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How to Backspin while DJing

Learn how to backspin while DJing in this Howcast DJ video with Rock and Soul DJ School.


"So right now I have a song loaded up and I have 2 copies of the same song on each player and we're just going to repeat the first bar and the way we're going to do that is we're going to find our beginning, starting point. I have it marked at 12, okay? So I'm going to repeat one bar, so here we go.

You're manually looping or you're back cueing or you're back spinning, it's manually, you're manually looping the signal or the recording, right? What's really cool is you can also incorporate basic scratches while you're back cueing, right? So I'm going to incorporate a baby scratch while I'm back cueing just so you can see how that sounds like, okay?

When you're counting bars to the music you want to make sure you do exactly that. You want to count to the music because if not ,if you're counting off-beat, guess what? Your loop, your manual loop is going to be off as well. I'm letting the signal on the left play for one bar, crossing the fader over to the right and again, looping for a bar and then switching back and forth. 1 2 3 4 and 1 2 3 4 and 1 2 3 4 and 1 2 3 4. 1 2 3 4 and switch over, so that and is when you switch over the fader and then you fall on 1 again. Very important as that record is playing, you're not just standing there because the record is not going to back cue itself. At no point when you're back cueing are you just standing still.

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