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WHAT SOFTWARE DO YOU GUYS RECOMEND FOR A WANNA BE dj

Greasy

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Freestyle.FM Dee Jays
#1
HEY FS.FM DJ's

I am aspiring to do some mixing and all the dj's I know now are all using lap tops only !!!

so do you guys have any advice on what i NEED TO GET STARTED / SOFtware wise ?
 

Chuck

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#2
I would suggest Mixmeister. I use that program myself and love it. It's a great program to get started mixing pretty quick, but has alot to offer so when you get more experienced, you can get more creative and come up with some sweet mixes.
 

WickedBeats

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Freestyle.FM Dee Jays
#4
All - After seeing this thread, i did a search of Mixmeister an dthere are two versions. STUDIO and FUSION whereas FUSION is for the PRO DJ. STUDIO would be for ithe inspiring "WANNA BE" but has plenty of tools to get you going effortlessly. If you got to teh website and watch their video demo, it looks rather easy and I am considering to get this myself. It also has buttons for instant looping by 1, 2, 4, or 8 beats....That is awesome. Thats the part o fthe song where, it sounds like it is repeating over an dover, and then jumps back into teh song without missing a beat. It really looks like a good program.
 

detroit33

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Freestyle.FM Dee Jays
#5
I would suggest Mixmeister. I use that program myself and love it. It's a great program to get started mixing pretty quick, but has alot to offer so when you get more experienced, you can get more creative and come up with some sweet mixes.
Agree 100% with Homer. That's the program I use to mix too. It's easy to use & there's so many things you can do with it.
 

fdmtester

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#7
I would suggest Mixmeister. I use that program myself and love it. It's a great program to get started mixing pretty quick, but has alot to offer so when you get more experienced, you can get more creative and come up with some sweet mixes.
Hey Homer I just downloaded the trail version of Mixmeister and it looks pretty good. I have all my music in my itune folder and there are in mp4 format. I am unable to add to the library to start mixing. So, the question is "Cam Mixmeister use mp4 formatted files?"

Chris
 

CUBE2

New Member
#8
Hey Homer I just downloaded the trail version of Mixmeister and it looks pretty good. I have all my music in my itune folder and there are in mp4 format. I am unable to add to the library to start mixing. So, the question is "Cam Mixmeister use mp4 formatted files?"

Chris

Ok FDM, now get mixing...
 

Chuck

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#10
Ok, if ur using mixmeister then you want to export your mix to a file but make it 160 kbps or less, maybe 128. Then go to the downloads section and upload ur mix. Let me know how you make out.
 

Produkt

New Member
Freestyle.FM Dee Jays
#12
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MixmasterTonyRocca

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Freestyle.FM Dee Jays
#14
I will come from the other end here...if you are serious about being a dj and a good dj, start with turntables and forget about the software.

You will learn things by using turntables that you will never learn or even be taught by using dj simulation software.

Trust me on this...
 
#15
Greasy if you just want to make Edit Style Mixes or “Megamixes” using just a mouse / MIDI Controller then Mixmeister is a good easy to use Software . Then there is Abelton Live which in my opinion is far more better than Mixmeister , but might take a little more getting use to .Both of these Softwares can be used for Live Djing also.

If your looking to mix Live then look at some DVS Systems like Serato or Torq .

[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fSVqh6ryLho[/media]

[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2riqVkZCREw[/media]

Or a All-In-One Controller like Torq Xponent or the Vestax VCI-300 .

[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xUIi1u5OJF4[/media]

[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sfaHVmYA5Rg[/media]
 

DJ_COAST

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ClubFreestyle.Com
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Freestyle.FM Dee Jays
#16
Just trying to motivate you

I will come from the other end here...if you are serious about being a dj and a good dj, start with turntables and forget about the software.

You will learn things by using turntables that you will never learn or even be taught by using dj simulation software.

Trust me on this...
Greasy, I just found this old thread. Listen, Tony couldn't of put it any better. If you buy yourself a set of used 1200's and a mixer for round $300 you will never ever regret it. Everything and anything is available on vinyl. It is the absolute best way to start out djing, then you can incorperate digital means if you like afterwards, but remember the roots.

If you get yourself a set of decks, you will forget about video games, you prolly won't watch much TV, and will most likely have less computer time...the decks are like a time machine man....trust me bro...

Remember also, any real dj in any big time club is still using vinyl and it will always be that way, digital will never take over...you will learn so much more about the art of what it is to be a dj by beginning with vinyl. Also you can still edit your vinyl mixes on mixmiester and add effects and whatever.
 

WickedBeats

New Member
Freestyle.FM Dee Jays
#17
digital will never take over....
Maybe at this point in time....But that's what PHOTOGRAPHERS said too.....and 35mm is now a thing of the past.

But this may be different with CD vs Vinyl in the DJ world. I don't know. I never been a DJ. I am just saying, things have ways of evolving.


Never say never.
 

DaUnknownAdmin

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Freestyle.FM Dee Jays
#18
digital will never take over....
I wouldn't say never... I haven't been in a "BIG" club in awhile, but I would imagine that most if not all, have some sort of CDJs already in place and being used on a regular basis.

Also not "Everything and anything is available on vinyl." Just trying looking for the latest Freestyle Releases on Vinyl.

But you're right, IF YOU WANT TO BE A DJ, then you should be using vinyl. But IF YOU JUST WANT TO MAKE MIXES, then grab some software, rips some cds and away you go.

I've heard some really good mixes from guys that have never touched vinyl. All that matters is that you enjoy what you're doing and that you can MOVE DA CROWD!
 

DJ_COAST

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ClubFreestyle.Com
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#19
Maybe at this point in time....But that's what PHOTOGRAPHERS said too.....and 35mm is now a thing of the past.

But this may be different with CD vs Vinyl in the DJ world. I don't know. I never been a DJ. I am just saying, things have ways of evolving.


Never say never.
It is different, vinyl has been around since the 1800's, and as of late it is making a comeback. Sure every big time dj has a pair of cdj's along with his 1200's in the big clubs, I would too its 2009. But they are still using vinyl. I am not saying this from a bias point of view, but vinyl will never ever die. As of 2008 companies that make records have been almost doubling in production and the same companies who produce cd's say sales are declining. There was just a show on tv about how vinyl is making a comeback. Unfortunately new artist and smaller artist in the underground music scene can't afford to get their tracks pressed on vinyl. As far as mainstream music its mostly all available on vinyl, even the new Metallica album is available on vinyl. Also if you like house, trance, and drum and bass, almost of that is available on vinyl as well. Its just a shame that alot of the new freestyle isn't available on vinyl, I would be buying it up.

Vinly will always be around and produced for many reasons, one of them being their is no better sound to be heard from any other sound source yet.

here's some good reads:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gramophone_record

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Audiophiles

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dj

http://www.wired.com/entertainment/music/commentary/listeningpost/2007/10/listeningpost_1029

http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1702369,00.html

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20071001210905AAhI4sY


the list goes on:
http://www.google.com/search?source...=1T4ADBF_enUS282US282&q=vinyl+record+comeback
 
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