General Discussion: Everyones a fucking DJ!


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eent
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9015 posts since 25/2/05

14 Oct 2008 09:52
Sidney wrote:
eent wrote: A mate of mine used his macbook and traktor, he was pretty good at it. CDJ's are the way forward though, he's moved over and it's much easier.

I started on cdj's (800mk2, 1000mk3) and picked it up really quickly, i don't know what vinyl is like to use as i've never used it, but i assume it'd be a good place to start as it transfers over to cdj's quite smoothly.

Makemlad, first thing to do is beatmatch, then take it from there.

in other words, dont try mixing D&B youll quit before youve even started. Start with house/progressive/trance. Once youve got good take it from there.

Yeah. I started mixing tech-house, really easy to beatmatch, slower bpm than most house, and tracks are usually pretty long, so gives you more of a chance to get set up.

I wouldn't get any cdj's lower than an 800 really, 800's and 1000's are ones to have. I've used a 200, and it felt pretty primative.
kompute
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422 posts since 28/2/07

14 Oct 2008 10:01
russ74 wrote: i just bought one of these look spot on for the money,if its any good when it arrives i'll get another
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=320310295054

Is that not just one of these with a 250% markup?

http://www.ikea.com/gb/en/catalog/products/70114753
Seventyfour
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9020 posts since 6/10/05

14 Oct 2008 10:09
Evil
Mate
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3685 posts since 15/4/07

14 Oct 2008 11:20
Laughing out loud
Seventyfour
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9020 posts since 6/10/05

14 Oct 2008 11:34
heres what he had to say:

Not a scam of an Ikea unit but the money will be refunded and i'll file that we haven't completed the sale.


so at least i've got my dosh back! ikea here i come Laughing out loud
kompute
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422 posts since 28/2/07

14 Oct 2008 12:02
It's not really a scam is it? Ikea buy them at a cheaper price and sell them on at a higher one. It's just capitalism. Guess he doesn't want the bad feedback though.
wrong
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245 posts since 2/3/03

14 Oct 2008 19:30
Sidney wrote: I went to meet Deadmau5 on saturday at HTFR in brum. It was fucking amazing. Only 80odd people turned up and he played a 2 hour set, brought his hat and everything. Proper geek though has no fasion sense whatsoever. DJing was amazing though. Makes me laugh how all these djs use comlpetely diff set ups. He was using a mac with ableton, with a khaos (i think) synthesiser, pioneers efx 1000 and an allen heath xone 400 i think it was or 40. Really good to watch, just a shame he doesnt use the conventional 1000mk3's. He didnt use a pair of headphones once.

deadmau5 is a fucking terrible DJ, worst iv seen this year by a long shot..
Mr X
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7053 posts since 12/7/07

14 Oct 2008 20:09
8 years ago my younger brother was DJing in his bedroom and put some of his mixes on mp3.com, then one day after hearing them some guy called him and said: "Do you want to go to South Africa to DJ for a private party?" Most people would think that is so dodgy but it wasn't and after negotiating free plane tickets and accomodation he ended up going with other known DJs and he went on safari. It wasn't all good though, he almost got shot dead in Johannesburg.
Mackemlad
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143 posts since 1/5/07

15 Oct 2008 11:23
im looking to insure my new set up is there any good insurers that insure electronical equipment ?
Seventyfour
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9020 posts since 6/10/05

15 Oct 2008 22:20
as long as no one item cost over a grand it should all be covered on your house insurance
Mackemlad
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143 posts since 1/5/07

16 Oct 2008 18:07
russ74 wrote: as long as no one item cost over a grand it should all be covered on your house insurance

aha! thanks m8 Eye-wink

on the practical side ive been trying to beat match ..am i doing it right ? first i play the first tune now on the decks i have it tells you the BPM of each tune lets say for instance the tune thats playing now has 128 bpm and the one i want to play next has 135 bpm what ive been doing whilst the first song is playing i press the cue button so i can listen to the second track i want to play i also use to pitch to match the bpm of the first tune is that all you do ? or is there more to it than that Laughing out loud …also how long should i leave it before i bring in the new tune ? ..hope this makes sense Laughing out loud
guffer
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8474 posts since 28/5/04

17 Oct 2008 02:57
BPM counters arent always that accurate. plus, if you want to learn how to do it, use your ears instead.

- play track on deck 1

- at the right time on deck 1 (start of bar, start of breakdown, drop, wherever) play track on deck 2

- if they are roughly the same speed they will stay in time for a couple of seconds

- when they start to go out of time you should be able to tell if the track on deck 2 is faster or slower than the track on deck 1

- move the pitch, or nudge the platter to adjust the speed of deck 2 (you want to avoid this in the future, but at the moment its ok). only adjust one deck at a time or you will confuse yourself


thats basically beat matching, but thats probably the easiest aspect of DJing imo….
Mackemlad
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143 posts since 1/5/07

17 Oct 2008 09:35
guffer wrote: BPM counters arent always that accurate. plus, if you want to learn how to do it, use your ears instead.

- play track on deck 1

- at the right time on deck 1 (start of bar, start of breakdown, drop, wherever) play track on deck 2

- if they are roughly the same speed they will stay in time for a couple of seconds

- when they start to go out of time you should be able to tell if the track on deck 2 is faster or slower than the track on deck 1

- move the pitch, or nudge the platter to adjust the speed of deck 2 (you want to avoid this in the future, but at the moment its ok). only adjust one deck at a time or you will confuse yourself


thats basically beat matching, but thats probably the easiest aspect of DJing imo….

Thanks m8 ….tbh i think im trying to learn everything too much too quick instead of just breaking it down bit by bit but il have a crack at what you said Eye-wink …..
velvet
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9531 posts since 12/6/06

20 Oct 2008 13:30
i - am - excited

http://www.dailymotion.com/edbangerrecords/video/x6xzc1_justice-a-cross-the-universe-teaser_music
Mate
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3685 posts since 15/4/07

20 Oct 2008 13:36
For the DVD or Saturday?
velvet
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9531 posts since 12/6/06

20 Oct 2008 13:37
both really
Mate
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3685 posts since 15/4/07

20 Oct 2008 13:39
Got tickets?
velvet
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9531 posts since 12/6/06

20 Oct 2008 17:25
yeah got tickets…

Seventyfour
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9020 posts since 6/10/05

20 Oct 2008 18:04
are they any good? i've never seen them but wouldn't mind, i'm a techno head though
Strummer
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2166 posts since 24/7/04

20 Oct 2008 21:54
Is Ableton easy to use for a beginner? Just want to learn basics, nothing fancy.

Worth the investment?