Here at Point Blank, we pride ourselves on providing the best in music education. Whether it be one of our Music Production & Sound Engineering courses or our DJ courses we strive to give you the essential skills to succeed in the industry and more. In addition to our in-house learning facilities in London, Los Angeles, Ibiza, Mumbai and soon to be China, we offer a vast range of contemporary tutorials where we dish out the hottest tips and tricks with the latest tech – and they’re available to everyone.
Below we’ve rounded up our Top 3 DJ Tutorials from the last year to revisit some fundamental skills and celebrate the end of another year. From setting up your gear to the do’s and don’t’s of mixing, scratching, beatmatching and more, follow-on below to load up on our free tutorial goodness.
First things first, we’ll kick off our top 3 list with one thing you can’t mix without – getting your DJ gear set up. To get the most out of your CDJ’s you’ll have to set them up properly, and our lead instructor, Ben Bristow, will show you how. Our step-by-step guide covers everything from the basics of which inputs and outputs to use on your mixer, enabling the fader start function and more. This one’s perfect if you’ve lucked out this Christmas and been gifted some new decks for Christmas.
Now your new toys are all set up and you’ve learned the basics, let’s delve back into DJ Ravine and Mr. Bristow’s Top 5 DJ Tips. In the video above you’ll learn some nifty tricks to make you look like a pro behind the decks. These include tips for scratching, using your effects properly, how to get yourself out of a sticky situation with the roll effect and more.
DJ Dreamteam Ben Bristow and DJ Ravine’s many year’s experience in the game has taught them a lot. As well as learning the ins and outs of what you should do, they’re also clued up on what not to do as well. In the visual, the pair will walk you through important things to avoid from knowing your setup to taking it easy on the effects, not redlining and more.
If you’d like to watch more videos like this we have a plethora of tutorials over on our YouTube channel. If you’re on the hunt for something much more in depth, why not check out one of our online courses?
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