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Why Minimizing Distractions is Good for Your DJ Business


By Gregg Hollmann, “Party Professional” Isn’t it ironic that in today’s technologically advanced world that we seem to have less free time than ever? Emails, texts and social media place a huge burden on our daily schedule. Moreover, distractions cause us to lose focus on important tasks. Research indicates that it takes 14 minutes to…

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Pioneer DDJ-WeGO3 Official Walkthrough

The DDJ-WeGO3 gives DJs the freedom to mix with millions of tracks from Spotify or iTunes using Algoriddim’s djay2 on their iPhone/iPod touch/iPad, or with music on their PC/Mac. Plus, the portable DDJ-WeGO3 charges the iPhone/iPod touch/iPad while it plays, giving DJs one less thing to worry about. The latest addition to the DDJ-WeGO series gains a durable, stylish aluminium top plate and is available in black or white. And it is lightweight and small enough to fit in a backpack, so DJs can give spontaneous performances wherever the party takes them.
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How to use a USB powered controller without a laptop

After every gig my laptop is the first thing to get taken down. If you are using a USB powered controller this means you can't use the microphone, or can you! I learned that if you plug the USB power cable into a charging brick, the controller receives enough power to get the microphone to work! For the quick last announcement it works great. For more videos from DJ Jay Brannan visit www.ProDJTV.com
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