DJ workshop v.0.2bor: DVS at your fingertipsBSidesVienna/Metalab 01|2012
What we’ll cover. Vinyl/CD DJing hardware (the ‘real’ thing) Digital Vinyl Systems (DVS) Controllers Software-only systems...
What we won’t cover.SynthesizersSequencersSamplersDrum machinesFree & Open Software projectsExploitation, exhaustion and a...
WTFis this DJing stuff about, anyways?
Whatis this DJing stuff about, anyways?
Spinninthe decksvinyl & turntablism
Your average turntable:                      platter                      pitch adj.                      search          ...
Your average turntable:                      track search                      platter                      pitch adj.    ...
So we herdu like mp3z.CDs/mp3-CDRs/DVDs & USB driveson CDJs
Your (not so) average CDJ:               platter               search               pitch adj.               start/stop
Your (not so) average CDJ:               platter               track search               search               pitch adj. ...
Your (not so) average CDJ:              }   all kinds of fanciness               platter               track search       ...
Digital VinylSystemsvinyl emulationsoftware FTW
Digital Vinyl System (DVS) DVS = ([turntable|CDJ] + timecode [record|CD]) + ADC + laptop + mixer                          ...
Popular DVSs include (nlt): Serato Scratch Live Native Instruments Traktor Scratch Pro Stanton FinalScratch Record Numark ...
DVS connections
Serato SL - setup
Serato SL - file browser
Ready ...
Ready ... steady ...
Ready ... steady ... go!
Mix it!a mixers anatomy
Your average mixer:            gain (input trim)                   }            treble            mid        3-band EQ    ...
Your average mixer:            gain (input trim)                   }            treble            mid        3-band EQ    ...
Controllersputting you in(Traktor) Kontrol.
NURI BREAK!!!1!!1
MixMeisteran example for asoftware-only DJingsolution
MixMeister.app
MixMeister.app
Match-making1, 2, 3, setlist!
Rhythm,baby!beats, bars, pulse &patterns
Got Rhythm?beat: what youd count to (4/4)bar/measure: in that case, a full cycle of 4 beatspulse/meter: the logical entity...
Measures & hypermeasures
What is house?House music is a universal language, spoken and understood by all. Yousee, house is a feeling, that noone ca...
What is house?House music is a universal language, spoken and understood by all. Yousee, house is a feeling, that noone ca...
Rhythmic patterns                    House                    Techno
Key is key.from soundwaves tothe Camelot wheel
Harmonic mixing basicsTwo tracks will be harmonically compatible if their respective keys arefound in some specific corresp...
WHITEBOARD BREAK!!!1!!1
Key compatibility cases Same key/tonality (tonic) Relative major/minor key Dominant key (perfect V) Sub-dominant key (perf...
Key compatibility cases Same key/tonality (tonic) Relative major/minor key Dominant key (perfect V) Sub-dominant key (perf...
The Camelot Wheel
The Camelot Wheel     Am
The Camelot Wheel          Am C (rel. maj.)
The Camelot Wheel  Em (dom)       Am
The Camelot Wheel    Em (dom)         AmDm (sub-dom)
The Camelot Wheel          Am C (rel. maj.)
The Camelot Wheel          Am G (rel. dom) C (rel. maj.)
The Camelot Wheel              Am     G (rel. dom)     C (rel. maj.)F (rel. sub-dom)
The Camelot Wheel     Em (dom)          Am Dm (sub-dom)     G (rel. dom)     C (rel. maj.)F (rel. sub-dom)
Energy Boost & modulationGo up 1 or pref. 2 semitones from your current key:Am => Bbm resp. BmReflected in the Camelot whee...
The Camelot Wheel, again...      Am
The Camelot Wheel, again...  Bbm (+1)       Am
The Camelot Wheel, again...   Bm (+2)  Bbm (+1)       Am
Enter Rapid Evolution!
Feedingthe monsteror, how to treat yourmp3 collection
Building your mp3 collection Listen Listen again! Tag Detect key Organize Analyze
mp3 tagging/ID3 Editors
Building your mp3 collection Listen          you Listen again! Tag Detect key Organize Analyze
Building your mp3 collection Listen          you Listen again! Tag Detect key Organize Analyze
Building your mp3 collection Listen          you Listen again! Tag             ID3 editor Detect key Organize Analyze
Building your mp3 collection Listen          you Listen again! Tag             ID3 editor Detect key      Rapid Evolution ...
Building your mp3 collection Listen          YOU! Listen again! Tag             ID3 editor Detect key      Rapid Evolution...
Building your mp3 collection Listen          YOU! Listen again! Tag             ID3 editor Detect key      Rapid Evolution...
Digital Vinyl                     E DSystems                S I T           V I    R E
Ready ...
Ready ...
Ready ... steady ...
Ready ... steady ... go!
Ready ... steady ... go!
m/ d^.^b m/& now, ladiesngentlemen: have Spaß am Gerät!
References & linksSerato Scratch Live & Rane hardware: http://serato.com/scratchliveNative Instruments Traktor/Kontrol:htt...
Contact      @astera & @joernchen                     of            bookings/requests via          industrie@magmakern.com
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  1. 1. DJ workshop v.0.2bor: DVS at your fingertipsBSidesVienna/Metalab 01|2012
  2. 2. What we’ll cover. Vinyl/CD DJing hardware (the ‘real’ thing) Digital Vinyl Systems (DVS) Controllers Software-only systems (in brief) Electronic music mixing background knowledge A little hands-on, aka Spaß am Gerät
  3. 3. What we won’t cover.SynthesizersSequencersSamplersDrum machinesFree & Open Software projectsExploitation, exhaustion and annoyance in the DJingbusiness (as well as Greg’s penis)
  4. 4. WTFis this DJing stuff about, anyways?
  5. 5. Whatis this DJing stuff about, anyways?
  6. 6. Spinninthe decksvinyl & turntablism
  7. 7. Your average turntable: platter pitch adj. search start/stop
  8. 8. Your average turntable: track search platter pitch adj. search start/stop
  9. 9. So we herdu like mp3z.CDs/mp3-CDRs/DVDs & USB driveson CDJs
  10. 10. Your (not so) average CDJ: platter search pitch adj. start/stop
  11. 11. Your (not so) average CDJ: platter track search search pitch adj. start/stop
  12. 12. Your (not so) average CDJ: } all kinds of fanciness platter track search search pitch adj. start/stop
  13. 13. Digital VinylSystemsvinyl emulationsoftware FTW
  14. 14. Digital Vinyl System (DVS) DVS = ([turntable|CDJ] + timecode [record|CD]) + ADC + laptop + mixer WHEREthe ADC (analog-to-digital converter, generally a dedicated multi-channelsoundcard or USB/FireWire audio interface box thingy) takes the analogsignal from a timecode vinyl record or CD and transforms it (guess what!)to a digital signal, so your shiny laptop/$device can cope with it; ANDthe laptop is running a piece of software whose job it is to map the signalit gets from the ADC to the $soundfile playing, routing the retouchedmusic stream back to the ADC (from where its handed over to the mixer).
  15. 15. Popular DVSs include (nlt): Serato Scratch Live Native Instruments Traktor Scratch Pro Stanton FinalScratch Record Numark Virtual Vinyl M-Audio Torq Control Vinyl Mixxx Image-Line Deckadance (can be controlled with pretty much anything, really)
  16. 16. DVS connections
  17. 17. Serato SL - setup
  18. 18. Serato SL - file browser
  19. 19. Ready ...
  20. 20. Ready ... steady ...
  21. 21. Ready ... steady ... go!
  22. 22. Mix it!a mixers anatomy
  23. 23. Your average mixer: gain (input trim) } treble mid 3-band EQ bass cue (pre-fader listener) channel fader cross-fader
  24. 24. Your average mixer: gain (input trim) } treble mid 3-band EQ bass cue (pre-fader listener) channel fader cross-fader
  25. 25. Controllersputting you in(Traktor) Kontrol.
  26. 26. NURI BREAK!!!1!!1
  27. 27. MixMeisteran example for asoftware-only DJingsolution
  28. 28. MixMeister.app
  29. 29. MixMeister.app
  30. 30. Match-making1, 2, 3, setlist!
  31. 31. Rhythm,baby!beats, bars, pulse &patterns
  32. 32. Got Rhythm?beat: what youd count to (4/4)bar/measure: in that case, a full cycle of 4 beatspulse/meter: the logical entity of what youre hearingpattern: a series of more or less accentuatedpercussion sounds; basically, whats making musicgenres distinguishable from each other
  33. 33. Measures & hypermeasures
  34. 34. What is house?House music is a universal language, spoken and understood by all. Yousee, house is a feeling, that noone can understand really unless youre deepinto the vibe of house. House is an uncontrollable desire to jack your body.And, as I told you before, this is OUR house, and OUR house music.
  35. 35. What is house?House music is a universal language, spoken and understood by all. Yousee, house is a feeling, that noone can understand really unless youre deepinto the vibe of house. House is an uncontrollable desire to jack your body.And, as I told you before, this is OUR house, and OUR house music.
  36. 36. Rhythmic patterns House Techno
  37. 37. Key is key.from soundwaves tothe Camelot wheel
  38. 38. Harmonic mixing basicsTwo tracks will be harmonically compatible if their respective keys arefound in some specific correspondence with each other. Some of thesecorrespondences work better to the Western ear, some less.At this point, I could explain to you as to why the frequency f = v/λ wherethe wavespeed v = √T/µ and λ is one full wavecycle, and how this affectsnot only sympathetic vibrations in real instruments, beating, or evenwave cancellation, plus a significant difference in what wed call nice(harmonic) or not - OR, lets just call in a short...
  39. 39. WHITEBOARD BREAK!!!1!!1
  40. 40. Key compatibility cases Same key/tonality (tonic) Relative major/minor key Dominant key (perfect V) Sub-dominant key (perfect IV = I - V)
  41. 41. Key compatibility cases Same key/tonality (tonic) Relative major/minor key Dominant key (perfect V) Sub-dominant key (perfect IV = I - V) Dominant of the relative major/minor key Sub-dominant of the relative major/minor key
  42. 42. The Camelot Wheel
  43. 43. The Camelot Wheel Am
  44. 44. The Camelot Wheel Am C (rel. maj.)
  45. 45. The Camelot Wheel Em (dom) Am
  46. 46. The Camelot Wheel Em (dom) AmDm (sub-dom)
  47. 47. The Camelot Wheel Am C (rel. maj.)
  48. 48. The Camelot Wheel Am G (rel. dom) C (rel. maj.)
  49. 49. The Camelot Wheel Am G (rel. dom) C (rel. maj.)F (rel. sub-dom)
  50. 50. The Camelot Wheel Em (dom) Am Dm (sub-dom) G (rel. dom) C (rel. maj.)F (rel. sub-dom)
  51. 51. Energy Boost & modulationGo up 1 or pref. 2 semitones from your current key:Am => Bbm resp. BmReflected in the Camelot wheel, thatd be adding 7resp. 2 to your current position:8A => 3A resp. 10AMixing a major to a minor key or vice versa is alsoconsidered a modulation mix; however, it is essentialthe melody lines DO NOT clash in the mix.
  52. 52. The Camelot Wheel, again... Am
  53. 53. The Camelot Wheel, again... Bbm (+1) Am
  54. 54. The Camelot Wheel, again... Bm (+2) Bbm (+1) Am
  55. 55. Enter Rapid Evolution!
  56. 56. Feedingthe monsteror, how to treat yourmp3 collection
  57. 57. Building your mp3 collection Listen Listen again! Tag Detect key Organize Analyze
  58. 58. mp3 tagging/ID3 Editors
  59. 59. Building your mp3 collection Listen you Listen again! Tag Detect key Organize Analyze
  60. 60. Building your mp3 collection Listen you Listen again! Tag Detect key Organize Analyze
  61. 61. Building your mp3 collection Listen you Listen again! Tag ID3 editor Detect key Organize Analyze
  62. 62. Building your mp3 collection Listen you Listen again! Tag ID3 editor Detect key Rapid Evolution Organize Analyze
  63. 63. Building your mp3 collection Listen YOU! Listen again! Tag ID3 editor Detect key Rapid Evolution Organize Analyze
  64. 64. Building your mp3 collection Listen YOU! Listen again! Tag ID3 editor Detect key Rapid Evolution Organize Analyze Scratch Live
  65. 65. Digital Vinyl E DSystems S I T V I R E
  66. 66. Ready ...
  67. 67. Ready ...
  68. 68. Ready ... steady ...
  69. 69. Ready ... steady ... go!
  70. 70. Ready ... steady ... go!
  71. 71. m/ d^.^b m/& now, ladiesngentlemen: have Spaß am Gerät!
  72. 72. References & linksSerato Scratch Live & Rane hardware: http://serato.com/scratchliveNative Instruments Traktor/Kontrol:http://www.native-instruments.com/#/products/dj/traktor/MixMeister: http://www.mixmeister.com/Harmonic mixing:http://www.mixshare.com/wiki/doku.php?id=mixing_harmonicallyRapid Evolution: http://www.mixshare.com/software.htmlID3 Editor: http://www.pa-software.com/product.php?prod=BC3B2E3ATag&Rename: http://www.softpointer.com/tr.htmmumpid3: http://www.phonoelit.org/mumpid3.html
  73. 73. Contact @astera & @joernchen of bookings/requests via industrie@magmakern.com
  74. 74. WAT ** This slide was specifically hand-crafted with much <3 and fear of eye cancer for @maclemon.

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