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another quick question.. my speakers which are connected to my dj gear tend to make a fuzzy static noise when i put the volume high . any ideas? cud it be the cause of dust ?

don't put the volume quite that high
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yeh it was doin it a bit wen it wasnt playin but thats fixed sumhow.. im usin cdjs so dusnt have to do with stylus.. and the volume isnt really that loud wen it starts to go fuzzy ..
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cdj firmware issue. the cdj trying to recreate the warm feel of vinyl. contact manufacturer
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You're not using HD-25s. Get with the programme.
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hd 25s? its not the headphones its my speakers
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normally its the speakers hitting the max potential and starting to distort. This will happen to all speakers if you push them too much and as time goes ur speaker systems will slowly upgrade, when you get better you will purchase better quality tunes and chose something you will work most on that will be perfected. when you get so far with one thing it will force you to start to learn about other areas as they will begin to cause limitations on u advancing, natural course of most things in life.
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could be that your using pirated music you fucking cheapass.
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^^All articles and marketing things ive read constantly say that 98 - 99% of australians actively pirate music/movies/appz/gamez etc, so chances are your trying to just stir shit and its really a waste of time making a statement like "could be that your using pirated music you fucking cheapass" especially if its just bedroom djing he is currently doing. Just make it more of a point that a person should have legit music on gigs because its wrong to profit from other peoples work.
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no i think the statement still stands, i have heard pirated music being thrown through setups before (big and small) and alot of the time it sounds like shit.

i can honestly say i have zero pirated music, djing-wise all i mix is vinyl, general music-wise apart from cd's i buy (to support the artists) all the music i download is sets/demos/promos

and yeah im am stirring shit.
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all the music i download is sets/demos/promos

Ah, so illegal, unauthorized pirated stuff.

Or do you really believe those royalties get paid from those DJ sets?
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the majority of the sets i have are released by the dj's themselves (myspace, facebook, djfez etc)

RE live recorded sets 99% of the time its stated in the contract for that event that they either allow or decline the recording of the set for promo purposes.

no one is getting royalties as that wasn't their purpose when they were recorded in the first place.
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I honestly cant say that i can 'hear' pirated music. I play vinyl and cd, and spend alot on buying stuff, but im not nieve enough to not realize that a majority of music pirated come orignially from beatport and that often pirated music is alot better quality then a dj who buys tracks from itunes which some 'god forbid' still do. Also alot of pirated music is better quality then what can be purchased within australia when a track isnt openly released so all that can be found 190kbs etc. a majority of promos and sets that are released are techniquelly illegal music and downloading them is walking close to the line on whats considered legal and not also. I also know some very successful artists have views on piracy which are in the wonderfully 'grey' areas on what they think and do.
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the majority of the sets i have are released by the dj's themselves (myspace, facebook, djfez etc)

RE live recorded sets 99% of the time its stated in the contract for that event that they either allow or decline the recording of the set for promo purposes.

no one is getting royalties as that wasn't their purpose when they were recorded in the first place.


Live = DJ set?

Are DJs above the law?

Without the express permission from the people who own the copyright of the songs/tracks themselves, or using the correct channels (eg. APRA), what authority does a DJ have?

DJs can't say yay/nay in some gig contract (which they made a shitload of money out of) to whether their set may be recorded/distributed/sold unless they own the copyright to the tracks they play.

...which (in most cases) they don't.

I'm not suggesting DJ sets aren't prevalent or the norm these days, but let's not confuse that with the legalities and how copyright law works.

Of course, if an artist sued a big-name DJ for playing their track out without paying the associated royalties (which they're perfectly entitled to), I expect it'd be the last record that artist sold.

But it doesn't mean it's not piracy.
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^ What's the alternative? DJ sets are obviously are the lesser of two evils between "borrowing" a track to play it live, and stealing it outright in the first place (through MP3 blogs, P2P etc).
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Live = DJ set?

Are DJs above the law?

Without the express permission from the people who own the copyright of the songs/tracks themselves, or using the correct channels (eg. APRA), what authority does a DJ have?

DJs can't say yay/nay in some gig contract (which they made a shitload of money out of) to whether their set may be recorded/distributed/sold unless they own the copyright to the tracks they play.

...which (in most cases) they don't.

I'm not suggesting DJ sets aren't prevalent or the norm these days, but let's not confuse that with the legalities and how copyright law works.

Of course, if an artist sued a big-name DJ for playing their track out without paying the associated royalties (which they're perfectly entitled to), I expect it'd be the last record that artist sold.

But it doesn't mean it's not piracy.

Comparing a recorded dj set/promo mix to someone stealing songs off p2p is pretty whack, granted the dj set/promo part may be a largely grey area but the p2p simply isn't.

the point i was making is he is using cdj's so its not like music is at all expensive (what a couple of dollars a song) if you want to do it at least man up and pay the pittance for the music your mixing (and like therefore theoretically support)
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But it doesn't mean it's not piracy.

And this is where the record industry needs to decide how it likes it cake.

How many of us have heard a track at a club or on ASOT or on Pete Tong's show and then bought it for our own use/enjoyment?

DJing is free airplay for records. Its the equivalent of a can of cola in a Holywood movie.
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iif your gona use itunes to burn your music onto cds is there an easy way to print out a tracklist like with nero ?
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yeah just go to the playlist then hit print, you can choose a few differnt options on how it comes out.
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You got it...tick the box...should be in 'preferences'...


Hmm, can't seem to find it either. Is it in the Burning tab?

I might upgrade to the latest version, see if there is any difference.
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I organise my music in colour-coded order.
First few slips are Uplifting Trance (Blue,) then I slowly move into Progressive Trance (Green,) finishing off with Tech-Trance / Techno (Red.)
In those transitions, there are CD's which include Blue / Green, but it helps me distinguish between tunes, than if I didn't have them colour-coded.
On some tunes as well, I write, DRIVING, OR EDGE TECH-TRANCE, so I can see quickly what type of style I want to lead into.
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^does you use stickers or texta when you color in your cd's?
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I use flags. Here's the one for UPLIFTING PROGRESSIVE DRIVING EDGE TECH TRANCE

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oh. cos if i had any trance cds, they would all be colored beige.
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Uplifting trance....?

Nice work too Taxman.
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i just bought 100 no brand blank cds for $26 where as i cudve bought 50 sony blank cds for $20... any difference?
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i just bought 100 no brand blank cds for $26 where as i cudve bought 50 sony blank cds for $20... any difference?

50 cds and $6 difference. but remember, sony does have the megabass.
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just a question which i wud like to be answered properly...

ive been mixin electro music and when i mix track 2 into track 1 ive been bringin track 2 into the mix at the point in an electro song where there is usually silence and building up to the peak and no beats.. it goes pretty smoothly but there is no beat matching involved..shud i be practisin more bringin in the song earlier with the beats and beatmatching?
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^^there is no correct answer to that. just make sure it doesnt sound out and wrong, try practicing different styles and see what u like best after u have knowledge of trying things.
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Hey ive just finished a dj course

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shud i be practisin more bringin in the song earlier with the beats and beatmatching?

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i think everyone wants you to post a mix on here......i say do it

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anyone else got something good to say?
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Oh first he will ask how to record a set off the mixer

Also with your question above learn to beat match. Some one wise on here told me you need to learn the rules before you break them. So there for once you know the rules you can break them as much as you want as long they sound good.

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anyone else got something good to say?


Your attitude is so fucked man. Stop demanding respect. Not going to happen.

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im not lookin for respect i just want good answers to my questions instead of this smartass shit its just wasting my time and your time. i dont care how stupid my questions may be . if you have nothing good to say then dont say anything at all
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So what your saying is, you think you can come in to a community. Break the rules of the forum. Then not cop the smartass comments by every one. Dude dont break the rules, think about what your asking, and be up for a joke. Then you will get " good answeres". mate the thing is number 1 this is an australia site and in australian culture we hang shit on each other. so dude jsut learn to cop it and stop being such a winny bitch. Anless some one goes to fair.

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First good thing out of chop chop's mouth for a while. Go for it!
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i dont care if u hang shit on me aslong as i get a decent answer by the end of it
i know where ur comin from chopchop..hmmmmm
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just a question which i wud like to be answered properly...

ive been mixin electro music and when i mix track 2 into track 1 ive been bringin track 2 into the mix at the point in an electro song where there is usually silence and building up to the peak and no beats.. it goes pretty smoothly but there is no beat matching involved..shud i be practisin more bringin in the song earlier with the beats and beatmatching?


so your saying you mix 1 to the other deliberately in the build up where there is no beat so you dont need to beatmatch? and then fading the other track out before it breaks down? thats like having sex and withdrawing just before you cum, but instead of jizzing somewhere else, you just simply stop so you dont jiz. kinda defeats the purpose of sex dont it?
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cosmo, post a mix so we can give you advice.
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i dont care if u hang shit on me aslong as i get a decent answer by the end of it

Quid pro quo doctor. Tell me how you can finish a "dj course" yet have no idea how to purchase music or burn it onto a CD, let alone an understanding that a lot of the time the beats do go on top of each other?

As long as i get a "decent answer" to that I'll give you all the help you want.
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How about buy some records

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im not lookin for respect i just want good answers to my questions instead of this smartass shit its just wasting my time and your time. i dont care how stupid my questions may be . if you have nothing good to say then dont say anything at all


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Hey dude check out Ellaskins DJ Tutor video on how to put together a set, might be usefull to you.

http://www.djtutor.com/ellaskins/index.php
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hahaha the dude has just finnished a dj couse ^^^

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anyone got any cool ideas of an effect to throw into an electro/house mix besides the usual flange/filter.. for example ive see people slow the song down heaps then bring it back up usin pitch control.. and also people movin the fader up n down real quick givin a wave effect...

any other ideas??
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