Need help with levels

Discussion in 'DJ's, MC's & Turntablism' started by kama, Jan 23, 2011.

  1. kama

    kama benkama.net

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    I've been trying to record a mix for a few times now. I'm a beginner in this whole DJ game, and my main problem is getting the levels good on the master. It seems fine to me while mixing, but when I check the recording later, some tracks are very much quieter than others. Somehow my perception fails when mixing.

    Any tips to help this?

    btw do you people use the channel faders more or concentrate on the cross?
     
  2. groelle

    groelle Well-Known Member

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    im only using channel faders. and that thing with the levels is a problem for everyone starting out.

    just check the levels with headphones before you bring in the other tune. make sure you hear both tunes at the same percieved volume, at least thats what i try to do. haha.
     
  3. ThePapa

    ThePapa Suffragette City..

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    If you're too engrossed in your headphones you can miss differences in volume. Try pulling them off your ear during the mix to get a feel of how it sounds coming from your speakers.
     
  4. ONSLAUGHT88

    ONSLAUGHT88 I sees ya I do I sees ya

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    yeah thats the best thing to do, just try and keep and ear on the volume, i have terrible tendencies when recording to just get gradually louder, i listen to it back and have to keep turning in back down damn it!!
     
  5. kama

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    Yeah that seems like it could be the problem. I usually have at least half the headphones on all the time. thanks.
     
  6. muzzadj

    muzzadj POW!

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    You got lights on your mixer to give you a hand or not mate? Rely on them massively personally.. And in answer to your question, im all about the channel faders, used the xfader for about 8 months when i first started mixing but i find you just cant blend as well with the xfader, less space to use if you get me?
     
  7. ThePapa

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    Nobody chops that much anymore so channel faders are de rigeur atm...



    Depends how dashy your sets are Kama?