DJ Shiftee, Qbert, Rafik & Traktor Pro 2 – Breakfast of Champions Breakdown

Earlier this month, Native Instruments unleashed Qbert’s Breakfast of Champions – an incredible performance footage featuring the scratch icon himself Qbert alongside 2X DMC Champ, Dubspot’s very own Shiftee, and globe-trotting, clubrocking-turntablist DJ Rafik devouring Native Instruments next generation of Traktor DJ gear. In this new tutorial video, Breakfast of Champions: The Exposé, Dubspot Instructor Shiftee demystifies the spectacular performance, explaining the process and setup and demonstrating the individual part each performer played. Qbert played the drums, Shiftee played vocals and melodies, and Rafik was on bass.  The setup: 4 turntables (+ 4 internal decks!) and 2 mixers going through one soundcard – the new, advanced DJ audio interface Traktor Audio 10. They also have Maschine, functioning here as a MIDI controller for two turntables, Traktor Kontrol X1 to execute effects (beat masher!) And last but not least, limited edition Thud Rumble Skratchy Seal vinyl! Check out the original Breakfast of Champions below -

Digital DJing w/ Traktor Pro 2 Program

Three levels / 12 sessions / 21 hours of hands-on instruction + labs

The definition of DJing has changed dramatically in the last decade. Laptops, controllers, and software have emerged alongside more traditional turntables and CDJ’s, smashing the barrier to entry. In today’s digital age, anyone can become a DJ.

Courses:

  • Digital DJing w/ Traktor Pro 2 Level 1: Introduction to DJing
  • Digital DJing w/ Traktor Pro 2 Level 2: Phrase Mixing
  • Digital DJing w/ Traktor Pro 2 Level 3: Beyond The Beatmatch

Register for Online Classes starting Apr 17, 2011 (3 months) here!

To reflect this renaissance, Dubspot has created the Digital 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. Starting with a historical overview, students will learn the fundamental concepts of the DJ via Traktor’s intuitive interface. They will then begin to delve into the vast array of new possibilities offered by this groundbreaking software, recording their work along the way. Students will leave with finished DJ mixes, a thorough introduction to DJing with Traktor, and a skill set and knowledge base perfect for further development.

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  • Qbert’s Breakfast Of Champions with Shiftee & Rafiq / Traktor Scratch Throwdown – Saturn Never Sleeps
  • 3/23/2011

[...] Dubspot posted this ill video of Qbert, Rafik and Dubspot’s own Shiftee. [...]