DJing For Dummies

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How to start and build a successful career as a DJ–at–home to making demos to playing to a live crowd

If you've ever spent hours in your bedroom with two turntables and an earful of tracks that sound out-of-key and off-beat, DJing For Dummies, 3rd Edition is your ideal guide. Everything is covered from the basics of mixing, creating your own DJing style to playing your set in front of a live crowd. This ...

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DJing For Dummies

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Overview

How to start and build a successful career as a DJ–at–home to making demos to playing to a live crowd

If you've ever spent hours in your bedroom with two turntables and an earful of tracks that sound out-of-key and off-beat, DJing For Dummies, 3rd Edition is your ideal guide. Everything is covered from the basics of mixing, creating your own DJing style to playing your set in front of a live crowd. This revised edition is bursting with expert advice on the latest digital know-how, equipment essentials and the best editing software.

Learn to:

  • Nail down the basics and build on existing skills
  • Sort through the latest equipment and technology
  • Crossfade, beatmatch and scratch like a pro
  • Build a foolproof set
  • Play to a live crowd

So get reading, start mixing and stay one step ahead of the crowd.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118937280
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 10/27/2014
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 424

Meet the Author

John Steventon is a successful club DJ who also runs the DJing website Recess.co.uk. This site has grown over the years both in size and reputation to become one of the foremost online resources for learning how to DJ.

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Table of Contents

Introduction.

Part I: Stepping Up to the Decks.

Chapter 1: Catching DJ Fever.

Chapter 2: Starting Up with the Bare Bones.

Chapter 3: Shopping for Equipment.

Chapter 4: Retro Chic or PC Geek? Buying Records, CDs and MP3s.

Part II: Stocking Up Your DJ Toolbox.

Chapter 5: Keeping Up with the Tech-Revolution: Format Choices.

Chapter 6: Getting Decked Out with Turntables.

Chapter 7: Perfecting Your Decks: Slipmats and Needles.

Chapter 8: Spinning with CDs.

Chapter 9: Bits and PCs: Digital DJing.

Chapter 10: Stirring It Up with Mixers.

Chapter 11: Ear-Splitting Advice about Not Splitting Your Ears: Headphones.

Chapter 12: Letting Your Neighbours Know That You're a DJ: Amplifiers.

Chapter 13: Plugging In, Turning On: Set-up and Connections.

Part III: The Mix.

Chapter 14: Grasping the Basics of Mixing.

Chapter 15: Picking Up on the Beat: Song Structure.

Chapter 16: Mixing Like the Pros.

Chapter 17: Scratching Lyrical.

Part IV: Getting Noticed and Playing Live.

Chapter 18: Building a Foolproof Set.

Chapter 19: Creating a Great Demo.

Chapter 20: Getting Busy With It: Working as a DJ.

Chapter 21: Facing the Music: Playing Live.

Part V: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 22: Ten Resources for Expanding Your Skills and Fan Base.

Chapter 23: Ten Answers to DJ Questions You're Too Afraid to Ask.

Chapter 24: Ten Great Influences on Me.

Chapter 25: Ten DJing Mistakes to Avoid.

Chapter 26: Ten Items to Take with You When DJing.

Index.

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