Upgrade to NI Traktor S3

Januari of this year I upgraded my Native Instruments Traktor S2 to a NI Traktor S3. Again this was a second hand deal, where all parties involved were happy after the deal. Sold my S2 to a student that wanted to pick-up on DJ-ing and was looking for a cheap way to start. The S3 came from a guy that got the S3 as a gift, but wanted to upgrade to S4, in order to be able to hook up his turntables. A got a very nice discount.

DJ-ing challenge

Last January I found out that mixing Dutch Rap music with Club music is really hard. The rhythm, the beats per minute, the track build-up, the key, are all different! But I still took on the challenge to perform a one-of DJ act at an important family party.

The reason why I'm putting this online, is to share some of the advice that has helped me and to show off with the end result. You can play the recording of my 30 minutes of fame in the mp3 player at the bottom of this article.

Thank you Boris for the nice DJ tag

A year ago I bought a second hand Native Instruments DJ set (Traktor S2 MK2 & F1) and started fiddling around with it. This summer a young friend of the family made a nice “tag” using FL Studio and Google’s text to speech engine. You can listen to my "DJ Oscar" tag, which is included in this six track 125 bpm "quick mixing practice" recording (at 1:08 / 3:14 / 4:10).

Mix includes:

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