Join J. Scott Giaquinta for an in-depth discussion in this video Warping your tracks, part of DJing with Ableton Live.
- Let's dive right into warp markering.…Now this is probably the most difficult portion…of the entire process for a couple of reasons.…One, it could be super time consuming…especially if you have a lot of tracks…that you've imported from vinyl.…And two, because sometimes it takes a little practice…to make sense of what you're seeing on the screen…in association with what you're hearing.…I have a couple little tricks that I'll show you…that should help you make the process more simple.…Also, I just want to mention that because…of the way I'm recording the audio for this course,…I'm using in-ear monitors so that I can hear…what you're hearing from Ableton.…
Normally, you'd just have your speakers…or headphones for reference.…Let's start with the easier portion of this video…which will be warp marking digitally imported EDM tracks.…Now one of the reasons digital tracks are easier…is because most tracks in the EDM world…never really leave the computer.…They're created in a computer…and most of the time they're always…
Scott next introduces some performance tricks to wow your audience, by integrating loops, samples, and FX. He also provides a demo of alternative controllers that can make your performances more dynamic, including a Wiimote, joystick, MIDI keyboard, and live vocoder. Finally, he discusses methods to record your live DJ set and fine-tune it after the fact.
- Setting hardware, software, and templates
- Configuring your MIDI controller
- Importing tracks
- Keying and warping tracks
- Cueing music
- Harmonic mixing
- Transposing tracks
- Changing tempo
- Working with alternative controllers
- Recording your set