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    Hey guys

    So i got my first controller and this is my first time doing anything to any dj equipment. I am really new to the dj world and have only been DJ'ing from March till now i got my equipment yesterday. I have the Numark Omni.
    So where is a good place to start and work up 2. Sorry if this is very improper. I can't seem to find a good tutorial on tricks with the Numark Omni

    Thanks guys

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    Perhaps start with getting a new DJ name..! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N3piv9EFZU8

    Then get the basics of mixing down, beat matching, EQing etc.
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    start by messing about.... theres no tricks to certain controllers, bar fadder fx but thats all down to mapping and there is one out there for omni control... just practise practise pracitse... and having a dj name after a few months is strange then again ive seen people with a dj name after there first post "I HAVE NO STUFF OR SONGS HOW DO I START" **posted by dj bestdj**
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    Use sync...



    I reckon the simplest way into mixing is starting with regular house music or any genre that is in the 128bpm range. wether you use sync or not, after getting 2 songs on the same bpm and same count (1,2,3,4,1,2,3,4 if you know what I mean) you can start to experiment with the equalizer.

    First fade in the lows of the 2nd track (or highs) etc etc...

    After that you can try to find the perfect moment to bring in the second song, in the build up (where there is only synths going) or at the climax.

    After that you can try different mixing styles.

    Never forget the main goal of djing, though: If you are playing at a party, the crowd is interested in the songs, not the mixing perse.

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    tbh - fuck tricks, learn how to mix

    Selection is *everything*. If you play crap music, everything else is wasted.

    Once you've got the selection, then work of phrase matching, and then key matching.

    Oh, and once you do get onto 'tricks' remember less is more ... just because you can doesn't mean you should.
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    Ok mate thanks for everything
    Ganna go youtube tut's on mixing down, beat matching, EQing phrase matching, and key matching.
    Got my selection on music already
    afterwards ill learn cue'ing ?
    i guees samples and Effects comes next ?

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