stupid question but...

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  1. Jakue08

    Jakue08 Active Member

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    as some of you may know ive just started mixing and recorded a set (not going to post as its my first and shittest) but realised i only done one double drop, how many dd's would you reccommend to do in a set, i know its a stupid question but thought id ask anyway
     
  2. hazdaman100

    hazdaman100 Bum 'n Face

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    double drop everything, obviously
     
  3. PostmanPat

    PostmanPat I'll cum in your arse.

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    It's common for a dj to begin a set with one. Then maybe do 1 or 2 more (say if its an hour long set). I'm just saying that from what i've gathered.
     
  4. Fes Rock

    Fes Rock Nothing..........

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    fuck double drops
     
  5. ilovelondon

    ilovelondon Call me Jens.

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    a mix should just sound tight man.
    It has no restrictions with how many double drops, how many tunes, ...
    Make it sound good, and you're a real audiosoldier. (y)
     
  6. $pyto

    $pyto Soundcloud changed everything

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    You're better off PM'in a DJ off of here mate!!

    Nifty, Nuera, $marts, Coshh, Don't Be Sleepy......the list goes on!!

    But one thing they may tell you which I can definitely say is....you gotta be original. Become confident enough to throw in mixes and DD's from left, right & centre and then you'll eventually know what it is that you're comfortable doing on the regular.
     
  7. DJ COSHH

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    This more than anything!! Also It's not about double drops. You may think hmmm, that strange Coshh, you double drop alot in your sets... That's right I do, but it's not about the double drop.

    What it is about is selecting tunes which go together well, crafting a set which has a sense to it and a flow. There is no point double dropping often if the selection is a mish mash and the tunes do not mix together well. Double dropping will not make a set, it's the selection and the order the tunes are pieced together which make the set. Double drop after double drop will get tiring and boring if your not clever about the selection.

    Good sets, almost have a beginning a middle and an end. A good flow to them, as if you feel like your heading somewhere. Practice is key for any skill. I think in double dropping, the selection of tunes is far harder a skill then the technical ability needed to beatmatch the tunes and cue them in the right place.
     
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    This!
     
  9. rmbukk

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    play your set as you want it to sound, or you like a set to sound when you hear it! For instance im not to keen on double drops i prefer super quick short mixes so this is how i mix, i do usually wack a few double drops in though! But then i know a lot of people cant enough double drops so i assume their mixes will be packed with em...
     
  10. Gr1pz

    Gr1pz Aka - Align.

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    get your beatmatching down first then start worrying about DD's you'll find that it all just sorrta comes to you with practice.
     
  11. TongueFlap

    TongueFlap Flappin'

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    quadruple drops will be big in 2010 - :teeth: Learn to mix properly 1st mannnn
     
  12. TheGambit

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    Listen to this man, he's a quality dj!

    It's really upto you how many double drops you do! I play pots and pans stuff where often you don't double drop anything!

    Just practice,practice and practice some more!
     
  13. Jakue08

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    cheers boyz, it is true i need to learn how to beatmatch better, any tips or techniques? without sounding vague, im not that good with it
     
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    TongueFlap Flappin'

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    ali^ Bigtingsagwarn

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    learn to realise the difference you have to move a song on the fader by for every beat difference in your tune, if im speeding a tune up, i will move the fader 1% for start. if its still slow, another beat. doesnt take long at all, as u can hear how far it goes out within 1 or 2 bars
     
  16. MARKLAR

    MARKLAR International Tracksuit Salesman

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    as many or as little as you want
     
  17. bluenote

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    I tend to do my best double drops by mistake, when just practicing, which shows how easy they are to do.

    Obviously I can then take note and use them, but the point is that they aren't special unless you make them special.

    That is why only having one or two in a set is good, because they can be your stand out moments.

    No point in flooding the place with double drops, they then loose the appeal.

    Also, post your mixes up and ask for feedback in the mixes section. Explain its early days and you want to learn and you will get some killer advice from properly good dj's.
     
  18. DJ Spliff

    DJ Spliff Never Enuff Vinyl

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    Go on Chemical and learn the bpms of the tunes your playing. Takes a little bit of guess work out of it.
     
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    Catsel Well-Known Dismember

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    muzzadj POW!

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    Depends what i'm mixing.. if its jump up i double drop pretty much everything! If i'm on a lighter tip i will just roll with what feels most right