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About John Steventon
With no other resource available when I first started DJing, I'd take notes, writing articles to refer to if ever I felt like I needed help. Joining the internet revolution meant 15mb of free web space, and as I'd already written these notes about learning how to DJ, I thought it would be good to share that information with the rest of the world wide web. This meant creating the 'Recess' persona, and expanding the site as my knowledge grew. Originally a small, basic website, www.recess.co.uk has grown over the years both in size and reputation, to become one of the foremost online resources for learning how to DJ, the place where newbie DJ's turn to.
I really love teaching people how to be better DJs, so much so that I've found myself leaning more towards that than playing live recently - culminating in taking 9 months out to write this book.
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The bestselling guide to spinning and scratching is back! If you've ever spent hours in your bedroom with two turntables and an earful of tracks that sound off-beat or out of key, DJing For Dummies is the go-to guide for taking your skills to the next level. Inside, John Steventon, a successful club DJ, walks you through the basics of mixing, the techniques and tricks you need to create your own DJ style and how to make DJing work for you.
Covering both digital and old-school vinyl-based instruction, this guide covers all the latest DJ technology, equipment and software so you can get mixing and stay one step ahead of the crowd. Brimming with expert advice and easy-to-follow explanations, the information in DJing For Dummies gives you everything you need to build a foolproof set and play to a live crowd.
- Nail down the basics and build on existing skills
- Sort through the latest equipment and technology
- Have a go at crossfading, beatmatching and scratching
- Mix tracks seamlessly to sound like a pro
If you're new to the game or looking to step up your skills and graduate to club work, DJing For Dummies has you covered.