Bedroom DJ: The Art Curator Controllerist

“I’m a professional DJ and I don’t mix”: I once read an article about a full time gigging DJ who never mixed. EVER. We all know the type because they are pretty much everywhere, from weddings to school functions to random store openings. The guy literally shows up to an event with a carefully pre-selected iTunes playlist, and spends most of him time making sure the guests are having a good time, NOT mixing. This particular professional DJ didn’t care for the way other “Djs” mocked him in that all he did was push play. His article wanted to set … Continue reading Bedroom DJ: The Art Curator Controllerist

Harmonic Mixing

For years DJ’s have been mixing tunes together using their musical ear and their talents for recognizing what songs will work well with other tunes. Not only does this talent relate to the timing of beats and the blending of bass, mid and treble, but it also relates to the tone or key of these tracks. In recent years with the explosion of digital DJ’ing and the birth of MP3’s, the DJ world has been treated to software that decipher the key of a track. Musically, certain keys work well with others and knowing which tracks compliment each other can … Continue reading Harmonic Mixing

Friday Guest Mix – Yorri

Really pleased with how this mix sounds – some real enjoyable tracks with a solid sound and groove.  I was hooked in from the first track, some great mixing, a nice way to start your weekend. Thanks to Yorri for submitting this weeks mix, in collaboration with Danish W. You can find Yorri on Twitter and Soundcloud. How do you get featured on Traktor Tips? Its really simple – upload a mix to Soundcloud – then come back to this page and click this Tweet Button >>>Tweet #FridayGuestMix Continue reading Friday Guest Mix – Yorri

Traktor Gater Effect

One of the most received requests from Traktor Tips subscribers is more effects videos.  The effects in Traktor are very versatile and offer users the ability to really change the sound of their DJ sets and offer an element of excitement and individuality.  With so many effects and so many effect combinations, it can be a maze trying to figure out which effects are most usable and how best to use them. This week Traktor Tips brings you a video tutorial showing how to use the Gater Effect.  Remember, less is often more, so never overuse your effects! Continue reading Traktor Gater Effect