Produced by: Faust & Shortee Music / Eyekiss Films
Starring: DJ Shortee
Featuring: DJ Faust, Craze, Danny the Wildchild, Phantom 45
All lessons are taught by SHORTEE in a clear, thorough manner & organized into 5 easy to follow sections: EQUIPMENT, MIXING, SCRATCHING, BEAT JUGGLING & TRICKS OF THE TRADE. Each begins with entertaining interludes & interviews introducing each lesson.
*DVD includes INTERACTIVE MENUS, EXTRA MUSIC, OUTAKES, BLOOPERS & BONUS ROUTINES!
LESSON 1: EQUIPMENT
- - What equipment you need to be a DJ and how to set it up
- - 2-D/3-D Animations illustrating needle setup & tone-arm balance
- - How to use features available on your turntable & DJ mixer
LESSON 2: MIXING
- - 2-D Animations illustrate basic music notation, time signature & counting beats
- - Cueing your records, dropping on the "one"
- - Matching beats & mixing basics
- - Learn mixing techniques using the faders & EQ
LESSON 3: SCRATCHING
- - Scratch showcase by DJ SHORTEE
- - How to mark your records, EQ for scratching & hand positioning
- - Scratches: BABY, ECHOES, FADES, TRANSFORMS, CHIRPS, CRABS, FLARES,
- - & FADERLESS
- - Scratch combinations & drumming
- - Scratch Drumming showcase by DJ Faust
LESSON 4: BEAT JUGGLING
- - Beat Juggling routines by DJ SHORTEE
- - Selecting beats for juggling & marking your records
- - Beat Juggling: BACK SPINNING (4s, 2s, 1s), TAP PAUSING, various way to perform
- - "THE WALK" & creating patterns
LESSON 5: TRICKS OF THE TRADE
- - More interviews with FAUST, CRAZE, DANNY THE WILDCHILD, PHANTOM 45 &
- - SHORTEE on buying records, confidence, choosing DJ names, making mix tapes
- - & CDs, promoting yourself, finding agents, traveling as a pro DJ & more!