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Turntable Perfection in DJ Hero

Turntable Perfection892 (100)

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Achievement Guide for Turntable Perfection

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EDITED 10/4/2010 (lol)

This is self-explanatory, but no less difficult. I have 5*ed all songs on hard AND expert, and here are a few pointers I found:

- If you can play hard very well, expert won't be a large issue. The only main difference I could see between hard and expert was directional scratching. On hard you can scratch anyway, but expert you have to in a certain way. This is challenging at first, but eventually you'll get a feel for it. *One trick I found is to watch for what direction the final scratch is (up or down) and scratch accordingly based on that. It's tough to explain however...*

- Crossfades and crossfade spikes are automatically triggered while euphoria (star power) is active. Use this to your advantage when a crazy stream of spikes/fades are coming up. It helps to know the song well. Interestingly enough, use it when you see another euphoria phrase coming up to keep your multiplier going.

- You WONT get this off sightreads, no question. I highly recommend you start the game on medium (for the majority of the other achievements) and work your way up. If you have 5*ed the game on hard, then although it will still be difficult, it will be a much simpler task. Mainly the last few songs (Noisia!) are the ones that will give you hell.

- Master the rewind. You get a rewind (spin the platter counter-clockwise) at approximately every 50 note streak (max 1 at a time), and you get a 2X multiplier when you use it. Use it AS SOON AS YOU GET IT, so you dont need to wait long to get another one. These play a key role, if not the ULTIMATE key role in getting a 5* rank.

- Beats and Pieces. Oh dear god. I thought Noisia/Groundhog/whatever was the hardest song in the game, but I was wrong. This is usually the one that's the last song people need. You have to do almost perfect for the first 40% or so, spamming the hell out of the rewinds. It's fairly easy with practice. The rest of it all I can suggest is try do your best. A strong arm will help (I did the 5* by scratching like a beast near the end) and key uses of Star Power too. Good luck with this one.

Practice is the key here! If you are good at other music games and have a solid sense of rhythm, you should pick this up fairly quick, but you've got ways to go before you can 5* everything on expert.
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Crimson Ridley
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Posted on 11 April 11 at 08:27, Edited on 11 April 11 at 08:28
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These are just tips for Beats & Pieces, the song that gives people the most trouble: You need to get the first 2 rewinds, this is vital. The first one you get in the middle of the blue scratches, use this rewind RIGHT AFTER THE BLUES END. Like, instantly! This way you'll go back far enough to hit the UD blue, otherwise it'll skip it.

Then you want to get the 2nd rewind, it'll happen in the middle of the euphoria phrase. Hit the phrase, then rewind, it'll take you back to the long section of green scratches. Try to FC these again.

The part after the euphoria can be tricky, so I don't waste euphoria there. Instead I save it until the next part, where the beginning is played again only faster. You NEED to know these sections, they are easy and make your score skyrocket if you can hit them. Use euphoria on every one of these, save all that you get until these sections.

After the 3rd of 4th time this section comes up, it changes slightly. Instead of 3 U scratches, it's UDU scratches, which alternates a little. Remember this so you don't try to play the old section again.

The very last 2 euphoria sections are not needed for the 5*, but won't hurt if you can get them. You just need to blag your way through those end sections and hope you hit enough to increase your score by 10-20k maybe. Remember, slow down on these sections, they aren't as fast as they seem.

Now, the 5* cutoff is 388k (Around there, I got 387k and got 4*, got a little more and got 5*), and you should have around 320k on the 2nd to last phrase, I believe.

Just remember to get the first 2 rewinds and the first euphoria phrase, the few after and the section that repeats itself down to an art. Miss in these and it's best to restart, though it's not vital on the sections that repeat itself, but the more rewinds you can grab, and the more times you can go over that section with 8x, the better.

Good luck. And I hope what I've said makes some sense.

EDIT: Oh, and a tip you might not know; Using euphoria in a rewind doesn't stack your multiplier. It's best to rewind, let it end, then activate euphoria. Otherwise you're wasting an 8x multiplier.

The Effects Dial will give you points, lots of them. Instead of turning it like a dial, use the side of your index finger to rub against it, kind of like you're scratching an invisible turntable. You'll get loads more points.

The Freestyle sections will give you points for the FIRST 2, DIFFERENT EFFECTS. It counts as 2 notes, but doesn't increase your streak. So with a 4x it's 800 points. Any Red presses after that will just make noise.
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The Elven Jedi
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Posted on 19 February 12 at 01:13
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I just wanted to post for those of you who may be losing hope after starting your expert campaign after finishing hard [what i did, since I have no former experience with DJ hero].

The jump up to expert can be quite frustrating because of the directional scratches, ESPECIALLY the single direction repeated individual scratches.

The good news is that I found myself breaking through a "wall" about half way through the setlist, where after enough playing on the easier songs I found the directional scratching was coming easier and easier. So the moral of the story is, even though it might seem impossible at first, keep at it and it should come to you. Remember when you were learning how to play guitar hero and you made the jump to expert, and you thought the orange button was impossible? Same thing here :D


P.S. I know it's the opposite of a solution, but if anyone has any tips on hand/finger movement for those "single direction repeated individual scratches", I'm having a tough time nailing those sections when they're really fast. I can move the board fast enough for everything else in the game, except for that it seems.
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Flopsy86
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Posted on 25 July 14 at 17:43, Edited on 27 July 14 at 01:54
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Noticed that there wasn't 5 star cutoffs listed anywhere and would be helpful for whichever songs you are struggling with. These are only approximate and not exact but these scores are really close to 5* on Expert difficulty

Before tackling this, I suggest you make sure you're holding the deck the right way, make sure it is your thumb on the outside of the turntable and not your pinky, this will ensure better control over the turning of the turntable. In other words, buttons right means use left hand and buttons left means use right hand. If you're thinking of moving onto expert then this is important.

The game will not penalise you for moving the turntable provided you are not pressing any buttons that you shouldn't be at the time so don't think you have to keep it perfectly still all the time.

Concerning the Effects dial, I learned that it is better to use one finger to turn the dial rather than use 2 fingers because using one finger allows the rest of your fingers to be nearer the crossfader and it means less risk to missing crossfades.

With Rewinds, you get a rewind at every 60 note streak, however you can only have one rewind and until you use this rewind, the game won't even start counting towards another rewind until this rewind is used up (back at where you originally used it).
For example: If you use rewind at 69 note streak and once the rewind is used up (back at where you originally used it), assuming you haven't messed up during the rewind or after then you will get your next rewind at 129 note streak.
When making rewinds, try and make sure you do a 360 revolution and then stop the turntable near the buttons, don't make it spin multiple times otherwise you are almost certain to miss the notes. Also make sure you don't accidently hit the buttons during a rewind, this could be the difference between a x8 and a x2 multiplier!

And for crossfade spikes, I found that you do not have to return the crossfade all the way back to the middle but you only have to bring it halfway back towards the middle and the game will count it as returning to the middle. This helps out a lot with sections where there are many spikes in a row that are on the same side, but doesn't help with the alternating spikes sadly, that really requires good timing and listening to the track.

Keep in mind that for the Guitar and DJ tracks (at the bottom), you cannot use rewinds so these will be harder to 5 star and require more effort.

Song specific advice

Rockit (455,000 for 5*) - This song doesn't differ much to hard difficulty, the only noticeable difference is the scratching sections will now be trickier and require more attention. Despite this though, I think the scratching sections are the best places to get your points from your rewinds.
This song starts with a small scratching section, it is possible to get a rewind off of this if you full combo it (before the 80s sound kicks in), if you can do this then it will help enormously towards the 5* because most of this is alternating scratches, there is a triple up scratch in it somewhere in the middle though (it's easy to spot).

During the 80s sound, there is a Euphoria phrase just before the first crazy crossfading section. You should aim to get this, and activate it immediately without messing up your multiplier. This should get you x8 through a good portion of the section provided you don't miss the scratches. If you get a rewind, then it's upto you if you use it here, but I usually save it for the scratches up ahead.
There is a Euphoria before the end of this section but I've virtually never hit it because it has alternating spikes, if you can hit this then it's a bonus.

Now there will be a longer scratching section coming up, you may have a rewind here, use it after a the 3rd long green scratch plinth, just before the shorter 4 scratch plinths. You may get another rewind later on in this section, I advise you to use it as soon as possible and ideally before the repeated single scratches comes along (which I can never hit).

Now crazy crossfading section 2 will come along and this bit may make or break your 5*, it all depends on whether you have Euphoria or not. There is one last Euphoria in this section and I usually have to rely on getting it to 5* this song. If you can't get this one then I'd advise picking up another of the Euphoria phrases in the song because this section is harder than the first crazy crossfading section and you will need Euphoria if you suck at this song.

Now if you are close to 455,000 near the end, I once 5*'d this song by collecting a rewind off the final scratch sequence of this song. It's short but if you already have 40-50 note streak before it, you can get a rewind and use it just before the end to pick up extra points.
To summarize, you want to use your Euphoria as much as possible on the crossfading sections. You want to save your rewinds for the scratching sections.

Groundhog (465,000 for 5*) - This one is mostly down to how well you do the first 2 sections of the song (up until the song says "Let's call it feedback"). The first section is very easy, you should aim for 2 rewinds off of this section.

I usually save Euphoria for the second section of the song, because it will go through the 2nd Euphoria of the song which is hard to get without Euphoria, if you use Euphoria then you only have to worry about the fast scratch. Again, try and get at least one rewind here, it is harder to go for 2 rewinds here but if you can get 2 then that is a huge bonus.

Now we get to the trickier part of the mix, the 3rd section (after Feedback is mentioned). I cannot for the life of me do the crossfades/red taps with the single directional scratches, so don't worry too much if you cannot do this bit.
Later on in the 3rd section, there will be a few bits where the crossfades continue but you will have only red taps instead (with the occasional scratch or two). This is a good place to get a rewind or maybe even 2 rewinds, I found these parts to be crucial to obtaining my 5*. The last part of the 3rd section where the crossfades are quick left right motions, I couldn't combo this bit either.

By the time "I think we're coming to the end" is said, you should have the majority of your points and should have over 400,000 at least, if you don't then you may as well restart because the 4th section is the toughest and I cannot personally combo any of it, it will get you some points but it won't get you much.
One last note, don't use Euphoria or Rewinds between the sections where the track is mocking you, the points you'll get there is minuscule and you'll be much better using it where there are more actions (even if you cannot do it so well).

So to summarize, the first 2 sections try for 3-4 rewinds, use Euphoria to help you collect the 2nd Euphoria phrase in the 2nd section.
3rd section, try for rewinds on the crossfades with red taps (where there aren't scratches).
4th section, flailfest! Try to score as much as you can, any rewinds or even the Euphoria on the fast red taps is a bonus.

Beats and Pieces (388,000 for 5*) - Wow, this song is truely good at pissing me off. It is hard to keep trying at this song over and over, and the amount of times it would drop combo during the first 2 sections no matter how accurate I was, it was unbelievable. Anyway I did it and I can pass some things I learned.
To rack up the mix for you, it has 8 sections and each one is faster than the previous. They do share a common denominator though and that is the first part of each section (although the section commencing scratching pattern does change in sections 6, 7 and 8). You will need to practice this part, yes it has the hated triple up scratch but it is much easier to learn this part of the mix than try to learn other parts.
When I 5*, I got 431,000 and yes this is way over but my previous was 377,000. If you feel like you are on a good run, then when the breaks come between the sections, just pause the game, go off and walk around for 5 mins and or so to give your arms time to recover, it gives you a chance to calm down, reflect and plan out what to do next. This works wonders if you're always nervous and twitchy like me when you're doing well.

Obviously it is much easier to get the points in the earlier sections of the mix. Crimson Ridley's solution offers very good advice on this mix already, I followed his guide for the first 2 rewinds, they are perfectly placed. Aim for 2 rewinds on the 1st section.
When I got 5 stars, I full combo'd this section and I had 130,000 when I finished, I don't use Euphoria yet though.

I use the Euphoria at the beginning of the 2nd section, you need to be able to do this section pretty well also so practice this section and learn the scratching inside out. You will probably still miss despite this since the scratches are pretty fast here. If you do get the Euphoria here then don't fall into the trap of using it where the effects dial can be used which is shortly after (as the multiplier doesn't stack), using it after this is where I used it. I didn't full combo this section but I finished it with 230,000 points on my 5* run. Try to get a rewind off in the 2nd section, if not then the beginning of the 3rd section will be your next and possible last shot.

At the beginning of the 3rd section, this is possibly the last part of the mix which is decent enough for me to combo personally, try for a last ditch rewind before the mix gets much tougher. Be sure to pick up the Euphoria here aswell, I use this one immediately as it's still easier to pick up points here.
I finished the 3rd section with 294,000 points on my 5* run.

Now if you are picking up about 300,000 in the first 3 sections like I am with about 5 sections left to come, this is an excellent position to be in. Of course it doesn't mean you're home free, you should still try your hardest on each section and take breaks between the sections to be sure of maximizing your chances.
Anyway as a guide, my run finished as follows
Section 4 finished with 333,000
Section 5 finished with 362,000
Section 6 finished with 384,000
Section 7 and 8 finished with 431,000
I collected 6/7 Euphorias, I always miss the one in Section 6 where it is has a red tap in simultaneously with it near the end of a long blue scratch plinth. The others are obtainable but it's down to whether you can pick them all up in a single run. In sections 4-8, I just used Euphoria immediately to help my score as I am not consistently good at any single part of it.
I only got 4 rewinds, 2 in Section 1, 1 in Section 2 and 1 in Section 3 (at the beginning).
I hit 89% and my highest note streak was 230 which was from the beginning up until halfway into Section 2.

I wish you best of luck in 5*ing this mix, it is truely the toughest in both DJ hero games in my opinion.


5 Star Cutoffs

Intensity:Very Low
Ain't no Love in the Heart of the City/Fuzz and them 54,000
Another one bites the dust/Da Funk 94,000
Born to Roll/Mr. Big Stuff 97,000

Intensity:Low
Disturbia/Control 149,000
Zulu Nation Throwdown/Get Down 158,000
Ice Ice Baby/U Can't Touch This 149,000
I want you back/Semi-charmed Life (DJ only mix) 153,000
Jayou/Big Beat 156,000
Insane in the Brain/Spooky 112,000
Shout/Pjanoo 136,000
I heard it through the Grapevine/Feel Good Inc. 205,000
Boom/Tap 95,000

Intensity:Average
Izzo (H.O.V.A)/I want you back 206,000
Bustin' Loose/Bust a Move 228,000
Intergalactic/Rapture 158,000
We Will Rock You/Robot Rock 168,000
Feel Good Inc./Atomic 160,000
Boom Boom Pow/Satisfaction 220,000
Disturbia/Disco Inferno 173,000
Insane in the Brain/The Edge 183,000
Poison (Bell Biv Devoe) 127,000
Shout/Six Days (Remix ft. Mos Def) 206,000
Poison/Word Up! 158,000
Fix Up, Look Sharp/Organ Donor (Extended Overhaul) 183,000
Bustin' Loose/Time of the Season 175,000
Hollaback Girl/Give it to Me 189,000
Hollaback Girl/Feel Good Inc. 183,000
Ice Ice Baby/Straight Up 175,000
Shut 'Em Down/Where It's At 203,000
Put Your Hands Up for Detroit/I Can't Stop (DP Remix) 180,000
Here Comes My DJ/Cars 182,000
Rockit/Lapdance 280,000

Intensity:High
Izzo (H.O.V.A)/My Name Is 245,000
Day 'n' Nite/Boom Boom Pow 236,000
Da Funk/Strange Enough ft. Karen O, ODB & Fatlip 211,000
Disco Inferno/Last Night a DJ saved my Life 209,000
Bittersweet Symphony/Rock the Bells 270,000
Shout/Eric B. is President 195,000
Another One Bites the Dust/Brass Monkey 187,000
Disco Inferno/Let's Dance 209,000
Technologic/Cars 225,000
Just to get A Rep/Shook Ones,pt.2 206,000
Bring the Noise 20XX/Genesis 223,000
Ain't no Love in the Heart of the City/How Do You Want it 166,000
My Name Is/Loser 260,000
Six Days (Remix ft. Mos Def)/Where it's at 169,000
The Edge/Eric B. is President 139,000
Megamix 2 (Daft Punk) 328,000
Beats/Big Beat 254,000
Change Clothes/All Eyez on me 210,000
Around the World/Bust a Move 235,000
Jack of Spades/Short Circuit 262,000
I Heard it through the Grapevine/Let's Dance 149,000
All Eyez on me/Bittersweet Symphony 281,000
Excuse Me Miss/Give it to me 259,000
Megamix 1 (Daft Punk) 267,000
Good Thang/Big Beat 267,000
Last Night a DJ saved my Life/Word Up! 211,000
Jack of Spades/Let's Dance 187,000
Poison/Intergalactic 225,000
Lookin' at me/Hey Mama 189,000
Paper Planes/Lookin' at me 239,000
I Want you back/Just to get a rep 187,000
How Ya Like me now/I Like to move it 236,000
Somebody Told Me/Pjanoo 180,000
Hollaback Girl/Last Night a DJ saved my life 265,000
Hella Good/Television Rules the Nation 202,000
Tutti Frutti/Beats 202,000

Intensity:Very High
Paper Planes/Eric B. is President 277,000
Robot Rock/Al-Naafiysh (The Soul) 283,000
Jukebox Hero/DJ Hero 232,000
Here's a little something for ya/The Number Song (2009) 237,000
Nothing but you/I Can't Stop (DP remix) 323,000
Six Days (remix ft. Mos Def)/Annie's Horn 266,000
Rockit (Herbie Hancock) 455,000 (3* is 227,000, 4* is 341,000)
Strange Enough ft. Karen O, ODB & Fatlip/Theme from Shaft 205,000
Beats and Pieces (Scratch Perverts) 388,000 (3* is 216,000, 4* is 294,000)
Satisfaction/Elements of Life 380,000
Jayou/Rockit 247,000
Universal Mind Control (UMC)/Jeep A** Gutter (Remix) 271,000
Groundhog (Noisia) 465,000 (3* is 233,000, 4* is 349,000)
Lee Majors Come Again/Da Funk 250,000

Guitar and DJ songs
Beverly Hills/Fresh Rhymes and Videotape 141,000
Big Beat/Lapdance 184,000
Jukebox Hero/DJ Hero 232,000
I Want You Back/Semi-charmed Life 216,000
Disturbia/Somebody Told Me 205,000
Ace of Spades/Groundhog 213,000
Monkey Wrench/Sabotage 188,000
Play that Funky Music/Just to get a rep 297,000
Bring the Noise 20XX 242,000
Fight! Smash! Win!/Intergalactic 157,000

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Okay so i consider myself a DJ Hero GOD XD sorry for the OTT start but yeah, 5* all songs first time apart from last 4 which did third time and 5* all on DJ Hero 2, so I have definitely experience on what to do and when to do it. So here my guide on this killer 9.0 Ration achievement !!

The achievement is simply for 5* every single song on Expert, there are other achievements for Medium/Easy & Hard but they all link (meaning do it on hard you unlock hard and easy/medium achievement...SOOO firstly do it on Expert .. YOU GET ALL ZEE ACHIEVEMENTS)

So the first set of songs such as Easy - Hard intensity are easiest to do without no difficulty ... if you fail on any you should quit XD sorry but if you struggle on these then your not going to hit the end. Its simple sorry for the negative feedback but its simple.

From her you got your Expert and Insane Tracks left, yeah this is the when you start pull 5*'s off insanley at the last few stretches.

Songs -.-

Beats & Pieces <-----> such an anoyying song since you need to hit 100% on the first two and half sets (the scaratches come in waves/sets) this gives a nice amount of Euphoria and should get you 2 * around or near, from here when you get to the bit where the song goes bassy/dubsteppy use EUPHORIA straight after this set, it gets you alot of Score since its a faster section and you get alot of 2X .. then just keep trying for it ...

Rockit <----> this is insane but out of this and Beats & Pieces its the easier one, since its just button combinations/sequences so just memorise it the first 3 times and on fourth you should be able to hit 5*

Groundhog <----> This is okay, not extremely difficult but not exactly easy, since it catches you out your 5* very easily since its shortish, and timing your Euphoria is necessary otherwise you lose your 5* and its highly unlikely your hitting 100% FC since that gains 5* also.

The other Songs are quite easy and doesnt really need any advice compared to these three since there the hardest songs in my opinion.

TIPS --- > Rewind as much as possible, its essential it gains you that extra X Bonus and puts you back a segment of the song.

USE your Rewind two situations, parts where your comfortably 100% hitting the section OR if you missed your Euphoria notes since its an extra chance getting them and you gain that 2X Bonus.

Just practice....self explanatory

Hope this helps anyone since im gaining like 2-6 messages a day about both DJ Hero's and how to 5* them.

Heres a video on Beats & Pieces just to show you what your up against :)

Thanks to Chrisdgaf13 ... For creating this video showing you can 5* with 93-95% :) hope you enjoy
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