1. Now available! The complete 80 page dj tango ‘Bible’
Click here: DJmanual2011
2. Michael’s report on TCA members unofficial participation in the 2019 San Diego Tango Festival:
Click here to download: Report on SDTF 2019
3. An amazing resource: Bernhard Behberger’s Tango database membership site, 70,000 tangos
Click here for Bernhard’s site: Tango-dj.at
Here’s what Bernhard says about DJing at their milongas in Vienna:
“If you are a Tango-DJ and interested in DJ-ing one of our events, please mind that we expect some basic requirements besides of making our participants dance:
music from Tango-CDs or better in lossless sound format
(no mp3 copies/downloads etc.)
the use of a high quality external sound interface or DAC
good energy for our dancers and the evening
The equipment we are using for our tango events:
6x MACKIE HD-1521
4x MACKIE HD-1221
ALLEN & HEATH XONE 92 (DJ mixer)
XILICA 4080 (speakermanagement)
DENON DN 700 (backup CD Player)
HP Elitebook 8440p (backup player)
RME Babyface (sound interface)”
4. Another Tango DJ site: “Tango by the Sea”
Click here: Tango by the Sea
5. List of DJ Software available with recommendations
1. itunes The old standby. What I use. Keeps all your playlists, and retains them while playing. Very intuitive. You should NOT be internet connected while using it or Apple will hijack you and substitute Apple Play which you will not like at all.
2. MIXX Free. popular, esp with rock djs. Complicated. Hard to learn. Not user friendly.
3. Megaseg. Popular with DJs, but deletes a song after it is played, so you lose your playlists. That sucks.
4. Traktor. Popular. Highly recommended by some tango DJs as it has the capability for you to add tons of comments and attributes.
5. Embrace. 14.95 from Swedish DJ Ricci. Simple. Plays one song at a time. does not do playlists. Forget it.
6. A custom add-on displays the song playing on a TV screen by sending it from your playlist. Several written in SQL/HTML are circulating. I don’t have one. Let me know if you have one we can use at email@example.com