Forum: Music discussion
DJ MIXING :...
Topic: DJ MIXING : basic - advanced - pro - Page: 2
Posted Wed 19 Jan 05 @ 7:34 pm
I have been mixing now for years and must say that I was truly impressed with the way you spelled out the basics of DJing. It's like putting on a shoe...It's easy enough...But just try and explain in print how to do it. Makes ya think don't it?
Great Job. I think that I learned a thing or two.
Posted Wed 16 Feb 05 @ 3:46 am
exactly ;) its not easy to EXPLAIN in print... as it has a lot to to with your sense for rythm, keys etc.. and thats a SKILL and not easy to explain in theory
I'm thinking of making a guide to HARMONIC mixing (even higher level of djing), but when it comes to put it down in print, its a problem with how theorietical it should be.. as its "listen to key by ear" (a skill) and not about knowing that a "Gminor" works well with a "D" etc.. lol ... thats far to theoretical
Posted Fri 18 Feb 05 @ 4:21 pm
Ya killing me...
Posted Fri 18 Feb 05 @ 6:52 pm
This program will give you bpms,keys,and keycodes for all your songs!
We spoke of this in the past and it was shunned by all but a few.I hope this time we will succeed in peaking the interest of the dj who wants to get better
Posted Wed 23 Feb 05 @ 9:33 am
Posted Sat 26 Feb 05 @ 2:46 am
Posted Thu 31 Mar 05 @ 11:10 am
Posted Mon 04 Apr 05 @ 8:54 pm
When you guys mix is it always a harmonic mix? I mean since VDJ doesn't have the capabilities of finding the right keys. Does it really make that much of a difference with lets say Hip Hop? Have you guys ever harmonic mixed on VDJ radio before. I know that Andre mixes on Tuesdays...I guess I have to listen for that. I have listened to you in the past and it sounds good but I don't recall harmonics. Andre let me know if you will be Harmonic mixing tomorrow and I will be listening for it.
Posted Mon 04 Apr 05 @ 10:19 pm
I dont always mix harmonically... but I do tricks to make it sound less sour, when not mixing harmonically...
Harmonic mixing applys to beatmixing to songs on top of eachother, so depending on how you mix hiphop, this could be important, or not
For instance, a vocal song on top of a bassline from another song, would sound sour, if it was not by harmonic mixing
But PLEASE PLEASE remember that many do this by EAR, not knowing the THEORY behind it, just becaus they/you have a good "ear" for music, and can tell what sounds good, and less good, when mixing ;)
read more here :
(good stuff about harmonics)
Posted Tue 05 Apr 05 @ 4:04 am
On a seperate thought I Feel it when I mix its more then just hearing it. Curious do you use beatlock often? I have found it can reak havoc on my samples if I am not careful. On the plus side I have come up with some new sample that way.
Posted Tue 26 Apr 05 @ 7:53 am
I like to be flexible and smooth.. and find beatlock to be kinda in the way..
I use pitch, nudge... sometimes sync
And you are right... harmonic smooth mixes are mostly about a good ear for music, a good sense for music... and not science so to speak :)
Posted Tue 26 Apr 05 @ 6:29 pm
Just my 2 cents...
Posted Tue 26 Apr 05 @ 6:51 pm
its all about IT ....!
being a dj is not about being all technical, its about being "musical", having a sense of music and rythm.. be able to hear what fits well with other songs etc
My whole thread here is a bit theoretical... for newbies to PRACTICE being more "musical"
its all about having THE FEEL, ... IT....
My thread is about trying to listen and get that feel...
Some will, some will not...
As he said.... not everybody can be skilled a painter ;)
Posted Tue 26 Apr 05 @ 8:44 pm
So with that I thank you DJ-In-Norway. As I have said a earlier in this post, I learned a thing or two.
Posted Wed 27 Apr 05 @ 1:20 am
Posted Tue 17 May 05 @ 9:38 pm
where write ?
download of samples from website is only for full users.
I think in demo you are able to record your own samples too.
and it looks like "put ur hands up in da air" is already bundled ;-) so press the corresponding play button
and voila it plays ... you dont need to write anythink to anyone
Posted Wed 25 May 05 @ 12:15 pm
this has to be the most useful post for djs on the internet...
i thank you from the bottom of my heart.. this has been really educational
Posted Sat 11 Jun 05 @ 10:43 am
Posted Sat 11 Jun 05 @ 2:18 pm
I was mixin on TTs Goa Trance and Techno, now i moved onto Drum'n'Bass and BreakBeat, which I think is the hardest out there for modern electronics DJs.
I have a question of a tehnical genre tho.
I have 2x SB Live 5.1
How do i set my primary sound card to play my Headphones only(mixing) and secondary to shoutcast to Radio or Speakers(live act), seperately. tnx.
Posted Sun 03 Jul 05 @ 6:21 am