DJ Tips & Tricks
Most of these are old school tricks but can be impressive, if there pulled off
Using Two of the Same Records to Achieve a Reverb or Delay
I learned this trick from dj shagz.
Take two records of the same song and get them in beat with each other
so that the songs are literally over layed exactly on top of each
other. Once you have this draw the base out of the record you are
about to mix in and bring the track in. Now slowly bend the pitch
ever so slightly and a reverb effect will occur. Now repeat the same
procedure except slip the record out of beat and fade in and out for
a delay effect.
How to Play a Record Backwards
This trick may not work with all turntables but it defiantly works with the Vestax
PDX-A2's that I use. Take an ashtray a little thicker than the cartridge
on your turntable, and place it upside down and centered on the slip-mat.
Now take a piece of gum and stick a record centered on top of the
ashtray, the gum helps hold it in place. Now you must flip your cartridge
upside down, and then screw it back into the tonal arm. You must also
weight the tonal arm so that it has a tendency to spring upward instead
of down. Now start the record and slide the tonal arm underneath the
record as far as you can towards the ashtray and it will play your
How to Add your own Drums on a Record
Another trick you can do is have a record playing on one deck and set the tonal arm
on the beginning or the end of the record where no music is written
now have the record stopped and tap on the record with your finger.
The vibration from you tapping will sound like a base beat. Tap in
beat with the other record to fatten up the base or add your own percussive