House DJ Magic Tricks: Pull a Hat out of Your Kick

For DJs, short loops can be expressive building blocks that, when used properly, can be a fun way to layer additional sounds into the mix. In today’s tutorial, Ean shows off how to take loops with high and low frequency elements and make them into playable kick/ride hits with just a simple filter.

Download the Kick/Hat combo sample used in the video for free here 

More DJ mixing and looping tutorials to watch now: 

  • The Stage Principle: Telling a story in your DJ routine with loops and themes
  • Loop Move Macros: How to move around a playing track to make on-the-fly edits or extend a mix while keeping phrases in sync
  • Serato Slicer Techniques: using Serato DJ’s Slicer functionality to chop up a playing song and move around inside of a loop – along with a few great ideas for how to do it in a mix.
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