how do you live mix?

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  1. DJPancake

    DJPancake NEW NAME IS DJ INCLINED

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    so how do they do it?

    im cool with hitting play and having a couple things going on the DAW, but obviously i wanna do stuff with the drums. More than just pulling out an instrument or two.

    what kinda MIDI controllers do you guys prefer?

    What kind of hardware? (<<<If i was not using a DAW)

    ...and lastly, how can you be successful with it? lol

    BTW, im using Reason 4 and a KORG padKONTROL, and thinking of getting another MIDI controller

    o yeah, im not limiting this to only DnB, but all dance music

    -Andy
     
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  2. RevTech

    RevTech Butthole=output transduce

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    A mixer with a lot of channels for hardware, a midicontroller (if you have channels linked together as to control ALL of the drums with ONE channel) for a DAW.
     
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    Check out Ableton Live, its basically designed for that kinda stuff. Any other program will be seriously hard to use "live". Not impossible, just painfully tedious.
     
  4. TongueFlap

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    watch some deadmau5 vids. there is couple where you can see him,

    pretty much get ableton live. chop all your clips/samples/midinotes/drums up and press play and some filters to it.
     
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    Ableton.. If you got a few mates interested get together and do it as a group.. much more fun as you can all take control of a different part of the tune.
     
  6. DJPancake

    DJPancake NEW NAME IS DJ INCLINED

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    ok sweet, i'll try ableton

    and the only buddy interested in music stuff is getting into rap stuff, which i am gunna do with him. :)

    what midi controllers are good? since im prolly going to get another soon.

    I have a KORG padKONTROL which is nasty fun.

    -Andy
     
  7. DJPancake

    DJPancake NEW NAME IS DJ INCLINED

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    I got the Ableton Demo

    wow, Ableton is not like any program ive used, lol, mad hard. But i'll get it in time. It seems like such an awesome tool though, so i want to use it. In the mean time, im taking a rest from the computer. enough for one day.

    -Andy
     
  8. DJPancake

    DJPancake NEW NAME IS DJ INCLINED

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    ok, update #3

    pretty much got Ableton down pat, i now can see how and why it is used for live mixing.

    I certainly will be enjoying it in the full version sometime soon.

    -Andy
     
  9. Krispy

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    Ableton Live is really useful for live mixing

    Check out this guy... Tom Cosm
    http://www.cosm.co.nz

    visit his website, he has fantastic tutorials on live mixing with ableton etc...
     
  10. DJPancake

    DJPancake NEW NAME IS DJ INCLINED

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    Thanks guys, this is definitely the info i was in need of.

    -Andy