Making Shorter Mixes
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    Tech Mentor DJStone's Avatar
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    Default Making Shorter Mixes

    Hi Everyone,

    Can anyone give me advice as to what effects will work well in order to make shorter mixes of songs.

    I like playing club style/Dance floor hits but find that the songs are to long for the crowd.

    In other words. Using a 3 minute song instead of a 5 to 6 minute song.
    BUT the problem then is that i have vocals on both tracks, mostly clashing.

    Any advice for that will be greatly appreciated.

    Regards

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    Try jumping to the outros of long songs, ei, after a chorus, hit the cue set at the beginning of the outro or part with no vocals and mix from there. As to effects, i dont know, filter? Or maybe a freeze? Are you in traktor?

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    Yes in traktor scratch 1.23
    Still learning, so the jump is new to me. Any advice on that???

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    beatjump is an easy solution imo, 32 beat skips or setting cues save alot of downtime.

    may take a min to get used to, but playing around with jumping and looping is one of the greatest things in traktor.
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    You can :
    *just beatjump back and forth (8/16/32 beats) but if your tracks don't have a constant tempo and/or your beatgrids are non-existant/off the mark, jumping can get ugly. So tighten them grids nao!1
    *Set hotcues at various points of the track and map the hotcues to your keyboard/controller/whatever => skip (long) parts of the track you don't want, make a live edit rearranging phrases in whatever order you like - don't go overboard with it, keep some structure.

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    Thank you very much, i've boon playing around to get the feel.
    Thank you once again.

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    Check out Ean's video on 5 basic DJ transitions. Get these down and you'll be well on your way to shortening up songs and putting together a more efficient and exciting set.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rIsPx...layer_embedded

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