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Adding Effects Djay

1. Adding Effects Djay

In this lesson you will learn all about effects and how and when you can use them. When it comes to effects, in this case it's about changing the sound of your track as you play. We're not talking about the sound effects that you can find under the Sampler here, but about effects such as echo or reverb and many more. With your DJ controller and app you can use a number of basic effects that can help you to spice up or change your mix. The DJ Controller has the ability to control and adjust these effects to your liking. Adding effects is quite easy and this tutorial will show you how it works.
Playing Samples Djay

2. Playing Samples Djay

This lesson will teach you about the Sample functionality on your DJ controller. The sampler is used to play small pieces of audio which are called samples. Samples are like mini tracks, snippets of audio. A sample can be very short, for example a vocal or a shout or a clap. But a sample can also be longer, for example a riser, a few measures of a track or a groove. Samples are saved in your app and can be played from the sampler with a button. This way you have a unique sound under each button. This tutorial will show how to use the sampler and how to make you own samples.
Looping Djay

3. Looping Djay

This lesson will teach you about looping and how to use the Auto Loop and Manual Loop modes. Looping is about repeating a piece of a track again and again. A lot of tracks are all about repeating beats, sounds and melodies. Looping does exactly the same. Use a bit of your existing track and have it repeated to instantly create new grooves, breaks or builds. Loops can be short or long and are always based on the sound of your track. Just like with sampling you take a small part of your track, but with looping this part automatically plays again and again, while with sampler you have to keep pressing the pad for repeats.
Hot Cues Djay

4. Hot Cues Djay

In this lesson you will learn how to use hot cues. Hot cues are intended to mark points in your track. After assigning a point in the track to one of your hot cues, you can immediately jump to this point in the track with a single press of that hot cue button. This tutorial explains how to set and delete hot cues and gives tips on what points in a track are useful to assign to a hot cue.
Scratching Djay

5. Scratching Djay

This lesson will teach you how to scratch. Scratching is the rhythmic movement of a vinyl record back and forth by the DJ, creating a sound that sounds like the record is being scratched. If you want to scratch it is important that you put the controller in 'scratching' mode or vinyl mode. The scratching can be heard when you have loaded a track, touch the JOG on the top and turn left or right at the same time. You will then notice in your DJ app that the track moves back and forth over the waveform and that the typical 'scratch' sound can be heard.