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Product Details

  • Paperback: 424 pages
  • Publisher: For Dummies; 2 edition (September 17, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470663723
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470663721
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 7.4 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #47,866 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Back Cover

Mix, beatmatch and scratch your way to DJing glory

Whether you're a professional DJ spinning vinyl for a living or you're starting out with a pair of turntables in yourbedroom, this revamped edition of DJing For Dummies is your key to success. With the insider scoop on the art of DJing and top techniques on spinning the decks like a pro, you'll be burning through tracks in no time. The expert advice on choosing between CDs, MP3s and vinyl and the latest info on the best editing software will help you master the art of DJing ?— without skipping a beat!

  • Get decked out — discover the best equipment for your needs

  • Pinpoint precision — pick up tips on how to maintain your needles and slipmats to keep your decks spinning

  • Into the mix — from scratching to beatmatching, learn the techniques used through all levels of DJing

  • Let's get digital — gen up on the latest digital know-how, equipment and software

  • Break the boundaries — step out of the box and discover how to mix non-dance music

Open the book and find:

  • The latest on digital DJing

  • How to choose the best equipment for you

  • How to mix tracks seamlessly

  • New ways to incorporate CDs and MP3s into your repertoire

  • Updated advice on playing a flawless set

  • How to get yourself hired as a DJ

  • Ways to make a great demo tape

  • Advice on putting together the ultimate record collection

  • The essential list of DJ must-haves

Learn to:

  • Get to grips with the basics or improve your existing techniques

  • Choose from the latest DJing gadgets and technology

  • Create your own personal DJing style

  • Crossfade, scratch and beatmatch like a pro

About the Author

John Steventon is a successful club DJ who also runs the DJing website Recess.co.uk. This site has grown over the years both in size and reputation to become one of the foremost online resources for learning how to DJ.

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It had everything I needed to know about DJing, like what type of stuff i need to buy to start.
Treyton McNabb
Great starter book for someone with little experience.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Heyden on August 16, 2012
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From a beginner stand point, the book really breaks it down for you as easy as possible. I'm enjoying the book so far. Not bad
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Esteban on December 12, 2011
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My grandson is starting to do some DJ mixes and so (after he checked it out online) bought it for him to help him increase his skills as he continues to DJ. He loves it.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Michael Dehls on September 11, 2011
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Picked this up after buying a Traktor Kontrol S4 and reading tutorials all over the 'net. Lots of good information, and lots of time devoted to beatmatching...but honestly, if you do any amount of searching on the internet for tutorials, 99% of what's here is out there, often with a video showing the actual techniques as they are explained.

If you have any kind of technical savvy/ability to filter out good information from the bad, I can't really recommend picking this up. Search Google and Youtube instead for more advice, and advice specific to the kind of DJ you want to be.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Treyton McNabb on April 8, 2014
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It had everything I needed to know about DJing, like what type of stuff i need to buy to start.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Luis Rodriguez on October 14, 2013
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I'm starting as a lap top DJ with my Mixtrack Pro II so most of the stuff in this book is for the vinyl DJ. Don't get me wrong I have learned quite a bit from this and from other sources but if digital DJ is all you are looking for I advice to go and look around for other sources.

Great book other than that.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jillian Simmons on September 5, 2013
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I was happy to pass this book along to a friend who is looking to become a DJ! He loves it! Thanks!
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Damn good read. damn good practice.. you need to go through the book slowly but once you get the lessons you're well on your way..
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By Gina Gerona on July 31, 2013
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Can't believe they have a book out like this but it's helpful. I am figuring stuff out that I would have never known.
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