S15 WEEK 2

DOWNLOAD & PREPARE FOR CLASS (2/4):

WEEK 2 DOWNLOADS

** Download all music/video/sheets BEFORE class.

 

HOMEWORK (DUE 2/11): 

WATCH VIDEOS:

Check in on Tuesday for updated videos!

CLASSWORK MIX:

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.).

  

HOMEWORK MIX:

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?

 

WATCH VIDEOS: 

We will talk about videos in class so please watch before Sunday & write notes!
Vimeo Password: S15!

 

WHAT EQUIPMENT IS RIGHT FOR YOU

 

LETS GET CONNECTED | INTRO

 

LETS GET CONNECTED | TURNTABLES

 

LETS GET CONNECTED | CDJs

 

LETS GET CONNECTED | CDJs ( HID Mode )

 LETS GET CONNECTED | CONTROLLERS

 

CUEPOINTS

 

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

    • Laidback Luke on a controller
      • 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!

      

    EQUIPMENT HW:

    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.

      

    CREW:

    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, 2/18 (two weeks!).

     

    STAFF INTERVIEWS:

    Complete half of your S15 STAFF interviews! (10 interviews due 2/11 and 11 interviews due 2/18) Refer to the Syllabus for staff contact.

    • Instructions: Have a minimum 10-minute conversation with each S13 staff
    • Questions you can ask: How did you start DJing? What made you join ACODJ? What kind of music do you like to listen to/DJ? What tips do you have for someone in the program?
    • Task: List a minimum of (5) bullet points from your conversation

    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!

     

     

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