DJing for Beginners
Mixing, Beatmatching and Scratching with Vinyl, CDs and Digital Tracks
This book can be downloaded and read in Apple Books on your Mac or iOS device.
Have you pictured yourself spinning the decks and mixing records? Do you want to create new sounds but are unsure where to start? DJing for Beginners tells you everything you need to know about choosing your equipment and the techniques needed to get you started.
If you’re undecided whether you want to work with vinyl, CDs or be a digital DJ, the book shows you the advantages and disadvantages of each. In addition, becoming a DJ involves a great deal of equipment and can be costly, but the book advises on where savings can be made, such as which pieces are best bought second hand and which pieces you won’t need until you’re more advanced.
From learning how to perform your first mix and your first scratch, how to build your profile and how to prepare for your first DJ set, to learning about different genres of music and mixing different styles, the book guides you through the essential steps to becoming a DJ. Each chapter also includes a special feature about a major DJ, from Grandmaster Flash in the 1980s to Paul Oakenfold in the 1990s to deadmau5, Calvin Harris and Nina Kraviz today.
With step-by-step photographs and instructions, DJing for Beginners is the ideal book for the first-time DJ.