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Produce Your Own Music With Ableton Live and Logic Studio

Producing your own music has become the key for any DJ who wants to further their creativity behind the decks and further their career.

Making your own beats has never been as accessible as it is today. Create quality tracks with Ableton Live or Logic Studio and a keyboard right on your MacBook, iMac or PC!

Novation SL MkII USB Midi Controller Keyboard

The Novation SL MkII gives you complete control over your music making software that is both intuitive and intelligent.

The Novation SL MkII puts the power and fun of making your own music with Ableton right into your fingertips.

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What is Pioneer Recordbox and how does it work with Pioneer’s new line of CDJ’s?

If you’ve been shopping the internet for a new pair of Pioneer CDJ’s then you may be wondering, ‘What is RecordBox?”

Compatible with Pioneer’s newest line of CDJ’s, including the CDJ-2000, CDJ-900, CDJ-850, and CDJ-350, RecordBox is a music management application for organizing, analyzing and preparing your music in order get the very best out of every DJ set. RecordBox makes it easy for DJ’s to play MP3s and many other types of music files in a way that fits their individual style. Pioneer DJ players compatible with RecordBox can be used to create a totally new DJ style that uses music in electronic formats.

RecordBox Interface

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Best DJ Mixing Software

“What is the Best DJ Mixing Software?”

Dimitri from Paris DJing with Traktor
This is a big question and an important question because you want to find the DJ Mixing Software that suits you best. Whether you want the easiest to learn, the most intuitive, or the most complex, you want a software that you can master and unleash your sounds and creativity. There are actually far too many programs out there to weed through but there are only three that are taken seriously by the pros. The Best DJ Software programs are Traktor, Serato and Ableton.

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New Traktor Pro 2 Is Here!

At first glance, all I can say is WOW! I’m extremely impressed with the new Traktor Pro 2 DJ mixing software and love the new look and feel.

The new “TruWave” technology, “SoftSync”, and revised high-visibility GUI are just a few of new features that make T2 leaps into the future of DJing.

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DJ Equipment, Beginner CDJ-Mixer DJ Set-Up

A basic CDJ-Mixer DJ Set-Up consists of two tabletop CD players, a DJ mixer, headphones and powered speakers or an amplifier and speakers.

Pioneer CDJ-350 and DJM-350 DJ Set

Pioneer DJM-350 DJ Mixer with two Pioneer CDJ-350 CD Players

When you mix between tracks you go from one CD player (CDJ) to the other, using the DJ mixer to blend the two tracks together. DJing on CD is the standard for DJing in clubs these days, some DJ’s are working hard to keep vinyl alive while others are using DJ software programs like Serato Scratch and Traktor Scratch that can be controlled by the CDJ’s for syncing and mixing.

Another increasingly popular option for all levels of DJ’s, from Beginner to Pro, is using a DJ Controller with your computer and DJ software.

Click to see: Pioneer DDJ-ERGO DJ Controller at My DJ Blog or here to see the ERGO at Amazon.com

If you’re looking for DJ Controllers then you will want to check out my article: Best DJ Controllers

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Beginner’s Guide to DJing & DJ Resource

My DJ Blog! is a DJ resource as well as a beginner’s guide to Djing!

A passion for music is where it all begins and all topics DJ related will be have been covered including DJ music, DJ software, DJ equipment, DJ headphones, getting DJ gigs, DJ mixing and much, much more.

 

Best Overall Guide to DJing – Pro DJ Mixing: Quick & Easy

I highly recommend checking out Pro DJ Mixing: Quick & Easy by Sean Gallagher. He covers everything from DJ mixing, beatmatching to working professionally as a DJ and getting the best DJ gigs in his videos. I’ve been checking out his videos for a while now and even with a lot of solid DJ experience under my belt, I’ve learned some very cool stuff that I didn’t know before.

Pro DJ Mixing: Quick & Easy comes recommended by some very well-known ‘super-star’ international DJ’s. Have a look at the website to see what they have to say.

Click to go his website: Pro DJ Mixing: Quick & Easy

 

*2012 Update – Right now, one of the best ways to get started DJing is with a DJ Controller like the Native Instruments Traktor S2.

Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S2

I recommend the Traktor S2 DJ Controller for all DJ’s from Beginners to Pros. It’s the best DJ Controller being offered at a very reasonable price point, almost half the price of the Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S4.

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