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Algoriddim Unveils the New djay App for iOS

April 24, 2019 by Dan Walsh
MUNICH, Germany, December 12, 2018 – Algoriddim, winner of multiple Apple Design Awards for its acclaimed music apps, today released an all-new unified djay for iOS that builds on eight years of industry leading DJ technology for mobile platforms. Available as a free download on the App Store, this new version provides everything users need to get started with DJing. Using their Spotify Premium account, users get instant access to mix millions of songs right from within djay. In addition, djay introduces a new live performance audio and video looper, beat-matched sequencing of drums and samples, a streamlined touch friendly interface, and a massive librar... [read more]
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Happy Easter

April 19, 2019 by Michael Cordeiro
Next to Christmas and Thanksgiving, Easter is one of the biggest family holidays of the year. Religion aside, most families put on their Sunday best and spend the day celebrating with egg hunts, tons of food and desserts. Easter also means the beginning of spring and the start of a new busy DJ season (at least in New England). Soon there will be proms, weddings, field days and graduation parties. We go from zero to slammed in a weekend! The renewed busy season also brings the welcome opportunity to see industry friends you haven't worked with in a while or seen since the last bridal show you did. Sometimes those reunions can be bittersweet when you find out a colleague or banquet person you enjoyed working with passed away suddenly. I unfortunately experienced that recently. A friend of mine who helped ... [read more]
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DJ Tips In Under A Minute: Organizing Music For A Wedding

April 18, 2019 by DJ Jay
All right. Another quick tip, I use Serato ITCH and as you can see over here, I make crates for dates, meaning today's wedding is the bottom crate, it says 6-9-12 and this is the crate. Now, the other thing I do is I set it up so I put a color next to the songs that are important. These are all songs that I know I have to play for certain things later in the night, cake, garter, bouquet, things like that. So I find it easiest so I can find them in an instant within the crate. Just a quick 60 second or less tip from me, DJ Jay. So if you find that helpful, do it. Thank you.   ... [read more]
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DJ Tips In Under A Minute: Using Your Headphones As A Microphone

April 11, 2019 by DJ Jay
All right. These are headphones, this is your DJ tip in under 60 seconds. I have the headphones plugged in, but if you look, you'll see they're actually plugged into the microphone. So I'm going to go up here, I'm going to turn the microphone on, I'm going to turn the volume up, I'm going to take my headphones, check one, one, check, one, test, one, one. You can actually use your headphones as a microphone in an emergency. It will not sound as good, but you can use it as a microphone. So if you run into problems, your mike goes out, you don't have a mike, plug your headphones into your mike jack as long as it's quarter-inch or combo jack. So that's the tip of the day in under 60 seconds. Thank you for watching. ... [read more]
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Smart DJ Tips: Prepping for Prom Season

April 6, 2019 by Jason Rubio
Prom season is here and it's about to be very busy, everywhere. We provide Austin/San Antonio prom DJs, Austin/San Antonio photo booth rentals, lighting, games, and much more. Prom season is always very busy for us and for DJs and DJ companies everywhere. With that being said, it's time to prep for the upcoming rush of proms and events. Although you should prep all year long, to stay on top of your game. Whether you're a DJ only, or if you provide many other options for your clients, preparation is always the key to your success. We recently hired a new DJ and I contracted him to work his first prom with us. He had a few questions and it made me realize that it's probably a great topic to write about, since many DJs may be in his shoes, too. He asked several great questions, so I thought I'd write the ques... [read more]
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DJ Tips In Under A Minute: Power Cable With Light.

April 4, 2019 by DJ Jay
All right. DJ tips in under 60 seconds, AKA one minute. This is a yellow power cord. A lot of times I get events where I'm outside or I have to go over grass or sidewalks or something. And even inside if it's too far and it's going to get in the way of people, I love this cord, because black and yellow is caution and I use black Gaff tape. Now, the beauty of this cord is this, and I'll move into a little bit of the darkness so you'll see, when this cord gets power, this lights up. So if I'm outside and I plug into some weird power supply behind someplace through the bushes, through the trees, I know immediately if I have power. Then I can start stringing. So my initial cable I love having this, again, because it's yellow and because it's my power check. So get a yellow cable with power check. Thank you for wa... [read more]
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The Ultimate Guide to Selling Your Used DJ Equipment in 2019 (And Are Trade-Ins Ever Worth It?)

April 2, 2019 by alexpyatetsky
This article originally posted by The DJ Hookup here. A big part of being a financially intelligent DJ and getting the equipment you need is being able to sell your used DJ gear at a good price, quickly. The internet has evolved and there are more options than eBay & Craigslist. In this guide, we go deep on various channels available, what you need to know about each and how to offload your gear at the best price possible. In this Guide Setting Expectations – What’s Your Used DJ Equipment Worth? Value Hacking – Maximizing the Perceived Value of Your Gear Where to Sell Your Used DJ Equipment in 2019 Trading In Your Used DJ Equipment – Is It Ever Worth It? Final Thoughts: Closing the Sale SETTING EXPECTATIONS – WHAT’S YOUR USED DJ EQUIPMENT WORTH?   Mo... [read more]
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MBLV23 Recap

April 1, 2019 by Michael Cordeiro
Another amazing Mobile Beat Las Vegas conference has come and gone. It always takes me a week or so to decompress and really absorb everything I learned. The seminars were nothing short of informative, inspiring and down right emotional at times to the point where the whole ballroom was either laughing, cheering or crying. Mike Walters crushed it from the opening with his "Why People Dance" seminar. Big Daddy Sean McKee had everyone singing and dancing in the aisles (at 9 am), Br... [read more]
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DJ SEO Tip: Your Personal Brand Matters

April 1, 2019 by Matthew Campbell
Growing Your Personal Brand Is Needed For Higher Rankings Growing your DJ business brand is a no brainer for many owners.  Marketing your DJ business through pay-per-click advertising, podcasts, social media, wedding industry websites, radio commercials, wedding shows and more are common ways to generate leads and ultimately new business.  But what about your personal brand? Does Google really care about you as a person and others that represent your company? YES! Your Personal Brand Matters Be An Expert When Google crawls your website and all other websites on the Internet, it is judging the authority and trust of the content.... [read more]
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5 Things Your Smartphone Could Do In The Future

March 29, 2019 by Mobile Beat
Mobile technology is advancing at an astounding rate. The changes to the world of mobile communication in the last decade have been nothing short of astounding. Go back 10-15 years and we were astonished by colour screens and the gameSnake. Now, people’s lives revolve around the technologyin their pockets with over 95% of American teenagers and 85% of the total population of Europe possessing a smartphone. Today’s smartphones come complete with facial recognition, 3D cameras, and all the tools needed to DJ on the go but what next? Let’s take a look at some science fiction which could soon become fact. Mind Control Assistant feature... [read more]