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    by on 26-02-2013 2:33 PM
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    The following DJ Tip will advise you on tips about microphones for your mobile DJ or club DJ gigs. Including tips for using microphones, what type of mic you need and whether you need one or not.

    Do you need a microphone? Why do you need one?


    The main thing you need to think about is whether you're a club DJ, a mobile DJ and emcee.

    If you're going to emcee you pretty much need a microphone because you're going to need to announce various things throughout the ...
    by on 15-01-2013 1:42 AM

    The following Serato Scratch Live Tutorial will take you through how to use the Different Modes (Absolute, Relative and Internal) in Serato Scratch Live to make the most of it.



    Absolute mode has all the old school properties of real vinyl. It stops, it starts, it scratches and needle drops just as a regular record would. You can quickly access it on the left deck by pressing F1 or on the right deck by pressing F6.

    Relative mode has some qualities of ...
    by on 24-03-2012 4:36 PM
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    The following DJ Tip will advise you on how you can put a great DJ set list together to get the crowd going whether at a club or a mobile DJ gig.

    For a DJ set to have a good climax and a good break off with any genre and any type of music you want to:

    Pick Songs That You REALLY Want To Use
    Go through the records, cd's, mp3's or whatever and find the music that you want to use.
    You might have over a thousand songs but just choose the ones that you really ...
    by on 09-02-2012 1:39 PM

    The following Atomix Virtual DJ Tutorial will teach you how to mix tracks together using the Crossfader in Virtual DJ.



    The first thing that you want to do is load in the tracks that you want to mix.
    - Start up Virtual DJ
    - Go down to the browser at the bottom of Virtual DJ
    - Browse to your music folder and select the songs you want to mix.
    - Drag each track into an available deck.

    For best results make sure that the tracks ...
    by on 17-11-2011 12:01 PM

    The following Serato Scratch Live Tutorial will take you through how to use the Auto Gain feature of Serato Scratch Live correctly.



    In the Playback tab of the Setup screen in Scratch Live there is an option to Auto Gain which will bring up the volume of some of your tracks to a consistent level.

    For songs with overview spill check this if you want to use the calculated auto gain value while playing songs.

    There is also a target gain drop-down ...
    by on 03-11-2011 11:16 PM
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    The following DJ Tip will advise you on different methods of getting DJ work as a Mobile DJ.

    With the entry level of becoming a mobile DJ quite low in recent years, in terms of the cost of equipment, it is becoming harder and harder for DJs to get work. Hopefully this article will help you get more dj work.

    Business Cards
    The first thing you'll want to do is get yourself some business cards. To get you started Vista Print are always offering free business cards, ...
    by on 29-10-2011 12:04 PM

    The following Atomix Virtual DJ Tutorial will teach you how to use Cue Points in Virtual DJ.



    In this video we're going to talk about Cue Points and how they can help you remix some songs.

    Let's jump right in.

    If you already know about Cue Points then this video tutorial is not for you, but if you're learning more about Virtual DJ and are just starting out then this tutorial will help you make better, quicker selections in your music and ...
    by on 17-10-2011 2:38 PM

    The following Serato Scratch Live Tutorial will take you through Building Overviews and Setting BPM (including BPM range) in Serato Scratch Live.



    Building your overviews is a handy thing to do, it prepares all your tracks and lets you know if they detect any corruption.

    When the hardware is disconnected there's a button on the main screen called Build Overviews, click on it to start processing your entire library. You can also choose to build overviews ...
    by on 10-10-2011 10:51 AM
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    The following DJ Tip will advise you on how to deal with drunks at parties, clubs, bars, weddings or wherever you're working as a Mobile DJ or Club DJ.

    A big problem for DJs when they are DJing at a party / club / wedding event is drunk people, or people who want to cause trouble.

    Everybody is different so you just need to read the situation and think of the best way you can deal with it.

    The worst thing you can do is ignore them that will enrage them ...
    by on 10-10-2011 12:32 AM
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    The following DJ Tip will help you decide what you should charge your clients to DJ at a party, wedding, or birthday event as a Mobile DJ.

    A commonly asked question by new DJs who are looking to start their own DJ business is how much they should charge to DJ a party / event.

    The first thing you want to do is get the phone number of a few local mobile DJs from around your area. You'll be able to get their phone number from a phone book or by searching websites like ...
    by on 09-10-2011 12:50 PM
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    This DJ Tip will advise you on how to take bookings and what details you need to take when working as a Mobile DJ to DJ at Weddings, Birthdays, or Party's.

    Someone's just phoned you to book you as a mobile DJ for their wedding, party, birthday or whatever.

    When you answer the phone be polite, remember that first impressions count and if you are polite they'll be like "oh, we've got a professional".

    You'll also need to get some details from them, ...
    by on 06-10-2011 4:22 PM

    This Atomix Virtual DJ Tutorial will help you understand the basics of Beat Mixing tracks using Virtual DJ.



    Beat mixing is something not everybody can do. Software helps a whole lot but you still need creativity in order to make it work.

    Certain songs don't go together just because they have the same BPM. If you don't know what BPM is check out this BPM and Cue Points tutorial.

    A lot of songs may have the same BPM but just don't sound ...
    by on 06-10-2011 3:23 PM
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    This Atomix Virtual DJ Tutorial will help you understand and use BPM and Cue Points in Virtual DJ.



    This tutorial is going to cover the browser, searching, types of files, BPM and Cue Points.

    Search


    The search function only works if Virtual DJ has previously scanned your computer and already knows about the file that you are looking for.

    When you search for something you'll notice icons up the left side. Some common ones are: ...
    by on 06-10-2011 1:27 PM
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    This Atomix Virtual DJ Tutorial will show you an Overview of the Interface, and Settings to help you master the basics of Virtual DJ.



    There are four different versions of Virtual DJ, these are; Home, Broadcaster, Pro Basic, and Pro Full.

    Home – Virtual DJ Home version is ideal for someone who is just getting started, and wants to understand the basics of the program. The Home version doesn’t support external DJ hardware such as mixers, turntables, DJ ...
    by on 24-09-2011 7:36 PM

    This Serato Scratch Live Tutorial will take you through Organizing Music, and using the Offline Player to be a more efficient DJ, using Serato Scratch Live.



    One thing you'll probably need for any performance is music, otherwise you'd end up playing this (sound). Which might be cool at some parties... actually nah it's not.

    Organizing Music


    Organizing your music into Crates it a really useful thing to do.

    Click the Import button ...

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