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  • in reply to: Looking for online Djs! #2565041
    Daniel Moran
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    Email: DJ at Dmoran.US

    in reply to: Phrase Mixing – Techno #2565031
    Daniel Moran
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    Goli I do this all the time with Traktor, the loop and beatjump features have become indispensable to me.

    Something I found out yesterday, is that you can start a loop after the fact by just tapping the ‘close’ loop button? Blew my mind and is a minor game changer for me, can’t tell you how many times I kicked off a track only to wish I had looped from where I hit the play button

    in reply to: Networking #2565021
    Daniel Moran
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    Some quick hits on networking:

    -Attend local industry nights (Google ‘Industry Night’ plus your city) and meet people who work in the bar scene.
    -Connect with DJs. If you like their stuff when you see them out, buy them a drink, compliment them on their set, ask for their card, maybe help pack up their stuff when done.
    -For everyone you meet who is somewhat related to the DJ scene (Photographers, Event Planners, other DJs, bartenders), take one of them out for coffee/lunch/beers at least 2-3 times per month.

    People pass business along to people they KNOW. Developing connections with people in and around the Entertainment industry will lead to people calling you to pass gigs along.

    in reply to: Getting Work #2562001
    Daniel Moran
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    Some quick hits:

    -Attend local industry nights (Google ‘Industry Night’ plus your city) and meet people who work in the bar scene.
    -Connect with DJs. If you like their stuff when you see them out, buy them a drink, compliment them on their set, ask for their card, maybe help pack up their stuff when done.
    -For everyone you meet who is somewhat related to the DJ scene (Photographers, Event Planners, other DJs, bartenders), take one of them out for coffee/lunch/beers at least 2-3 times per month.

    People pass business along to people they KNOW. Developing connections with people in and around the Entertainment industry will lead to people calling you to pass gigs along. If you’re interested there’s more stuff on building up ‘gig capital’ in the below blog posts.

    Happy to chat.

    https://thedjrelay.com/spin-bars-clubs-asap/
    https://thedjrelay.com/spin-private-parties-asap/

    in reply to: Have I bit off more than I can chew? #2561981
    Daniel Moran
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    I like this question

    Who can authorize a request to continue past the defined end time?

    Daniel Moran
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    I have no problem playing the same artist a few times in my set. If I’m at a bar/club I’ll also play a track a second time again later on as there is always turnover

    in reply to: Looking for online Djs! #2561951
    Daniel Moran
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    I’d be down, I could see streaming video from my phone then audio separately. My speeds are pretty solid and there’s only a 6 hr difference to New York time.

    in reply to: Need help… #2557541
    Daniel Moran
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    A track can be recognizable yet no one has heard it before. I’m an open format DJ, and over a third of the tracks I play are pop40 remixes that no one’s heard before. That’s where I get all the comments, all the high fives, when all of my business cards fly off the table.

    in reply to: newbie… #2557531
    Daniel Moran
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    You’d probably feel most at home with Serato given your vinyl background. An affordable way to get back in the fray is a DDJ-SB2, it’s only about $250

    https://www.amazon.com/Pioneer-DDJ-SB2-Portable-2-channel-controller/dp/B0149XD9CY/

    in reply to: Need help… #2551731
    Daniel Moran
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    Definitely go and check out the crowd over the weekend or two. Beyond that, pick tracks that no one will have heard of so you can stand out. It needs to be unique and some of your favorite tracks that fit the vibe. And it goes without saying, a three track demo needs to be mixed as well as you’ve ever done.

    in reply to: macbook pro 13 or 15 (retina, non retina) for DJing? #2551721
    Daniel Moran
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    I’ve been using the 2012 15″ Retina MBP since it came out, no problems

    in reply to: Starting Out #2551701
    Daniel Moran
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    A sneaky approach is to get your first paid event before you buy anything. Locking up a first gig at $300-450 is not unreasonable, and that’s all you really need to get started. Even less if you already have a laptop. On top of that, getting your 50% deposit helps cover your controller up front. A used Mixtrack Quad can also be picked up for ~150 on eBay, here you get a 4 channel controller that will work out of the box with the free versions of Serato and Virtual DJ.

    If you’re too nervous about picking up a gig before you have hardware or experience, then you’ll just need to hustle some more at work to scrape together $150!

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