Packing and Protecting: DJ Equipment Storage and Safety Tips

November 15, 2017

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In the Uber, on the road, through the airport, above the clouds, in the trunk, at the club, on the table and all in reverse once the gig is done. Your poor equipment probably takes a bit of a beating throughout your various gigs. If this isn’t your life, chances are you want it to be. If and when that happens, you want to make sure you’re doing all you can to make sure the equipment you spend your hard-earned dollars on stays in excellent condition. (more…)


Traveling Tips For DJs

October 4, 2017

What’s worse than the anxiety of playing in an unknown city or country? Arriving at the gig and realizing you forgot your cables. Or your hard drive. Or other essentials you need to successfully do your thing behind the decks. You’re a professional, so it should go without saying that you have a plan for having all that you need to travel to your DJ events…or do you? (more…)


Create A Cool Webcam Effect For Your Video Sets

September 18, 2017

David Barese, founder and one of the developers of JammText and KueIt software, demonstrates how to create a simple webcam x-ray effect using Apple’s Quartz Composer to use in your video DJ sets. This example shows how you can integrate effects through audio input.

Tools needed:

  • Mac
  • Quartz Composer (need to download XCode dev tools Download XCode)
  • Webcam (Logictech Pro 920 or 930 works lovely)
  • Video DJ software that supports Quartz Composition (qtz files) i.e. MixEmergency

Customizing the Look of Your JammText Display

August 31, 2017

Starting with JammText 1.2, you can change the background and color scheme, as well as add transparency to the text boxes. These options allow you to customize JammText with a background picture of your bride and groom, your logo, or any other image. Match the color scheme of the wedding or holidays such as St Patrick’s Day or Halloween.


JammText used LIVE in concert @K-Fest 2017/Bethel Woods with Sean Paul, Tinashe, Aaron Carter & more

August 9, 2017

See JammText in action @WSPK K104.7 FMs Summer concert K-fest 2017 at Bethel Woods Center For The Arts. All the fans join the fun as Sean Paul, Aaron Carter, Tinashe, Kyle, Clean Bandit & more take the stage.

Mixcity Inc makes software for entertainment professionals. JammText lets people at your party share pictures and messages on screens live at the event. Guests can use text messaging or social media to send their well wishes to the bride and groom or share pictures with friends. Compatible with photo booths. Export all pics at the end of the event and save the memories. Or use at the club. Promote upcoming events, your brand, or the venue. Build lists of contacts and keep in touch with your audience.


JammText Now Includes a Customizable Display and More

July 13, 2017

Today we are proud to announce JammText 1.2 is now available. This latest version includes a revamped display with more customization options and better performance. You can now change the background and color scheme, as well as add transparency to the text boxes. We have also included a new “light” theme that displays messages in white text boxes for use in outdoor or other bright settings. These new options allow you to customize JammText with a background picture of your bride and groom, your logo, or any other image. Match the color scheme of the wedding or holidays such as St Patrick’s Day or Halloween.

JammText 1.2 includes several other new features. A new events page shows past event pictures and messages. You can export individual pictures from events or the entire event with a couple of clicks. As before, we included a convenient HTML output so you can upload the pictures directly to your website. You can also export pictures directly from the message feed by right-clicking on the picture.

We also added two new buttons to the control window. The first button allows you to conveniently reply back to messages. Click it to go instantly to the contacts page and view the contact that sent you a message. Enter a message to reply instantly. The second button toggles the display. Use this to turn off the JammText output temporarily and turn it back on. You can also customize this button to control karaoke mode instead. This allows karaoke DJs to switch back and forth between karaoke mode and regular JammText, so you can easily run JammText full screen with pictures when people are not singing.

Upgrade or get JammText today!


Using Social Media as a DJ Promotional Tool

May 23, 2017

The pool of great DJs isn’t showing any signs of shrinking anytime soon. If anything, more and more people are seeking opportunities to gain access to the industry, which in turn makes it harder for everyone to find their audience and capture the attention of potential clients. Luckily, we live in the age of social media. It offers quick and easy ways to communicate with others and to also spread information. (more…)


Set It Off! Know the Role of the Opening DJ

May 18, 2017

Every DJ worth his salt knows how difficult it is being the opening or warm-up DJ. It takes a great deal of humility and determination to play to an empty dancefloor or venue, knowing that everyone is here to see or hear other performers. As tempting as it may be to flex your mixing muscles and go ham with the music, being hired as the opening DJ requires a mindset of respect and decorum. And regardless of how it feels or what others may say, being the opening DJ is a really important job. (more…)


Beyond The Decks: Why You Should Be Using Podcasts and YouTube as a DJ

May 16, 2017

The struggle to be an individual is a very real one when everyone appears to be a clone of someone else. DJs have a notably tough task in front of them because of the nature of the job itself. This is unfortunate because many of the most successful DJs have been able to procure a strong following by combining their skills and their personalities. Highlighting your skills is easy if you know what you’re doing on the decks, but personality doesn’t always shine as brightly in this arena. Using podcasts and YouTube as a DJ can not only make it easier to exhibit your talent; it can offer a more personal look into who you are. (more…)


Prepare for Potential Client Concerns Ahead of Time

May 10, 2017

People who hire DJs expect a certain level of entertainment and value for the money they spend for events. Naturally, that may come with a host of questions that you could be asked, simply for their peace of mind. The title “DJ” runs a wide gamut, from those who actually know how to keep a party going for hours, to people who simply play songs with headphones on. Event clients want the former, not the latter. As such, it will be important for you to prepare for potential client concerns ahead of time, to save headaches down the road for all parties involved. (more…)

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About Mixcity Inc

Mixcity Inc was founded in 2008 with the mission of creating innovative software solutions and engagement tools for the working DJ. The team's first DJ product, KueIt, was groundbreaking when it was introduced years ago, and still remains an industry standard software solution to this day. Mixcity's latest innovation, JammText, is a revolutionary text to screen software solution that allows DJs to reach exciting new levels of crowd interaction and audience engagement.