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What are the best drum machines 2020
11th March, 2020
What is the Best Drum Machine in 2020? (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 2020?

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 2020

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 – 2020 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 2020

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 2020 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 2020 Guide

Heading into 2020, 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 2019 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 (2020)

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 […]

What Is Music Therapy - A Guide by DJ CIty
29th October, 2019
What Is Music Therapy?

As music lovers, we’re passionate about music! However, music is not only used for recreational purposes but boasts many therapeutic benefits as well. The Australian Music Therapy Association defines music therapy as a research-based practice and profession in which music is used to actively support people as they strive to improve their health, functioning, and […]

How To Clean A Record: Guide for audiophiles
15th October, 2019
How To Clean A Record: A Guide For Audiophiles (2019)

As digital technology is growing at an exponential rate, and platforms such as Spotify and Apple music are taking hold of the music industry; you’d be forgiven for presuming vinyl records were a thing of the past. However, that’s just not the case! As reported by the Rolling Stone, vinyl is poised to outsell CD’s […]

How To Sample A Song - A Complete Guide To Sampling
10th October, 2019
How To Sample A Song: A Complete Guide To Sampling

The definition of sampling involves taking a portion, or “sample” of a song or recording, and reusing it as an element of a new recording. Typically done with a sampler such as an MPC, or digitally using your favourite DAW accompanied by a MIDI controller such as the popular MPK Mini. Sampling has been a […]

start a podcast - podcast equipmet
3rd October, 2019
Start A Podcast: The Ultimate Guide To Podcasts

As a DJ or music producer, it’s important to keep up with the latest trends in content and digital marketing, and one of the most popular and widely consumed formats of content in 2020 is podcasts. In this article, we go through the fundamentals of podcasting, and why you should start one if you haven’t […]

1st October, 2019
What Is The Best Audio Format for DJ’s? – DJ City 2019 Guide

What is the best audio format? Which one should you be using as a DJ? These are just some of the questions that have been heavily debated since the inception of digital audio formats. But at the end of the day, the answers are completely subjective, and the one that’s best for you will come […]

19th September, 2019
How To Start A Record Label: The Complete 2019 Guide

In today’s day and age, starting an independent label can be as easy as saying you have one.  Between the internet and streaming, it’s never been easier to start a record label. Growing a successful one is another thing, and requires lots of hard work and commitment. However, being small has its advantages, and if […]

5 Ways To Get Your Music Heard: A Complete Guide For 2019
13th September, 2019
5 Ways To Get Your Music Heard: A Complete Guide For 2019

If you are an up and coming artist or music producer in 2019, chances are you are responsible for marketing your own music. And if you’re reading this, you’re probably not getting the number of plays and traction on your latest release as you would like. In this article, we go through 5 ways you […]

5th April, 2019
How to Remix a Song The Complete Beginners Guide 2019

Electronic music’s evolution stems from sampling, remixing and re-editing. Stemming from DJs always wanting longer records with longer percussive passages. The phenomenon came about in both Hip Hop & House at the same time… A collective DJ discovery, fueled by the dancefloor. It was the ’70s, people were wild, the edit was built solely around […]

25th March, 2019
What Are The Best Earplugs For Concerts? (2020 Guide)

If you have ever wondered whether you should be wearing ear plugs, the short answer is yes. If you have ever wondered what the best earplugs for concerts are? That’s going to depend on your ears and your choice in concerts…  Those who identify as a music lover & a dancefloor warrior don’t get the just […]

13th March, 2019
What Is The Best DJ Software (Free & Paid)? A Guide For 2019

The title for the best DJ software is forever changing and a personal choice amongst modern DJ’s. Your choice is going to be primarily ruled by what you are exposed to as a newbie and what you are intending to do. Are you a mobile or karaoke DJ? Do you want to play in clubs? […]

5th March, 2019
How To DJ – The Complete Beginner To Expert Guide In 2019

How To DJ – The Complete Beginner To Expert Guide In 2019 In order to answer the question How to DJ? We’ll are going to have to figure out what a DJ actually does. The art of Dj-ing is a skill that is gained over many many years. Before you have even decided that you want […]

22nd February, 2019
What is Dubstep? A complete Guide for 2019

What is Dubstep? In short…A very large very broad cultural & music movement that has been progressing for 20 years. Defining genres and then sub-genres is a fiery topic amongst audiophiles. Whether you’re into Deep funk, post-punk, RnB or breakcore…  Warehouse techno, witch house, shoegaze, synthwave… or straight up Dubstep. Straight up? In order to answer […]

1st February, 2019
Top 10 Namm Releases Pt2

2019 Top 10 Namm Releases Pt2 The top 10 Namm releases aren’t complete without these 5 killer pro audio advancements. 6. Krk Rokit G4’s Loaded with V Series features, these Rokits have been engineered a level up from the previous Rokits. With Kevlar Tweeters, Kevlar Woofers, an LCD Screen to run the built-in DSP. The DSP a first […]

29th January, 2019
Top 10 NAMM 2019 Releases Pt1

Top 10 NAMM2019 Releases Pt1 The Top 10 Namm releases Pt1 & Pt2 have been hard to write with the number of quality announcements that have been rolling out day by day. It has been action packed and our team on the ground have been supplying us with live updates and images that we can […]

11th January, 2019
How To Make A Quality Sound Recording Of Your DJ Mixes

How To record Your DJ Mixes? Technology has come along way since the cassette days there are many different types of sound recorder out there and the quality of sound recording has become affordable and of extremely high quality. It’s easier to make a catalog of regular audio recordings of your journey as a DJ […]

4th January, 2019
5 Tips To Be A Headphone Mixdown Superstar

5 Tips To Be A Headphone Mixdown Superstar Whether you are a DJ on tour, on holidays, having a coffee at your local cafe or you are working with what you have available. There will always be times when you need to mix in your headphones, monitors can’t always be with you.  There are common […]

31st December, 2018
Top 10 BEST FREE VSTs To Boost Your Production

The Best Free VSTS! This article lists a comprehensive list of the best free vsts. When used together the list is a complete sonic arsenal that wont cost you a penny! Enjoy. Music production is a lusty game, with more avenues for you to explore as you go on. The more you know, the more […]

21st December, 2018
Mad on Monitors

Alrighty, now that you have your interface and it’s likely that you’re hooked on making beats and sounds of all kinds, the next step is working towards a pair of studio monitors and hearing your mix in stereo. Like your headphones, your monitors will have a flat response. Monitors introduce your listening space and the room acoustics […]