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    Default When do I drop?

    After a few months of bedroom DJ practice, I've found myself, what I feel, is mildly competent in continued, balanced mixing. I can intermingle tracks with some degree of skill. What I can't do is drop. I have yet to find myself dropping through mixing. I'll place in a song that has a drop after a while simply because I know that it's common to have a drop, but not because I feel like I should naturally.

    Question: When do you drop? How do you accomplish it through mixing and not just by playing a song with a killer drop?

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    I drop before mixing as I feel I mix better that way.
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    are you asking when to drop a track or when a track has a massive build up to a big drop?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SirReal View Post
    I drop before mixing as I feel I mix better that way.
    or are you talking about drugs like this guy

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    I'm asking about improvising a drop through mixing.

    A build, then drop, then a stronger beat when it kicks back in, but accomplishing such a thing live, not as a part of a preexisting track.

    I understand that it's not a set formula or a simple "This is how you..." tutorial. I'm merely asking when others feel they should drop. Maybe I meant to ask "When do you drop?"

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    I honestly don't know what you are asking

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    I usually drop after I shop or in between stopping and rolling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Topps View Post
    I honestly don't know what you are asking
    I read it a few times and am also completely clueless....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Topps View Post
    or are you talking about drugs like this guy
    Come on Topps, I was talking about dropping a track, obviously, as you can't mix without at least 2 tracks playing.
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    I think he's talking about creating a buildup in a track using FX.
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