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    Mattias Dahdouh
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    Take the time and listen to this mix I played at a party. I will save you the hassle for finding the transitions and give you the timestamps since subtle/clean transitions is your main issue

    1st: 07:13 (Song B with 8 O’clock MID, 12 O’clock HI and then a bass swap)
    2nd: 12:22 (Song B with 8 O’Clock MID, 12 O’clock HI and then a bass swap)
    3rd: 17:57 (song B with 8 O’Clock MID, 12 O’clock HI and then a bass swap)
    4th: 23:20 (song B with 8 O’clock MID, 12 O’clock HI and then a bass swap)
    5th: 29:51 (song B with 8 O’clock MID, 12 O’clock HI and then a bass swap)
    6th: 36:12 (song B with 8 O’clock MID, 12 O’clock HI and then a bass swap)
    7th: 42:28 (song B with 8 O’clock MID, 12 O’clock HI and then a bass swap)
    8th: 46:17 (song B with 8 O’clock MID, 12 O’clock HI and then a bass swap)
    9th: 51:00 (song B with 8 O’clock MID, 12 O’clock HI and then a bass swap)

    10th: 55:42 (song B with 10 O’clock MID, 12 O’clock HI and then a bass swap) [This is because Jimi with The First Stone doesn’t have a “clicky-sounding” kick in it. It’s very short and has focuses on the lower spectrum plus i wanted the listener to hear the guitar as well]

    11th: 1:00:10 (song B with 12 O’clock MID, 12 O’clock HI and then I play with the bass around 1:01:45 and filter out the end of song A)

    12th: 1:09:07 (song B with a bass swap)
    13th: 1:14:55 (song B with 9 O’clock MID, 12 O’clock HI and then a bass swap)
    14th: 1:17:51 (song B with 8 O’clock MID, 12 O’clock HI and then a bass swap)

    As you can see, I make it easy for myself when mixing which can be quite boring but it sounds good for me and the audience.

    What I usually notice is that kicks and bass’s clashes together when MID is set to 12 O’clock and play together and that it’s really hard to hear clashing in headphones but very distinguishable when played in speakers.

    That is why I usually kill MID completely or let it be open to around 8-9 O’clock. By letting the HI stay at 12 O’clock the listener will still hear that something is about to happen which can be used to your advantage when timing the phrases since you only have to focus on letting MID through again on Song B and kill Song A.

    Also I use the ISOLATOR function instead of EQ function on the mixer as EQ doesn’t isolates frequencies, it just dampens them.

    TL:DR
    When transitioning, kill MID frequencies and let HI stay at 12 O’clock on song B. Then do a bass swap and slowly mix in MID on song B to 12 O’clock during either a short, long or outro break on song A.

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