Welcome to DJ 101 with CDJ's, Traktor & Controllers | Lessons 3-6

 

DJ 101 with Will Marshall | Pyramind | CDJ's Traktor and Controllers

Course Overview: Will Marshall is an in-demand DJ, consultant and coder who's worked with a who's who of top-tier talent and manufacturers. During his time as artist-in-residence at Pyramind, he not only taught the on-campus DJing class but also found time to develop this online class, write new drivers for the QuNeo (Keith McMillen Instruments), produce new tracks and consult with a dozen international DJs and producers.

This ground-up look at the art of DJ'ing begins with the basic fundamentals of beat matching, followed by more advanced techniques such as 4 deck mixing, Traktor, effects, EQ, levels, stage presence and psychology, track selection, setup and more.

This page goes through Lessons 3 - 6, and there is a link at the bottom to move to the next set of Lessons.

 


Lesson 3: Mixers

Xone 92 Rundown ­ 1:43

Gain Knobs ­ 4:18

EQ ­ 6:45

Crossfader ­12:47

Cue Buttons and Volume Faders ­ 15:48

Microphone Channels ­ 17:20

Filters ­ 19:18

LED Display, Master, Booth and Cue Controls ­ 24:40

Mixer Routing & Signal Flow ­ 31:31

Channel Inputs ­ 2:02, 32:28

Basic DJ Mixing Techniques ­ 36:49

Mix Walkthrough ­ 43:44


Lesson 4: Intro to Traktor

Traktor Interface Overview ­ 3:10

Browser Section ­ 6:29

The Deck Controls ­ 12:00

Hot Cues ­ 18:27

Global Section ­ 22:26

Mixer Section ­ 25:38


Lesson 5: Using Hardware with Traktor

Configuring CDJ’s With Traktor ­ 2:48

Basic CDJ Routing ­ 4:04

Traktor Preferences ­ 6:37

Controlling Traktor With CDJ 2000s ­ 8:47

Issues and Concerns When Using CDJs With Traktor ­ 12:36

Using the Kontrol X1 With Traktor ­ 19:00

Creating a Basic 4 Deck Setup Using the Kontrol X1­ 24:22

Using Kontrol F1 with Traktor ­ 26:18

Kontrol F1 Functionality ­ 33:34

Using the Kontrol S4 with Traktor ­ 35:08

Pros and Cons of Kontrol S4 ­ 37:07

Overview of the S4 ­ 40:43

Issues and Concerns Using the Kontrol S4 ­ 46:11


Lesson 6: Beat Slicing and Grid

The Beat Grid ­ 0:43

Aligning a Track to Traktor’s Beat Grid­ 2:54

Track Syncing in Traktor ­ 7:16

Quantize and Snap Controls ­ 13:47

Preparation Workflow ­ 17:19


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