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Yoricko
PostPosted: 15 December 2009 - 05:21:03 (264)  Reply with quote
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I got myself a Stealth Control and Audio 2 a few days back, I don't usually hear mixes and listen to singles most of the time (I only listen to Solaris International sometimes). I've just downloaded a crappaload of mix podcasts by the likes of Tritonal, Masashi Osaku, Sean Tyas and so on.

I've been watching DJ Tutor's vids for 2-3 years on and off, reading music theory stuff, and messing around with VirtualDJ/Traktor and a mouse. Just didn't have the time or money to invest in an audio soundcard + midi controller or dual cd players.

So, to start out, should I listen to tons of DJ mixes and and try to hear what they are trying to do or should I just wang some tunes on traktor and see if they mix?
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OxygenEssential
PostPosted: 15 December 2009 - 05:48:07 (283)  Reply with quote
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Yoricko wrote:
or should I just wang some tunes on traktor and see if they mix?


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Though it's a good thing to check out other DJ's mixes to see how they do build-ups and such. happy
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Halcyon_Rave
PostPosted: 15 December 2009 - 07:54:53 (371)  Reply with quote
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Yoricko wrote:
or should I just wang?


lol
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Halcyon_Rave Slowly creeping back into electronic music... with minimal!
trancefuric
PostPosted: 15 December 2009 - 08:39:35 (402)  Reply with quote
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I use the Stealth control and a Numark DJ I/O for my soundcard running with Traktor Pro. I have a bi-weekly Trance mix show on Sense.fm. You can check out some of my episodes here:

http://www.soundcloud.com/jmichaelkober
http://www.myspace.com/jmichaelkober (It's in my blogs)
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Yoricko
PostPosted: 16 December 2009 - 00:09:39 (048)  Reply with quote
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Halcyon_Rave wrote:
Yoricko wrote:
or should I just wang?


lol


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Yoricko
PostPosted: 16 December 2009 - 12:55:14 (580)  Reply with quote
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A question for vinyl/cd spinners, how do you beat match? I'm not sure if Im doing it right ...

With my screen turned off, I use the trial & error way where if move/turn the pitch/jog wheel to one direction and see if I can hear the beats thickening (slightly off)/perfect beats/off bears (sometimes D: ) and adjust accordingly ...

So do you just do the same (as I did) or do you specifically hear the beats and know which one to adjust?

Right now it takes me about 1-2 minutes to beat match with the jog wheel + pitch control and about 3-4 minutes with the pitch control only and 1 second with easy mode sync.
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DKG
PostPosted: 17 December 2009 - 09:03:16 (418)  Reply with quote
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Dont touch the record while youre trying to beatmatch. only use the pitch control.


you want to make big movements with the pitch fader to begin with and as you beat match, the movements become smaller and smaller til you finally find that sweet spot where there is a minimal difference in the bpm's of the two songs. it takes a lot of practice to actually get a song at the exact bpm as the other song.


but that will come in time.
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