Clarity Encourages Creativity – It’s time to De-clutter!

De-Clutter you DJ Set-Up

It’s not the first time that a Traktor Tips article has been inspired by Leo Babuata from Zen Habits and this particular one fits that theme.

Following his recent article about de-cluttering the home, it became apparent to me that clutter, in all areas of life, can seriously constrict the flow of energy. As everything we can perceive is actually particles vibrating in space, it stands to reason that everything is a form of energy. Using this model, clutter can therefore be described as: stale energy that depletes your own energy and detracts from your focus. Continue reading “Clarity Encourages Creativity – It’s time to De-clutter!”

What makes a Successful DJ

Successful DJ
photo credit: seeveeaar

The world has gone crazy! I know it has because I see it whenever I look at the rectangular object in the corner (not that I own one).

That little box of illusions is tempting you with fame and fortune, all the while trying to sell you an image of someone you don’t even know you want to be.

Society has made us believe that those who appear on that screen are the only successful ones.  We are shown the red carpet, the shiny lights, the money, the fame, the girls (and guys) and it’s all presented as something you must have! Continue reading “What makes a Successful DJ”

How to Mask Speed Change using the Delay Effect in Traktor

Some tracks can have two tempos, usually this is more noticeable in Drum & Bass or Hip Hop. The tempos here are half or double speed. For instance, you can mix a drum and bass track at 175 BPM into a hip hop track that has a tempo of 90 BPM, or more accurately 87.5 BPM.

This often works great, but can sometimes leave you with a track that sounds way faster than it should. Continue reading “How to Mask Speed Change using the Delay Effect in Traktor”