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1. DJ Mixer Intro
(upbeat pop music)
Welcome back to CS First Scratch Music and Soundwhere you can use computer scienceto make creative projects involving sound.
Today you will make a DJ mixing tool.
DJ's use scratching techniques and digital mixingboards to build their own music.
They incorporate sounds sampled from other songsand mix them to a beat that people can dance to.
During a dance party, DJ's use mixing boards to adjusttheir music choices, sample selections,and scratching techniques to engage an audience.
DJ's even battle at worldwide events where they are givena limited amount of time, usually anywhere from 30 secondsto a couple of minutes to show off their skills.
But did you know that the mixing board that makesall of this possible is actually a type of computerthat uses technology built my computer scientists.
Let's take a look at some DJ'sand notice how they use technology to create music.
(energetic electronic music)
(exciting techno music)
(upbeat dance music)
Today, you're gonna create a DJ mixerand scratch to mix music,change the speed of a repeating loop,and use sample sounds on a keyboard.
Take a look at this example.
A loop of background music starts playingwhen the flag is clicked.
The DJ can use meow sound slider to adjust the frequencyof the meow sound.
Or press on the space bar to play an additional sound.
In today's club, you're gonna create a DJ mixing tooljust like this one and choose the sounds to make your owndance track and even battle with your friends.
Here's another example of a DJ mixer that has a lot moresounds and objects for DJ's to use.
To get started, just as you did in the other club days,sign in to Scratch using the information on yourCS First Club Pass, then create a new project,delete the scratch cat, and name your program DJ mixer.
And then next change your sprite for your DJ.
Remember help your neighbor if they have a questionor ask for help if you need it yourself.
When you're finished with these steps come back to thisCS First tab and click on the green arrowto move on to the next screen cast.
"DJ Ravine's Daishocon Setup Day Electro Mix (US Trip Mix)" by DJ Ravine (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f8kKiak_1LI) -- Licensed by Creative Comons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Uprorted (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/deed.en)
"Juicy M & 4 CDJs - NEW 2014" by Juicy M (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a7qL_23D86U) -- Licensed by Creative Comons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Uprorted (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/deed.en)