How many songs for a 4 hour gig?
Page 1 of 4 1234 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 31
  1. #1

    Default How many songs for a 4 hour gig?

    Ive been wondering how many songs would I need to have in a crate for a 4 hour gig. I cant play every song I have so Id like to quantify it somehow if I can. What do you guys think will 240 songs should do it I figure @ 3 minutes per song 300 songs for overhead.
    Numark 4 Trak | VCI-400 | Fostex PM0.3 Bookshelf Monitors | The Triple Threat NI-F1, N1-X1-MK2, NI-Z1 | Serato DJ/Flip

  2. #2

    Default

    Umm depending on style of music 60 at most I average 10-14 an hour this depends entirely on genre I'm playing

  3. #3
    Tech Guru calgarc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Montreal
    Posts
    1,439

    Default

    i average 10 per hour, sometimes more sometimes less...

  4. #4

    Default

    Wow I was totally wrong on this one lol.
    Numark 4 Trak | VCI-400 | Fostex PM0.3 Bookshelf Monitors | The Triple Threat NI-F1, N1-X1-MK2, NI-Z1 | Serato DJ/Flip

  5. #5
    Tech Mentor
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    NJ USA
    Posts
    219

    Default

    I'm old school... So the a.d.d. Dj thing is not my style.
    I average 70-80 on a 5 hour set. But can do less if I'm playing more soulful house
    Note: my number includes having multiple tracks playing at once on ocassion.

    I'd suggest the 300 in a playlist to cover tracks people may request...but you probably won't play anywhere near that many
    Last edited by TonyRome; 03-04-2015 at 11:56 PM.

  6. #6
    Tech Guru
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Texas, USA
    Posts
    893

    Default

    I average just under 18 songs per hour. That's mostly Top 40 style songs.

    For a "routine" I have about 1/3 more music that I need.
    For a "free form" set I prep about 2x more music than I expect to need.
    Denon X1600, NI X1 Mk1 & Mk2, MF Twister
    Kontrol S2, Maschine Mk1, APC 40
    Retired: VCI-100 Arcade (Signed #198/300))
    BFM 10x DR200 & 10x Titan 39

  7. #7
    DJTT Moderator Dude Jester's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    New Zealand
    Posts
    12,330

    Default

    A lot more than you actually need is the perfect amount.
    Acer E5 i7 2TB 16GB ~ 512GB SSD ~ WIN 10 ~ TSP 2.11 ~ AUDIO 6 ~ X1 ~ DN-X1600 ~ X1 ~ SPECTRA ~ TWISTER ~ ATH-PRO500 MK2 ~ AT2020

    "This aggression will not stand, man."

  8. #8
    Über Tech Guru Ed Paris's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    l.e. city / germany
    Posts
    3,969

    Default

    I do a lot of gigs where i play 6-7 hours. from what i've learned after checking the traktor history after every gig, i tend to play 150-200 a night. but since i use traktor i don't really care cause i carry music to play for a few months straight
    I'm just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her.
    FB/Ed Paris
    MC/Ed Paris
    FB/Wallach
    SC/Wallach

  9. #9
    DJTT Moderator Dude Jester's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    New Zealand
    Posts
    12,330

    Default

    Thats a lot of red bulls mate
    Acer E5 i7 2TB 16GB ~ 512GB SSD ~ WIN 10 ~ TSP 2.11 ~ AUDIO 6 ~ X1 ~ DN-X1600 ~ X1 ~ SPECTRA ~ TWISTER ~ ATH-PRO500 MK2 ~ AT2020

    "This aggression will not stand, man."

  10. #10
    Tech Guru 031999's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    NYC, NY, USA
    Posts
    1,339

    Default

    lol I have no idea....all I know is I have enough tracks to play for a few years, thats all I need to know

Page 1 of 4 1234 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •