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    Default Having trouble getting smooth transitions

    I'm attempting my first mix but I just can't seem to get the transitions between songs to go smoothly.
    It might be that I'm 'trying too hard' and that I should just stick to the basics, because I'm messing around with cue points and effects (although I think I overuse the Delay freeze effect). I'm having trouble getting to grips with the 'build-up' chained effects presets from Ean's video.

    Any tips?

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    in a nut shell - master the basics, maybe with a touch of filter, first before trying to get too clever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BradCee View Post
    in a nut shell - master the basics, maybe with a touch of filter, first before trying to get too clever.
    I'm using a Numark Mixtrack and a Kontrol X1 so I don't have a filter knob.
    I have all the basics covered, that's why I'm trying more advanced stuff, sometimes I pull it off, but most of the time, I don't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DJWilliams View Post
    I'm using a Numark Mixtrack and a Kontrol X1 so I don't have a filter knob.
    I have all the basics covered, that's why I'm trying more advanced stuff, sometimes I pull it off, but most of the time, I don't.
    in which case, practice makes perfect. but don't try too much at one time. and map a filter knob

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    Quote Originally Posted by BradCee View Post
    in which case, practice makes perfect. but don't try too much at one time. and map a filter knob
    This.

    Use your effects during build ups, vocals, etc. to enhance the songs...
    ..during transitions, use your EQ's and filters.

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    Ok, thanks!

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    a fun one though, if you're a fan of the echo freeze.
    (when coming out of a transition)
    instead of using delay effect, drop a 1 beat loop, then whack some gate on it at 1/16 setting and slowly turn the key correction up, creates a choppy squeal that has a build up sound to it, then filter it off

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    I'm having trouble mapping the gater effect to SHIFT.RIGHT.3 on my Kontrol X1, because the dry/wet automatically goes all the way to the right but says 0 underneath it... any help?

    I have set another parameter so that when I press shift.right.3 the gater d/w sets to 50 but the knob still shows that it's all the way to the right.

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    with the gate you want the dry/wet all the way imo

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    Quote Originally Posted by BradCee View Post
    with the gate you want the dry/wet all the way imo
    All the time?

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