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Organizing Your DJ Music: Part 1

Your DJ Music is the lifeblood of your DJ operation, so you should take care and maintain it just like you would your most expensive piece of DJ kit.   Organizing your DJ music isn't hard, but it's tedious, time consuming and if you don't…
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Using TimeCode Vinyl To Control PCDJ DEX 3

Yes, DJ controllers dominate the Digital DJ market today, however many DJs still prefer the tactile hands-on feel of using timecode vinyl (AKA vinyl emulation) to control DJ software like PCDJ DEX 3 (and previous versions).   Vinyl DJs…
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Freebie Friday - Royalty Free DJ Sound Effects

Happy Friday DJs, the start to another bass heavy work "week".  It's "Freebie Friday" (maybe we'll make that a regular thing!) and I've tracked down loads of downloadable royalty free DJ sound…
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The Polarizing Topic of DJ Software "SYNC"

DJing is art to many.   The seamless blending of two tracks, on beat and harmonically, while layering in effects, scratching, loops and triggered samples to create an experience that’s transcendent for the audience.   As…
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Talking Wires And Noises - from Disc Jockey News and Ben Stowe

You can own the highest-end DJ Controller on the market and the best Macbook Pro money can buy optimized to perfection with your DJ software running flawlessly -- but if you have the wrong cables for the job or poor quality…
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DJ Equipment for Digital DJs: A Beginner's Guide

DJ Equipment for Beginner Digital DJs For new Digital DJs it can seem pretty daunting – what DJ Equipment is necessary to start DJing with a computer based DJ setup, or to make the leap from "traditional” hardware…
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VST Plug-ins For DJ Mixing Software

First off, what is a VST? VST (Virtual Studio Technology), developed by Steinberg is a dynamic link library (A DLL file) plug-in that communicates with a host-program (Any VST compatible program like our DJ software, PCDJ DEX 2 or Ableton…
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Mixing Music Videos - What do you need?

Mixing Music Videos is an excellent way to add excitement to your gigs, offering your client the total multimedia experience and making your event more unique and memorable.  This equates to more referrals, and more money in your pocket. It's…
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Optimizing Your Computer For DJ Software

When I'm not busy socializing with our PCDJ community via our forums, social sites and blog posts I like to take a few minutes each week to answer our sales and customer service lines, mainly to gauge our audience on what their frequently asked questions…
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Vinyl Is Dead, Downloads Soon To Follow And Streaming Is King

John Young from Disc Jockey News gives us a brief video report from the Digital Entertainment World conference in Los Angeles CA on the state of the digital music industry.   "Vinyl is Dead"   John…

Sound Card for DJ Software, What Are They and Do I Need One?

Since our product specialists here at a PCDJ receive this question often from first-time callers, I figured it was worthy of its own blog post... What is a Sound Card (or otherwise known as Audio Card)? First off, your computer already…