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    I've got a bit of a gig coming up - it's just a favour for a friend so it's probably not going to be paid, I'll probably just get a few free drinks. I was thinking of using it as an opportunity to hand out some promo CDs with a mix on and contact details. Is this a good idea?

    Also, what do you think would be a good length for the mix? I was thinking maybe 45 minutes, and just trying to get a decent selection of stuff in, just a range of stuff to show some versatility. Any thoughts?

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    Can't do any harm really. If I do a promo mix I usually allow at least an hour but usually do hour and a half because this is usually the amount of time given in a set and so they can hear how your mix flows over that period of time.

    I hop this helps.

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    The promo i made for this summer was just over 30mins long. Normal sets i make are an hour.

    The reason that i made it half an hour is just because people get bored after 10min or so when they are listening to a set they didn't pick out themselves. So you have to keep the rate of mixing high, higher then you are used to. Keep suprising through the whole set.

    And you should definately hand out some cd's, always works.

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    How long would you say for rate of mixing then? (roughly, I mean)

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    Quote Originally Posted by mistertuckshop View Post
    How long would you say for rate of mixing then? (roughly, I mean)
    that all depends on ur style.

    U urself will know when a song has been played long enough to transition into another.

    also make sure the mix fits ur style. If you like mixing one genre, make the mix of that genre. If you dont you'll end up going for gigs spinning tunes you dont even like. Unless you are ok with that for the money.

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    45 minutes to an hour minutes will be fine.
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    I've started to figure out that instead of having one long hour mix on a promo CD I'm going to try having three 20 minute mixes with little breaks in the middle. That way people can get it, hear different stuff, still get how I mix and all, but have a broader understanding of what I spin
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    What I did with my promo CD's is to put in a skip index.

    The music is obviously mixed, but I add a point for the index about 15 secs before the mix starts.

    This way, they can skip through it and still hear all your mixes.

    Some are real lazy and don't wanna listen to a whole hour mix.

    If they skip through and see that its solidly mixed, they usually will then give it the time of day and listen to it all.

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    bump^

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    Hmm, well I've spent most of this morning and this evening putting this together... obviously there are some bits which need smoothing out, and I want to add some effects in (need to practice them), but how do you guys think it sounds for a promo mix?


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