Dubspot DJ Instructor and DMC World Champion, Shiftee brings his unique blend of turntablism, music technology, and exquisite musical curation to share some fundamental mix techniques in this three-part video series focusing on Digital DJing with Traktor Pro.
In part one of this three-part video series focusing on Digital DJing with Traktor Pro, Dubspot Instructor, and DMC World Champ DJ Shiftee demonstrates a live performance routine using Native Instruments’ versatile TRAKTOR KONTROL S4 all-in-one 4-channel DJ system. Shiftee introduces the primary goal of our Digital DJing with Traktor Program at Dubspot and emphasizes how our talented instructors teach fundamental DJ techniques and concepts while exposing students to crucial party-rocking tips and tricks utilizing some of today’s most cutting-edge performance and DJ technology. Using the S4′s intuitive interface and TRAKTOR PRO 2 software, Shiftee performs a live edit of the classic hip hop track “The Choice Is Yours (Revisited)” by Black Sheep and seamlessly blends it into “Ain’t No Half Steppin’” by Big Daddy Kane.
In part two Shiftee breaks down his routine from part one and explains how he uses various controls on the TRAKTOR KONTROL S4 to create unique compositions. Learn how to use the S4′s Loop Recorder to build up multiple layers of sounds to form new loop combinations used to perform live remixes on the fly. Shiftee also demonstrates how he uses the Dry/Wet feature to mix from his live remix to the original track and how he uses the Undo/Redo feature to remove individual loop layers.
In part three Shiftee introduces us to one of the most fun features on the S4, the Sample Decks. Learn how to work with sound clips and various sample loops to add a new dimension to your mixes. Shiftee also shows us how to use the S4′s audio effects and live inputs to create your own loops and sonically transform them in creative ways.
The definition of DJing has changed dramatically in the last decade. Laptops, controllers, and software have emerged alongside traditional turntables and CDJs, smashing the barrier to entry. In today’s digital age, anyone can become a DJ. To reflect this renaissance, Dubspot has created the DJing with Traktor Program. In both our physical and online schools, students will learn how to DJ entirely with Traktor’s cutting-edge technology. An emphasis will be placed on the concepts of DJing rather than simply learning how to use the software.
About This Program
Starting with a historical overview, students will learn the fundamental concepts of DJing via Traktor’s intuitive interface. They will then delve into the vast array of possibilities offered by this groundbreaking software, presenting their work along the way. Students will leave with finished DJ mixes, a thorough understanding of DJing with Traktor, and a solid skill set ready for further development.
- DJing with Traktor Level 1: Introduction to DJing
- DJing with Traktor Level 2: Phrase Mixing
- DJing with Traktor Level 3: Beyond The Beatmatch
Visit the DJing with Traktor course page for detailed information on this program here.
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