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The Complete DJ Gear Guide To A Serato Controller: Numark NV and NVII

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    Introduction (0:33)


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    Software & Compatibility (4:18)


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    Activate Serato DJ (4:17)


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    DJ Gear & Setup (5:58)


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    Software Overview (5:35)


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    Mixer (16:07)


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    Channel Filter (3:46)


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    Headphone Cueing (3:20)


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    Decks: Playback Controls (7:24)


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    Decks: Pitch Fader Controls (6:53)


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    Display: Navigation Controls (3:26)


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    Display: Performance View 1 (5:02)


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    Display: Performance View 2 (3:42)


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    Display: Library View (2:31)


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    Beatgrid Controls (3:17)


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    Effects: Single, Multi & Touch FX (10:01)


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    Pads: Hot Cues & Hot Cue Loops (6:05)


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    Pads: Auto Loop Modes (4:23)


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    Pads: Loop Modes (3:28)


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    Pads: Sampler Modes (3:46)


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    Pads: Slicer Modes (2:58)


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    Pads: Flip Mode (16:01)


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    Pads: Slip Mode (2:49)


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    Numark NVII: New Features (10:58)


In this video course, DJ Shortee shows you all the gear you need for a basic DJ setup using a Serato DJ controller such as the Numark NV. Get a walk through of every feature step by step along with practical examples of how to incorporate them.

This course also includes a bonus lesson on Serato DJ’s Flip Mode Expansion Pack and how to control Flip Mode with a Serato DJ controller such as the Numark NV. Every lesson is taught in a clear and concise way that is easy for anyone to understand. This information-packed course is the first in the Serato DJ Controller Series of Shortee’s Complete DJ Method.

It’s also a part of the DJ Remixing Series. This course works seamlessly in conjunction with her Serato DJ Software course “The Complete Guide to Serato DJ” and is essential for building a strong DJ foundation and separate you from the pack!


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Floridablack
Submitted 9 months ago

pretty good

pretty good, I would like to see something catered more towards hip hop r and b and live drummers but I just got started so maybe its in the next series, but I love these tutorials

I am a: Hobbyist, Musician, Ableton Live

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DigitEyes
Submitted 10 months ago

Great Overview!

Shortee does a great job going over all the features of the NV in detail and in a way that is easy to digest and understand. I've had the Numark NV for a few months now and felt like I had a pretty solid grasp on the majority of the features, but watching this video definitely filled in any gaps in my understanding of the controller and gave me a ton of new ideas of how to use many features of the NV. This is a great companion piece to her overview of the Serato software. I definitely recommend watching both series to fully understand whats going on. Probably watch the software series first, then watch this hardware series on the NV second. It will get you pumped to jump on your controller and make some music!

I am a: Beginner, Student, Hobbyist, Musician, Producer, Beat Maker, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Ableton Live, Logic Pro, Pro Tools, Studio One

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snookeycruz316
Submitted 2 years ago

Great product.

great product .easy to follow great video dj short tee is unbelievable.

I am a: Semi-Pro, Beat Maker, Hobbyist, Musician

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JerryInSoCal
Submitted 2 years ago

Every button on the Numark NV explained

I am new to the DJ world and bought my 1st controller, the Numark NV. There's another video on groove3 that explains the Numark NV, but this one by DJ Shortee gets into more details. So if you had to choose between the two, get this one. DJ Shortee goes over all the buttons in pretty great detail. I can tell that she's been playing around with the controller for awhile. I will have to watch this training series more than once because there's a lot of information. It looks like Shortee really enjoys teaching, has a pleasant disposition, and is good at what she does. I also watched her other training video--complete guide to Serato--and that was awesome as well.

I am a: Hobbyist

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DJ SHORTEE, described as the “World’s Premier Female DJ” by the Grammy Foundation, is a multi-genre DJ, turntablist, music producer, record label CEO (Heavy Artillery Recordings, Arkade Records, 5 Star Records), DJ instructor, actor, and published author.

Named “Queen of the Scratch World” by DJ Times, Shortee’s unique contribution to the art of turntablism earned her a spot as the only female DJ featured in the critically acclaimed movie Scratch. With over two decades of experience, she is recognized as one of the most diverse and technically skilled DJs in the world.

Shortee is one of the few DJs who are respected globally in a wide variety of genres. Spinning genres such as House, Drum ’n’ Bass, Electro, Dubstep, Drumstep, Glitch Hop, Trap, Breaks, Techno, Hip Hop, Top40, Mash Up, Funk, Soul, Rock, Jazz, and more, she has rocked everything from the hottest nightclubs, massive raves, and b-boy battles to huge festivals and celebrity parties. Her fast-paced mixing style, expert scratching skills, and energetic stage presence have made her one of the most in-demand DJs touring worldwide.

As a DJ instructor, Shortee has taught classes, private lessons, workshops, and online tutorials for the esteemed Grammy Foundation, Dubspot, Scratch DJ Academy, Turntable U, Rane, Serato, SAE Institute, and more. She has also produced her own DJ instructional DVD series and has written a critically acclaimed instructional book, Spin Now! The DJ Starter Handbook (Hal Leonard Books), which includes an accompanying DVD-ROM and is currently available worldwide in paperback and kindle editions.

In regard to her teaching style, Shortee is well known for simplifying those intimidating, confusing topics and making them accessible and easy for anyone to understand. Her lessons are extremely thorough and packed with tons of information yet her quirky, easygoing personality keeps everything relatable, approachable, and fun. She breaks everything down into simple step-by-step techniques that you can easily put into action and also gives you the clarity and confidence you need to take your skills to the next level!

For more information, visit her websites:

www.djshortee.com | www.urbanassaultmusic.com | www.heavyartilleryrecordings.com | www.shannonames.com | www.shorteescompletedjmethod.com

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The Complete DJ Gear Guide To A Serato Controller: Numark NV and NVII is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 4.
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from pretty good pretty good, I would like to see something catered more towards hip hop r and b and live drummers but I just got started so maybe its in the next series, but I love these tutorials
Date published: 2017-08-21
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great Overview! Shortee does a great job going over all the features of the NV in detail and in a way that is easy to digest and understand. I've had the Numark NV for a few months now and felt like I had a pretty solid grasp on the majority of the features, but watching this video definitely filled in any gaps in my understanding of the controller and gave me a ton of new ideas of how to use many features of the NV. This is a great companion piece to her overview of the Serato software. I definitely recommend watching both series to fully understand whats going on. Probably watch the software series first, then watch this hardware series on the NV second. It will get you pumped to jump on your controller and make some music!
Date published: 2017-07-17
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great product. great product .easy to follow great video dj short tee is unbelievable.
Date published: 2016-05-17
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Every button on the Numark NV explained I am new to the DJ world and bought my 1st controller, the Numark NV. There's another video on groove3 that explains the Numark NV, but this one by DJ Shortee gets into more details. So if you had to choose between the two, get this one. DJ Shortee goes over all the buttons in pretty great detail. I can tell that she's been playing around with the controller for awhile. I will have to watch this training series more than once because there's a lot of information. It looks like Shortee really enjoys teaching, has a pleasant disposition, and is good at what she does. I also watched her other training video--complete guide to Serato--and that was awesome as well.
Date published: 2016-03-23