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  • in reply to: Using CDJs for the first time at a WEDDING #2601801
    Chris Herodotou
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    Guys,

    thank you all so much for the input. In the end I went along with using Serato in HID mode and managed to get a bit of practice on the cdjs before the event.

    I was only asked to play pop tunes (i dropped one house track by request but was set straight again by the groom’s mother haha), so tight mixing was not really the order of the day.

    Although being a little overwhelmed by a totally different layout and set up I managed to keep people dancing although I definitely would like some more time practicing on cdjs as it really is different to controller mixing.

    Many thanks again for everyone who took the time to reply and help out.

    Chris

    in reply to: Using CDJs for the first time at a WEDDING #2597991
    Chris Herodotou
    Participant

    Thanks guys for the info, lots to think about but I like the sound of using my PC with the CDJs.

    The models of CDJs/mixer I will be using are pioneer CDJ 2000 nexus2 and DJM900 nexus2.

    Would this be OK to get the HID mode working with my laptop if i set up a rekord box account for the wedding?

    I assume I can’t use HID mode with Serato?

    Will read that article link about Rekord Box and start that process I think.

    Thanks very much,

    slightly less confused DJ…

    in reply to: Do I need a Serato expansion pack to play at this gig? #2535381
    Chris Herodotou
    Participant

    OK guys thanks very much for this, it’s appreciated. Just signed up to Spanish language classes as well to avoid further confusion in the future!

    All the best

    C

    in reply to: Do I need a Serato expansion pack to play at this gig? #2534931
    Chris Herodotou
    Participant

    UPDATE:

    I got this email from the promoter just now…

    “Equipment wise we have the PA, two turntables and a 3 channel DJ mixer plus an 8 channel analog mixer for the live acts.
    I’m a honestly a bit ignorant with regards to the tech requirements for DVS. We have a relatively large DJ booth so any other equipment you’d like to bring (I tend to come with Traktor, kaoss pad and octatrack) should fit.”

    As it stands my laptop and controller set up won’t work with anything he’s mentioned so I should just take my controller and plug it in the mixer?

    C

    in reply to: Looking for tips on how to make a 'Demo Promo Mix' #2521941
    Chris Herodotou
    Participant

    DJ Peter,

    thank you for your response. You have definitely given me some ideas about networking and hitting the bars that I am interested in playing at, so thank you. Incidentally I am now in Barcelona so there is plenty of choice in terms of where to play and styles of music, so hopefully I will find somewhere.

    When I make my mixtape I will definitely perform it as a live gig like you mentioned.

    Many thanks again and if I ever pass by South Sweden I will give you a bell for sure!

    in reply to: Beginner Ableton Live User seeks Performance Controller #2339191
    Chris Herodotou
    Participant

    Many thanks for your reply, it’s appreciated.

    In answer to your question I kind of know my way around a keyboard and I play the guitar, but it’s all been learnt through ear and not with formal musical theory lessons. I could always take some lessons on the keyboard to brush up my skills.

    I understand that learning Ableton Live will be a long and arduous process but I am willing to kick things off and I feel this will be a life long passion, as with playing music.

    In regards to performing sets using Ableton, can anyone point me to somewhere online I can check out as to how I could maybe combine Serato and Ableton together? Is it possible to have a 2 or 4 deck and mixer format added to the extra clips through Ableton Live?

    At the moment I feel as though I can’t see the woods for the trees and just need a bit of direction as to where I can do more research.

    Many Thanks,

    Chris

    in reply to: My first ever mix #2232311
    Chris Herodotou
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    in reply to: My first ever mix #2232301
    Chris Herodotou
    Participant

    hmm strange. I posted it from soundcloud. TAKE 2!!

    in reply to: How can I organise my Electronic Library without iTunes #2124281
    Chris Herodotou
    Participant

    Ok guys thanks so much for your help. I think I will download iTunes for my PC and use it purely for my DJ music. I also came across Rekordbox as a tool to sync and store all your music across devices. Have any of you used this?

    One more thing to ask!! If I organise my music using iTunes and Serato Intro, will it be a simple case of moving everything across once I upgrade to a Serato full software package? I would hate to have to do things twice!!

    Many thanks,

    Chris Hero

    in reply to: Beginner Dj – should I go for Virtual DJ or Serato? #2114881
    Chris Herodotou
    Participant

    Hello eveyone,

    thanks for the responses. Lots of great help and advice, much appreciated. I imagine myself to be a bedroom/mobile dj initially, playing out at house parties and progressing into bars once I feel able.

    Having checked out the software online, I felt that traktor was a bit too complex and will probably opt for one of serato or VDJ to learn on.

    One question I do have is that, once I decide on software and a controller, will i need to upload any software onto my laptop? If it’s a download then great, but my laptop has no CD or DVD drive so may struggle if the software comes in that format.

    Thanks again,

    Chris

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