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‘Become A DJ’ Student’s Takeover Pacha London One Last Time

As the sun sets on Pacha London, Deep and Tech House was served up by The Raw Silence entourage for the last time on the 29th August.  At 11pm the doors were opened and the music was turned up.

 

As House music lovers made their way inside this magical club, searching for the nearest dancefloor, each offering an epic musical journey as our DJ’s entertained the ravers right through until 6am.

 

Alongside our guest, Giom, 10 DJ’s hailing from the Become a DJ studios had some seriously delicious vibes cooking all night long. Amongst the DJ’s included:

 

Keith Hunter, Cat Hooper, Naanite, Markus Rush, Novella K, Nico, L-Plate, CO9, Mark Ellis and DJ F.L.Y.

 

Each DJ brought their own vibe and musicality to the crowd, each performing and mixing flawlessly, bringing their energy and passion. In turn the crowd gave back their love for the music and in both rooms hands were seen in the air, smiles were cracked and everybody left feeling elated to be a part of something special.

 

As we reflect on all the good times we have had there, everyone at Become A DJ wants to thank Pacha for making a lot of people’s dreams a reality. Each and every one of our students came to Become a DJ with little or no experience and to of played in this iconic club has been beyond expectation for many. This may have been the end for Pacha London, but it won't be the end of Raw Silence. The new venue will be revealed to you all very soon, so watch this space…

 

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Posted on 06 Sep 2014

Recording mixes

So you have created a great mix, something that will rock every dance floor in the world. It will get every man, woman and child bopping their heads along for sure. However you need to record it, so those said people can put it on their Ipods and listen to it on the bus to work. At Become A DJ we have a fully equipped DJ studio, with all industry standard DJ equipment. If you want to record your set we would be more than happy to help. Just book online here:  

http://www.becomeadj.co.uk/dj_practice. Below is a brief run down on how to record your mixes using a standard Pioneer set up.


To record your mix please first download Audacity to your computer. Then download the Pioneer DJM-900 Driver software to your computer as well here. Make sure your mic input is muted/switched off on your computer.


  • Connect usb from the mixer to your computer.


  • The pioneer DJM-900 software should come up automatically upon connection.


  • In the Mixer Output, Set USB 1/2 3/4 5/6 7/8 to REC OUT. USB Output level at -10db.


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    Open Audacity


  • Click FILE - preferences.


  • In the Devices section change: recording - device to DJM-900.


  • In the Quality section - Sample rate: 44100Hz.

  •                                  Sample Format: 24-bit.

  • Real time conversion - Sample Rate Converter - Best Quality (Slowest)

  •                                  Dither - None.

  • High Quality Conversion - Sample Rate Converter - Best Quality (Slowest) Dither - None.


  • Devices section:

     


    Quality section:

     



    Now record your mix.


  • Click record (The red circle) in audacity and enjoy!



  • Please keep levels out the red. It will distort the mix and will not sound good in the recording.


    Below are pictures of two recordings, of the same piece of music. 1st picture is not clipped (How it should look). The 2nd is clipped (how it shouldn’t look).


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    2.

                        



    Exporting your mix.


  • Click FILE - Export (to export)

  • Name it and save it to where you want in the click down menu. IE. Desktop

  • Choose which format in the click down menu. IE. MP3, WAV, AIFF etc.


  • If you can’t save as a certain format you may be prompted to download software. Follow the instructions. Then choose which format you want.

     


    Saving your Mix:


  • Click FILE - Save Project As

  • Name it and save it to where you want in the click down menu. IE. Desktop

  • Don’t change the format here.



  • Then locate your exported mix on your computer.


    You now have a recorded mix.

    Posted on 09 Aug 2014
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