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    Hey guys! I have learned to beat match and can mix songs pretty well. I was wondering if you guys can tell me any tips or tricks I can use to make my mixes sound better or more funky. I know beat juggling and scratching are some ways, but what are some other ways. Or are there any tutorials or websites that can help with this? Thanks!

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    My biggest tip is to limit the tricks as much as possible. Simple, done really well, is better than even your best tricks strung together.
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    Don't mix track A into track B only. Creat buildups with FX and looping, get the energy up and then bring it down slightly, then bring it up higher. Also, try not to just stay with 128-130 BPM, speed up and slowdown to build up tension in the mix. Think about your mix like a movie. Intro-plot-crisis-resolution-build up-climax-denument.
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    Mixers like the Pioneer DJM series have built in FX that allow you to perform tricks....either basic add-on FX or more complex ones depending on how deep you wish to go.

    Add-on FX units like the EFX and RMX series (again all by Pioneer) all do what the mixers can and more.

    Check out videos on Youtube and see which you think will suit you best.
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    ^i don't think OP is looking for new gear, he's looking for a way to make his mixes delicious.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dripstep View Post
    ^i don't think OP is looking for new gear, he's looking for a way to make his mixes delicious.
    Ah, I get you...sorry if that's not what you meant OP...just a suggestion if you ever wish to get a new mixer/add-on to your set-up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dripstep View Post
    Don't mix track A into track B only.
    Why?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dripstep View Post
    128-130 BPM
    At what point did he mention BPM or genre he's playing?

    Ignore the BPM part OP ....play what you want.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 3heads View Post
    Why?
    Because after 4-5 hours it gets boring for the DJ and people on the dance floor. they could just listen to the radio or an iTunes playlist. A/B mixing is ok but put a little surprice in there every now and then just to make the night something more then just one more night out for the crowd.
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    3heads first - he wants more punch to his mix, so dropping every track as the previous track is ending won't have the punch. Building up, breaking down and building up again will give it some punch, as well as using some fx or loops to help. I'm not at all saying that track A to track B sounds bad, if you have banger tracks, it will be great, but might lack the punch OP is looking for.

    FV- most dance/house music is 128-130, mixing that through your whole mix kinda sounds a bit boring, but you already knew that.
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