Advanced DJ Skills and Beatmatching for Live Streaming DJs
Join DJ Puddles for an overview, demonstration and discussion of the technical and creative skills employed by DJ’s who beatmatch mix their music into one, continuous, live music stream suitable for online virtual events.
This event will take place at the Burn 2 – Training Stage in Second Life. Participants will need a (free) Second Life account and (free) viewer software (https://secondlife.com) in advance. Please bring your avatar to this virtual location before the event starts: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Burning%20Man-%20Deep%20Hole/155/21/25 Participants will be able to engage in the Workshop and ask questions via Second Life’s in-built local text chat.
Participants will also need a web browser capable of viewing a live video stream, that will include live video and audio of the Workshop material and demonstrations via this URL: https://www.mixcloud.com/live/BURN2SL/
This workshop is aimed at anyone with an interest of how Beatmatch DJing is done, from beginners to accomplished DJs, who want to learn how to mix their tunes together without gaps. It is aimed particularly at online DJs who live stream their music into virtual online events or live online radio.
The subject matter will be of particular interest to aspiring dance music DJs, which is the genre most often associated with beatmatching. DJ Puddles will discuss and demonstrate the techniques via live video stream and take questions in Second Life via local text chat. Although we will be using the Digital DJ App ‘Virtual DJ Pro’, the theory and techniques demonstrated can be applied to any suitable DJ Software or Hardware combination, including free open-source solutions.
The goal of the Workshop is to give attendees enough information that they can take the techniques learned and practice in their own time and on their own equipment to become proficient beatmatch mixing DJs. The Workshop Video and course notes will be made available to participants afterwards as a reference.
Topics covered include:
Possible DJ Hardware and Software Combinations
Streaming, Servers, Encoding and Metadata
Time Signatures, Beats and Bars
Understanding Tempo & Phase
Understanding Music Structure and Waveforms
Downbeats and Synch.
Crossfader Curves, EQ and Audio Levels
Key, Harmonic Mixing and The Camelot Wheel
Mics, Drops, Jingles and Effects
Recording, Converting & Uploading
Live Video Streaming
Questions & Answers
The course may over-run if participants want to stay and have lots of questions.
DJ Puddles “The Fairy of Trance” is an experienced Trance & PsyTrance DJ, who specialises in live performances in Virtual Worlds, incorporating avatars, text chat, live audio and live video streams. She DJs regularly at the Burn 2 events in Second Life and in other Virtual Worlds, such as: Sansar, Altspace VR, High Fidelity and VR Chat.