WTF for users
What is it?
A Homework (HW) is a pictorial scheme of a DJ set containing the tracklist, as well as mixing actions for each track. Time stamps will indicate when to press “Play”, when to up or down the fader, or when to start using the equalizer to mix one track with another. If you follow the instructions, you will get the same mix as in the preview, but performed by you.
What do I need to play?
You can use any DJ software/equipment, from digital mixers, such as YOUDJ, Serato, Rekordbox, Traktor, BeatprotDJ, etc., with or without controllers, to professional DJ equipment.
Who can play?
Anyone! You only need to know what the fader and the equalizer are, their actions and place on a mixer (see the diagram of a DJ mixer). That's it!
Where do I start?
1. The “Play” button can be found on the cover of each HW. Press this button to listen to a mix played using this HW.
2. You can also check out detailed information about every HW: pressing the Homework button opens the page indicating the genre, suitable venues for the DJ set and other information.
IMPORTANT. The “Description” section contains information about the skills required to play this mix. Check this information in order to find an HW that is most suitable for your level.
3. Press the “View” button to open an HW. Some of the HWs are only available after purchase. After purchase, HWs are saved in your account forever and are available at any time.
IMPORTANT: Do not pay for an HW on the home page or other pages if you have already paid for it. In order to open a previously purchased HW, open the “Purchased Homework” tab in your account.
How to use an HW?
1. An HW contains a scheme with all the necessary stamps to make your mix sound in a professional way.
2. Explanation of the main symbols is provided above the scheme.
3. Each rectangle (block) covers actions related to a single track, the name of which is indicated next to it.
4. The ► symbol indicates pressing the “Play” button. 00:00.0 is the time when the track starts playing.
5. The ↑ symbol indicates the time when it is necessary to start raising the fader. Raising speed is indicated in the comment next to the symbol.
Therefore, you need to start track 2 at 00:00.0 and begin to raise the fader very slowly.
Attention: according to this scheme, the Track No. 2 must start playing when the first track reaches the time stamp of 04:30.0.
6. This symbol indicates the time of the track by which the fader must be at the max position. Therefore, you need to raise the fader very slowly from 00:00.0 to 01:18.0 in order to be ready for further actions by 01:18.0.
7. This symbol is used to indicate the position of equalizer controllers.
In the beginning of the track - initial position.
Further - required position of the controllers starting from the specified time. Controller rotation speeds are indicated in the comments.
Attention: Controllers on the scheme are shown in horizontal position; however, their sequence is the same as on a DJ mixer:
(L )– Low; (M) – Medium; (H) – High.
8. The comments indicate the required course of action. They also contain other information, e. g. about loop using, etc.
9. The ↓ symbol indicates downward movement of the fader. Start lowering the fader at 06:11.0.
10. The Х symbol shows the time when the track must stop playing. As a rule, the fader is already at the very bottom by this time. Therefore, from 06:11.0 to 06:14.0 the fader is smoothly lowered, and the track stops playing.
11. The scheme contains links to all tracks used in the mix. In order to open the link to a track, simply click on its title.
By following all stamps in the scheme, you will be able to play the corresponding mix on your own, and it will sound as if performed by a professional.