Nice advice! I experiment with a lot of beat matching and creative pad production. Additionally, I like using glitches and non-traditional beats to differentiate myself from my peers.
All of you are awesome and I appreciate your experience and willingness to post the shortcuts for greater production!
Someone please tell me how I can get more listeners to review my music?
One thing I learned is that you can also work on scratching during a Rock song. Works well if you've got a good ear for the song. Just be careful to keep the tune on the right beat, or things will sound like shit. Great tutorial man!
great tutorial zxx,
yeah, I use a lot of eq effcts, and I have a few auxillary effects I like to pump in like using a phaser on the out track, and even get my keyboard in there, play a power supersaw chord with a 10 second release, or put huge reverb, and do some other stuff :P
yeah I know it isn't all djing, I guess I stick as the nu-nrg dj type
Not a bad bit of info. Unlike Morningstar, I beatmatch a lot, but I don't scratch at all...never could get into it.
Another thing that I do (which is rather common, especially among house jocks) is simply doing frequency cuts (dropping out the bass or treble on key points of a song).
The rest of my show is FX-driven. If you use a CD deck, explore the various functions of your deck. You would be amazed at the things that a very basic, barebones American DJ deck can do. Just setting up basic loops in a track or using the "bop" effect (tapping the cue button to the beat of your track) can shake up your set.
Still, when it is all said and done, all the tricks in the world won't help you out if your selection of tracks is not on point. A creative playlist can shake up a crowd and get the joint jumping as well as any FX or trick.
Shock your crowd a bit. Grab something out of the ordinary and throw it into your set. Even if you drop a goofy track into the mix...it will work out, if you plan it correctly.
Just my addition to the thing.
nice information Z.....at parties where I spin.....I usually mix all types of styles, but I do incorporate alot of scratching and record effects......since I don't spin full time my beat maching technic is less then efficient so I'm forced to mix creatively with the breakdowns and intros...you can scratch with any record as long as you hit the sweet spots!!! It also helps to have a good mixer with a smooth crossfader :-)