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    Default Gig tomorrow, never touched a CDJ :D !!!!!!!!!! HELP !!!!!!!!! LOL!

    So, I have a gig tomorrow and I have never touched a CDJ or a real mixer. Although, I know how they work,I know what beatmatching, pitch bending is, what phrasing is,etc. I have been playing around with Traktor for a while now like 3 or 4 months. Also, I have watched extensive lessons videos and mixing sessions to see how the pros from the industry handle the CDJs and stuff. Now, my friend has TSP and is using time-coded cds with his CDJs-850. I was wondering, can I sync songs using Traktors ? Also, if not, any tips !?!??!? LOL ! I have already planned "a mini-set" to get me started with some practiced transitions (echo effects, backspins and more) and from there on out, I will be just mixing with the flow. I know I have to enjoy myself, stay calm and relax, but any tips ?

    On a more personnal note, I will be playing at my school and I will be mixing electro/house, progressive house and some top 40.

    So, any tips ?

    Thank you !!!!

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    wait, so will be using traktor scratch? if so, the sync will work.

    just remember the outside weel does a slight tempo change....as does the surface, ONLY if it is not in scratch mode.
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    Yeah, I know about that !

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    Quote Originally Posted by DJFonzo View Post
    So, I have a gig tomorrow and I have never touched a CDJ or a real mixer. Although, I know how they work,I know what beatmatching, pitch bending is, what phrasing is,etc. I have been playing around with Traktor for a while now like 3 or 4 months
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    oh dear....im not even going to comment...

    i hope your traktor and music collection is legitimate
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    best way to learn how to swim is to be tossed into a pool and fight for your life!


    sounds fun ;]
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    you know what they are, but can u do them? (ie: can you beatmatch?)

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    you'll be fine after 30 min or so.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JesC View Post
    you'll be fine after 30 min or so.
    Will a crowd be able to wait 30 minutes..?

    Jokes aside, you've got some balls. It took me about a year before I dared play in front of anyone besides family and close friends.

    Much luck to ya!

    And my tip - just because you have effects doesnt mean you have to lay on them constantly. Don't be afraid to let the song play.

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    im sorry, i have to ask...how exactly did you land a gig with zero experience??

    dont get me wrong, i mean, thats awesome for you! just interesting!
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    Quote Originally Posted by OhNoNolan View Post
    Will a crowd be able to wait 30 minutes..?
    If he knows how to beatmatch manually he should be fine, its just a learning curve from going from one controller to another. I had zero knowledge on using CDJ's (Pioneers) and after playing two tracks I got the hang of it.

    Quote Originally Posted by natebehe View Post
    im sorry, i have to ask...how exactly did you land a gig with zero experience??
    Being friends with other DJ's or Promoters lands you gigs, usually the opening or closing set.

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