Using your Kontrol X1 to Beatmatch by Ear

If you’re looking for a responsive and tactile way to beat match by ear using a midi controller with no jog wheel, or you’re just not getting along with using a touch strip, then the method I have set up here will be just what you’re looking for. I can’t believe I hadn’t thought of this one already! Continue reading “Using your Kontrol X1 to Beatmatch by Ear”

Don’t Underestimate the Power of Beatmatching

screen-shot-2015-02-08-at-9-27-35-amA recent video from Ean Golden on DJ Tech Tools started a few cogs turning in my mind. The video, although an excellent piece of advice on a quick method of checking the beatgrid on your track, had me pondering it’s usefulness. Continue reading “Don’t Underestimate the Power of Beatmatching”

Your Questions: Some Songs won’t Stay in Beat, what do I do?

Traktor Tips reader Jack Dyche writes:

“With some songs (it’s mostly older songs, written in the 70’s and 80’s, no matter how well I beatmatch them, either by ear, by looking at the bpm and changing it or even hitting the sync button, some tracks just won’t stay in sync. What happens is the beatgrid lines (those light grey lines that are supposed to line up with each beat) just move away from the beat as the song progresses, then they may move back into the beat, then away from it again.”

Below you can see what Jack means and I am sure many of you have seen this issue. Continue reading “Your Questions: Some Songs won’t Stay in Beat, what do I do?”