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Weird Science & High Volume Drives
As much as we'd like to thrill you with the storage vs. cost paradox of Kryder's Law, let's just say that if you ever wrote a check to EarthLink, MindSpring or CompuServe (or paid $250.00 for a 10GB hard drive) what you're about to read will seem slightly unreal: We now live in age where 1 TB, 2TB, even 3 TB of storage cost less than $100.00.
It is now possible to store as many as 930,000 photos, or roughly every selfie Kim Kardashian has ever taken, on a single hard drive.
Of course, you'll probably want to use yours for music and music video.
And you care why?
Today's 320kbps MP3 can park a 4 minute track on your drive at some 8-10 MB. A higher bit-rate (lossless) M4A can pack CD quality audio into a pint-sized 25-30 MB file. Even once unwieldy music video files can now be downloaded as HD 720p by the thousands to a single 1TB.
So maybe it's time for a new question: Unshackled by the puny human hard drives of yesteryear, what's to stop you from enjoying the highest quality files possible and/or building the music collection you've always dreamed of?
Spotlight: The DJ Expo 2015
1. DJ Expo will be turning back the clock for exhibitors & attendees alike. Room rates at the Taj will be the lowest since 2000!
2. The DJ of the Year Competition is back! Categories and awards include: Best Dance (as well as Best Choreography if back-up dancers are used), Best Game, and the coveted DJ of the Year title.
3. Monday night's DJ Expo Kick-Off will feature DJ/singer/dancer Mandy Jiroux treating attendees to a special performance of her debut solo single "My Forever," while noted choreographer, Jiroux, walks partygoers through a new dance routine.
4. Online Registration is now open!
5. Promo Only has you hooked up for free exhibit passes and discounts on full expo passes! Get your PROMO CODE and deets for Tuesday night's Art Of The Mix Party, featuring Keith Shocklee, Jazzy Jay, Grandmixer DXT, and Grandmaster Theodore!
DJ Expo celebrates its 25th Anniversary August 10th-13th!
Digital DJ Tips Presents...
How To Protect Yourself Against SoundCloud Takedowns
A few weeks ago I read about SoundCloud starting its takedown campaign on a massive scale, targeting both casual users and big name acts alike (Aphex Twin being among them). I've had a few takedowns in the past due to some remixes and mixtapes, so I didn't think much of it; I just assumed it was business as usual. Big mistake...
I got a text message from a promoter the very day after I read about the takedown campaign: "I have a client wants to hear your remix but they can't access your SoundCloud. Where else can we check it out?" I expected the worst, and I was right: My account had been deleted along with all the music I uploaded for the last half decade!
It really couldn't have come at a worse time (is there ever a good time?), because I was about to start promoting an EP of all-original music and was going to rely heavily on using SoundCloud as my playback and social hub. Instead I was left with nothing. So I contacted support and they told me that they have a "three strikes and you're out" rule regarding takedowns. Sadly, I wasn't aware of that until too late, since previous takedowns didn't lead to obvious penalties other than your music disappearing from your profile.
So in order that you might save yourself from all the trouble I went through and hopefully learn from my mistakes, here's my advice to anyone who wants to carry on using SoundCloud:
Review: The BBE 482i Sonic Maximizer
Nowhere is this more evident than the BBE 482i Sonic Maximizer. Seriously, this thing needs to come with a warning label that reads "once you turn it on, you'll never want to turn it off."
For the record: Your multi-band EQ won't do this. This is something else entirely, something that can only be defined as mojo.
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Success Coach Stacy Zemon:
Small changes to your website can make a major impact when it comes to your overall business performance. By putting your client's needs and viewpoint first with your copy, calls to action and social proof, you can work to improve your site's conversion rate and create a stronger visitor experience.
Here are 25 ideas to make your website strong and impressive:
1. Include as few fields as possible
When asking for information in an email opt-in form, ask for as little information as necessary.
2. Add a guarantee
Include a refund policy on all bookings for those items within the DJ's control. This reduces risk, and increased sales will usually more than make up for any returns.
3. Use action verbs When testing out different calls to action, try using action language that spurs visitors to take action such as "call today." [continue reading]
TED: Joey Alexander...
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POOL Pro Tip
You had it all along: One click on the More Information button you'll find in the Release Information window (the window that pops up at the bottom of your POOL player when you click any release) will whisk you straight to the artist's website or Facebook page - without ever leaving your player.
Just another way POOL puts what you need, when you need it, at your fingertips.
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Celebrate 23 years of Promo Only
Over the past 23 years we've brought you over 150 volumes of Classics... and now for a limited time - our DVD & DFF Discs are all on sale!*
Specials end. Classics are forever.
Useless Info: AsapThought Presents...
Planning on flying oversees or maybe even just across country? Here are some helpful tips from AsapThought to help you beat jet lag. Enjoy!
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