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Your Questions: Why Have My Gigs Dried Up?

Digital DJ Tips member Sean writes: “So it seems I’m losing a few gigs now due to the bars I work in cutting budgets and change of management. What should I be doing? Obviously I need to get out there again and make sure I can network properly and not step on others’ toes, but I need ideas!”

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Review & Video: Reloop Modular Stand

We’ve reviewed plenty of laptop stands over the years here at Digital DJ Tips, but never a stand like this one, which is best described as “honey, I shrunk the laptop stand”! It’s a dinky little model, designed primarily for Reloop’s own Neon controller, but is perfect for any small modular DJ accessory, or – as we found out – the iPad.

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10 Secrets Of Highly Successful DJs

In today’s article, I’m going to step back from the specifics and look at the big, overarching things that you’ll need to get right if you want real, lasting success in this game. If that’s your aim, I hope these points help you to “fine tune” your approach and get where you want to go a little more easily.

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5 Reasons Why Every Digital DJ Should Mix In Key

Mixing in key is one of the big revolutions of digital DJing – alongside things like portability, ease of use, and instant access to all of your music. But of all of these huge advantages of digital over analogue, maybe key mixing is the one that gives DJs the most pleasure.

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Video Training: Get Started With The Traktor Kontrol S8, Pt 4: Looping

In Get Started With The Traktor Kontrol S8, Pt 1, we looked at how the new flagship controller from Native Instruments works with your music files, and in Part 2 we looked at external inputs and wiring everything up. In Part 3 we took on beatgridding, and today it’s the turn of looping.

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7 Truths About Digital Music Quality for DJs

I just watched a film by Harman, an audio product company. The film lines up a lot of respected artists and music producers who explain that music should sound great, it sounded great back when they recorded it, and broadly that since digital, music quality has declined, and we have to do something about it!

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