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...
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.
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.
Learn how to scratch records and samples with any midi controller or trigger finger. Check it out.
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.
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!
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 pimp up your Pioneer CDJ-400 mixer. Just follow the simple step by step instructions: remove the two small screws and take off the see through piece of plastic, place a picture down on top of the platter and replace the cover, and re-screw the two screws. ...
How you can play a toon backwards on a DJ turntable (like a Technics 1200) that does not have the button to reverse the turntable.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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!
Ever wonder how to play 7" vinyl records on a turntable? Guess what that round piece that came with your turntable is for.
How to remove the knobs and sliders on a DJ mixer to replace the crossfader or make other repairs.
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.
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...
The jog wheel increases and decreases the speed of the music being played. Part 1 of 2 - How to Dj using the jog wheel on a table top CDJ.
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.
A tip on mixing in uk Garage, 4/4 to the floor style!!
Watch this video to learn what types of tracks or songs are best for scratching. Good for beginning for DJs.
This is a tutorial on Mixmeister Pro 6 software for DJs, but most versions of Mixmeister work the same way.
DJing with your laptop computer requires a combination of specialized hardware and software. This video tutorial demonstrates how to DJ with your laptop computer, using both a Mac and PC system. From the audio output jack, connect your laptop to an amplifier, then to your mixer where you can apply effects to your music.
Learn a simple way to keep the cables in your DJ setup or PA system organized using gaffer's tape and/or zip ties.
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to mix beats as a DJ. When beat matching, a DJ usually uses headphones. Start by just listening to one song. Figure out where the beat of the song is and find the first beat of the bar (the beat count). To sync the two songs together, adjust the pitch controller. Some pitch controllers have a high pitch range than others. When the beats are properly mixed, it should sound like one complete song, almost like a remix version. This video will benefit tho...
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.
Learn how to set up the lighting rig of your mobile DJ set up - including proper light placement. Part 1 of 2 - How to Set up the lighting in your mobile DJ set up.
This informative video from howtodj.com is a basic lesson that teaches the fundamental technique of how to match beats, and pitches while DJing. Speed up or slow down the record with your finger and move the pitch control to adjust the pitch. You can also set your thumb on the platter to slow down the album. Good luck!
Check out this instructional DJ video that demonstrates how to use the pitch bend to find tune your beat matching skills. This video is great for beginning DJs who are just starting. Using the American Audio Q-SD mixer and the American Audio MCD-710 twin CD player, learn a simple trick to beat match. Practice your DJ skills by learning this technique!
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.
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.
Johnathan from DjTutor.com talks about "riding the pitch" - a technique for making sure you keep your tracks in sync when DJing.
You already know the mechanics of DJing, but you want to be an international celebrity -- or at least drink for free while showing off your music collection. Here's how to spin your hobby into a career. Watch this video to learn how to become a professional club DJ.
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.
Interested in jockeying discs? Compact discs? If so, you'll want a CDJ, which will permit you to do with your CDs what your turntable permits you to do with your records. In this tutorial, you'll learn how to set cue points using the Pioneer CDJ1000. For more, and to get started setting cue points on your own Pioneer CDJ1000, take a look!
In this video, I'll be showing you how to use T-Fix, a little rubber thing that helps keep your cables tidy. No, they're not for hanging bananas from the ceiling, and they're definitely not for flip pieces of paper across the classroom, and they're absolutely not for holding your knickers up.
Your jog wheels don't move smoothly? Here's how to fix that with ease. Quick and simple! Then you're on your way to DJ-ing success.
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.
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....