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    Default Backspinning to drop in a track

    So i've been attemping to backspin out of a track that doesnt mix with well with the next track but I can't figure out the timing or the point of the song to make it sound smooth. At what point of a track should I backspin and at what point should I drop the next one?

    Also more specifically, at what point in the phrase should I do it as well?

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    I really see and only enjoy the backspinning of a track if it's a producer, whom happens to be DJing, doing it. Whenever you feel comfortable on it really. I've heard more than a few people mix it in, then right after or before the drop, backspin it to let it play out.

    I've mixed feelings about backspinning honestly. I feel that when it begins to be used, it gets old FAST. It's not something that always works for a dance crowd either.
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    i only use it when i have to when there arnt any opotuities to mix in a song example, if i cant mix it into the breakdown for xxx then i will do it at the end of the breakdown

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigC View Post
    Whenever you feel comfortable on it really. I've heard more than a few people mix it in, then right after or before the drop, backspin it to let it play out.

    I've mixed feelings about backspinning honestly. I feel that when it begins to be used, it gets old FAST. It's not something that always works for a dance crowd either.
    this just do it whenever you think its right and dont look back. also don't use it too much, you could also use something like break to mix out
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    Kill the high and low of the track you are backspinning just before you do it.

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    regarding the phrase, go for the last beat in the bar
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    Ive used backspins in extreme emergency when a mix was about to go really bad!!Other than that its something ive rarely used except for messing around during a practise session.With a 3 deck setup on cdjs loop the beat and put the jog wheels on the lightest setting,Then do your back spin but keep it going by flicking it in time to the beat.Cut across every 2nd or 4th beat for a phrase and on the last beat leave the back spin on its own and as it slows down cut across to your new track! Hope I explained this in a way that makes sense,it can sound great but dont use it more than once in a set!
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    Just to clarify, Track 1 is on deck A, back spin on deck C and the awesome booming track youre slamming in is on deck B!!
    Never tried anything like this with traktor though
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    Quote Originally Posted by happydan View Post
    Kill the high and low of the track you are backspinning just before you do it.

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    +1 to that! Also, I find dropping the volume a little on the track your backspinning helps it blend a bit better. Regarding when to do it in a track, try not to do it when there is lots going on in the track, or if your on a vocal. Ideally you just want some beats as this will help you get that traditional backspinning sound.

    Last thing.... it works particularly well if you have the tracks already mixed, and use backspinning as a way to add to a break, rather than as an emergency mixing technique.
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    I backspin all the way back to the beginning sometimes when I want to hear the song again.

    Seriously though, lowering the volume a tad will help a lot.
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