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DJ 101 - Hot Cue Basics

dj101 hotcues ns7 hot cueHot Cues are important for nearly every style of DJ.  This guide walks through the basics how to utilize the Hot Cues, why they are important, and how they will benefit you.


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Q and A

Which video stabilization device is right for me?

Glidecam 2000 ProSome readers have asked what kind of stabilization system I use when recording video. I often use the Glidecam 2000 Pro.

The Glidecam 2000 Pro is a less expensive alternative to a Steady Cam for those floating-type shots.

There are many types of video stabilization devices availalble, each with its own set of benefits and applications.  You'll want to think carefully about what types of shooting you'll be doing.

If you are considering a Glidecam 2000 Pro, it is likely that you were inspired by a certain type of shot that you'd like to be able to achieve.

I'll cover the applicaitons and benefits of this product, as well as some alternative stabilization methods you ma want to consider if this will be your first purchase of a video stabilization device.  

Hopefully this discussion will get you thinking about some specific goals you have for your video shooting, and how a stabilizer can help you achieve them.

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Setup and Configuration

Akai Pro MPK mini MKII - Setup in MPC Essentials

akai mpkmini mkii mainThe MPK mini is an ultra-compact keyboard controller designed for the traveling musician and the desktop producer. With an array of hardware controls, MPK mini lets you record, compose, and perform with virtual instruments, effect plugins, and DAWs whenever inspiration strikes. This article walks through setting up the Akai Pro MPK mini with the MPC Essentials software as well as SONiVOX Wobble 2 and AIR Hybrid 3.



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