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    So I'm making a little longer mix than I'm used to and doing more dj'ing techniques.

    How can I make the mix perfect without the insanely high levels of frustration? In other words I don't want to have just made the entire mix perfect then on the last song, mess up the transition or do something I hadn't intended to do then have to start from scratch.

    Or this all part of being a dj? Being able to improvise and do things correctly on the fly.

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    Practice, practice, and more practice. It takes time, don't expect perfection until you've mastered your craft, which takes years of hard work and dedication.

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    You've got a few options,

    1. Get it right first time
    2. Do the mix several times until you get it right

    Both of which obviously require you to be capable of doing the whole set without messing up.

    Or:

    3. Use sync
    4. Splice together several recordings

    Or:

    5. Do it in ableton

    3,4,5 may or may not be considered cheating. Obviously you want your mix to be perfect. If you are intending to use this mix to get gigs make sure you can actually play a decent set. No point in having a fantastic demo and then trainwrecking your way through the night.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rcs1113 View Post
    How can I make the mix perfect without the insanely high levels of frustration?
    It's supposed to be fun

    I think
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    there is no such thing as a perfect mix.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jester.NZ View Post
    there is no such thing as a perfect mix.
    i beg to differ...Sasha's Global Underground San Francisco...both CDs...

    I tend to think of DJ-ing like golf...there is never a perfect game in golf...it's you versus the course..and the course wins every time...
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    There is no such thing as a perfect mix but there is such thing are a brilliant mix..

    But your only solution if you want to just manually mix everything is as quoted above:

    1. Get it right first time
    2. Do the mix several times until you get it right

    Until you are able to do this, it is a case of practice, practice, practice..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jester.NZ View Post
    there is no such thing as a perfect mix.
    Liessss

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    I found this to be useful general advice.

    Want to make more music? Say hello to your enemy: Perfection

    http://www.lostinmusik.net/?p=1240

    I am careful not to confuse excellence with perfection. Excellence, I can reach for; perfection is Gods business. -- Michael J. Fox

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    Quote Originally Posted by keithace View Post
    i beg to differ...Sasha's Global Underground San Francisco...both CDs...

    I tend to think of DJ-ing like golf...there is never a perfect game in golf...it's you versus the course..and the course wins every time...
    Agreed x50000 though the second disc is superior to my mind, I remember playing it for some of my hardcore junglist buddies back when I first got a hold of it, they were acting all disinterested, but then the mota started going round and everyone of them were impressed, truly the greatest moment in prog trance
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