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    Default Quick hands eq technique?

    I've had the chance to watch some bigger name DJ's from a vantage point where I can see what they are doing. I've noticed many of them doing what I can only describe as quick hands. Their hands will move quickly back and forth between the different eq knobs with 8 or more touches over the course of a second or two. Sander Van Doorn in particular did it a lot. Their hands move so fast I have a hard time seeing how they are even turning the knob when they do this, but I'd assume the changes they are making are small.

    What exactly are they doing? Is it a way to modify a lot of parameters subtly at once, or is it all for show?

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    Subtle changes....I would guess.

    Else its just Hot Hands...touching the EQ knobs a lot....its a habit of many DJ's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sarasin View Post
    Subtle changes....I would guess.

    Else its just Hot Hands...touching the EQ knobs a lot....its a habit of many DJ's.

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    Yep!

    Aka OCD....

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    Lol, sometimes it's just pointless maneuvering.. I do it sometimes but when I catch myself doing it I stop lol.

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    Subtle changes usually needing to be done quickly due to not having time to cue properly.
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    The key to proper EQing is to only touch each knob for 1/4 of a second, and switch between your 6/8 knobs. That way, during long transitions you don't need to jesus pose the whole time.
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    I see a lot of DJs do this without touching/changing anything. I don't understand it whatsoever.
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    I just slap my mixer to stand out against other DJ's

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