Tag: beginners

How to DJ a Silent Disco

How to DJ a Silent Disco

There are no speakers to match your headphones to at a silent disco. Your headphones are your only monitors when you’re djing a silent disco. So what do you do? You have to “mix into your headphones.” Set your mixer up right. Set your mixer […]

3 Hacks for Mixing Drum and Bass

3 Hacks for Mixing Drum and Bass

So, how do you mix drum and bass? Try these tips, as shared by Gracie. Drum and bass emerged from the UK in the early 1990s. Once a small underground music scene, drum and bass (or DNB / D&B) has now spread across the globe, is all over commercial radio […]

The DJ Dictionary – Definitions of the Music Industry

The DJ Dictionary – Definitions of the Music Industry

This is the DJ Dictionary, the A-Z of terms frequently used in the electronic music industry and all of their definitions. This post was written especially for a good friend who said they were in need of a resource like this. It’s also taken me […]

Beatmatching 101

Beatmatching 101

What is Beatmatching? Beatmatching is the synchronisation of the tempo of two or more tracks so that the beats of each track hit at exactly the same time. This ensures a smooth transition from one track to the next. How to Beatmatch. 1. Select two […]

Standard Equipment for a DJ Setup

Standard Equipment for a DJ Setup

There’s a whole lot of equipment you need to get started. Here’s your most common setup. 1. Mixer Using your mixer, you can control how you blend together or switch between the tunes that you’re playing. It allows you to preview the next song you wish to […]

Cables for DJing

Cables for DJing

This post explains five cables you’re bound to need for your DJ set up: where they’ve come from and what they’re used for. 3.5mm TRS Cable Where it gets its name from: It’s 3.5mm in diameter and has a (T)Tip, (R)Ring, and a (S)Sleeve. What it’s commonly […]