DJ Shortee continues to update and expand Shortee’s Complete DJ Method, an online video series in which she thoroughly introduces each piece of gear and DJ technique, explaining every feature, function, and skill. The most recent addition is an information-packed course in the Traktor Controller Series that covers the integration and workflow of the Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S4 DJ controller. Learn more about it in the video and information below!
The Complete DJ Gear Guide To A Traktor Controller: Kontrol S4
Now available on Groove3.com – for beginners, intermediate DJs, and seasoned veterans
As she does in her other video courses, DJ Shortee walks the viewer through each feature step by step, explaining how to use each function in detail. The lessons are taught in a clear and concise way that is easy for anyone to understand. The Kontrol S4 DJ Controller course works seamlessly in conjunction with her Traktor Software course, “The Complete Guide To Traktor Pro 2,” and is an essential part of building a solid foundation for DJs to take their skills to the next level.
DJ Shortee provides a complete breakdown of the Traktor Kontrol S4 DJ controller and all of its features, including Hotcues, Looping functions, Deck controls, Remix Decks, and Stem Decks.
Also included is an overview of Traktor’s software options and compatible DJ controllers, as well as the Traktor Pro 2 download, activation, and hardware registration. Shortee gives an overview of the Traktor Pro 2 software layout, an in-depth explanation of how to use the Kontrol S4 Deck controls such as the Jog Wheel and Deck Assign buttons (and how to customize them), and explains how to assign and control the Single FX and Multi FX modes.
This courses teaches how to master the Kontrol S4’s DJ mixer and all its essential functions and allows viewers to learn to customize the various EQs, Channel Filters, Tempo Fader, and Crossfader settings, as well as how to use the Kontrol S4 to control the Loop Recorder and then capture a loop on the fly in a Remix Deck.
An exclusive bonus lesson is included that shows the viewer how to switch between the two Kontrol S4 modes and convert the entire Kontrol S4 into an alternate MIDI device using the controller manager software. The Complete DJ Gear Guide To A Traktor Controller: Kontrol S4 is designed to help DJs of all skill levels master the techniques quickly and easily and improve their production skills.
Now available at Groove3.com: https://www.groove3.com/DJ-training-video-tutorials/The-Complete-DJ-Gear-Guide-To-A-Traktor-Controller-Kontrol-S4
Total running time: 149 mins & 19 secs (2:29:19)
$15.00 for purchase or available with Groove3’s All Access Pass for $15/month
About DJ Shortee
With over twenty years of professional experience as a multi-genre DJ, turntablist, music producer, author, and DJ instructor, DJ Shortee brings a wealth of knowledge and understanding to the classroom. She has taught for the Grammy Foundation, Dubspot, Scratch DJ Academy, Serato, Rane, Turntable U, SAE Institute, and more. Her name has become synonymous with the world of DJ instructional products, and she is respected worldwide for her talent as both an accomplished performer and a gifted teacher. More about DJ Shortee at http://www.djshortee.com.
About Hal Leonard & Groove3
Hal Leonard Books, a division of Hal Leonard Corporation, the leading publisher of books and digital content on the music business, audio technology, and instrument history, and Groove3, the audio community’s online resource for top-notch training videos, have announced a long-term strategic partnership to develop and deliver authoritative content to the world. Over the coming months and years, Hal Leonard will bring an unprecedented assortment of globally influential recording, audio, and music experts from a variety of fields to the Groove3 platform.
DJ Shortee has released a video introducing her Complete DJ Method, the first six installments of which are available on Groove3. You can read all about it at shorteescompletedjmethod.com. Also, you can check out her her book, Spin Now! The DJ Starter Handbook, published by Hal Leonard Books. Click play below to learn more!
For many who aspire to become professional DJs, location or lack of funding to attend a reputable DJ school can stand in the way of their dreams. Groove3 and DJ Shortee have teamed up to offer an exciting alternative: Shortee’s Complete DJ Method, the most comprehensive DJ instructional program available that teaches all the skills of a professional DJ.
DJ Shortee, the world’s leading female DJ, has developed over 50 thorough tutorials for all skill levels. She teaches on a wide range of industry standard DJ equipment and software platforms, so students will be able to follow the instructions on their preferred type of gear. Whether you want to learn on turntables, CDJs, mixers, controllers, or software, each lesson plan is arranged in an organized, easytofollow series of courses that cover everything from the essential basics to the most advanced skills.
Shortee’s Complete DJ Method covers turntables, CDJs, various DJ mixers, DJ controllers (Serato and Traktor), various DJ software (Serato DJ, Traktor Pro, Traktor Scratch Pro, Rekordbox, Rekordbox DJ, and Mixed In Key), music theory, mixing, harmonic mixing, trick mixing, scratching, beat juggling, remixing, video mixing, and more.
The first six Method courses are now available on Groove3 along with a number of related DJ courses by other experts making Groove3 the onestop solution for every aspiring DJ or any musician who wants to improve their craft:
- DJ Gear: Turntables & Mixer
- DJ Gear: CDJs & Mixer
- DJ Gear: Serato Controller – Numark NV
- Software: Traktor Pro 2
- Software: Serato DJ
- Software: Rekordbox
The Method series is continuously expanding, and many new courses will be available within the coming months.
About DJ Shortee
With over twenty years of professional experience as a multigenre DJ, turntablist, music producer, author, and DJ instructor, DJ Shortee brings a wealth of knowledge and understanding to the classroom. She has taught for the Grammy Foundation, Dubspot, Scratch DJ Academy, Serato, Rane, Turntable U, SAE Institute, and more. Her name has become synonymous with the world of DJ instructional products, and she is respected worldwide for her talent as both an accomplished performer and a gifted teacher. More about DJ Shortee at http://www.djshortee.com/.
DJ Shortee is the author of Spin Now! Here are some video excepts from the DVD that comes with her book. Great advice for all you aspiring DJs!
USING MANUAL ADJUSTMENTS
More DJing tips from DJ Shortee
Find more great tutorials for a variety of music-related skills on our MusicPro Guides YouTube channel!
DJ like a pro on any type of gear! Spin Now! puts you on the fast track to DJing, whether you want to be a digital DJ or vinyl junkie. In this book and accompanying DVD-ROM, Los Angeles DJ, world-class turntablist, producer, and classroom instructor DJ Shortee teaches you everything you need to know so you can start mixing tunes like the pros!