The Joys Of Instant Doubles

June 5th, 2008

As I’ve already mentioned in some of my other posts I’m a massive fan of Serato ScratchLive’s instant doubles setting. Here I’m going to explain why and some tricks which can be done using it.

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DJ X2K :: Now That’s What I Call X!

June 5th, 2008

When I first got Serato ScratchLive I though the obvious thing to do was record a little mix of some of the music I made over the years. It’s been posted on the net before but I thought I post it up here again.

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DJ X2K :: All 7s

June 5th, 2008

This is another mix I did quite a while back, it’s basically a mix of funky uptempo 7″ singles.

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Digital Vertigo Collab Mix #001

June 1st, 2008

DV Collab Mix #001A group of 10 forum members, myself included, from Digital Vertigo got together and recorded a 1hr mix by recording a 5 min mix then passing it on to the next DJ to add their 5mins.

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Benefits of a Wider Pitch Range

June 1st, 2008

Recently I became the owner of a pair of Vestax PDX-3000 turntables, up until that point and my DJing antics were restricted to the +/-8% pitch range of my trusty Technics. So with my new found glory of ultra pitch I thought I’d post some info about pitch ranges, most of what I am going to say will be fairly obvious but I hope there may be useful tips/ideas for some people in here to inspire some extra creativity.

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DJ Babu’s Blind Alley Juggle Explained

May 3rd, 2008

Whenever the question “What is your favourite beat juggle?” is asked on a message board you can guarentee that it won’t take long for someone to mention DJ Babu’s Juggle with Blind Alley by The Emotions. There is a good reason for this; it is a fantastically musical juggle and a joy to just listen to, in fact whenever I hear the song played without the juggle is sounds wrong to me because I like what Babu did to it so much.

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My Serato Settings

May 2nd, 2008

I just thought I’d post up a little bit about what settings I use in Serato ScratchLive and why. Obviously different people choose different settings for different reasons but I hope that maybe by explaining why I use the ones I do I might help some people discover new things they can do with this software.

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Reversing & Rotating Scratches

May 1st, 2008

In my oppinion reversing and rotating your scratches and combos are 2 very useful things to do. This not only create new sounds (even though they are the same scratches they can sound very different) but add more movements to your arsenal to combine with each other and create new sounds & combos.

So what do I mean by reversing and rotating?

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Juggling With Serato ScratchLive

May 1st, 2008

When I first got Serato ScratchLive I had to some time to work out how I was going to use if for juggling because it was obvious that things were going to have to be done a little bit differently. After playing about for a short time however it suddenly became obvious that ScratchLive actually made life much easier when it come to juggling & trick mixing, and with the release of version 1.8 this was improved even more (if you don’t have version 1.8 go to http://www.scratchlive.net/).

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A 2 Click Flare Variation

April 28th, 2008

This is a scratch pattern I discovered yesterday, it’s basically a 2 click flare with an added bit of style. Here I’m just going to break down how I came up with it and also post a little video so you can see how it sounds.

When I first came up with this I knew I wanted 4 sounds in the scratch so I took a 2 click flare (3 sounds) and added a fast pull back to make 4 sounds…nothing new about that.

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