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DJ Tips: How To Plan Your Mixes Like A Pro

When playing a live DJ set, it’s important to count the bars and phrases in your tracks to ensure your mix sounds as slick as possible. The technique explored in the video below will show you how to plan out your mixes as well as teach you a few tricks to help your blends sound flawless.

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This isn’t the first DJ tips video we’ve done and it certainly won’t be the last. In our previous videos, we’ve covered lots of hot topics such as how to sync without sync, the top 5 mistakes DJs makeDJ do’s and don’ts as well as first look tech overviews. If you’re a beginner who’s looking to learn some quick techniques to spice up your sets be sure to check out our collaborative video series with Pioneer DJ.

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