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How do you cue in the next track perfectly?
If you have one track playing on one CDJ and the other track cued up ready to go in the other CDJ, how do you cue that track in so its perfectly in sync from the moment you press CUE+PLAY? without having to swoosh the platter around.


edit: No I don't have auto sync lol
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Sometimes I just hit Cue a couple of times quite a few bars before I intend to drop it to make sure my general timing isn't off (maybe 4 bars prior), then if I'm reasonably satisfied with my timing, count accordingly and then Cue+Play. I'm getting lazy nowadays though, particularly as I'm using Traktor quite a fair bit, so I tend to use Sync a lot unless I'm going back to back with mates.

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Practice? Put it in vinyl mode and drop it like it's hot a record.

I know what you mean though, I was never good at the button press being anywhere near as well in time as a record cue/drop
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So it's a bit like skipping rope, you got to anticipate the rope/beat coming and sort of jump/press in advance, so yeah with practice I bet it'll get easier.

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Yeah, I got better at it over time...now I don't play out anymore and only decks at home, I'd probably suck balls at it!

The drop point was always easier than the exit point of a loop (without quantise), it's like trying to hit the 4th beat end point when your brain is trained on hitting the 1st beat start point...so hard! Then watch Anthony Pappa and Phil K drop tracks into a loop while it's IN the mix...noooooope! haha
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how do you cue that track in so its perfectly in sync from the moment you press CUE+PLAY? without having to swoosh the platter around.

in about 10 years of using CDJ's i dont think i've ever managed to do that
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Make sure your cue point is perfect.
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Practice? Put it in vinyl mode and drop it like it's hot a record.

I know what you mean though, I was never good at the button press being anywhere near as well in time as a record cue/drop

i've been mixing on CDJ's almost 3 years now and still have never used the cue button i also play in vinyl mode and drop it as if it was a record
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