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.
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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…)//php comments_template(); ?>
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…)//php comments_template(); ?>
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…)//php comments_template(); ?>
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…)//php comments_template(); ?>
May 2, 2017
DJing is perhaps one of the most unpredictable jobs in the marketplace. For many, the element of surprise is what makes the career so appealing. Every event is different and will require different planning. Things get especially interesting if you’re a DJ who can operate in various arenas: clubs, weddings, etc. These events are sometimes worlds apart on the scale of demands, and that can increase the risk of surprise turning quickly into despair if you aren’t prepared. (more…)//php comments_template(); ?>
April 19, 2017
The title DJ is a common moniker nowadays. It seems like anyone who can get their hands on a turntable, mixer and controller–or even an iPod, in many instances–can consider himself a “DJ”. If that’s the case, then anyone who picks up a paintbrush can call himself an artist. It’s just not true. As there are many elements of understanding colors and their complements on a painter’s palate, so too must a knowledgeable DJ know the tools that will make his sets more colorful. One such tool is harmonic mixing, or mixing in key. (more…)//php comments_template(); ?>
April 18, 2017
See David Barese, one of the creators of JammText text-to-screen and social media wall software, scratching, mixing, and cutting it up on Technics 1200s with a Rane 62 mixer and Serato DJ. In addition to being a developer and DJ, David produced the beat he’s scratching as part of the group Dienvy.//php comments_template(); ?>
April 4, 2017
If you’re new to the professional world of DJing, you’ve probably got a lot more on your priority list ranked higher than the business side of things. After all, elevating your skill level and perfecting the hottest mixes is major, right? All of that is true for the novice DJ, but if you’ve been around for awhile and you’re beginning to see gains in profit and clientele, there are additional aspects to your career that you need to consider. Here’s why hiring a manager for your DJ business might be in the cards for you. (more…)
April 2, 2017
April is here, and for the working class in the United States, that means Tax Day is coming soon. Tax Day instills a sense of fear in some professionals, but for those who prepared well or have teams in place to help facilitate income accountability, it’s just another day. That calm, collected professional could be you! (more…)//php comments_template(); ?>