Volume meters / yr own two ears (though they're pretty unreliable after awhile). Yr mixer doesn't have led volume meters?
― Clay, Friday, 20 April 2012 07:01 (1 year ago) Permalink
I use a PC and there's no volume meter on the software I use. I'm saving to buy a controller though. Want to get proper.
― dan138zig (Durrr Durrr Durrrrrr), Friday, 20 April 2012 07:10 (1 year ago) Permalink
not saying that mixing with a controller is "proper" but it's a first step
― dan138zig (Durrr Durrr Durrrrrr), Friday, 20 April 2012 07:11 (1 year ago) Permalink
no volume meter on the software I use
that seems like some basic level of functionality shit
― hologram ned raggett (The Reverend), Friday, 20 April 2012 07:20 (1 year ago) Permalink
I'm about to buy a controller, primarily so I can easily record mixes at home...maybe I'll take it to gigs w/ my laptop but I'm still wary of bringing a laptop because I don't want to lose my cred.
Actually because it's expensive and I can't imagine it not getting destroyed.
I'm looking at the Novation Twitch, I played with it at Guitar Center and am not sure I can get used to using the touch strip in place of the platters. I don't scratch or anything, I'm just so accustomed to setting my cue poing and adjusting pitch that way.
If I decide I need platters there's the Traktor Kontrol S2, but I think I'm leaning towards Serato/Itch over Traktor.
There's also the Vestax VCI-300 mk II and VCI-100 mk II. Used, the price isn't so bad. Twitch I've seen loval for as low as 340.
Or I may hold out for the VCI-380 which is $$$ and not out yet, but is basically a VCI-300 with a Twitch attached to it PLUS it's a real mixer so I can connect my 1200s to it.
― dan selzer, Friday, 20 April 2012 07:27 (1 year ago) Permalink
but it will indeed make you lose your cred.
― dan138zig (Durrr Durrr Durrrrrr), Friday, 20 April 2012 07:50 (1 year ago) Permalink
I have a $125 bcd3000 that I've been using to play gigs for ~4 years. Nothing fancy but it gets the job done.
― Clay, Friday, 20 April 2012 07:55 (1 year ago) Permalink
I have zero cred tho
― Clay, Friday, 20 April 2012 07:57 (1 year ago) Permalink
want a traktor kontrol s1 so bad
― the late great, Friday, 20 April 2012 14:04 (1 year ago) Permalink
pocz ft dj yirvin - verde vintage siyoung - ykk bass tandem feat lhasslo - frozen ocean planas feat ed thomas - breathtaking (dbridge steppers soul mix) krueger - this is sick jubilee - overtown wool + vortex - erotic dancer (b-ju remix) ena - use your imagination (elemental remix) dj haus - needin' u (capracara remix) regality ft corrine - celebrate spoonface ft heba - flashback zero g - what must i do bunny on acid - blown away royal sapien - war somepoe - if u got cone - krooked zions (yellowtail remix) sometimessean - batty boy anna love - skip a beat (ldfd mix) dam mantle - her woes 3 play - rio
― fauxmarc, Friday, 20 April 2012 18:53 (1 year ago) Permalink
also, no reason to muck about with audacity anymore: http://reaper.fm/
(only availble for win + osx tho)
― fauxmarc, Friday, 20 April 2012 18:55 (1 year ago) Permalink
lolling at the video game analogies because my friend Brian and I have had the exact same discussion
"making a mix is like getting past this one super hard board of Mario ... if you mess up and go back and fix the transition later that's where you saved your game"
― dmr, Friday, 20 April 2012 19:00 (1 year ago) Permalink
Mixes from us are a bit like buses. You wait months with nothing, then two come along at once!
So here to celebrate the start of Spring, a mix of both new and classic bass, house, techno, garage and electro tunes as heard at our recent gig at Joshua Brooks, Manchester.
Check out our other recent mix for Immersed Audio: http://www.immersedaudio.com/2012/03/ia-mix-sereis-026-kjs.html
Soundcloud: http://soundcloud.com/wearekjsFacebook: http://www.facebook.com/wearekjsTwitter: http://twitter.com/wearekjsWebsite: http://knobjockeys.org/
1. Baxter Beez - Bring That Shit Back (Flore Remix) - Chateau Bruyant2. Marco Del Horno v DJ Swerve - Just Rewind (Woz Remix) - Black Butter Records3. Dave Spoon - Lummox (Plump DJs Remix) - Televizion Records4. Savage Skulls - Lorimer - Enchufada5. Crookers - Dushi - Southern Fried Records6. Mz Bratt - Selecta (2 Bit Thugs ReRub) - 2 Bit Thugs7. MJ Cole ft Serocee - AO (Zed Bias Wind-Up Mix) - Prolific Recordings8. Kry Wolf - Begging You - Sounds Of Sumo9. The Living Graham Bond - Premier - partylikeusrecords10. Jack Beats - Deeper - Jack Beats11. Double 99 - Rip Groove (Run Riot Remix) - RuN RiOT12. Djedjotronic - Walk With Me - BNR TRAX13. Basement Jaxx - Wheres Your Head At - XL14. 2 Bit Thugs - Hacienda - Corrupt Records15. Technotronic ft Felly - Pump Up The Jam (accapella) - BCM Records16. Autokratz - Splinters - Bad Life Records17. Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs ft Riko - Blood Pressure - Greco-Roman18. The Loops of Fury - I Need - U&A Recordings / Finetunes19. Josh Wink - Higher State of Consciousness (Original Tweekin' Acid Funk Mix) - Manifesto20. Baobinga and Randomer - Crom2 - Build Recordings21. SL2 - On a Ragga Tip - XL22. Rusko - Somebody to Love (Skreamix) - Mad Decent23. Freestylers and Wizard - Killasound - Freestyler Reco
― KJs, Saturday, 21 April 2012 16:43 (1 year ago) Permalink
Yes, we've all been waiting for mixes from someone who's clearly posting here for the first time in order to just spam message boards.
― EDB, Saturday, 21 April 2012 17:51 (1 year ago) Permalink
As far as mixes you don't want go, I've spent the last week piecing this together in an attempt (whether successful or not I do not know) to make a really tight, many-tracked mix of generally decent tracks.
bicep - lover john talabot feat. ekhi - journeys alex smoke - passing through dinky - anemik dj sprinkles - the occasional feel good rndm - no beginning zero 7 - today (pepe bradock WTF hppnd mix) massimiliano pagliara - feel so real tobias. - skippy kemeticjust - for your love (pepe bradock's tendre pieprade) blondes - water (bicep remix) fridge - anglepoised burial - loner josh one - contemplation (king britt funke mix) stephen hitchell - for convextion plaid - blah xhin - foxes and wolves sticky feat. kele le roc - things we do porter ricks - nautical dub autechre - eutow boddika - acid jackson outkast feat. big rube & sleepy brown - stankonia (stanklove) isan - scraph
― EDB, Saturday, 21 April 2012 20:51 (1 year ago) Permalink
that looks r dope
― Lamp, Saturday, 21 April 2012 20:55 (1 year ago) Permalink
love that blondes track esp
cosign on reaper, it IS the program you always thought should exist
― TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Sunday, 22 April 2012 15:46 (1 year ago) Permalink
fauxmarc do you actually put together mixes with it? i use it for chopping and editing speech and putting together radio packages, which it really excels at. i see it as like an audacity that actually works, a replacement for Deck II (oldies will get the reference) or similar.
― TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Sunday, 22 April 2012 15:48 (1 year ago) Permalink
I can't remember if I've posted this before, but I really like this mix. It's all vinyl, one take, recorded directly to minidisc. (minidisc!) It was one of those mixes that I made and forgot about, and surprisingly when I rediscovered it I found it was really good. Here it is, the long lost Tracer Hand mix which I'm calling Human Made.
― TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Sunday, 22 April 2012 16:02 (1 year ago) Permalink
Wanna talk oldies? When Deck was introduced, I recognized the original version as an update on the mid-priced MIDI sequencer I used to run on my Mac Plus...Dr. T's Beyond.
― dan selzer, Sunday, 22 April 2012 16:19 (1 year ago) Permalink
SR x Hivemind.fm – Xpldr Session 22.04.2012
DJ Sotofett – Stå Opp Med Sola (Chiang Mai Versjon) [Wania]Madteo – Scream Seq.2 [Hinge Finger]Hype Williams – Break4love [Hippos In Tanks]Fhloston Paradigm – The Chase [Hyperdub]MM / KM – MM KM End To Funk [The Trilogy Tapes]Omar-S – The White Castle Song [FXHE]MM/KM – Birds Flying In The Sun Like You Know How [The Trilogy Tapes]FaltyDL – Mean Streets pt.2 [Swamp 81]Samoyed – Cherry Ripe [Glum]Panther Modern – Howl [Immerse]October – String Theory [Simple]Sanys – Daily Situation [Downfall Theory]Steevio – Tywynnu Pt.1 [Mindtours]Aroy Dee – Mr. Floyd [M>O>S Deep]Funkineven – Beat Crash [Apron]Round One – I’m Your Brother (Chicago’s Twisted Mix) [Main Street]Elgato – Zones [Hessle Audio]Levon Vincent – Late Night Jam [Ostgut Ton]Jus-Ed – The Wind Up [Underground Quality]Alex Coulton – Brooklyn [Idle Hands]Conforce – 24 (Gesloten Cirkel Remix) [Clone Basement Series]Presk – Kook [Fourth Wave]Gerry Read – Yeh Come Dance [Delsin]Kowton – Jam01 [Livity Sound]Lowtec – A1 [Workshop 01]Jus-Ed – Some More Shit Dub Pt.2 [Underground Quality]Kowton – More Games [Livity Sound]Alex Coulton – Candy Flip [Idle Hands]Altered Natives – No Mortgage [Bosconi]Beneath – Trouble [No Symbols]Special Request – Lolita (Warehouse Dub) [Special Request]DJ Assassin – A Face In The Crown (Intellidread Mix) [Cross Section]Presk – Hesitate [Fourth Wave]Elgato – Luv Zombie [Hessle Audio]
― jimitheexploder, Monday, 23 April 2012 10:55 (1 year ago) Permalink
Really nice looking mix, EDB.
Tracer, for those of us slightly overwhelmed by how many options/etc Reaper presents, any guides/etc to lead us through the zone?
― etc, Monday, 23 April 2012 11:18 (1 year ago) Permalink
tracklist looks sick, jimi. gonna listen to it now
― dan138zig (Durrr Durrr Durrrrrr), Monday, 23 April 2012 11:58 (1 year ago) Permalink
@etc - there's a PDF user guide on the Reaper site which gets you up to speed. If you've ever used Audacity, Protools, etc you'll find it familiar. If not that's almost helpful because you won't have to relearn your own hardcoded muscle-memory keyboard shortcuts, etc.
― TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Monday, 23 April 2012 12:23 (1 year ago) Permalink
yeah i put together mixes with it if i'm feeling pressed for time on other projects (which is all the time lately of course) - it's great for chopping and editing but with a simple holding of the alt-button (in windows) the same tool is a great time stretcher you can use for arbitrary stretching or to snap to whichever interval of a bar.
i haven't really used any guides and don't know anything about music but i just play around and always end up learning a bit more about it as i go along. love that visually on the track you can also see/modify whichever fx parameter or panning/volume envelope, as well as assign them to an arbitrary midi controls, record the controlling in real-time, etc.
it's really good about multi-channel handling/mapping as well, like i can have 16 channels from maschine be a different sound/instrument/sample each mapped and recorded to it's own track in reaper
― fauxmarc, Monday, 23 April 2012 15:05 (1 year ago) Permalink
It's not mixed, and it's all very obvious, but I put this together for blog. Music to drift off to innit:
Pastels/Tenniscoats - Vivid YouthMartin Denny - ExoticaJan Jelinek - VibraphonspulenDucktails - FriendsDolphins into the Future - On the High SeasActress - Supreme CunnilingusTriola - AG PenthouseFennesz - CaeciliaWilliam Basinski - MelancholiaChris Watson - Chiuaua
― Blue Collar Retail Assistant (Dwight Yorke), Monday, 23 April 2012 18:04 (1 year ago) Permalink
arthur russell this is how we walk on the moonsavage a love againplastic sleeves down lowdrexciya wavejumperthe stickmen strictly rhythmresistance-djeff mills the good robottransfix remarque recordsultradyne war drumbeverly hills 808303brown acid WR09acid 101 fast cashdj flint dance maniadj fatten dance maniar.t. & the rockmen unlimited i want to go to chicagoteengirl fantasy john talabot mixpet shop boys domino dancing remixsimoncino oceanjack frost te adore acidoacid wave ( i think its black merlin )cybersyn poste de crystalunreleased from voiskiunreleased from voiskiunreleased willie burnswoz upcoming on WT
― speculator (speculaotr), Monday, 23 April 2012 23:46 (1 year ago) Permalink
― the late great, Tuesday, 24 April 2012 00:01 (1 year ago) Permalink
speculator yer last mix was great, happy 4 this
― puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Tuesday, 24 April 2012 00:03 (1 year ago) Permalink
I'm on the radio right now at http://bboxradio.com/
pre-recorded, it will be archived later. it's really sloppy but there's some good music.
― dan selzer, Thursday, 26 April 2012 17:21 (1 year ago) Permalink
really sloppy but there's some good music
name of my new DJ night.
ha ha no that's the name of my dj night
dan you are not sloppy!
― geeta, Thursday, 26 April 2012 17:41 (1 year ago) Permalink
an old friend from highschool had a show on bbox but their last one was this/last week i think
did you really ride around in the container-thingy
― fauxmarc, Thursday, 26 April 2012 20:38 (1 year ago) Permalink
we did it tuesday at my friend's apt.
― dan selzer, Thursday, 26 April 2012 20:59 (1 year ago) Permalink
tolouse low traxharmonious theloniousafrican bros. (int.) banddr. hook and the medicine show penicillin pennyrevolution compared to what go to workherbie hancock tell everybodymaxine singleton dont you love it instrraw elements lost in timeten city suspiciousjay williams dance trackalex party ummosacar g. of murkbluejean's regime untrue affectionlive IV life do you know?unique 3 weight for the bassundercover elephant psycho sounds remixcoil panicpailhead i will refuseglass candy metal godstoto dune soundtrack 3 songsbookworms side B LIESsendex bunkerbookworms side A LIESpaul rutherford happy facesax fet elan funny bone popimk feat alana love changesclub vibes kick it strictly rhythmcashflow its the game eecheeban
― speculator (speculaotr), Monday, 30 April 2012 19:25 (1 year ago) Permalink
http://soundcloud.com/limabear/everyday Alone (paradise)- don Carlos)Back - FCLSun Goddess- Mr BeatnickHumbling Love - MoominOnion Smell- Christopher Raunever knew love - James DuncanTransfiguration - ArtuuCherry ripe- SamoyedTake it to the house (dub2) -JineLike some Dream - Daniel Wangchampagne dancer - ShatraxShady Nook - Zoolooka choice _ Ron n Trentpersciption of love - Marcelo Napolitanojvm - VakulaCome This Far - Fred PMy Angels - Dj Deep
― dsb, Wednesday, 2 May 2012 03:00 (1 year ago) Permalink
and all new tracks to me also (other than the schatrax and don carlos)
― coal, Wednesday, 2 May 2012 07:57 (1 year ago) Permalink
"ron n trent"
― TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 2 May 2012 16:26 (1 year ago) Permalink
i Know.. oops , Chez and Trent obviously. also right before that is The Fourth Dimension - John Heckle
― dsb, Wednesday, 2 May 2012 16:46 (1 year ago) Permalink
Just bought a controller. Any concerns about controller and software making mixes too slick is easy to take care of. Just don't use auto sync. There you go, sloppy and "live" as before! (haven't quite gotten the handle on how this thing uses beat grids and syncs correctly.
― dan selzer, Wednesday, 2 May 2012 16:47 (1 year ago) Permalink
What did you get Dan? And what software does it hook up to?
― TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 2 May 2012 19:54 (1 year ago) Permalink
dsb thanks for putting it up in AIFF!
― TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 2 May 2012 19:55 (1 year ago) Permalink
I got a Novation Twitch, which is an Itch controller.
Pros:CheapSmallLightMany pads for cues and "slice" effect I will use twice
Cons:People say the output volume is too low, which is only a problem if you're at a shitty club where everything is totally maxed out and you go on after someone with a hotter level CDJNo platters
Basically, I wanted something for home use and occasional mobile type thing. I probably won't use this in clubs/bars. Maybe sometimes.
I never really used the platters for scratching, just more intuitive scratch cue-ing, and this thing with the touch strip basically accomplishes the same thing. And I think one of the reasons it's so relatively cheap is because there's no platter, which, to do well, probably costs a bit. And when done poorly, you may as well not even have them.
If I get really into using controllers, I'll probably replace this with the Vestax VCI-380 that comes out in a few weeks, which is basically this, PLUS two good platters, PLUS the ability to act as an independent mixer. So that's like 1000 dollars, whereas I got this for $350 from some guy on craigslist who had it for 2 weeks.
So I can see selling this and my Rane mixer and getting the Vestax eventually, but for now, this is great. Great for sitting at my computer and recording mixes. And I'm djing a friend's bday party in a few weeks so not having to lug turntables and many crates of records, especially when you don't know what people are going to want to hear, this set-up should be cool.
― dan selzer, Wednesday, 2 May 2012 20:59 (1 year ago) Permalink
Sorry, figured soundcloud would compress it, re-uploading if you still want to dl.
― dsb, Wednesday, 2 May 2012 21:07 (1 year ago) Permalink
dude i was serious!! i like the full-fat versions always
― TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 3 May 2012 07:54 (1 year ago) Permalink
when a dj cuts out the bass, what effect do they generally use? or do they just kill the low EQ (or whatever you call the knob with the word "low")?
― dan138zig (Durrr Durrr Durrrrrr), Saturday, 5 May 2012 14:05 (1 year ago) Permalink
They usually just kill the low EQ. There's more possibilites. Sometimes it's using a high pass filter. Some mixers have "kill" switches on each band of EQ. The latest/greatest pioneer has a switch so you can define if the EQ's lower the level of that band or cut it out altogether. And old-school house style and big systems often have a separate "isolater" with is like a master EQ for the crossover that can be used.
But usually they just kill the low EQ.
― dan selzer, Saturday, 5 May 2012 17:19 (1 year ago) Permalink
I tried killing the low eq on my software and it sounds like crap. Using filter sounds so much better. Must be the software, yes?
― dan138zig (Durrr Durrr Durrrrrr), Saturday, 5 May 2012 23:35 (1 year ago) Permalink
could be a virus
― the late great, Sunday, 6 May 2012 00:04 (1 year ago) Permalink