Your Questions: How Do I Build A Unique Music Collection?

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Reader Chris Games over on the Digital DJ Tips Forum asks: “OK guys so I’m building up my library now and my problem is, I want to find good songs, but not just stuff everybody’s already heard.”

Is Music Worse Than It Used To Be?

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Dance music’s recent mainstream acceptance as “EDM” has brought about a fury from certain elements in the artistic/underground scenes, which is nothing new in itself – it happens whenever anything “underground” finds love from the mainstream.

 So has “EDM” killed quality, or is music better than its ever been?

Your Questions: What Is Balearic Music?

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Digital DJ Tips reader and forum member DJ Quantum writes: “You mentioned in session three of the How To Digital DJ Fast course a type of music you like to play that is derived from old rock? You called it “Balearic”?

How To Book Guest DJs For Your Club Night, Part 1

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So you have started a small club night in your town to showcase your DJing, and you want to book guest DJs to play at it alongside you. Today we’re going to look at some of the dos and don’ts when it comes to hiring in DJs

Learning To DJ: Questions Beginners Always Ask

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Answers to some of the questions that come up again and again among people learning to DJ. What gear should I buy? What about scratching? What’s the minimum I need to start? Where can I get help choosing DJ gear? Should I be learning to DJ on “pro” DJ gear?

Over To You: Can I Add A Controller To Traktor Just For Effects?

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Digital DJ Tips reader Perry writes: “I use Traktor Pro to DJ with, alongside my Kontrol S2 controller and laptop, and while DJing I find it hard to easily vary the effects I can use. If I’m honest, the S2 just doesn’t give me enough options for controlling effects within Traktor. So I am writing to you today to asking if there are any external controller units that integrate with Traktor “

Over To You: Best Place To Find MP3s Of Out-Of-Print Music?

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Reader Redd writes: “Is there a record pool for out of print or hard to find music in MP3 format? It’s easy enough to find new stuff, but what about older records?”