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Been thinking of buying one of these, how have people found it?
I think people need to take into account genre slightly more when it comes to harmonic mixing, for example a super minimal techno set (style of DJs like Ben Klock, Marcel Dettman, Sven Vath etc) HAS to be harmonically mixed or it just sounds awful. But harmonic mixing does not mean you cannot change key at all, the key wheel (http://www.harmonic-mixing.com/Images/camelotHarmonicMixing.jpg) is incredibly handy and allows you to really learn what key changes you can and can’t do and what impact they all have on the sound of the transition. Some are fairly small impacts but some like going up or down a “5th” can have a really large impact on the sound and create quite a euphoric or incredibly dark sounding change. In regards to BPM I tend to have a +/- 3% rule but as the previous comment mentioned this is just down to personal preference, but bear in mind that if you’re using key lock and try to change the bpm of a track too much the sound may start to distort. A handy trick for big bpm shifts I tend to find is to use tracks that have no beat in the intro, but even then doing this too much can create quite a stressful sound.
Hope something in here was helpful, the information would be way more specific if it wasn’t 2 in the morning!
Hahahaha I see what you did there D-Jam 😉
It’s a bit of a weird one in my opinion, I’m a big fan of his productions as both Ten Walls and Mario Basanov and I’m not going to suddenly stop playing them because of the controversy as while he may be a total arse he is still damn talented, but I’m basically a small party and bedroom DJ. I think if you were playing to a medium to large crowd it may not be worth the risk, all it would take is a few in-the-know people to start a chain reaction from the rest of the crowd which could end up damaging your set.
Why what’s happening in Birmingham next month? (excuse my ignorance)
Sorted it in the with help from NI support! If anyone is here with the same problem the fix is to go into the properties of the Traktor application then compatibility where you should tick the box labelled “disable display scaling on high DPI settings” and that should fix the issue.June 3, 2015 at 3:47 am in reply to: Looking for controllers that spin or have spinning visual on deck to scratch #2205131
If you’re in the market for something scratch focused but cheaper the Hercules DJ Jogvision could be worth a look.