16 Detailed Chapters
Ean covers all kinds of great information - both specific to the physical controller and a fair amount of information about Traktor at large. (see the full chapter list below)
Known for YouTube tutorials, Ean's personal, approachable teaching style makes for an easy-to-watch class. Never DJed with a controller before and have an S4? This is the perfect starting place.
Close Up To Everything
You can't sit at the back of the class for this video - with screen capture and an above-the-controller camera angle, everything is up close and easy to see.
Chapter 1 - Hardware layout: Explains all hardware connections and important things to know.
Chapter 2 - First Steps: Getting Started and Getting Sound running
Chapter 3 - Browsing Music: (watch for free above) how to get tracks into the S4 and browse playlists/trees/crates without touching the mouse.
Chapter 4 - Basic Mixing: basic transport controls and mixing principles on the S4
Chapter 5 - Prepping Music: How to beat grid tracks in the S4, set cue points, store loops and fine tune SYNC settings.
Chapter 6 - Advanced Mixing: How to fine tune the pitch faders and other manual beat matching tips.
Chapter 7 - Basic Effects: routing and trouble shooting.
Chapter 8 - Advanced FX: How to use advanced FX, chained FX, custom presets and scrolling through FX on the controller
Chapter 9 - Master Clock: How Sync works, What is internal and External mode?
Chapter 10 - Multiple Deck Mixing: Using multiple decks, routing and sync questions
Chapter 11 - Loop Decks: (watch for free above) How to load loops, store them and use all features of the loop decks
Chapter 12 - Basics of the Loop Recorder: Recording loops and transferring them to the loop decks
Chapter 13 - Advanced Loop Recorder: Mutliple takes, overdubbing, clearing and other features
Chapter 14 - Preference Window: Goes into detail on what each option in the S4 preferences pane will do
Chapter 15 - Preference Window: How to customize and add functions on top of the default S4 functions. All goes into how to use the S4 as just a midi device and how to use it to control traktor and ableton at the same time!
Chapter 16 - Special Functions and Synth Trick: Covers hidden Shift functions and how to create a synthesizer in the S4 using micro loops.
Why DJ TechTools?
"This makes a beginners into an knowledgeable DJ. Easy to follow and understand all the basics and advanced functions of the S4. DJTT has it covered. "
"Since I switched from Serato to Traktor. This video was an awesome way to gain more understanding on how to use the S4 and Traktor. "
"Great job on the Video love it, very clear. Hope you make another one with more information"
"Great video! Great price! Wish there was an app for ipad to watch the video. Keep up the good work! "
"Great information and techniques. This DVD was a GREAT kick start to get to know my S4."
"Great video from the man himself. Very informative and helpful for guys who just purchased the S4 and struggling to learn all the functions of the S4. Great work DJTT!!!!"
"Hi, I just bought an S2 and I want to learn as much as possible. I found these videos very interesting is there any tutorial DVD for the s2?
“This is a great product. Really helped out with getting to know a fantastic machine. However two things 1) Im assuming some type of update has happened to the S4 as some of the functions are in different places. It's not a big deal with a little huntin...” [read more]
"This is a great product. Really helped out with getting to know a fantastic machine. However two things 1) Im assuming some type of update has happened to the S4 as some of the functions are in different places. It's not a big deal with a little hunting you can find what Ean is talking about & 2) Still waiting on that second DVD mentioned in the tutorial. "
"This is a good DVD It helped me out for sure. only complaint is that it is a little Pricey for just a tutorial dvd; considering a incredible film doesn't even cost this much; but all in all I recommend this product!"