How to DJ

How to DJ the dance floor and more

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).

Check iTunes Reviews Worldwide

Did you know that each different iTunes store has a different set of reviews? So what people say about you in Italy will be completely different to what they say in Lebanon. Check out my recent blog post on how to check your iTunes reviews worldwide and see how I do it.

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!

Podcast Review by Johnnyassi of Lebanon
★★★★★ What I liked of the podcast of Music Radio Creative, is that it is really informative regarding the subject it handles (the podcast app in this case). Also Mike’s voice is ear friendly, people will enjoy listening to it while doing other stuff.

Thanks music Radio Creative by Callum Ronan of the United Kingdom
★★★★★ thanks guys for creating a podcast love the service hope you make more as i am currently training to work in radio and i will put your podcast on my iPad for when i am in study thanks callum

Simply Amazing!!! by Ross Mawhinney of Italy
★★★★★ These guys are true professionals, love their work. As a dj for a local radio station, they’ve really helped my show reach new levels. Plus the competitions they run are really fab!!! Keep up the good work guys!

Excellent by Olly Downing of the Untied Kingdom
★★★★★ Another excellent service from music radio creative. I hope to see more

So, go ahead, leave a review for the podcast on iTunes now like these guys!