Djing for Dummies

John Steventon

ISBN: 9788126514786

408 pages

Exclusively distributed by UBS Publishers Distributors

 

Description

If you’ve ever heard Grandmaster Flash, or spent hours in your bedroom with two turntables and a microphone and thought you could give it a stab, DJ’ing For Dummies is the ideal guide. Walking you through the basics of mixing, through to the many techniques and tricks you need to learn to create your own personal dj’ing style, to how to make dj’ing work for you, everything is covered in this handy guide.

 

Introduction

Part I: Stocking Up Your DJ Toolbox

· Catching DJ Fever

· Starting Off with the Bare Bones

· Retro Chic or PC Geek? Buying Records, CDs, and MP3s

· Shopping for Equipment

Part II: Navigating The Maze: Equipment Essentials

· Getting Decked Out with Turntables

· Perfecting Your Decks: Slipmats and Needles

· Keeping Up with the Techno-Revolution

· Stirring It Up With Mixers

· Ear-Splitting Advice about Not Splitting Your Ears: Headphones

· Letting Your Neighbours Know That You're a DJ: Amplifiers

· Plugging In, Turning On: Set-up and Connections

Part III: The Mix

· Grasping the Basics of Mixing

· Picking Up on the Beat: Song Structure

· Mixing Like the Pros

· Mixing with CDs

· Scratching Lyrical

Part IV: Getting Noticed and Playing Live

· Building a Foolproof Set

· Making a Great Demo

· Getting Busy With It: Working as a DJ

· Facing the Music: Playing to a Live Crowd

Part V: The Part of Tens

· Ten Resources fro Expanding Your Skills and Fan Base

· Ten Answers to DJ Questions You're Too Afraid to Ask

· Ten DJing Mistakes to Avoid

· Ten Items to Take with You When DJing

· Ten Great Influences on Me

Index