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  1. 6 points
    OK, so there are two things you're talking about here: 1) technical ability 2) getting exposure -> assuming this is so you can move toward getting gigs? I had a quick flick through the mix. Genre: Personally wouldn't exactly call it jacking house, there was a bit of variety, but most of the tunes are what I'd expect to hear at a commercial / electro house night. Nothing wrong with that if that's what you're into.. But if you're trying to get gigs and telling promoters you're playing jacking house, I don't really know anyone booking 'jacking house' DJs around Melbourne at the moment, let alone for opening sets. Mixing: OK in the sense that beatmatching and phrasing was on most of it. Levels were a bit up and down - the mixes sounded a lot like the incoming track just had the drums slammed over the live track, which makes the kicks sound wrong. EQ is your friend here - you don't want the low end of both tracks up if they both have heavy kicks going, you get volume peaks/drops and it makes it sound really noticeable that you're mixing a track in. Also try work on some different transition styles than straight intro/outro mixing with the same EQ movements each time. Flow: Half hr is pretty short.. But think about if you were in a club, you want to build up to a peak, drop back off a bit to give the dancers a rest, build up again, and the night goes around like this. Then depending on what time the place shuts, fades off a bit toward the end of the night generally. Listen to some DJ sets and pay particular attention to the order they play their tracks. Exposure: The hardest one. You can circulate via socials to friends and you may get a few plays, but the fact is not many people will listen. Unless they're a DJ, they probably don't listen to that style of music day in, day out. As labrat said - if you want exposure in terms of gigs, you need to be out meeting people all the time, frequenting the venues you wish to play at. It all comes down to $ at the end of the day, so they're going to book people they like / will bring them $ in / they're so good that they create the exact vibe the venue is going for. Also, it's hard to get the first few gigs at venues. Just remember, no matter how good you are mixing in your bedroom, it doesn't transfer into club experience. Using equipment in the loud, dark room, people hanging off you, having to read the crowd, conform to the promoter's vision/music policies, probably had a few drinks before hand, etc... you will probably muck something up. So they will put you at the quietest time of the night; at least to start with. Find the venues you want to play at (generally a venue where you already know someone involved somehow), turn up early and learn what music they play. Focus on becoming good at that genre, and work from there. But at the same time, you want to sound unique (without trying to contradict myself). No venue plays hits all night. P.S. Melbourne is saturated with DJs, and a lot of them are pretty good, at least in my circles. So to become 'known' for being a good DJ around here takes a lot of time and practice. I've been chipping away for years down here.
  2. 4 points
    LabRat

    Stanton ST150 Turntable Rebuild

    Ladies, Gents and esteemed guests; I pulled my turntables out of storage the other week to find that after a year and a half of being tucked away, something ridiculous happened to all the plastics and rubber parts. I'm not sure what caused it but it became all sticky and gross. The base and all the buttons were stuffed. It's like that feeling when you pull off a sticker after a long time and all the adhesive is left behind. I plugged them in to make sure they still work and so far so good but I didn't want to keep them in this condition. After ringing around for parts and such it became increasingly difficult to find anyone who cared. I called the distributer and they said they may have some second hand bits laying around but no bueno so I decided to pull them apart and clean them up myself. Since they were going to be apart, I've decided that I'm going to wrap the faceplate and do the dicer mod! Quick Note - make sure you keep everything labeled! Take lots of photos and put any parts in labeled zip lock bags so the assembly is much easier Here's as they were when I pulled them out of storage You might be able to see the difference in the plastic. The shinier side is where I scrapped a bit of the adhesive off, and the matte is the gunk. So time to dismantle. There's next to no information about these online so it's a guessing game at the moment. The platter pops right off revealing a few screws. Since I'm wrapping the face plate I need to remove the screws (which I've already done around the platter) the other 4 are unnecessary. There's about 10 screws holding the base together. You can see by the finger prints how stuffed these are Once the screws are out, you can wiggle the base off. Try not to yank it when doing so. Be gentle, it'll come off I'm skipping a massive part here but can go int greater detail if requested. It's good to have an old pillow to rest the face plate down on as the hardness of a table could damage the tone arm, buttons or circuitry. To make a long story short, the tone arm isn't clipped in, it's straight wires from the circuit board right through to the carts. This makes it a bit difficult to remove. You'll require a soldering iron here and some basic soldering skills. It's best to melt the solder on the circuit board to remove the wires. I accidentally snapped mine. It's very easy to do as the wires are so thin so be careful. So this is my current situation. I need to clean all my parts now so it'll be some time before I post updates. Once the parts are cleaned I'll be wrapping the face plate and replacing the decals on the face too. Unfortunately the cleaning product you need to use will remove all text and any kind of printed labels or stickers so you'll need to have these remade if you want to keep them in the future. As I work in the sign and graphics industry this is easy and cheap for me to do myself. I'll probably be doing some custom labels on it rather than replacing the original logos but we'll see how it goes. Hopefully in my next update I'll have my colour chosen too
  3. 3 points
    Got the ground lift adapters in today, and they've made a world of difference. I can still here a tiny bit of the squeal if I get close to the speakers while the GPU is going hard, but it's inaudible from my seating position and definitely so while playing back audio - the quality of which doesn't seem to be affected. I'm very happy with my $10.04 solution! Cheers for the advice guys.
  4. 3 points
    LabRat

    Kouki - Only One [Trump'd Music]

    Since my absence from the music industry I never had a second thought to write or release anything or promote another party. It's been 3 years now and since I sold my car I've been looking for another hobby to fill in my boredom. I fired up Trump'd again on a VERY small scale. There's a few releases under the Trump'd banner ready to go, which I'll post through out the year. My commitment levels are no where near what they were when I was full-time and I have no idea what's relevant but I'm gonna put out some tunes anyway. Here's the latest one. It's only available via stream on Spotify and Apple Music (amongst others). Once I sort out my distribution to Beatport I'll probably put out some DJ friendly versions for the venues and such. Enjoy.
  5. 3 points
    NitroMonkey

    Bedroom Dj ready for the next step!

    Hey mate, welcome to the forums. There is plenty of advice out there for you to take, but most of it will be irrelevant to your experience. What I mean is, you will not absorb most of it until years to come. However the most straight forward advice I have for you is the following... Start simple, remain humble, work your networks. A philosophy I live by in almost every application in my life. Starting simple; learning the basics inside out. Beat matching, phrasing, in key and out of key mixing, watching proper DJs LIVE and don't learn bad habits or attitudes. Remain humble; keep your ego in check. The reality of DJing is that there will always be someone out there that is better or more unique than you in their own way. Find your product and work with that. Work your networks; expand your social boundaries, attend events of multiple genres, meet and greet people with no hidden agenda. If you get these down for the next 6-12-24 months you may create an opportunity to play your first live set. Remember, it isn't entirely about what you know in this industry, more who you know. So you need to create that in order for it to happen. However, backing it up with a skill set that is impressive shows you mean business. Because ultimately DJing is a business. You wouldn't go into your day job and only do half the work... I'll have a listen to your mixes, I would suggest you make a post for your latest one in a thread here on the forums. Just make sure it goes into the right section
  6. 2 points
    Nice mix there mate!
  7. 2 points
    Tom Cosm has just released this huge swag of content for free on YouTube as he makes the move to Patreon, give him some love at http://www.patreon.com/tomcosm "20 In depth high def tutorial videos covering a tunes entire creation process, from programming beats, to tune structure... the main focus however is on 16 powerful bassline patches and a tutorial on how each was made." Intro - https://youtu.be/934Bw_bzGJo Part 1 - https://youtu.be/349Uf8HQZkk Part 2 - https://youtu.be/ar51_A1psIY Part 3 -https://youtu.be/uUKMUlRGfPY Part 4 - https://youtu.be/gg9QHX88D3Y Part 5 - https://youtu.be/UEzn2-V1eh4 Part 6 - https://youtu.be/BAjE2H4fi00 Part 7 - https://youtu.be/424WHMjz8Tg Part 8 - https://youtu.be/nDXTn08f06I Part 9 - https://youtu.be/w1etcEAiSHU Part 10 - https://youtu.be/934Bw_bzGJo Part 11 - https://youtu.be/LcktjBqnuK0 Part 12 - https://youtu.be/DMvoA0VX7rc Part 13 - https://youtu.be/nzc4cWzGy0A Part 14 - https://youtu.be/fkT80cUt1go Part 15 - https://youtu.be/H13wvKwA7Yc Part 16 - https://youtu.be/cu8wreyJiSM Part 17 - https://youtu.be/934Bw_bzGJo Part 18 - https://youtu.be/ukv4mc-oc8w Part 19 - https://youtu.be/oHypQS_yCiA Part 20 - https://youtu.be/kqpFTCoxUxA
  8. 2 points
    LabRat

    Spitty's random finds

    I find some cool stuff when I browse the InterTube so thought I should start sharing what I see with you guys. I'll keep adding to this every time I find a video that's worthwhile sharing. They're mainly production videos which is why I though it would be cool to have just 1 thread which showcases heaps of different stuff. I do find a fair bit so I could update this thread a number of times a day, or never at all - keep your eyeballs on this space
  9. 2 points
    Just an FYI, this set is also hip hop, dubstep, drum & bass, glitch hop etc
  10. 2 points
    ThatPartyGuy

    So I've never really DJ'd

    only issue i've had with controllers is that you need an ok computer to handle it. like you dont need something epic but i've had Traktor lag on me a few times out at a gig.
  11. 2 points
    Yeah it sounds like a quick and fun little challenge. I might have to oil everything up for 1 more go
  12. 2 points
    Mitch

    Pawn & Co 21-08-16

    Got a recording of my set from last night up. Was opening set (7pm), so bit more downtempo with a (significant) hint of disco vibe. Enjoy
  13. 2 points
    Mitch

    About Her

    This is cool. I get where @Narukami is coming from - I thought it was going to drop into a 4x4 garage track during that first build/peak. But you pulled it back
  14. 2 points
    Basically the same but cannot stress on how much you hear when listening back to your own mix, my mixes are like the only thing i listen. Also post mixes here we offer nothing but ways to improve.
  15. 2 points
    its all about practice man. record mixes and listen back on it, take notes and try again. thats how i got better and better, till i worked up and got residency at a couple of places. being nervous, imo, its a good thing. means you actually care about DJing and want to do a great job. i've seen far too many DJ's that have the "so what" or "i'm top shit" attitude, they just sucked... a new guy who just started out that was nervous as balls rocked a crowd and was 100 times better then some of the headliners we had.
  16. 1 point
    OwenDavidson

    Hey everyone! I’m new here.

    What’s up, I hope everyone is having a great day. My name is Owen and I’m a producer/dj from Perth, Australia. Looking forward to getting to know a few of you guys.
  17. 1 point
    Mitch

    CDJ2000 reapirs

    Bounce Audio in Prahran are good.
  18. 1 point
    LabRat

    Kouki - My Body (Radio Cut)

    Few different ways to do it but the easiest way now is to go though distribution platforms like Tunecore, Distrokid, CD Baby etc. It was a bit complicated to set up a proper label when I was going though those hoops with Trump'd (I was in the process of registering with Label Works) but since I scrapped that idea I'm only really putting my own music out I decided to use Distrokid. Some platforms, like Distrokid, don't upload to some places like Beatport so if you wanna put your music everywhere like that you just need to do the research to see which one works for you. They all take different percentages and have different fees too
  19. 1 point
    Hey all, I just put together and recorded my latest Progressive Evolution mix. Arguably some of the smoothest mixing I have ever done to date. I really enjoyed putting this one together and hope you enjoy it too. Listen to it here
  20. 1 point
    Craig

    *Live* Tech House Roof Top Session

    Evening! Below is the link to my most recent private roof top session recored live. Was a nice afternoon to throw some tech house around and I'm not going to lie, it does get a little sloppy in parts as the drinks were being consumed quckly 😂 >>>Soundcloud link<<< Let me know your thoughts on the mix, constructive criticism is alway welcomed. Also if you can throw a like, repost or follow it'd be much appreciated 🤙
  21. 1 point
    dflux4

    Back once again for the ..

    Welcome back homie, I've had a recent hiatus myself and find myself back at home in the ADJF community.
  22. 1 point
    Scottie

    Cupe needs a new PC build

    if you're looking to have all drive bays filled then you'll need an extra sata slot, most mobos will have 6 at most, unless you spend $300+, then you get 8. There are pci SATA controller cards out there that allow you to have an extra few SATA ports, but I'm not 100% on how they work. mitch might know more
  23. 1 point
    Scottie

    Cupe needs a new PC build

    you could salvage your psu, graphics card, fans and case. If you're upgrading to a new cpu, then there's no avoiding having to get a new motherboard and new ram too
  24. 1 point
    Hey guys, Im Kevin from the Netherlands, I perform as Mr Green and I play Drum n' Bass and Dubstep (predominantly Dnb). I just got into Sydney for work and travelling and have been here for 2 months now, and I'm really missing being able to boot the cdjs and hit the decks. I am currently looking for someone that is keen to chill, has some decks wants to make music every now and then. I recently got signed to an Amsterdam label as a performer, and I have to get my production on level as well to get things going on another level. So if there is anyone here keen on having some European Dnb influences, some chilling, a good (music) talk, a dutchie, show me some producing, recording mixes, I am all down for it.
  25. 1 point
    NitroMonkey

    October Vocal House Mix

    Hey all, Yesterday I recorded a Vocal House mix. Have a listen or download it from the link below. Let me know what you think of it. https://hearthis.at/tyD23cbZ/matt-ingle-presents-october-vocal-house-mix-live-recording/
  26. 1 point
    MNTN

    ARMAB057 : Non-Linear - Space Of Variations 1

    Space of Variations 1 , obscure and bland space data transmissions from label mainstay Non-Linear. With 4 variations which open up this journey of sound on chapter one metallic fusion and quirky sounds, mangled vocals and wide picture characterises this release different various interpretations of the data recieved. Techno, for the club, for the trip, for the DJ. Armatura goes back to straight forward delivery and signs future variations to accompany the opening one. Listen / Download on Bandcamp now https://concrete.bandcamp.com/album/space-of-variations-1 Junodownload, Beatport, iTunes, Dj-Shop.. from May 24th 2017.
  27. 1 point
    This guy also is pretty awesome and has lots of stuff I recall watching way back when Hope these worked, as im at work and get ICT security 'access restricted' so, yeah..... Also I saw there is a manual for that piece of hardware, might be worth having a quick scroll through or find the online manual pdf and 'ctrl + f' and search alot quicker that way
  28. 1 point
    After digging through the vault and listening to some old tunes I dug up this little stunner. This was done back in February 2014 and become one of the biggest tracks I made. I popped up snippets on Snapchat a week or so ago but thought I'd take a chance on the upload. I remember Soundcloud removing it a few years ago but tried my luck again. It's a private link but sharing it anyway. I reckon it could do with a bit of a clean up but I've uploaded it in it's original form. Am keen to hear your thoughts on what was a pretty big deal for me back then, and if anyone remembers it then hopefully it fuels the nostalgia!
  29. 1 point
    hey @Doddy I threw the details for the shelf in here: I basically gave up on trying to fit everything into the one desk. But I now have a boss studio setup. This is how it ended up: Probably haven't used it enough yet to see any issues with it. Maybe make sure you know where you want the legs and what you want to be able to fit through before you set them. Otherwise it's fucking just what I needed. I duno what else I would do with it or any other modifications. Just wish I had a bigger room.
  30. 1 point
    well done buddy. you'll be happy
  31. 1 point
    You have a few options but the image below demonstrates 2 which will be useful to you. The top half of the image shows the PC with a sound card and 2 speakers. The sound card will act as your output source for audio (and input but lets just focus on the output). The sound card is connected via USB illustrated by the RED line. The speakers will connect to the back of the sound card in the outputs provided, illustrated by the BLUE lines. The connections on the back will usually show this; You have RCA outputs and 6mm Jack outputs. Either one will be fine. You may also see a fitting like this; I don't know the technical term but this is used with XLR and 6mm connectors. Either of these connections are also fine, however if given the option, opt for XLR. Refer back to the first image. The second half of the image shows a simple cable - single 3.5mm to twin 6mm jacks. I believe this may be the option you wish to go for, however, I know these cables exist but I don't know how long you can get them. They're not the best but you will achieve what you want, essentially using your PC as an iPod in that sense. Connection is simple - 3.5mm to your audio output on your PC and the 6mm to the input of your speakers.
  32. 1 point
    I don't know if anyone here has used or uses pro tools. Ive had much experience with it and I don't like it. I don't think it's very user friendly but that's me. I'd suggest that what you already have would be find for compositions are you wanting to record into pro tools or just arrange audio clips?
  33. 1 point
    what kinda space have you got to work with? to get all that on 1 desk space is an absolute mission! but i like the idea. however, i think the ideas you have above will be good but if you have the room to work with, what about building an "L" style. technically, it's 1 desk as it's all connected together but the main thing is you'll have room to work. i'm thinking that this will be a bitch for productivity if you've got everything clustered together. the midi keyboard would be good either on the desk or in a slidy draw (or have the computer keyboard that way). i only say that because i have my midi keyboard on my desk with my mac keyboard and it doesn't work well for me. when i'm working on music i have both keyboards side by side. my midi controller is in the centre and the mac keyboard to the left of it. speaker wise, go with speaker stands - 100%. they're height adjustable and they don't take up a great deal of space. if you build boxes you could soundproof them which will be dope but for the ease and convenience the speaker stands will be the best. i'll think some more and see if i can think of an ergonomic way to have everything there but it's gonna be a super tight squeeze
  34. 1 point
    This is an oldie but decided to share it. Lets see if Soundcloud gives me another strike and removes my account
  35. 1 point
    Bristles

    Phoenix - 1901 (bristles remix)

    Feel like I've been spamming lately but had a few tracks on the burner... Last one for a bit I think! Check it out and let me know, you're input has been awesome, so keep it coming
  36. 1 point
    Yeah true for each track it will sound smoother introing.. more personal. "Dis ya boi IgnisOfficial on BBC radio bedroom!"
  37. 1 point
    LabRat

    Using trims and balancing levels

    It comes back to trusting your ears. It's all good looking at the meter but it's not going to help much. Best way is to bring the track in and adjust the trims as you're bringing it in
  38. 1 point
    Cupe

    hello and good evening

    It was ,,, gr8 m8s ,, champion legend if u dont tink so check ur sissa
  39. 1 point
    Nice work, an album killer. All the best with it hope to see that mix.
  40. 1 point
    I spent the last 3 years or so playing nothing but Melbourne bounce so might give it a rest for now haha
  41. 1 point
    Bristles

    Cheap Strings Virtual Inst.

    I reckon ay! I've never tried a "virtual instrument" pack type thing.. Not sure exactly how it will work but I'll let you know when I give it a shot
  42. 1 point
    AlexJ

    Mastering Chain

    yeah get a decent set of headphones. i do most of my arrangements in shitty sennheiser can (because they are comfy af and can wear them for hours) then when i want to start nailing things out i use the studio monitors. Find its much easier (and more comfy) to do things at low volume in headphones. if im trying to block out noise and produce ill put in my shure inner ears (SE535, couldnt recommend them enough for the pricepoint). its good to get in the habit of mixing across a few set of speakers but have one main set that you have a good understanding of. For example, i know my sennys get alittle bass boost around 150hz so I put a little notch eq on my master when i use them (only about 1.5db) to just limit the 'booming' of my kicks. Now when i jump over to the monitors everything sounds flat (which in this case is a good thing). As Labrat touched on earlier. learning your tools and skill development is still the key
  43. 1 point
    Verimon

    Hola from sunny Perth

    Thank you all for the warm welcoming! Sunny Perth is turning it on this week for us all
  44. 1 point
    Tomy

    Organelle

    yeah looks cool as. The patching software looks a bit tricky though.
  45. 1 point
    Cupe

    OxyKon - FNCP House Set August 5th 2016

    synced in chat boss wubs
  46. 1 point
    Think the guys have already covered everything, make sure you record EVERY set that you do, after a while it'll become 2nd nature and you will get better at it, and yes alcohol does help with those nerves, but you don't wanna over do it otherwise you'll start slipping up too much.
  47. 1 point
    the raspberry pi 2 & 3 have 4 usb ports, ethernet and hdmi but the 3 has onboard wifi as well. you'd be looking at buying it from ebay, easiest. $60 - $70 ish for the board. if you want a bundle with case, sd card, cables etc.. thats about $100+ the plus side of a bundled package is sometimes they flash the sd card with raspbian (debian for raspberry pi) but thats easy as fuck to do. cases for the pi are like $10 and sd cards are like $15 for a 16gb.
  48. 1 point
    Narukami

    Narukami - Ragnarok

    Hey there, everyone! Got a new track for you guys: Ragnarok. A dark and brooding track that mixes elements of ambience, hip hop and electronic orchestra. All building up to a huge climax at the end! Check it out and tell me what you guys think
  49. 1 point
    Mitch

    What's good in DJ headphones at the moment?

    hd 25s are the standard. Make sure you get the OG ones that Andy linked, and not the new silver ones (they have a different driver in them and aren't as good apparently). You can also get the model with the coiled cable (hd25-ii-c or something??) if you prefer that over the straight cable. They come with a carry bag, but not a hard case. You can get the UDG headphone case if you want a more durable case - https://www.storedj.com.au/Search?ProductSearch=udg%20headphone
  50. 1 point
    andyman

    DIY Home Recording Studio Desk.

    Is that the couch from Casting Couch? What sort of 'studio' are you running here?
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