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    Alright, basically I've gone through most of my dubstep tracks and set cue points in all of the samples, and I use those primarily for transitions. It has worked pretty well in my opinion and makes for interesting results. But when I watch videos of people mixing I start to feel inferior. I don't cue songs, I don't really use effects or do anything crazy with the knobs and sliders. So... Is that still legit DJing?

    Oh and if my description doesn't make a bit of damn sense then just listen to my mix here.
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    I think you can be, but I also think you need to push yourself and start experimenting with a little FX love. Don't go crazy just a little here and there.
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    i feel the same way.

    just REALLY focus on making sure the 2 tracks sound good together. no one can say you suck if your mix sounds solid as a tank
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    id rather see someone blend 2 tracks together really well than have to mess around with fx to try and mask them clashing.
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    No, sorry. You are not a legit DJ because you do not mix in the legit style outlined in section 504 of the official DJ handbook.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DigitalDevil View Post
    No, sorry. You are not a legit DJ because you do not mix in the legit style outlined in section 504 of the official DJ handbook.
    Dangit now i need to reread the handbook again...

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    Quote Originally Posted by DigitalDevil View Post
    No, sorry. You are not a legit DJ because you do not mix in the legit style outlined in section 504 of the official DJ handbook.
    Hahahahaha :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by wrzzo0 View Post
    dangit now i need to reread the handbook again...
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    i guess it's open for interpretation...

    but if you recognize there is room for improvement why not just push yourself that extra mile, experiment a bit and practice some new techniques.... maybe try out some of the things you see in these videos or other people's mixes that appeals to you.

    once the basic things you already do become second nature you'll naturally want to challenge yourself i think, just take your time with it man.

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