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Hey does anybody here Scratch or mix beats? Im thinking about getting a
Numark Total control music mixer was wondering if anyone had experience with creating techno beats or mixing music?
Also im thinking about downloading Fruityloops but I hear it's really hard.
02-15-2009, 05:23 PM
Yeah I mess around with electronic music. I got Ableton Live with a little MIDI controller I ordered, it's alot better than FL (I know from experience). Now I use an old Casio keyboard hooked up to my computer as a MIDI controller, it's pretty dope. What specifically do you wanna do? Scratch and mix or create your own tunes?
I dont want to scratch I would like to create my own electronica music and mix other beats. What kind of MIDI controller do you have and should I get a keyboard to make it a bit easier?
I mess around with virtual DJ but what other programs and equipment would you suggest?
02-15-2009, 06:01 PM
That's the one I ordered, I don't know if it still comes with the software, it says it dosen't on top but it stil says it does on the page. That fuckin sucks if it dosen't.
That Numark Total Control looks great for DJing but it won't help too much with making songs. I would suggets a small keyboard midi controller to start, but really you could do everything in the software you're using, you don't actually NEED a controller.
You can find a shitload of free VSTs here:http://www.kvraudio.com/get.php
A VST is a virtual instrument you can use with a DAW (digital audio workstation) like FL or Ableton. The program will come with instruments already but lots of them suck. I could tell you some specific awesome ones and how to use them if you get some software.
If you wanted a free program you could use a tracker like midget or buzz but those are a huge pain in the ass.
Yeah that post was pretty unorganized but whatever.
Thanks man you help set me strait with what im looking for im currently torrenting Abletons live Version 7.0.3 and when thats done im going to take a look at FL Studio Edition. Im also going to look at some MIDI controllers the one you bought looks pretty sweet. A friend of mine is into scratching and has almost all of those DAW programs and Virtual DJ he uses a mixer and 2 turntables so between the forums and him im sure im gonna get what im lookin for.
02-15-2009, 08:11 PM
Sure thing dude. I was just lookin at the controllers on GC and found this: http://www.guitarcenter.com/M-Audio-KeyRig-49-USB-MIDI-Controller-104471719-i1321388.gc
Since you already have the software, I would recommend that one, since it has like twice the keys + the other shit as the other one and same price. Also could you PM me the link to that torrent? Not sure if im gonna get it but the version of Live I has now is limited as fuck.
02-16-2009, 12:24 AM
I just started DJing half a year ago. A friend was showing me the basics of using virtual dj (beat matching, mixing) before a party once. He asked if I wanted to DJ towards the end of teh night so he could get wasted. I said sure.
I was mixing mp3s off of a dell with rented amps and subs and people were coming up to me and asking if I was a professional dj...yea. I must've played what the people wanted.
Anyways I've just started to make electro. I would suggest against FL but maybe give the demo a try or something. Its not really beginner friendly.
I'll probably keep this thread alive, I defiantly be having some more questions.
edit: I googled about the Numark total control music mixer. The first link said it came with traktor control presets. I'd recommened traktor for a more professional virtual setup whereas virtual dj is more basic and easier. (I use the mixlab skin, its excellent)
02-16-2009, 12:28 AM
I tried to get into real turntablism (not virtual) and its sooo fucking hard, I gave up.
Seriously, its very fucking hard.
that said, DJ QBERT FTW
02-16-2009, 04:45 PM
^ I hear ya. The majority of people now use Mp3's with virtual software in combination with physical equipment (mixer, effects). Virtual and Mp3s have allowed the genre to expand, however people are opened minded enough if you show up at a club with a mac and mixer.
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