problems with cueing and mixing

Discussion in 'DJ's, MC's & Turntablism' started by omowglio, Nov 18, 2008.

  1. omowglio

    omowglio Member

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    ive got a few questions so this mite take a while. ive been mixing 4 about a year now and i always used to mix with one head phone with the qued song and then listened to the mix in the speakers with the other. recently after doing a live set i realised that i could here the song that is not cued and being played clearly and could never really tell the two apart. so i started to mix with two headphones on and blend the right headphone of both tunes, but i have then realised i loose the inital feel of the mix so im trying to go bak to using one head phone. but ive got the same problem again. what is it exactly im missing, is the speakers not loud enough or though they seem so. or am i missing somthing with the headphones and cueing it up. like to much treble or bass or to less bass or treble. but it seems that when i listen to the song cude up i can mix perfect, as soon as i bring that song in it drowns the other out and i cant hear it clearly and mistakes happen, and i have tryed bringing the bass out etc and lowevering the gain which works a little bit. any help really appreciated

    MoWgLi-K in swindon

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!vinyl all the way!!!!!!!!!!!!!!(bar just the one cd deck)
     
  2. omowglio

    omowglio Member

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    o and should i focus on listening to the snare or the kick
     
  3. Riisu

    Riisu Not the Preacher Man

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    burn your decks.
    then your vinyl.
    then your computer.
    then your keyboard.
    then your cat.
    then your face.

    repeat this, it should help....
     
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  4. Kibon

    Kibon Blaze It Down !

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    well mate , first things first: if you post this in the dj, turntablism, mc'ing,... forum you'll probably get more reply's
    but maybe you try to mix too fast ? first try it out with only the mid in and if you hear it doesn't sound right, take it out and try again, don't be satisfied to quick.. hope this helps..
     
  5. omowglio

    omowglio Member

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    cheers 4 the comment at least urs in sensible yeh ill gv it ago
     
  6. Riisu

    Riisu Not the Preacher Man

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    you're welcome.
     
  7. RUSSLA

    RUSSLA DNBF Monarch

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    HAHA

    You really need to try and make your post more clearly layout out tho, i got lost in the post lol..

    But what i think you might need to do is;

    When you are mixing in your headphones, get it in beat, then when bringing the tune in to say 3/4 volume, turn down your headphone volume so that you dont drown out the tune playing

    Then as you begin to switch between the tunes, i.e basslines, switch the headphone channel and then make sure the other tune is still in beat.

    I'm constantly adjusting the eqs and headphone volume to make sure everythin is tight and i can hear whats on.

    Also invest in some decent headphones, shit ones will hinder you progression if you struggling to hear the tunes

    Hope this helps and hope i havent wasted 5minutes of my life typing this out lool!
     
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    Poo on deck, sit on it, spin continuously.

    Sorry.

    I know this may seem like rubbish help (the bit above is good help btw) but just keep practicing an practicing and eventually you won't be strugglin to hear both the tunes, they'll just begin to sound like one. Did that help....um...nah...didn't think so. I'll rethink my contribution.
     
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  9. Dan M

    Dan M hard gay northern bear

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    funny cunt!!!!
     
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    $marty Dexcell Staff Member

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  11. DJNoize

    DJNoize Your Mom Rates Me

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    TRIAL AND ERROR


    JUST KEEP MIXING AND U WILL GET IT
     
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    This!!
     
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    Nutek movement junglist

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  14. Saint

    Saint Buried Audio

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    What im doing at the moment is cue it with one headphone on, then just put them both on and play both tunes through the headphones once its in, or just take them off and use the speakers. That way you can clearly hear the mix. If it goes out too much just go back to one headphone.
     
  15. omowglio

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    wat do u mean monitors are your feinds as in speaker monitors
     
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    I think the original post must be a contender for the worst in the history of www.dnbforum.com
     
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