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Latest Videos

Ableton Live Tutorial – Live Remixing Demo

25:37

In this video we show an example of how you can create live remixes using Ableton Live.

Ableton Live Tutorial – Using Grooves

7:40

In this video we discuss grooves and how they can be used to liven up your productions.

Ableton Live Tutorial – Launching Clips

12:39

In this video we go over everything to do with launching clips, including launch modes and follow actions

Ableton Live Tutorial – Remixing on-the-fly

10:54

In this video we discuss some of the core concepts of how to perform remixes while DJing using Ableton Live.

Ableton Live Tutorial – Tempo Control and Warping

26:56

In this video we cover many details about tempo control and how to warp audio tracks in Live.

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Beginner DJ Gear Reviews

Novation Dicers

by DJ Roshan 6:06

Check out our in depth review on the Novation Dicers.

Pioneer DDJ-S1 Review

by DJ Roshan 6:19

Check out our review of the Pioneer DDJ-S1.

What DJ Gear To Buy – Introduction

by DJ Kenya 2:03

Deciding what DJ gear to buy can be a little intimidating to say the least. There are just so many options! In this lesson we walk you through what to consider when purchasing your dj gear and make a seemingly very complicated task much simpler for you.

Beginner Setup Reviews – Introduction

by DJ Kenya 0:32

The beginner setup reviews series is designed to give you a solid understanding of some of the options for beginner gear to help you make sense out of the crazy amounts of choices one faces when trying to purchase their first piece of equipment. It will showcase the main pro’s and con’s of many popular beginner DJ setups.

Pioneer DDJ-ERGO

by DJ Kenya 0:48

The beginner setup reviews series is designed to give you a solid understanding of some of the options for beginner gear to help you make sense out of the crazy amounts of choices one faces when trying to purchase their first piece of equipment. It will showcase the main pro’s and con’s of many popular beginner DJ setups.

Vestax VCI-400

by DJ Kenya 0:46

The beginner setup reviews series is designed to give you a solid understanding of some of the options for beginner gear to help you make sense out of the crazy amounts of choices one faces when trying to purchase their first piece of equipment. It will showcase the main pro’s and con’s of many popular beginner DJ setups.

Pioneer DDJ-S1

by DJ Kenya 1:00

The beginner setup reviews series is designed to give you a solid understanding of some of the options for beginner gear to help you make sense out of the crazy amounts of choices one faces when trying to purchase their first piece of equipment. It will showcase the main pro’s and con’s of many popular beginner DJ setups.

Vestax VCI-300

by DJ Kenya 0:44

The beginner setup reviews series is designed to give you a solid understanding of some of the options for beginner gear to help you make sense out of the crazy amounts of choices one faces when trying to purchase their first piece of equipment. It will showcase the main pro’s and con’s of many popular beginner DJ setups.

Numark NS-7

by DJ Kenya 1:06

The beginner setup reviews series is designed to give you a solid understanding of some of the options for beginner gear to help you make sense out of the crazy amounts of choices one faces when trying to purchase their first piece of equipment. It will showcase the main pro’s and con’s of many popular beginner DJ setups.

Traktor S4

by DJ Kenya 1:06

The beginner setup reviews series is designed to give you a solid understanding of some of the options for beginner gear to help you make sense out of the crazy amounts of choices one faces when trying to purchase their first piece of equipment. It will showcase the main pro’s and con’s of many popular beginner DJ setups.

Beginner Setup Reviews – Conclusion

by DJ Kenya 0:32

The beginner setup reviews series is designed to give you a solid understanding of some of the options for beginner gear to help you make sense out of the crazy amounts of choices one faces when trying to purchase their first piece of equipment. It will showcase the main pro’s and con’s of many popular beginner DJ setups.

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Pro DJ Gear Reviews

Novation Dicers

by DJ Roshan 6:06

Check out our in depth review on the Novation Dicers.

Pro DJ Gear – Introduction

by DJ Kenya 0:22

The Pro DJ Gear series is designed to give you reviews of major pro DJ gear so that you can see the pro’s and con’s of each piece of equipment. These lessons will help you decide what gear to buy if your looking to buy or change your equipment. We cover mixers, decks, accessories and more. Oh how we love DJ toys…

Pro DJ Decks

by DJ Kenya 3:07

The Pro DJ Gear series is designed to give you reviews of major pro DJ gear so that you can see the pro’s and con’s of each piece of equipment. These lessons will help you decide what gear to buy if your looking to buy or change your equipment. We cover mixers, decks, accessories and more. Oh how we love DJ toys…

Rane TTM-68

by DJ Kenya 0:54

The Pro DJ Gear series is designed to give you reviews of major pro DJ gear so that you can see the pro’s and con’s of each piece of equipment. These lessons will help you decide what gear to buy if your looking to buy or change your equipment. We cover mixers, decks, accessories and more. Oh how we love DJ toys…

Pioneer DJM-800

by DJ Kenya 1:16

The Pro DJ Gear series is designed to give you reviews of major pro DJ gear so that you can see the pro’s and con’s of each piece of equipment. These lessons will help you decide what gear to buy if your looking to buy or change your equipment. We cover mixers, decks, accessories and more. Oh how we love DJ toys…

Rane TTM-57

by DJ Kenya 1:15

The Pro DJ Gear series is designed to give you reviews of major pro DJ gear so that you can see the pro’s and con’s of each piece of equipment. These lessons will help you decide what gear to buy if your looking to buy or change your equipment. Oh how we love DJ toys…

Pro DJ Accessories

by DJ Kenya 1:01

The Pro DJ Gear series is designed to give you reviews of major pro DJ gear so that you can see the pro’s and con’s of each piece of equipment. These lessons will help you decide what gear to buy if your looking to buy or change your equipment. We cover mixers, decks, accessories and more. Oh how we love DJ toys…

Pro DJ Gear – Conclusion

by DJ Kenya 0:38

The Pro DJ Gear series is designed to give you reviews of major pro DJ gear so that you can see the pro’s and con’s of each piece of equipment. These lessons will help you decide what gear to buy if your looking to buy or change your equipment. Oh how we love DJ toys…

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Software Options

Software Options

by DJ Kenya 1:32

There are tonnes of different software options out there for DJ’ing, however, it’s hard to know which one is the best fit for you. Thats what this lesson is for. It will give you the pro’s and con’s of all the major softwares used for DJ’ing so you can decide which one is the best fit for you!

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Gear Overview

Getting To Know Your Mixer And Turntables

by Rhythmicon 4:16

This tutorial goes over the basic functions of your mixer and turntables. It is a great starting point for people who are not totally familiar with their gear.

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Cueing

Basic Cueing

by Rhythmicon 4:31

Cueing is a fundamental skill that all DJ’s need to know how to do. In this tutorial you will learn how to properly cue a track, and where to properly set your cue points. Whether you are using software or DJ’ing old school with decks this is a must watch tutorial for all people getting into DJ’ing.

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Beatmatching

How to Beatmatch

by DJ Roshan 7:01

This course teaches you the fundamentals of beatmatching. It goes over the key pointers in maintaining a mix so it doesn’t end up with a shoes in the dryer or train wreck sound.

Beatmatching – Part 1

by Rhythmicon 4:49

Beatmatching is one of the most important and difficult skills to master as a DJ. This tutorial will make what seems to be an impossible task be vary straight forward and not difficult. We will take you through a simple and fast step by step process to get you beatmatching like a pro in no time. Man do I ever wish I had something like this when I started DJ’ing…

Beatmatching – Part 2

by Rhythmicon 5:33

Beatmatching is one of the most important and difficult skills to master as a DJ. This tutorial will make what seems to be an impossible task be vary straight forward and not difficult. We will take you through a simple and fast step by step process to get you beatmatching like a pro in no time. Man do I ever wish I had something like this when I started DJ’ing…

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Understanding Volume And Gain

Understanding Volume and Gain – Part 1

by DJ Longshanks 3:11

Having a solid understanding of gain is absolutely crucial to being a good DJ. These lessons will teach you how to master gain on all levels, from your software to your mixer and more. Your transitions will sound smother, you won’t damage your gear or your ears and more with by fully understanding how to use gain properly.

Understanding Volume and Gain – Part 2

by DJ Longshanks 3:11

Having a solid understanding of gain is absolutely crucial to being a good DJ. These lessons will teach you how to master gain on all levels, from your software to your mixer and more. Your transitions will sound smother, you won’t damage your gear or your ears and more with by fully understanding how to use gain properly.

Understanding Volume and Gain – Part 3

by DJ Longshanks 4:12

Having a solid understanding of gain is absolutely crucial to being a good DJ. These lessons will teach you how to master gain on all levels, from your software to your mixer and more. Your transitions will sound smother, you won’t damage your gear or your ears and more with by fully understanding how to use gain properly.

Understanding Volume and Gain – Part 4

by DJ Longshanks 3:03

Having a solid understanding of gain is absolutely crucial to being a good DJ. These lessons will teach you how to master gain on all levels, from your software to your mixer and more. Your transitions will sound smother, you won’t damage your gear or your ears and more with by fully understanding how to use gain properly.

Understanding Volume and Gain – Part 5

by DJ Longshanks 0:58

Having a solid understanding of gain is absolutely crucial to being a good DJ. These lessons will teach you how to master gain on all levels, from your software to your mixer and more. Your transitions will sound smother, you won’t damage your gear or your ears and more with by fully understanding how to use gain properly.

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4 Essential Transitions (Cutting, Fading, Spinback And Rewind)

4 Essential Transitions

by DJ Kenya 3:57

This lesson teaches you four essential transitions to DJ’ing: Cutting, Fading, Spinbacks and Rewinds. These are technics that will help your mixes sound way better, and give them much more energy and depth. This is a must watch tutorial for all DJ’s needing to brush up or learn the essential mixing skills.

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Preparing Your DJ Set

Preparing Your DJ Set

by DJ Kenya 4:32

In this tutorial we discuss how to properly prepare your dj set.

Where to Get Music

by DJ Roshan 14:58

In this tutorial I will guide you to the best places to find great music.

Tracks That Mix Well

by DJ Kenya 2:38

Finding what tracks mix together can be one of the most frustrating tasks as a DJ. This lessons takes you through a number of key pointers that will help make this way easier so you can spend more time mixing and less time trying to mix tracks together that just don’t fit together.

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Getting To Know Your Serato Itch Interface

Getting to Know Your Serato Itch Interface

by DJ Roshan 5:20

This tutorial teaches you the basics of how to use the Serato Itch interface.

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Getting to Know Your Traktor Interface

Getting to Know Your Traktor Interface

by DJ Roshan 9:13

This tutorial teaches you the basics of how to use the Traktor interface.

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Beatmatching Tricks In Serato

Beatmatching Tricks In Serato Scratch Live

by DJ Roshan 2:10

There are a number of key features in Serato that make beatmatching a million times easier. In this lesson we teach you all of the tricks to make beatmatching a painless, fast, and fun process for you.

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Beatmatching Tricks In Traktor

Beatmatching Tricks in Traktor

by DJ Roshan 5:35

There are a number of key features in Traktor that make beatmatching a million times easier. In this lesson we teach you all of the tricks to make beatmatching a painless, fast, and fun process for you.

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Phrasing Tricks In Serato & Traktor

Phrasing Tricks In Serato And Traktor

by DJ Roshan 2:30

Phrasing is key in making smooth transitions and keeping the energy high in your DJ set. In this tutorial we spill the goods on tricks on how to use your software when composing you phrases.

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Looping

Looping – Part 1

by DJ Kenya 1:54

These lessons will teach you how to set up a basic loop in a track as well as some really useful tricks on how to use loops in your mixes to make them sound amazing. Looping is absolutely an essential skill to master as a DJ and Spin Academy is giving you the goods on looping in these tutorials.

Looping – Part 2

by DJ Kenya 3:40

These lessons will teach you how to set up a basic loop in a track as well as some really useful tricks on how to use loops in your mixes to make them sound amazing. Looping is absolutely an essential skill to master as a DJ and Spin Academy is giving you the goods on looping in these tutorials.

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Mixing In Key With Mixed In Key

Mixing in Key With Mixed In Key

by DJ Roshan 5:50

In this lesson you will learn one of the most crucial elements to finding songs that fit together: how to mix in key! We go in depth in not only to how to mix in key but also how to use the program Mixed In Key to make it super easy and fun to do. We guarantee this is a must watch video for all DJ’s who don’t know how to mix in key.

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Scratching

Introduction to Scratching

by Mat the Alien 5:17

Learn how to scratch from one of the best scratch DJ’s in the world – Mat the Alien.

 

Beat Juggling

by Mat the Alien 4:07

Mat the Alien describes how to perform Beat Juggling.

Drum Scratching

by Mat the Alien 2:04

Mat the Alien describes how to Drum Scratch.

The Two Click Orbit

by Mat the Alien 3:12

Mat the Alien explains how to perform the Two Click Orbit.

Advanced Tricks For Scratching

by Mat the Alien 2:13

Mat the Alien gives us some personal tricks for advanced scratching.

The Chirp Scratch

by Mat the Alien 5:12

Mat the Alien describes how to perform the Chirp Scratch.

The Crab Scratch

by Mat the Alien 6:21

Mat the Alien explains how to do the Crab Scratch.

Practicing Scratching Introduction

by DJ Kenya 1:05

Learn the building blocks of scratching, with this tutorial on how to practice and fine tune your scratching skills. Practice these steps and watch our other tutorial on scratching and you will be able to scratch like a pro faster than you can even imagine.

Practicing Scratching

by DJ Kenya 4:58

Learn the building blocks of scratching, with this tutorial on how to practice and fine tune your scratching skills. Practice these steps and watch our other tutorial on scratching and you will be able to scratch like a pro faster than you can even imagine.

3 Essential Scratches – Baby, Stab, Transform

by DJ Kenya 2:19

This lesson will teach you three essential scratches including the Baby, Stab, and Transform scratch. The tutorial will also go over so key pointers on how to scratch successfully and is taught by the one and only scratch DJ master DJ Kenya.

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The Teaser Mix Introduction

The Teaser Mix Introduction

by DJ Kenya 1:28

Learn some intermediate to advanced tricks from DJ Kenya.

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DJ Tricks

How to Loop a Vocal at the End of a Track

by DJ Roshan 1:49

This trick is one of my favorites to use because it allows you to overlap the vocals of the track your mixing out of into the track your mixing into, which can create a seamless transition from one song to another.

How to Use a Fader Over a Sweeper

by DJ Roshan 1:45

You can get really creative by using a fader over a sweeper as well as other things to create a unique effect. This is a really fun trick to preform and can add a organic feel to your set.

How to Mix from the Buildup of a Song

by DJ Roshan 1:47

Mixing right from the buildup of a song can keep the energy really high during your sets and make people loose it. You definitely are going to want to add this to your tool belt of tricks.

How to Use an Acapella on Top of an Instrumental

by DJ Kenya 3:39

This tutorial gives you an in-depth look at exactly how to put an Acapella on top of an Instrumental making it possible to get really creative with your mixes, and remix live. This is an advanced technique but we take you through each step, carefully to make you a master.

How to Use an Acapella to Transition in BPM’s

by DJ Kenya 4:12

Transition from a high BPM to a low BPM or the other way around can be very difficult. In this tutorial we teach an amazing technique that allows you to do this with an Acapella! This can take years for people to figure out how to do but we share all the goods with you on this one.

How to Mix on the Half Time

by DJ Kenya 3:49

Check out this amazing technique of how to mix tracks with totally different BPMs together seamlessly! Go from house to dubstep or dubstep to house or even hiphop to fast rock with this one. This is great tool to have in your belt.

How to Switch Beats Under an Acapella

by DJ Kenya 3:37

In this tutorial you will learn how to really switch it up so you can mix different beats under different acapellas. This can add major flare to your mixes and also make it easier to transition from one track to another.

The Teaser Mix

by DJ Kenya 3:44

Learn some intermediate to advanced tricks from DJ Kenya.

How to Transition From a High BPM to a Low BPM

by DJ Kenya 1:53

Learning how to transition between large BPM differences can be one of the most frustrating things to learn as a DJ. Here we give you an amazing tool to do this that will not only impress your crowd but also make it ten times easier to switch up your set on the fly.

How to Live Remix a Track

by DJ Kenya 3:31

This video will walk you through exactly how to remix a track live, making it fast fun and painless. What you will learn hear could take you months if you were to try and learn it on your own.

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Using Effects

Using Effects – Part 1

by DJ Rafh 0:38

In this using effects 4 part series you will learn how to use some essential effects such as the high and low pass filter, the delay effect, and the flanger effect. Effects can add a lot of depth to your sound and can be very handy for doing smooth and tricky transitions. This tutorial gives you all the secrets on using effects to there fullest.

Using Effects – Part 2

by DJ Rafh 1:19

In this using effects 4 part series you will learn how to use some essential effects such as the high and low pass filter, the delay effect, and the flanger effect. Effects can add a lot of depth to your sound and can be very handy for doing smooth and tricky transitions. This tutorial gives you all the secrets on using effects to there fullest.

Using Effects – Part 3

by DJ Rafh 1:01

In this using effects 4 part series you will learn how to use some essential effects such as the high and low pass filter, the delay effect, and the flanger effect. Effects can add a lot of depth to your sound and can be very handy for doing smooth and tricky transitions. This tutorial gives you all the secrets on using effects to there fullest.

Using Effects – Part 4

by DJ Rafh 0:57

In this using effects 4 part series you will learn how to use some essential effects such as the high and low pass filter, the delay effect, and the flanger effect. Effects can add a lot of depth to your sound and can be very handy for doing smooth and tricky transitions. This tutorial gives you all the secrets on using effects to there fullest.

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How to Make A Professional Demo Mix

How to Make a Professional Demo Mix

by DJ Roshan 11:44

This lesson teaches you how to make a professional demo mix and how to use it to land a gig.

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Opening vs Headliner vs Closing DJ

Opening vs Headlining vs Closing DJ

by DJ Roshan 9:06

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Setting Up For Your DJ Gig

Setting Up For Your DJ Gig

by DJ Roshan 8:14

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Interviews

How To Get Gigs

4:48

Getting gigs is one of the hardest things to do when your starting DJ’ing! It’s not like getting a job where you just drop your resume off. There are industry secrets that you need to know to move your DJ career forward and we give you all the goods in this video. We interview promoters, club owners, and pro DJ’s and have them tell you how the industry really works. This advice is priceless…

Crazy Things DJ’s Do

3:16

We asked some industry professionals about crazy things they have seen DJ’s do and this is what we got as a result. Enjoy!

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Celebrity Interviews

ill.Gates Interview

16:55

Check out our interview with ill.Gates!

Morgan Page Interview

9:55

Check out our interview with Morgan Page!

Designer Drugs

6:06

Check this backstage interview out with Michael of Designer Drugs. Michael touches on a number of really interesting points in this interview, and shares the goods on what it takes to become a talented producer. The dedication and mastery of his skill is simply amazing.

The Funk Hunters

4:37

Check out this interview with The Funk Hunters. These guys are rising stars. They have played to huge crowds at Shambhala and toured all around the world with their amazing turntable and live remixing skills. In this interview they touch on some really important points on how to make it in the industry.

DJ / Promoter / Radio Host – Marshall A

by Marshall A 7:20

Marshall A gives us a glimpse into his life as a DJ, Promoter and Radio Host. He also shares some invaluable information for new DJ’s looking to get into the industry. Enjoy!

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Warping

Ableton Live Tutorial – Tempo Control and Warping

26:56

In this video we cover many details about tempo control and how to warp audio tracks in Live.

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Remixing

Ableton Live Tutorial – Live Remixing Demo

25:37

In this video we show an example of how you can create live remixes using Ableton Live.

Ableton Live Tutorial – Remixing on-the-fly

10:54

In this video we discuss some of the core concepts of how to perform remixes while DJing using Ableton Live.

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Launching Clips

Ableton Live Tutorial – Launching Clips

12:39

In this video we go over everything to do with launching clips, including launch modes and follow actions

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Grooves

Ableton Live Tutorial – Using Grooves

7:40

In this video we discuss grooves and how they can be used to liven up your productions.

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Interface Overview

Ableton Live Tutorial – Interface Overview

13:02

Our new Ableton Live Tutorial series kicks off with a video explaining the interface layout.

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Basic DJing

Ableton Live Tutorial – Basic DJing

8:37

In this video we go over how to set up a basic DJ set in Ableton Live.

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