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  1. 3 points
    Mitch

    EQ Cheat Sheets

    Saw these online, thought I’d share here.
  2. 3 points
    This is a quick how-to submitting music to Spotify, Apple Music and other streaming and online music services. Uploading music to streaming platforms or online music stores without a record label is quite simple. All you need is some 3rd party involvement, I guess commonly known as distributers. Most of these distribution services offer something slightly different. I'm not going to go through all of them and what they do, that's something you can do the research on but I'll put down links of a few of the commonly used ones. By submitting your music to these platforms, they take care or all the little business things the labels would have to do (paying royalties, licensing and monetisation, and above all else the distribution). The good thing about going independent is you take total control of your works and you retain 100% of your intellectual property rights, meaning you own everything which I feel is very important. Record labels take the IP rights from you making your music their asset. In exchange, they're supposed to invest in you as an artist but it can go either way. Whatever happens, whether you become famous or not, they still own your works for along as the contract states and if you were to part ways from the label you'll then need to seek permission to perform the music that you wrote. Artists big and small fall into this trap all the time. Kesha and Taylor Swift are prefect examples of artists struggling to claim royalties or performance licensing because of record labels refusing to cooperate. Below are 3 commonly used services; https://cdbaby.com CD Baby is a popular service that gets your music just about everywhere and they're a pay-as-you-go service. They have a bunch of stuff they can do for you like mastering and production of physical copies, CD's etc. As far as the royalties go, you get 91% paid to you. https://distrokid.com I use distrokid for my submissions. They're subscription based with a limited number of artists you can distribute under, so if you wanted to set up a little label I guess you could do that through distrokid and have up to 5 different artists. It's a super easy process to submit music and the dashboard is nice and clean to navigate so you can keep track of your releases and make changes to them whenever you like. Distrokid pay 100% of the royalties to you. They're currently beta testing submissions to Beatport so if that's going to be your primary source of output I'd suggest looking elsewhere. https://www.tunecore.com I think TuneCore is a pay-as-you-go service too and I believe you also collect 100% of the royalties. I haven't done too much research about whether they submit to Beatport so you'll have to have a look. It's not a service I looked too much into, even just scraping the surface of their website didn't tell me too much. I know it's all super bland but everyone's needs are going to be different but hopefully the 3 above give you that little bit of a head start. There are many more that offer lots of different things. If anyone has any further questions I'll be happy to try assist where I can
  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. 2 points
    Exode - Hardkube pack Style : Frenchcore/Hardcore Product Details: - 1351 Loops & Samples audio includes - 47 Athmos drones - 302 Hard kicks - 237 Top Loops - 56 Bass - 55 Fills - 87 Fx noises - 73 Hats - 36 Hits - 136 Sfx energy - 40 Snares - 138 Synth loops - 55 Vocals +/- - 54 Whitenoises These are old personal loops Get It Free here : @ https://www.primamateriaaudio.com/free-download And other things Maybe you will find a one sample or two that you like. Have fun...
  5. 2 points
    OwenDavidson

    First post here, Madeon Remix

    What’s up guys, this is my first post here. My latest track here is a remix of Madeon’s ‘Be Fine’, I took inspiration for the drop from Porter Robinson ‘Divinity’. Any constructive critiscm, why you did or didn’t like it, would be hugely appreciated. cheers!
  6. 2 points
    Scottie

    Cupe needs a new PC build

    https://au.pcpartpicker.com/list/3KrDzN just under 2k all up including a GPU. Add $200 if you go with the 8 core 3700x, $110 if you go for the ASUS X570 TUF motherboard, and $120 if you go for 32gb of ram.
  7. 2 points
    Scottie

    Cupe needs a new PC build

    CPU: Are you going to be doing a lot of media encoding/transcoding, or want to hang onto this rig for as long as possible before upgrading again? If so, get this CPU for $515: https://www.scorptec.com.au/product/CPU/AMD-Socket-AM4/77564-100-100000071BOX otherwise, get this for $315 https://www.scorptec.com.au/product/CPU/AMD-Socket-AM4/77560-100-100000031BOX RAM: Consider whether you really need 32gb - if you're just gaming or other light workloads, you won't need more than 16gb, and pricing becomes much better. If you do need 32gb, I'd recommend this kit for $280: https://www.pccasegear.com/products/47633, otherwise if you can settle for 16gb I'd get this at $160: https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B07X8DVDZZ Motherboard: If you want all 8 SATA drives to be connected directly to the motherboard no hassle, get this: https://www.scorptec.com.au/product/Motherboards/AMD-Socket-AM4/77670-TUF-GAMING-X570-PLUS-(WI-FI) (though you can find it for ~$50 cheaper on Amazon au). If you want to save more, you can buy this board for $160 (https://www.scorptec.com.au/product/Motherboards/AMD-Socket-AM4/78473-B450-GAMING-PLUS-MAX) which has 6 SATA ports, then combine it with this 2 SATA port expansion card for $80 (https://www.scorptec.com.au/product/Controllers/SATA-&-SAS-&-M.2/64478-SST-ECS03), which saves you about $100 total over the other board. SSD: I'd recommend getting an m.2 NVMe drive given how many SATA drives you're going to have, getting an m.2 NVMe drive means you're not cutting into the number of SATA drives you can have. I'd recommend this at $100: https://au.pcpartpicker.com/product/XML48d/silicon-power-a80-512-gb-m2-2280-solid-state-drive-sp512gbp34a80m28, or the 1tb model for ~$180. Note: turns out that using an m.2 drive on any motherboard will mean that two SATA ports are disabled, so you'd actually be better off getting a SATA SSD like this for $90 instead if you wanted maximum storage: https://www.scorptec.com.au/product/Hard-Drives-&-SSDs/SSD-2.5-&-PCI-Express/71046-CT500MX500SSD1 PSU: What you've chosen is fine Case: What you've chosen is fine Drives: I'd recommend this drive for the best price/GB over 10tb for ~$500 after shipping - https://www.newegg.com/global/au-en/seagate-exos-x14-enterprise-st12000nm0008-12tb/p/1Z4-002P-00JV2. If you don't want to spend so much per drive, but lose some density in terms of the maximum TB amount you can fit in your case, I'd recommend this for $310 - https://www.shoppingexpress.com.au/buy/seagate-ironwolf-8tb-7200-rpm-3.5-sata-nas-interna/ST8000VN004
  8. 1 point
    Mitch

    10 ways to make distinctive pad sounds

    Nice article on Ableton’s blog https://www.ableton.com/en/blog/pad-it-out-10-ways-make-distinctive-pad-sounds/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=ableton%2Fblog
  9. 1 point
    Hello All! It's been a while since I've posted so I thought I'd check in again. Have been out of the industry for 2 or so years, got fed up with doing weddings and kissing promoters asses to get the smallest of club gigs. I brought some new equipment to try doing it as a passion, but I was just so burnt out at that point that I just couldn't enjoy mixing anymore. Fast forward 2 years and here we are, those 900's I brought are still untouched but I can't bring myself to sell them. So I'm having one last crack at revitalizing my desire to DJ. As a side note, I also do photography for a local radio station for their events. No cash for em only drink cards, but that's how I want it to there is no pressure if I fuck up. Currently my goals are the following: Move my Rekordbox library to my Surface Pro which I take to work everyday to find songs on my train ride home. Submit a Mini mix to my local radio station. Do some Twitch streams of me DJ'ing on Friday nights with some beers in hand. Short of this not happening, I will sell my decks and put it to bed. Can't bring myself to sell my PA or Sub though! My Gear: https://drive.google.com/open?id=18Mp2S1M4gCP7a3OS4CG6ZTkpeL4D8eQL My Flickr Account: https://www.flickr.com/photos/135142707@N06/
  10. 1 point
    Mitch

    NOMINATIONS: Quiet Achiever of 2016

    I’ll declare you winner
  11. 1 point
    Scottie

    SL1200s and step-down transformers

    Nope, I used a step down and it was fine. Turntables are very low power consumption so you'd only need a 50w one for 2 turntables (plus a Japanese Y adaptor). I bought one very similar to this https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/50-Watt-Japanese-Isolated-Step-Down-Transformer-Voltage-converter-100V-SD100-50/252419714651?hash=item3ac5632e5b:g:mnQAAOxyTMhR8M1a&frcectupt=true and had no issues. Re: audio quality, I can't say it's 100% unaffected (but it almost certainly should be), but if there is any difference it'll be imperceptible.
  12. 1 point
    LabRat

    Hi Guys new here

    Welcome mate! Facebook dj / music groups are as good as what ITM were back in the days. It's a pissing contest and nothing more. Very hard to find good help in those things
  13. 1 point
    Cupe

    Hi Guys new here

    Yeah we trying to keep it alive since a lot of users stopped returning because they spend their lives on social media instead. ADJF will never die.
  14. 1 point
    Exode1

    Hello everyone

    Hello everyone I am brand new on the forum, I am rather hardcore hardcore Frenchcore.
  15. 1 point
    If you haven’t looked at Traktor DJ, Native Instruments’ iOS app (it runs on Mac and PC too) recently, a new update and the concurrent global stay-home happening seems like the perfect time to do it. The update to Traktor DJ 2.4 has a bunch of features that look like they’re straight out of a user feature request thread – mostly focused around the transport interface. Traktor DJ 2 vs Traktor Pro 3: A Refresher Traktor DJ 2 is the “rewrite” of the Traktor codebase, modeled after the Traktor DJ iOS app. It’s available on iOS devices, MacOS, and Windows. It has a lot of the functionality of Traktor, but it’s free, has SoundCloud Go+ integration, and track recommendations. It’s still just two decks – but we imagine it may replace Traktor Pro one day. Traktor DJ 2.4 features + changes Here’s what the Traktor team has shared as being the big feature additions and improvements in the 2.4 update to the app. Transport Bar can now be assigned to the left, right, or bottom on iOS Swappable Play / CUE buttons New “CUE slide-to-play” allows for holding CUE and sliding into Play Track genre is now visible, searchable, and sortable Track time displays next to each track in the browser (iOS) Increased track length limitation Improved Waveform readability Stripe Waveform now has 3 bands Tracks can now be played before analysis is complete Clock in the header Improved Browser view layout shows stacked decks when using waveform view (iOS) Overall, these feel like major quality of life improvements for DJs who use the app. UI customization based on user preference (assignable transport bar, play/cue button swapping, etc) has been a constant request of Traktor Pro over the years, but we’re betting that the more modern codebase of Traktor DJ makes such changes a bit more reasonable to implement. What Will The Future Bring for TDJ? First, let’s note something awesome: Traktor development seems to be continuing. It was a bit concerning last year to see all of the layoffs at Native Instruments followed by a likely global recession this year, but releasing an update is a great sign of life. For those wondering what’s really up next with the Traktor DJ project, the team shared a little bit more in their update post: We continue to prioritize what we work on based on your feedback, so please keep the requests and suggestions coming. We don’t have the time to answer every post here right now, but you can trust that we’re still listening. We have another exciting release coming early in the new year that should address a lot of the requests and issues mentioned here on the forum, so stay tuned for that.
  16. 1 point
    Skank

    Tractor Scratch Vs Serato Scratch

    Scratch Response As the video above clearly demonstrates, both systems have excellent response. If you start to dig into the details there is one small difference that might affect hard-core turntablists – that Traktor Scratch uses a 2khz carrier signal on its control records (Serato uses a 1khz). This higher frequency means better tracking of super slow record movements. CONTROLLER IMPLEMENTATION Serato has midi implementation but it’s very limited. It’s easier to use than Traktor’s midi-window thanks to their direct midi learn utility but that also greatly limits what you can control. Basic midi mappings are available but very simple modifications to those mappings are not. One example would be the new effects in Scratch live. I would like to map a button to turn on the FX only while I am holding down a button but right now it only supports a toggle action with no way to modify the behavior. For those that just want to map a cue points or other simple commands this is really not a problem but for the more adventurous DJ’s you’re going to hit a dead end quite rapidly. Traktor’s biggest strength (imo) lies in their midi-mapping interface. Almost anything you can imagine a controller doing is possible within Traktor. This makes actually creating midi-mappings somewhat daunting but those that brave this territory will find rich spoils await. Many of you may have no interest in ever touching a midi mapping but this system benefits everyone- by enabling others (like this site) to invent new ideas in DJing and share them with you. The VCI-100SE is the greatest example of this. We literally re-invented the way a controller should work without ever building one and that creation is accessible to anyone in the world through a single import button. Enabling the creative power of the crowd through API’s and flexible midi mappings will mean better products and new ideas. In our opinion, all companies should embrace this concept and tap into the creative ideas of their users. STABILITY Serato has a well-earned reputation of stability. They have consistently prioritized performance over features, which have earned them the respect and dedication from many DVS djs around the world. Beta Tests and extra features aside it remains that way today. After putting the trials of Final Scratch behind them- Traktor re-engineered their system from the ground up to make it rock solid. The results are significant- consistent stability and performance for the live DJs that rely on their software night after night. The Rub: With each company trying to take over the other company’s territory- they are both basically meeting squarely in the middle of the performance and features balance. Traktor has greatly streamlined their system to make it easier to use resulting in a better product with less features. Serato on the other hand has been adding features, which has built out the offerings but effected stability to some degree. Both are good to go for a solid crash free set but neither is exactly bug free. Popularity You have to admit that the opinions of others are a big sway in purchases. If all your friends drive Fords, it’s going to be tough to go with Chevy. In general its safe to say that Serato is very popular in the US and Traktor has a solid hold on the market in Europe. These generalizations aside both groups are making in-roads into their competitions territory. Based on search volume, interest in Traktor in picking up in the US and is now almost equal to search traffic for Serato: Popularity will have a big effect on your experience with a system. Serato, for example, is ubiquitous in almost all nightclubs in the US. Walk up with your laptop and headphones, plug into the pre-installed Serato box and you are ready to go- no fumbling with cables or awkward switchovers. This is a big incentive for DJs that want convenience. If Traktor manages to re-engineer the TTM-57SL and make it a Traktor approved sound card they could eliminate that problem in one quick move but that’s not likely to happen any time soon. BUILT IN FX With Traktor totally dominating this space for so long, Serato finally sucked it up and added effects to their software. To make up for the midi-mapping situation they even threw in a nice nod to this site and controllerism by adding super knobs to the interface. Customize and control multiple effect parameters with one single knob- way cool. Interface features aside though, the effects themselves still leave a fair amount to be desired. The usual suspects, delay, filter, and beat crush are all their but its going to take a while to perfect the sounds and get everything working really well. NI has been engineering stellar FX in Reaktor for many years so this is one space that they excel in. While the FX are harder to use right out of the box thanks to their legacy effects interface- the actual sounds and potential of the effects in Traktor are definitely the best on the market. With contributions from people like Tim Exile and their Reaktor team expect more mind bending effects combos in the future that will sonically re-arrange any tune instantly. MULTIPLE DECKS Traditionally a 2-deck software, Serato recently announced the addition of 2 more decks to their software. To access these decks, however you must purchase the associated hardware (the standard SL1 box will not work with more than 2 decks). For 3 decks, you will need the new SL3 box and to get all 4 you need to purchase the $2500 Rane 68 mixer. Having 4 decks is one thing. Actually using them all is another problem entirely. Serato still does not offer any real automatic beat matching or beat grids, which means you have to keep all 4 pieces of music in time manually- quite the task indeed. The new Ableton bridge implementation may solve this problem to a degree. In theory, running an Ableton session in a deck would allow you to keep multiple loops running in the background without worrying about train wrecks. Traktor has had 4 decks for several years and thanks to their internal mixing paradigm- you can use all 4 without the need to extensive external mixing hardware. Traktor’s real strength however is in their beat gridding and automatic beat matching system, which can very effectively keep multiple pieces of music in time for you. While some may call this cheating- we think its just common sense. Manually beat-matching multiple loops live is dangerous, time-consuming and does nothing for the crowd. I would prefer the piece of mind and extra time to do other more enjoyable activities. For those that want to keep it real without the danger- You can also go half and half by manually beat matching 2 songs and then keeping the extra 2 decks locked to one of those 2 tracks automatically. FEATURES Instead of a full blow by blow feature comparison. Here are a few of the more important points of differentiation. Sound Quality Sound Quality is a very subjective beast, so I am going to stay clear of making any pronouncements and just let you know what I have heard from other professional Djs. The SL1 was notoriously “crunchy” and many Djs that did side by side sound comparisons with Traktor’s audio 8 said that the NI hardware outperformed Rane’s audio interface. The new Sl3 interface with its higher sample rates seems to have vastly improved the sound quality but some Dj’s still swear that Traktor “sounds” better. This is hard to quantify, but we can tell you that the audio 8 and audio 4 are slightly louder than the scratch live interfaces. A note from our favorite benefactor ” Dr. Reality Check“ Kids- With regards to sound quality- you need to keep in mind that your deaf- they are drunk and the sound system is in mono and distorted. In this kind of environment subjective listening tests go out the window. BOTTOM LINE Both systems have their strengths and weakness so it’s better to pick a platform that’s a good fit for your needs. Traktor now makes a tool that converts Serato libraries into their format making it easier to try both, and I would not be surprised if Serato soon does the same. For electronic music djs that want access to multiple decks and a flexible auto sync system across multiple decks- Traktor is going to be hard to beat. For the 2-deck party DJ that wants simplicity and ease of use – its clear why Serato remains the popular option with hip-hop and party DJs in the United States. For controllists, the field is starting to get slightly more level but Traktor’s effects and midi implementation is still in the lead. At the end of they day, we don’t care what you use to play music- as long as the dance floor is rocking. written by Ean Golden edited by skank
  17. 1 point
    Mitch

    Liquified Spotify Playlist

    Update: enjoyed 👍
  18. 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.
  19. 1 point
    LabRat

    Hey everyone! I’m new here.

    Welcome dude. Another perthite to add to the list
  20. 1 point
    Cupe

    Checking in! Trying to revive my passion.

    Don't let the dream die. You were a major part of ADJF and showed everyone how you can push through pressure and make something of yourself. One of the toughest dudes in ADJF history and I'm glad you're still around mate. Get a mix happening!
  21. 1 point
    Bring back zero to hero
  22. 1 point
    I haven't seen Denon gear in so long. Almost a bit of a shame though because their stuff back in the day was bulletproof
  23. 1 point
    LabRat

    Any suggestions for good studios in Sydney?

    I was remembering something with a 3 in it so I had a look. Apparently these guys aren't too bad so it could be worth a call https://studios301.com/recording-mixing/sydney/
  24. 1 point
    Doddy

    Cupe needs a new PC build

    Just to throw my 2c in. AMD CPUS are so much better bang for buck, obv SSD or the m2 stick to boot OS and HDD for storage. Actually just reading through Scottie's info and that's the way I would go as well. PCpartpicker makes it a quick easy way for compatibility as mentioned earlier. Not sure where you are based Cupe, but generally, when I lived in Canberra got all my stuff thru PC Case Gear (really competitive prices) and when im in Brissy I generally visit UMart (really competitive prices as well and PCCG ship costs end up more $$). I tend to steer clear of MSY, not for pricing or anything but the experience I have had with them, the sales person was a douche mc'gine-stein so have never shopped there again. Anyways those 2 are my go to for components. I have had my current build which is only now starting to show its age (i7-4770k) and its has been fine for the last 6 or so years that cost around 2ish K initially to build, and I haven't bother overclocking anything either, but it works fine for the missus and is stable and i think my next build will be along those lines and possibly a gumtree cheapie just for linux distros to play with or just go the whole hog and get a rack mount server and run multiple VMs on it. Side note, are you comfortable putting the pieces together and building it yourself, and may I ask why you chose scorptec?
  25. 1 point
    anush

    CDJ2000 reapirs

    Hi Guys, just wondering If any one knows a reliable place to take my cdj2000 to get repaired please In Melbourne ?preferably south eastern suburbs.
  26. 1 point
    Mitch

    CDJ2000 reapirs

    Bounce Audio in Prahran are good.
  27. 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
  28. 1 point
    AlphaFive

    Serato v Traktor

    Personally I like Serato if for no other reason than Serato DJ comes bundled with many controllers. Might sound like a silly point, still makes it easier to reinstall and update when you don't have to worry about serial numbers. I've had to reinstall while standing behind my NS7 watching guests turning up to a function - bad time for my gear to play up. In terms of functionality, I like Serato DJ's interface. Easy to use, quick to learn.
  29. 1 point
    Mitch

    iMPC

    Native instruments have a very similar iMaschine app that integrates with the maschine desktop software. Possibly useful for smashing out an idea quickly in your head, then importing it to the desktop software when you're back at the computer next.
  30. 1 point
    ill_spector

    DJ Mixer DJ Mixing Software

    cool story bro!
  31. 1 point
    CBG

    DJ Mixer DJ Mixing Software

    dont make me laugh
  32. 1 point
    Skank

    Tractor Scratch Vs Serato Scratch

    see if i could of found somthing with this info before i bought serato i MAY of purchased traktor but im still an avid supporter of ssl
  33. 1 point
    Buck_Choi

    Tractor Scratch Vs Serato Scratch

    good read :] i went for traktorr!R! audio 8!!
  34. 0 points
    Mitch

    Pioneer CDJ-3000

    Yeah I can’t see many places adopting these until the current units start to fail/need replacing. Nothing compared to the CDJ1000 -> 2000 where they introduced USB sticks (i.e. game changer).
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    Thank you!!! I'll firstly deal with the mixer, and as soon as I'll be choosing speakers and headphones, I'll turn to you for advice 😍
  36. 0 points
    Da Bang

    Hi Guys new here

    Haha yeah that site seems to have died a few years ago. Looks like theres a lot of knowledge on these forums though
  37. 0 points
    Mitch

    Hi Guys new here

    Hi there
  38. 0 points
    Scottie

    Hi Guys new here

    sup
  39. 0 points
    Mitch

    Ableton Live Enhancement Suite

    Haven’t tried it yet, but saw it mentioned online elsewhere and definitely looks interesting. Not sure how stable it is - I’ll do a bit more investigating.
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    LabRat

    Tractor Scratch Vs Serato Scratch

    I thought this argument was reignited and was just about to wonder why until I saw the date. Time's have changed mate
  41. 0 points
    Cupe

    Duz - Hip Hop Mix

    @Duz
  42. 0 points
    Yeah I removed the spam links in its sig. Wouldn't mind a few bots like this bumping threads around town tbh
  43. 0 points
    Mitch

    Competition Ideas

    Sounds intriguing!
  44. 0 points
    Cupe

    CDJ2000 reapirs

    Maybe @anditz knows. Possibly @Mitch or @andyman
  45. 0 points
    xyz

    Noise from USB audio interface - help fixing?

    It's just the computer with standard peripherals, monitor speakers, and display monitors. Nothing else within metres of it. At this point though, like I said it's for all intents and purposes inaudible, so I'm considering the issue fixed.
  46. 0 points
    mariejustice54

    Hello to all

    Hey everyone, I am new here.
  47. 0 points
    BeatLeSS

    Cupe - Test beat/scratch set on FB

    aww chyeaa noice scratching.
  48. 0 points
    Ok cool. I might give it a shot soon.
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    eggssell

    iMPC

    not bad for $3 or $7.50 for what seems like a fully functional mpc id still prefer my tank at home, but i could see this eliminating the need for the smaller portable one
  50. -1 points
    These ones are the most popular? The amount of these services online is overwhelming and there are some pretty big differences between them... still trying to figure out wich one to use and why. 😵
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