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    Basic DJ Techniques

    ISBN-10: 1844920712
    ISBN-13: 9781844920716
    Author(s): Cowan Rob, Tom Frederikse, David Sloly
    Description: Kids these days don't just want to be rock stars anymore, they want to be DJs. This reference book lets the reader in on the ins and outs of what equipment you need to buy, how to set up and maintain the equipment, the beat matching process and  More...
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    Publisher: Music Sales Corporation
    Binding: Paperback
    Pages: 200
    Size: 4.00" wide x 5.75" long x 0.50" tall
    Weight: 0.286
    Language: English

    Kids these days don't just want to be rock stars anymore, they want to be DJs. This reference book lets the reader in on the ins and outs of what equipment you need to buy, how to set up and maintain the equipment, the beat matching process and mixing, scratching, tricks and effects.

    Tom Frederikse has made records with such artists as Michael Jackson, James Brown, Robbie Williams, Natalie Imbruglia & many others. Since 1986 he has produced over 100 UK Top 40 Records.

    David Sloly is creative director for the disruptive technology marketing agency Mason Zimbler where he oversees a team that handles the marketing for some of the most powerful technology companies in the world, including Microsoft, EMC and Toshiba.Ian Sanders is a thought-leader, business coach, marketing expert and author. He has 20 years' experience in business: ten years in organisations and ten years working for himself. He has written two previous books: Leap! Ditch your job, start your own business and set yourself free and Juggle! Rethink work, reclaim your life.

    DJ Culture
    Musicians
    The Vibe: A Long, Strange Trip
    The Point: An Audience
    Back To Reality
    The Tunes
    Set-Up
    Turntables
    Cartridges
    Mixer
    Headphones
    Amplifier
    Slipmats
    Leads
    Old Vs New
    The Technology
    How It All Works
    Troubleshooting
    Other Common Problems
    Basic Music And Techniques
    BPM
    Exceptions To The Rule
    Cueing And Hand Action
    Drop-Mixing
    Tone Control And Smoothness
    Beat Mixing
    The DJ Skill Set
    Cueing
    Recap
    Hand Action
    Spotting Compatible Tunes
    Key, Tempo And Tonality
    Light And Dark Music
    What Is Beat Mixing?
    The Pitch Controller
    The Beat-Matching Technique
    Slowing Down A Record
    Speeding Up A Record
    Overall Feel
    Phrase Alignment
    Putting It All Together
    In And Out Points
    Panning
    Tricks
    Starters For Ten
    Teaser Drop-ins
    Creating Dynamics
    Fills
    Back-To-Back Mixing
    Generating New Excitement
    EQ
    Enhancing The Overall Sound
    When To Use EQ
    How To Use EQ Tricks
    Phasing
    A Cappella Mixing
    Remembering Keys, Tempos And Vibes
    Tonality And Tempo Problems
    Practical Considerations For A Cappella Mixing
    Beat Juggling
    Scratching
    Equipment, Hardware And Records
    The Moves
    Putting It All Together
    A Practical Example
    Basic Scratches
    Advanced Scratches
    Beat Juggling (Or 'Looping')
    Back-To-Back Mixing
    And To Get Really Good...
    Digital Mixing
    CD Mixing
    Connections
    Cueing/Playing
    Looping
    Using Loops
    CD Sampling
    Stabs
    Autostart
    Final Scratch
    MPEG
    The Science Behind MP[subscript 3]
    The PC: Mixer, Amp, Speakers
    Cueing/Playing/Pitching
    Digital Beat Matching
    Playing Out
    Word Of Mouth
    Making A Demo CD
    Making Your Own Tunes
    Recording And Producing Music
    The Studio In Your Computer
    MIDI
    Live Recording
    The Bedroom Producer
    Glossary

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