To learn to beatmatch or not to learn to beatmatch well, as this series is all about skills you don't have to learn, but really should.
Beatmatching entails seamlessly matching the tempo of two songs so that the beats of the two songs hit A simple DJ trick is to have an "escape track" at hand .
Beatmatching or pitch cue is a disc jockey technique of pitch shifting or timestretching an . This allows the DJ to make use of the beat-matching capabilities of the CDJ unit whilst playing digital music files from the mp3-player or other storage.
In today's digital age, it's becoming harder for veterans to explain to younger DJs the benefits of learning to beatmatch manually (by ear). While I do believe that.
In the early days of DJing, beatmatching was an essential skill for any DJ. There were no sync buttons, waveforms, bpm counters and phase.
Depends on the genre. I once saw Jah Shakah DJing a reggae set. And he was playing little 45s (which looked kind of cute and absurd even in the 90s).