Choosing the right DJ equipment
Read this article and take in all the different gear available to DJs.
VIDEOS ABOUT TURNTABLES
(Bonus pic of us and DJ Angelo, bald guy in the middle, at NAMM afterparty 2018)
This video is super special to me as it is the single video that got me into DJing (DHO). Watch Q-Bert scratches on the turntables for 4 min. Notice anything special about his setup?
DJ Miles Medina @ Goldies 2017
This is where turntablism is today, obviously a-lot of what he is doing is wild and takes decades of experience to get to, but we just wanted to show what can be done with turntables now a-days with technology! Turntablism isn't dead.
We haven't talked about music and music structure but get yourselves familar with the infamous 1 beat. We will be talking about it with a lot more detail W2.
Videos about CDJs
FULL SET (YOU CAN SKIM THROUGH)
Watch our friends ARMNHMR perform their first EDC set on 4 CDJs and the DJM900NXS.
(ARMNHMR at our studio for a guest lecture S9)
Videos about controllers
Check out Laidback Luke throwing down a set on a controller
Try to follow along with the commentary, we haven't taught any of it yet, but try to decipher what he's saying with what's going on with the music!
(FREE TRIAL) * Will Explain in Class
Serato 20th Anniversary
* Understand what Serato is and why it is such a big game changer for DJs across the globe.
Write 5 reasons why each: turntables, CDJs, and controllers
would be GOOD and BAD.
I.e. Turntables would be bad in a scenario if i had to bring them up stairs because they look very heavy
Turntables would would be good if i wanted to look at a platter moving and scratch.
(Template on the homework upload drive)
Interview 10 STAFF MEMBERS (THE FOLLOWING 9 NEXT WEEK)
** Download all music/video/sheets BEFORE class.