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Free Creative Mixing DJ Tutorials

10 Jan 2018 | Lead Pages | 3 comments

Welcome to Crossfader!

Hey, it’s great to know that you want to become a more creative DJ. Firstly let me thank you for taking the time to learn with Crossfader. We hope the following free lessons will help you expand on your current skills, making you stand out from the crowd.

The following lessons are all taken from our Online DJ Courses. You can find out more about these courses by clicking here.

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Lesson 01 – Wordplay Techniques and Examples

Lots of songs contain similar words or samples within them. By noticing these common words we can start to mix between different tracks at that exact point. Looping is usually key to making this technique work effectively. It’s such a fun way to not only challenge yourself as a DJ but challenge the crowd to see if they notice what you have just done!

 


Lesson 02 – Tips For Beat Matching Acapellas

This is an advanced technique that can really take a while to master. Make sure you keep going back to the start of the acapella and working from that point. Figure out which words land on which beats of the bar then try to nudge those words on time.


Lesson 03 – Tricks With Acapellas

This is a great way to create remixes live in your DJ sets. Switch out the instrumental of a track leaving the acapella playing over a new instrumental. It’s tricky with two channels but with these tips, you will be creating live mash-ups in no time.

If you’re using a four-channel controller you can have the next instrumental lined up on the 3rd deck. If you’re using a 2 channel controller then utilise the tricks mentioned in this video to make the transition.


Want more DJ lessons?

Beginner DJ Courses

If you found the lessons above quite hard to master then have a look at our Beginner DJ Courses. These courses are designed to help you master the core skills of beat matching by ear, basic mixing techniques, timing, phrasing and basic music theory.

Intermediate DJ Courses

All of our intermediate courses are packed full of mixing techniques like the ones you have just learnt. The skills taught will help you stand out as a DJ, perform better with your equipment and impress any crowd.

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  1. Nathan Lo

    Hi Crossfader! I am a huge fan of your Youtube videos and came across this one:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Hc8bmEaCqM&t=181s

    I tried to use the link to obtain the free files mentioned in the video, but it keeps taking me straight to this portion of the website. Is there a way for me to obtain the files so I could practice the mixing techniques demonstrated in the video? Thank you!

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    • Jamie Hartley

      Hey there, if you entered your email to get to this page then the download link for the music pack will be in your emails. If you can’t find it just drop me an email to [email protected] and i’ll resend it.

      Thanks
      Jamie

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  2. Mohit Balmik

    Hi crossfader I’m big fan of you from India and love you 🤟🤟🤟🤟

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