darn hard about whether they had what
    it took to be a DJ. After all, a four-figure investment in gear and
    considerable extra cost for records was a pretty big decision.

    Nowadays, with US$200 you can buy a perfectly good DJ controller,
    and with digital tunes costing a fraction of the price of records,
    the cost of starting is much reduced. But the result of this is
    that many, many more people are deciding they want to do it - which
    is great! However, that also means that many more people are
    wondering whether they've really got what it takes to be a DJ. Just
    what does it take? What skills are needed? How do you know if
    you've got them?

    I've identified three core traits you need in order to make it as a
    DJ. If you've got these, we can teach you the rest! I go through
    them all in today's video; the articles below also explore a couple
    of them in more detail. It's important you are honest with yourself
    that you have these. As long as you're sure, then nobody can tell
    you you can't do this! DJing is no great mystery, but it's true
    that all good DJs have these three fundamental traits.


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


    LEARN MORE ON THE BLOG:

    7 Tell-Tale Signs You'd Make A Great DJ
    http://djtips.co/7b

    The Magic Mix for Successful Digital DJing
    http://djtips.co/5i

    Why Geeks, Nerds and Misfits Will Be The Next Superstar DJs
    http://djtips.co/ci


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    "Name a surprising skill you need to be a DJ..."
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    QUOTES TO SPIN BY:

    "When I started, DJs weren't in the media, electronic music wasn't
    in the sales charts and a DJ was the freak in the corner who
    provided the music while other people had fun. So to do it, you
    had to be a freak and a music lover." - Paul van Dyk


    Keep spinning!




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[Top DJ Stories] How To Move Past "Select-Sync" DJing + 9 mo

Postby Vincent » February 18th, 2013, 21:45:17

    [Top DJ Stories] How To Move Past "Select-Sync" DJing + 9 more

    If you're patiently waiting for our controller DJ's scratching videos, we're less than a week away - hold tight! Meanwhile, we've some great training articles this week both for beginners and more advanced DJs...

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

    How To Move Past "Select-Sync" DJing
    http://djtips.co/zl

    The Two Simple Secrets Of Every Successful DJ
    http://djtips.co/zj

    Review: Mixed In Key iMashup v2.0 for iOS
    http://djtips.co/zk

    Urbanears Slussen: A DJ System On A Keyring!
    http://djtips.co/zm

    Your Questions: How Should I Mix At An 80s-Style Party?
    http://djtips.co/zn

    Controller Clinic #19: Mixtrack Pro Vs Mixtrack Pro 2
    http://djtips.co/zo

    The Funniest DJ Mime Video Ever
    http://djtips.co/zc


    2. THE LATEST FROM THE DJ AND MUSIC WORLD

    Ableton Gives Dates: March 5 for Live 9 Release, Push Pre-Order
    [Create Digital Music] http://djtips.co/zp

    How to Sync 2 Traktor Systems Pt 2 [Dubspot Blog]
    http://djtips.co/zq

    How Digital Music Has Changed The Charts [Hypebot]
    http://djtips.co/zr


    3. QUOTES TO SPIN BY

    "Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which
    cannot remain silent." - Victor Hugo

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[Learn To DJ #6] Which Type Of Beginner DJ Are You?

Postby Vincent » February 21st, 2013, 14:27:24

    [Learn To DJ #6] Which Type Of Beginner DJ Are You?

    Which type of beginner DJ are you? Well, it really comes down to
    one thing: How quickly do you want to play your first DJ set in
    public?

    If the answer is "maybe this year, maybe next, we'll see...", then
    you're our first type - the "hobby" DJ. You love DJing just for
    fun, happy that it may or may not lead to bigger things. More power
    to you! For sure, most of our students are in this category. But if
    your answer is "I want to play out as soon as possible! It's all I
    think about...", then you're our second type - the driven, serious,
    ambitious DJ who is desperate to go places - fast.

    So why does all this matter? Well, this email course is designed to
    teach ALL new DJs at a steady, careful pace, over 50 weeks. But if
    you're in our second group, you've got important additional needs.

    So please also take a look at our How To Digital DJ Fast intensive
    training course. It's designed to give you everything you need to
    play your first pro DJ gig - in four weeks flat! We explain it more
    in today's video - or if you can't wait, click the link below to
    see a sneak preview.


    LEARN MORE:

    How To Digital DJ Fast Online Video Course
    http://djtips.co/ai

    Testimonials From Our Students
    http://djtips.co/aj


    WATCH THE VIDEO:

    Two Routes To Your First DJ Gig
    http://djtips.co/cv


    QUOTES TO SPIN BY:

    "I have lived and breathed every facet of the music - when I say
    that I mean learning how to produce tunes, learning how to mix for
    hours every day, flyering... young DJs need to be hungry and
    dedicated! Because there are a lot of people who want it, it comes
    down to who wants it most. That is what always shines through in
    the end." - Andy C


    Keep spinning!




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

Postby Vincent » February 26th, 2013, 19:29:15

    [Top DJ Stories] Scratching For Controller DJs, Paul Van Dyk Interview, Traktor DJ App, plus 9 more

    Big week here - as well as interviewing Paul Van Dyk and reviewing
    the new Traktor iPad app, we've launched our new mini-site,
    http://scratchsuccess.com, to help controller DJs learn to scratch,
    so go and take a look! And as ever, here are all your links to the
    good stuff:


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

    Can You Scratch With DJ Controllers? Special Video Report
    http://scratchsuccess.com/video-1

    10 Questions #1: Paul Van Dyk
    http://djtips.co/zv

    Traktor DJ For iPad Review & Video Talkthrough
    http://djtips.co/zu

    5 Essential Tips For Better Sync Mixing
    http://djtips.co/zi

    Serato DJ 1.1.2 Adds Support For Numark NS6, Pioneer WeGO & Vestax
    VCI-400 http://djtips.co/zw

    News Roundup For iPad, iPhone & iPod Touch DJs
    http://djtips.co/zx

    American Audio 14 MXR Mixer Review & Video
    http://djtips.co/zs

    Controller Clinic #20: Best Micro Set-up For DJing & Live
    Performance? http://djtips.co/zz

    Controller Clinic #21: Best Controller For A Wedding DJ Who Wants
    [url]To Mix? http://djtips.co/z-[/url]


    2. THE LATEST FROM THE DJ AND MUSIC WORLD

    Ableton Gives Dates: March 5 for Live 9 Release, Push Pre-Order
    [Create Digital Music] http://djtips.co/zp

    Official Electrix Tweaker Performance Video [YouTube]
    http://djtips.co/-1

    A Beginner's Guide to MIDI Recording [Audiotuts+]
    http://djtips.co/-2


    3. QUOTES TO SPIN BY

    "For me, it all started with scratching and the really technical
    side of DJing.." - A-Trak

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[Learn To DJ #7] Choosing A Laptop For DJing

Postby Vincent » February 28th, 2013, 18:58:15

    [Learn To DJ #7] Choosing A Laptop For DJing

    So how to choose a laptop? The good news is that the one you've got
    is the best laptop to start with. Chances are it'll do just fine;
    you can check the specs for all current DJ software and hardware
    either on the manufacturers' web pages or in the guide that came
    with your gear to be sure.

    Rather than worrying about raw power (Intel Core 2 or higher is
    fine) or RAM (2GB is plenty), you should instead think of your
    laptop as part of an equipment set-up. How big/easy to view is the
    screen? How well made is the casing? How tight are the USB sockets?
    How reliable is it generally? Once you look at computers this way
    you're seeing the overall picture.

    The reasons many DJ go for MacBooks (apart from the fact that DJs
    do seem to like that glowing white Apple) is that they're a known
    quantity - and are undeniably well-made. In short, they do the job,
    giving the DJ time to worry about other stuff. But I'll say this
    only once: You do not need a MacBook to DJ! What's more, if you
    aren't careful, a Macbook will let you down like any other.
    Understanding how to set your computer up for DJing is essential
    whatever the brand, and is a much bigger factor than Mac vs PC or
    anything else.


    LEARN MORE ON THE BLOG:

    7 Little-Considered Factors When Choosing A Laptop
    http://djtips.co/d1

    7 Laptop Tips For Trouble-Free DJing
    http://djtips.co/d2

    Your Questions: What's The Best Laptop To DJ With?
    http://djtips.co/7v


    WATCH THE VIDEO:
    http://djtips.co/d4


    JOIN IN ON THE FORUM:

    Your laptop and what you think of it
    http://djtips.co/d3


    QUOTES TO SPIN BY:

    "I don't use records or CDs, and I'm such a computer geek that I
    don't think I would have DJ'd before the digital era." - DJ Earworm


    Keep spinning!




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