playin a shit set

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  1. mrjingo

    mrjingo Member

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    played last night at a small bar/club turned up was pretty confident i would play a smooth set had a nice tune selection with me gave it my best nd to be honest could of been alot worse but wosnt too happy, they said before hand the decks wer a bit sketchy, jumped on them and ive never mixed on anything like them pitch control all over the shot, had to play the records serious slow without it without it spazzin out, dj who had mixed on them previous week came to help me sort em out jus said good luck mate i had a fuckin hell of a time tryna mix on these, bit demorolising at the start of a set lol....anyone had similar experiences?? fuckin anoyin
     
  2. charlie131

    charlie131 Well-Known Member

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    this sounds like it should be in your diary instead of being on a forum
     
  3. Lunos

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    fair play jus seeing if people have had similar experiences
     
  5. dnbkingz

    dnbkingz bollocks

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    I've never played out so can't really comment.
    But as long as held your nerve and got on with things, i can't see why you can't hold head up high and defeated the odds.

    I know that sounds like a quote from a biblical tale but it's true.
     
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    Last wednesday I played the shittiest set I have probably ever played. The needles were jumping, monitors were super delayed for some reason and then a fight broke out in front of the decks and almost knocked one of the decks on to the floor. I was super down afterwards but then the following Friday I played unquestionably the best set of my life. had the whole room sweating. Don't get down on yourself it happens to everybody.
     
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    Jacomelli J4COM3LL1

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    trust.. i would of sed (if the desks where bad) im not having this shit and past it to the next man. then watched and gave my OHPIN.
     
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    i got 3 minutes into a set only to realise that the pitch on 1 deck wasn't holding. got paid and got out.
     
  9. alz

    alz compress to impress

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    i always take a wallet of cd's with me just in case, fail to prepare...
     
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    lol fair play mate thats fuckin savage spose u win some u lose some, nd dj who told me they wer fuckin dicey wos the first person who came up to me wen i got off nd said fair play mate i no wot they wer like to mix on nd i fort u held it together fuckin well so wos reasonbly happy to an extent, nd everyone else wos playin CD that night which wos a bit gash
     
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    Junglist_007 learning difficulties

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    I'ver never played out but i can imagine that's nightmare.
     
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    its completly the decks fault, i wouldnt feel to bad about it, people with old shitty decks that they dont know how to use themselves

    its the same at college, ive been mixing vinyl for a while now and i got on the decks at college and i couldnt even mix on them, the pitch just went all over the place by itself because they were fuckin old 1210s, made me look like a dickhead like the class thought i couldnt mix properly. but it aint my fault the tutors dont know how to mix so they dont know that the decks are fucking shit.

    i wouldnt play at that club again man
     
  13. Gloxxy

    Gloxxy I SNORT COAL

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    You will always get nights like these. You just have to deal with it. No monitors, dodgy decks, dodgy mixer, it doesn't matter what it is it will happen to you when you're starting out.

    One word of advice, learn how to mix in your headphones because it will make your life a lot easier when you turn to a venue that doesn't have any monitors in the booth.
     
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    My first play out wernt exactly my best, the mixer was an xone 02 with stupid EQ faders, a few knobs were missing, the cd decks pitch display was funny and no monitors except for a massive speaker next to my feet that just engulfed you in a cloud of bass...and i'm playing there again tonight hoohaar should be fun lol...
     
  15. Fortune^

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    HI MY NAME IS FATTY AND I LIKE TO KNOCK THE DECKS
    DO YOU HAVE THAT PORNSTAR TUNE
    GOT ANYTHIN DEEP (Whilst playing calibre)
    GOT ANY PENDULUM
    GOT ANY CHASE AND STATUS
    I have played a set where the headphone jack was broken
    delay between the booth and the headphones was fucked

    From my times at revolution:
    people delibrately making the needles skip
    people knocking the decks
    people demanding to go through your tunes
    asking for niche
    asking for the song i played 2 minutes earlier
     
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    RUSSLA DNBF Monarch

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    ^^ Haha yeah i've had this before, was quite clearly playing a Dnb set and some wacko asked for that Rolex tune or something, but they came back like 3 times as if I magic'd a fucking tune outta no where!

    Swings and roundabouts..
     
  18. djrowney

    djrowney G13 RECORDS/SMOKESCREEN

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    bad setups are pack n parcel of the job
     
  19. Gr1pz

    Gr1pz Aka - Align.

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    Haha I've had people ask me for miley ciris, I usually just tell them that ill play it in a couple songs so they stand there waiting and I just never play it haha.