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    Hi,
    I am recording a 1 hour mix for a friends party, which I unfortunately cannot attend.
    In preparation for my mix I have selected 18 tracks. Is that about the right amount for an hours mix?
    Thanks, in advance.

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    I dunno, is it?

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    Sorry, usually I would just record it and work out whether I need to add or subtract tracks, but I don't don't have time for many retakes. Sorry for the tricky question!!

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    what kind of musc to you spin?
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    Well this mix I'm working on is about a quarter deep house and three quarters electro - hope this helps.

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    How do you expect us to know? Use some common sense. I know 18 tracks wouldnt be enough for me, but for others, its prob too many. Count how many songs you went thru in your last mix and do some simple math....i dnno. Just use your head bud.

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    it always depends on the style you´re mixing. i did a techy mix 2-3 months ago that was almost 1 hour long and contained 11 tracks and 2 days a go i made a mix that is 34 minutes long and contains 38 tracks. it´s all a matter of your mixing style... just saying
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    If each song is 3 minutes (which their not, they are usually 3-6 minutes), then 18 tracks would get you 54 Minutes

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    If you're mixing 18 house tracks you may find it takes 70 minutes or so, which'll still fit on a CD. 70 minutes would be fine, no?
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    deep house to electro?

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