Tips..?

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  1. visionobscure

    visionobscure New Member

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    Just got some decks and learning to mix.. i have almost pulled all my hair out but i am still loving it.. are there any vital tips outs there to help me in my mixing..?
     
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    sdm This is Dog Fort

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    Just found this video tutorial on YouTube, I know it's not D&B but the fundamentals are the same.

    [youtube]Ff65ZTCCry8[/youtube]

    Good luck! :)
     
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    wicked i'll check it out and see if it helps..

    Nice one
     
  4. Indi

    Indi Tha Original ThreadKilla!

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    Practise, practise and more practise (y)
     
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    optic gotosleep

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    the only real teacher is the music......but you have to want it to teach you:mr_cool:
     
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    visionobscure New Member

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    true words people, true words.. feel the music be one with the music let the music take you to another level
     
  7. Dustek

    Dustek Finished the PhD

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    This is dnb and not goa.

    I suggest red bull & vodka until you're a little bit more sober than the punters and start to have fun.
     
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    visionobscure New Member

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    been on the redbull and v right now and loving it lol.. my punters a dog and a cat have legged it upstairs, but i'm having fun
     
  9. rawdj

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    eat lots of chicken, drink red stripe, always open doors for girls make sure you wash and have clean shoes....

    as for mixing tips just beatmatch, feel the vibe and practice many many hours .... if you play it will come brother ;)
     
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    Dustek Finished the PhD

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    I went to a friend's flat-warming party yesterday.

    Stone-cold sober surrounded by awful furniture and cheap freaks on speed, I couldn't beatmatch house...

    Then again a week ago I got smashed at a small club full with drunk 30 year olds and mixed dnb with breaks, house and old skool hiphop for five hours. The beatmatching may have been a bit wonky but the club had its best ($$$) night ever.
     
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    smaur bacon

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    Oh man I got my decks in October and I was thinking EXACTLY the same thing - the only way is to practise and practise. Also keep buying plenty of vinyl!

    Good luck :D - prepare to lose your life lol.
     
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    visionobscure New Member

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    My life was lost as soon as my decks come through my front door lol..
     
  13. Dj Jammin

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    now for some real advice :p, each song has a certain structure for examples 4 beats in a bar 8 bars in a something (not sure what they call it. this is just an example, not all songs follow this but alot do ) usually a song will change after these 8 bars for example it will drop in a breakdown or just drop into the main tune again. now i personally think that this change after 8 bars is the best place to bring in the second tune cos if the structure matches up you've got a fat double drop coming. and If the structure doesnt match well that doesnt matter you can fiddle with the pitch until the beats match and you can just fade it out. I love double dropping though hearing two songs building together and dropping at exactly the same time, when you pull one of them off it's an amazing feeling.
     
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    DJ COSHH Active Member

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    I think it's a called a phrase.
     
  15. Fes Rock

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

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    Its called a measure
     
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    I see o_O i didn't realise that, whats a phrase then? i know it has something to do with music
     
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    Fes Rock Nothing..........

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    Ive never heard that term? maybe its beyond measures(y)
     
  18. Indi

    Indi Tha Original ThreadKilla!

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    A measure is a number of bars, any number of bars.

    However, a phrase is a number of bars relating to a piece of music specifically, the music signals how many bars long a phrase is.
    For example, from the drop to the breakdown of a track is a phrase, and there are smaller phrases within that. Phrases don't always follow the usual pattern of 16, 32, 64, 128 bars. In D Kay - Black Magic, the first phrase after the bass kicks in is 48 bars long.
    Phrases are what are used when DJ's mix two records together. If a track has 48 bars for its intro before the drop, you don't cue it from the first beat of a 64 bar phrase on another record, as it will drop too early. You need to count 16 bars into the phrase before you cue the next record, so they will both drop at the same time. Sorry for my long winded explanation (y)
     
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    visionobscure New Member

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    so do you listen to your tracks on their own and workout where the phrases and where to cue in the next track..?
     
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    Dustek Finished the PhD

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    Listen to a track enough and you'll remember exactly where the phrases, drops, etc occur - instinctively, in exactly the same way that on the dance floor you know where the track is going to change. Even if you haven't heard a track before, then you have a good chance of guessing what will happen where.