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  • in reply to: Controller Advice #2394031

    Silvercue Master
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    Just checked them out and they are out of my price range. I thought this might be high end capability only.

    Thanks anyway 🙂

    in reply to: Controller Advice #2394021

    Silvercue Master
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    Thanks for the tips!

    in reply to: Oldskool House recommendations #2048290

    Silvercue Master
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    joey beltram energy flash /end of message

    in reply to: The other side to EDM popularity. #2043161

    Silvercue Master
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    EDM. What’s that? We (well, some of us) used to call it techno back in the day. Now it has more sub genres than you can point a stick at and the modern side of it seems to have so many cheesy pop sections that I am having to move the sites I am buying tunes from as they are even re-classifying the music like some sort of forced evolution.

    If I browse Progressive House (what I consider my main genre) nearly all of it is actually Pop dance on places like Beatport. I can see the change even in the last 12 months.

    in reply to: Where do you legally get your tracks? #2042518

    Silvercue Master
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    Shaun – thanks for those sites.

    I really liked Traxsource, could not get the audio to work on Trackitdown, and was not too keen on the websites for JunoDownloads & Bigtunesmp3

    Traxsource looks like it could become my first go-to site for tracks though and I will definitely spend some time there.

    in reply to: Where do you legally get your tracks? #2042516

    Silvercue Master
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    Maybe we should give shaun his thread back 🙂

    Apologies for the diversion. Terry_42, you’re a top guy, let’s leave it there 🙂

    in reply to: Where do you legally get your tracks? #2042341

    Silvercue Master
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    Sorry Terry, I don’t entirely agree. It is against their Terms and conditions and they put that on a page about legal questions. However, the actual legality is a grey area if you play small clips of tracks, especially in some countries, if no profit is being made. This was clearly communicated to me in my challenge with them and is in fact stated on this very website on more than one article.

    in reply to: Where do you legally get your tracks? #2042313

    Silvercue Master
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    My comments about grey areas where more about using services such as Soundcloud terry. I had a protracted debate with them myself.

    in reply to: Getting an avatar #2042304

    Silvercue Master
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    ok – thanks

    in reply to: Getting an avatar #2042295

    Silvercue Master
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    Have signature blocks gone too?

    in reply to: Getting an avatar #2042292

    Silvercue Master
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    Is Gravatar the only way now? Must be new as I had a profile pic after you moved to new forum before?

    If so, I will just stay as a blank face as I don’t want to sign up to Gravatar.

    in reply to: Where do you legally get your tracks? #2042287

    Silvercue Master
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    Yes I will check them out thanks Shaun. Do you have a view as to which are better/worse and in particular easy to browse and buy if you don;t have anything specific in mind (this is key feature for me when buying tunes).

    in reply to: Where do you legally get your tracks? #2042279

    Silvercue Master
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    I don’t think it makes any difference where you buy the track from in terms of copyright. Copyright is a little grey area sometimes too….just talk to Soundcloud about it!

    I started my digital experience using DJTunes, but then moved to Beatport as I preferred the way they categorised their music. I have tried Amazon and actually find they are generally cheaper, but their website is far less DJ friendly IMHO and unless I already have tracks in mind I don’t use it. Whereas Beatport is easy to “browse and listen” before buying.

    Having said all that I would like to find somewhere new to get tunes. I mainly play Progressive House, House, Electro House, but also love breakbeat and deep house.

    The reason is I think Beatport seems to be focussing more and more on (what I would call) commercicalised, more “poppy” music maybe popular “EDM” in the States and badging it as Progressive House etc. Well, in my experience browsing their top 100 or some genres I like brings up far, far less decent tunes than it did 1 year ago and far more pop influenced tracks with loads of soppy vocals IMHO! They also seem to have less good quality stuff there at the moment and a few labels seem to be dominating. Just MHO of course

    So…suggestions welcomed by me too.

    in reply to: Anyone else DJ like they are using Vinyl (old style!) #2042239

    Silvercue Master
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    Not alone then 🙂

    I do use some effects, but very few as many sound a bit naff I think. I love the braker (I am using Mixtrack Pro 2 btw and have extra effects packs…just don’t like many of them)…but I never like to over do it. I also find the LPF and HPF are really poor on this system…..I even found the quality of these effects on my Kaoss Pad is much better.

    I have experimented slightly with loops, but really just to sample a vocal from the incoming track at matched BPM and then loop the vocal over the live track, so really only more as a sample live.

    I want to use the samples more actually – that is where I think I can get the best results, so made a couple in Audacity, but I don’t think there is a way to beat match them very well unless I record them at a known BPM.


    Silvercue Master
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    Seem to have lost my profile pic and sig and can’t find where to add them back now…..not been here for a while.

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