DJ'ing For Dummies

DJ'ing For Dummies

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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 Smart! Find listings of all our books Choose from many different subject categories Browse out free articlesshow more

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  • Paperback | 408 pages
  • 186 x 232 x 24mm | 739.35g
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
  • John Wiley & Sons Ltd
  • Chichester, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0470032758
  • 9780470032756
  • 370,622

Table of contents

Introduction. PART I: STOCKING UP YOUR DJ TOOLBOX. Chapter 1. Catching DJ Fever. Chapter 2. Starting Off with the Bare Bones. Chapter 3. Retro Chic or PC Geek? Buying Records, CDs, and MP3s. Chapter 4. Shopping for Equipment. PART II: NAVIGATING THE MAZE: EQUIPMENT ESSENTIALS. Chapter 5. Getting Decked Out with Turntables. Chapter 6. Perfecting Your Decks: Slipmats and Needles. Chapter 7. Keeping Up with the Techno-Revolution. Chapter 8. Stirring It Up With Mixers. Chapter 9. Ear-Splitting Advice about Not Splitting Your Ears: Headphones. Chapter 10. Letting Your Neighbours Know That You're a DJ: Amplifiers. Chapter 11. Plugging In, Turning On: Set-up and Connections. PART III: THE MIX. Chapter 12. Grasping the Basics of Mixing. Chapter 13. Picking Up on the Beat: Song Structure. Chapter 14. Mixing Like the Pros. Chapter 15. Mixing with CDs. Chapter 16. Scratching Lyrical. PART IV: GETTING NOTICED AND PLAYING LIVE. Chapter 17. Building a Foolproof Set. Chapter 18. Making a Great Demo. Chapter 19. Getting Busy With It: Working as a DJ. Chapter 20. Facing the Music: Playing to a Live Crowd. PART V: THE PART OF TENS. Chapter 21. Ten Resources fro Expanding Your Skills and Fan Base. Chapter 22. Ten Answers to DJ Questions You're Too Afraid to Ask. Chapter 23. Ten DJing Mistakes to Avoid. Chapter 24. Ten Items to Take with You When DJing. Chapter 25. Ten Great Influences on Me. more

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