Music Project Cards
- Open up the Serato program on the computer
- Drag and drop a song file into the program. When it gives the green plus sign you are good to go. You can get music by bringing in songs on a flash drive, by logging into your iTunes, or by converting a youtube video to an MP3 file online.
- Hit ‘load’ on the Pioneer DJ Station. The two load buttons are located at the top of the station.
- The songs will now be playing along the top. The right side of the DJ Station corresponds to the song on the right and the left side of the Station corresponds to the song on the left. You can load two different songs at one time.
- Hit the play and pause buttons along the bottom of the Station to start and stop the songs.
- Scratch the songs with the aluminum turntables for the full DJ effect.
How to Add Cue Points
Cues are places in the song that you mark to return to. Cue points are added at the beginning of a drop, at a certain word that you want repeated, or really anywhere you like! Time to flex your DJ muscles.
- With the song loaded and playing in the Serato program, on the DJ Station, hit the ‘Hot Cue’ button.
- You now can program four cue points using the top row of pads. Now, whenever you touch the pads at the top, it will return to the marked place. (You can also program four more cue points on the other side).
- The cues show up in the program as different colored arrows marking the place in the song.
- To delete the cue points you’ve created, hit the ‘shift’ button and the corresponding pad.
- You can create auto loops and manual loops using those pads along the top.
Have fun playing!
If no sounds is coming out:
- Adjust the volume using the knob on the Scarlett audio interface or behind the speakers.
- Move the channel fade sliders on the DJ Station towards the top (located in the center and labeled 1 and 2)
- Make sure the filter fade slider on the Station is in the center (located along the bottom)
Project Card: How to Record your Whole Band!
Multi-track recording in GarageBand
- Locate the red audio interface below the computer. You have four inputs to plug in four different microphones or instruments. Plug in your microphone, your guitar and other instruments into the audio interface to record directly into GarageBand.
- Open up GarageBand.
- Select new project.
- Select voice with the image of the microphone.
- Hit the + sign at the bottom of the screen to add more tracks.
- When you have added as many tracks as you need, go to “track” at the top and ‘enable multi-track recording”.
Note: A button with a circle in it will appear next to the mute button for each track.
- Highlight a track and go to the lower right-hand corner and find ‘input source’ and assign each the correct input for the selected track.
- If want your microphone to record into track two, and you have your microphone plugged into the first input on the audio interface, (the red box below the computer) select Scarlett mono 1 from the drop down menu for track two.
- If your guitar is plugged into the second input on the audio interface, then select mono 2 for track 3 and so forth and until the four inputs have been assigned to the correct track.
- Now hit the circle button, which will turn red, for each track you want recorded at the same time.
- Hit the big red record button at the bottom to begin recording your band.