Tutorial: how to make and use cue points (by DJ TLM)

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In this video we take a look at cue points. What is a cue point? What's the advantage of using cue points when you're mixing? How do you make a cue point?

Cue points are shortcuts that allow you to go straight to a certain part of the song without having to look for it. A lot of songs start with an intro before the actual ‘beat' begins. If you place a cue point on that first beat (drum), you can always go straight to that first beat by clicking on that cue point.

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Cue points aren't pre-selected in your songs so you have to ‘make' them yourself by finding the parts of the song you want to have quick acces to, and marking them with a cue point. If you do this in the software (in this case i use Serato Scratch Live) than you can use your mouse and click on the + to add the selected cue point or you can use a keyboard shortcut. Please consult your manual to see which button you have to click in your software.

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– Club DJ since 1995 with residencies throughout The Netherlands
– Plays Hip Hop, R&B, New Jack Swing, Soul, Funk, Disco, Dancehall & Electronic Dance Music
– Tour DJ for MTV Award winning rap artist Brainpower since 1998
– Over 2500 live shows with Brainpower in Europe, The Caribbean and The US
– Weekly mixshow (Set It Off) on Holland's biggest urban radio station 538 Juize.
– Co-hosted national Hip Hop tv show MTV RAW for MTV Holland (2003 — 2004)
– Over 650.000 views on his youtube channel (djtlm)
– Released more than 40 mixtapes and artist promo mixes
– Produced tracks for Brainpower/Jean Grae, Deams and Dicecream,
– Co-wrote the music for the Dutch soundtrack of Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed video game
– Provided scratches on tracks for Brainpower and more national & international artists
– Provided scratches on the #1 single Dansplaat (certified gold in Holland and Belgium)
– Supported Black Eyed Peas, N.E.R.D., Eminem, Snoop Dogg, D12, Nelly and De La Soul,
– Supported DJ Cash Money, DJ Premier, DJ Scratch and DJ Jazzy Jeff


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