Tips on how to Beatmatch BY EAR!- djBJoRN.com

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  1. What I do when DJing is I look at the track I have playing and read the BPM. After picking what my next song I wish to play next. before dropping it in I will adjust the tempo of that track to match the one playing. Then I just hit play and don't need to worry about beatmatching a whole lot and I am able to mix it in.

  2. ffs,I started djing in 1991,beatmatching with ear was the only way,16%pitch range,using sync is fine if you get close manual and your doing fast,proper mixing,getting the tracks laid at specific points for the best mix,ya NEED to be able to beatmatch with ear&pitch,it's the first principle,if you use sync and just have records playing with no planned set you are not a DJ,there used to be no bpm counters,sync,track info,most records had different style grooves to indicate 32,64 ect beats,get real kids and do it proper,so many shit DJs who need advanced technical shit that mixes for you,ok for super speed,expertly crafted multi deck mixing which you need to learn the hard way to do,even if you get the speeds right you have to do plenty,avoiding beat jumps,sound clashes,no mixing two piano samples together,entry and exit points for best mix and effect when you cross that fader for each new track

  3. Nicely done. I've been a vinyl DJ since 1986 and you are right on point. I recently went to digital and even with all the cool technology I still use this method to beat match. It just comes naturally to me. unfortunately some younglings have no rhythm and depend on the pretty colored buttons to do what our ears can do. I'm not knocking anyone It's just that some people don't have it.

  4. Dude u don't have to cover the bpm counter bec when using a turntable there's a bpm on vinyl. That's not cheating if ur using a turntable bec that's ur basis and ur ear (if u started DJing on vinyl).

  5. I'm a 1200 technic DJ that has to deal with the fact they're not going to be 1200s everywhere I go to spin. So my question is how do I set up the tempo control to mimic a 1200 turntable? And yes can we get an example of spinning hip-hop, salsa, funk or any other challenging genre of music? Thanks!!

  6. When I started practicing beatmatching by ear I would have one song playing on one deck and keep it on a loop. Then I'd use the other deck to beatmatch. Once I got it I spun the jog wheel to mess it up and then beatmatch it again. I'd do the same with different songs over and over. It really helped me and hopefully this helps someone too

  7. 5:22 wrong. nudging corrects the position of the track in relation to the other by slowing it by changing the speed temporarily (like tapping on on vinyl). Pitch slider changes the speed in which the track is played.
    great tutorial though

  8. i have 2 tips for this.
    1: set the pitch high as fuck, that way you know its faster than the other track. nudge the jogwheel backwards and slow the pitch at the same time. do this until matched.
    2: slow the pitch down, but not as extreme as tip one. nudge the pitch up and down until you are matched. the nudging starts off with big movements and ends with really, really, small movements.

    both works on cdjs, virtul programs and vinyl. the 2nd tip dont need nudging.

  9. I am really interested in djing. Where should I start, as a real beginner, and what instruments, equipment should I buy. Help me Out

  10. I had the worst time the first time a played with CDJ, i didnt know that the bpm can change while mixing, it did it the whole set!

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