Any advice on cutting up tunes using the crossfader?

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    WhoSayReload? Well-Known Member

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    I like to cut up tunes sort of DJ Hype style, chopping up synths and basslines, but I can only really do it on the right side and its hard to do it really fast, any tips/videos etc any of you could show me?

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    ScottyEightSix HUGE EARS > COMEDY CHIN

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    Any clips of what you mean? The only thing I can think of is just practice moving the crossfader from side to side until it feels completely comfortable.

    But, I can't imagine why you would need to move it that fast unless you were scratching.
     
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    Basically the action you would do for scratching; moving the crossfader from the side to the middle quickly to manipulate the sound of tunes. It's a habit I've done and its sort of grown into my sets now, but Hype's got it locked down.

    The only thing is there's a bit of a jump on my mixer's crossfader, the Xone 22 makes it a bit of a cunt to do sometimes.
     
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    Just practice mate, even if you are just literally practicing moving the fader with nothing playing.

    I would probably just get used to moving it quick with both hands, then start learning different rhythms
     
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    It's easier on the right side as I'm right handed so I don't have to do no crook-wrist action lol. And it's as much as about the grip and hand movement as well I think. But yeah i'll carry on trying out see what happens :hype:
     
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    I lay a finger across the cross fader to stop the fader going into the left deck then just mash the fader into my finger and back into the right deck really quickly :D
     
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    Of course this method is useless if you actually want to cut across to the left deck...
     
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    You could swap hands if man is ambidextrous, I'm not blessed with that skill though!
     
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    Scratch tutorials are all over YouTube. I can't do that shit. It takes a lot of practice to get that spring in your thumbs. I know a couple battle dj's that walk around with old faders and practice everywhere they go.
     
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