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How DJs Transition To Different Genres Using SYNC

3 Sep 2019 | Free DJ Lessons | 4 comments

How DJs Mix Between Genres

When mixing genres, DJs can use various techniques and methods. There are easy transitions such as using a drop mix or simple FX and advanced methods like finger drumming to a new BPM or using acapellas and switching the beat. We cover all of these techniques and more in our dedicated DJ Transitions Course but here is a free tutorial from the course to help you get started.

Lesson 1: Using SYNC to transition from a high to low BPM

Using the SYNC feature is a great way to transition between genres that have a drastic difference in BPM. In this tutorial taken directly from the DJ transitions course, we show you how to move from a house song to a pop remix. That’s 122bpm – 106bpm in one mix.

Tracks used in the lesson:

MK – 17 (Ben Rainey VIP DUB) – FREE DOWNLOAD HERE

Katy Perry & Migos – Bon Appétit (Kees Sjansen Remix) – SUPPORT THE ARTIST

Rekordbox Tutorial

Serato Tutorial

Lesson 2: Switching the beat under an acapella

Tracks used in this lesson:
Valentino Khan – Lick It
Valentine Khan – Lick It (Acapella)
Ummet Ozcan – Bombjack (DJ Primetyme Club Edit)
Shiba San – All I Need
Disturbing The Peace (Ludacris) – Move Bitch
Ludacris – Move Bitch (Acapella)
Nu:Logic – Day & Night
The Prodigy – Voodoo People (Pendulum Remix)

Want to learn more techniques like this?

The DJ transitions online course is designed for DJs who want to learn how to mix between any genres confidently. Any DJ, from a club DJ to wedding DJ, needs to know how to mix up all kinds of music and keep the crowd engaged. Whether you’re taking requests or playing to a diverse audience, this is a skill you should take the time to master!

  • Do you want to learn how to mix songs with very different BPMs?
  • Would you like to be able to play any genre of music confidently?
  • Do you currently have an extensive music library but aren’t sure how to mix all the different genres?
  • Want to learn how to mix to a diverse crowd in any environment and keep everyone happy?
  • Do you want to learn techniques that make your DJ routines unique and stand out from other DJs?

If you answered yes to any of the above, then this course is for you!

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  1. sherwin.bajao@gmail.com

    How did you activate the loop in Serato before the track got to the loop?

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    • Jamie Hartley

      Hey, if you click the icon in this image after saving a loop it will activate the loop before reaching that point.

      Serato Saved Loop

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  2. Koen Plekker

    Hi, ive been trying to wrap my head around it. But in the “mix different genres” video the visuals go opposite from my expectation. Like the grid of both tracks goes the same speed before sync. And after sync. the bottom track goes quicker though thats when they should go synchrone??

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