This course builds up knowledge of everything you need to know to DJ using DJing software. There are around 1.4 hours of video which show the essential skills required to compete with the best DJs in the world. The focus of this course is in Traktor and Virtual DJ, although the skills are applicable to any DJ software.
Requirements: PC or Mac running DJ software.
Traktor Pro, is available from all good stores. Demos versions are also available from the Native Instruments website
This video guides you through some of the important controls and settings in Virtual DJ. The HOME edition of this is available free from: http://www.virtualdj.com/download/free.html
This video shows the fundamental processes behind beat matching. Manual beat matching is achieveable with DJ software as well as CD or Vinyl Decks. This videos shows you how.
This video shows techniques used by professional DJs to beat match more complex drum formations. Virtual DJ's unique display acts as the perfect teaching aid to show you exactly how the professionals do it.
Gone are the days when a DJ plays tracks without using effects or samplers. This video shows how you can use Virtual DJ's Loop Player to manipulate tracks to put your stamp on your own mixes.
This video shows you around the popular Traktor Pro DJ software.
This video shows you how to manually beat match with Native Instruments Traktor Pro (everything is applicable to Traktor Pro 2).
A must see video! This is at the heart of the DJ's mixing skill, watch this video to find out how you can use the EQ controls more effectly in your mixes.
This video shows how to access Traktor Pro's beat grid controls. Set these to perfectly automate every track in your collection.
It's all about learning! Now you have the technical know-how you must practice and develop your skills. This video explains new areas to explore to help with you learning and development as a DJ.
At 33 years of age, I've been mixing for over half of my life. I started mixing when I persuaded my parents to buy me a set of Technics 1210 turntables at the age of 16. My mum said that it was going to be a "5 minute wonder" at the time... she had no idea what she had helped to create.
It was only a couple of years before I started DJing in clubs around the UK. This then led to producing my own tracks under various pseudomyms. Then in 2007 I developed DJTutorial.com to try to bridge the gap between internet technologies and DJ training. Shortly after that I created WarpingAbleton.com which has fast become the world's leading DJ Services website which offers support to Ableton Live, Traktor and other Digital DJs.
The lectures found on this site are a combination of material from DJTutorial.com and WarpingAbleton.com to provide the very best training at an extremely low cost. I hope you enjoy this material and look forward to reading your comments.