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3345 DJ Cyclopedia Articles
Learning to DJ (with the 3345 Team)
  Equipment
 
Overview
 
The Mixer
 
Turntables
 
CD-players
 
Headphones
  Starting to mix
 
Feeling the beat
 
Beat matching
 
Finding cue points
   
Beats
   
Bars
   
Periods
 
Mixing the two tracks
   
Example 1: two house tracks with a cut-in on the bass
   
Example 2: two progressive tracks with an articulated cross dissolve
   
Example 3: one track ending with beats and one starting without
   
Example 4: mixing a regular track with breakbeat
Techniques & Equipment
  Techniques
 
Audio Mixing (general definition)
 
Audio Mixing (DJ related)
 
Cueing
 
Slip Cueing
 
Phrasing
 
Cutting
 
Beat Juggling
 
Scratching
 
Beat Matching
 
Phasing (general definition)
 
Phasing (DJ related)
  Equipment
 
Overview
 
Mixers (general definition)
    More on mixing tables
      Structure
      Examples of mixing consoles and manufacturers
 
Mixers (DJ Related)
 
Turntable
    More on turntables
   
Drive systems: direct and belt
   
Pickup systems
   
Arm systems
   
The phonograph in the 21st century
 
Headphones
    More on headphones
   
Types of headphones
   
Driver types
   
Backing type
   
Apparatus used to secure the earpiece on the ear
 
CD-Players
 
Samplers
    More on samplers
   
Overview
   
Example of digital samplers
 
Drum Machines
 
Effects Processor
 
Synthesizers
    More on synthesizers
   
Sound basics
   
Overview of popular synthesis methods
   
Types of synthesizers
   
Analog synthesizer era
   
Electronic organs vs. synthesizers
   
Microprocessor controlled and polyphonic analog synthesizers
   
MIDI control & computers
   
Frequency Modulation (FM) synthesis
   
Samplers and sampling
   
The physical modeling synthesizer
   
Modern digital synthesizer era
   
Software only synthesis
   
Commercial synthesizer manufacturers
   
Classic synthesizer designs
Music Definitions
  House music
 
Overview
 
Musicology
 
History
    Historic chronology
   
Chicago years: early 1980s - late 1980s
   
The British connection: late 1980s - early 1990s
   
Social aspects of raves
   
Developments in the United States in late 1980s to early 1990s
   
After the "Summer of Love": early 1990s to mid 1990s
   
Mid-1990s and beyond
   
The rise of the UK "superclub"
   
House music and the new century
 
Styles
  Progressive
 
Overview
 
Musicology
 
Styles
    More on styles
   
Progressive trance
   
Progressive breaks and progressive house
   
Psychedelic progressive (psy-progressive)
   
Progressive electronic
 

Trance

 
Overview
 
Trance in its own right
 
Sound of modern progressive trance
 
Styles
  Techno
 
Overview
 
History
 
Musicology
 
Styles
  Breakbeat
 
Overview
 
History
  Downtempo
 
Overview
  Electronica (Where did it come from?)
 
Overview
 
History (the beginnings)
    Historic chronology
   
Late 19th century early 20th century
   
Post-war years: 1940s to 1950s
   
1960s to late 1970s
   
Late 1970s to late 1980s
   
Recent developments: 1980s to early 2000s
 
Genres
 
Notable artists & DJs
 
Notable record labels
 
Genre breakdown
Sound Definitions
  Frequencies
 
General definition
 
Sound equalization
 
High range (highs)
 
Mid range (mids)
 
Low range (bass)
  Sound effects
 
General definition
    More on sound effects
   
History of sound effects
   
Usage in film
   
Usage in video games
   
Recording effects
   
Processing effects
   
Aesthetics in film
 
Delay
 
Reverb
 
Echo
 
Flanger
    More on flanging and flanger
   
Flanging and phasing
   
Origin of flanging
 
Phaser
 
Chorus
 
Modulation
 
3D audio effects
  Techniques
 
Filtering
 
Overdrive
 
Pitch shift
    More on pitch shifting
   
Resampling
   
Phase vocoder
   
Time domain
   
Pitch scaling
 
Resonators
 
Synthesizers
 
Compression
    More on audio compression
   
Controls
   
Limiting
   
Side-chaining
   
Multiband compression
   
Sound compression uses
   
Underlying electronics
   
Other uses
Top 250 DJs
 
50-100
 
100-150
 
150-200
 
200-250
     
3345 Shop Definitions
Categories definitions
 
House (symbol = H)
 
Jazz / Soul House (symbol = JSH)
 
Progressive House (symbol = PH)
 
Progressive Trance (symbol = PT)
 
Club Trance (symbol = CT)
 
Hard Trance (symbol = HT)
 
Hard Dance (symbol = HD)
 
Electro (symbol = E)
 
Techno (symbol = TC)
 
Breakbeat (symbol = BB)
 
Downtempo (symbol = DT)
 
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