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Learn How to Become a DJ with Traktor Part I

Learn How to Become a DJ in no time. Including basic mixing techniques you can use with any DJ Software. With Captions!
Instructor:
Max Porcelli
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How to Jumpstart My DJ Career
How to Mix using a Digital DJing Software
Understand Electronic Music Recurrences
How to Use Effects, Filters and Loops Effectively
How to Manage Track Deck Functionalities
How to use the Mixer
The Aesthetic of Sound
How to Create a DJ Set from Scratch
How to Create and Organize Playlists
How to Manage Your Tack Collection
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NOW WITH CAPTIONS!

Learn How to Become a Dj in no time. 
Including advanced mixing techniques you can use with any DJ Software. 
Finally a comprehensive guide to using Traktor for your DJ Sets, Podcasts or Party Time. 
Welcome to this course dedicated to one of today’s leading DJ software, the Traktor Pro Digital DJ Software. 
If you are looking for a complete DJ Mixing course, you are now in the right place!


About this Course
The course is divided into two Parts.

  1. The first one is and explains some basic mixing techniques and many basic Traktor functionalities and configurations
  2. Learn How to Become a DJ with Traktor Part II treats advanced mixing styles to maximize your set and let your crowd scream. You will also understand how to promote you as DJ on the WEB in an efficient way.

In any case, the course is so structured that you can learn to mix like a PRO even with the First Course only.
But if you want to go deeper and learn many advanced mixing techniques and many others tips and tricks, the Course Part 2 is what you need to take your DJ skill to the next level.

Enrolling into this course, you will be also entitled to download for FREE all the songs used in this course.

Now let’s understand something more…
During the course, we will learn together how to manage Traktor and the entire Track Collection, how to create a DJ Set from scratch and how to manage Playlists, everything explained with easy words, tips and tricks and practical mixing example, that is the best way to learn how to DJ effectively.

What will you learn?
Together, we will understand:

  • How to Manage Traktor Software and Updates
  • The Track Database Management
  • How to Prepare Dj Set and Playlists
  • The Track Deck Functionalities
  • How to use the Mixer
  • Understand Electronic Music Recurrences
  • How to use Traktor Effects
  • The Aesthetic of Sound 
  • The Harmonic Mixing
  • Gain Visibility Using Social Networks

Experience at your fingertips
Since 2007, 989Records is also Class DJ Courses in the north east of Italy through its educational division. Today we want to provide you all the experience gained in years of face-to-face DJ Courses and direct students feedbacks, allowing us to develop an effective method to teach the art of mixing to everyone who wants to start or improve basic and advanced DJ Skills.

But there’s more!
A quiz at the end of each section will certify your preparation regarding the last treated topic: in this way you will be sure you can move prepared to the new section of the course.
Thanks to the big text annotations and big zooms, you can also follow the course even from a mobile device with small display, like your phone or tablet, wherever you are.

Also remember:
Lifetime FREE access to the course and full 30-Day Money Back Guarantee!

So let’s see together how this powerful DJ software works.
Learn How to Become a Dj with Traktor today.
Enrol today and Jumpstart Your DJ Career now!

 

 

Let's Start

1
Course Promo Video
2
Your Course Feedback
3
Section 1 Summary

A Summary of all the Topics Treated in this Section: 

  1. Definition of a Good Mix
  2. Traktor Versions
  3. Common Setups (Keyboard Vs. Controller, Timecode)
  4. Download Traktor (from the site)
  5. The Service Center
  6. Traktor Installation
  7. Traktor Update
4
Definition of a Good Mix

Let's start defining what a Good Mix is.

5
Traktor PRO 2 - Versions

As you probably already know, TRAKTOR is the most powerful and versatile DJ software available today but there are differences Between versions. Let’s now start by understanding the Differences Between all available Traktor Versions.


6
Traktor PRO 3 - Versions

TRAKTOR is the most powerful and versatile DJ software available today but there are differences Between versions. Let’s now understand the Differences Between all available Traktor Versions.   


7
Common Setups

You can use Traktor in many different ways such as in Internal or External Mixer or with/without controller.
Let's understand something more...

8
Traktor PRO 2 - Download

In this lecture we will see together how to download your Traktor PRO Demo Version from the Native Instruments Site.


9
Traktor PRO 3 - Download

In this lecture we will see together how to download your Traktor PRO Demo Version from the Native Instruments Site.   

10
Traktor PRO 2 - Service Center (Replaced by Native Access)

The SERVICE CENTER is a Native Instruments Software that manages all products activations on your computer from one unique place

11
Traktor PRO 3 - Native Access

The Native Access is a Native Instruments Software that manages all products activations, updates and maintenance from one unique place.

12
Traktor PRO 2 - Installation

A lecture dedicated to the Traktor Installation process.

13
Traktor PRO 3 - Installation

A lecture dedicated to the Traktor Installation process.

14
Traktor PRO 2 - Updates

In this lecture we will talk about how to manage Traktor updates.

15
Traktor PRO 3 - Updates

In this lecture we will talk about how to manage Traktor updates.

16
Section 1 Recap

A fast recap of all the topics treated in this Section.

17
Section 1 Quiz

Configure Traktor

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Section 2 Summary

A Summary of all the Topics Treated in this Section: 

1 A General Sections Overview
2 Traktor Audio Setup
3 Traktor MIDI Controller Setup
4 How to add a Microphone to Traktor


2
General Sections Overview

In this lecture we will see together the main areas and elements of your TRAKTOR software. 

3
The Preferences Window - Audio Setup

In this lecture we will introduce the Preferences window where most customization options in TRAKTOR occur. This is really a complex window with many options. Let’s start with the Audio setup. 

4
The Preferences Window - MIDI Controller Setup

In this lecture we will understand how to connect your external MIDI controller to TRAKTOR.

5
Adding a Microphone

During your set, you might need to use a microphone so let’s have a look about how to configure it.

6
Section 2 Recap

A fast recap of all the topics treated in this Section.

7
Section 2 Quiz

Track Deck

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Section 3 Summary

A Summary of all the Topics Treated in this Section: 

1 How to Load a Track into a Deck
2 Deck Types and Flavour
3 Track Deck Introduction
4 Deck Layout Configuration 
5 Tip - KeyLock or Master Tempo
6 Tip - General Configuration – Load Only Into Stopped Deck 

2
Free Songs Part I
3
Loading a Track into a Deck

In this fast new lecture  we will understand how to load a track into Traktor's deck.

4
Deck Types and Flavour

With the exception of Traktor Le 2, on the other Traktor versions, each of the 4 virtual decks can operate in 4 different modes called Flavors. 

5
Track Deck Introduction

In this lecture we will see together a general Track Deck Overview. This is only a short intro. We will better focus on specific Track deck functions in some dedicated lectures during the course.

6
Deck Layout Configuration

We will open again the preferences window to understand how to configure you Traktor Deck Layout.

7
Tip - KeyLock or Master Tempo

In this lecture we will talk about track Key and KeyLock Function.

8
Tip – Load Only Into Stopped Deck

Let's understand how to prevent one of the most common mistake you can do while playing your set when you are absent-minded...

9
Section 3 Recap

A fast recap of all the topics treated in this Section.

10
Section 3 Quiz

Mixer

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Section 4 Summary

A Summary of all the Topics Treated in this Section: 

1 Channel Faders and Cross Fader
2 Traktor EQs, Filters and Gain
3 Tip -  Acoustic Trick with EQs (Fletcher-Munson)
4 Tip - Suggestion Regarding the Limiter 
5 Track Cueing (Pre - Listen to a track over the internal Traktor Mixer)


2
Channel Faders and Cross Fader

Welcome to this section dedicated to the mixer. The mixer is the place where you can control your the sound of your tracks to create amazing mixes or great transition. Let's talk about Channel Faders and Cross Fader.

3
Traktor EQs, Filters and Gain

In this lecture we will get deep into the mixer Equalizations, Filters and gain knobs.

4
Tip - Acoustic Trick with EQs (Fletcher-Munson)

In this lecture we will talk about psycho acoustic. Yes, a good DJ is also capable to control the sound perception in order to obtain great effects and mixes.

5
Tip - Suggestion Regarding the Limiter

Welcome to this new lecture dedicated to Traktor's limiter configuration.

6
Track Cueing

How to Pre-Listen to a track over the internal Traktor Mixer.

7
Section 4 Recap

A fast recap of all the topics treated in this Section.

8
Section 4 Quiz

Browser and Tracks Collection Management

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Section 5 Summary

A Summary of all the Topics Treated in this Section: 

1 The Track Collection
2 The Track Analysis process
3 Track Editing
4 The Track Collection Maintenance
5 The Preview Player Part 2


2
Track Collection

We can define Traktor’s Track Collection as the result of all the songs you are using or you are going to use in Traktor. 

3
Track Analysis

Welcome to this new lecture dedicated to the track analysis process.

4
Track Editing

Sometimes, it’s possible you need to modify some track Meta Data such as Song Genre, Title, Artist or Album Name, Cover Artwork, etc.. Let's see how to do it.

5
Collection Maintenance

Let’s assume this concept: a consistent track collection is a great starting point in live situation.

6
The Preview Player Part 2

Welcome to this new lecture dedicated to Traktor Preview Player.

7
Section 5 Recap

A fast recap of all the topics treated in this Section.

8
Section 5 Quiz

Understand Electronic Music

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Section 6 Summary

A Summary of all the Topics Treated in this Section: 

1 How an electronic song is made (common occurrences)
2 Bars, Beats, Time signature and Phrases
3 Beat Grid and Grid Advanced Panel

2
How an Electronic Song is Made (Common Occurrences)

An essential prerogative for a DJ is to understand how an electronic song is made. Understanding this essential concept will help you to find the right place where a song can be mixed and where not.

3
Bars, Beats, Time signature and Phrases

In this lecture we will understand together how to count music. In the first lecture of this course, we introduced what a good mix is. If you remember, we also talked about phrasing. In this lecture we will understand more about this essential aspect.

4
Beat Grid and Grid Advanced Panel

In this lecture we are going to understand another concept of a good mix: the Beat Matching.

5
Section 6 Recap

A fast recap of all the topics treated in this Section.

6
Section 6 Quiz

How To Create a DJ Set (Plus Free Tracks)

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Section 7 Summary

A Summary of all the Topics Treated in this Section: 

1 The DJ Set
2 Selecting Tracks For your Playlists
3 Create and Manage Traktor Playlists
4 Where to Purchase your Tracks
5 Create Your Own Playlist (Free Tracks Download)


2
The DJ Set

A DJ set is something personal and may vary from ear to ear, personal taste and genre to genre but let’s try to understand something that is common to every DJ Set.

3
Selecting Tracks For your Playlists

Let’s now understand something more about how to select your tracks for your DJ Set playlist. When we create a playlist, we need to select a correct order of tracks, taking in mind what is called the Aesthetic of Sound.

4
Create and Manage Traktor Playlists

In this lecture we are going to understand how to create a playlist for your DJ Set. Basically, a playlist is a means of grouping tracks with a specific order.

5
Where to Purchase your Tracks

In this section I want to show your some online shops where I often purchase my tracks. Remember, always support your artists, purchase tracks, do not download them from torrents or from a Youtube video.

6
Create Your Own Playlist (Free Tracks Download)

The goal of this lecture is to you create your first sequence of tracks.

While creating your playlist, remember the concept of wave and all the other suggestion we have seen together.

7
Section 7 Recap

A fast recap of all the topics treated in this Section.

8
Section 7 Quiz

How to Prepare your Tracks for the Set

1
Section 8 Summary

A Summary of all the Topics Treated in this Section: 

1 Cue Point and HotCue
2 Cue Point Types
3 Snap and Quantize
4 Loop Controls 
5 Setting Some Cue Points
6 Flux Mode


2
Cue Point and HotCue

In this lecture we will talk about Cue Points and HotCues. You can use Cue Points to mark specific positions in your track.

3
Cue Point Types

Traktor allows you to use several types of Cue Points. When you set a Cue Point, from the drop-down menu in Cue Panel you can choose between...

4
Snap and Quantize

In this fast lecture we are going to talk about the Snap and the Quantize buttons.

Note that the Snap and Quantize buttons are not available in Traktor LE 2. 

5
Loop Controls

In this new lecture we are going to talk about Traktor's Loop Controls.

6
Setting Some Cue Points

Let add together some Cue Points to the tracks you have downloaded in the previous section.

7
Traktor Flux Mode

Hello and welcome to this new lecture dedicated to the Flux mode. The flux mode can be used with Cues and Loops and it’s basically a function to maintain the phrasing of your track.

8
Section 8 Recap

A fast recap of all the topics treated in this Section.

9
Section 8 Quiz

Traktor Effects

1
Section 9 Summary

A Summary of all the Topics Treated in this Section: 

1 Dry - Wet Concept
2 Single and Group Effects
3 Tip About Reverb and Delay

2
Dry - Wet Concept

In this new section we will talk about Traktor Effects.

But before we can hear an effect in action, we need to understand the Dry/Wet concept.

3
Single and Group Effects

Let’s now understand something more about Traktor Effects.

4
Tip About Reverb and Delay

Let's now something that comes from the music production world. The trick I’m going to explain you is all about the aesthetic of sound when using your effects in Traktor.

5
Section 9 Recap

A fast recap of all the topics treated in this Section.

6
Section 9 Quiz

Practical Mixing Techniques

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Section 10 Summary

A Summary of all the Topics Treated in this Section: 

1 Sync (Beatmatching)
2 The Master Clock 
3 Definition of Good Mix Recap
4 Your first Mix - Till the End + Filters
5 Another Till the End Mix Example (fai scaricare tip toes e funk it)
6 Faders Vs. Crossfaders

2
Sync (Beatmatching)

Till now, we have discovered all the basic and advanced functions of the software with some tip and tricks you will find useful during your DJ set.

And finally in this section we will make some practical mixing activities!

3
The Master Clock

We can say that a Deck can provide the Master Tempo and the Master Phase while the Master Clock can provide a Tempo and a Tick, this last one useful to sync Traktor to other software or digital audio workstations.

4
Definition of Good Mix Recap
5
Your first Mix - Till the End + Filters

Yes! It’s now time for our first mix!

We now know all the main functions of the software and we can now put on our headphones and finally mix!

6
Another Till the End Mix Example

Practice, Practice PRACTICE!!!

7
Faders Vs. Crossfaders

The Crossfader enables you to make transitions between Decks by dragging it from one side to the other. 

8
Section 10 Recap

A fast recap of all the topics treated in this Section.

9
Section 10 Quiz

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