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AlexJ last won the day on December 13 2016

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About AlexJ

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    ADJF Hardcore User

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  • Bio
    Well been djing a while, practice makes perfect.
  • Equipment
    Cdj 2000 x2
    DJM 800
    hd25 II
    korg microkey
    alesis vi61

    All the speaker things
  1. except maybe with fewer hallways
  2. TOTD?

    downloaded that bad boy!
  3. Biggest Ghost 2016

    me too
  4. Hip Hop Evolution

    isnt there only 4 episodes? watched all of them. were fantastic
  5. Newbie on the forum with music

    this stuff was sweet man!
  6. way to take all the fun out of it m9
  7. Splice/Serum

    the rent to own serum thing is a pretty decent deal imo. as for splice in general i feel the rest of the features are either too pricey or not applicable unless your have a few collaborators who also use all the same stuff as you
  8. Mastering Chain

    make sure at the very least they are duel driver. if they are single driver you might as well use iphone earbuds.
  9. Mastering Chain

    iems are great but not super comfy to wear for more than a couple of hours if your not used to them
  10. ADJF Awards 2016 predictions

    surely you mean 'GQ man of the year' award?
  11. ADJF Awards 2016 predictions

    ghosting hard
  12. 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
  13. fuck this sounds boss. the dimension mix or strobe is just insane. makes an appearance anytime i can play dnb these days
  14. Mastering Chain

    You do bring up some very valid points however i will say this. Big electronic artists (not just bands), still send out all their stuff they intend to release to be mixed and mastered. Why should we (who may or may not want to emulate their success) do the same (we're talking the likes of flume, tommy trash, david guetta etc. fuck even sound nerds like justice and moby still have mix engineers. about the only person i know who is quite against sending music to mix engineers is Deadmau5 and im 90% sure that when he was signed to EMI he bitched and moaned about sending his stuff to engineers). Im not saying they themselves wouldnt have decent sounding mixes through making their own stuff but when your so close to a track from its start to its finished i would say its VERY difficult to step back enough to provide an effective mix that does the track justice. Artists (in my opinion) who do a large number of compositions are too close to their work, too familiar with the minute nuances that they spent hours to create when an experienced engineer will know not only how a track should sound in relation to the body of music currently out but how to make a more complete product for the artist. artists can only take tracks so far, while some may see that as a limitation i think its important for an artist not to loose scope. If artists are only making stuff for themselves sure, their mixes are fine. But their is a reason they release music, to please others, make them feel how they felt, make money whatever.. and assuming the artists is all knowing in their ability to achieve these goals...man that artist would have to be the most egotistical mofo out. mix engineers are important not only for their ability to polish a track over time (throughout the entirety of the track) but almost as an extra sounding board (at a more technical level) than say another artist or fan. then again. mixing has a bigger impact for larger arrangements. so i guess it should be assessed on a case by case basis.