I really need to stop faffing about with Traktor and buying tunes and do a mix!
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    Default I really need to stop faffing about with Traktor and buying tunes and do a mix!

    Does anyone else find they spend ages buying new tunes and then working on setting up their controller and traktor and just dont do enough mixing! I find the second i switch traktor on I start tinker rather than mixing!

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    I definitely spend more time digging for tunes than mixing, but when I sit down to do a mix that's what I do. I've got the latest DJTT mapping and have pretty much settled on just using it like it is and don't do much tinkering so that may explain why that is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by photojojo View Post
    I definitely spend more time digging for tunes than mixing, but when I sit down to do a mix that's what I do. I've got the latest DJTT mapping and have pretty much settled on just using it like it is and don't do much tinkering so that may explain why that is.
    I think the fact I've recently switched the main genre I spin means I'm really digging for new tunes all the time and finding new tunes I really like!

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    I go through spurts. I'll just mix and record and promote, and then I'll disappear and code the shit out of stuff. Now I'm getting to the point where I want to do both
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    no, infact quite the opposite, i really need to get back to digging for new tunes because i dont have nearly enough to mix with heh

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    The reason I dig so much is the very different genres I look for, For example so far this month I've purchased House of all kinds, Techno, Soul, Funk, Disco, Jazz , some Classic Country and a few things I just classify as international.
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    Quote Originally Posted by grazz16 View Post
    no, infact quite the opposite, i really need to get back to digging for new tunes because i dont have nearly enough to mix with heh

    same here to the max. i find myself mixing too much and not wanting to spend any new money on tunes because i'm a broke student
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    I usually play out twice a week, so that's where I practice my performance skills. I should practice on my own, but I've found that stuff I do when I'm bedroom DJing doesn't always translate over to a live show. The exception would probably be making beats, and crazy intros for my sets.
    I would say my personal rule is not more than a 4:1 ratio of prep-performance. If you don't have a place to perform, make mixtapes or something. All prep and no performance is counter-productive and boring. The audience doesn't care how perfect your controller mapping is.
    One caveat: Hours digging for the perfect track or remix is a good idea. Having great music and poor mixing skills still makes you a great DJ. Playing something people haven't heard before, but love immediately is a great feeling for you and the audience.

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    I do a mix once a month in between that i concentrate on Ableton along with production, I don't practise and I don't constantly mix maybe because i do it because i love the music and not for the want of a gig

    either way i should do more but time is limited lol.

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    Same here for the most part. However, my only real disappointment is, even after my rather grueling process of weeding out the turd tracks (I go through about 3 listens), I always have at least 1 per batch that I play and just punch myself in the balls for buying.

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