Are most podcasts by "Big DJ's" live mixing or done within a DAW?
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    Default Are most podcasts by "Big DJ's" live mixing or done within a DAW?

    Hi DJTT,

    I haven't posted any questions in awhile but I have one that I honestly can't figure out on my own. Myself and my partner have a Producer/DJ duo and we are planning on starting a new monthly podcast. Comparing ourselves to the big name DJ's, do they mostly make podcasts within their DAW? or do they do them live and then edit in their DAW? I am trying to decide what route would be best?
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    I would bet most are done in a DAW, it would be much faster and have better quality. They have custom intros, some speak a lot during the mix, doing all this live would be a pain in the ass.

    Doing it live may add some creativity to the mix, but it will get you pissed of very quick if you want it to be perfect, you will need to record it over and over again, or edit the recordings on a DAW, which will make you question yourself why didn't you made the whole thing using the DAW in the first place lol

    Maybe I'm wrong, but I've tried both ways and it seems logical to me that most BIG DJs do it using a DAW.
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    Unless they are recorded from a live set someplace, most I believe are done in a DAW (mainly Ableton). Heard this from several interviews on the subject (armin van Buren, Pete Tong, etc)

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    They use a DAW.

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    You can mix live as well, most (if not all) rinsefm podcasts are mixed live in their studio.

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    if it's a radio show with talking and whatnot it's probably a DAW. If it says "live at Supermassive Mystery EDM Plur Rave Festival" then it is probably live mixed. (well a live recording of their pre-recorded mix for some djs)

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    Quote Originally Posted by donstone View Post
    well a live recording of their pre-recorded mix for most djs
    Fixed it for you
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    My bet is DAW... nothing more annoying than screwing something up right at the end and having to re-record it.

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    It doesn't really matter. The big dj's don't do a radio show to show their skills, they do it to promote music. And the transitions are very basic anyway.

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    Yes, I think most use DAW sense they are on the road. Its something I tried to do over the past couple of days and it's really not that difficult if you are familiar with your DAW and producing tracks. Thanks guys!
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