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DJ Finger Drumming Lessons Now Available On Melodics App

A new category of cue point drumming and performance pad lessons is now available at Melodics, the innovative “finger drumming” app that recently hit the market. Tailor-made for DJs, these lessons focus on performing with your controller’s pads to help you make build-ups, breakdowns, and flips.

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Review & Video: Allen & Heath Xone:43C Digital DJ Mixer

For many DJs, a digital DJ controller is a great way to play. But for some, the flexibility, expansion potential and usually superior audio quality available through building a DJ system from separate components means that this is often a preferred route. Allen & Heath’s Xone:43C is designed to be the heart of just this type of system.

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Getting Started With Stems & Traktor, Part 1: Choosing Stems

So many of you have been asking us how to get started DJing with Stems files on your new Traktor hardware. Stems is the new multitrack DJ music format that controllers like the Kontrol S5. To help you have fun quickly with them, we have some pointers, gleaned from our experiments with the format.

Should You Join A DJ Download Pool?

Download pools are special music subscription services aimed at working DJs. For a set monthly fee, you get access to unlimited music downloads for use in your DJing – no restrictions, no strings. To help you decide if joining a download pool would be right for you, I spent some time chatting to Nick Hahn, director of marketing at Promo Only.

So You Want To Be A Wedding DJ…

Maybe you feel that your club gig is constantly short changing you, or maybe you just want a change of scenery. Whatever, there are significant differences between rocking a club crowd and a wedding venue dancefloor that one has to consider before taking the plunge. Here I take a look at them, along with some dos and don’ts.

Does Your Gear Support OSX 10.11? Our Compatibility List

Apple released its latest operating system OSX 10.11 El Capitan this week, and DJ manufacturers have warned users not to perform the update because of incompatibilities with current hardware and software. Here’s a compatibility status list of DJ software and hardware, which we’ll be updating as the patches roll out.

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