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vinyl dj vs digital dj
17th June, 2020
Does switching to Vinyl make you a better DJ? Vinyl vs Digital DJ

Digital DJing VS Vinyl DJ’s. Does switching to vinyl really make you a better DJ? This debate has been thrown around since the introduction of the very first digital DJ decks, and it seems like just about everyone in the industry has their own opinion. But is there a cut and dry answer to settle […]

DJ Prices - How to price your DJ gigs and how much does a DJ cost?
10th June, 2020
How to Price Your Mobile DJ Services

If you’re gearing up to DJ your first paid mobile DJ gig, one of the biggest uncertainties for new DJ’s is prices. How much should you charge for your mobile DJ services? Unlike almost everything else in the industry, there’s no set standard for pricing. In this article, we’ll cover all the things you need […]

How old is too old to dj?
2nd June, 2020
How Old is too Old to DJ Nightclubs?

Have you ever asked yourself if you’re too old to DJ? It’s easy to look at the host of young up and coming DJs in their late teens to early twenties and get discouraged. But does falling into an older age-bracket mean that DJing as a profession has to be a pipe dream? Short answer, […]

27th May, 2020
5 DJ Tips To Going From Bedroom DJ To Professional

How do you make the transition from Bedroom DJ to professional? Maybe you’ve just picked up a DDJ-400 and are looking for some DJ tips to get started. Maybe you’ve been a bedroom DJ for some time and you’re looking to start your journey as a professional DJ. Whether you’re looking to DJ at parties, […]

Beginner DJ Setup Guide to DJ Equipment
19th May, 2020
How to DJ: The Beginners DJ Setup Guide (With Video)

So you want to learn how to DJ? If you haven’t had any prior experience, learning to DJ can seem like a daunting task. With such a wide variety of DJ equipment, gear, and software available, it’s hard to know exactly what you need to get started! In this article, we give you an all-inclusive […]

Avoiding Copyright Issues On Your DJ Live Streams!
5th May, 2020
Avoiding Copyright Issues On Your DJ Live Streams!

Copyright and DJ live streams, where do we start! Thanks to Covid 19, many of us DJs are sitting at home not knowing when our next event or gig will come our way. If that sounds like you, there’s a good chance you’ve either performed a live-streamed DJ Set or thought about doing so; and […]

Top Twitch Streamers
29th April, 2020
Top Twitch Streamers: The BIGGEST Channels in 2021

Who are the top Twitch streamers of 2021? Twitch takes bragging rights as the world’s leading platform for live streaming. Although it is facing some competition with some of the biggest Twitch streamers moving to Microsoft’s Mixer. A subsidiary of Amazon, Twitch primarily focuses on video game streaming and eSports competitions. Although you’ll also find […]

Multistreaming How to stream to multiple platforms
23rd April, 2020
How to Multistream: Live Streaming to Multiple Platforms

Live Streaming is thriving more than ever right now; and it’s especially prominent if you’re a DJ who’s lost all your gigs due to COVID-19. If you’ve spent any time on social media over the past few weeks, you’ll notice that all your favourite artists, as well as their favourite artists, are streaming. What’s more, […]

21st April, 2020
Online Teaching Tips: Where Should You Teach Online Classes?

Online Teaching can present itself in a number of different ways, and it’s a method that’s garnering more and more popularity by the day. Especially given the fact I’m writing this article during the midst of the global pandemic that is the coronavirus. Whether you’re a qualified school teacher moving to a new way of […]

Best Audio Interfaces for Music Production in 2020
17th April, 2020
The BEST Audio Interfaces in 2021 for Recording & Production

What is an Audio Interface? Choosing an Audio Interface: Buying Advice Inputs & Outputs Connectivity Budget Software Compatibility The Best Audio Interfaces Behringer UM2 – Best Entry Level Budget Choice MOTU M2 & M4 Focusrite Scarlett Series Steinberg UR22C Native Instruments Komplete Audio 2 Behringer UMC202HD Arturia AudioFuse Apogee Duet iOS 2×4 USB Audio Interface […]

How to Stream with OBS and use streamlabs
15th April, 2020
How to Stream with OBS or Streamlabs: Live Streaming on Youtube or Twitch

Whether you’re using YouTube, Twitch, Facebook Live, or any of the other platforms that allow it; live streaming online is a great way to put out content and connect with your audience. Each of these platforms allows you to quickly hit live and stream directly to your audience. However, using software such as OBS (Open […]

How to use zoom
9th April, 2020
How to use Zoom: Tips for Teachers & Working From Home

Whether you’re working from home, teaching remote classes, webinars or running regular meetings; Zoom is an incredibly powerful conference tool that’s capable of much more than simple face-to-face video meetings. Thanks to COVID-19, more people than ever are teaching remotely and working from home, which means a lot of you will be using Zoom for […]

7th April, 2020
How To Record A Podcast In Audacity: A Beginners Guide

So you’ve finally decided to start a podcast, you’ve got all the podcasting equipment you need, and now it’s finally time to actually hit record. If you’re new to audio recording, this can be a daunting task to wrap your head around. Thankfully, Audacity offers a free and open-source audio-editing software that makes recording a […]

Podcast Equipment - Everything You Need
31st March, 2020
Podcast Equipment: The 3 Things You Can’t Do Without!

If you’ve been putting off starting a podcast, there’s no better time than now to turn your ideas into fruition! But there’s probably one question sitting front and center of your mind, and that’s “what equipment do I need?”. Assuming you’re new to recording, a quick google search for podcast equipment will likely leave you […]

Live Streaming DJ Sets
30th March, 2020
Live Streaming: The Ultimate Guide To Streaming DJ Sets

Live Streaming DJ Set Why Live Stream Who else is doing it? Avoiding Copyright Issues Best Platforms for Live Streaming Making money from streaming How to connect your DJ Controller for live streaming Equipment Checklist TRS to TRRS Adapter or Audio Interface Cables Tripod/Mounting System Streaming Software Alongside Podcasting, Live Streaming is quickly becoming one […]

The Best USB Microphones for your PC or Mac
26th March, 2020
The 10 Best USB Microphones For Your Computer (PC & Mac) in 2021

If you’re looking for a desktop USB Microphone for your PC or Mac, it can be easy to find yourself overwhelmed by the vast amount of options. No two USB Microphones are the same, so there are a few things you’ll need to consider before choosing the right desktop microphone for your computer. Whether you’re […]

Social Distancing for DJs
24th March, 2020
5 Ways DJs Can Take Advantage Of Social Distancing

Nobody could have predicted the unprecedented times that we are currently facing. If you’re in the events, music, or DJ industry, you’re probably feeling the brunt of it right now. With countries all over the world facing complete lockdowns and social distancing, and almost every event canceled or put on hold. Whether it’s the local […]

Highest Paid DJs
18th March, 2020
The Worlds Highest Paid DJs & Electronic Acts (TOP 15)

Since 2012, Forbes Magazine has been running an annual list, revealing the highest-paid DJs and electronic acts for each year. Featuring all your favourite EDM acts that have been dominating the industry over the last few years including; David Guetta, Calvin Harris, Martin Garrix, and Steve Aoki. Notably, since the introduction of the list in […]

What are the best drum machines 2020
11th March, 2020
What is the Best Drum Machine in 2021? (DJ City Buyers Guide)

After several years languishing in the shadows thanks to the rise of digital audio workstations (DAW’s) and software-based production methods; classic hardware drum machines, samplers and grooveboxes have seen a massive comeback over the last few years. Varying massively when it comes to features and price point, there are a number of different options to […]

Best In Ear Monitors
4th March, 2020
What Are The 5 Best In Ear Monitors For Musicians, Producers & DJs (2020)

In-Ear Monitors, IEMs or Earbuds are portable, compact, and lightweight units. Used by musicians, producers, DJs and audiophiles alike for both listening, DJing and studio mixing. As well as being the perfect portable monitoring system if you’re on the go and don’t have the space for traditional studio monitors, or bulky over-ear headphones. Whether you’re […]

What are the BEST Studio Headphones for MIXING & RECORDING!?
26th February, 2020
What are the BEST Studio Headphones for MIXING & RECORDING in 2021?

Whether you’re recording, mixing, or mastering, Studio Headphones play an important role in the music-making process. Delivering a super-accurate frequency response for your mix, as well as sound isolation during recording. But with so many options at your fingertips, it can be hard to choose the right one. Yet alone know exactly which type of […]

Numark Mix Academy
21st February, 2020
Numark Mix Academy

Numark is continually innovating new technologies within the DJ industry; offering a wide range of products that advances the experience of DJs at every level. Seamlessly combining the feeling of classic hardware with revolutionary and cutting-edge capabilties. Now, taking it one step further with the Numark Mix Academy tutorials! Whether its the renowned entry-level PartyMix […]

Best Australian DJs
19th February, 2020
Who are the BEST Australian DJs!? TOP 20 List

A number of Australian DJs are currently making waves all across the globe. Having a prominent influence on the DJ scene as well as re-defining and re-imagining entire genres. With a thriving DJ and club scene and several homegrown successes, it’s hard to crown the best Australian DJs, but we’ve done our best! Read on […]

5 Cheap Microphones You'll Love Under $100
12th February, 2020
5 Cheap Microphones You’ll Love For Under $100

If you’re new to audio recording, you’re probably just starting to build the foundations of your home studio. Or maybe you’re just looking to add a recording microphone to your pre-existing setup. Whatever the case, with so many important pieces of equipment you need to cover; often the last thing you’re ready to do is […]

8th February, 2020
How To Remove or Isolate Vocals From A Song: Guide For 2021

How do you remove vocals from a song? The age-old question Removing vocals from a song is one of the oldest and most common questions amongst producers, DJ’s and Karaoke lovers all over the world.  And, it’s a question that doesn’t have a clean-cut answer or a perfect result. But in saying that, there are […]

The Best Hip Hop Producers
5th February, 2020
Who Are The Best Hip Hop Producers of all time? Top 20 List

Originating in the 1970s, Hip Hop was born in the Bronx, New York City. But before there were studio-bound Hip Hop producers; DJs such as Kool Herc, Afrika Bambaataa, and Grandmaster Flash solely used Turntables to create loops, breaks, beats, and scratches. Then, innovative samplers and drum machines such as the Roland TR-808, Fairlight CMI, […]

How to make music - a 2020 beginners guide
29th January, 2020
How To Make Music – 2021 Beginners Guide to Music Production

How do you make music? If you’ve been thinking about getting into music production, you’ve probably got no idea where to start. Maybe you’ve heard the term DAW being thrown around, or maybe you’ve just seen your friend jam out on their equipment. You’re excited about producing music, but feel overwhelmed by the steep learning […]

NAMM 2020 - Top 10 New Product Releases
20th January, 2020
NAMM 2020 – Top 10 New Product Releases

NAMM 2020! Running from Thursday, January 16th to Sunday, January 19th; the annual Winter NAMM Show (National Association of Music Merchants) brings over 100 thousand people to the Anaheim Convention Center in California. A candy store for anyone involved in the music industry, NAMM 2020 has seen the announcement of a number of innovative DJ-related […]

15th January, 2020
The 5 Best Websites To Find FREE Acapellas

Whether you’re a music producer or a DJ, if you’re working on a mashup of your favourite tracks; creating an unofficial remix to expose your creative flair to the world; looking to add some depth with vocal samples; or scratch vocal cuts into the hook of your hip hop songs. Good quality, studio-grade acapella’s are […]

how to mashup songs
8th January, 2020
How To Mashup Songs (Using Free or Paid DAW Software)

We showed you how to make a mixtape. But what if there was a secret weapon to turning your already-great mixtapes, into something even more original and memorable? We’re talking about mashups! Since the birth of the artform, DJs and producers alike have been sampling, combining, and mashing up different combinations of their favourite tracks. […]

The Best Music Streaming Service or App for 2020
1st January, 2020
The Best Music Streaming Service or App for 2021

For the majority of music fans, the days of having to buy all your favourite albums are over. Although we’ve seen an incredible resurgence in vinyl, especially among audiophiles; the future of music listening lies firmly in the hands of streaming services. Giving you access to millions of songs at your fingertips that you can […]

Best Studio Monitors
26th December, 2019
What Are The Best Studio Monitors – A DJ City Beginners Buying Guide

So you’ve spent hours in your room or home studio working on a killer new track. You might have spent even longer fine-tuning and tweaking the mix to get it to a point where you’re happy. You’re stoked, and it sounds like absolute fire on your speakers. But then, you take it somewhere else; whether […]

The Most Common DJ Fails
24th December, 2019
The 5 Most Common DJ Fails & How To Avoid Them – A Beginner’s Guide

Whether you’re a beginner gearing up for your first ever DJ set, a resident at the cities biggest nightclub, or you’re a seasoned professional who regularly headlines festivals. There’s nothing worse than falling victim to simple DJ fails that can completely kill your confidence. As a result, potentially ruining the rest of the set you’d […]

11th December, 2019
How To Make A Mixtape & Get Hired As A DJ – DJ City 2021 Guide

Heading into 2021, the art of DJing has become more accessible than ever. Just about anyone can get their hands on a DJ Controller, make a half-decent mixtape, and throw it up on Soundcloud or Mixcloud. But more often than not, if you’re just getting started; that mixtape can often fall short. Amassing minuscule amounts […]

The Best Laptop For Music Production and DJing
4th December, 2019
The Best Laptop For Music Production and DJing – A 2021 DJ City Guide

For years, the laptop of choice for DJs, music production, and any creative application for that matter has been dominated by Apple. From the DJ Booth to the studio, the renowned Apple Macbook has become synonymous with professional audio applications. Although still a popular choice, Windows operated laptops from manufacturers such as Microsoft, Dell, and […]

Technics SL1210 mk7 vs Reloop RP8000 mk2
22nd November, 2019
Technics SL1210 MK7 vs Reloop RP8000 MK2

Originally launched in 1972, The Technics 1200 series became one of the most popular turntables ever, among audiophiles and DJs alike. Amassing over 3 million sales, the original Technics 1200’s are widely regarded as the most durable and reliable turntables ever produced. Mentioned in countless hit songs and even garnering popular nicknames such as “Tech […]

20th November, 2019
What Is Sidechaining? – How and When to use Sidechain Compression

If you’re just getting started with music production, chances are you’ve heard the terms compression and sidechaining being thrown around. Compression is one of the most popular tools in both production and live performances. So whether it be House, Pop, or Hip Hop Music, there’s a good chance your favourite songs are using some kind […]

What Is The Best DJ Controller? A 2019 Buyers Guide By DJ City
13th November, 2019
What Is The Best DJ Controller? A 2020 Buyers Guide By DJ City

What Are The Best DJ Controllers? Jump to: | Best Beginner Choice | Best Premium Choice | Best Pocket Controller | Cheap DJ Controller/Best Value With technology continuing to advance, the typical DJ setup has changed exponentially over the last few decades, and more and more DJ’s are turning to DJ Controllers. Catapulting to the […]

How To Copyright Music - Guide for Australians
6th November, 2019
How To Copyright Music (A Guide For Australians)

If you’re creating and putting out music, it’s only natural as an artist to want to make sure your music is protected. Having ownership of your music copyright gives you the leverage, protection, and power you need if you’re making money from your songs. So, in this article, we’ll go over what exactly copyright is, […]

What Are The Best DJ Headphones - DJ City Buying Guide
29th October, 2019
What Are The Best DJ Headphones? A Buying Guide by DJ City (2021)

Whether you’re gearing up for your first gig, or just looking to improve your setup, a good pair of DJ Headphones will go a long way. Sure, you can use any old pair of headphones or earphones with your setup; but a good pair of DJ headphones will help you take your set to the […]