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The Death Of Downloads: How Will It Affect DJs?

In the last couple of weeks, we've seen strong rumours that Apple will close its download store within two years, in the face of the relentless rise in music streaming. Beatport is on rocky ground too, and downloads of music continue to drop year-on-year. Where will this decline leave DJs?

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Review & Video: SubPac M2 Wearable Sub-Bass Audio System

In this review we take a look at the SubPac M2, which I have to admit has been sat in our equipment room for a while now, as I was hesitant to review it unless I just "didn't get it" and ended up slating the thing. On paper it's got "novelty" written all over it, right? Let's find out...

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How Anyone Can Finish A Tune In One Day

Did you know that it is possible to write a perfectly acceptable dance tune in just 24 hours? I know – I just did it. In fact, I do it all the time. And in this article - part one in a series of three - I'll explain how it can be done.

How To Customise Your Sennheiser HD 25 Headphones

We focus on customising the venerable Sennheiser HD 25, which has been a staple in DJ booths. Let's dive in and have a look at how our forum moderator DJ Vintage shifted from a standard issue pair of Sennheiser HD 25 IIs to the cushy and stylish pair that he's got at the moment...

4 Lies DJs Tell Themselves About Playing When Wasted

Last week we shared a story about how alcohol and substance abuse almost destroyed one particular DJ's career and health. It got a huge reaction from DJs who admitted similar things from their own experience, but also from DJs who've always "played it straight".

How I DJ With Stems Part 2: Making The Stem Loop Map

In part one of this tutorial series, I introduced you to my Stem Loop concept and gave a quick demo of I DJ using Stem Loops. In today's training, we'll build your Stem Loop Map in Ableton Live, which will serve as the blueprint for your Stem Loop in this tutorial.

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