Mix question... how many tracks?

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  1. Resist

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    I was on the 'members mix' section, and I noticed that a lot of the mixes have got a lot of tracks for the amount of time they have, if you know what I mean.

    I was looking at the track list for HAB's liquid mix. (Sick mix by the way)
    33 tracks in 90 mins??

    When I mix, 30 tracks lasts about 2 hours.
    Am I waiting too long to mix tracks or something? I normally wait until the breaks or second drops in tracks until I mix the next one in.

    Does it matter?
     
  2. motion audio

    motion audio Active Member

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    Not really! Theres not a rule, it all depends on lots of things. If the mixes flow nice, not much else really matters.
     
  3. richie_stix

    richie_stix gomby plz

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    depends on your style too... if you are mixing some aggressive jump up you might wana mix them quick to accentuate the ferocity of the drops... or if a liquid roller set is your thing, nice long slow mixes would work?

    for me 12 tunes normally = about 1/2 hour?
     
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    Gloxxy I SNORT COAL

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    It all depends on a number of things.

    1. Your mixing ability
    2. How fast you can beatmatch
    3. If the mixes flow well together mixed fast

    As a rule of thumb I mix between 20 and 25 tracks in an hour.
     
  5. Resist

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    I can beat match pretty quick.

    I play all types of dnb in my set, some of them have got quick mixes and others longer. I prefer to play the whole or most of the track. I think its sounds better.

    I remember when I was at Global gathering, SubFocus dropped original sin - overfiend, played it for about 30 secs then mixed in the next tune.

    Screwin! wanted to hear the rest of the track haha
     
  6. Donkey1

    Donkey1 2centcrackwhore

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    My last mix: 31 track in 61 minutes.


    But I really don't think there is a magic number of tracks. I mean playing both breaks on EVERY SINGLE track gets old. But if you're playing so many tracks that the mix sounds shit, well thats fuckd too.

    Same advice goes that producers use: If it sounds good, its good.
     
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    muzzadj POW!

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    Doesn't matter at all mate. Just do what you wanna do! Its your mix!

    My last one was 59 tracks in 2 hours
     
  8. Oria

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    I was 'told' in another thread that i should be aiming for 25 tracks in an hour mix but I just can't see the tunes breathing.

    Horses for courses, if you were playing a party and everyone was loving a tune would you bring the new one in just because you had already got it beat matched ? Or let the already successfull tune play another phrase or two ?
     
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    if the crowd really loves the tune i would let it play.
    more effect, less work ;)
     
  10. Donkey1

    Donkey1 2centcrackwhore

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  11. dose.bs1

    dose.bs1 THE DADDY

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    I dont think it matters mate......

    I would rather here more of a tune in a mix than lots of short teasers really
     
  12. dizzzeejungle

    dizzzeejungle Junglist Down Under..

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  13. dizzzeejungle

    dizzzeejungle Junglist Down Under..

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    sometimes you want to avoid breakdowns and intro's to keep the energy up,



    nothing worse than a stop/start set when all u want to do is bash your head against the ceiling !
     
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    And to do this proficiently/efficiently, you'll have to know your records pretty well and where to start the mix. Are you using Vinyl, CDs, or Software - Serato, FS, MV???
     
  15. motion audio

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    You should know this whatever sort of mix your going for though, if your guessing where its going to drop/break down then you dont know how the mix is going to go.
     
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    Donkey1 2centcrackwhore

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    when people throw down not many tracks in an hour i usually question their ability to beat match .. but that's just me.
     
  18. dizzzeejungle

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    hey man, i just use records.

    I find it pretty easy just to look at it when its spinning, but yeah, i find it if you know your records it helps heaps.
     
  19. Resist

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    nah I can beat match quick enough, I just think it sounds better if the tune is played for longer.

    and to answer Donkey1's question, I'm using Vinyl.
     
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    define.