Monday, January 01, 2007
how to dj...
So you want to be a DJ, the traditional way.
You already have two turntables, a mixer and a pile of records. You want to mix one song with the next by blending them, but they don't match. What you need to do is figure out the BPMs (beats per minute) of each song to know if you need to bring the tempo up or down to have them both playing at the same speed.
er, what happened to listening to the record and learning to first catch a beat?
Listen to the song and pay close attention to the drum beat. Try to isolate it from the rest of the instruments and the vocal track. If you are new to this, try first with the instrumental version of the song if it's available, as it'll make things easier.
why not buy some enya…
…..A great help for starting DJs is to write down the BPMs of the songs on the record sleeves and then sort them by speed from the slowest to the fastest ones. That way, you know in what order to play them in your DJ set. (did christine moritz write this?)
because you never want variety…
now, have you got all that, tanc...?