Posts Tagged ‘Beat Juggling’

Daddy Dog DJing with Serato Video SL

Thursday, June 10th, 2010

Apologies again for the sheer lack of output on this blog these days, I’ve just been hugely busy with production and spending very little time on the turntables at all.

So anyway, last night I got an email from DJ Daddy Dog of 5th Platoon with some links to videos of him using Video SL. Video SL has been about for a while but there are very few people using it a lot so far, I’ve seen some stuff from DJ Vajra and also DJ Woody (who is currently doing his Turntables in Technicolor show) which is pretty cool but there’s been very few things uploaded to youtube so since I’m not posting anything on here right now and they videos are pretty cool I thought I’d post them up for anyone who is interested.

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Creating Live Remixes Using Serato ScratchLive

Saturday, October 4th, 2008

This is a great little trick I like to do with Serato ScratchLive. It can involve a little bit of juggling and looping but it doesn’t really have to, so long as you can drop a record in on time you can have endless fun with this.

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Ultimate Resources

Friday, June 13th, 2008

There once was a time were every DJ had to work everything out for themselves because either certain things hadn’t been worked out yet or DJs didn’t want to share their latest trick. These days however there are many great resources to bring budding new DJs up to speed.

Here I just want to list a few of these resources which I have found to be the most useful and I think that they would help any DJ wanting to learn new skills.

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The Joys Of Instant Doubles

Thursday, 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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Benefits of a Wider Pitch Range

Sunday, 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

Saturday, 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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Juggling With Serato ScratchLive

Thursday, 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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Beat Juggling Tutorials Updated

Monday, April 28th, 2008

For the most part the old X2K Music website is gone, however I felt that I should keep the beat juggling guides here so I’ve brought them across to this site. In the process I felt that the right thing to do would be to update them so I have added all the missing videos.

I’ve also added a couple of new sections; Tripling (taking doubling a step further) and Shuffle Strobing (the first step to creating that slower shuffley juggles). I may also add a few more things to the tutorial in the not too distant future!

I also have a couple of other useful things I want to share with people interested in and learning to juggle, I will post them up on the blog soon!