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If you are using Traktor with that mixer you should be able to use the mixer with its own audio interface and record directly inside Traktor (check the record page in the settings). If you’re simply using the laptop to record then check the input settings are correct & the software driver for the mixer is installed. Alternatively you could simply run an RCA- headphone jack cable from the master 2 output on the mixer into your laptop; this would work with the laptop’s in built sound card.
Do you have the audio settings set to internal if you’re using a controller? Might do funny things if it’s set to external without having two separate outputs into a mixer.
Regarding your comment of “if you don’t know anyone from the club, it’s impossible to get booked” I think in this industry there is definitely some element of that wherever you are…
Though the act of getting involved in and contributing to a scene with the ultimate aim of getting gigs out of it will inevitably end up with knowing people in the club anyway…
If you’re using Traktor you can add a second beat marker where the beats come back after the break. This isn’t fulfilling the aim of a “flexible” beat grid but it sounds like it would solve your problem by moving the grid points halfway through while keeping the same tempo.
First thing that comes to mind: have you done any mapping adjustment with keyboard mapping or hardware mapping, maybe something you pressed accidentally has caused a direct change to tempo?
I’m assuming you mean the tempo has changed in the software and you’re not getting audio glitches? If it’s more the glitchy route & you’re in full screen mode, do a test without it in full screen if you can, see if that helps.
This happened to me the other day and I’m using Windows 10. My problem was with deck A though. I had a USB stick that I could use a track from but then realised I could un-tick the box in preferences that says “load only into stopped deck” for the time being which meant I didn’t have to restart Traktor. Not ideal but better than having to restart… Maybe they’ll fix this in an update soon?
DJ Tech Tools has a few articles that might apply to what you’re trying to do, though you might need to do some experimentation to see what midi values work best… Check this tutorial out, but remember to backup your current settings first! (Export button in the controller manager)
In my experience, download managers seem to default to automatically adding to iTunes. Is you use one of these sort of download managers to download from the sites you’re shopping from they might have some preferences you can adjust. Otherwise, just locate the tunes in your iTunes media folder and move them or make a copy where you want them. Or your iTunes is set to automatically add new music it finds. You should be able to adjust that in the iTunes preferences too. Hope that helps.February 25, 2014 at 12:40 am in reply to: Would anybody else be interested in a "How to Emcee" course? #2006575
I was thinking about this earlier this evening & yes that would be great! I’ve looked at various you tube videos on using the mic while DJing and there are so many different individual styles out there; a review of different mic styles with example audio/video would make for a rather interesting article… Eg comparing the differences between genre MCing and mic styles adopted by commercial dance DJs. How the musical contruct of tunes and transitions might affect what you would say and how you would say it… Also setting mic levels, how the acoustics of the room affect things, music volume adjustments etc… How many people out there have heard overly distorted voices on the mic as they battle to be heard over the music?!
My suggestion would be to check the signal chain to find out where the highs are going too far. Use your headphones in the house mixer to check the levels through the cue and master output from that- it could be a filter in the mixer or effects section that’s affecting the top end so check all that first (especially easy to overlook certain things if it’s a mixer you’re not used to). If that doesn’t work then see if the amps have been tampered with if you can; check the levels of those or ask the sound guy to help if there is one.