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    Default Help needed Retro Mixing (80's music)

    hey guys,

    i got a new contract with a club where i should play only Retro of 80's.i am using Traktor Scratch pro with Novation Nocturn.But i am facing problem with mixing this kind of songs,if any one can help me with this that will be great full.Especially Ean.i am looking forward with a video tutorial.
    Also i use Ableton 8 for djing.

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    Subi

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    Don't even bother to beatmatch unless it's for a special effect between tracks you know work together (OMD to Gary Numan, that kind of thing). Most 80's and Goth clubs I was dragged to^H^H^H attended just use "crash mixing" - just crossfade from one to the other quickly without any attempt at matching.

    In fact, my buddy's early attempts at DJing an 80's club didn't even use a crossfader, he used the "quarter turn" trick on the SL1200s. It takes a quarter turn to get to speed, so cue up the track to the first note, spin it back a quarter turn and just hit "start" on the deck at the right time!

    Now that's quality old school mixing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fatlimey View Post
    Don't even bother to beatmatch unless it's for a special effect between tracks you know work together (OMD to Gary Numan, that kind of thing). Most 80's and Goth clubs I was dragged to^H^H^H attended just use "crash mixing" - just crossfade from one to the other quickly without any attempt at matching.

    In fact, my buddy's early attempts at DJing an 80's club didn't even use a crossfader, he used the "quarter turn" trick on the SL1200s. It takes a quarter turn to get to speed, so cue up the track to the first note, spin it back a quarter turn and just hit "start" on the deck at the right time!

    Now that's quality old school mixing.
    That's what I did. None of that funky fader voodoo for me unless I was doing something experimental.
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    Im a 80s dj! Yes you can beatmatch the music. check out mixcloud.com there is several dj mixes on the site. PM me ur info and I can send you a mini mix.
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    thanks for that,i would like to listen to those mixs,even i met some of the dj's in my town who do fantastic mix with pioneers on 80's music..so send me the link if u could...and u can catch me on myspace too....

    www.myspace.com/djsubivk


    regards

    subi

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