DJ Masterclass

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

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DJ Masterclass

  1. 1. DJing (wtf?)
  2. 2. DJingHistory of DJingTechniques of DJingRelevanceLife of a DJ
  3. 3. DJing (wtf?)
  4. 4. DJ = Disk Jockey
  5. 5. Playing Recorded Music to People
  6. 6. DJing (wtf?)
  7. 7. DJing - DistinctionRadio DJ Mobile DJ Hip-Hop DJ Club DJ
  8. 8. DJing - DistinctionRadio DJ Mobile DJ Hip-Hop DJ Club DJ
  9. 9. DJing - DistinctionRadio DJ Mobile DJ Hip-Hop DJ Club DJ
  10. 10. DJing - DistinctionRadio DJ Mobile DJ Hip-Hop DJ Club DJ
  11. 11. DJing - DistinctionRadio DJ Mobile DJ Hip-Hop DJ Club DJ
  12. 12. DJing - Distinction Club DJ
  13. 13. DJingHistory of DJingTechniques of DJingRelevanceLife of a DJ
  14. 14. 1940/50s => Vinyl
  15. 15. 60s Radio
  16. 16. 60s Nightclubs
  17. 17. 60/70s Nightclubs
  18. 18. Gear
  19. 19. Better Mixers
  20. 20. 1974: Technics SL-1200
  21. 21. Mixing Techniques
  22. 22. Mixing TechniquesBeat Matching
  23. 23. Mixing TechniquesBeat MatchingSlip-cueing
  24. 24. Tighter Music
  25. 25. Tighter Music
  26. 26. Tighter Music
  27. 27. Tighter Music
  28. 28. Tighter Music
  29. 29. Music was mixable
  30. 30. Early-80s: House disco-influenced electronic dance music Jesse Saunders - On & Onhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qUeMFG4wjJw
  31. 31. Mid-80s: Techno Less Disco, Only Electronic Derrick May - The Dancehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMq90UAg-Zw
  32. 32. Late-80s: Acid House 303 Rave Culturehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rMR41Lxb1L4#t=392s
  33. 33. Commercialization DJ Superstars
  34. 34. Digital
  35. 35. 1994: Pioneer CDJ
  36. 36. 1998: Final Scratch
  37. 37. Cheap to become a DJ
  38. 38. Cheap to become a DJ = Everyone can be a DJ
  39. 39. Travel is cheap
  40. 40. Travel is cheap =Everyone can be a DJ
  41. 41. A lot of DJs in a globalised DJ market
  42. 42. DJingHistory of DJingTechniques of DJingRelevanceLife of a DJ
  43. 43. Cycle of Mixing
  44. 44. Cycle of MixingChoose a record
  45. 45. Cycle of MixingChoose a record Prelisten/Beatmatch
  46. 46. Cycle of MixingChoose a record Prelisten/Beatmatch
  47. 47. Cycle of Mixing Choose a recordMix In Prelisten/Beatmatch
  48. 48. Cycle of Mixing Choose a recordMix In Prelisten/Beatmatch
  49. 49. Mixing Recordshttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dsajNyNuxck
  50. 50. Anatomy of a Club Track
  51. 51. 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
  52. 52. Anatomy of a Club TrackIntro Groove Breakdown Groove Outro
  53. 53. Anatomy of a Club TrackLoudNo tempo changes4/4. 8-Bars. 16-Bars. 32-Bars. 64-Bars.Danceable
  54. 54. Tools
  55. 55. Tools Connect Audio Sources Mix Channels EQ Channels Prelisten
  56. 56. Tools
  57. 57. Music
  58. 58. Music
  59. 59. Music
  60. 60. Music
  61. 61. Music
  62. 62. Music
  63. 63. Music
  64. 64. Music
  65. 65. Music
  66. 66. ToolsShift to digital“Vinyl is a pain in the ass” Richie Hawtin
  67. 67. Future
  68. 68. Future
  69. 69. Future
  70. 70. DJingHistory of DJingTechniques of DJingRelevanceLife of a DJ
  71. 71. What does a DJ do?
  72. 72. What does a DJ do?Playing Recorded Music to People
  73. 73. What does a DJ do?Playing (the right) Music to People
  74. 74. What does a DJ do?Play the right track at the right time
  75. 75. Reading the Crowd
  76. 76. Know Music
  77. 77. Know Music
  78. 78. Filter
  79. 79. DJs are Brands
  80. 80. DJingHistory of DJingTechniques of DJingRelevanceLife of a DJ
  81. 81. Life of a DJ
  82. 82. DJing
  83. 83. DJingHands On!

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