DJing For Dummies

DJing For Dummies Author John Steventon
ISBN-10 9781118937266
Release 2014-10-08
Pages 432
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DJ like a pro—without skipping a beat The bestselling guide to spinning and scratching is back! If you've ever spent hours in your bedroom with two turntables and an earful of tracks that sound off-beat or out of key, DJing For Dummies is the go-to guide for taking your skills to the next level. Inside, John Steventon, a successful club DJ, walks you through the basics of mixing, the techniques and tricks you need to create your own DJ style and how to make DJing work for you. Covering both digital and old-school vinyl-based instruction, this guide covers all the latest DJ technology, equipment and software so you can get mixing and stay one step ahead of the crowd. Brimming with expert advice and easy-to-follow explanations, the information in DJing For Dummies gives you everything you need to build a foolproof set and play to a live crowd. Nail down the basics and build on existing skills Sort through the latest equipment and technology Have a go at crossfading, beatmatching and scratching Mix tracks seamlessly to sound like a pro If you're new to the game or looking to step up your skills and graduate to club work, DJing For Dummies has you covered.



DJing For Dummies

DJing For Dummies Author John Steventon
ISBN-10 9780470664056
Release 2010-07-13
Pages 424
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How to start and build a successful career as a DJ-from at-home mixing to making demos to playing to a live crowd Whether it's a digital or vinyl track of "Proud Mary," a DJ sets the mood, amps up the excitement, and gets a crowd of revelers rockin'. Often an outsized personality, blessed with a gorgeous voice and an encyclopedic knowledge of music, a DJ is this era's new pop star. For those interested in how to begin a career as a DJ, DJing For Dummies offers newcomers all the technical know-how needed as well as advice on how to create your own DJing style and how to make DJing work for you. With tips on equipment essentials, such as turntables, slipmats and needles, headphones, and amplifiers, as well as buying records, CDs, and MP3s, this practical guide takes you through the basics of mixing, song structure, building a foolproof set, creating a great demo, and what to do when you finally face a live audience. Includes ten resources for expanding your skills and fan base With invaluable advice on ten DJing mistakes to avoid as well as answers to DJ questions you're too afraid to ask Includes updated info on the latest software and techniques, expanded content on digital DJing, and DJing over the Internet With tips on the ten items to take with you when you get a gig, as well as how to DJ at a wedding, DJing For Dummies will help turn your fantasy into an exciting and fun, money-making career.



DJing for Dummies

DJing for Dummies Author John Steventon
ISBN-10 047003422X
Release 2007-01-30
Pages 408
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From novice to nightclub -- without the nightmares. Whether you're a bedroom DJ looking to improve, or an accomplished amateur making the transition to playing live, DJing For Dummies has the accessible information you need. From what to buy (and what not to buy), mastering the beat, and reading a crowd, to all the tricks, techniques, and flourishes of a pro DJ, you'll be turning noise into notoriety in no time. Discover how to: * Buy the essential equipment * Set up your kit * beatmatch seamlessly * scratch with vinyl and CD * make a great demo * Market yourself as a DJ * Explanations in plain English ' * Get in get out' information * Icons and other navigational aids * Tear-out cheat sheet * Top ten lists * A dash of humour and fun Get [email protected] * Find listings of all our books * Choose from many different subject categories * Browse out free articles



How to DJ Right

How to DJ Right Author Frank Broughton
ISBN-10 0802199747
Release 2007-12-01
Pages 288
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DJs have gone from being underpaid live jukeboxes to becoming premier entertainers, producers, businessmen, and musicians capable of commanding admiration from thousands and earning serious money. Bill Brewster and Frank Broughton's Last Night a DJ Saved My Life was the definitive history of the DJ. Now they gather their mastery of the artistic and technical aspects of being a DJ into a clear, accessible, and entertaining guide. How to DJ is the perfect guide -- from the most basic keys to establishing a music collection and a distinctive sound, to elementary record-spinning, to the complex skills of scratching, hot-mixing, and beat-juggling, as well as the inimitable art of creating an evening of sound that is perfectly timed, balanced, and unforgettable. Diagrams throughout illustrate phrases, beat timing, and song structure with no reliance on music theory, and resource lists recommend everything from which songs are best (and most fun) to learn with, to good sources for building a library of disks, CDs, and MP3s. For those who want to turn pro, the authors give sage advice on the vagaries of the club and music business. Short quotes, anecdotes, and photos of famous DJs such as Grandmaster Flash and Derrick Carter are featured.



Digital Dj

Digital Dj Author Ben James
ISBN-10 0757994539
Release 2003-03-01
Pages 48
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Just as the DJ revolution has taken the music industry by storm, the digital revolution has propelled the art of the DJ into new, uncharted territories. This book provides aspiring DJs with all the resources they need to understand and perfect the skills, techniques, and tools used by the most popular digital DJs. As these skills are explained, DJs will be able to practice and hone them with the included CDs designed specifically to aid in learning these new techniques and tools quickly and easily. Covers everything an aspiring digital DJ needs to know including gear, digital DJ basics, music theory, beat-match mixing, scratch basics, DJ advances, and advanced scratches.



DJ Skills

DJ Skills Author Stephen Webber
ISBN-10 9781136123092
Release 2012-08-21
Pages 288
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DJ Skills: The Essential Guide to Mixing & Scratching is the most comprehensive, up to date approach to DJing ever produced. With insights from top club, mobile, and scratch DJs, the book includes many teaching strategies developed in the Berklee College of Music prototype DJ lab. From scratching and mixing skills to the latest trends in DVD and video mixing this book gives you access to all the tools, tips and techniques you need. Topics like hand position are taught in a completely new way, and close-up photos of famous DJ's hands are featured. As well as the step-by-step photos the book includes an audio CD to demonstrate techniques. This book is perfect for intermediate and advanced DJs looking to improve their skills in both the analogue and digital domain.



How to DJ properly

How to DJ  properly Author Frank Broughton
ISBN-10 9780593058114
Release 2006
Pages 295
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Everyone wants to be a DJ. Playing records and MP3s isn't rocket science, but there's a universe of difference between doing it and doing it well. DJing is like modelling: most people could have a stab at it, some can earn money doing it, but only a very few can become supermodels. This book both forms the perfect introduction for the novice who wants a pair of Technics turntables for Christmas and contains enough spot-on advice and advanced instruction to be valuable to more experienced DJs. Written in an opinionated and entertaining no-bullshit style, with a healthy dose of realism, it shatters some illusions about the dance industry and offers in return some powerfully inspiring visions as it explains the true rewards of the DJ's craft. Includes everything you will ever need to know, from illustrated tutorials on mixing techniques and styles, digital mixing, tips on buying the right equipment and records, advice from superstar DJs aplenty, plus how to make your own tracks and how to throw the best party. Now all you need is to get out of your bedroom and do it . . .



Rock the Dancefloor The Proven Five Step Formula for Total Djing Success

Rock the Dancefloor  The Proven Five Step Formula for Total Djing Success Author Phil Morse
ISBN-10 1781331987
Release 2016-08-10
Pages 294
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If you want to know how it feels to be the DJ, to share the music you love with other people, to receive the adulation of packed dancefloors night after night, this book will show you exactly what to do to get there. Whether you're brand-new to this, a DJ who wants to finally break out of the bedroom, or you just want to improve your game, the five-step formula in Rock The Dancefloor! will help you to become a truly great DJ. This clear and practical guide will enable you to: Understand modern DJ gear, in order to avoid expensive mistakes Assemble the best music collection, so you can fill any dancefloor Quickly master all the techniques, so your DJ mixes sound amazing Perform like a pro at any type of gig: parties, bars, night clubs... Promote yourself effectively, for more and better paid bookings



Composing Digital Music For Dummies

Composing Digital Music For Dummies Author Russell Dean Vines
ISBN-10 9781118068359
Release 2011-05-04
Pages 384
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Yes, you can turn those great melodies and smokin’ grooves in your head into stunning digital music! And you don’t have to be a musical genius or a computer geek to do it! Composing Digital Music For Dummies shows you everything you need to know to compose great tunes using the hottest digital tools. This friendly, plain-English guide explains all of the digital music basics, including how to work with the latest hardware and software, use templates from the companion CD-ROM to make a quick start, build your first tune, and save it in different formats. You’ll also find out how to add instruments to your score, set tempos and keys, create chord symbols and show fretboards, add lyrics to your tune, and much more. Discover how to: Write and arrange digital music Determine what — if any — equipment you need Create your own ringtones and mp3s Compose with a MIDI controller, or a mouse Work with notation software Use keyboard shortcuts Publish your creations on the Internet Build your own tune from scratch Extract parts from your score for each instrument The companion CD-Rom also includes a demo of Sebelius 5, the most popular music notation software, as well as audio files for all music examples in the book. With this step-by-step guide and your computer, you’ll have everything you need to start writing, arranging, and publishing your own digital music — immediately! Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.



Everything You Need to Know about Dj ing and Success

Everything You Need to Know about Dj ing and Success Author Danny Rampling
ISBN-10 1845135822
Release 2010
Pages 304
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Do you aspire to be a great DJ? Would you like to be successful in any walk of life? Now, drawing on his 20 years of experience as a leading international DJ, Danny Rampling shares the secrets that have made him one of the most revered names in his industry, secrets that will help you become more successful in your music, your business and your life. Bursting with step-by-step guides, easy to follow diagrams and personal anecdotes, this jargon-free, essential book explains: how to choose and set up your equipment basic to advanced DJ'ing skills, including beatmatching, FX, EQ and scratching the essentials of setting up and promoting gigs producing mixes and cutting records mobile and radio DJ'ing the financial, legal and commercial need-to-knows that will transform you musical talent into business success Finally, Danny outlines his profound belief in the power of positive thinking, delving behind the mystery of success to reveal the life lessons that will enable you to turn your dream into a reality. Also included is a far-reaching bonus resources section featuirng info on DJ courses, music tool sites, record stores, agencies, sample contracts and much more. And as if that weren't enough, we've put together a free CD of illuminating interviews with leading industry figures like Pete Tong and Joey Negro. Owners of the book will also get full access to Danny's exclusive minisite www.dannyramplingbookbonuses.com, including access to live web seminars, updates, competitions and more.



Social Media Marketing For Dummies

Social Media Marketing For Dummies Author Shiv Singh
ISBN-10 9781118985359
Release 2014-11-21
Pages 432
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The fast and easy way to get the most of out social media marketing Sharing the wisdom of social media voices Shiv Singh and Stephanie Diamond on the latest approaches to social media marketing, Social Media Marketing For Dummies presents the essence of planning, launching, managing, and assessing a social media marketing campaign. In an easy-to-read style that is perfect for time-pressed marketers, this essential guide covers all the newest and time-tested trends in social media, including reaching your audience via mainstream platforms; getting social with existing web properties like a company site, blog, mobile tools, and advertising; making the most of Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, and others; launching a campaign and developing a voice; reaching your audience on key and niche platforms, and embracing influencers; and much more. Social media marketing is a highly-effective way to make a big bang without spending big bucks—and it's an easy, way to enlarge your audience, reach your customers, and build your business. With the indispensable tools in this new edition of Social Media Marketing For Dummies, you'll find everything you need to make the most of low-cost, timely online marketing strategies that resonate with consumers and make your brand and business viable in a saturated market. Gives you an overview of your social media marketing choices Covers giving social license to employees and metrics Provides the latest trends in social media marketing Includes tips on creating a social media marketing campaign, avoiding common mistakes, and key resources If you're a busy marketer, small business owner, or entrepreneur looking to reach new markets with social media marketing initiatives, this hands-on, friendly guide has you covered.



Last Night a DJ Saved My Life

Last Night a DJ Saved My Life Author Bill Brewster
ISBN-10 9780802194367
Release 2014-05-13
Pages 448
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Last Night a DJ Saved My Life was the first comprehensive history of the disc jockey, a figure who has become a powerful force shaping the music industry—and since its original publication, the book has become a cult classic. Now, with five new chapters and over a hundred pages of additional material, this updated and revised edition of Last Night a DJ Saved My Life reasserts itself as the definitive account of DJ culture, from the first record played over airwaves to house, hip hop, techno, and beyond. From the early development of recorded and transmitted sound, DJs have been shaping the way we listen to music and the record industry. Bill Brewster and Frank Broughton have tracked down the inside story on some of music’s most memorable moments. Focusing on the club DJ, the book gets first-hand accounts of the births of disco, hip hop, house, and techno. Visiting legendary clubs like the Peppermint Lounge, Cheetah, the Loft, Sound Factory, and Ministry of Sound, and with interviews with legendary DJs, Last Night a DJ Saved My Life is a lively and entertaining account of musical history and some of the most legendary parties of the century.



Beyond Beatmatching

Beyond Beatmatching Author Yakov Vorobyev
ISBN-10 0615639860
Release 2012-05-01
Pages 222
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The team behind Mixed In Key software explores the art of professional DJing to answer one simple question: What can you do to become a better DJ? Beyond Beatmatching will show you how to: Use harmonic mixing in your DJ sets Mix with energy levels in mind Dig for the most unique tracks and define your sound Build a perfect DJ laptop Mix a flawless DJ set Create your own mashups Get gigs at nightclubs and festivals Build your brand with a logo design, publicity shots and press kit Use Facebook and social media to expand your audience The book also features in-depth interviews with key DJs, innovators and executives, including Markus Schulz, DJ Sasha, A-list manager Ash Pournouri, talent booker Biz Martinez, marketing guru Karl Detken, and many more. Written in a user-friendly, straightforward tone and rife with valuable insights about the history (and future) of modern DJing, Beyond Beatmatching covers ground that no guide to DJing has attempted to date. Get this book today and discover a wealth of advanced techniques already known to the world's best DJs.



Vampire

Vampire Author Justin Achilli
ISBN-10 0470105941
Release 2006-09-30
Pages 384
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Includes tips on characters and storylines for storytellers Develop your character, understand the World of Darkness, and play today! Vampire lore has intrigued ordinary mortals for centuries. Sink your teeth into this book and find out how to slip into their mysterious, mystical world! Create the vampire of your dreams (or nightmares), choose attributes, skills, and advantages, understand the characteristics of each clan, enter the World of Darkness -- and throw away the garlic. Discover how to * Calculate your character's advantages and Blood Potency * Set the mood for the game * Select a clan and a covenant for your character * Explore sources of inspiration * Master the art of storytelling



The Record Players

The Record Players Author Bill Brewster
ISBN-10 9780802195357
Release 2011-04-12
Pages 480
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Acclaimed authors and music historians Bill Brewster and Frank Broughton have spent years traveling across the world to interview the revolutionary and outrageous DJs who shaped the last half-century of pop music. The Record Players is the fun and revealing result—a collection of firsthand accounts from the obsessives, the playboys, and the eccentrics that dominated the music scene and contributed to the evolution of DJ culture. It started when, instead of a live band, someone turned on the record player, and suddenly partygoers had more than one style of music to dance to. In the sixties, radio tastemakers brought their sound to the masses, sock hop by sock hop, while early trendsetters birthed the role of the club DJ at temples of hip like the Peppermint Lounge. By the seventies, DJs were dictating musical taste and changing the course of popular music; and in the eighties, young innovators wore out their cross-faders developing techniques that carried them over the line between record player and musician. With discographies, favorite songs, and amazing photos of all the DJs as young firebrands, The Record Players offers an unparalleled music education: from records to synthesizers, from disco to techno, and from small groups of influential music lovers to arenas packed with thousands of dancing fans. A history told by the visionaries who experienced the movement, The Record Players allows a rare glimpse into the sound, culture, and craft that developed into a worldwide industry.



Keyboard For Dummies

Keyboard For Dummies Author Jerry Kovarsky
ISBN-10 9781118705667
Release 2013-10-31
Pages 336
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The easy way to get keyed up on the keyboard Where Piano For Dummies helps budding musicians to master the black-and-white musical keyboard, Keyboard For Dummies helps them understand the possibilities that unfold when those black-and-whites are connected to state-of-the-art music technology. Keyboard For Dummies explains the ins-and-outs of modern keyboards and helps you get the most out of their capabilities. Key content coverage includes: an overview of the types of keyboards available today and how they differ from acoustic pianos; expert advice on choosing the right keyboard for your wants/needs and how to shop and compare the various models; a close look at the types of sounds an electronic keyboard offers and how to achieve them; step-by-step instruction on how to use keyboards anywhere using external speakers, amps, home stereos, computers, and tablets; guidance on how to use keyboard software and applications to get the most out of keyboard technology; and much more. A multimedia component for this title will be hosted at Dummies.com and includes companion audio tracks that demonstrate techniques and sounds found in the book Step-by-step instructions make learning keyboard easy and fun Introduces you to the musical possibilities of the keyboard If you're new to the keyboard or looking to take your skills to the next level, Keyboard For Dummies is a thorough guide to the ins and outs of this popular instrument.



Sewing For Dummies

Sewing For Dummies Author Jan Saunders Maresh
ISBN-10 9781118054222
Release 2011-03-21
Pages 408
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Do you love to sew—or want to learn how? Then this book will have you in stitches in no time. There’s nothing like the feeling of completing a project using beautiful fabrics and great timesaving tools and then sharing it with your family and friends. Plus, learning to sew will save you money too! Before long, you’ll be stitching your own hems, repairing split seams, sewing on buttons, and much, much more. Sewing For Dummies is a book for both absolute beginners and experienced sewers. If you’re a stone-cold beginner, you’ll find everything you need to know to sew beginning-level projects—and the book doesn’t assume that you’ve ever even picked up a needle and thread before. If you’ve had some experience with sewing, you’ll find tips and tricks that it took author Janice Saunders Maresh, a nationally known sewing and serging instructor, years to pick up! You’ll discover how to: Master hand and machine stitches Read a sewing pattern Hem a variety of fabrics Negotiate sleeves and pockets Install zippers, buttons, and other fasteners Shape garments with tucks and pleats Adjust projects for better fit and function This updated edition features a fresh 8-page color insert of all the new home decorating projects, including new patterns and instructions for a traditional living room with slipcovered couches and throws; a French country dining room with drapes and slipcovered chairs; and a bedroom with shams, duvets, dustruffles, and window treatments, as well as: a bathroom with a shower curtain and towels hip and funky tote bags the perfect little black dress Complete with lists of quick fix-it tools, sewing fundamentals, and sewing resources, Sewing For Dummies, 2nd Edition, is the fun and easy way® to get the basics and stitch up a storm in no time!