Digital DJ Tips Webcast #3: July 2013

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In the third of our new series of monthly webcasts, Digital DJ Tips founder Phil Morse and writer Mike Monday talk through a whole batch of reader questions from the last four weeks. From "getting the hell out of the bedroom", to parental disapproval of DJing, to when not to use FX and samples, it's all here...

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  1. In regards to the parental disapproval side of the conversation. Think you'll start seeing such disapproval dissipate the moment you start earning some money for the household

  2. Another great webcast! I'm a bedroom DJ who desperately wants a bar gig to play my deep house tunes! Your advice has given me a kick up the ass that I need to get myself out there. Plus ill be getting ableton tomorrow!

  3. As for the Hip-Hop to House mixing, here are two things that you could do:

    1) Play a track that has House elements and/or with a bpm of 120 - 130. Rhianna, Black Eyed Peas, Ne-Yo, Chris Brown, even some new stuff off the Yeezus album has a 4 on the floor kick; use that element to beat-match into your House track.

    2) And I read this advice way back on here in reference to mixing into DnB, but do the double BPM trick - if you have an RnB or Hip Hop track around 70 BMP, lower the BPM to 65 and mix it into a House track that plays at 130 BPM.

    #1 is definitely easier than #2, but they are some mixing techniques to just know if you don't want to keep cutting between the tracks abruptly.

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