DJ Mixes

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DJ Mixes

Post by epitome » Wed Nov 25, 2015 12:04 pm

Hey guys
Now I'm really getting into making music, I'm also interested in making some mixes and posting them online (MixCloud or somewhere).
I know quite a few of you have done mixes like this before, has anyone get any tips and/or rules about this?

Are tracks expected to be remixed at all, or do you usually just blend tracks from one to the next but basically just using the original unchanged track? Obviously any serious remixing is an issue without access to stems (shame, as I would love to do some remixes as well :mrgreen: ).

Any advice about making these would be appreciated :)

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Re: DJ Mixes

Post by Ross » Wed Nov 25, 2015 1:01 pm

Most of the time it's just using the originals, although there's nothing stopping you applying fx, chopping them up etc. Sometimes using a section of a song has more impact than the whole track, for example. Depends on the kind of mix you're doing. I've sometimes done straight up tracks with a bit of a crossfade and/or reverb between them, sometimes I've thrown in field recordings and samples, sometimes I've chopped them up and layered them and added loads of samples to create more of a sound collage, FSOL-style. Go mad with it!

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Re: DJ Mixes

Post by epitome » Wed Nov 25, 2015 1:26 pm

Cool, thanks for the info - should be fun :) I'd quite like to put Fizmer in the mix I do, if I can get hold of a high quality file of it? No worries though!

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Re: DJ Mixes

Post by Ross » Wed Nov 25, 2015 8:57 pm

On that now :)

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Re: DJ Mixes

Post by Bertolt Brechtakt » Mon May 15, 2017 11:18 am

Do what you like. The variety is pretty huge on Mixcloud. From live sets to radio shows to pure DJ sets.
I basically only use the original tracks since I mix with vinyl. There is a low or high pass filter here and there but that's about it really.
Enjoy it. Looking forward to your mixes.

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