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How to DJ: How to Beat Match or Blend

Watch more An Expert's Guide to DJing videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Learn how to beat match or blend in this how to DJ tutorial from Howcast. Expert: Rock and Soul DJ School Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. "I have a record loaded on the left deck and I have a record loaded on the right deck. This is what I have on the left, this is what I have loaded on the right deck. I'm going to give you an example of how you'd mix these two recordings together. You do want to focus on the BPM and you want to count bars. The original tempo of the track on the left deck is one zero three. The original tempo for the track on the right is one zero three as well. So I'm just going to mix two instrumentals together and what I'm doing is, I'm playing one record and I'm cuing up the other and trying to figure out where I'm going to start mixing from. I'm going to mix both records together by fading one in. It's the second signal that I'm cuing up now . What I'm doing is, I'm trying to figure out the timing, the tempo to get both of them to match in my headphones. I'm using my reference monitor so I'm listening to what coming out of the speaker. I'm trying to match that with what I'm hearing on my headphone. Once I feel that they're both locked on, then I'll go for my mix. What I'm listening for to keep the timing is I'm trying to match the snares. Here you have your kick, okay, here's your snare, that part right there, that sound. That's what I'm using to line up both tracks. I'm doing a little baby scratch in my headphones, so I can cue getting release ready . Then I'll start creeping up on the blend with the volume on the right. Place the fader in the middle when you're ready. Here we go. okay"
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