|Originally posted by adi26 |
Thanks for that. Hmm, I am kinda fascinated by both but I don't know how to play synths n the rest of it so I guess I am better off by learning to mix. I think it makes more sense as well as you would get the feel of beats and everything more with it. Correct?
Anyways, so yes, I want to learn mixing as of now. So now I need a head start. I read a couple of threads on how to go about it but I still end up confused, can you give me an idea? But one thing I figured out from those threads: I personally prefer Cd's over vinyls. So how should I go about it?
Get a cheap, but reliable n00b system, like the one I have. 2 Pioneer cdj 200's, and a Numark DXM 06 should fit the bill as a fine entry level cd-spinning dj.
I guess my present goal is to create a mix of my own. Another question, when people create mixes of old tracks, bootlegs and that kind of stuff, that falls under the production category or Djing?
If you make a mix of anything, it's djing, not production. Production is SOLELY when a track is made via programs like Cubase, Reason, Acid, etc. Mixing is taking tracks already made and blending them together with seamless transitions so that no one can really tell that the tracks were separate to begin with. There is not any production involved*
*save a little bit for Ableton
And this Ableton - is it a producing tool or a mixing tool?
Thanks for the input again.
Ableton is a sequencing/production program. It's original purpose is to allow multiple samples to be played simultaneously, and altered live to create a harmonic presentation. It can be used, however to take tracks from your computer and edit them within the program, altering basslines, and whatever. It can also beatmatch your tracks perfectly, allowing a dj to spend more time mixing tracks harmonically and editing live.