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    Hey guys, i was wondering how did everyone start djing? Did you guys take lessons 1st? or buy equip and jump right in?

    Am wondering what to do myself. The lessons arent cheap!

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    lessons are for hipsters.

    if youre not sure youll take to djing as a hobby, play with a friends gear, go to guitar center before you buy your own.

    no one can "teach" you how to dj. yes they can teach you the basics of song structure/key/beatmaching/phrasing. but these are all things you can learn off youtube and through practice.

    save your money and buy better gear.
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    Ya I've heard one song. It's called Skrillex.
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    get lessons from youtube, dont pay for them, not really worth it at all.

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    ^hah

    As far as the OP goes...

    I didn't take lessons but I found friends willing to let me break their vinyl, or who would come over and explain in very small words how to use EQ, or would take the time to listen to my terrible mix CDs.

    If you have the large amount of money needed for a DJ tutor or something just send it to me and I'll draft up a guide to "how to press play and move a fader" for you... including a list of topics found by using the search function on this message board.
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    ^^smart man. preying on the noobs.
    Quote Originally Posted by Xonetacular View Post
    Ya I've heard one song. It's called Skrillex.
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    Also think about your motivation for becoming a DJ, do you really love the music/ making people dance or the idea of being a DJ as if you answer is the latter then save time and money and dont bother with lessons or jumping in.

    If it's the former then you just need to practice practice practice, whether that's buying your own stuff, jumping in at the deep end, grabbing the bull by the horns and all the other metaphors you can muster or having a go with a friends etc then do it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DvlsAdvct View Post
    ^hah

    As far as the OP goes...

    I didn't take lessons but I found friends willing to let me break their vinyl, or who would come over and explain in very small words how to use EQ, or would take the time to listen to my terrible mix CDs.

    If you have the large amount of money needed for a DJ tutor or something just send it to me and I'll draft up a guide to "how to press play and move a fader" for you... including a list of topics found by using the search function on this message board.
    would it include how to filter the bass? or would i need to pay more for it? trolololol

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    Oh, that's easy. Just turn your speakers down.

    BOOM!
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    lawls
    Quote Originally Posted by Xonetacular View Post
    Ya I've heard one song. It's called Skrillex.
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    Selft tought. Man all those frustrating hours of beatmatching with crappy turntables, recording everything on tape. But those hours still pay off till today.
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