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Getting into mixing/DJ'ing

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posted on Jun, 7 2010 @ 12:28 PM
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Hey everyone I'm just starting to get into the dance/jam scene. I'm really inspired by Pretty Lights, Lotus, Bassnectar

I'm getting a mac, but I need help deciding what controller to get.

I'm looking at the:

monome.org...
www.ableton.com...
www.akaipro.com...

I have access to a MIDI synth as well.

Any suggestions?

Also where is a good place to start to learn how to mix in tracks with your own beats?




posted on Jun, 7 2010 @ 09:45 PM
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Ableton Live (or Suite if you want the full-on version) is a good program for that sort of thing. It's can be used like a virtual turntables and mixer setup. You can load two or more audio clips and crossfade between/among them.

Live or Suite plus the Launchpad should get you started.

If you're gonna be doing the real thing, you're gonna need a couple of Technics 1200's and a decent DJ mixer.



TheAssoc.

ETA:


Originally posted by kyle43
Also where is a good place to start to learn how to mix in tracks with your own beats?


Live comes with a built-in (basic, but very helpful) tutorial.

If you're going to be getting into the advanced side of remixing, there's a ton of stuff available online that covers all the details.

[edit on 7-6-2010 by TheAssociate]



posted on Jun, 8 2010 @ 03:30 PM
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I must be getting old... in my day all you needed was two SL1200's and a mixer with a good crossfader.

I was a DJ for almost 20 years


Good luck with it though...

my only advice is this... Don’t compromise yourself... play what you love and make each session a journey with ups and downs.

Peace!



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