Traktor Pro 2 - Beatgrid the Easy Way

Very simple way to BeatGrid your tracks easy and fast with extreme accuracy on Traktor Pro 2. Traktor does an OK job of beat-matching but it is not perfect. Take care of it yourself so that when you perform live you can focus 100% on your mixing... more at www.captaintheo.com

Note* I have a few thousand watts in my living room and in this video it sounds like it was too loud for the laptop mic. I will have to re-create the video at a later date but for now it serves it's purpose.

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Автор UltimateDouche Gaming ( назад)
i have no 'Decks' on the list, only 'Deck Layouts'. And theres no 'Beat
Grid' on there either

Автор Clare Mc ( назад)
wait are people actually using the SYNC BUTTON on a regular basis? how is
anyone getting away with that? or wanting to do so

Автор Jack Light ( назад)

Автор Chris Flory ( назад)
Great video. For me personally, I DJ at such a variety of parties I could
not possibly attempt to go though this for every track (of which I carry
approx 40,000).

I always make sure my tracks are analysed as a minimum because previous
Traktor versions have crashed when analysing tracks (particularly ones with
periods of silence in them!) so I am ultra paranoid about that.

I find that although Traktor will sometimes place the markers slightly
before / after the beat, the BPM calculation itself is usually spot on. So
the grid sometimes needs to be shifted but I have never needed to 'stretch'
it. (not for electronic or produced music anyway).

If anybody started with Vinyl or even CDJs, you will be used to 'nudging'
tracks into sync. That's all I do with Traktor. If you press the sync
button it will match the BPM, but if you hear in the headphones that the
cued track is a tiny bit ahead / behind, then you can just knock the sync
button off and use the jog wheel to bring things into sync the old
fashioned way.

Note, after activating 'sync' on a deck the BPM will be adjusted. If you
turn off sync, the BPM will revert back to what it was. To turn sync off
and keep the 'matched' BPM you need to play the track first then turn sync
off : )

Автор Jenns Paetau ( назад)
how can i do this for multiple tempo songs like one song starts at 120 ends
at 128 stuff like that s there a way to do it manually? or some other way

Автор Kevin Fairweather ( назад)
Great stuff, cheers. When you are mixing do you keep it on beat sync and
not tempo sync ? 

Автор dohboy76 ( назад)
I can vouch for the Captain! we banged it out at more parties around the
world on "VINYL" than any of you clowns posting shit could even play in
your wet dreams. rant over.

whats up theo! 

Автор tom S ( назад)
When he moves the arrows from left to right (2 min and 50 secs in) I can't
do that on my software. Can someone help me out?

Автор cableaddict ( назад)
I hope this doesn't sund rude, it's an honest question:

1: How are you using the first track to beat grid all your other tracks?
It seems all your doing is using it to CHECK sync afterwards. Am I
missing something?

2: How is this the EASY way? Is there a different way?

Автор CaptainTheo888 ( назад)
some of the latest comments on here are hilarious :D .. I DJ'd
professionally around the World for over 10 years and we were still using
Vinyl for most of them...there was ONLY your ears... that's why most people
sucked and why those of us who could beat match really stood out ;)... the
tech is now available though and everyone should be using it for their beat
matching so they can focus on the mixing.. and coming up with something
original for everyone else to enjoy! .. the negative big yourself up
comments I read in this thread don't say much for the people writing
them... the rest of you, I'm glad this video helped you out :)

Автор ROLi djXtraordinar (746 лет назад)
train your ears people...jus' listen.

Автор Ex0rz ( назад)
Or maybe just dont use the fucking sync at all and learn to actually mix?
Problem solved. Seriously :D

Автор Dragan Delic ( назад)
ok so i do set the grid for both songs...when i start them they start with
perfect beat matching but then after a while the beats start getiing out of
grid as the songs go on...the grid kinda changes with the beat so the beat
is not grided perfect as in th ebeggining of both songs....what do i do

Автор Gripshead ( назад)
sounds like a bunch of good Tips :)
what I did find out that to Name the Beatmarker as #2 instead of #1 leaves
me the Room to set #1 at a Trackintro where No Beat´s going on. #2 is
regarding to that always there where the Action starts.

Автор revorocks123 ( назад)
Even if the beat grids are off and you're playing a song it's not the end
of the world, usually they are only a little bit out and you can just turn
off sync and beat match it by ear, helps to look at the phase meter while
doing it too for a visual representation. But yeah much better to just get
them gridded properly in the first place. Thanks for the vid, helped me
sorting out my tracks which caught me out at times

Автор sean pearson ( назад)
does any one know if a hercules rmx2 console is compatible with tractor pro

Автор Razerknife gaming ( назад)
Never ever ever trust traktors beatgrid just do it manually saved you a lot
of time and effeort

Автор Tarik Yanis ( назад)
but im facing a problem now with a traktor s4, I don't know why when I paly
1 song and when put the headset I found the music with a different beat I
mean one song only. could you pls help me ?

Автор Tarik Yanis ( назад)
good video bro

Автор DJDaaruz ( назад)
Hmm, interesting method. Recently switched from Serato to TP....loving all
the options.

Автор Andrew Long ( назад)
then at least mention that the metronome is there to help you get it in
time ass hat

Автор CaptainTheo888 ( назад)
I play with the Traktor S4, X1 and a mac so it uses the internal but you
control it all from hardware

Автор CaptainTheo888 ( назад)
it gets close but it doesn't always get close in the same way with all
tracks making some of them off... so if you manually do it you know you
have perfection ... not my favorite thing to do by any means

Автор CaptainTheo888 ( назад)
that it does :) ... but once you get fast with this it is just a few
seconds per track

Автор CaptainTheo888 ( назад)
oh good, another negative muppet on the planet trying to big themselves up
by searching for something wrong in others.... you should try reading ...
this video is called ... "Beatgrid the Easy Way" ... this is the easy
way... personally I can mix vinyl flawlessly, cd's, use a laptop,
whatever... but as I witnessed back in the strictly vinyl days not everyone
has a precise ear... so this is the easy way.. and it is very fast too so
I do it myself most of the time... end result is the same

Автор CaptainTheo888 ( назад)
you can do that also but as I witnessed back in the vinyl days not everyone
has a precise ear... so this is the easy way.. and it is very fast too so I
do it myself most of the time... end result is the same for me

Автор worldcomedyproducts ( назад)
i dont get it...

Автор Michael Wolf ( назад)
Looking for this for months. Thank you thank you thank you!!!!

Автор Bryce Bullard ( назад)
wow, thank you! I'm a young DJ still trying to learn beat matching /
girding and this helped me a lot! thank you ones again help me very much.

Автор dan reed ( назад)
regaining lost quality in mp3's is almost impossible. Only play 320kps
studio rips - sorted

Автор Juan Carlos ( назад)
What if the beatgrid is set correctly on the first half of the track, but
not on the second half? What do I do in that case?

Автор Max ekim ( назад)
Thanks for this video Just great.

Автор Joseph Schmidt ( назад)
when i try to nudge the outside of my jogwheels to change the tempo of the
track, the tempo changes when i turn the jogwheel for that instance but
after i stop turning it, it jumps back to its original tempo. is there
something in settings to change this so i can nudge the outside of the
jogwheel and have the tempo change stay the same?

Автор Hugh Jass ( назад)
at the tattoo shop

Автор Badders Yo ( назад)
Hi, Captain, I am trying to use Traktor 2, im having problems beatgridding
the tracks. When I move the marker at the front of the track it moves it
out at the back and vica versa!! Can you give me the advice I need please?

Автор Broose MSTRWRK ( назад)
Mr Captain!! Are you Happy with Ur Platinum Note Tool - because i tryed
different methods to get my Tracks pitched and gained or leveled but - the
only result was that my Sounds of my tracks went not as good as the Track
before During PN (my sounds lost deepness and went a kind of Flat)

Автор Broose MSTRWRK ( назад)
no!! got 2 check Latency in the Menu and feed your Cpu with more latency
with pulling the marker to the right

Автор matthew ranson ( назад)
where can i download this

Автор DJEazy ( назад)
Start with organizing your hard drive and folder. Then import as usual.
Then once all done analyze, begrid and all that good stuff, go to explore
and import each of your folders in your hard drive as playlist.

Автор ZuYork (141 год назад)
also any advise as to how to organize your tracks I have over 3000 and am
the type of person who wants to keep all and just let my files grow to make
sure I will never be without a track

Автор ZuYork (206 лет назад)
Thanks for the great video I am new to traktor. and I kind of have a noob
question I saw you were beat matching 126bpm's you say do this to all
tracks using that one track as a guide Do you mean only tracks that are
126bpm correct. I ask because I saw another video a person said the same
but said to use the higher bpm for all tracks even lower bpm's such as 98
or higher 132 I'm confused I saw the vid 5 times so I know I didn't
misunderstand stand the gentleman am I missing something

Автор DJEazy ( назад)
Continued..... I then had to repeat and high light all track that was
outstide the highest bpm range I originally had set at 78-155. Once
highlighted all tracks over 155, reanylized at 128-255 and check replace
sound. Resault... Perfect beadgrid. Once done lock all tracks. Knowing what
I know now, I would say set your bpm at the start at 60-200 on first scan,
and always have replaced sound checked. Then do what i did for tracks
outside of the set range, so you won't have to do so many over again

Автор DJEazy (310 лет назад)
Sorry ran out of space.... CONTINUED..... my hard drive and check different
tracks. Sure enough all tracks that beatgrid fine had an additional BPM
tag, which was taged by traktor. The others only had the original bpm from
the song, but no traktor bpm tag. I went back to tracktor and highlighted
all tracts that was outside of the range I had set, and then re-anylized.
This time changing the range for these tracks to 48-95, and checked replace
sound. Resault ... Perfect beatgrid. Continued

Автор DJEazy (1091 год назад)
Ok after being pissed at 2.5 and beat grid being off, I started watching
the videos and none even helped a little. 3 days of uninstalling and
installing traktor and then it jumped out at me when I notice red flashes
on some tracks and said missing transients. What I then noticed that all of
the tracks that had this going on, was outside of my BPM rang that I had
set. (78 -155). All tracks in the range was perfect. So after reading about
transients / TAGS. I loaded my my Virtual DJ and pluged in

Автор dermott o'donnell ( назад)
Why not just the metronome on each deck, under the padlock button that is
the internal metronome for each deck

Автор Joel D ( назад)
I think I may speak for many when I say that I was expecting a tutorial on
how to beatgrid a track that is a little more organic rhythmically and in
need of some tweaking whereas this video simply explains how to verify that
a track has been correctly analyzed in the first place. I really like the
idea of replacing "Tick" with an actual percussion track. Thanks for your
contribution to the art...

Автор Proton1 ( назад)
Techno is American music.

Автор Andrew Long ( назад)
why don't you use the metronome? this fact alone discredits you entirely...

Автор deejayslim1 ( назад)
I have an i3 and it works great... a friend of my put his on vista and it
worked shitty so i told him to try his other comp which has w7 and it
worked great with no issues

Автор deejayslim1 ( назад)
By the looks of your browser you should be re-tagging your tracks man.....i
had mine redone and it made a huge difference.

Автор Lennnkg ( назад)
thanks man very helpfull:)

Автор Claude Harrison ( назад)
listening to the same drum loop for several hours or days really sucks.
Apart from that minor detail, this works perfectly.

Автор Javi Air ( назад)
so basically traktor will almost always have the beatgrid correct to the
corresponding track playing next to it?

Автор Javi Air ( назад)
dafuq? i have a core i3 and it runs perfectly.

Автор skltndance ( назад)
not a bad method, but as i can see, u play internally. so the track have to
be synced to the metronome, not track to track sync.

Автор FLAVIO G ( назад)
nice vidoe is that the extra settings under the decks right ?=

Автор devwof ( назад)
Wow this is so helpful, thanks A LOT! You've done great job with this
tutorial video, it is very straightforward. I'd like to add that the
spectrum view in Traktor can be really useful for doing this.

Автор todzillarockz51 ( назад)
If my load indicator is in the red, does that mean I need a faster cpu?

Автор syeoak ( назад)
Great stuff - informing & saved me from ripping remaining hair out.

Автор CaptainTheo888 ( назад)
it's actually perfect to both the ear and on a scientific level...
distortion doesn't help but the video's purpose is served

Автор leroy lewis ( назад)
Thank you, much appreciated. I didn't know where I was going wrong. I can
match by ear, but couldn't sync. I had set Cues slightly out and not zoomed
in far enough on the waveform.

Автор CaptainTheo888 ( назад)
Then you can beat-match all your tracks from it using the same visual
method on them followed by an audible check. The video also explains that
the most important part is that you beatgrid all your tracks the same way
so they they all match each other, therefore even if you somehow made a
mistake setting up that first track, you will continue to make the same
mistake on all of your tracks and it won't be a mistake because they will
all be perfectly beat-matched to one another

Автор CaptainTheo888 ( назад)
@DjCBlaq - If you pay attention to the Video you will see that I say to
chose a track that has a very simple kick with percussion, a track where
the start of the beat is without question within the waveform that you can
zoom in and see clearly, a track where visually you can see there is only
ONE place for your beatgrid marker to be exactly at the start of the first

Автор craig jones ( назад)
it kinda skips over the actual beat gridding. you are saying to use a track
that is beat gridded, to compare the others to, but if you dont know how to
beat grid, you cant have a track to compare others to?

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