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22nd June, 2022
The Re-emergence of Vinyl

The Re-emergence of Vinyl Vinyl records have remarkably made a comeback in the music-listening world. What was quite recently thought to be an extinct form of audio has re-emerged and all but come back from the dead. What is vinyl? What’s special about it? And why do more and more music lovers take up collecting, […]

Cables & Connectors - Everything You Need to Know
15th June, 2022
Cables & Connectors – Everything You Need to Know

Cables & Connectors – Everything You Need to Know While cables and connectors may be the unsung heroes of any DJ’s set of gear, you should by no means just ignore these essential accessories. As you will undoubtedly know, DJs rely on and use a variety of different equipment and devices to create, mix and […]

A Guide to DMX Basics: Everything you need to know to get started
8th June, 2022
A Guide to DMX Basics: Everything You Need to Know to Get Started

A Guide to DMX Basics: Everything you need to know to get started Being a DJ requires you to learn many skills in the mixing, creation and production of music and also when it comes to general gig performance, party management and event hosting. DMX, and by extension, DMX controllers, play an important role here. […]

2nd June, 2022
The Different Types of Party Light Effects 

The Different Types of Party Light Effects  Whether you’re a DJ or an event coordinator, creating a party atmosphere requires you to take many different factors into account. Lighting and light effects is one of the most significant ways in which you can set the tone and mood of a particular event. As the industry […]

A Guide to Ableton Midi Mapping Basics
25th May, 2022
A Guide to Ableton Midi Mapping Basics

A Guide to Ableton Midi Mapping Basics As with many different devices and interfaces used by DJs, there are a lot of handy tools and features available but finding your way around the basics can be overwhelming. In this article, we’ll go through all the basics and clarify just about everything you need to know […]

18th May, 2022
Dynamics, Condensers and Ribbons: How to Choose the Best Mic Type For You 

Dynamics, Condensers and Ribbons: How to Choose the Best Mic Type For You   An essential piece of equipment for the performing and aspiring DJ is the microphone. Like all DJ gear, there is a wide range of options on the market when it comes to mics: from features to sound quality, price and type, […]

12th May, 2022
Compressions: Everything a DJ Needs to Know

Compressions: Everything a DJ Needs to Know Working as a DJ entails using a variety of different musical tools and techniques to create original sounds, mixes, and tracks. Compressions are one of those very important and increasingly popular tools that can be used to effectively enhance a musical track. However, unlike adjusting the pitch or […]

27th April, 2022
Top 10 MIDI Controllers for DJing

Top 10 MIDI Controllers for DJing From speakers to microphones and turntables to MIDI controllers, DJs use a lot of equipment to help them mix and create the perfect music. Whether you’re a new DJ looking to purchase your first MIDI controller or simply wanting to upgrade to a new piece of gear without having […]

13th April, 2022
A Brief History of Sampling in DJing

A Brief History of Sampling in DJing There are many different techniques and methods employed by DJs to create original, heart-thumping, and awesome musical tracks. Sampling is one of those techniques. Like many aspects of being a DJ, the development of sampling occurred over time and took different forms during different periods. In this article, […]

3rd March, 2022
What is Up-lighting and Why You Should Offer it as a Mobile DJ?

What is Up-lighting and Why You Should Offer it as a Mobile DJ? As a mobile DJ, you’ll be working at a wide variety of venues and DJing for a wide variety of functions. While your mixing, music and actual sets are the foundation to your success, every good DJ knows that a great performance […]

Learning to DJ: Your Guide to DJ Software
21st February, 2022
Learning to DJ: Your Guide to DJ Software

Learning to DJ: Your Guide to DJ Software As part of your journey learning to DJ and into the music industry, you will need to become familiar with the different DJ software options out there, the benefits of each one and how to use them. There are many online courses and videos that offer crash […]

The Best DAW for Recording Vocals
5th January, 2022
The Best DAW for Recording Vocals

What is the Best DAW for Recording Vocals? When you’re recording vocals, rapping, or music, having a robust digital audio workstation (DAW) is not a luxury, it’s a must! The term DAW refers to any electronic device or software that is used for the recording, producing, and/or editing of audio files. As a DJ, you’ll […]

7 Ways to Record your DJ Sets
29th December, 2021
7 Ways to Record your DJ Sets

7 Ways to Record your DJ Sets One of the ironies of being a DJ or musician is that you can never really experience your performance like a member of your audience can. That’s why knowing how to record DJ sets is very important. If you recoil at the idea, don’t worry – you’re not […]

Are DJ Lessons Worth Paying For?
22nd December, 2021
Are DJ Lessons Worth Paying For?

Are DJ Lessons Worth Paying For? Are you looking to kick-start a career as a DJ or club DJ? There’s a lot to consider when you’re getting started, from equipment set up to scoring paying gigs, but one of the initial questions that many up and coming artists have is “are DJ lessons worth paying […]

BLOG - How To Make House Music - A Crash Course
10th December, 2021
How To Make House Music: A Crash Course

How To Make House Music: A Crash Course  The House Music Genre What is the house music genre? In its simplest form, house music can be described as a form of electronic dance music (EDM), often with a regular and heavy beat.  According to some classifications, house music is also categorised by its typical 120-130 […]

6th December, 2021
How To Throw Your First Party As A DJ

There are a lot of skills to learn on your journey to becoming a successful DJ. Of course, the technical skills and techniques needed to actually perform at your DJ, as well as the associated self-promotion and gig management, is of prime importance, but knowing how to throw your first party as a DJ will […]

What's the right height for a DJ desk?
30th November, 2021
What’s the right height for a DJ desk?

It will come as no surprise to you that DJs spend a significant amount of time behind their tables, decks or booths. Whether your DJing is a hobby or a job (or both!), you’re bound to be spending countless hours standing behind your set-up working away at creative mixes. That’s why getting the DJ table […]

Mobile DJ Tips Wireless Mic Setup
10th November, 2021
Mobile DJ Tips: Compact Wireless Mic Setup

Mobile DJ Tips – It’s becoming more and more common for DJs to invest in getting a proper mobile DJ system to allow them to get out on the road, play at various attractions and events, or broaden their professional capabilities. Being a mobile DJ can be financially lucrative as well as stimulating. In this […]

How to Clean your microphone
9th November, 2021
How to Clean a Microphone – Equipment Maintenance

Do you know how to clean a microphone? It might not be something you enjoy thinking about or even something at the forefront of your mind, but keeping your microphone clean, hygienic and sanitised is a vital component of your equipment maintenance. Even if you are cleaning your microphone, if you’re not doing it properly […]

Social Media Tips for DJs
4th November, 2021
Social Media Tips For Successful Club DJs

Social Media Tips for DJs; Like many professionals, you’ll find DJs on Instagram, Facebook, Tik Tok and more social media platforms. For a number of years now, curating a strong social media presence has been important for furthering your career, especially when it comes to DJing and the wider music industry. Of course, the central […]

How to DJ with Acapellas
27th October, 2021
How to DJ with Acapellas?

Learning to DJ with acapellas is a great way to make your performance unique, and make sure your mix stands out. But, it can also be quite tricky. So many DJs often overlook the preparation required, or just don’t know how to apply them tastefully into a mix. So in this article we’re going to […]

Recording Vocals for Beginners
21st October, 2021
Recording Vocals For Beginners: Achieve The Best Quality Sound

If you’re new to recording vocals and need a beginners guide to get things rolling then you’ve come to the right place. This blog will teach you how to achieve the best quality vocal using basic techniques and equipment. A good rapper buddy of mine recently wanted to record vocals to some beats I produced. […]

DJ Controller Blog
4th October, 2021
DJ Controller VS Turntables VS CDJs – Which Setup Is Best?

If you’re new to DJing, the number of setup options available can really be quite overwhelming. You’ve got DJ Controllers, Turntables, DJ Mixers, DVS Systems, CDJs/Media Players, Standalone Controllers, the list of equipment is endless and you’d be forgiven for not knowing which bits you need to buy. So today, we’re going to walk you […]

Complete DJ Setup
23rd September, 2021
Build a COMPLETE DJ Setup with JUST $500!

Subscribe to our YouTube channel here with one click so you never miss a video! Subscribe to our YouTube channel here with one click so you never miss a video! The landscape for digital DJing has changed dramatically over the years. These days, it’s easier than ever to start learning the craft and develop your […]

5 REASONS AIAIAI
14th September, 2021
5 Reasons to Choose AIAIAI Headphones!

5 Reasons to Choose AIAIAI Headphones! Whether you’re a DJ, Music Producer, Mixing Engineer, or even just a casual listener; having a good set of headphones is an essential part of anyone’s toolkit. But with thousands of options available, choosing the right pair for you can often be quite overwhelming. If you’re a DJ, you’ll […]

History of DJing
25th August, 2021
The History of DJing

1973 DJ Kool Herc is a Jamaican-born DJ who is now widely regarded as the father of Hip Hop. It all started back in 1973 where he developed the technique of mixing back and fourth between two identical records to extend the break. From there, Turntablism was born. 1972 In 1974, Technics released the very […]

13th August, 2021
How To: Create A Professional DJ Booth From IKEA Parts

Lets talk building a DJ Booth from IKEA parts! When it comes to getting yourself kitted out and geared up as a professional DJ, a lot of time, money and effort goes into getting high quality turntables, audio equipment like speakers, laptops and other gear. What many DJs forget is to spend some time (and […]

DJ Controller VS Mixer
30th July, 2021
What’s The Difference Between a DJ Controller and Mixer?

If you’re a seasoned DJ, you might be sitting here wondering why this article even needs to be made! But we all start somewhere, and this is a question we get asked almost every day! What’s the difference between a DJ Controller and a DJ Mixer? To put it simply, a DJ Controller is an […]

The Best Digital Pianos
26th July, 2021
BEST Digital Pianos & Keyboards for Beginners in 2021

Getting your hands on a high quality digital piano or keyboard is going to make a huge difference in the music you’re playing. Whether you’re just starting your journey learning how to play piano or you’re an experienced player; your gear is what’s going to help you create some amazing sounds. Allowing you to replicate […]

The Best DJ Software
18th July, 2021
What Is The Best DJ Software (Free & Paid)? A Guide For 2021

What is the best DJ software? With so many options out there, each DJ you talk to might give you a different answer altogether. Unless you’re DJing the traditional way with a set of turntables and a way-too-heavy amount of wax, you’re going to need some. A lot of it comes down to personal preference, […]

How to build a home studio for under $500
5th July, 2021
Build a COMPLETE Home Studio with JUST $500!

The landscape for home recording studio setups has changed irrevocably. These days, it’s not just possible, but it’s a very attainable goal to produce, mix, and master radio-ready tracks. What’s more, you can do this with a home studio that you can set up with just $550! Of course, with the access and ease for […]

Read a crowd as a DJ
10th June, 2021
How to read a crowd as a DJ & what happens if you don’t!

As a DJ your job is to play music, but it’s a lot more than that. In particular, you have to be able to read a crowd. If you jump up and just play whatever song you feel like playing, there’s a good chance it’s not going to go well. It doesn’t matter how much […]

Music Organisation
21st May, 2021
8 Music Organisation Tips For Digital DJs

Music Organisation For Digital DJs. If you’ve just started DJing, there’s a good chance you just want to download a bunch of music, throw it into your software, and start mixing. I think we pretty much all started off like that at one point, and it’s totally fine while you’re learning the ropes. But as […]

Choosing a DJ Name
10th May, 2021
How To Choose A DJ name! – The Ultimate Guide

Once you’ve learned the ropes of DJing and you start to take it a little bit more seriously. One of the most important decisions you’ll have to make aside from the equipment you use, is your DJ Name! So in this article, we’ll go through why it’s so important, and what to consider so you […]

Record Vinyl To Computer
21st April, 2021
How To Record Vinyl To Your Computer

As you know, Vinyl records have made a massive comeback over the last few years, and for good reason. It’s not just that beautiful analog sound we all long for. But also the feeling you get putting the needle to the record, the look, the album artwork, and the inner sleeves. As good quality of […]

How to choose an acoustic guitar
16th April, 2021
How to Choose an Acoustic Guitar – The Complete Guide

Looking to buy your first acoustic guitar? Aerosmith guitarist, Joe Perry, says his first guitar was awful. “There were two strings missing, and the other ones were half an inch off the neck. If there was ever a guitar designed to turn you off playing, it was that one. It hurt so much to play, […]

Guide To Guitar Pedals
18th March, 2021
The Beginner’s Guide to Guitar Effects Pedals – 5 Must Haves!

Whether you’ve just got your first electric guitar, or you’ve been playing for a while and want to explore some new sounds. You’ve probably seen those fancy, coloured boxes on the floor next to your favourite guitarists. You’ve probably also wondered what the hell each one of them does! In this day and age, there […]

The Best Electronic Drum Kits
18th March, 2021
The Best Electronic Drum Kits For All Drummers

Over the last few years, Electronic Drum Kits have seen a massive improvement in quality. Offering the perfect solution for replicating the live drumming experience, while remaining quiet enough to practice at home without disturbing your housemates, family, or neighbours! Including sturdy racks and formidable trigger technology; it has never felt better playing an electronic […]

Wireless Guitar Systems - DJ City Buyers Guide
11th March, 2021
The Pros & Cons Of A Wireless Guitar System (Buyers Guide)

Jump To: Best Value | Best Overall | Best BodyPack System | Best Pedalboard System Wireless technology is thriving in all aspects of electronic products, with cables almost completely a thing of the past! In particular, the range of wireless guitar systems available has significantly improved over the last few years. Giving you all the […]

10 Common DJ Mistakes To Avoid
4th March, 2021
10 Common DJ Mistakes That Could Cost You!

No DJ is perfect, and everyone’s going to make a mistake or two along the way. That goes especially if you’re a beginner DJ who’s just starting to play your first gigs. But some of them are just completely avoidable and could end up proving costly in terms of future bookings, damaging your equipment, and […]