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NitroMonkey

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  1. Link will be broken, Try this one
  2. Hey all, Here is a track I have been experimenting with last night. Not exactly sure where I am going with it, but I thought I would share it and get ideas from fellow peeps.
  3. Did you ever DJ at any clubs in Sydney? I used to DJ at Sublime and select Trance events all over Sydney.
  4. Oh hai! A fellow Trance enthusiast! Welcome!
  5. Yeah man, ADSL 2+ or NBN? Either or you really can't go past the Netgear Nighthawk series.
  6. There is a lot going on, but I would put this into Progressive Tech Trance
  7. Hmm, that's a hard one as most of my 15 minute searches came up with nothing to do with those lyrics. Are you 100% sure those lyrics are accurate?
  8. Hi mate, welcome to the forums! Will be great to see what you have to offer the community and we are always keen to hear new music
  9. As LabRat pointed out, there have too many that have done as you have hence the reaction. The track itself can only be described as electronica and really doesn't fit a scene or genre.
  10. The fact that this is your first post, with no introduction and you plastered said post over 4 threads gives you no credibility at all in this community what so ever. Ozz, a piece of advice is what you ask for and that is what you're going to get. GTFO
  11. Hey mate, that might not be a bad idea. I'll play with it and see what I come up with. I appreciate the feedback.
  12. Here is an update on this track. I have pretty much over hauled most of the sound design and melody. Let me know what you think. I have kept the old version up for your reference.
  13. Hi all, here is an in-progress track that is no where near finished. Only uploading to give a general idea of what I have started with. I am already going to overhaul the break down, but would love to hear what you all have to say about what I have so far. Cheers
  14. That is fucking wicked! I would be keen to give it a run and see what it is all about.
  15. Let's start with the basics... One can and will always assume that 2 tracks in your cue will always have different gain levels. Even with auto gain (depending on how it is configured [peak, average, sustained]) you will have varied gain volume levels between various tracks. LabRat is correct in saying that you should always trust your ears, but to trust your ears you need years of experience to do this. One thing I suggested to a lot of people is auto levelling software to "fix" out your library of tracks. Platinum Notes is made by the same company that makes Mixed In Key (another fantastic analysis tool I have used for years). What it does is corrects the pitch of some tracks that may not be 100% accurate, the volumes of all tracks to make them all similar for live performances, and you can make your own preset or buy one you like that suits your style. Now, I have to say that anyone starting out today as a DJ has it bloody easy compared to when I started out or those before me. The first mixer I used at my first gig was a RANE in house mixer which had no gain meters on any of the 4 channels, only a master gain level. Back then I barely mixed CD as I had a pretty extensive record collection of Trance music, so gain level were determined by my ears. Another point that can be made is that almost all music that is being made much "wall-to-wall" in their gain levels with high amounts of compression to achieve this. In most cases lots of compression makes a track sound louder, but in effect are not louder according to the gain levels. So you still have to trust your ears regardless of software or gain levels emitted from a track in your mix. Oh and I read that you understand how to EQ and that you produce a lot yourself? I hope you understand the thing us sound guys absolutely hate about DJs that do not understand audio::1+1 = +3
  16. What genre are you producing? Just remember that the way you mix your tracks can really define an overall character. When I mix down my tracks I tend to run my tops softer than most and use a couple of complex dynamic multi-band EQ compressors to help lift the melody and vocals (if there are any) out of the track. Problem is that each track needs to be approached as a new track. Complacency is terrible in any industry. Have you got an example of a track you are working on at the moment?
  17. Hey mate, the simple answer is there is no magical short cut pro tip to make this process easier. It is just simply experience. Obviously if there are similarities to your previous work you will have more efficient ways to get the result, but it really does come down to experience...
  18. 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
  19. Hi all, here is a track in progress I have been working on lately. Bit of a housey, techy sort of song. I would like to know your opinion on it, good and bad. Thanks
  20. Welcome to the forum mate. Be aware not to feed the trolls and have fun
  21. I clicked on some of his previous posts and saw the shit storm that followed... lol
  22. Hey there mate! Welcome to the forums. Infected Mushroom are good, so is Neelix! I saw Infected Mushroom live, got to say I wasn't that impressed with their live performance at all. Was a little disappointing, but I did meet the guys and got signed shirts which was cool!
  23. Oh I see why, you have a serious attitude problem...
  24. Hey mate, You have -21 rep already?
  25. Thanks mate! I am working on new tracks at the moment but have writers block. Can't seem to get past the melody haha...
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