Help Me Get Something Straight

Discussion in 'DJ's, MC's & Turntablism' started by DJ Spliff, Nov 25, 2009.

  1. DJ Spliff

    DJ Spliff Never Enuff Vinyl

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    Is a 'Bar' a count of 1,2,3,4, or a count of 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8?
    I've always thought 1-8 constituts a 'bar'. I know it's somewhat of a noob question so don't rip on me too bad.
     
  2. DTR

    DTR the village idiot

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    A bar is four beats 1-2-3-4.

    16 bars (in dnb) make a phrase.

    8 bars make a phrase in just about everything else.
     
  3. sam the dnb man

    sam the dnb man Variation

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    1 bar is 1234
    When im mixing I do this four times which equals 16 bars
    1-2-3-4 2-2-3-4 3-2-3-4 4-2-3-4
     
  4. DJ Spliff

    DJ Spliff Never Enuff Vinyl

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    I always just thought of everything as 'Eight Counts'. As well as labeling everything.Like I have Chubrub as being 32 bars when it's 64 bars, right?
     
  5. ali^

    ali^ Bigtingsagwarn

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    32 Bars = 44 second drop, then add another 16
    1.07 drop
    64 Bars = 1.28 drop etc..
     
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  6. motion audio

    motion audio Active Member

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    You what?
     
  7. MARKLAR

    MARKLAR International Tracksuit Salesman

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    that completely depends on the tempo
     
  8. PostmanPat

    PostmanPat I'll cum in your arse.

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    you referring to a specific track or..?
     
  9. RUSSLA

    RUSSLA DNBF Monarch

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    If you used CDJs Alis post makes absolute perfect sence blanketed across almost all new DNB tunes, regardless of tempo.

    Don't worry vinyl users you don't need to know this ;)
     
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    RUSSLA DNBF Monarch

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    And those time figures are approximate btw..
     
  11. Sammy_Dodger

    Sammy_Dodger Mr Ed

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    the amount of beats in a bar is dependent on the time signature of the music in question.
     
  12. richie_stix

    richie_stix gomby plz

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    yes, this... in dnb its a 4/4 signature or 'four to the floor' so it basicly means each 'beat' is a 1/4 bar and there are 4 beats per bar...

    some tracks could have 3 beats in a bar... ie a waltz

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Time_signature
     
  13. muzzadj

    muzzadj POW!

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    Have you not just picked it up yet? Fuck counting!
     
  14. RUSSLA

    RUSSLA DNBF Monarch

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    Harsh but true... I don't need to count now, you just get to know over time....

    I can now mix tunes with just 10secs before the drop now, just by listening to the track.
     
  15. richie_stix

    richie_stix gomby plz

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    err, i think he was simply asking is a bar in dnb 4 or 8 beats... no mention of mixing? or are you two just showing off? :clown:
     
  16. DJ Spliff

    DJ Spliff Never Enuff Vinyl

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    Yeah, I actually don't count anymore.
     
  17. DJ COSHH

    DJ COSHH Active Member

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    TBH as long as you know whats going on who gives a fuck... Could be counting sheep, but aslong as it drops where you wanted it its all good!