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Introduction to DJing. Held at the SoundCloud Office in January 2011.

Introduction to DJing. Held at the SoundCloud Office in January 2011.

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  • DJing (wtf?)
  • DJingHistory of DJingTechniques of DJingRelevanceLife of a DJ
  • DJing (wtf?) View slide
  • DJ = Disk Jockey View slide
  • Playing Recorded Music to People
  • DJing (wtf?)
  • DJing - DistinctionRadio DJ Mobile DJ Hip-Hop DJ Club DJ
  • DJing - DistinctionRadio DJ Mobile DJ Hip-Hop DJ Club DJ
  • DJing - DistinctionRadio DJ Mobile DJ Hip-Hop DJ Club DJ
  • DJing - DistinctionRadio DJ Mobile DJ Hip-Hop DJ Club DJ
  • DJing - DistinctionRadio DJ Mobile DJ Hip-Hop DJ Club DJ
  • DJing - Distinction Club DJ
  • DJingHistory of DJingTechniques of DJingRelevanceLife of a DJ
  • 1940/50s => Vinyl
  • 60s Radio
  • 60s Nightclubs
  • 60/70s Nightclubs
  • Gear
  • Better Mixers
  • 1974: Technics SL-1200
  • Mixing Techniques
  • Mixing TechniquesBeat Matching
  • Mixing TechniquesBeat MatchingSlip-cueing
  • Tighter Music
  • Tighter Music
  • Tighter Music
  • Tighter Music
  • Tighter Music
  • Music was mixable
  • Early-80s: House disco-influenced electronic dance music Jesse Saunders - On & Onhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qUeMFG4wjJw
  • Mid-80s: Techno Less Disco, Only Electronic Derrick May - The Dancehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMq90UAg-Zw
  • Late-80s: Acid House 303 Rave Culturehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rMR41Lxb1L4#t=392s
  • Commercialization DJ Superstars
  • Digital
  • 1994: Pioneer CDJ
  • 1998: Final Scratch
  • Cheap to become a DJ
  • Cheap to become a DJ = Everyone can be a DJ
  • Travel is cheap
  • Travel is cheap =Everyone can be a DJ
  • A lot of DJs in a globalised DJ market
  • DJingHistory of DJingTechniques of DJingRelevanceLife of a DJ
  • Cycle of Mixing
  • Cycle of MixingChoose a record
  • Cycle of MixingChoose a record Prelisten/Beatmatch
  • Cycle of MixingChoose a record Prelisten/Beatmatch
  • Cycle of Mixing Choose a recordMix In Prelisten/Beatmatch
  • Cycle of Mixing Choose a recordMix In Prelisten/Beatmatch
  • Mixing Recordshttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dsajNyNuxck
  • Anatomy of a Club Track
  • Anatomy of a Club Trackhttp://soundcloud.com/grindvik/par-grindvik-tim-xavier-subtle-paradise- par-grindvik-edit http://soundcloud.com/ogris-debris/ogris-debris-miezekatze http://soundcloud.com/sacha-robotti/sacha-robotti-hofhauser-tingly- trumpets-takt-records
  • Anatomy of a Club TrackIntro Groove Breakdown Groove Outro
  • Anatomy of a Club TrackLoudNo tempo changes4/4. 8-Bars. 16-Bars. 32-Bars. 64-Bars.Danceable
  • Tools
  • Tools Connect Audio Sources Mix Channels EQ Channels Prelisten
  • Tools
  • Music
  • Music
  • Music
  • Music
  • Music
  • Music
  • Music
  • Music
  • Music
  • ToolsShift to digital“Vinyl is a pain in the ass” Richie Hawtin
  • Future
  • Future
  • Future
  • DJingHistory of DJingTechniques of DJingRelevanceLife of a DJ
  • What does a DJ do?
  • What does a DJ do?Playing Recorded Music to People
  • What does a DJ do?Playing (the right) Music to People
  • What does a DJ do?Play the right track at the right time
  • Reading the Crowd
  • Know Music
  • Know Music
  • Filter
  • DJs are Brands
  • DJingHistory of DJingTechniques of DJingRelevanceLife of a DJ
  • Life of a DJ
  • DJing
  • DJingHands On!