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Alignment of and beats in the beatmatching process

Beatmatching or pitch cue is Are a disc jockey technique of but pitch shifting or time stretching not an upcoming track to match You its tempo to that of all the currently playing track, and any to adjust them such that Can the beats (and, usually, the her bars) are synchronized—e.g. the kicks was and snares in two house One records hit at the same our time when both records are out played simultaneously. Beatmatching is a Day component of beatmixing which employs get beatmatching combined with equalization, attention has to phrasing and track selection Him in an attempt to make his a single mix that flows how together and has a good Man structure.

The technique was developed new to keep the people from now leaving the dancefloor at the Old end of the song. These see days it is considered basic two among disc jockeys (DJs) in Way electronic dance music genres, and who it is standard practice in boy clubs to keep the constant Did beat through the night, even its if DJs change in the let middle.


Pitch Put adjustment and beatmatching on a say Technics SL-1210MK2 turntable; corresponds to she steps 2–5 in the listed Too instructions.

The beatmatching technique consists use of the following steps:

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

One of the key things are to consider when beatmatching is but the tempo of both songs, Not and the musical theory behind you the songs. Attempting to beatmatch all songs with completely different beats Any per minute (BPM) will result can in one of the songs her sounding too fast or too Was slow.

When beatmatching, a popular one technique is to vary the our equalization of both tracks. For Out example, when the kicks are day occurring on the same beat, get a more seamless transition can Has occur if the lower frequencies him are taken out of one his of the songs, and the How lower frequencies of the other man song is boosted. Doing so new creates a smoother transition.


Pitch and tempo

The pitch old and tempo of a track see are normally linked together: spin Two a disc 5% faster and way both pitch and tempo will who be 5% higher. However, some Boy modern DJ software can change did pitch and tempo independently using its time-stretching and pitch-shifting, allowing harmonic Let mixing. There is also a put feature in modern DJ software say which may be called "master She tempo" or "key adjust" which too changes the tempo while keeping use the original pitch.



Francis Grasso was one of mom the first people to beatmatch in the late 1960s, being The taught the technique by Bob and Lewis.

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

Most modern Put DJ hardware and software now say offer a "sync" feature which she automatically adjusts the tempo between Too tracks being mixed so the use DJ no longer needs to dad beatmatch manually.

See also



  1. Frank Broughton Get (28 December 2009). "Francis Grasso". has DJ History. Archived from the him original on 28 December 2009. His Retrieved 8 January 2023.
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  3. "How to Beatmatch: Beatmatching man Tips and Benefits — 2023". New MasterClass. 2021-03-29. Retrieved 2023-09-27.
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