mixing tips

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  1. yinofyang

    yinofyang New Member

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    i recently baught decks, im using 2 XL-600 gemini turntables with probably the worst mixer ive seen in my life and 3 vinyls lol, im soon to get a gemini bpm 250 mixer.

    ive been browsing these forums for a few months never really posting much mainly using it for tracklistings and such, but now i need help with mixing tips.

    when it comes to mixing im completely new, i can only really mix if a song has the same bpm, as i havent masterd pitch yet.

    does anyone have any good links or sources to improove that i can use for my level of mixing?

    thanks.
     
  2. perspective

    perspective Sex Drugs & Sausage Rolls

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    practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice

    also check out http://www.djtutor.com/index.php
     
  3. fevezz

    fevezz nom nom nom nom!

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    i suggest you save up, then plunk down money for a much better mixer. it'll be worth the wait, and you'll save money in the long run. and djtutor is good stuff. try and watch the vid where he talks about using the snares to beatmatch dnb.
     
  4. wordnz

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  5. dose.bs1

    dose.bs1 THE DADDY

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    This!! Practice does indeed make perfect or fairly near anywayz
     
  6. Indefatigable

    Indefatigable Member

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    If the gemini bpm 250 has an inbuilt bpm countr definately don't get it. You'll coem to rely on having the bpm told to you and will never get any good also top end mixers dont have bpm counters.
     
  7. Transient Energ

    Transient Energ Member

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    From what i've seen most beatcounters don't work well with dnb anyway. Can't figue out the broken beat, paticularly with 2-step and tech stuff. I used to have a BPM150 and put electricians tape on the counter cos it did my head in!
     
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    dose.bs1 THE DADDY

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    Exactly, whats the point in mixing anyway if you have bpm counters, may aswell put on a mix cd and pretend
     
  9. MARKLAR

    MARKLAR International Tracksuit Salesman

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    my mixers got bpm counters but the dont go up to 170 bpm!lol
    plus i dont no how to use em!haha
     
  10. dose.bs1

    dose.bs1 THE DADDY

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    lol thats the same as quite a few I have seen before :shrug:
     
  11. MARKLAR

    MARKLAR International Tracksuit Salesman

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    there mainly for house and sorta dancy music i think
     
  12. dose.bs1

    dose.bs1 THE DADDY

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    Ah yeah course, this would make sense
     
  13. emy

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    Don't use bpm counters, learn it properly :)
     
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    dose.bs1 THE DADDY

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    When thats been done its like riding a bike and you will never forget.. You will be able to throw on whatever you feel like and mash n mix shit up... very addictive but thats a good thing as it helps with the practice side of things
     
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    Sammy_Dodger Mr Ed

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    p-p-p-put the needle on the record!! :teeth:
     
  16. RUSSLA

    RUSSLA DNBF Monarch

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    When you work something new out that helps, jot it down in a pad or a like and then refer to everynow and then to refresh your memory. Also write down a few good drops, mixes, etc and practice them sometimes then you'll be able to build up longer, better mixes :)
     
  17. Dj Shitme

    Dj Shitme My Dj Name is Shit

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    Forget BPM counters. Let your ears do the mixing. Maybe get two simpleish tunes and just rinse them so you know them inside and out.

    I started with i think Sub Focus's - X ray and Clipz - Slippery Slope (god i hate them both now)

    The more you play around with them the more you'll be able to beat match and then (hopefully) you will understand the structure of songs.

    Good Luck!
     
  18. deadaelus

    deadaelus Laughter in the Slaughter

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    I like how he demos the "unorthodox" method of setting your counterweight. I have done this for about 10 years, and it works particularly well in the club if your needle keeps skipping.

    I have had plenty of people ask if i know how to set up a turntable right because they have never seen this method. Good to see a video show this as an acceptable method.
     
  19. Saint

    Saint Buried Audio

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    If youre talking about putting the weight on the wrong way, the reason most people dont do it is because it eats your records twice as fast.