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  • #1819
    Arthol Gibson
    Participant

    Hey guys..
    Just wondering. You know that moment during a perfectly good set when some unwarranted catastrophe happens like,

    • shifting your crossfader to an empty deck due to unabated dancing in the booth
    • accidentally adding your ‘next’ track to the deck that’s live
    • breakers tripping just as the sweetness of your set ripens

    🙂 Do you have a go-to track or mix that you MUST spin in order to satiate the crowd or regain control of the vibe?
    If you do, what is it? If you have another technique.. what is it?

    #1862
    NewportDJ Drew
    Participant

    Blame a ghost or a gremlin then just keep going with either the same track or your next track. Whatever you have to think quick act quick and make light of it or just ignore it!

    #1907
    Alex Wild
    Participant

    For me it’s Candy by Cameo, can’t fail to get the party going again with that one.

    Ampero, post: 1808 wrote:

    • accidentally adding your ‘next’ track to the deck that’s live

    I have traktor set to ‘only load into a stopped deck’ to stop this ever happening.

    #1000672
    DJ GRE
    Member

    It’s an MJ song for me, either thriller, wanna be startin somethin, billie jean or something with a big build up to go from the dead silence back up. However, if it’s something like the crossfader situation I will just do it again – make it sound like an effect, like you meant to do it – turn on the ‘gater’. 😉

    #1922
    Phil Morse
    Keymaster

    I know what you mean! Many, many years ago, at least in raves, if you had the drop from Faithless “Insomnia” ready to drop, you could be forgiven for anything – you’d just set it rolling and soak up the immediate approval! Nowadays of course that has to be one of the most overplayed riffs of all time. But I tend to agree with Newportdj Drew – just start off where you left off…

    #1000680
    Arthol Gibson
    Participant

    Alex Wild, post: 1896 wrote: For me it’s Candy by Cameo, can’t fail to get the party going again with that one.

    Candy is one of my faves.. I love to drop that in for a hip-hop crowd and have them go 😮 then blend in ‘All Bout U’ from Tupac.. then theyre all :D:rolleyes:

    DJ GRE, post: 1901 wrote: It’s an MJ song for me. However, if it’s something like the crossfader situation I will just do it again – make it sound like an effect, like you meant to do it – turn on the ‘gater’. 😉

    I’ve turned on the ‘gater’ a few times when a scratch session goes awry.. just kinda repeat the snafu with the same timing, lol

    Phil Morse, post: 1911 wrote: I know what you mean! But I tend to agree with Newportdj Drew – just start off where you left off…

    I’d go to this with least forgiving crowds.. or if the timelapse was short enough

    #2086
    D-Jam
    Participant

    I’ve been lucky…rarely did the music completely stop.

    Whenever I did have a crash, it seemed the program froze, but the music kept playing, and I’d just mix a CD on before resetting my laptop.

    #2197
    Phil Morse
    Keymaster

    D-Jam, post: 2075 wrote: I’ve been lucky…rarely did the music completely stop.

    Whenever I did have a crash, it seemed the program froze, but the music kept playing, and I’d just mix a CD on before resetting my laptop.

    In my experience, sometimes this actually fixes itself if you leave it long enough. It’s a nervewracking minute or two though 😀

    #2335
    DJ GRE
    Member

    Phil Morse, post: 2186 wrote: In my experience, sometimes this actually fixes itself if you leave it long enough. It’s a nervewracking minute or two though 😀

    I know! I’ve had that happen and literally my ears were pricked to the speakers and my eyes were glued to the screen waiting!!!! I hate it!

    #2379
    DJ Max D.
    Member

    The world is mine.. UNTZ UNTZ UNTZ 🙂

    #2742
    Arthol Gibson
    Participant

    DJ Max D., post: 2368 wrote: The world is mine.. UNTZ UNTZ UNTZ 🙂

    I gotta check that out

    #2753
    DJ Max D.
    Member

    Ampero, post: 2732 wrote: I gotta check that out

    Works like a charm for me.. just stop any track and play the FMIF remix from the 2:10 point. Never failed for me.

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