Backing up your Studio/DJ Computer

other backup hd 1One of the most important parts of studio maintenance is backing up your studio computer. It's a simple and often overlooked step that can save you the pain and frustration of losing countless hours of valuable work and time. The time and money investment is minimal to establish a regular backup plan.

 

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DJ 101 - MIDI Mapping In Serato DJ

midi-mappingThis tutorial walks through how to map a MIDI controller in Serato DJ.  This guide teaches how to map personal preferences, save them, and then load the saved settings into the Serato DJ software.

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DJ 101 - Analyzing Audio Files in Serato

other dj101 analyze main seratoThe various Serato DJ software programs offer a variety of features to help enhance your DJ performance.  One feature offered is the ability to analyze audio files prior to using them.  Analyzing an audio file prepares the waveform overviews, detects file corruption, calculates BPM values and creates Beatgrids.  This articles walks through why and how to analyze audio files in Serato.

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DJ 101: Setting Up iTunes

itunes logoWith so much music available to us DJ's, organizing our collections can be quite a headache. One of the most popular programs for this purpose is Apple's iTunes.  iTunes works both on Mac & PC platforms and provides us with a number of ways to save and organize our music. In this guide, we will cover some of the most common settings most of us DJ's find useful.

 

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DJ 101 - Making Crates in Serato

Screen Shot 2013-04-22 at 6.14.31 PMAll DJs know how important it is to keep their music libraries organized.  Serato makes it easy by including a feature called Crates.  Many Numark controllers such as the NS7, NS6, Mixtrack Pro I and II and the Mixdeck series, work with the Serato.  This guide walks through how to build crates and orgnize your music in the various Serato programs.

 

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DJ 101 - Hot Cue Basics

dj101 hotcues ns7 hot cueHot Cues are important for nearly every style of DJ.  This guide walks through the basics how to utilize the Hot Cues, why they are important, and how they will benefit you.

  

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Ableton Live - Using Multiple Interfaces

altAre you trying to record multiple instruments simultaneously but do not have enough inputs on your audio interface? Well, if you or a friend has a second audio interface laying around you can combine the interfaces and double the amount of inputs and outputs. The instructions below will show you how to achieve this in Ableton on a Windows and Mac. 

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