DJ’ing for Freshmen – Fundamental Beat-Mixing, utilizing Vinyl Data on Turntables- djBJoRN.com



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  1. I watched this video right through what an excellent tutorial I always wondered how to set a tone arm right, I mix on cdj's started on a controller now I have ndx800s I'd love to have a vinyl set up the they are so damn pricey for home use what would you recommend at a decent price ? Under 500 per turntable

  2. Jonathan I want to say a deep and profuound thank to you. I started djing on vinyls a bit more than two years ago. I lpayed mostly with people in Hamburg then, where all kinds of genres will be played in the same set, and very little beatmatching done. More weird things like turning the turntable of etc. But I wanted to be able to beatmatch too, because most nu disco, house tech etc are so obviously produced for beatmatching the first 30 sec to 1:30 will be dull if you just play from the beginning. Same goes for outro. SO I started looking into the beatmatching. Had no clue what I was doing, didn't get anywhere. So I started asking friends about it. Either 'Iwanna learn it too' or 'yeah I used to be able to do that before I started with the computer/cds' (the cdj usually have a pretty precise autobpm) was the answer. GThen I started asking djs who were beatmatching vinyl, when I was in the club. The answers I got all fell into the category of: that's really easy, if you can count to four you can beatmatch.
    So I was kind of giving up on it. Then I was sick so I didn't play for about a year. A month ago I took it up again and figures out what you explain in the other video about adjust speed aswell as starting the cued track according to the playing beat. I was getting closer, but the few mixes that actually worked felt like pure luck. With your video I'm gonna get right back at it when I wake up tomorrow. Have a gig coming up in two weeks. Not sure to try it out then, we'll see. All love to you man! I love geeking around too, and I'm better at understanding things if I understand them profoundly, it's like an either or for me.
    Also (and I will stop writing soon) I grew up in a family with very little music, but for some reason music has always been very important to me, I listen to music almost all the time. But I grew up thinking I had no skills for playing music. Now I feel encouraged again! I remember what The Black Madonna says: Talent is a seed. Practice is what makes it grow. Thanks.

    One last thing: 'Dj Nori – Happy Sunday (Maurice Fulton Remix)' is the track that made me work on beatmatching again. That track deserves all the rubbing, loving and caring it can get. I don't feel I could fit it in a set in a way where it would work as it should without being beatmatched. Recommended!

  3. Hey guys! I made a documentary style short film about record collectors for my Honours major work last year, it's on my channel, please check it out!

  4. You should teach the nubbies  not to touch the record or platter as much as possible. If the record is slow …( Use the pitch control) You will still need to adjust the speed why not just fix it with the pitch control. still have to speed it up. So use the pitch control. Nice demo!!!

  5. if the tonearm is skipping, you shouldn't put more weight to it. It is your antiscate that is not prefect. And you shouldn0't slow down the track by touching the platter (it can get rusty from your hand and also you are damaging the motor etc), you should slow it down by the pitch (moving it up and down) or touching the outside of the track (where it is no grooves).

  6. Thanks for this excellent lesson! I have a question, Is it necesary to have the same two turntables?? I mean , the exact same model?? Because in my case, I already have a stanton t.92 direct drive, and I need to buy another turntable , Should I by another t.92??? Or I can mix without problems If I get a stanton direct drive but not the same model. Thanks in advance!

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