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Serato DJ 1.7.8

Serato DJ 1.7.8: Now Plays Nicely With iTunes Again

Serato just released an update to Serato DJ that fixes some issues with iTunes 12.2. Now at version 1.7.8, bugs such as iTunes folders not collapsing and unnecessary playlists (such as “Apps” and “Books” playlists) being displayed have been squashed. A freeze issue with some Serato Remote users has also been addressed.

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Review & Video: Magma CTRL Case For Akai Pro AMX/AFX

Cases are cases, right? Well, maybe (although some definitely are better than others), but we wanted to cover this little case today because it’s for what is turning out to be a very popular brace of controllers (the Akai Pro AMX and Akai Pro AFX), and it has a nice little twist giving it a “double life”. Let’s find out more…

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Mix Album

10 Steps To Releasing Your Own Mix Album

Ever since the mid-90s, the DJ mix album has been a stamp of a DJ’s authority. And even today, having your name on a professionally released DJ mix compilation album that sells worldwide can stamp an undoubted seal of authority on your DJ CV. Here’s our 10-step guide to creating, clearing, and releasing your compilation album.

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Scratching On Controllers: 7 Myths Busted

As many of you will unfortunately be only too aware, there’s a whole army of haters out there, continually bashing digital DJs and controllerists because they don’t use vinyl or didn’t “come from” vinyl. And nowhere is this more true than among a certain section of scratch DJs.

the mirror man FINAL

7 Things I Learned DJing My First Stems Set

As well as my job here at Digital DJ Tips, I work for Beachgrooves Radio in Spain, and last Friday I played my whole show with a Kontrol S8 and as many Stems files as I could cram in! Not only was it my first time DJing with Stems files, it was actually my first time DJing on the S8,too. Read on for my thoughts “from the frontline”.

Your Journey Is Your Own

Why You Shouldn’t Compare Yourself To Other DJs

There’s nothing wrong with dreaming of being in front of thousands of people, but you’re setting yourself up for disappointment if you always compare where you are now in your career with where your idols are: Onstage with their hands up to a crowd who’s lost the plot. In this article, we explore why frequently comparing yourself to other DJs is bad.

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