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    So I have always wondered about this and with technology making life easier i have to ask. How many tracks do you try to have in a typical 1hr 20 min mix? Back in the day when I used TT's I was lucky if I managed 16 tracks in a cd mix. But with DVS taking so much of the work away and allowing you to focus more on fx, looping and sampling I find that im up in the 23-27 track range. Now I know this can be sort of genre specific since some styles dont lend to long(er) mixes but more cutting, scratching and juggling etc. So for the house, trance and techno guys and gals out there what do you think. What works best for you more or less? and do you find its easier to maintain the flow in the mix with more or less tracks?

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    its hard to say, it mostly depends on your personal mixing style. I like letting my tracks play almost til the end.
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    i recently recorded my first mix and did it live with no edits. i let each of the tracks play out, some almost completely, and the mix reached 1:30. a few comments i received were positive, but the same amount said they'd like shorter tracks more. i then recorded a quick mix of some of the same tracks (though it was live again, so some differences exist), and the opinions were split again.

    so i've decided not to listen to them, and instead play what comes out of my head. i find when i worry about a detail like that, it makes it a bit tougher for me to play.
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    I noticed the sig....
    I hope you aren't using Damien as your DJ moniker...
    if you are, we're going to have problems, legal and personal...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Damien1138 View Post
    I noticed the sig....
    I hope you aren't using Damien as your DJ moniker...
    if you are, we're going to have problems, legal and personal...


    http://soundcloud.com/damien1138 - SC
    http://plurlife.com/damien - one sheet / press page
    Why... explain..? Personal problems?

    Im sure there are loads of DJs called Damien.

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    haha if his real name was damien, could he be upset with you for your use of it? :P
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    soz if i came across a cunt, but i've recently had to deal with a dj not only using the damien moniker, but was claiming to be me. i heard about it through a promoter i've worked with several times
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    unfortunately, a personal name is in a class of words not subject to a trademark, unless you prove the overwhelming public know "damien" as you and you alone.
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    im not really in the mood for reading all the posts at the moment but, you want to play the meat of song and include the build ups in some of them, so the number of songs kind of depends on the length of the meat (tee hee, that was diiirty)
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    i like to mix it up and try to find a balance between fast mixes and long mixes/playing songs out, layering multiple tracks and just playing tracks alone.

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