How to DJ, Part 2: Basic Beat Matching and Mixing


In the following video, Rob Rives builds upon the basics covered in the first “How to DJ” video by demonstrating how to cue tracks, tempo, and beat match. This video explores the functions, controls and modes of the CDJ player and turntable, while explaining the process of blending two tracks together for a seamless transition. Rives shows us how to utilize the onboard sync function, as well as work with manually adjusting tempos for beat matching. We also showcase working with a slip mat on a turntable for cueing a record and beat matching without sync. Rives also shows you how to understand song structures to pick the best blends. We hope you enjoy the video, and invite you to view the wide selection of other instructional and informative videos at

Click here for Part 1.