Intro to Digital DJing

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Intro to Digital DJing workshop led by Junebullet & K La Rock.

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Intro to Digital DJing

  1. 1. Two (Digital) Turntables and a Microphone
  2. 2. OverviewEquipmentDigital DJingMixingFinding MusicGetting Started
  3. 3. EQUIPMENT
  4. 4. For vinyl lovers lookingTurntables for warm expansive sound and tactile feel Flexible alternative toCD Players records or laptops
  5. 5. Uses software to playLaptop digital music files, very portable & easy to use Connects music sources, controls sound,Mixer allows you to transition from song to song
  6. 6. DIGITAL DJING
  7. 7. Software• Serato• Traktor• Virtual DJ• Ableton• Free Programs: Kramware, Mixxx, UltraMixer
  8. 8. Sound Cards + ControllersConverts digital music files intoaudio that can be amplified
  9. 9. Sound Cards + Controllers
  10. 10. MIXING
  11. 11. Cueing Preparing the next song whileanother is already playingPhrasing Counting & aligning phrases in asong to create a seamless mix, based oncounts of 8Mixing Combining 2 or more songs togetherby fading, cutting, beatmatching, orscratching
  12. 12. How to Beatmatch• Find next track in song library• Double click or drag new song to channel• Press SYNC to align BPMs• Start counting 4 phrases of song already playing• When you get to the end of 4th phrase, press play on cued song
  13. 13. • Adjust pitch arrows so beats match• Listen in headphones to see if it sounds okay• Bring up upfader on new song• Check your levels• Ride the beat, letting both songs play together, then bring down upfader
  14. 14. FINDING MUSIC
  15. 15. • Amazon/Itunes• Beatport• Gigacrate• Bleep• Juno Download• Music Blogs
  16. 16. • Soundcloud• Record stores• Record fairs• Craigslist / Ebay• Band/label websites
  17. 17. GETTING STARTED
  18. 18. • Collect music you love• Find new or used equipment• Set up a skills-share with other new DJ’s• Meet and listen to other DJ’s• Listen to mixes online
  19. 19. • Check out how-to videos on Youtube, DJTechTools.com & DigitalDJTips.com• Watch movies/ read books like Scratch, Modulations & Last Night a DJ Saved My Life• Play house parties
  20. 20. FOLLOW US! @junebullet @klarock

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