7 Hacks To Improve Your DJing This Weekend

The weekend has landed, and for DJs that means gigs (and hopefully a bit of extra cash too). However, whether you're DJing or not this weekend, why not spend some improving your skills? Our seven quick hacks are a good starting place.

The Two Dirty Secrets Music Producers Don't Want You To Know

Ever wondered how the big names in dance music manage to make so many tracks, seemingly effortlessly, when amateur producers often struggle to finish anything at all? Or how the top producers always seem to make tracks that sound instantly familiar, yet different enough to guarantee their success?

Video: Harmonic Mixing In Traktor 101

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.

Welcome! 5 Things Brand New DJs Should Do First

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.

Five Steps To Your Perfect DJ Music Library System

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.

5 Reasons Why You Should Video Yourself Mixing

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...

5 Reasons Why DJs Should Stop Using iTunes

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...