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    hey, i mix drum and bass but there are a few dubstep and house songs i also like. as you know the tempos are different,

    I have a few songs which start at 174 and then have sections of 140, ideal spots to mix dubstep.

    however the beatgrid is wrong at these parts as its too fast. is there nay way to make two separate beatgrids? so i can use these songs to convert from one bpm to the other?

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    this is using traktor btw

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    Traktor can't have two bpms for one song... best would be to have two copies of the track, one with the DnB beat grid another with a beat grid set for the Dubstep bit, then just cut from one to the other at the appropriate time, song goes on, you get the bpm you want to then mix in some dubstep...
    I'm curious, which songs have the 140 sections? I usually come across ~130 sections (songs like: Vandals by Dirtyphonics, Annihilation by The Sect and Genesis Device by Audio)
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    ah, thats not ideal - shames theres no way around it.

    my bad. i meant 130. but i usually speed it up to 140 and tap to change the grid on the fly, it snot something i want to do when recording or anything like that.

    theres quarks by dirtyphonics, the genesis device track which is the one i was working with a few months ago, but also one called Dakota by Camo and Krooked which i'd like to use.

    other songs like this are dj fresh gold dust vent remix.

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    There are songs with 175 and 140BPM, like the TC remix of B.O.B. Nothin' on you:

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    yeah thats true, bt id never play that song ^

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    this prob won't help, but on friday nights i play at a fairly commercial venue 5mins from my house, very handy and ok money, lol but anyway....i find myself mixing some rnb around the 70bpm range with dubstep around the 140bpm range, and just use the divide by 2 button in the grid
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    Quote Originally Posted by djchriswoods.co.uk View Post
    this prob won't help, but on friday nights i play at a fairly commercial venue 5mins from my house, very handy and ok money, lol but anyway....i find myself mixing some rnb around the 70bpm range with dubstep around the 140bpm range, and just use the divide by 2 button in the grid
    yeah thats not a problem. its just dubstep and drum and bass i cant do

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    um... well, make sure you know the exact bpm of the brake down

    make the dubstep track that speed

    hit play on the intro of the dubstep track durring the verry start (or when ever you need it) of the break down

    pitchbend by ear.




    come on guys, this is weak.... i know its a prominently digital dj forum, but really?
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    Quote Originally Posted by theory28 View Post

    come on guys, this is weak.... i know its a prominently digital dj forum, but really?
    you've misunderstood.

    i know how to do it and can do it, but i was wondering if theres a way to do it using the beat grid system, if you read the other posts you'll see what i mean.

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