Harmonic mixing, or mixing in key, is a crucial skill for DJing nowadays, ushered in on the back of digital music technologies (especially pitch preservation at varying tempo, and the ability for software to pretty accurately guess the key of any piece of music). Here's some advice on doing it in Traktor.
So you got a DJ controller for Christmas. That's awesome - welcome to the big, wide world of digital DJing. You've come to the right place to get started, as we are the world's biggest digital DJ training site, with everything you could possibly need to get going.
Our post recommending DJs not to use iTunes to organise their music libraries recently certainly got a people talking. But I'm aware we left some people in pain, pointing out what's wrong with iTunes without fully outlining a preferred alternative. This post will help you see the five steps of any good music library organisation system.
Have you yet done a mix yet on video? We've actually been doing an awful lot of these recently here at Digital DJ Tips (filming material for our forthcoming Digital DJ Lab training - more on that later...), and we think it's something every DJ should have a go at. So whether you've thought about it and not known where to start, or not even considered it before, here's why you should...
It's ironic that at its Keynote last week, Apple chose to use DJ software (Algoriddim's excellent djay Pro) to demo the computer's new Touch Bar, seeing as DJs appear to be abandoning Apple's flagship music program, iTunes, in droves. What was once the go-to app for organising DJ music libraries is now, frankly, a mess...
To celebrate the launch of my new book, Rock The Dancefloor!, I recently held a free live coaching session with several hundred of our readers and students who had bought the book on its first day of release, as a way of thanking them. The response to the webinar was so great, and we had [...]
For months now we’ve had a crack team of savvy web geniuses locked away in a secret bunker somewhere in central London working on something totally game-changing, and today we’re unveiling to you exactly what all the effort has been for. Introducing... The DJ Test.