Traktor Pro 3 and the New S2 and S4 DJ controllers

Native Instruments have recently dropped the announcement of new DJ controllers and the long anticipated arrival of the Traktor Pro 3 DJ software. Whilst I have been sat on the sidelines of traktortips.com for some months now, struggling to prioritize any motivation for contributing to the site, I could not pass up an opportunity to comment on this latest foray back into the scene by Native Instruments. So hello, it’s great to see you again. Continue reading “Traktor Pro 3 and the New S2 and S4 DJ controllers”

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The Conversation Nobody in the DJ Industry Seems to be Having

screen-shot-2015-01-24-at-2-13-41-pmAs hundreds of electronic audio equipment manufacturers and music merchants meet from all over the world this weekend at the NAMM show 2015, many of us are getting excited about the newest of the new and waiting with baited breath to see what manufacturers will soon be shipping all over the world into the homes, studios and bedrooms of countless music lovers.

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Top 10 Traktor Tips Reads of 2014

In true DJ website style, I have decided to place the top ten visited articles of 2014 into one all encompassing article. This mini chart was compiled using google analytics and as such is not necessarily a fair representation, as articles posted earlier in the year have a better chance of getting more hits than those posted later. But at least it will give you an idea of what people have been looking at during 2014. Continue reading “Top 10 Traktor Tips Reads of 2014”

What makes a Successful DJ

Successful DJ
photo credit: seeveeaar

The world has gone crazy! I know it has because I see it whenever I look at the rectangular object in the corner (not that I own one).

That little box of illusions is tempting you with fame and fortune, all the while trying to sell you an image of someone you don’t even know you want to be.

Society has made us believe that those who appear on that screen are the only successful ones.  We are shown the red carpet, the shiny lights, the money, the fame, the girls (and guys) and it’s all presented as something you must have! Continue reading “What makes a Successful DJ”

Art of Asking – Making a Living from Music

In this video Amanda Palmer tells the story of how she travelled the rocky road of the music industry. She explains her history and offers up a great model of how we can interact with others in order to develop a life rich with experiences and connections.

I feel that she offers great advice for anyone wanting to make something of themselves in the music industry. Continue reading “Art of Asking – Making a Living from Music”