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...
Did you know that your joystick and gamepad are amazing MIDI controllers? MIJOY PRO 2 is a VSTi that lets you use your joystick or gamepad as a MIDI controller. So follow the step by step instructions outlined in this music tutorial video that demonstrates how to use your joystick or gamepad as a MIDI controller.
A look at how you can link up an amplifier to another with only needing one output from your mixer.
How to remove the knobs and sliders on a DJ mixer to replace the crossfader or make other repairs.
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 kill switches on a DJ mixer. This demonstration shows you how the kill switches work on a DJ mixer. They are a lot like using the bass, mid and top dials but the difference is that these will get rid of all the bass or mid or top in one go. Watch t...
A video for those of you just getting started. We talk about line and phono inputs, headphones, faders, crossfaders, RCA plugs, hooking up a laptop to play a program like Windows Media Player, stereo mini plugs, main outs, etc. Hook up your mixing board and turntables to your computer.
Brian Sredd gives tips and pointers on how to make a plastic slipmat for a scratchmat.
Do I need a sound card for the Vestax VCI-100? What sound card is the best for beginners? There are a lot of unanswered questions about sound cards. So here is a short instructional guide that answers most of your beginning questions about DJing with sound cards, a laptop and/or the VCI-100. The VCI-100 is just a MIDI control. No sound of any kind will come out of it. This is a sound card 101 demonstrational video.
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.
DJ Q-Bert of the Invisibl Skratch Piklz shares a tip on how to modify your vinyl records to keep them from skipping while playing or scratching with them.
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 American Audio CK1000 MP3 & CD player mixer combo. This video takes a small look at this twin CD/mp3 player. It has all the essentials needed for any DJ. To be honest, the feel and the user friendly look of it makes it perfect to take on the road t...
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.
Watch this video to learn what types of tracks or songs are best for scratching. Good for beginning for DJs.
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.
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. ...
Ever wonder how to play 7" vinyl records on a turntable? Guess what that round piece that came with your turntable is for.
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.
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.
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how a DJ chooses their songs. A DJ should be creative, unique and try to manipulate music to continue the artistic for of it. Experiment with song selections. Mix all sorts of music together such as: underground music, remixes, samples and the top 40 hits. Select songs that you enjoy. Make sure not to always play the same music or only play the popular songs on the radio because it can get annoying. This video will benefit those viewers who are interested...
The fader start makes the volume control sync up with the play/pause function on the CDJ. It will stop the music and reset it to the cue point when you put the volume control down.
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 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....
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.
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.
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...
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.
In this tutorial, we learn how to scratch records like a professional DJ with Eric Roman. First, go to your DJ equipment and move your hand back and forth to scratch the record that is inside of it. Make sure you aren't too loud so you don't over power the song you are currently playing. You can use the normal way, which is using the left player. Or, you can use the right side to open up the left player. Either way you choose to do, you are doing a back and forth movement with the record and ...
Learn how to mix soul, R&B and hip-hop into your set. 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
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.
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.
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 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!
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.
To scratch on a pioneer CDJ turntable, first select the sound you are going to use. Observe the position of the black line on the turntable in relation to the sound you've selected. Understand how much room you have to manipulate the sound and position your fingers accordingly. The platter will move in accordance to the black line and your finger. You can also lift your hand off the platter in the play and pause mode to let the sound move itself by its own accord and at its own speed. Move yo...
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 create a basic mix with two turntables. Try to concentrate on getting a basic mix first off as apposed to trying too hard to be like the pros. Watch this DJ tutorial and you can learn how to create a basic mix with two turntables.
This video shows you how to set up an active speaker system with a built-in amp. Move the gain up and have it halfway up on the mixer. The actual volume control should be set to 0 prior to moving the gain up and down. Mess around with the gain, and slowly bring the gain up until you are slowly tapping into the ampere. You can mess with the gain until it sounds right. This will increase the bass on our mixer.
Are you itching for a scratch? Learn beginner DJ scratches and techniques from a professional musician and music teacher in this free hip hop video series.
Dubstep is the music of the moment in the global underground electronic music scene, and producers from all types of music are incorporating it into their tracks. One of it's distinctive features is the "wub wub" style of bass track that dubstep producers favor, and it can improve all kinds of songs. This video will show you how to get a really good "wub wub" bass effect in FL Studio for use in all your Dubstep and fusion tracks.
Interested in having your VCI-100 feel more like a CDJ-1000 when pitch bending? Jog Grips have been designed so that your hand naturally falls half on, half off the grips when you grab the wheel. So one of your fingers activate the touch sensor while the index finger benefits from from the grip and added tactility. For step-by-step instructions on the Jog Grip installation process for VCI-100 controllers, take a look.
In this video i give you a small insight into the roll feature on the DJM-700 DJ mixer.