Groove3 has announced the release of a new video course, in which world-renowned DJ Shortee teaches you the essential DJ skills that you need to beatmatch and mix your music using a Serato DJ controller.
These skills include manual adjustments, tuning your ears, manual beatmatching, auto beatmatching using sync, and beginner mixing techniques.
DJ Shortee breaks down the entire beatmatching and mixing process slowly and clearly, step by step and in multiple ways so that you can fully grasp the concepts, while also giving you specific exercises that you can practice repeatedly.
Discover how to manually manipulate the jog wheels in order to temporarily adjust the tempo of your songs, and how to combine those manual adjustments with full pitch adjustments in order to manually beatmatch your music. Shortee shows you exactly what to listen for to be able to tune your ears and how to determine if a track is playing too fast or too slow so that you are able to manually beatmatch any genre of music quickly and easily. She then shows you how to use the Sync features to auto beatmatch your tracks.
Shortee demonstrates how to utilize these techniques with multiple genres of music while using your ears exclusively and also looking at the DJ software, so that you can see the adjustments affecting the sound waves in real time. You will learn how to perform multiple mixing techniques, such as a simple blend mix, and various EQ and filter mixing techniques, including an important EQ mix that you will use most often as a DJ.
Shortee also shows you how to perform a drop mix using the crossfader in conjunction with the volume faders, for use with quicker mixes, trick mixing, and songs with shorter phrasing, and then combines that technique with the EQ and the filter, showing you how to blend the frequencies between songs in a more efficient way for even smoother transitions during quick mixes.
The Complete Guide to Beginner DJ Mixing with a Serato DJ Controller is an excellent course for beginners who already have some basic skills under their belt or have taken Shortee’s prerequisite course The Complete Guide to DJ Basics with a Serato Controller. This course is also perfect for intermediate or advanced DJs who are transitioning from another gear setup over to a Serato controller.
The course is now available with Groove3’s All Access Pass for $15 USD/month, or as a download for $24.99 USD.