3,4 and 5 deck mixes........

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  1. Yorkshire Tony

    Yorkshire Tony Active Member

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    Can i just clear this up........if you are an average DJ on 2 decks, it doesnt make you the next Andy C by using more decks.......... just recently i have had loadsa mixes sent to me from guys saying 'hi man, this is my new mix.....i have done it with 14 decks and played 1043 tunes in the hour'


    I mean, sure- if you are a DJ of good standard, go ahead, use more decks, but people are now doin 3,4 deck mixes simply to stand out from the huge list of mixes available........ this shouldnt be the case,
     
  2. Moskit

    Moskit :rodigan: Staff Member

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    Thanks for clearing that up Tony.
     
  3. Yorkshire Tony

    Yorkshire Tony Active Member

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    lol, yeah i know......bullshit post, but it is in waffle...... just wanted to get it off my chest. really beginning to piss me off..



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    POST UP THE ANDY C SET FROM THE LAST RAM @ END YOU MERCHANT BANKER!
     
  4. Fortune^

    Fortune^ ( ͠° ͟ʖ ͡°)

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    I use 2 decks and a cdj sometimes. When i use the cdj it's mainly just the intro's or accapellas.

    I'm all for it, but do it well. A two deck mix can be miles better than a 3 any day of the week.

    It's about how you use the equipment no how much you have blah blah blah
     
  5. jmzmaloney

    jmzmaloney ENTHUSED WITH ETHNOGRAPHIC PLUNDERPHONICS Staff Member

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    I can mix with 1 deck but I'm not interested in a set on your shoddy radio show.
     
  6. Yorkshire Tony

    Yorkshire Tony Active Member

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    thats nothing, i have an old twin tape player which i can push play/stop at the perfect time to mix the two to perfect sound........
     
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    theres a crew that actually built and use these decks... saw them at Glastonbury in 2002... at some obscure tent.... was nuts....
     
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    Moskit :rodigan: Staff Member

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    I think I might be falling for you Tony.

    :sixty_nin
     
  9. Yorkshire Tony

    Yorkshire Tony Active Member

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    haha, thats wicked- how lon you been waiting for a suitable oppurtunity to post that pic? :clown:
     
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    RocksteadyUK SkimoBeats

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    hahahaha! quite a while!
     
  11. Welsh Junglist

    Welsh Junglist AKA Faqade

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    I only use two decks. I love the franticness of having two decks, makes it a fun challenge to get records off and on again as quick as possible lmao.
     
  12. Riisu

    Riisu Not the Preacher Man

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    friction's assassins mix is a perfect example of 3 deck mixing imo.
    his selection is impecable and he's not afaird to let a tune drop and roll out on it's own accord. also nice when he rolls out into a breakdown of one tune and brings in another to hit it on the drop.
    hate 3 deck mixes when things are comming in all over the shop and choppin in and out. not really my bag.
    altho i say that, noizes 3 deck hench mix from last year was BIGNESS. that take me away / take me with you / true romance mix was silly good.

    but yeah. a lot of djs don't seem to understand that less is more when it comes to 3 deck mixing i think.
     
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    dizzzeejungle Junglist Down Under..

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    ^ what he said.


    I think people forget about phrasing and the momentum of a mix all too often. I find Noize generally has a good direction in his mixes, big up !
     
  14. Moskit

    Moskit :rodigan: Staff Member

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    On the real...

    It's simply practice & knowing your tunes really when going past two decks, fully agree on the less is more aspect.

    As mentioned Friction is excellent at this, majorly he doesn't plan sets aswell, which adds to the very important aspect of reading a crowd...

    For me, Raiden is the King of 3/4 decks, both live & studio mixes, he is immense, he incorporates the less is more aspect perfectly with high energy & impact mixes, creating highs & lows at key points throughout his sets.

    Personally, 3 decks scare the living daylights out of me, but 2 decks & 2 CDJ's don't...

    Strange. :rinsed:
     
  15. muzzadj

    muzzadj POW!

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    I only do a 3 deck mix when im bored really.. Fucking enjoy it though!
     
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    what rhys said.

    useing a 3 deck is excelllent when bringing in a tune over a breakdown. letting them roll out. the thing is with in the dance some one like Friction or Andy will be bringing in shit from all over the shop too keep the crowd 'guessing' but when its a different crowd or atmosphere or like a CD for example they roll out the mixes with nice long blends, covering all aspects. thats the true versatility that these men have with the 1210's.

    Less is more

    Dexcell3deckmix March 09 is a perfect example of what 3 deck mixing is all about.

    :2thumbs: Smarty and the men
     
  17. ali^

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    I prefer 3 decks most to be honest, but that doesn't necassarily mean I always use the three, just if i like the way a tune sounds with another i'll leave it in and bring in the third for the next mix.

    Was Assassins: Volume 1, all done on vinyls btw?
     
  18. Riisu

    Riisu Not the Preacher Man

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    i'd imagine so man, i've only ever seen friction use a cd once and that was to drop a dubstepy kinda track. never seen him use anything else up dubs/vinyl otherwise.
     
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    cheers dude
     
  20. ZackMRG

    ZackMRG Circles are Pointless

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    Cant see any reason to use anything more than 3 decks tbh- I find that a 3rd deck is good to have so that teases are alot easier to do- dont have to worry about pulling a tune out of the mix to do so, means you can keep a mix rolling for as long as possible.