How To: Fix a wobbly platter problem on a turntable

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.

How To: Mix a slow track to a faster one on a DJ mixer

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 from a slow track to a faster song. In other words, this video shows you how you can step up your mix by 5, 10, 15 beats per minute (BPM). Watch this DJ tutorial so you can learn how to mix a slow track to a faster one.

How To: Beatbox basic beats

Watch this music tutorial video to learn how to beatbox basic beats with Venolla. The basic beats include kick drum, closed hi-hat, rim shot, falsetto, and other techniques. Beatboxing will be easy once you've watched this helpful how-to video that is perfect for beginners.

How To: Use the roll feature on the Pioneer DJM-800 mixer

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 use the roll feature on the DJM-800 mixer. This feature basically samples music. Watch this DJ tutorial and you can learn how to use the roll feature on the DJM-800 mixer.

How To: Connect your laptop to your DJ mixer

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...

How To: Do a spin back on a vinyl turntable

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 do a spin back on a vinyl turntable. This video also how to use a vinyl turntable to get a faster spin back. Watch this DJ tutorial and you can learn how to do a spin back on a vinyl turntable.

How To: Fix or replace Technics SL1200 tone arm

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...

How To: Use the back of a Gemini CDM-3600

In this instructional DJ video, take a look at the back of the Gemini CDM-3600 unit to learn how to use the inputs and outputs. This video is ideally for beginners who are just starting off as DJs and need some advice on the various outlets. Learn how to use the back of a Gemini CDM-3600 by watching this DJ tutorial video.

Wheels of Steel: A Virtual Turntable in Your Browser

Wheels of Steel is a virtual browser-based turntable emulator created by Scott Schiller, a Canadian developer who works on Flickr at Yahoo. This project will appeal to those who A) dig turntablism and B) are knowledgeable in web development. I know nothing of the latter, but from what I can tell, Wheels of Steel appears to be significant because unlike its predecessors, it employs CSS3 instead of flash. Since I'm not familiar with the topic, here's Scott on the history and technical details o...

How To: Mix dubstep style music

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...

How To: Mix 80s era music as a DJ

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...

How To: Beat match with off beats

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...

How To: Use a VESTAX VCM-100 midi and audio controller

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 VESTAX VCM-100 midi and audio controller. This tutorial also shows you the similarities between this and a separate DJ mixer and CDJ turntable. Watch this DJ tutorial and you can learn how to use the VESTAX VCM-100 midi and audio controller.

How To: Spin back on a CDJ turntable

Interested in jockeying discs? Compact discs? If so, you'll want a CDJ, which will let you do with your CDs what your turntable permits you to do with your records. In this tutorial, you'll learn how to spin back on a CDJ turntable while simultaneously setting up cue points. For more, and to get started using advanced spin back techniques on your own CDJ , take a look!

How To: Attach the earth cable to the back of a DJ mixer

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!

How To: Know when to bring a second track in with turntables

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. In this how to video we look at music structure and how by counting bars we can bring the next track in at a better place. This technique gives a better sounding mix. Watch this DJ tutorial and you can learn how to mix your tracks better by knowing when to bring the next track in.

How To: Cue your vinyl records on a turntable

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...

How To: Use the live external effect plugin in Ableton Live

The raging debate in the electronic music world between digital and hardware music production is virulent and unnecessary when the best setup is clearly a mix of the two. In this video you'll learn how to get your computer and your DJ hardware together by using the Ableton Live external effect plugin to control sounds from your gear using the computer. It's the best of both worlds!

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