Serato DJ Intro Vs Serato DJ: What Is The Difference ?

There are over 40 DJ controllers from almost 10 major brands in the market today, offering different versions of Serato as their bundled DJ software. Features included in these versions vary depending on the device and its price range. What products does Serato offer...

How To Build A Home DJ Setup For $500

I get many questions from our readers asking for advice about how to choose the best DJ equipment and build their first home DJ setup. I don’t blame them, there is so much to choose from in the market. Especially, beginner DJs don’t know what they need for...

Do You Really Need To Learn Manual Beatmatching ?

What scares you off manual beatmatching ? Do you think you’d fail at it ? Or, is the SYNC button just “convenient” for you ? Dear beginner DJ, let me tell you something. No one is born with talents, in fact, anything. A baby doesn’t know how to...

Pitch Slider Vs Pitch Bend

Today’s digital DJ controllers come with the “Sync” function which allows you to match the tempo on your decks and make a perfect mix as a DJ. Besides that, we get two more controls on our device in order to do the matching manually by hand and ear....

New DJ Equipment In 2015

The NAMM (National Association Of Music Merchants) Show is one of the world’s biggest exhibitions for DJ equipment manufacturers and it’s held in Anaheim, CA. This year’s edition (Jan 22-25, 2015) hosted quite a few surprises from the major brands in...

Can You DJ Without A Monitor Speaker ?

Monitoring both the main sound and the upcoming track are two key elements of making a transition for DJs. We do this to be able to hear where the beats come in so that we can match the tempo of both songs. In an earlier post, I explained why a DJ needs and uses a...

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