whats the easiest EASIEST way to mix? Serato live, Abelton live, or Trakator???
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    Default whats the easiest EASIEST way to mix? Serato live, Abelton live, or Trakator???

    My question is, whats is the ABSOLUTE COMPLETELY EASIEST E A S I E S T way to mix? haha

    Would you say serato live, Abelton live or Trakator? Im speaking for someone who is a 100% a complete beginner, not concerned with being a "great DJ" just wanting to be able to hardly get by with mixing?? Literally wanting to cheat with hardly mixing. haha thanks.

    I am in a DJ duo thats fairly popular and plays alot of gigs, where my partner does all of the mixing and I'm the selector and the MC/hypeman, but I travel alot on business (as where he doesn't). So when I'm out of town on business friends in whatever city I'm in always ask if I want to jump on a set...which I could never do because my partner does all of the actual mixing, but it would be fun to be able to jump on sets while out of town by myself, so I'm really not trying to be amazing at mixing, just not enough to get by rocking a party. So yeah, whats the easiest easiest software/hardware to cheat at mixing?? thanks alot guys

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    I don't really think that there's a real "easiest" option right there, they all serve different purposes. Serato would be more DVS-oriented, for use with timecode, in my opinion, while Traktor is more for use with controllers.

    I'd suggest to try them all a bit, get to know them and see what fits your needs best.

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    Haha this question is asking for a lot of trouble.

    To be honest though, from my experience if you plan out a set and know what tracks you are going to play, Traktor is as easy as any to DJ with. Just play with it for a day or 2 and you should be able to 'cheat' through a gig.

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    Your pretty much spitting in the face of everyone here by asking that question. I suggest you stay off the stage until you can actually devote time to learning how to play.

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    mixmiester is pretty bloody easy, it has great bpm detection and you can use controllers to affect the eq, volume, effects and looping. You could probably even change the position of the tracks on the grid. Numark also released a dedicated controller for the software.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bears'N'Backpacks View Post
    Your pretty much spitting in the face of everyone here by asking that question. I suggest you stay off the stage until you can actually devote time to learning how to play.
    This.

    By taking gigs and "cheating" you're stealing work from people who can actually do the job and deserve to do it.

    Also, you select the tunes, but your partner does the mixing. What?

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    so what you do is take one tune and let it play (but only the best part of the tune) then take another and right when the first ends press play on the second then take the first and spin the record backward as hard as you can while at the same time fading to the second. then just repeat.

    be sure to keep all the levels in the red (the people dancing are not having a good time if its not).

    be sure to spill beer on the decks at-least once a gig (its considered bad etiquette not to spill beer on other peoples dj gear).

    make sure to play every tune ANYONE requests the and the drunker they are the faster you should play it, i would go so far as to say if the requester can hardly stand or talk immediately use the above mixxing technique to mix in there tune.

    be sure to bring a air horn and a few dozen glow sticks (make sure to leave the glow sticks in there bags but pre crack them about 5 hours before giving any of them out.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by DISaS73R View Post
    Also, you select the tunes, but your partner does the mixing. What?
    This is a very traditional way of DJing. The DJ very rarely chose the music, the 'Selector' chose it and the DJ played it.
    Although I doubt that they are doing it in that way to be like a genuine soundsystem, sounds to like they are just f*cking around.

    Buy MiThe easiest way of mixing is by using Mixmiester . http://www.mixmeister.com/


    As said just buy mixmiester .

    Now, there's your answer, I guess you don't need us anymore?

    Should I close this thread?

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