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  • #1233127
    AGENT 15
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    hmmmm do you live under a bridge?

    #1233152
    cozmic
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    music and technology is proggressing and improving all the time imo. cdj’s and laptop stuff is just another step forward. instead of simply mixing two tracks together you can get alot more creative which i think is a good thing!

    #1233137
    joshd96320
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    @AGENT 15 418327 wrote:

    hmmmm do you live under a bridge?

    no. ๐Ÿ˜›

    #1233146
    Minghead
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    hate to get back to the point!

    where are these mixes then?

    #1233065
    Clang
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    @JamZandwich 418111 wrote:

    yea I’ve tried that it sais

    “Sorry, this track is too hot for us!
    Oh, damn! We couldn’t create the waveform for your track. We’re checking it right now and will try to fix it asap!”

    Bollocks”! ๐Ÿ™

    Yeah, it can be a bit tempermental sometimes. Just try again (and I usually stop doing everything else on my computer while I upload, its a bit of a pain, but its worth it I reckon).

    Patience is a virtue ๐Ÿ˜‰

    #1233066
    Clang
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    I am a total vinyl purist although I do have a CD deck, its cheap and never gets used.

    I quite like the idea of Serato ro similar, but you just can’t beat a slab of vinyl on a 1210 with some decent styli for sound quality. No matter how hard you try, vinyl is a wave, digital is a pulse… you do the math!

    Having said that, I have always maintained that ‘its all about the selecta’.

    I have heard some awesome sets played by people who just can’t mix and I have seen dancefloors cleared by DJs with mad skills on the wheel of steel. If you can’t get a dancefloor rammed then you ain’t doing your job right, simple as.

    I also dispair at the simple fact that to be a successful paid DJ you have to have better self-promotion skills than DJ skills, but the same applies in most creative professions (and to a certain extent, most professions).

    I can safely say that I have never made it as a DJ (despite having the maddest, most awsome spinning skills and record collection around!!!!) because I just can’t be arsed to be a self-promoter and I don’t fancy life on the road. I love DJing and I do it all the time… in the comfort of my spare room to an audience of one! Every now and again I get to play to an audience of my friends, and if they enjoy the tunes then I have done a good job and I finish with a smile on my face =D

    In all honesty, I only want to keep DJing as a hobby not a career because I really don’t want to stop enjoying it. It is my one true love and will be till the day I die. If I got paid for my hobby I reckon I’d end up getting sick of it (like every other job I have had so far).

    #1233078
    DaftFader
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    Yeah the last set at the last bangface I went to last year sometime was done by a DJ who cannot for the life of him beat match. Every tune was a stonka tho and the room was rammo and every one was havin it!

    #1233074
    Tocooltom
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    @DaftFader 418468 wrote:

    Yeah the last set at the last bangface I went to last year sometime was done by a DJ who cannot for the life of him beat match. Every tune was a stonka tho and the room was rammo and every one was havin it!

    Its such a let down wen that happens coz you know if the DJ was any good it wud hav been 10 times better!

    #1233067
    Clang
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    @Tocooltom 418508 wrote:

    Its such a let down wen that happens coz you know if the DJ was any good it wud hav been 10 times better!

    Youknowdat! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    #1233128
    AGENT 15
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    @Minghead 418453 wrote:

    hate to get back to the point!

    where are these mixes then?

    The mixes are a lie ๐Ÿ˜‰

    I think we should all put some of our own mixes up see if we can encourage him that way?

    #1233147
    Minghead
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    @AGENT 15 419302 wrote:

    The mixes are a lie ๐Ÿ˜‰

    I think we should all put some of our own mixes up see if we can encourage him that way?

    yeah do it!

    and whilst your at it keep chking our new record label updates!

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    #1233079
    DaftFader
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    @AGENT 15 419302 wrote:

    The mixes are a lie ๐Ÿ˜‰

    I think we should all put some of our own mixes up see if we can encourage him that way?

    Love to hear a mix of your’s man … can’t belive I havn’t heard one yet tbh. raaa

    #1233129
    AGENT 15
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    @DaftFader 419368 wrote:

    Love to hear a mix of your’s man … can’t belive I havn’t heard one yet tbh. raaa

    I know !

    I shall have to have a dig around , see what i can find they will all be on random cds some where ( fully preparing himself for the cringfest of my first mix cds):laugh_at:

    Have you got you decks still set up?

    oh dear….. to funneh , this brings back some memories

    mainly ketamized ones of me trying to climb in to my own shoe, but still .

    Well if you want an example of how not to do a mix cd this was it ,missed cue points, clattard mixes, cack handed eqing , fuck knows where the progession was , dubious choice of tunes and im only half was through, it may get better , im not holding my breath.

    May be i should let you lot be the jugde of it:laugh_at:

    Still ,it made me feel warm and fuzzy!

    #1233138
    BitsNpeazes
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    here’s a hard dance / techno mix of mine. i definantly don’t get it right all the time and the beatmatching is off in places but i’m practising atm. please remember to comment and pass on any opinions / advise. enjoy!

    Mix 1 by bitsnpeazes on SoundCloud – Create, record and share your sounds for free

    ๐Ÿ˜‰

    #1233080
    DaftFader
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    @AGENT 15 419446 wrote:

    I know !

    I shall have to have a dig around , see what i can find they will all be on random cds some where ( fully preparing himself for the cringfest of my first mix cds):laugh_at:

    Have you got you decks still set up?

    oh dear….. to funneh , this brings back some memories

    mainly ketamized ones of me trying to climb in to my own shoe, but still .

    Well if you want an example of how not to do a mix cd this was it ,missed cue points, clattard mixes, cack handed eqing , fuck knows where the progession was , dubious choice of tunes and im only half was through, it may get better , im not holding my breath.

    May be i should let you lot be the jugde of it:laugh_at:

    Still ,it made me feel warm and fuzzy!

    I think something went wrong with the upload – it was less then 1MB and only 11 secs long. ๐Ÿ˜ฅ

    lol @ the shoe immage. :love:

    #1233130
    AGENT 15
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    Here it is in all it glory http://soundcloud.com/hcn/cookhouse-carnage-or-how-not.

    Remember first ever mix cd from 8+years ago

    #1233081
    DaftFader
    Participant

    It’s not actualy as bad as you made it out to be .. alltho some of the tracks were totaly diferant volumes .. other then that it sounded decent. raaa

    #1233082
    DaftFader
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    @AGENT 15 419764 wrote:

    Here it is in all it glory Cookhouse CaRnAgE (Or how not to record a mix CD) by HCN on SoundCloud – Create, record and share your sounds for free.

    Remember first ever mix cd from 8+years ago

    [SC]cookhouse-carnage-or-how-not[/SC]

    #1233131
    AGENT 15
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    @DaftFader 419778 wrote:

    It’s not actualy as bad as you made it out to be .. alltho some of the tracks were totaly diferant volumes .. other then that it sounded decent. raaa

    Cheers buddy !

    #1233083
    DaftFader
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    @AGENT 15 419789 wrote:

    Cheers buddy !

    * Is waiting for an updated version now you have new CD decks. :crazy_dru

    #1233132
    AGENT 15
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    @DaftFader 419791 wrote:

    * Is waiting for an updated version now you have new CD decks. :crazy_dru

    MAN! How annoying The decks are fine but, now my mixer is dead!

    Searching freecycle for an allen and heath!:laugh_at:

    #1233084
    DaftFader
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    lol – vestax mixers are soo pony it’s untrue .. they just fall to pieces.

    I’ve got the same mixer you’ve got, the crossfader and 2 up channles went within about a month!

    #1233069
    spage
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    Mate, I’d love to DJ out at partise more but it seems these days unless you can bring a crowd of people with you it doesn’t matter how good a DJ you are! Also if you produce your own music that has been hitting the charts on sites such as Beatport or Juno or seelling as vinyl in the shops then you are “commodity” that can be marketed by the promoter and hopefully they cna use your name to bring in more punters.

    Me and some friends get together every now and then and do our OWN parties in bars around Shoreditch, London, sometimes we can have triple figures in attendance, other times maybe 30 people as we are relying on our friends and everyone is getting older and having mroe responsibilitie , know what I mean? Last year we only did 2 parties.

    Anyone got any good advice?

    Simon

    #1233070
    spage
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    @Tocooltom 418281 wrote:

    I second that!
    When using CDJs, ther is a certain lack of skill involved. Also you cant mix your tunes properly just by looking at the track, coz u cant see it, its on a cd. With vinyl you can see the pattern of the tune and mix your tunes together in so many ways.
    Not saying CDJs are easy to mix on, but the majority of people who use em dont mix properly. I was at a BIG event in a club this weekend with 6 sound systems and they were all using CDJs (and vinyl but not much at all), i think i heard about 2 tunes mixed together for the whole 9 hours. The rest were stopped and played pretty much every time, and 3 or 4 djs managed to push the wrong RPM button on their “PHAT” pioneer CDJs that they dont know how to use properly. Pisses me off when you see DJs playing shit at events where they get paid and you know you can mix better than that and you just hav to stand and listen to them.

    Anyways, a good way to get sets at parties is to do wot your doing now on this forum, and also get into music production, make your own tunes and spam record labels with “the freshest techno to see the light of day this year” or sumthing along those lines. You get the idea realy, play phat tunes, play them well, make sure people hear them, dont give up, and you will get to play out at events sooner or later.

    I’m sorry ToCoolTom but I honestly don’t mean to be rude but yo clearly do not know what you are talking about when it comes to CDJ’s. I am 31 and have been DJing since I was 13, I’ve gone from belt-drive Soundlabs, to direct drive soundlabs, to 1210’2 to CDJ 100’s and to CDJ 1000’s. It’s exactly the same mixing on CDJ’s as it is on vinyl. Plain and simple no arguments, no debate. the only thing that’s “easier” is you can set the queue point wherever you like, which means no more wearing out the first two beats on your vinyl from scratching it back and forth when queuing your track up for miixng. There are cosmetic differences such as not seeing the grooves of 12″ to spot the break downs etc, but on the 1000 you have a waveform disply, so that solves tha tissue. on the lesser models, you don’t get this you just get a clock counting in / or counting out, so you just need to know your tunes (as any good DJ should) and remember where your last breakdown etc is on the record befoer mixing in your next record for example.

    #1233071
    spage
    Participant

    Here my contribution guys, some tech-house mixes, two of them are bangers! The other one is deep for that Sunday afternoon feeling:

    SOCIALISE’s sounds on SoundCloud – Create, record and share your sounds for free

    Some more info to describe the SOUND:

    SOCIALISE characterise their sound as a dubby, low slung, stripped-down take on underground house coupled with an irresistible blend of hypnotic rhythms and a warm melodic vibe that also makes it interesting listening even for people who don’t want to dance

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