How to be a DJ and Mix Music DJ Drops how to be a dj Music Radio Creative

DJing and mixing music. Can you learn how to DJ? If not, Mike says, you can always become a digital DJ and let a piece of DJ software do the mixing for you! Also in this episode – things to never ask a DJ, creating a podcast website and your feedback.

Getting to Know You, My Podcast Listener

In this episode I asked you to head over to the show notes, that’s what you’re reading right now, scroll down to the bottom and leave a comment letting me know who you are, what you do and also what you’d like to hear on future podcasts. Call it market research on the fly! I want to do my very best to talk about the subjects that interest you on the podcast.

How to be a DJ (or pretend like me)

Great resource for DJs and aspiring DJs: Digital DJ Tips

It’s updated with all the latest DJ news and tips on a regular basis. They’re always hot on the tail of new DJ software and equipment releases so it’s worth a bookmark if you’re serious about DJing.

The Perfect DJ Playlist

DJ software usually comes with the ability to sort your tracks by BPM (beats per minute). This is invaluable, even for me as an audio producer, I use it when I want to sync two tracks together nicely although the latest time stretch features in Adobe Audition CS6 are making it easier for me to do without switching between audio editing software and DJ software.

OtsAV is a programme that I’ve had good experiences with. I believe they’re based on the Gold Coast of Australia (lucky people) and it used to be known as Ots DJ when I purchased it.

Podcast Websites

Daniel J Lewis from The Audacity to Podcast sent me an excellent resource for making sure you have everything you should on your podcast website. Take a read of his 5 Steps to an Effective (Podcast) Website. When I created this website just over a week ago I realised I was missing many of them (including a very important about the podcast page).

Podcaster Tools

SpeakPipe

Get voice messages from your listeners at the click of a button with this cool website widget. You can test how it works by using SpeakPipe to leave me a message (just click the widget on the right of the website).

Podcast Feedback

Thanks to Kerry Jacobs, presenter on rock station Atlantis 105.2 Greece for your SpeakPipe message.

I also really appreciate your iTunes reviews as it helps to make it more visible and reach a wider audience which can only be helpful for keeping it going each week!

 

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8 Responses

  1. Hi Mike John Clothier fro Jaycee Sounds! just seeing if I can learn something!! Keep up the good work Mate!

  2. Hi Mike. Enjoying the podcast, although to be honest I’ve waited for one about imaging and radio station sound for quite a while now. From British shores anyway.

    I present a radio show at community station CSR in Canterbury playing soul and electronica music called “Blam Jam” where your voices have been nice enough to lend a hand to as part of the show’s imaging!

    Maybe on future episodes, you could include sections on what editing/producing techniques currently work well in the present day, and what may sound dated.

    What sort of imaging works within different genres of music?

    When should, and when shouldn’t IDs be used within radio (formats etc)?

    Just a few suggestions, I do go on a bit.
    Looking forward to hearing more!

    1. Excellent suggestions Robin. Thank you for the ideas and kind words. I’ll do my best to get your questions answered in future episodes!

  3. Hi Mike, Loving these new Podcast. I present a community Radio show on a station called Lionheart Radio in Northumberland.

    Personally I would like information on producing audio and the way the sound imaging changes.

    1. It’ll be my pleasure to talk more about producing audio in future podcasts. How does Lionheart Radio sound? Can we listen online?

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