Planning Your Set

Planning Your Set

Good Guides Paul Velocity – 10 tips on how to plan a DJ set Digital DJ – 5 Tips For Playing A Great Warm-Up Set  

Haze Machines

Haze Machines

Proper haze machines (machines which use a compressor or compressed gas) produce a particle size much smaller than a generic smoke machine.  This smaller particle size means that much less fluid is used and...

Mixing – General

Mixing – General

Songs are made up of beats, bars and phrases (and then verses) For dance music its generally all in 4's: A bar is usually 4 beats for dance music. A phrase is 4 bars,...

Mixing – Harmonic Mixing

Using The Camelot Easymix Wheel On the wheel musical keys can be seen as 'hours' on a clock. For example, 4 o'clock corresponds to 4B or 4A. The letter "B" represents Major keys.The letter "A" represents...

Customising Controls

Customising Controls

Using the four remix slot play buttons as Hotcue 5-8 'Preferences' > 'Tracktor Kontrol S4' > 'Sample Play Buttons' set to 'Hotcue 5-8' Re-assigning Control Functions Preferences > Controller Manager > Device = Traktor.Kontrol...

Valve amplifiers

Why do valve amps sound "better"? Distortion, its that simple.  In fact you can design valve amps and remove most of the distortion they tend to have and they then loose all of that...

American DJ Mega Tripar Profile

I use the American DJ Mega Tripar Profile as uplighters.  The main criteria for me we're small, lightweight, bright, in and out cabling on each side and a reasonably wide beam angle.  At the...

Traktor for party DJ’ing

I use Traktor Pro2 with a Kontrol S4 and Kontrol F1 for party DJ'ing and love it.  Its quite a leap from simpler systems with a fair bit to remember and think about as...

Becoming A Party DJ

Becoming A Party DJ

This is just a few musings on becoming a party DJ, not an attempt at any sort of definitive guide.  By party DJ I'm taking about mobile DJ's, mobile jocks, etc, where you bring...