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DJ 101 Free Course - Lessons 3-6

Thanks for signing up to our FREE DJing 101 course! In these lessons, you’ll learn about mixers, EQ, controlling gain and crossfaders on mixers, as well as be introduced to working with Traktor - software only AND controlling it with hardware like the S4 of with CDJ’s. When you’re done, either move on to the next lessons OR book a mentorship session to get live 1-1 training from our DJ experts in residence!

Lesson 3: Mixers

In this lesson, you’ll learn about the Xone 92 mixer including:

  • Gain controls (4:18)

  • EQ functions (6:45)

  • Crossfaders (12:47)

  • Cue buttons and faders (15:48)

  • Master, booth and cue controls (24:40)

  • Mixer routing and signal flow (31:31)


Lesson 4: Intro to Traktor

In this lesson, you’ll explore Traktor, it’s layout and functions including:

  • The Traktor Interface Overview ­ (3:10)

  • The 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

In this lesson, you’ll connect Traktor to hardware including:

  • Configuring CDJ’s With Traktor ­ (2:48)

  • Traktor Preferences ­ (6:37)

  • Controlling Traktor With CDJ 2000s ­ (8:47)

  • Creating a Basic 4 Deck Setup Using the Kontrol X1­ (19:00)

  • Using Kontrol F1 and S4 with Traktor ­ (26:18)



Lesson 6: Beat Slicing and Grid

In this lesson, we’ll begin to explore ways to work with tracks in the grid and beat slicing:

  • 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)