I agree with Deadmau5 a bit more each passing day...

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Re: I agree with Deadmau5 a bit more each passing day...

Post by ChiDJ » Tue Jun 29, 2010 12:56 am

nebulae wrote:Guys, I'm so bored of electronic music right now. Literally skull-fucking bored. Not all the technique in the world can save it.

Gonna go listen to some visionaries like Tiesto now.
on that note. What Gay Porn can you recommend?
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Re: I agree with Deadmau5 a bit more each passing day...

Post by SubFunk » Tue Jun 29, 2010 9:32 am

Tarekith wrote:Agreed, it's not a critical skill anymore but all DJs should still know how to do it regardless. Takes what, an afternoon to learn anyway? Being really good at something means learning all the tools of the trade, not just your favorite.
totally agreed!

beatmatching or any possible mix and 'play' technique is a good to know. it just makes you better.
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Re: I agree with Deadmau5 a bit more each passing day...

Post by SubFunk » Tue Jun 29, 2010 9:46 am

ChiDJ wrote:@SubFunky:

I'm a fan of Traktor and the Maschine Combo. Just haven't had a chance to jump to that level. That's my plan.

And, just beat a dead dog deader, Beat Matching isn't the Be all End all to DJ'ing. Far from it. BUT.......If you skip learning to Beat Match and jump to "DJ", you are only hurting yourself.

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i hope they integrate fully maschine as a plug into traktor that would be the ultimate killer and pretty much wipe the rest from the surface.

oh got, i think i peed a bit just thinking of it :lol: (talking rocking a dancefloor here!)
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Re: I agree with Deadmau5 a bit more each passing day...

Post by the_antagonist » Tue Jun 29, 2010 11:59 am

can I ask?

what did deadmaus have to do with this?

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Re: I agree with Deadmau5 a bit more each passing day...

Post by beats me » Tue Jun 29, 2010 12:49 pm

the_antagonist wrote:can I ask?

what did deadmaus have to do with this?
He thinks most DJs are over hyped talentless twats.

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Re: I agree with Deadmau5 a bit more each passing day...

Post by nebulae » Tue Jun 29, 2010 12:55 pm

beats me wrote:
the_antagonist wrote:can I ask?

what did deadmaus have to do with this?
He thinks most DJs are over hyped talentless twats.
Yeah, but the ones who wear giant headpiece costumes are way cool.
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Re: I agree with Deadmau5 a bit more each passing day...

Post by the_antagonist » Tue Jun 29, 2010 1:03 pm

nebulae wrote:
beats me wrote:
the_antagonist wrote:can I ask?

what did deadmaus have to do with this?
He thinks most DJs are over hyped talentless twats.
Yeah, but the ones who wear giant headpiece costumes are way cool.

Nothing like a good solid piece of irony to make a tuesday feel like friday.

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Re: I agree with Deadmau5 a bit more each passing day...

Post by beats me » Tue Jun 29, 2010 1:05 pm

contakt321 wrote:Just curious, other than the effects - what is the other 95%?

I use Serato but have always been curious what I have been missing.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6bapWp-4k0

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Re: I agree with Deadmau5 a bit more each passing day...

Post by SubFunk » Tue Jun 29, 2010 1:09 pm

beats me wrote:
contakt321 wrote:Just curious, other than the effects - what is the other 95%?

I use Serato but have always been curious what I have been missing.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6bapWp-4k0

Um
yeah baby, a step above... talking cue points i love that you can do so many funky things with them... yum. :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Re: I agree with Deadmau5 a bit more each passing day...

Post by beats me » Tue Jun 29, 2010 1:15 pm

SubFunk wrote:
beats me wrote:
contakt321 wrote:Just curious, other than the effects - what is the other 95%?

I use Serato but have always been curious what I have been missing.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6bapWp-4k0

Um
yeah baby, a step above... talking cue points i love that you can do so many funky things with them... yum. :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
And he seems to be keeping plenty busy without beatmatching. How is that possible?!?!

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Re: I agree with Deadmau5 a bit more each passing day...

Post by aqua_tek » Tue Jun 29, 2010 2:09 pm

the_antagonist wrote:can I ask?

what did deadmaus have to do with this?
Where were you when someone linked to that interview of him burning DJ's and it became like a 20 page thread? :lol:

Anyways the Deadmau5 thing was kind of a forum joke / ploy to get people to read the thread. Anything with Deadmau5, Daft Punk, Tiesto, Sasha, Obama, BP, Afghanistan, religion, etc. in the title guarantees to get hits.

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Re: I agree with Deadmau5 a bit more each passing day...

Post by importedearthman » Tue Jun 29, 2010 2:47 pm

beats me wrote:
the_antagonist wrote:can I ask?

what did deadmaus have to do with this?
He thinks most DJs are over hyped talentless twats.
Aren't they? I asked a while back about what current DJ's inspire people. The most common answer was "None". "They all suck" etc etc etc. The exception seemed to be producer/DJs like Deadmau5.


I don't think this topic will ever die nor should it, as long as the tools and techniques advance I see a need to rehash how to use them and how other people use them. Even if just to say MOST people aren't using those tools and techniques to their full potential.

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Re: I agree with Deadmau5 a bit more each passing day...

Post by contakt321 » Tue Jun 29, 2010 2:54 pm

beats me wrote:
contakt321 wrote:Just curious, other than the effects - what is the other 95%?

I use Serato but have always been curious what I have been missing.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6bapWp-4k0

Um
So you are saying that I can trigger cue points of a disastrously uncool and out of date song? Awesome!!!
I am half kidding, I have seen this one - definitely cool, but quite frankly, I don't think is something I would be doing in a club.

Anyone else using cue points creatively on here? What are you doing?

The one thing I have seen in Traktor that I really like is the looping. For example, have 1 song playing, and then loop a 4 bar intro of the incoming record, have them both playing and then unloop so the incoming record builds at exactly the right time.

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Re: I agree with Deadmau5 a bit more each passing day...

Post by Bee Dub » Tue Jun 29, 2010 4:23 pm

DJ's don't exist without producers

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Re: I agree with Deadmau5 a bit more each passing day...

Post by beats me » Tue Jun 29, 2010 4:29 pm

contakt321 wrote:
beats me wrote:
contakt321 wrote:Just curious, other than the effects - what is the other 95%?

I use Serato but have always been curious what I have been missing.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6bapWp-4k0

Um
So you are saying that I can trigger cue points of a disastrously uncool and out of date song? Awesome!!!
I am half kidding, I have seen this one - definitely cool, but quite frankly, I don't think is something I would be doing in a club.

Anyone else using cue points creatively on here? What are you doing?

The one thing I have seen in Traktor that I really like is the looping. For example, have 1 song playing, and then loop a 4 bar intro of the incoming record, have them both playing and then unloop so the incoming record builds at exactly the right time.
Really the point of that video is what you can do without farting around with beatmatching. Also you can't discount the effects section. It's far beyond just filter, delay, and reverb. I'll try to find another video showing this later.

The real skill is being able to utilize all the features in a coherent set that isn't overkill or obnoxious. To the dance floor it should sound more like remixes of tracks they've never heard before, not blatant effects, loops, and one shot abuse. That's what I think you partially mean by "I don't think this is something I would be doing in a club." It's a lot of work and skill to do it right and a lot of DJs aren't willing to put in the time or effort. That video was obviously meant as a demo so of course it's going to be a little over the top.

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