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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 […]

How to use Reverb in a DJ Mix
25th February, 2021
How To Use Reverb In A DJ Mix

What makes a DJ mix stand out? What is Reverb? The elements of reverberation Reverb tags Pushing the boundaries Hardware & Software Where to add reverb in your mix Transitioning Ambience Practice makes perfect What makes a DJ mix stand-out? Reverb! The days of simply recording a DJ set with no bells and whistles, straight […]

Upgrading your DJ Gear
23rd February, 2021
When To Upgrade Your DJ Equipment? 7 Things to Consider

We’re only a couple of months into 2021, and we’ve already seen a host of new product releases in the DJ and music industry. Industry leaders Pioneer haven’t been quiet with two new mixers DJM-S11 and DJM-S7; following their new 4-Channel Controller the DDJ-FLX6. While Reloop has introduced a new beginner controller in the BUDDY, […]

How To: Finger Drumming Tutorial
18th February, 2021
How To: Finger Drumming Tutorial

Finger Drumming is more than just a fad. It’s an emerging skill that’s becoming more and more important to have, especially if you’re a beatmaker. Not only does it look super impressive once you’ve got your head around it. But it fuses rhythm, composition, and performance into one. Transforming your simple MIDI pad controller into […]

25th January, 2021
The Complete Beginners Lighting Guide for Mobile DJs

If you’re a mobile DJ, your main job is to play the music. But more than that, it’s all about providing an experience for the guests at whichever event you’re playing. A big part of that experience is lighting! DJ Lighting can completely change the mood and atmosphere of a venue. It can also be […]

25th January, 2021
NAMM 2021 – Believe In Music Week – The BEST New Products!

This year, the annual NAMM 2021 Convention looked starkly different from what we’ve come to expect. However, that doesn’t mean your favourite brands strayed from releasing heaps of new gear! NAMM 2021 virtual Believe in Music week has now come to an end with plenty of exciting announcements, including a number of massive ones from […]

Is there a right and wrong order to turn your DJ gear on?
13th January, 2021
Is there a right and wrong order to turn your DJ gear on?

Is there a right and wrong order to turning on your DJ gear? You might be thinking, surely not. Well, in fact, there is! While getting the order wrong at home might seemingly not make a difference. Doing the same thing at a club or large event and you might end up looking like an […]

What is the best DJ Controller 2021
4th January, 2021
What Is The Best DJ Controller in 2021? A DJ City Buyers Guide

Jump to: | Best Cheap DJ Controller | Best Beginner 2-Channel | Best Intermediate | Best Premium Controller | Best Traktor Controller | Best DJ Controller for Live Streaming | Best Standalone Controller It’s 2021, and the typical DJ setup continues to change! These days, most DJs have turned their backs on the traditional turntable […]

How to build a killer karaoke setup at home
8th December, 2020
How To Put Together A Killer Karaoke Setup At Home!

Karaoke is a whole lot of fun wherever you are, but if you prefer to create your own setup in the comfort of your own home it can quickly become somewhat of a minefield! Do you need new speakers? Are wireless microphones better? Is your room big enough? The complexities of Karaoke can at first […]

Ableton Live 11
12th November, 2020
Just Announced: What’s new in Ableton Live 11?

Ableton Live is one of the most popular DAW’s for musicians, producers, and performers all over the world. Known for its simplicity, ease of use, and seamless workflow; Ableton Live 10 impressed everyone. Now, Ableton has announced the latest Live 11 version with some massive updates. So whether you’re using Ableton for recording, performances, or […]

Christmas gifts for music lovers
2nd November, 2020
The Best Christmas Gifts for Music Lovers, DJs & Producers

Christmas is fast approaching, and you’re yet again faced with the difficult task of “What do I get for Christmas!?”. We feel your pain, so we’ve compiled this list of the best gifts for music lovers to help! Whether you’re buying for a budding DJ, music producer, musician, looking to learn an instrument, starting a […]

Mobile DJ Setup 1500
28th October, 2020
Complete Mobile DJ setup for under $1500

Offering your services as a Mobile DJ is the perfect business idea. Whether you’re looking to use your love of music to make a little extra money on the side. Or, you’re trying to grow your skills as a DJ to transition into making a living doing what you love! But to get your business […]

The Best DJ Record Pools
20th October, 2020
The Best DJ Pool’s in 2021 – 5 Record Pools for DJ Music

If you’re a DJ, you’re going to need some music! In this article, we take an in-depth look at 5 of the best Record/DJ Pools on the market. Whether you’re looking for intros, outros, acapellas, or original edits. DJ Pools allow you to download high-quality, DJ-ready versions of tracks that are sure to help get […]

8th October, 2020
The Best VST Plugins in 2021 – Synths, Instruments, Samplers & Effects

Virtual Studio Technology or VST Plugins as they’re more commonly referred to, are software interfaces that integrate synths, instruments, and effects into your favourite DAW. When it comes to VST’s, there are literally thousands on the market, with both free and paid varieties. From software emulations of all the classic analog hardware synths and effects […]

How To Organise Cables
24th September, 2020
How To Organize Your Cables & DJ Gear!

Whether you’re a DJ or Producer, audio cables are a must. But you’ll know that cables are capable of turning even the cleanest desks or DJ booths into an unbearable mess. It’s even worse when you rock up to a gig only to pull out a bunch of unorganized cables that are all jumbled up […]

18th September, 2020
The 5 Different Types of DJ: Which One Are you?

The art of DJing is growing more than ever. So it’s no surprise there are a number of different categories and sub-categories that DJs fall into. But which one are you? In this article, we go over the 5 main types of DJs and what’s involved in each area. Chances are, most of us will […]

9th September, 2020
Facebook is BANNING DJ Live Streams!

If you’ve spent any time live streaming your DJ sets, you already know just how hard it is to keep your stream, well, LIVE, on Facebook. The bad news? It’s about to get a whole lot worse. That’s because as of October 1st, Facebook is introducing some hefty new guidelines regarding how you use their […]

How to stay sober during your next DJ set
3rd September, 2020
How to Stay Sober During Your Next DJ Set

Staying Sober during your DJ Set. As a DJ, you’re almost guaranteed to find yourself surrounded by drugs and alcohol. Because when it comes to nightlife, music and alcohol are just about inseparable. In fact, it’s quite normal for DJs to drink on the job, which is something you won’t ever find at a “normal” […]

20 Fast Ways to Get More DJ Gigs
26th August, 2020
20 Fast Ways to Get More DJ Gigs

One of the most asked questions by beginner DJs is “how do I get more DJ gigs!?” While there are no straightforward or one-size-fits-all answers to this question, there are two distinct ways that DJs will typically find gigs. You either hunt them down yourself, or they come to you. While every DJs goal should […]

How to sidechain in FL Studio
19th August, 2020
How to Sidechain in FL Studio 20 – Step by Step Tutorial

If you’re just getting started with music production in FL Studio, chances are you’ve heard the term sidechain or sidechain compression thrown around. Compression is one of the most popular tools used in professional audio recording, producing, and performances. So no matter what genre of music you listen to, your favourite songs are sure to […]

10 Mistakes Live Stream DJ Sets
6th August, 2020
10 Mistakes to Avoid During Your Next Live Stream DJ Set

Depending on where you’re reading this from, your circumstances might (hopefully) be different. But Melbourne has just entered stage 4 lockdown, and our favourite nightclubs won’t be re-opening any time soon. That being said, it looks like live stream DJ sets and DJ at home videos are here to stay, at least for now! If […]

How To Soundproof a room cheaply
5th August, 2020
How To Soundproof A Room Cheaply

Talk to any audio engineer, producer, or musician, and they’ll tell you how they wish they would have acoustically treated and soundproofed their room or studio space earlier. But while there are some methods that can quite quickly break the bank, it doesn’t have to be so expensive! In this article, we show you exactly […]