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glowstick314
Jul 6th, 2008, 00:03
Hey guys. Well, after really just listening to a lot of good tunes, i wanted to start making my own mixes. and by that i mean, start by taking songs and putting them together to make a giant mix, and eventually make my own remixes. What I was hoping to find was a good program which I can use to help me make these mixes. Id need something that i can obviously blend two tracks together (end of one, beginning of another) so that it has flow, and something that i can mod the music just a bit (throw in my own sounds such as names, copy and repeat sections of songs etc). Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

technoboy
Jul 6th, 2008, 05:08
I was just getting ready to post a thread like this! I have pretty much the identical question. I tried "Virtual DJ studio". It was pretty good, but it's only a 20 day trial. Could some of the kind folks here recommend some good computer programs, as well as any other mixing/general tips for newbies? Any help is much appreciated. Thank you!

glowstick314
Jul 6th, 2008, 05:42
exactly what he said :D. tips=greatness!

dfx
Jul 6th, 2008, 16:36
best one for beginners is probably virtual dj. there's also the various flavors of mixmeister around, which can be used to do more "automated" mixes. another popular one is traktor, which is a bit more on the professional side...

now remixing tracks is a completely different thing, this requires more sophisticated tools such as ableton or cubase...

90degrees
Jul 6th, 2008, 18:57
...start by taking songs and putting them together to make a giant mix...

if Live is out of reach try the free TrakAxPC (http://www.trakax.com/software/pc/) (sorry, no Mac).

and this is how to use it.
YouTube - trakAxPC - DJ Set (Free Music Mixing Software) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hwn_s1ZFSQc)


...
now remixing tracks is a completely different thing, this requires more sophisticated tools such as ableton or cubase...
depends, i know wizards who can do that with Audacity (http://audacity.sourceforge.net/) (yup, does Apples as well). :mask:


Edit:
\/ unimportant detail...:ee, well, start saving...

or maybe you find something here
DJs - software for Mac (http://www.macmusic.org/software/cat.php/lang/en/id/7027/)

glowstick314
Jul 6th, 2008, 18:59
agh, i need something for mac heheh.

technoboy
Jul 6th, 2008, 23:09
Thanks guys!

dfx
Jul 7th, 2008, 03:47
depends, i know wizards who can do that with Audacity (http://audacity.sourceforge.net/) (yup, does Apples as well). :mask:

to my understanding, if you do something with audacity, you wouldn't call it a "remix", but rather an "edit". that's just a detail tho...

infectedSt0rm
Dec 20th, 2010, 21:36
Deckadance is what ive been toying with recently just getting my feet wet...
literally it was less than 4 months ago i started with teh keyboard and mouse on deckadance..
using hotkeys, its quite fun. but i have no hardware aside fromkeyboard and mouse lol

iamausername
May 20th, 2011, 18:09
mixxx - Mixxx | Free Digital DJ Software (http://www.mixxx.org)

Above the Clouds
May 21st, 2011, 11:07
I think you first need to decide if you are going to mix with a mixer or just use software.

I mixed with a mixer and used Virtual DJ.

Now I make my mixes with MixMeister. I think it is much easier to make good transitions and you don't have to start over when you make a mistake at the end of your set :P

You can download a free demo of the program here (http://www.mixmeister.com/download.html)

TeroA
May 21st, 2011, 11:55
and you don't have to start over when you make a mistake at the end of your set :PBut that is part of the fun :grinning2:, also not to get it always perfect :grinning2::grinning2:

Above the Clouds
May 21st, 2011, 11:58
But that is part of the fun :grinning2:, also not to get it always perfect :grinning2::grinning2:

You have not seen me when I mixed A Trip To Heaven 002 with my mixer :P

Was a 2 hour episode. Last transition went wrong. Believe me, I was


:yucky: :angry: :chair: :wall: :wacko: :beat: :thumbsdown: :bad:

TeroA
May 21st, 2011, 12:02
You have not seen me when I mixed A Trip To Heaven 002 with my mixer :P

Was a 2 hour episode. Last transition went wrong. Believe me, I was


:yucky: :angry: :chair: :wall: :wacko: :beat: :thumbsdown: :bad:Hehe well got experience of that too :). Also when Audacity which I use for recording used to crash at the point where I finished mixing and clicked stop button. And that used to happen 2 or 3 times / 2h set :lol:

Above the Clouds
May 21st, 2011, 12:21
Hehe well got experience of that too :). Also when Audacity which I use for recording used to crash at the point where I finished mixing and clicked stop button. And that used to happen 2 or 3 times / 2h set :lol:

Yeah, this supposed to be fun fun fun fun right?? :megacrazy::megacrazy:

(Good luck this evening :wink: )

Young Free
May 21st, 2011, 15:09
You have not seen me when I mixed A Trip To Heaven 002 with my mixer :P

Was a 2 hour episode. Last transition went wrong. Believe me, I was


:yucky: :angry: :chair: :wall: :wacko: :beat: :thumbsdown: :bad:


If you record into Ableton Live, you can easily go back just to that point and re-record from there to fix the error, without having to redo the whole thing.http://smilys.net/sommer_smilies/smiley2423.gif

And in the event it crashes, the work is recoverable.

Not that I would ever make a mistake in a two-hour set :whistle: :bully:

TeroA
May 21st, 2011, 15:14
Not that I would ever make a mistake in a two-hour set :whistle: :bully:Of course not :mask:

bjerre
Jun 2nd, 2011, 08:12
If you record into Ableton Live, you can easily go back just to that point and re-record from there to fix the error, without having to redo the whole thing.http://smilys.net/sommer_smilies/smiley2423.gif

And in the event it crashes, the work is recoverable.

Not that I would ever make a mistake in a two-hour set :whistle: :bully:


:hmmm: Really :megacrazy:

Young Free
Jun 20th, 2011, 01:25
I thought of this thread after I managed to tangle my headphone cable among the volume faders while recording :bully:

will need to redo that part :lol::lol:

TeroA
Jun 20th, 2011, 05:13
I thought of this thread after I managed to tangle my headphone cabe among the volume faders while recording :bully:

will need to redo that part :lol::lol:Hehe, that happened sometimes to me too with my old mixer :)

DjSteffano
Feb 26th, 2012, 12:47
Mixmeister Fusion 7.2.2 on a laptop with Windows 7 64bit does the trick for me ! Try it ! and listen to my latest mixes created in this program here StevenWhiteOfficial's sounds on SoundCloud - Create, record and share your sounds for free (http://soundcloud.com/stevenwhiteofficial) :music:

enRu
Mar 30th, 2012, 20:36
Go vinyl flow :lol::lol:

technics rule, ... but ofc you asked computer program well I agree on virtual dj, also sometimes itch, ... there are many and most are free

greetz (dump that sync button!!)

enRu
Dec 23rd, 2012, 20:48
or traktor

Viktor
Feb 8th, 2015, 05:55
thx for sharing this info. have you gotten with steve at ds to get rings made for these?