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jdizzler
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Registered: Aug 2012
Location: falkirk
help please

I'm from falkirk and im very passionate about my music. I love house trance electronic pop everything. I want to follow my passion and learn to become a dj but I don't know where to start. I have bought djing for dummies etc but I'm looking for someone who I can pay to teach me from vinyl djing to digital. I prefer learning digital but don't know where to start if anyone can help.me where to start what equipment where to get beats etc I would totally love it.

Does anyone know any tutors in Scotland to teach djing

Old Post Aug-15-2012 22:13  Scotland
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Joss Weatherby
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Registered: May 2008
Location: the boneyard

Do you have gear? Its really not that hard to be honest and you are better off learning it on your own.

Look into getting a shitty mixer first and use it with your computer, or look for a pair of second hand CD decks and a mixer.


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Sushipunk
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Registered: Sep 2006
Location: Chateau Verdafloor

I'm going to move this to the DJ Booth section, since I know it will get massively derailed here in the COR.


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jdizzler
tranceaddict in training



Registered: Aug 2012
Location: falkirk
hey

Tbh mate I don't have any equipment I just have beat pro headphones I dont have a clue yet. What do I do buy a cd table and mixer and plug it in my computer lol. I dunno lol. Sorry for being total new to this but I'm just sooo passionate. What a good dj.software for computer

Old Post Aug-15-2012 22:49  Scotland
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Dykes_on_Jay
Yellow is the new black.



Registered: Aug 2012
Location: Shenzhen LBC

Beats earphones strike again. 1st tip on learning to dj is use google, don't expect us to answer such a broad question, and don't waste money on garbage like your headphones. Google and reading will help you way more with this, because you should probably check up on some minimal music theory in regards to phrasing, eq, key and so on. It sucks but is essential if you don't want to.


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Brandt Slater
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Registered: Feb 2010
Location: Long Beach, California USA

Joss pretty much summed it up in his post. If you're passionate enough about it, just go for it.

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Adam420
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Registered: Jul 2008
Location: Montreal, QC

People who are passionate don't talk about how passionate they are. They just are. Fact.

I'm really surprised that in 2012 people are still asking these questions. The jig is up.


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Brandt Slater
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And don't waste your money on tutors or schools. That's money you could use towards buying the gear and the music.

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Dykes_on_Jay
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Registered: Aug 2012
Location: Shenzhen LBC

In 2012 I would hide the fact that I like djing like it was aids because of how fucking common it is, even though 90% of those that make this claim can't even explain what a time signature is and think that playing in the red sounds "phat".

Agree big time on not spending money on a dj school. It does help a bit to learn from someone more experienced, but dj school is gayer than bar tending diplomas.


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itsamemario
Italian Plumber



Registered: Jun 2001
Location: Mushroom Kingdom
Re: hey

quote:
Originally posted by jdizzler
beat pro headphones


sell them. they are shite for any kind of music work. i don't know how much they go for om ebay, but you should be at least halfway to a decent midicontroller with that money.

DON'T go buying a poor quality mixer and secondhand CDJ's, you'd just be wasting your money and here's why.. well first of all, you can't "use your mixer with your computer" without spending additional on an audio interface with more than one output. a split mono-jack cable won't do.
So then you have 2 possible scenarios
Scenario 1. You find out you like doing this, you'll very soon want to upgrade, cus you reach the limitations on cheap stuff quickly.
scenario 2. you don't like dj'ing afterall.

in either scenarios you're stuck with shitty equipment that nobody but fucking Nou/Joss would buy. But he lives in his moms basement, and has to pay rent in addition to doing the dishes, so big chance off-loading your crap on him. (if it only was literal crap, then he'd be quick to pay though)

My advice to you, I've played for like 14 or 15 years now, vinyl, cdj's, fucking dual tape decks, you name it... Get yourself a NI Kontrol S2. I think it's at $449 now and comes with the softwa Traktor Pro 2.5 (and not a stripped down lite version either), built-in Audio interface. The buttons and faders feel pretty nice, and the jog wheels are the best I've felt on a controller. To say it is of Pioneer build standard is not far-fetched at all. So yah, you won't find better bang for buck with better resale value than that. 4 siriez.

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itsamemario
Italian Plumber



Registered: Jun 2001
Location: Mushroom Kingdom

Unless ofc you are dead set on vinyl though. Learning to play on shitty turntables will make you a god on 1210's.
But I wouldn't go down that road unless you have a lot of cash to spend on records.

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Dykes_on_Jay
Yellow is the new black.



Registered: Aug 2012
Location: Shenzhen LBC

Only if you subscribe to playing brand new stuff. I can find dance floor killers for 99 cents that aren't available digitally on discogs.


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