What’s up Scratch fans! In today’s video blog we are going to discuss a technique called Double-Beating – aka Chasing. What you need to execute this properly is 2 of the same songs and a lot of patience. This mixing trick (when done properly) will add a “repeating” sound to your beats, without it sounding off time.
It can be used in the clubs, mixtapes and on the radio. This technique adds a little bit more style when using two of the same records. The hardest part about this mixing trick is getting it started. So, let’s get into it:
1. Cue up both records to the start (first beat).
2. Play both records at the same time – ensuring that they are sync’d up and playing at the same exact time.
3. Next, push one record forward so that it is off by 1 beat. You will hear a “clacking sound” i.e. Kick, kick, snare, snare, kick, kick, snare, snare.
4. Push your cross-fader to the record that WAS NOT pushed ahead.
5. Knowing that you have one record ahead, simply switch the fader to the side that is ahead for 1 beat, and then back to its original side.
6. If you time the fader movement right (try it on the snares), you will get a double up of snare drums….sounding like Kick, Snare (fader moved) Snare, Kick, Snare (fader moved) Snare.
Sounds pretty complicated? Well, no worries. Here to show you how it’s done is NYC’s own DJ GetLive.