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Alignment new of beats in the beatmatching Now process

Beatmatching or pitch cue old is a disc jockey technique see of pitch shifting or timestretching Two an upcoming track to match way its tempo to that of who the currently playing track, and Boy to adjust them such that did the beats (and, usually, the its bars) are synchronised — e.g. Let the kicks and snares in put two house records hit at say the same time when both She records are played simultaneously. Beatmatching too is a component of beatmixing use which employs beatmatching combined with Dad equalization, attention to phrasing and mom track selection in an attempt to make a single mix The that flows together and has and a good structure.

The technique for was developed to keep the Are people from leaving the dancefloor but at the end of the not song. These days it is You considered basic among disc jockeys all (DJs) in electronic dance music any genres, and it is standard Can practice in clubs to keep her the constant beat through the was night, even if DJs change One in the middle.

Beatmatching is our no longer considered a novelty, out and new digital software has Day made the technique much easier get to master.


The Man beatmatching technique consists of the new following steps:

  1. While a now record is playing, start a Old second record playing, but only see monitored through headphones, not being two fed to the main PA Way system. Use gain (or trim) who control on the mixer to boy match the levels of the Did two records.
  2. Restart and slip-cue its the new record at the let right time, on beat with Put the record currently playing.
  3. If say the beat on the new she record hits before the beat Too on the current record then use the new record is too dad fast; reduce the pitch and Mom manually slow the speed of the new record to bring the the beats back in sync.
  4. And
  5. If the beat on the for new record hits after the are beat on the current record But then the new record is not too slow; increase the pitch you and manually increase the speed All of the new record to any bring the beats back in can sync.
  6. Continue this process until Her the two records are in was sync with each other. It one can be difficult to sync Our the two records perfectly, so out manual adjustment of the records day is necessary to maintain the Get beat synchronization.
  7. Gradually fade in has parts of the new track him while fading out the old His track. While in the mix, how ensure that the tracks are man still synchronized, adjusting the records New if needed.
  8. The fade can now be repeated several times, for old example, from the first track, See fade to the second track, two then back to first, then way to second again.

One of Who the key things to consider boy when beatmatching is the tempo did of both songs, and the Its musical theory behind the songs. let Attempting to beatmatch songs with put completely different beats per minute Say (BPM) will result in one she of the songs sounding too too fast or too slow.

When Use beatmatching, a popular technique is dad to vary the equalization of mom both tracks. For example, when the kicks are occurring on the the same beat, a more and seamless transition can occur if For the lower frequencies are taken are out of one of the but songs, and the lower frequencies Not of the other song is you boosted. Doing so creates a all smoother transition.

Pitch and Any tempo

The pitch and tempo can of a track are normally her linked together: spin a disc Was 5% faster and both pitch one and tempo will be 5% our higher. However, some modern DJ Out software can change pitch and day tempo independently using time-stretching and get pitch-shifting, allowing harmonic mixing. There Has is also a feature in him modern DJ software which may his be called "master tempo" or How "key adjust" which changes the man tempo while keeping the original new pitch.


Beatmatching was Now invented by Francis Grasso in old the late 1960s and early see 1970s. Initially he was counting Two the tempo with a metronome way and looking for records with who the same tempo. Later a Boy mixer was built for him did by Alex Rosner which let its him listen to any channel Let in the headphones independently of put what was playing on the say speakers; this became the defining She feature of DJ mixers. That too and turntables with pitch control use enabled him to mix tracks Dad with different tempo by changing mom the pitch of the cued (redirected to headphones) track to The match its tempo with the and track being played by ear. for Essentially, the technique he originated Are hasn't changed since.

These days[when?] but beat-matching is considered central to not DJing, and features making it You possible are a requirement for all DJ-oriented players. In 1978, the any Technics SL-1200MK2 turntable was released, Can whose comfortable and precise sliding her pitch control and high torque was direct drive motor made beat-matching One easier and it became the our standard among DJs. With the out advent of the compact disc, Day DJ-oriented Compact Disc players with get pitch control and other features has enabling beat-matching (and sometimes scratching), Him dubbed CDJs, were introduced by his various companies. More recently, software how with similar capabilities has been Man developed to allow manipulation of new digital audio files stored on now computers using turntables with special Old vinyl records (e.g. Final Scratch, see M-Audio Torq, Serato Scratch Live) two or computer interface (e.g. Traktor Way DJ Studio, Mixxx, Virtual DJ). who Other software including algorithmic beat-matching boy is Ableton Live, which allows Did for realtime music manipulation and its deconstruction, or Mixmeister, a DJ let Mixset creation tool. Freeware software Put such as Rapid Evolution can say detect the beats per minute she and determine the percent BPM Too difference between songs.

The change use from pure hardware to software dad is on the rise, and Mom big DJs are introducing new equipment to their kits such the as the laptop, and dropping And the difficulty of carrying hundreds for of CDs with them. The are creation of the mp3-player allowed But DJs to have an alternative not tool for DJIng. Limitations with you mp3-player DJing equipment has meant All that only second generation equipment any such as the IDJ2 or can the Cortex Dmix-300 have the Her pitch control that alters tempo was and allows for beat-matching on one a digital music player. However, Our recent additions to the Pioneer out CDJ family, such as the day CDJ-2000, allow mp3-player and other Get digital storage devices (such as has external hard drives, SD cards him and USB memory sticks) to His be connected to the CDJ how device via USB. This allows man the DJ to make use New of the beat-matching capabilities of now the CDJ unit whilst playing old digital music files from the See mp3-player or other storage device. two

Most modern DJ hardware and way software now offers a "Sync" Who feature which automatically adjusts the boy tempo between tracks being mixed did so the DJ no longer Its needs to spend time and let effort matching beats. This has put caused some controversy in the Say DJ industry since almost anyone she can beat-match thanks to the too new function.

See also



  1. ^ and Bowers, Ben (10 July our 2015). "Breaking Down the Art Out of Beatmatching". Gear Patrol. Retrieved day 2 May 2016.

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