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Do I Have To Pay For My DJ Music?

DO I HAVE TO PAY FOR MY DJ MUSIC? (CLICK ON TITLE FOR LINK TO THE ORIGINAL ARTICLE) In short: Yes, and no. While you can indeed stream stuff from YouTube for free, downloading music from there is illegal, and YouTube forbids public performance of music from its site – same as Spotify, Apple Music […]

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Mossberg: Apple’s apps need work

MOSSBERG: APPLE’S APPS NEED WORK (CLICK ON TITLE FOR LINK TO THE ORIGINAL ARTICLE) In the last couple of years, however, I’ve noticed a gradual degradation in the quality and reliability of Apple’s core apps, on both the mobile iOS operating system and its Mac OS X platform. It’s almost as if the tech giant […]

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I go to the Skrillex DJ Academy

I GO TO THE SKRILLEX DJ ACADEMY (CLICK ON TITLE FOR LINK TO THE ORIGINAL ARTICLE) …it’s one of the top EDM schools in the nation. The key is to just chillax. Don’t worry about the music, just steal samples from other people. You’re here for a reason, you know that right? It’s only funny […]

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DJs are the new rockstars

DJS ARE THE NEW ROCKSTARS (CLICK ON TITLE FOR LINK TO THE ORIGINAL ARTICLE) Gone are the days when DJs were just mere record selectors, confined to a dark corner of a night club. Nowadays these are the rock stars of their age and their success is enough to make your head spin. Sad but […]

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James Taylor’s 40-foot shipping container echo chamber

JAMES TAYLOR’S 40-foot SHIPPING CONTAINER echo chamber (CLICK ON TITLE FOR LINK TO THE ORIGINAL ARTICLE) For almost a decade, James has talked about building an echo chamber for his home studio, TheBarn. Echo chambers are commonly used to add reverb in a recording studio. They come in a variety of shapes and sizes. During […]

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Rekordbox DJ DVS support shown at NAMM

REKORDBOX DJ DVS SUPPORT SHOWN AT NAMM (click on title for link to the original article) Donning my detective hat, decompiling rekordbox appears (and in no way confirmed) to show keyboard and timecode support for Serato DJ and Traktor (but only v1), so it looks like you might not have to buy all new control vinyl after all, unless […]

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Smartphone Encryption Is a Red Herring

SMARTPHONE ENCRYPTION IS A RED HERRING (click on title for link to the original article) …while I am proud of Tim Cook for fighting back on this issue, it saddens me that he appears alone on the world stage while doing this. Powerful people in technology such as Mark Zukerberg of Facebook, Larry Page and Sergey […]

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Mapping Traktor’s Preview Player on the Kontrol S8

I’ve been playing with the new Traktor Kontrol S8 for about a week now and one thing that I had to get working right away with it was the preview player. Traktor has this great feature that allows you to preview tracks in the monitor output, most likely your headphones, without loading them onto decks […]

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High Quality EQ Eight in Ableton Live

I recently saw an exchange on Twitter where someone discovered the over-sampling or high-quality mode for the EQ Eight in Ableton. To be fair, it is a well hidden little setting and even though it is in the manual, well… who reads manuals anyway. Over-sampling means the processing is done with a sampling rate higher […]

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Selection, not abundance.

The more people get into DJing, the more we seem to forget what DJing is about. I’ve already shared my thoughts on whether DJing is about the technical performance (it’s NOT), whether the DJ should be the center of attention (they shouldn’t, more on that in a future post) but now another crucial aspect of DJing […]

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