Gear Talk Want to DJ? Download a free TRAKTOR demo
Want to DJ? Download a free TRAKTOR demo
HOW TO DJ
As a beginner DJ, you might not know where to begin. To help ease you into your first mix, Native Instruments has compiled a series of videos to get you started. From setting up your gear to learning how beatgrid tracks, this is the ultimate guide for anyone looking to master the basic essentials to DJing.
To begin your DJing journey, grab yourself a TRAKTOR demo by clicking the link below.
Learn the key fundamentals of DJing, from understanding how to familiarize yourself with the music, to knowing your equipment. These videos will teach you everything about beat and phrase matching, timing your transitions, and preparing your music. Through learning how to manually beatmatch, you can better develop your ears to understand what happens during a mix, which will allow you to be more creative as you advance. Plus, beatmatching by ear lets you DJ on whatever gear is available.
DJING WITH TRAKTOR
Working with TRAKTOR can be the perfect introduction to DJing. Since its launch, TRAKTOR has been the choice of many DJ professionals, including Richie Hawtin, Loco Dice, Tale Of Us, and more. These featured TRAKTOR videos will tackle the essentials to DJing from scratch, from setting up your gear, through to mixing your first track, adding effects, and more.
WORKING WITH TRAKTOR KONTROL S8
With STEMS and Remix Decks, TRAKTOR gives you the tools needed to break away from standard track-to-track DJing. It provides the perfect setup in order to be creative in ways not possible before. From understanding how the TRAKTOR KONTROL S8 works, through to incorporating STEMS files into your performance, the following videos will provide the backdrop for you to take your DJing to the next level.
TRAKTOR WITH TIMECODE VINYL
Love the hands-on feel of vinyl, but still want the benefits of digital DJing? By using TRAKTOR SCRATCH you can control the software right from your fingertips with timecode vinyl, allowing access to your music files, EQ, create loops, and more. From understanding the technology involved, to basic setup principles, get to know TRAKTOR SCRATCH and develop your digital DJing skills.
Source: Native Instruments