Over beatmatching while recording.

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  1. TongueFlap

    TongueFlap Flappin'

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    I've got into some evil habbit which isint doing me any favours.

    When im recording a mix I want the beatmatching to be 100% locked, not 99.99% in, but 100% in. Im a bit of a perfectionist when it comes to things like this. Even tho the beats are matched and it sounds fine, i still find my self trying get rid of that milisecond slip between the beats. This only happens when i'm recording.
    How can I get out of this?
     
  2. richie_stix

    richie_stix gomby plz

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    you cant... i find i'm the same when recording mixes (even radio), when i listen back to them im like oh god no! at some of the 'clangery'... however, leave that mix for a month or two, come back when you have forgotten which mixes you didnt get 100% and you'll now find they almsot have dissapeared! (y)
     
  3. ThePapa

    ThePapa Suffragette City..

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    I'm a bit like that Toungeflap and I find taking the headphones off and relaxing my shoulders during the mix helps. It's a neurosis to focus so much on one thing so anything that takes your mind off it should help minimise it.

    I also try and use the crossfader more...anything that makes mixing more fun and less a trial of accuracy and endurance lol! I find you can still be in time even if you're not 100% concentrated on it...
     
  4. TongueFlap

    TongueFlap Flappin'

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    its crazy, im not even clanging (normally, haha), its like im trying to beatmatch something that is beatmatched. So like beatmatching 1 tune at 178.02 to the other which is 178...

    Arghh
     
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  5. TheGambit

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    Comes with the territory IMO.

    It's as if you're never 100% happy with a mix, even if others enjoyed it.
     
  6. J-Rex

    J-Rex soundcloud.com/j-rex

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    haha i'm exactly the same, always riding that pitch bend even when i don't need to
     
  7. DJ_NoZ

    DJ_NoZ Rum & Ass

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    Yep I'm exactly the same, most of my clangs are as a result of overdoing it! Fucking annoying but I think it's just gonna take time to learn to stop over correcting!
     
  8. groelle

    groelle Well-Known Member

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    haha. im absolutely the same. my mixes fit 100% and then im thinking - well that doesnt fit - and then im adjusting it till it realy doesnt fit anymore. D:
     
  9. hazdaman100

    hazdaman100 Bum 'n Face

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    Yeah think its something everyone does
     
  10. TongueFlap

    TongueFlap Flappin'

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    Glad its not just me then.
     
  11. MARKLAR

    MARKLAR International Tracksuit Salesman

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    yea i do that quite often
    beats are on time sounding fine but i still feel i shud be correcting it
    i think it may be from wen your learning and you need to be correcting all the time now it just makes it worse.lol
     
  12. ONSLAUGHT88

    ONSLAUGHT88 I sees ya I do I sees ya

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    Its a weird one, sometimes i feel like i try too hard, most of the best mixes ive had have just been easy and chilled, being stoned hepls for me.
     
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    Forau CONCUSSION RECS

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    This x10 ^
     
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  15. ONSLAUGHT88

    ONSLAUGHT88 I sees ya I do I sees ya

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    Teddy 60% Staff Member

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    ha ha, im the opposite. i enjoy mixing more when i'm lean, but my mind wanders and i forget what it was i was doing when i was doing it!
    wait.... wut
     
  17. Alexi

    Alexi Drench Audio

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    I was playing out on saturday, thought my mix was falling out of time, looked at the mixer and only one tune was playing.

    Think everyone get's it to some extent, just depends on your personality how much it bothers you.
     
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  18. RUSSLA

    RUSSLA DNBF Monarch

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    Ha so funny you say this pete cos I was having the exact same dilema the other week doing a practice recording of my latest mix!! Its a massive massive pita but the only advice I can give is to literally let the tunes go out of time, leave the pitch alone for 10-15 seconds and then distinguish where its going wrong..

    Jesus its been a while since I last thought about beatmatching techniques lol!
     
  19. TongueFlap

    TongueFlap Flappin'

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    I think its because I know I am recording, so my brain is telling me it must be perfect and 99.9% beatmatched isint perfect, so I must re-beatmatch and close that 1%. I wish I was just a normal music 'listener' somedays. I cant listen to music anymore without working out whats wrong with it. Must be the same for my mixing. Meh..
     
  20. CPR

    CPR Codec - Mirrors Audio

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    agree with every statement so far, as it has been dsaid i think its basically impossible not to over do it when you want perfection, its just one of those things