** Download all music/video/sheets BEFORE class.
Using the songs in the classwork downloads folder, recreate the mix taught in class. Follow the techniques (such as scratching and use of the upfaders) as closely as possible.
Record your mix with audio and video so the TAs can see what you are doing. Upload your video on the Homework Upload Drive. Select the correct week for the homework, find the "Homework Mix Uploads" folder and upload your video there. Label your file with "FirstNameLastName_Week#CW".
Note: For the classwork recording we’re only looking at the moments the DJ starts the transition and mixes out. Everything done in between the time waiting for the transition is likely the DJ practicing getting the cue point on beat, scratching on beat, or making sure the BPM is correct and aligns with the song. We don’t expect you to copy everything done during that time. We encourage you to use that time to practice rather than just waiting for the transition.
Tips: Use your notebook to write down what happens during a transition so you can reference it if you need when you mix! Add any cue points you need to help you remember where certain parts of a song are (like where the chorus ends, where you should fade out, etc.).
Using the songs in the homework downloads folder, create a mix using the techniques taught during class. You are responsible for choosing the order of the songs and mixing them together based on what you know (baby scratching it in, cue pointing it at full volume, pressing play at full volume, etc). Feel free to be as creative as you'd like!
Record your mix with audio and video so the TAs can see what you are doing. Upload your video on the Homework Upload Drive. Select the correct week for the homework, find the "Homework Mix Uploads" folder and upload your video there. Label your file with "FirstNameLastName_Week#HW".
Note: Here are some things to consider when deciding how you want to order the songs: 1. Do the 2 songs clash when played together? 2. Do two songs sound really good played together or after one another? 3. Any cool wordplay going on in the chorus and the incoming song?
DJs USING TURNTABLES
This is where turntablism is today, obviously a-lot of what they're 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.
Bonus pics from when they visited the studio for Season 12:
DJs USING CDJS
Bonus pic of ARMNHMR at our studio for a guest lecture S9:
DJs USING CONTROLLERS
Write 5 reasons why each: turntables, CDJs, and controllers would be GOOD and BAD. Fill out the doc with your name in the Homework Upload Drive.
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.
Use this article for reference: Choosing the right DJ equipment
This was written back in the day, so the information about audio interfaces is outdated, but the pros and cons regarding the equipment still apply.
Serato 20th Anniversary
* Understand what Serato is and why it is such a big game changer for DJs across the globe.
With your crew, come up with a crew name (doesn't have to be color related). Make a hiphop song and have a crew retreat by Sunday, 6/25 (two weeks!).
Interview the S14 STAFF! (9 interviews due 6/18 and 10 interviews due 6/25 - does not include management) Refer to the Syllabus for staff contact.
Interview Management: DHO, JEFF, & JASPER (due by 6/18)
Record your interviews with the sheets in the Homework Upload Drive. To get to the interview sheets, go to the drive, select "Week 2", and select "Interview Sheets". Find the doc with your name and fill out notes from your interviews there!