"riding the pitch"

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  1. djstrategy

    djstrategy New Member

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    just been working on a few new things.............. and have started to "ride the pitch" ie not touching the platter or record to speed or slow down the track, moving the pitch insted

    just wondering how many of you also do this
     
  2. Triple M

    Triple M Admin

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    I used to think it was really weird watching deejays do this!

    When I first tried mixing this way, it was less than pretty!

    But the more ya practise it, the easier it becomes.... so now a day I use a combination of both styles..

    Which ever works best for you i guess :)
     
  3. capone73

    capone73 New Member

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    Pitch chasing can be difficult at first, if not having the trained ear to separate the two tracks in Headphones, you'll be all over the place.
    With time being multi-talented w/touching vinyl,platter,or chasing by pitch control, it's all about Blendin'

    L8
     
  4. djstrategy

    djstrategy New Member

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    yer takes a bit of time...............i much prefer to touch the platter.............. but as u say in some cases it depends wot is needed......... a little touch of the platter or ride the pitch
     
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    Ab0|2Ti0N WHAT THE FUCK IS JUICE???

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    It takes me longer to match beats when i do this. I can match em' lot quicker if i touch the plate. :zest:
     
  6. djstrategy

    djstrategy New Member

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    seen........at the end of the day its personal preference innit
     
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    mesh Active Member

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    this is a really good idea when you're mixing tunes with lots of melody or synth washes, as touching the platter makes that bending sound that is no good.
    everyone needs to know how to manipulate the platter though. I learnt to mix by riding the pitch
     
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    I learnt on CD decks so riding the pitch is all I do now :shake:
     
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    Time Dependant Jungle Hunter

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    I use a combination of both I started by touching the plateer then read an article in DJ magazine about Sasha & Carl Cox riding the pitch so I've been doing it ever since.
     
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    shdw trance'n'bass lover

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    I know that some pros like Andy C using that but personaly don't like it. Its really strange in action. Still prefer touching the plate.
     
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    DjEffect lethaleffect.co.uk

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    By touching the platter i can find the right pitch in seconds, then i just keep it locked by riding the pitch.
     
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    djstrategy New Member

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    seen.................. im the same i like to touch the platter and the ride pitch to keep the track from clanging
    at the end of the day....its wot u feel comfortable and can mix best with innit
     
  13. Brother Joe

    Brother Joe ERANU!

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    i normally use the platter when cueing up, hence when i bring the tune in I only have to move the pitch very slightly making it easier to 'ride the pitch'
     
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    instinct_dnb WAY OF LIFE.........

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    riding the pitch throws me right out, just cant get used to it! although there are certain times when i will use the pitch.
     
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    $marty Dexcell Staff Member

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    mix of both. "i like to touch"
     
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    I heard the rumours :razz:
     
  17. checkmabadself

    checkmabadself A gift from punjab

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    I can just about ride a bike! :jerkit:
     
  18. nickdawg

    nickdawg nuthin but the dawg in me

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    It takes a bit of time and practice to learn, but if you learn to adjust the speed of the record using just the pitch it will definately take your mixing to the next level. My mixing has become a lot smoother after I learned to pitch chase....it's still very tempting touch the platter and I still do it all the time, but for making very small speed adjustments when the beats are just a little out of synch bending the pitch works great.
     
  19. bowzer

    bowzer www.bowzer.net

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    it's quite usuful for speeding up those records that are slightly bowed, since touching the record/platter on those records can cause a big mess
     
  20. Triple M

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    Yeah innit just.... or real light records that spin like no-bodies business! (n)