Learn To DJ: An Introduction to Digital DJing- djBJoRN.com



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  1. So I watched this series from start to finish, (what there was, of it) back in 2012, and have recently rediscovered it, now, years later. I've been DJing for 6 years, since 2011, (actually a little less than one month before this video came out) and now am rewatching this series and I am learning new things and it is so exciting! Y'know how they say in some videos, "If you only take away one thing from this video?" Well I took one thing away, before. But now, I get to take another NEW thing away, and learn even more and I'm just so jazzed and inspired.

  2. This is great! I want to learn this new, digitized version of djaying. I am from the old world of vinyl dj, late 70's, through the 80's and some 90's era; Back then, the ears and hands were the tools for accurate beat matching and special effects like, backspins and scratching. Man, those were good days! I'm looking forward to joining this course since I've just started to practice using a Numark Mixpro 3… I am lost on this thing!! Hopefully i'll get the hang of it.

  3. I'm a transition from CD to digital, so I need all the tips I can get. I haven't even really touched my Pioneer xdj-r1. I'm organizing my music, i have over 4,000 CD's that I turned digital but not knowing some of which I converted in different formats. I have thousands of single Mp3's with no id3 tag info. I'm working it out with different software but it's tedious. Thanks for the courses, i truly have learned a lot

  4. This seems exactly what I'm looking for, been wanting to be a DJ for awhile now and I finally have a nice set up at home to start cracking at it. Looking forward to the series!

  5. in the 90's i used to mess about with vinyls. wasnt really any good bearly got the hang of beat matching when i realized i really couldnt affoard it. i had some crazy belt driven decs with mixer and pitch controlls all built in to 1 big suitcase, which generally lived under my bed with no reall room to set it up. i really like drum and bass but mostly jungle. but any time i find a really good set with some great tracks on it. they inevitably have an mc yammering all over it for the entire set, and yelling rewind any time a really good tune comes in. this to me atleast ruins the music. so i decided to do my own mixes. im not that good at it yet. and have only just bought a cheap controller. the instant i got the controller i started using loops which is something i never thought i would do. but to be able to set a loop of the beat at the end of a track gives you the extra time you may need to get your new track at just the right spot and matched up better. alternetavly it also lets me set a loop of the beats of my new track which i can play for a while before bringing the new track in properly which seems to make the tracks blend better as you are used to hearing the tone or volume or even the extra highs and crashes of the new beat.

    i still think vinyl is where djing needs to be on a professional level. but for being at home or just some friends around or a small house party then digital has to be the choice for 90% of people who want to mix their own songs.

    personally i really dont have the space, also my 2 year old would inevitably manage to destroy my equipment/vinyls, and if the equipment was to big for me to be able to have set up constantly on my desk then i would never find the time to set it up and play.
    digital djing for me is the only way i can hope to do it.
    i do plan on trying to get a better setup and some time coded vinyls at some point in the future. but there is no way i could find the space for ll the vinyls i would inevitably buy. 

  6. Hey, I was wondering if I would have to eventually transfer to a macbook to professionally DJ because I'm thinking of getting a MSI GT-70 just for general needs and such. I would really like someone to reply to my message.
    Here are the stats of the laptop
    Screen Size 17.3 inches
    Screen Resolution 1920 x 1080
    Max Screen Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
    Processor 3.4 GHz Intel Core i7-4700MQ
    RAM 16 GB DDR3
    Memory Speed 1600 MHz
    Hard Drive 750 GB SATA
    Graphics Coprocessor NVIDIA Geforce GTX770M
    Graphics Card Ram Size 3000 MB
    Wireless Type 802.11bgn
    Number of USB 2.0 Ports 2
    Number of USB 3.0 Ports 3

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