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PC Publishing The DJ Handbook

PC Publishing The DJ Handbook

112 pp * 244 x 172 mm

ISBN 1870775 72 4

Key features
* For mobile and club DJs
* Audio basics - get the best possible sound
* Learn the art of DJ mixing
* Get to grips with DJ contracts
* Practical troubleshooting
* Jargon buster

Written by a working DJ whošs been there and done that, The DJ Handbook is an essential read for every DJ. Youšll find advice on choosing equipment (microphones, decks, cartridges, headphones, speakers and the rest), as well as setting it all up and getting the best sound out of it - whatever the venue! But therešs more to being a successful DJ than just playing records - donšt forget youšre putting on a show. Charles Slaney gives some hands-on advice on transport, setting up your sound system at the gig, dealing with punters, looking after safety and troubleshooting your equipment. And donšt forget to take care of business - be organised. DJ contracts help avoid disputes - we show you how with some sample contracts you can use for your own gigs. But, hey - DJšing is supposed to be fun, and it is - wow those clubbers with some creative DJ mixing - follow our step by step guide to producing killer mixes. DJšing has been the first step on the success ladder for many radio presenters, DJ/producers and TV personalities, so find out how to develop your career whether itšs through hospital radio, local radio presenting or record production. Youšll also find a resources section to help you locate DJ master mixes, DJ magazines, websites and DJ information, as well as lists of equipment suppliers. What more could you want! Read this book and become the DJ you want to be!

Charles Slaney has been involved with the DJ and club business since 1969. In that time he has been a mobile and a club DJ, he has worked on the design and installation of sound systems, and has managed a retail DJ outlet. He has enthusiastically embraced all the technical innovations that have brought DJing into the 21st century.

Contents 1 Introduction
2 What a DJ is
3 Basics of DJing
4 Equipment - what you need and how to use it
5 Sound basics
6 Mixing and how to do it
7 The Mobile DJ
8 Safety and hearing
9 Career progression
10 DJ as producer
11 Copyright and licensing
12 DJ products
13 Contacts and web addresses


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