Learn How to Become a DJ with Traktor Part I
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Learn How to Become a DJ in no time. Including basic mixing techniques you can use with any DJ Software.
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Created by Max Porcelli
Last updated 7/2017
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  • 3 hours on-demand video
  • 3 Articles
  • 7 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • How to Jumpstart My DJ Career
  • How to Mix using a Digital DJing Software
  • Understand Electronic Music Recurrences
  • How to Use Effects, Filters and Loops Effectively
  • How to Manage Track Deck Functionalities
  • How to use the Mixer
  • The Aesthetic of Sound
  • How to Create a DJ Set from Scratch
  • How to Create and Organize Playlists
  • How to Manage Your Tack Collection
  • A Fast Course Dashboard Email Support Response
  • Lifetime Access
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Requirements
  • Be a Music Enthusiast
  • A Traktor Pro License (Free Demo Version Available on Native Instruments Site)
  • A Computer or Mobile Device with an Internet Connection
  • A Pair of Speakers or Headphones
Description

Learn How to Become a Dj in no time. 
Including advanced mixing techniques you can use with any DJ Software. 
Finally a comprehensive guide to using Traktor for your DJ Sets, Podcasts or Party Time. 
Welcome to this course dedicated to one of today's leading DJ software, the Traktor Pro Digital DJ Software. 
If you are looking for a complete DJ Mixing course, you are now in the right place!


About this Course
The course is divided into two Parts.

  1. The first one is and explains some basic mixing techniques and many basic Traktor functionalities and configurations
  2. Learn How to Become a DJ with Traktor Part II treats advanced mixing styles to maximize your set and let your crowd scream. You will also understand how to promote you as DJ on the WEB in an efficient way.

In any case, the course is so structured that you can learn to mix like a PRO even with the First Course only.
But if you want to go deeper and learn many advanced mixing techniques and many others tips and tricks, the Course Part 2 is what you need to take your DJ skill to the next level.

Enrolling into this course, you will be also entitled to download for FREE all the songs used in this course.


Now let’s understand something more…
During the course, we will learn together how to manage Traktor and the entire Track Collection, how to create a DJ Set from scratch and how to manage Playlists, everything explained with easy words, tips and tricks and practical mixing example, that is the best way to learn how to DJ effectively.

What will you learn?
Together, we will understand:

  • How to Manage Traktor Software and Updates
  • The Track Database Management
  • How to Prepare Dj Set and Playlists
  • The Track Deck Functionalities
  • How to use the Mixer
  • Understand Electronic Music Recurrences
  • How to use Traktor Effects
  • The Aesthetic of Sound 
  • The Harmonic Mixing
  • Gain Visibility Using Social Networks


Experience at your fingertips
Since 2007, 989Records is also Class DJ Courses in the north east of Italy through its educational division. Today we want to provide you all the experience gained in years of face-to-face DJ Courses and direct students feedbacks, allowing us to develop an effective method to teach the art of mixing to everyone who wants to start or improve basic and advanced DJ Skills.

But there’s more!
A quiz at the end of each section will certify your preparation regarding the last treated topic: in this way you will be sure you can move prepared to the new section of the course.
Thanks to the big text annotations and big zooms, you can also follow the course even from a mobile device with small display, like your phone or tablet, wherever you are.

Also remember:
Lifetime FREE access to the course and full 30-Day Money Back Guarantee!

So let’s see together how this powerful DJ software works.
Learn How to Become a Dj with Traktor today.
Enrol today and Jumpstart Your DJ Career now!

 

 

Who is the target audience?
  • Aspiring DJs
  • Music Enthusiasts
  • Electronic Music Lovers
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Curriculum For This Course
74 Lectures
03:05:44
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Let's Start
11 Lectures 25:05

Your Course Feedback
00:39

A Summary of all the Topics Treated in this Section: 

  1. Definition of a Good Mix
  2. Traktor Versions
  3. Common Setups (Keyboard Vs. Controller, Timecode)
  4. Download Traktor (from the site)
  5. The Service Center
  6. Traktor Installation
  7. Traktor Update
Section 1 Summary
00:37

Let's start defining what a Good Mix is.

Definition of a Good Mix
02:51

As you probably already know, TRAKTOR is the most powerful and versatile DJ software available today but there are Differences Between Versions. Let’s now start by understanding the Differences Between all available Traktor Versions.


Traktor Versions
02:56

You can use Traktor in many different ways such as in Internal or External Mixer or with/without controller. Let's understand something more...

Common Setups
04:01

In this lecture we will see together how to download your Traktor PRO Demo Version from the Native Instruments Site.


Download Traktor
02:17

The SERVICE CENTER is a Native Instruments Software that manages all products activations on your computer from one unique place

Service Center
03:09

A lecture dedicated to the Traktor Installation process.

Traktor Installation
03:07

In this lecture we will talk about how to manage Traktor updates.

Traktor Updates
02:05

A fast recap of all the topics treated in this Section.

Preview 01:01

Section 1 Quiz
11 questions
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Configure Traktor
6 Lectures 17:18

A Summary of all the Topics Treated in this Section: 

1 A General Sections Overview
2 Traktor Audio Setup
3 Traktor MIDI Controller Setup
4 How to add a Microphone to Traktor


Section 2 Summary
00:25

In this lecture we will see together the main areas and elements of your TRAKTOR software. 

General Sections Overview
05:39

In this lecture we will introduce the Preferences window where most customization options in TRAKTOR occur. This is really a complex window with many options. Let’s start with the Audio setup. 

The Preferences Window - Audio Setup
04:24

In this lecture we will understand how to connect your external MIDI controller to TRAKTOR.

Preview 03:50

During your set, you might need to use a microphone so let’s have a look about how to configure it.

Adding a Microphone
02:23

A fast recap of all the topics treated in this Section.

Preview 00:37

Section 2 Quiz
15 questions
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Track Deck
9 Lectures 17:33

A Summary of all the Topics Treated in this Section: 

1 How to Load a Track into a Deck
2 Deck Types and Flavour
3 Track Deck Introduction
4 Deck Layout Configuration 
5 Tip - KeyLock or Master Tempo
6 Tip - General Configuration – Load Only Into Stopped Deck 

Section 3 Summary
00:46

Free Songs Part I
00:30

In this fast new lecture  we will understand how to load a track into Traktor's deck.

Loading a Track into a Deck
01:19

With the exception of Traktor Le 2, on the other Traktor versions, each of the 4 virtual decks can operate in 4 different modes called Flavors. 

Deck Types and Flavour
02:42

In this lecture we will see together a general Track Deck Overview. This is only a short intro. We will better focus on specific Track deck functions in some dedicated lectures during the course.

Track Deck Introduction
03:56

We will open again the preferences window to understand how to configure you Traktor Deck Layout.

Deck Layout Configuration
03:57

In this lecture we will talk about track Key and KeyLock Function.

Tip - KeyLock or Master Tempo
02:00

Let's understand how to prevent one of the most common mistake you can do while playing your set when you are absent-minded...

Tip – Load Only Into Stopped Deck
01:29

A fast recap of all the topics treated in this Section.

Preview 00:54

Section 3 Quiz
9 questions
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Mixer
7 Lectures 15:24

A Summary of all the Topics Treated in this Section: 

1 Channel Faders and Cross Fader
2 Traktor EQs, Filters and Gain
3 Tip -  Acoustic Trick with EQs (Fletcher-Munson)
4 Tip - Suggestion Regarding the Limiter 
5 Track Cueing (Pre - Listen to a track over the internal Traktor Mixer)


Section 4 Summary
00:38

Welcome to this section dedicated to the mixer. The mixer is the place where you can control your the sound of your tracks to create amazing mixes or great transition. Let's talk about Channel Faders and Cross Fader.

Preview 02:52

In this lecture we will get deep into the mixer Equalizations, Filters and gain knobs.

Preview 04:20

In this lecture we will talk about psycho acoustic. Yes, a good DJ is also capable to control the sound perception in order to obtain great effects and mixes.

Tip - Acoustic Trick with EQs (Fletcher-Munson)
02:09

Welcome to this new lecture dedicated to Traktor's limiter configuration.

Tip - Suggestion Regarding the Limiter
02:30

How to Pre-Listen to a track over the internal Traktor Mixer.

Track Cueing
01:59

A fast recap of all the topics treated in this Section.

Preview 00:56

Section 4 Quiz
9 questions
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Browser and Tracks Collection Management
7 Lectures 16:00

A Summary of all the Topics Treated in this Section: 

1 The Track Collection
2 The Track Analysis process
3 Track Editing
4 The Track Collection Maintenance
5 The Preview Player Part 2


Section 5 Summary
00:29

We can define Traktor’s Track Collection as the result of all the songs you are using or you are going to use in Traktor. 

Track Collection
03:35

Welcome to this new lecture dedicated to the track analysis process.

Track Analysis
03:42

Sometimes, it’s possible you need to modify some track Meta Data such as Song Genre, Title, Artist or Album Name, Cover Artwork, etc.. Let's see how to do it.

Track Editing
02:26

Let’s assume this concept: a consistent track collection is a great starting point in live situation.

Collection Maintenance
02:47

Welcome to this new lecture dedicated to Traktor Preview Player.

The Preview Player Part 2
02:20

A fast recap of all the topics treated in this Section.

Preview 00:41

Section 5 Quiz
11 questions
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Understand Electronic Music
5 Lectures 16:53

A Summary of all the Topics Treated in this Section: 

1 How an electronic song is made (common occurrences)
2 Bars, Beats, Time signature and Phrases
3 Beat Grid and Grid Advanced Panel

Section 6 Summary
00:29

An essential prerogative for a DJ is to understand how an electronic song is made. Understanding this essential concept will help you to find the right place where a song can be mixed and where not.

How an Electronic Song is Made (Common Occurrences)
02:44

In this lecture we will understand together how to count music. In the first lecture of this course, we introduced what a good mix is. If you remember, we also talked about phrasing. In this lecture we will understand more about this essential aspect.

Bars, Beats, Time signature and Phrases
08:31

In this lecture we are going to understand another concept of a good mix: the Beat Matching.

Beat Grid and Grid Advanced Panel
04:32

A fast recap of all the topics treated in this Section.

Preview 00:37

Section 6 Quiz
12 questions
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How To Create a DJ Set (Plus Free Tracks)
7 Lectures 22:10

A Summary of all the Topics Treated in this Section: 

1 The DJ Set
2 Selecting Tracks For your Playlists
3 Create and Manage Traktor Playlists
4 Where to Purchase your Tracks
5 Create Your Own Playlist (Free Tracks Download)


Section 7 Summary
00:25

A DJ set is something personal and may vary from ear to ear, personal taste and genre to genre but let’s try to understand something that is common to every DJ Set.

The DJ Set
04:05

Let’s now understand something more about how to select your tracks for your DJ Set playlist. When we create a playlist, we need to select a correct order of tracks, taking in mind what is called the Aesthetic of Sound.

Selecting Tracks For your Playlists
04:21

In this lecture we are going to understand how to create a playlist for your DJ Set. Basically, a playlist is a means of grouping tracks with a specific order.

Preview 05:29

In this section I want to show your some online shops where I often purchase my tracks. Remember, always support your artists, purchase tracks, do not download them from torrents or from a Youtube video.

Where to Purchase your Tracks
06:00

The goal of this lecture is to you create your first sequence of tracks.

While creating your playlist, remember the concept of wave and all the other suggestion we have seen together.

Create Your Own Playlist (Free Tracks Download)
01:14

A fast recap of all the topics treated in this Section.

Preview 00:36

Section 7 Quiz
20 questions
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How to Prepare your Tracks for the Set
8 Lectures 18:42

A Summary of all the Topics Treated in this Section: 

1 Cue Point and HotCue
2 Cue Point Types
3 Snap and Quantize
4 Loop Controls 
5 Setting Some Cue Points
6 Flux Mode


Section 8 Summary
00:29

In this lecture we will talk about Cue Points and HotCues. You can use Cue Points to mark specific positions in your track.

Preview 04:22

Traktor allows you to use several types of Cue Points. When you set a Cue Point, from the drop-down menu in Cue Panel you can choose between...

Cue Point Types
03:00

In this fast lecture we are going to talk about the Snap and the Quantize buttons.

Note that the Snap and Quantize buttons are not available in Traktor LE 2. 

Snap and Quantize
02:17

In this new lecture we are going to talk about Traktor's Loop Controls.

Loop Controls
02:47

Let add together some Cue Points to the tracks you have downloaded in the previous section.

Setting Some Cue Points
03:36

Hello and welcome to this new lecture dedicated to the Flux mode. The flux mode can be used with Cues and Loops and it’s basically a function to maintain the phrasing of your track.

Traktor Flux Mode
01:32

A fast recap of all the topics treated in this Section.

Preview 00:39

Section 8 Quiz
13 questions
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Traktor Effects
5 Lectures 08:39

A Summary of all the Topics Treated in this Section: 

1 Dry - Wet Concept
2 Single and Group Effects
3 Tip About Reverb and Delay

Section 9 Summary
00:31

In this new section we will talk about Traktor Effects.

But before we can hear an effect in action, we need to understand the Dry/Wet concept.

Dry - Wet Concept
01:32

Let’s now understand something more about Traktor Effects.

Single and Group Effects
03:30

Let's now something that comes from the music production world. The trick I’m going to explain you is all about the aesthetic of sound when using your effects in Traktor.

Preview 02:20

A fast recap of all the topics treated in this Section.

Preview 00:46

Section 9 Quiz
10 questions
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Practical Mixing Techniques
9 Lectures 28:08

A Summary of all the Topics Treated in this Section: 

1 Sync (Beatmatching)
2 The Master Clock 
3 Definition of Good Mix Recap
4 Your first Mix - Till the End + Filters
5 Another Till the End Mix Example (fai scaricare tip toes e funk it)
6 Faders Vs. Crossfaders

Section 10 Summary
00:38

Till now, we have discovered all the basic and advanced functions of the software with some tip and tricks you will find useful during your DJ set.

And finally in this section we will make some practical mixing activities!

Sync (Beatmatching)
04:29

We can say that a Deck can provide the Master Tempo and the Master Phase while the Master Clock can provide a Tempo and a Tick, this last one useful to sync Traktor to other software or digital audio workstations.

The Master Clock
03:03

Definition of Good Mix Recap
01:19

Yes! It’s now time for our first mix!

We now know all the main functions of the software and we can now put on our headphones and finally mix!

Your first Mix - Till the End + Filters
09:29

Practice, Practice PRACTICE!!!

Another Till the End Mix Example
03:24

The Crossfader enables you to make transitions between Decks by dragging it from one side to the other. 

Faders Vs. Crossfaders
03:44

A fast recap of all the topics treated in this Section.

Section 10 Recap
01:08

Section 10 Quiz
11 questions

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About the Instructor
Max Porcelli
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Max Porcelli is a Steinberg Certified Trainer, DJ, Producer and Remixer with a degree in multimedia and technological sciences. Since 2007 he's been running the Educational Division of 989Records, an independent electronic record label producing a variety of electronic music genres and working with many artists from around the globe. The aim of the division is to develop electronic music culture and all its related technologies.

Having followed more than 200 students during his educational activities, Max has become a point of reference for many musicians, DJs, producers and enthusiasts in the north east of Italy. 989Records head honcho, he started his musical career in 1989 and is currently one of the most active and chameleonic producers of the Italian electronic scene, with almost 70 singles, EP, albums and remixes already produced and published. Over the years, he has worked with Pacha Records and several important Italian labels such Rise, Absolutely, Airplane, Molto Rec, remixing artists like Inaya Day, Angie Brown (Incognito), Jocelyn Brown, Cheryl Porter, Oliver Cheatham (Room 5) and many others.

Since December 2016, Max is one of the HeavensGate Deep Radio Show Resident DJs, Showcasing everything from Deep House, Tech & Techno - Syndicated Worldwide.