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UniqueSquared

UniqueSquared
August 19, 2014

Six Tips For Complete Beginner Digital DJs

MIDI controllers and digital DJing instruments were designed to make mixing music simpler for the beginner.  In theory, adding gear to your setup does not make the job of mixing music any easier – however, it does lessen the amount of gear and setup time that traditional DJs used to rely on.  Putting everything in just one spot means that there are no issues with one piece of gear communicating with another.  It also means that there is less to move around and less to carry.  The beginner DJ with this setup should focus on the basics of DJing above all else here.

This means that they should consider things that turntablists have worried about for some time.  The basics, such as understanding attention and misdirection using volume are still essential.  Since digital files are burned at different rates, it is also important to understand that quality tracks make a …

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UniqueSquared

UniqueSquared
January 8, 2014

Top 10 Digital DJ Tips Articles In 2013

As we look back on all of the all of the advice given to DJs who are trying to make it in this industry – we can look at the simple advice first because it matters the most.  It starts with the gear and knowing what to get.  Either you bite the bullet and go for tried and true gear that we see all the time, or you can take the fork in the road and go for a route that is less common.  Perhaps you want to mix production skills with DJ skills in a live set.  Ok, go ahead.

Besides the gear, there is some learning that needs to be done – like how to properly brand yourself as a DJ and build your image at the same time.  These are little tasks in comparison to the real work at hand.  You need to start gigging and building …

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UniqueSquared

UniqueSquared
January 8, 2014

9 Things Every New Digital DJ Needs To Do Today

I think that every DJ eventually gets to a point where they already have everything they need, and anything extra is just unnecessary.  The trouble is actually knowing when you have reached this point.  Some may never be satisfied with the gear that they own and will spend more time buying and selling new things than they do actually using what they’ve got.  For those who are satisfied with what they have – the only thing left to do is to make everything work better, including yourself.  The gear itself need little help, but there are ways that it can be arranged that make it easier for you to work.

The height and setting of each piece of gear you own matters.  If your turntables are in an awkward position, it makes them harder to be used like regular DJ does.  If you have controllers placed in the middle of …

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UniqueSquared

UniqueSquared
November 11, 2013

7 Pro Tips For Getting Your Music Heard

Content aside, there is a lot that a music maker or artist can do to get themselves noticed.  Let’s assume that they are pretty average compared to what is out there.  They can still boost their exposure by using all of the social media outlets that are available to them.  They can also take the time to make themselves unique from the other like-minded artists who share the same category and star power.  It is sort of sad, but even the worst artist can receive a pretty good boost from the right set of publicity skills.

If you do not have any means to highlight yourself from the rest of your competition, focus on what you can do.  Focus on actually being a competent musician who has something to offer the industry.  Releasing all of your best music at one time is not the greatest strategy, instead try to pace …

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UniqueSquared

UniqueSquared
November 5, 2013

3 Simple Steps To Becoming A Better DJ

Conventional wisdom would say that the more that is out there, the easier it may be to learn about a subject.  Think of your favorite hobby.  In this case, it might be DJing.  Now, remember back in the days when there was no real way for DJs to communicate with each other except for actually meeting up?  If you were lucky, a DJ took enough time to make a DJ video; giving you the chance to learn through someone else.  The problem of not being able to communicate with other DJs is no longer a problem.  You can ask basically any question about technique online, and find a video that fully describes how to do it.

Our problem today is quite different.  See, when there were fewer ways to communicate, only the most experience guys out there would take the time to make a VHS on how to do it.  …