Learn the structure of hard house, trance, and electronica music and how to listen to the beat to know where to mix in while DJing.
Watch this video to learn what types of tracks or songs are best for scratching. Good for beginning for DJs.
This video teaches you how to become a DJ. In this session we can learn how to keep the beat off beat by keeping the timing of the beats the same. This video shows the specific way of increasing the beats and decreasing the beats according to the tracks that are played. This tutorial also has a live sample of how a beat can be matched off and a how to maintain a constant interval between the beats. It also has some specific instructions on how to maintain a constant interval between the track...
Learn how to count beats and match the beats for mixing songs on vinyl record. This how to video teaches the tricks of the trade from DJ Magic Wong.
This video shows you how to connect your laptop to your mixer. First you will need two different sound sources from your laptop to your mixer. This is so that you can use all of your mixer functions on two different channels. The way to do this is to run a 1/8" RCA cable channel 7 from your normal earphone jack to the mixer. Also use a behringer uca202 audio interface to connect to the laptop via USB cord. This provides another earphone jack. Then use a master out cable to connect it to an am...
Ever wonder how to play 7" vinyl records on a turntable? Guess what that round piece that came with your turntable is for.
Here are a few ideas on scratching without a mixer/crossfader being used.
Learn how to open up your turntable platter in order to fix a wobble on your table, getting those records to play smooth. While DJing might appear simple to the untrained eye, truly mastering the turntables requires as much time and dedication as mastering any other instrument. Fortunately, the internet is awash in free video DJing lessons like this one, which make the learning process easier than it's ever been. For more information, including detailed, step-by-step instructions, take a look.
Love Daddy Yankee? Check out this DJ tutorial video on how to make a Reggaeton beat. Watch as this instructor guides you along the beat-making process using FL Studio 7. This video is great for beginners who want to learn a few DJ tricks and techniques. Just follow along at home and you can make the next hot Reggaeton beat!
Check out this instructional DJ video that demonstrates how to attach the vinyl turn table into a mixer. In this video for the totally new DJ, learn where to plug the RCA cables (or phono plugs) from a Vinyl turntable into a DJ mixer. Discover the proper way of plugging your equipment in by watching this DJ tutorial video.
Before scratching on a given turntable, you'll need to set it up properly to ensure that you will not damage either your records or your hardware. This basic DJ tutorial demonstrates one method (among many) for adjusting up a turntable for scratching.
Want to mix and scratch like a professional DJ? To be a good DJ you need to understand the concepts of mixing tracks, adding cool effects, and of course you need a good sense of rhythm to line up the beats. This how to video sequence explains how to cut and chop on a DJ mixer. There are loads of ways of describing this technique: editing the track, washing up, mowing the lawn, or drying your hair.
Brian Sredd gives tips and pointers on how to clean vinyl records.
Check out this instructional DJ video that demonstrates how to attach the earth cable for most vinyl turntables to the back of the DJ mixer. This video is dedicated to the new DJ who is just starting out and setting up new gear. The earth cable has to be fitted to your mixer. Watch this turntable tutorial video to learn how to attach the earth cable to the back of a DJ mixer to stop any nasty buzzing sounds. Practice and enjoy!
FL Studio is a very powerful piece of audio production software, and it of course incorporates everyone favorite old-school voice distortion device: the Vocoder. This video will show you how to create a really cool vocoder effect in FL Studio, allowing you to zazz up the vocals on any track you're producing with that Zapp & Roger electrofuck edge.
Check out this instructional turntable video to learn how to cue your vinyl records. It's not scratching, but it is cueing. This takes some skill because you want to align two songs perfectly in sync. Remember, this only works if the stop and start time of your platter are the same! It does not matter if your start or stop time is 1 hour, 34 minutes and 48 seconds! Use this method if you need a clean, fast and easy way of starting a vinyl in sync. This video tutorial is great for DJs and anyo...
Does your cross fade on your mixer work properly? If it is making crackly noises, it may have dirt in it, so use contact fluid to clean it.
Modern music has a drum machine to keep the beat steady the whole time. Old school music might not have the same bpm the whole way through, so it is harder to mix.
Want to mix and scratch like a professional DJ? To be a good DJ you need to understand the concepts of mixing tracks, adding cool effects, and of course you need a good sense of rhythm to line up the beats. But you also need to know how to fix your turntables. This two part how to video explains how you can fix or replace Technics SL1200 tone arm. Also this video gives an in depth look at the Technics SL1200. Watch this two part DJ tutorial and you can learn how to fix or replace Technics SL1...
A look at how you can link up an amplifier to another with only needing one output from your mixer.
How to fix a stuck platter on a Technics SL1200 turntable and also how to fix the SL1200 if one channel is not working.
DJ Tutor teaches you how to replace the arm rest on a Technics sl1200, by bending a screwdriver at a ninety degree angle.
Want to mix and scratch like a professional DJ? To be a good DJ you need to understand the concepts of mixing tracks, adding cool effects, and of course you need a good sense of rhythm to line up the beats. This how to video explains how to use the EQ, bass, mid, and treble on a DJ mixer. This video gives you a demonstration on how to use the EQ on a DJ mixer while a track is playing. It should be set at twelve o'clock because when that track is made at the studio, it's made as a flat signal....
Learn the difference between Speakon, Jack, and XLR inputs. Also learn how to wire all of these connectors to hook up your speaker system on your PA or DJ system.
How you plug one DJ mixer in to another so you can battle or just have a good old mix with your mates with just using one PA / speaker set up.
Does your 12" vinyl record wobble in the middle of the turntable spindel? Learn how to stop records from wobbling on the platter while you're DJing.
Before you actually mix the two songs, you may want to "drop" the new song into the currently playing song. This is achieved with the cross fade. The fader can also be used for many other effects.
Want to mix and scratch like a professional DJ? To be a good DJ you need to understand the concepts of mixing tracks, adding cool effects, and of course you need a good sense of rhythm to line up the beats. This how to video explains how you can set up a big sound system. This video provides an idea of what you may need for a big sound system. Remember that an event outside will need far more power than inside an enclosed area. Watch this DJ tutorial to learn how to set up a big sound system.
What size speakers and amp are the right ones for your DJ setup? Learn how to choose the right setup for home, house party or on the road and whether you're a bedroom or mobile DJ.
This is 1 of a 2 part video talking about DMX and LED Par Cans lights as well as Dip Switches and using a DMX controller.
In this tutorial, we learn how to mix dubstep style music. A lot of people don't like dubstep because it's hard to time, but it can be done because you are just pushing the pitch control all the way down. A lot of bass will be in dubstep, which is why it is called dubstep. To count the timing, you must become familiar with dubstep and count time with the bass. The snare can also help you count the bass as well if you are new to this. Take a minute and listen to the way the bass works, the mor...
Rap music starts with a great drum beat which is the heart and soul of the track. Learn how to make music beat by beat in this free music production video series from a music studio owner and producer.
How to set a graphic EQ on a DJ system. This bit of kit is a bit like the bass, mid and top on your mixer except you don't get 3 knobs to mess about with you get anything from 15 to 30 and up.
Want to mix and scratch like a professional DJ? To be a good DJ you need to understand the concepts of mixing tracks, adding cool effects, and of course you need a good sense of rhythm to line up the beats. This how to video explains how to mix rock music. Most rock, soul, disco, motown and other old school styles had real people playing real instruments, so the timing was never exactly the same all the way through the song. So it becomes quite difficult to mix these styles. Watch this DJ tut...
Video one looks at the very basic function of the in loop sampler on the DJM-400 DJ mixer. Then learn how to use a sample with another piece of music,
Wonder how to become a great DJ? To be a good DJ you need to understand the concepts of mixing tracks, adding cool effects, and of course you need a good sense of rhythm to line up the beats. This how to video explains how you can mix a Drum and Bass track and a Hip Hop track. These two styles may seem impossible to mix, Drum and Bass has a very high energy, fast beat, and Hip Hop has a slower beat. Watch this DJ tutorial and you can learn how to mix the two popular music styles, Hip Hop and ...
For beginner DJs - Learn how to plug in and connect a vinyl turntable, a mixer, and a CDJ CD player. Also, learn to connect the amplifier.
Here is a basic series for those of you who are either just getting started with turntables or would like to soon. In the first video, we do a very basic introduction, add slip mats, set up the tone arm and set the counter weight. In part 2, we talk about records, manipulating vinyl, Cueing, Pitch & Phasing (or jeting) with 2 copys of the same record. In part 3, we cover the Baby Scratch, Scratch & release, Looping, Mixing 2 songs with the same BPM and 2 songs with different BPMs.
In this tutorial, we learn how to mix an 80s era music as a DJ. There are so many different styles of music from the 80s, start at modern day dance music to see how the beat sounds now from then. A lot of the dance music back in the 80s was off key because it was done by people and not a computer. You will first have to take several hours to construct the mix that you like. Chop and mix the different sounds together, then bring different songs in at different points. For old school, the sound...
Want to mix and scratch like a professional DJ? To be a good DJ you need to understand the concepts of mixing tracks, adding cool effects, and of course you need a good sense of rhythm to line up the beats. This how to video explains how to do basic scratching while you DJ. Improve your DJ skills by watching this tutorial and practice how to do basic scratches while you DJ.