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The Resource DJing for dummies, by John Steventon

DJing for dummies, by John Steventon

Label
DJing for dummies
Title
DJing for dummies
Statement of responsibility
by John Steventon
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Provides novices with the technical know-how to start and build a successful career as a DJ, featuring tips on the essential equipment, the basics of mixing and song structure, building a foolproof set, and creating a great demo
Member of
Action
committed to retain for EAST
Cataloging source
BTCTA
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
ML3795
LC item number
.S845 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
--For dummies.
Label
DJing for dummies, by John Steventon
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Previous ed.: 2006
  • Includes index
Contents
pt. I. Introduction -- 1. Stepping up to the decks -- Catching DJ fever -- 2. Starting up with the bare bones -- Considering input devices -- Turntables -- CD decks -- MP3s and PCs -- Mixers -- Headphones -- Amplifiers -- Figuring out the furniture -- Ergonomics and stability -- Store-bought stands -- Killing vibration with bricks and air -- Locating your DJ setup -- 3. Shopping for equipment -- Budgeting -- Brand new -- Second-hand -- Making sure that your kit works -- 4. Retro chic or PC geek? Buying records, CDs and MP3s -- Sizing up -- Researching and buying your tunes -- Weighing up classic and current -- Protecting your records and CDs -- Storing -- Cleaning -- Repairing vinyl -- Fixing warped records and CDs -- Repairing scratched/cracked CDs -- Backing up digital libraries -- pt. II. Stocking up your DJ toolbox -- 5. Keeping up with the tech-revolution : format choices -- CDs vs vinyl -- Analogue or digital -- Functionality -- Hybrid turntables -- Digital DJing -- 6. Getting decked out with turntables -- Pitch control design -- Identifying key turntable features -- customising your sound with advanced turntable features -- Setting up turntables -- Servicing your turntables -- 7. Perfecting your decks : slipmats and needles -- Friction -- Needles and cartridges -- Counterweight settings -- 8. Spinning with CDs -- Requirements of the DJ's CD deck -- adjusting the pitch -- Smoothing out vibrations -- Working with cue -- Special features -- 9. Bits and PCs : digital DJing -- Designing your digital DJ setup -- Controlling the digits -- Adding hardware controllers -- Software -- Taking control -- Alternatives -- DJing with iPods and USB drives -- Mixing on the move -- 10. Stirring it up with mixers -- Mixer controls -- Seamless mix DJ -- Scratch DJ -- Effects DJ -- Rock/party/wedding DJ -- Servicing your mixer -- 11. Ear-splitting advice about not splitting your ears : headphones -- Earplugs -- 12. Letting your neighbors know that you're a DJ : amplifiers -- Suitable amplification -- Working with monitors -- Noise pollution : keeping an ear on volume levels -- 13. Plugging in, turning on : set-up and connections -- Getting familiar with connectors -- Plugging in the mixer -- Troubleshooting set-up and connections -- pt. III. The mix -- 14. Grasping the basics of mixing -- Beatmatching -- Pitch control -- Introducing your headphones -- 15. Picking up on the beat : song structure -- 16. Mixing like the pros -- Placement -- Mixing breakdowns -- Controlling the sound of the mix -- Using mixing tricks and gimmicks -- Mixing different styles of music -- 17. Scratching lyrical -- Setting up equipment the right way -- Preparing for the big push -- Scratching on CD, MP3 and computer -- Mastering the technique -- Juggling the beats -- pt. IV. Getting noticed and playing live -- 18. Building a foolproof set -- Choosing tunes to mix together -- Developing a style -- 19. Creating a great demo -- Preparing to record the demo -- Looking after sound processing -- Performing the demo -- Making a demo CD on computer -- Sending off the mix -- 20. Getting busy with it : working as a DJ -- Marketing yourself -- Joining an agency -- Networking your way to success -- Marketing yourself on the Internet -- 21. Facing the music : playing live -- Investigating the venue -- Preparing to perform -- Knowing what to expect -- Playing your music -- pt. V. The part of tens -- Ten resources for expanding your skills and fan base -- Ten answers to DJ questions you're too afraid to ask -- Ten great influences on me -- Ten DJing mistakes to avoid -- Ten items to take with you when DJing
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
2nd ed.
Extent
xxii, 398 p.
Isbn
9780470663721
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)601089068
  • (OCoLC)ocn601089068
Label
DJing for dummies, by John Steventon
Publication
Note
  • Previous ed.: 2006
  • Includes index
Contents
pt. I. Introduction -- 1. Stepping up to the decks -- Catching DJ fever -- 2. Starting up with the bare bones -- Considering input devices -- Turntables -- CD decks -- MP3s and PCs -- Mixers -- Headphones -- Amplifiers -- Figuring out the furniture -- Ergonomics and stability -- Store-bought stands -- Killing vibration with bricks and air -- Locating your DJ setup -- 3. Shopping for equipment -- Budgeting -- Brand new -- Second-hand -- Making sure that your kit works -- 4. Retro chic or PC geek? Buying records, CDs and MP3s -- Sizing up -- Researching and buying your tunes -- Weighing up classic and current -- Protecting your records and CDs -- Storing -- Cleaning -- Repairing vinyl -- Fixing warped records and CDs -- Repairing scratched/cracked CDs -- Backing up digital libraries -- pt. II. Stocking up your DJ toolbox -- 5. Keeping up with the tech-revolution : format choices -- CDs vs vinyl -- Analogue or digital -- Functionality -- Hybrid turntables -- Digital DJing -- 6. Getting decked out with turntables -- Pitch control design -- Identifying key turntable features -- customising your sound with advanced turntable features -- Setting up turntables -- Servicing your turntables -- 7. Perfecting your decks : slipmats and needles -- Friction -- Needles and cartridges -- Counterweight settings -- 8. Spinning with CDs -- Requirements of the DJ's CD deck -- adjusting the pitch -- Smoothing out vibrations -- Working with cue -- Special features -- 9. Bits and PCs : digital DJing -- Designing your digital DJ setup -- Controlling the digits -- Adding hardware controllers -- Software -- Taking control -- Alternatives -- DJing with iPods and USB drives -- Mixing on the move -- 10. Stirring it up with mixers -- Mixer controls -- Seamless mix DJ -- Scratch DJ -- Effects DJ -- Rock/party/wedding DJ -- Servicing your mixer -- 11. Ear-splitting advice about not splitting your ears : headphones -- Earplugs -- 12. Letting your neighbors know that you're a DJ : amplifiers -- Suitable amplification -- Working with monitors -- Noise pollution : keeping an ear on volume levels -- 13. Plugging in, turning on : set-up and connections -- Getting familiar with connectors -- Plugging in the mixer -- Troubleshooting set-up and connections -- pt. III. The mix -- 14. Grasping the basics of mixing -- Beatmatching -- Pitch control -- Introducing your headphones -- 15. Picking up on the beat : song structure -- 16. Mixing like the pros -- Placement -- Mixing breakdowns -- Controlling the sound of the mix -- Using mixing tricks and gimmicks -- Mixing different styles of music -- 17. Scratching lyrical -- Setting up equipment the right way -- Preparing for the big push -- Scratching on CD, MP3 and computer -- Mastering the technique -- Juggling the beats -- pt. IV. Getting noticed and playing live -- 18. Building a foolproof set -- Choosing tunes to mix together -- Developing a style -- 19. Creating a great demo -- Preparing to record the demo -- Looking after sound processing -- Performing the demo -- Making a demo CD on computer -- Sending off the mix -- 20. Getting busy with it : working as a DJ -- Marketing yourself -- Joining an agency -- Networking your way to success -- Marketing yourself on the Internet -- 21. Facing the music : playing live -- Investigating the venue -- Preparing to perform -- Knowing what to expect -- Playing your music -- pt. V. The part of tens -- Ten resources for expanding your skills and fan base -- Ten answers to DJ questions you're too afraid to ask -- Ten great influences on me -- Ten DJing mistakes to avoid -- Ten items to take with you when DJing
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
2nd ed.
Extent
xxii, 398 p.
Isbn
9780470663721
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)601089068
  • (OCoLC)ocn601089068

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