― puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Monday, 14 May 2012 02:32 (1 year ago) Permalink
thanks for appreciating it, guys.
some earphones listening revealed a few annoying quirks, damn..
― dan138zig (Durrr Durrr Durrrrrr), Monday, 14 May 2012 04:26 (1 year ago) Permalink
beastie boys - mark on the busde la soul - transmitting live from marsactress - r.i.p.aardvarck - nostep (cosmin trg mix)mak & pasteman - lost (youandewan dub)zomby - rumours & revelationsdro carey - tarred adonisxxxy - I know this can't be lovekidnap kid - lazarus taxonbeastie boys - ask for janicejungle brothers - jimmy's bonus beatde la soul - bitties in the BK loungeramadanman - don't change for medom + roland - can't punish memutated forms - feels liketinashe - my highbeastie boys - the blue nuneric b & rakim - just a beatpixelord - iron and creamarkist - fill my coffeemileece - aubeash ra tempel - deux enfants sous la lunebeastie boys - to all the girls
― Dominique, Tuesday, 15 May 2012 14:18 (1 year ago) Permalink
ooh, will listen to that today
― 40oz of tears (Jordan), Tuesday, 15 May 2012 14:24 (1 year ago) Permalink
love this mix, esp those pixelord and arkist tracks.
― 40oz of tears (Jordan), Tuesday, 15 May 2012 17:12 (1 year ago) Permalink
― Dominique, Tuesday, 15 May 2012 17:18 (1 year ago) Permalink
― puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Tuesday, 15 May 2012 18:13 (1 year ago) Permalink
hey i forgot about this thread.
here's a long mix i did live on the radio, slightly edited for maximum me and minimum anything else.
sorry no setlist
― ♆ (gr8080), Tuesday, 15 May 2012 23:47 (1 year ago) Permalink
dan i love your dazzle ships mix! i'd forgotten all about "we came in peace"... that brought a whole flood of memories back
― TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 16 May 2012 00:20 (1 year ago) Permalink
Thanks. Jeremy played that, but I turned him onto it for what it's worth. My segment starts with Wall of Voodoo's Ring of Fire and ends with Marcel King's Reach for Love.
― dan selzer, Wednesday, 16 May 2012 00:23 (1 year ago) Permalink
― the late great, Wednesday, 16 May 2012 00:54 (1 year ago) Permalink
― dan selzer, Wednesday, 16 May 2012 02:36 (1 year ago) Permalink
sweet, that was their pinnacle by a million light years
think it was "they came in peace" though
― the late great, Wednesday, 16 May 2012 02:37 (1 year ago) Permalink
I think I like They Came in peace, Cantamilla and Mya Yadana equally. They were freely spread amongst many CD compilations of the time. Excursions in Ambience had Mya Yadana, , California Dreaming had Cantimilla and the first Headz had They Came in Peace.
― dan selzer, Wednesday, 16 May 2012 03:15 (1 year ago) Permalink
first heard "they came in peace" on this ain't trip hop? and later on headz, which took a little bit for me to get ahold of at the time. i kinda stumbled on to "royalties overdue" in san diego but never could find any other mo'wax stuff until i went to berkeley.
― the late great, Wednesday, 16 May 2012 03:37 (1 year ago) Permalink
I'm a super nostalgic person and it warms my heart to remember, vividly, the moments when "ambient techno" such as Excursions in Ambience, or a bit later Headz/Trip Hop were truly the most exciting and cutting edge things I knew of!
― dan selzer, Wednesday, 16 May 2012 03:53 (1 year ago) Permalink
still is some of the most truly exciting and cutting edge stuff imo
― the late great, Wednesday, 16 May 2012 04:20 (1 year ago) Permalink
I suppose I always say that everything has it's moment, and then get's crappy. Early IDM was the big thing for me then as well, but I have almost anything that came close to that tag after the first year or two's worth.
― dan selzer, Wednesday, 16 May 2012 04:35 (1 year ago) Permalink
Belated best of 2011 mix that I ended up chucking some older stuff on. First half instrumental and trippy, second half more songs. It came out alright but I fluffed the very first transition a bit.
Beyond ur Self
6th Borough Project/IznaeBenjamin Brunn/Acidic SunBicep/SilkProtect-U/World MusicOni Ayhun/OAR003-BDeepchord/Vantage IsleLegowelt/Beyond ur SelfTodd Terje/RagyshKiNK & Neville Watson/A Saturday in NovemberMotor City Drum Ensemble/L.O.V.E.Neal Howard/The Gathering (Joey Negro edit)Miracles Club/A New LoveFred Palakon/I'm Not HereBurnt Island Casuals/Truth and TemptationBurial, Four Tet & Thom Yorke/Ego
As people are talking about how they do mixes, I use Ableton Live , with a third audio channel for a (cheap KAM) turntable, although I just digitise vinyl first if the track is hard to mix! I have it set on repitch, and the launch quantise set to none, and I try to only have a few warp markers at the mixing in and out points, so hopefully things sound OK (the occasional shitty mp3 nothwithstanding). I only have the intro version, which means you don't get the "complex" warp function, without which it basically sounds horrible unless you do it that way.
― Citizen Smith (Jamie T Smith), Tuesday, 22 May 2012 14:39 (11 months ago) Permalink
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, May 2, 2012 4:00 AM (3 weeks ago) Bookmark
hey dsb i'm really digging this^^ mix you did
― jabba hands, Wednesday, 23 May 2012 19:02 (11 months ago) Permalink
Thanks! glad to hear it.
― dsb, Wednesday, 23 May 2012 19:32 (11 months ago) Permalink
No real theme to this mix, I bought a bunch of CDs and wanted to make a mix. I pulled a few other discs out of mothballs to round things out. It's mostly noisy industrial techno and ambient.
The production of coherent mixes was restricted by the large physical size of the components
Adrian Klumpes - Unrest (Leaf) Golden Palominos - No Skin (Aural Circumcision) (Remix by Terre Thaemlitz)(Restless Records) Micro:mega - Nail (Alice In Wonder) Petar Dundov - Sculpture 2 (Tomorrow) Jochem Paap - Mrg-Rvx (Ambient World) Daniel Menche - Guts Two (Editions Mego) Iksenit - Wrong Number (Sublime Porte Netlabel) Pulshar - Nospheratu (Echospace Reduction) (Phonobox) Micro:mega - Ear (Alice In Wonder) Len Faki - Kraft und Licht (Ostgut Ton) Jo Squillo Electrix - Avventurieri (Remix Dance Version) (taken from Ata Live at Robert Johnson Volume 7) Orbital - Stringy Acid (ACP Recordings) Ugandan Methods - Beneath the Black Arch (Ancient Methods) Ugandan Methods - Between a Sleep and a Sleep (Ancient Methods) Terence Fixmer - Shout (Masterhit Recordings) Orphx - Nullity (Winterkalte Remix) (Hands Productions)
― NoTimeBeforeTime, Thursday, 24 May 2012 21:26 (11 months ago) Permalink
mostly 88-92 hiphop and old funk
Funkadelic - Alice in My fantasies (live)Jungle Brothers - Tribe VibesTribe called Quest - Everything is FairUltramagnetic MCs - Feelin ItNWA - Appetite for DestructionEric B & Rakim - Lyrics of FuryEPMD - Let the Funk FlowDigital Underground - Good Thing We're RappinKool & the Gang - N.T.U.S. - Be what You IsPixelord - CycloferonDr. Dre - The $20 Sack PyramidJungle Brothers - The Promo (instrumental)Dr. Dre & Snoop Dogg - Deep CoverDe La Soul - Dog Eat DogHerbie Hancock - Watermelon ManIsley Brothers - I Turn You OnBlackrock - Yeah Yeah
― Dominique, Thursday, 24 May 2012 22:02 (11 months ago) Permalink
1. Cut Copy, Rendezvous2. Zeigeist, Neverending Love3. The Treatment, Waves4. The KDMS, Wonderman (Tiedye remix)5. Sebastien Tellier, Cochon Ville6. Kaine feat. Kathy Diamond, Love Will Save The Day (More Piano Instrumental)7. The KDMS, High Wire (Mustang Dub mix)8. Ron Basejam, Is The Word (Killer Whale Italo mix9. Loleatta Holloway, Love Sensation (12" Mix)10. Roberto Rodriguez feat. Kholi, Tell Me (Original mix)11. Hot Chip, Flutes12. Childish Gambino, Heartbeat (Oliver remix)13. jj, Beautiful Life
apparently I listen to Kathy Diamond constantly now or something?
― tramp stamps weren't a thing! (jamescobo), Friday, 25 May 2012 06:04 (11 months ago) Permalink
dan surely you mean INCURSIONS IN ILLBIENT
― TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Friday, 25 May 2012 15:30 (11 months ago) Permalink
Marcel King's Reach for Love
such a great song, been rocking that track constantly since I got the FAC DANCE compilation
― dmr, Friday, 25 May 2012 17:09 (11 months ago) Permalink
I'd never heard of it till the Cool As Ice comp on LTM. Really beautiful.
― dan selzer, Friday, 25 May 2012 19:16 (11 months ago) Permalink
apparently I listen to Kathy Diamond constantly now or something
This is not a bad thing, I am really enjoying that KDMS album! I am usually a fan of your mixes jamescobo but this has shot to the top of my listening pile - especially as every time I've been out in the past few months I've heard either "Love Sensation" or "Ride On Time" played as well and it's still yet to get old.
― boxedjoy, Friday, 25 May 2012 22:24 (11 months ago) Permalink
My new DJ name is "User 2168477 "
This is what I played at a birthday party in the Build It Green warehouse in Brooklyn, using a Novation Twitch and my macbook. Second time ever computer DJing.
Sorry I didn't record it, but it's a lot of the same stuff I always play anyway.
Birthday song and cupcakes were served between Dinosaur and New Order.
― dan selzer, Saturday, 26 May 2012 00:31 (11 months ago) Permalink
just got my traktor and been playing around with it. I'm STILL searching for that effect that kills the bass and makes the sound thinner and then bang, the bass kicks back in. I've tried killing the low eq but the result was just weak.
― dan138zig (Durrr Durrr Durrrrrr), Monday, 28 May 2012 00:22 (11 months ago) Permalink
Maybe you're playing the wrong songs.
― dan selzer, Monday, 28 May 2012 00:28 (11 months ago) Permalink
Did you try using the hi-pass filter instead?
― dan selzer, Monday, 28 May 2012 00:29 (11 months ago) Permalink
how did the twitch work out
― puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Monday, 28 May 2012 00:46 (11 months ago) Permalink
Super mixed feelings...but also "you get what you pay for", and I did my research so there were no surprises.
One huge glowing problem is some sort of bug, apparently confusion/conflict with the automatic graphics card switching and/or sleep functions of my macbook pro, where it'll be working when I tested it out, then I put my computer to sleep for a while, then after I woke it up it worked for a few minutes then the buttons stopped working and I had to unplug the USB and plug it back in. After that it worked flawlessly for 3+ hours or whatever, so no complaints, just have to be careful.
The main "issue" everyone has with the twitch is that since it's not powered and Novation claims to have focused on sound "quality" over power, it is quiet. Not a problem since I was the only one at the party and controlled the trim on the mixer it was going into that fed the PA, but I understand the issue if someone takes it to a gig where the the DJ before you is playing a CDJ or serato and the trims and and faders are all at 100% because the masters aren't high enough and the limiters are kicked in. In that case, there's no way the Twitch is loud enough to use.
Along the same lines, the headphone out was too quiet for me, even if the master was under my control. There is a software function to blast it out (with a warning) but I didn't realize that at the time.
As far as using it, it's pretty awesome. The main thing though is that all the auto sync and looping and slicing functions are based on the assumption that the beat grid is correct, and the Itch engine for determining this is way off. I assume if I'm just playing current house bangers it's fine, but live disco, hell, post-punk or whatever, more often than not, it's off.
It's pretty easy to fix it though, even on the fly. Like if you're cueing a song you can just click to add a marker every 4 beats for the first few measures. That may not make it perfect for the whole song, but if you want to loop the first few measures to help have time to mix into it, that'll work.
You have to do that because the Twitch does not have a Loop In/Loop Out button. I wonder if you can do that with the mac keyboard, but I'm not sure if Itch even supports that? On one hand that's a little annoying, but on the other hand half the time I'd do it manually on a CDJ I'd fuck it up anyway. With this, so long as the beat grid is decent, you just turn on the loop at whatever amount of measures you want and it'll sound great.
If I was using this seriously, I'd do it ahead of time. Or maybe if/when I use this to record a mix at home (part of the plan), I'll just run through the selection first and fix a few of the beat markers. You can also save loops. It's pretty awesome. You have the 8 pads. You hit the LOOP button, and those 8 pads become loop lengths ranging from 2 bars to 4 to 6 to 8 etc. You swipe the slider and the range shifts higher so you can loop like 32 bars. Once you like a loop you hit the loop button again and enter a mode where all 8 buttons go dim. You hit one and blam, you've saved that loop to that button. You hit the hot-cue button and you suddenly get 8 places to store cues. So you can see how much fun that can all be. It's not all about hot-shot controllerism dubstep cue triggers and whatnot, you can just do a nice simple personal edit.
Because the beat grid was so often off, I never bothered using the auto sync, I just beatmatched the old-fashioned way. It's a bit weird to use the touchpad swipe to speed up and slow down, but just like switching from a 1200 to a CDJ to a denon to whatever, you eventually get the feel for how much pushing and nudging a swipe does. There's all these tips on the screen to how in sync the tracks are, but it's best just to trust your ears.
Of course if it's all simple house and techno you can do it all auto.
In any case, I paid 350$ for it, which is really cheap for what it can do. I still think if I find more reasons to DJ digitally, I can sell this for 300, sell my Rane mixer for 500 and end up getting the just now out Vestax VCI-380, which far as I can tell, is this exact unit but with Vestax platters, an internal mixer so you can plug turntables into it, and more power. It also has like, aftertouch effects on the pads, which would be fun.
Anyway, I'm having a blast with it. It's easy to use, the effects are fun to use and versatile. Before I got it I told all my DJ pals about it, who are all total purists and they thought it sounded like a joke. But you can do some really cool stuff with it really easy, nice and dubbed out/trippy tweaking of the type that nobody in the youtube demo videos are doing, because they're all doing dubstep remixes of Lil Wayne. Who knows, maybe soon I'll record some mixes with it, and maybe I'll use some of these abilities and maybe it'll sound cool.
― dan selzer, Monday, 28 May 2012 01:08 (11 months ago) Permalink
ty for that
― puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Monday, 28 May 2012 01:48 (11 months ago) Permalink
I have one other issue, which is the same on a lot of controllers, but when I'm mixing, I find it easiest to scratch cue, then nudge if needed, and if I get off, scratch a downbeat again instead of just going back to a cue point, which is why I always loved pioneer CDJs and hated other CD players where the platter either had "scratch" mode or "pitch adjust" mode depending on a button. This thing is kinda like that, where the touchpad has many different functions and sometimes it gets crazy. I'll explain more later.
― dan selzer, Monday, 28 May 2012 02:03 (11 months ago) Permalink
Sorry. Had to watch Mad Men.
There's the one touch strip. When paused, it acts like a scratch platter, perfect for setting a cue point or moving short distances. When playing, it becomes a pitch adjust to nudge up or down to beatmatch. But at any moment you can hit it again while playing, and it reverts to scratch mode, so you can theoretically grab it and scratch or whatnot. BUT, either if you hit it again, or if you do certain other things, it goes into another mode where it controls things, like the range of the loops/slices. So that's my big pet peave...I'll often go to nudge pitch and find nothing happens, because at some point it switched to the loop mode.
BUT THAT'S NOT ALL FOLKS! There's a second button that turns it into a needle drop, which is great, let's you go straight to the end or beginning of a song, or anywhere. Touch it is like picking up the needle and whereever you let go, that's where it leaves it. Problem is, it automatically then reverts back to nudge mode, making it impossible to pick up the needle and drop it repeatedly till you find what you're looking for without hitting the button again.
And is that it? NOPE. Hit the needle drop button again, and it becomes a goddamn scrub wheel, handy for fast forwarding and rewinding.
I guess I'd be happiest if there was a dedicated button for all these functions, but that's asking a lot. Although not really. They could've made the 8 pads select different functions with a "shift" or function key. There is a shift key, but that acts to delete hot cues and loops from the pads.
― dan selzer, Monday, 28 May 2012 05:03 (11 months ago) Permalink
how do i shot kontrol s4
― the late great, Monday, 28 May 2012 05:59 (11 months ago) Permalink
looks like they're down to about $600 on the bay
― the late great, Monday, 28 May 2012 06:01 (11 months ago) Permalink
I don't remember what it was about, but I remember reading that the s2 has some features the s4 lacks because it's newer? So unless you need the 4 decks....
― dan selzer, Monday, 28 May 2012 06:16 (11 months ago) Permalink
I take that back.
― dan selzer, Monday, 28 May 2012 06:17 (11 months ago) Permalink
hmm i was stuck on the s4 because i thought the s2 didn't have the audio out but now i see it has the same sound out as the s4? that makes a big difference. i have never really made use of four decks (mainly because it eats up way too much of my screen for my liking) but i have used a third deck from time to time, mainly to support a really fast transition out of a bridging track. but that is a level of complexity i'm only comfortable with when i'm doing "rehearsed" mixes for ilx or whatever.
but i've also read that the s2 doesn't have a dedicated filter knob which would probably make a big difference in my case because i love my reverb and lfo filters to death.
― the late great, Monday, 28 May 2012 06:30 (11 months ago) Permalink
yea maybe I should use the high-pass filter but I don't know where it is in traktor. also, what's the essential effects for house and techno?
― dan138zig (Durrr Durrr Durrrrrr), Monday, 28 May 2012 07:37 (11 months ago) Permalink
I should hope there aren't any, because if using effects is "essential" then chances are they're being used to cover up weak mixes or because the dj is just bored (lol, I definitely play with my filter while waiting to cue). There's a tendency to not use effect judiciously, and nothing is more annoying than the DJ who throws on the flanger or looper in between every track, or does long, unnecessary filter sweeps when you just want to hear the track, and not stand there waiting for the dj to be done with her high-pass filter solo. Effects in general should be more like a finishing touch, and not the main course. But that's just me.
― Boy Georbison (EDB), Monday, 28 May 2012 09:23 (11 months ago) Permalink
And just use what sounds good, not because it's popular. Playing around with things and trial and error should sort this out for you.
― Boy Georbison (EDB), Monday, 28 May 2012 09:26 (11 months ago) Permalink
if you notice any effects, then its too heavy handed
― coal, Monday, 28 May 2012 09:36 (11 months ago) Permalink
SR x Hivemind.fm – Xpldr Session 27.05.2012
Shackleton – (For The) Love of Weeping [Woe of the Septic Heart]2562 – Jerash Hekwerken [When In Doubt]Felix Lenferink – Second Bouree [Fourth Wave]Hackman & Tessela – Feel Like Loving Me (Presk Sixt Remix) [Audio Culture]Wbeeza – Peckham Fly [3rd Ear]Kowton – Never Liked Dancing [Idle Hands]October – Planet of Minds [TANSTAAFL]Slazenger’s People – Basel Piss Test [Spargel Trax]STL – That Minml Track [Perlon]Gesloten Cirkel – Twisted Balloon [Murder Capital]WAX – 30303 (Shed ∅ San Mix) [WAX]Asusu – Sister [Livity Sound]Spargel Tarzan – Sauce Hollandaise [Spargel Trax]South London Ordnance – Sanctuary [2nd Drop]Lando Kal – Rhythm Sektion [Hotflush]Sensate Focus – Y [Sensate Focus]Peverelist – Sun Dance [Hessle Audio]Bookworms – African Rhythms [L.I.E.S.]Gerry Read – Bozza [Delsin]Actress – Iwaad [Honest Jon’s]Omar-S – Income Tax Refund Dance [FXHE]October – Singularity Jump [TANSTAAFL]Joey Anderson – Granite [Inimeg]Vessel – Merge [Left_Blank]Theo Parish ft. IG Culture – Traffic [Kindred Spirits]Brey – Bengela [Svetlana Industries]Endgames – Jam City’s Ecstasy Refix [Night Slugs White]Funkystepz – Trouble [Hyperdub]Grievous Angel – Kleer [Forefront]Beneath – Trackies [No Symbols]CRST – Pressure [Valve]Palace – Mandy [Unknown To The Unknown]MikeQ – Let It All Out 2012 ft. Jay Karan [Night Slugs]Walton – Mallet [Hyperdub]Logos – King Mob VIP [Keysound]Ill Blu – Clapper [Hyperdub]Mickey Pearce – I Am [Swamp 81]Teeth – Vibrate [Signal Life]Blawan – Iddy [Hessle Audio]Dro Carey – Rawkus Smack [Ramp]
― jimitheexploder, Monday, 28 May 2012 14:07 (11 months ago) Permalink
lol @ high pass filter solo
― puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Monday, 28 May 2012 16:55 (11 months ago) Permalink