DJing For Dummies

DJing For Dummies

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by John Steventon
     
 

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Learn to:

  • Choose, set up and plug in your choice of DJ tech
  • Develop and record your own DJing style
  • Discover mixing techniques for all levels
  • DJ with turntables, CD decks and digital DJ software

Learn to DJ like a pro—without skipping a beat

The bestselling guide to spinning and scratching

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Overview

Learn to:

  • Choose, set up and plug in your choice of DJ tech
  • Develop and record your own DJing style
  • Discover mixing techniques for all levels
  • DJ with turntables, CD decks and digital DJ software

Learn to DJ like a pro—without skipping a beat

The bestselling guide to spinning and scratching is back—and better than before! If you're ready to take your DJing skills out of your home and into a public venue, this new edition of DJing For Dummies is your go-to guide for mastering the basics of mixing, creating your own DJing style and building a foolproof set to play to a live crowd.

  • Got two turntables and a microphone? – get to know the core pieces of equipment you'll need in order to be a DJ, the best ways to build your collection of tunes and advice on going retro-chic or digital geek
  • Don't miss a beat – discover expert tips on the many ways to use, choose, connect to and set up your equipment for professional DJ use
  • Mix it up – get the lowdown on the details of DJing, from creating transitions between tunes and starting them at the correct points to the complicated moves demanded by the scratch artist
  • Put some boom in your booth – find tons of helpful information on how to sell yourself as a DJ, create a great-sounding demo and soar as a scratching star or rise as a rock legend when you finally land that long-anticipated gig

Open the book and find:

  • How you can thrive as a DJ without expensive, cumbersome kit
  • Loops, effects and live remixing techniques
  • Guidance on shopping for the best DJing equipment
  • The best CD and turntable features for your unique needs
  • The different ways to control digital DJ software
  • Top DJing mistakes to avoid
  • Tips on spreading your sound and skills across the world

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781118937280
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
12/08/2014
Series:
For Dummies Series
Pages:
432
Sales rank:
871,412
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

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