DJing For Dummies

DJing For Dummies

Paperback For Dummies

By (author) John Steventon

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  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 432 pages
  • Dimensions: 186mm x 235mm x 25mm | 740g
  • Publication date: 3 December 2014
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 1118937287
  • ISBN 13: 9781118937280
  • Edition: 3, Revised
  • Edition statement: 3rd Revised edition
  • Sales rank: 523,243

Product description

DJ like a pro-without skipping a beatThe 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 proIf you're new to the game or looking to step up your skills and graduate to club work, DJing For Dummies has you covered.

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Author information

John Steventon, AKA DJ Recess, has built a reputation as a successful club DJ. Via his website ( and the first two editions of DJing For Dummies, John has taught thousands of aspiring DJs the tricks of the trade. During the day John works as a film editor for the BBC.

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"Learn to: "Choose, set up and plug in your choice of DJ techDevelop and record your own DJing styleDiscover mixing techniques for all levelsDJ with turntables, CD decks and digital DJ softwareLearn to DJ like a pro--without skipping a beatThe 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 geekDon't miss a beat - discover expert tips on the many ways to use, choose, connect to and set up your equipment for professional DJ useMix 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 artistPut 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 gigOpen the book and find: How you can thrive as a DJ without expensive, cumbersome kitLoops, effects and live remixing techniquesGuidance on shopping for the best DJing equipmentThe best CD and turntable features for your unique needsThe different ways to control digital DJ softwareTop DJing mistakes to avoidTips on spreading your sound and skills across the world