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  1. Pursuing DJing as a Teen by Making a Business

    I feel like I am a lot of kids out there who want to become a DJ. I like to think of myself as a DJTechTools student because I have been following the blog since I was 13 years old. (I am almost 18 now.) With the tutorials and information on DJTT I was able to grow as a DJ.

    I started out with an i-Mix controller that was only mapped for Virtual DJ. No, that was not going to work. So I posted a message looking for help with a mapping for Traktor 2.1. A user from France graciously…

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    • How to get the best of any sound system in clubs or at festivals.

      At many gigs I got the chance to stand close next to lot of top djs. I noticed most of them (using traktor) have very thin waveforms so their song had to go through some processing. I would like to see an article explaining this.

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      • More performance techniques for a range of uses. Emphasis on using that many unused tools in traktor and comparable softwares.

        We often overlook some of the most impressive features of the performance softwares that use. How to better us the loop recorder and perform it in a live set. How to incorporate original music into a set. Using the clips section to play dj tools to live remix music.

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        • Legal rights, MP3, DRM, Law!

          Hey Guys! I think that many of you will find this interesting and useful!
          So, as I heard, every acc file you download from Beatport etc, is coded with DRM. As you download your songs to windows platform, and then copy this files to your gig laptop - mac, the DRM disappears due to some "technical" stuff. The same thing is while you backup your music library into external drive. NOW, The problem appears for example in Poland. The police is controlling some of the clubs in order to find the illegal downloaded music, and thats okej. But, sometimes while…

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          • 38 votes
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            • More business advice....

              More articles on how to grow your business/income, travel/gig advice, travel/storage products, etc....

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              • Show how to setup maschine - midifighter - X1 - S4 - Traktor 2 - ableton - ...

                And once we got the setup understood, show us what to do with all those goodies in a tutorials for dummies :)

                34 votes
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                • Mapping tutorials (first steps into Mapping)

                  It would be cool if you could teach us how to map midi controllers with different programs...
                  Traktor for example...
                  That will help to create new cool mappings!!!

                  29 votes
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                  • Share your followers music occasionally when its good! Bi-weekly collections of tracks that feature fan DJ's and their hardware/software

                    Post some songs sent to your DJTechtools soundcloud. It will increase readership, reward your dedicated fans and fellow DJs and maybe inspire new set-ups!

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                    • Highlight: DJ's giving back to the community

                      Hi Forum,

                      Darth Meow here from San Antonio, TX. A bunch of us Military DJs are putting together a show for Veteran's Day 2012, called The Front Lines, to generate donations and funds that will go to Soldier's Angels. It is a charity that puts together Vet Packs for homeless veterans at Stand Downs, Vets in hospitals that need some uplifting, or Vets who are away from home.

                      I'd like to see an article on DJTT about how DJs are using their following for the good of the community, or the nation. Many folks see us as negative influences at…

                      15 votes
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                      • New Ultra-Portable Laptop Stand - DJ use?

                        Hi guys, my name is James Olander, and I was clobbered today by a Denver-based DJ who said I have to show the DJ community the laptop stand I just launched on Kickstarter, and he gave me your website.

                        I originally designed "The Roost" to be ultra portable and sturdy, it weighs 5oz, is made of carbon fiber and an engineering grade plastic, Delrin (guitar picks are made of this). I designed it get the laptop screen as high as physically possible off your desk, did this for ergonomic reasons, whole story is in the KS video.

                        What makes this…

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                        • DJ's Top 10 whishlist or feature/bug request for Traktor Pro software?

                          Hi,
                          Off course Native Instruments has done a great job till so far in making cutting edge breakthrough software.

                          But at this moment I have the idea the they put a lot of investments and development time in making all kinds of gear and toys that is not benefitting the Pro-DJ's all the time. Too much time and investment go to these new gear if you ask me...

                          The downside is that their flagship software (and tool where DJ's spent most of their time with, that is Traktor Pro software) is not getting much attention anymore...

                          If you ask me…

                          9 votes
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                          • Using drum annotation in controllerism

                            I've been playing the drum for now 8 years and I start to DJ few month ago. I'm always using drum annotation to make rythm, my idea is to make a video with all the drum annotation that you can use to remix a song so that people who like cue juggling have access to more technic and rythm phrase.
                            (sorry for my english I'm french.)

                            7 votes
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                            • Extreme budget DVS you can actually use.

                              I recently got introduced to Mixxx dj software. It's free and can run off Serato, Traktor or Mixvibes timecode vinyl or CDs. I'm personally a Traktor person and decided to test out how low a budget I could go with the software as they have so greatly proclaimed. I bought two $1 sound cards (3D Sound Card), two blank CDs (less than 50c each) and burnt BOTH the traktor AND serato timecodes on it. I also bought budget four Y-Cables (1/4 inch to RCA) at $1 each. Total cost? $7. The logic behind the stuff I got? 2 identical sound…

                              6 votes
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                              • DJ Tech Riders! (DJ Bag vs Tech Rider)

                                I think it would be quite an interesting topic to know what you can put on your "DJ Rider" and what not. Which kind of technical equipment you can expect from the club to bring for you? If it is okay to request a CDJ 2000 why is for example some sort of Midi Controller like the Kontrol X1 not okay even though many DJs use one. Also is it okay to request a certain sound card (e.g. Rane SL3). I have heard some DJ do. How big in terms of fame, do you as a DJ have to be,…

                                6 votes
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                                • Low-cost DIY Controllerism solutions for low-income EDM producers

                                  We've been doing some research on low-cost DIY controllerism solutions for low-income EDM producers. Our latest innovation is a deep-house USB numpad called TRUUST. Check it out! 

                                  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wPBcHYMP43k

                                  4 votes
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                                  • a MiniDrive sample

                                    a MiniDrive sample-added space for a MacBook Air-contact jessetierney7@gmail.com for free sample to review

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                                    • Effect Combinations

                                      Hello guys,
                                      I really like the recent feature available on the site about controller mappings, easy, simple and efficient.

                                      I would like to know what you think about having a similar feature on the site about effect combinations.
                                      An easy way to browse user uploaded FX combo w/ little video (or audio) description and voting system.
                                      Personally i spend a lot of time trying to find "new" effects that don't sound like what we hear all the time and I would find this feature very useful.

                                      I know we have topics on the forum, but i think this could be…

                                      2 votes
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