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    Default traktor practice W/O waveforms.

    recently i started mixing by trying to not look at waveforms for more than a couple seconds. does anyone else do this? or are people glued to the waveforms

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    People used to use their ears in the olden days!!
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    If you have to stick to waveforms you will never progress as a DJ. As mentioned people used their ears in the olden days.

    IMO, if you have to rely on waveforms you obviously don't know your music very well..

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    Its good advice.

    I covered the laptop when i first started using Traktor Scratch so i could get used to using DVS after being a vinyl DJ for many years.

    I fear that after many years i may have become reliant on the screen.

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    Yeah, man... Don't rely on those waveforms! Get to know your tunes and musical structure! You won't get anywhere if you're staring at your screen waiting to mix the next track in... To control the music, you gotta KNOW!
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    On vinyl you still watched the 'waveform' on the record to see when the breaks/drops were coming.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex Wild View Post
    On vinyl you still watched the 'waveform' on the record to see when the breaks/drops were coming.
    Not 100% true. I did sometimes but quite a lot of the time i couldn't see in the club so i knew the breaks/drops by memory.

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    I've never mixed by looking at the groove on a record to see when breaks/drops are coming. You can't look at the "waveforms" on 2 records to line up the beats cos you can't beatmatch either. :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex Wild View Post
    On vinyl you still watched the 'waveform' on the record to see when the breaks/drops were coming.
    Yeah thats not really the same thing.
    Theres no Phase meter on vinyl or time elasped/remaining etc.

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    Whats this Vinyl thing you guys speak of?

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