April 2009

What Kind of DJ Should I Be?

by Mixing Dj on April 20, 2009

in DJ Tutorials

This is one of the first questions you will ask yourself when you are deciding to become a DJ –“What kind of DJ should I be?” Before you go any further, before you even learn how to beatmatch, you have to make a decision on this question. Your decision will influence what kind of equipment you get, what music you play, how much money you’ll make and lots more. So, what kind of DJs are there? Let’s find out.

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How to Beatmatch (Part 3)

by Mixing Dj on April 1, 2009

in DJ Tutorials

In Part 1 of How to Beatmatch we learned how to beatmatch on a very basic level, just matching the beats of two tracks playing at the same speed. In Part 2 we learned a useful trick to easier beatmatching by cueing the track the moment before the beat hits and releasing it at the same time as the beat is hitting in the track that’s playing. In Part 3 let’s learn how to beatmatch two tracks that have different speeds.

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How to Beatmatch (Part 2)

by Mixing Dj on April 1, 2009

in DJ Tutorials

Let’s continue from where we left off in How to Beatmatch (part 1).

You are now familiar with the basic concept of how to beatmatch and what beatmatching is. But in How to Beatmatch (Part 1) I only talked about beatmatching 2 copies of the same song, and the result didn’t sound that good anyway. Let’s get a little more advanced in Part 2 of How to Beatmatch.

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How to Beatmatch (Part 1)

by Mixing Dj on April 1, 2009

in DJ Tutorials

One of the first things you will need to do as a DJ is learn how to beatmatch. You’ll probably be tempted to skip this crucial step and get right to the music but it is absolutely essential that you first learn how to beatmatch. An important thing to remember is that a great DJ not only knows how to feel the crowd and has a sense for good song selection but also has great technique. And one of the most important techniques in mixing music is beatmatching.

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