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
- How to Mix Down a Song
Creating the initial tracks, mixing down the song, and then mastering
your musical projects. This article goes in depth on mixing levels and
techniques to improve your songs.
- Creating a Demo Tape
Every record label has its own guidelines for submitting demos. This
is a general guide for some of the production standards when creating
your demo tape.
How to Set Up and Record
This article explains how to set up and record vocals. The equipment
that you need to get started and some recording techniques.
The Flanger Effect
There are countless effects out on the market that help mold, shape,
and totally distort your sound. But today I'm going to tell you a little
bit about, one of the more popular, and commonly used effects, the flanger
- Reverb Tutorial
What reverb is, and tips when applying reverb to a track