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DJ freeware always raises the question, "What's the catch?" Usually the catch is that you have to buy some expensive piece of gear to even use the freeware in a gig setting. Serato DJ Lite fixes that problem by having what they are calling "practice mode". Practice Mode has a cross fader and allows you to bypass needing a breakout box (like you use for the regular version of Serato) to have clean audio out.
Serato moved some things around a bit and made the user interface a little bit cleaner and user friendly, but the only real improvement from Serato DJ Intro to Serato DJ Lite is the Practice Mode. I think this program is great for people that are just beginning to learn to DJ, Mobile DJs and for doing small, unique venues where you don't feel like lugging around a bunch of bells and whistles. With t…
As musicians, we spend a lot of time sitting around waiting for stuff like soundcheck, interviews, traveling to the next gig for hours crammed up in a van and more. This non-performance time is spent talking, texting, playing video games, and watching movies.
Of course, you don't have to be a musician to experience excruciating downtime. Here are a couple of ways to collect a few pennies while killing time.
Inbox dollars is a site that pays you to watch TV clips, play video games, take surveys and check your e-mail. Sounds great until you realize that most offers that don't require you to sign up for something only pay a penny or ten cents. There are offers that pay as much as $100, but like I said, you usually have to sign up for something. This site doesn't pay out until you reach $30, and it takes a while to get to that number unless you have a whole lot of downtime, but if you're wasting time anyway, you might as well make a few pennies …