Beat Mix/Match Snippets.....

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Jumpin' Jeff

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For all you Beat mixers out there, how about posting snippets of your favorite, or most unexpected Beat Mix successes....

In another forum, It was mentioned of mixing the following 3 songs....

-Yeah
-Sweet Home Alabama
-Save A Horse Ride A Cowboy

I found an unexpected success mixing Save a horse back into the Club remix of Yeah. Of course this is my own opinion, and may not be a success to you or guests....

I submit a snippet of that mix here...

Let me know what you think, and post your own for review!
 
Dec 14, 2006
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Always on the lookout to tweak something, I submit my own version of Jeff's mix:

Ride A Yeah!

Now I've posted this one before, but I've tightened it up since last time and it is one of my favorite beat mixes. The snippet contains only the ends of the tunes where the beat mixes occur. This was done in OtsDJ.

Funk-Dance Sample

Title (Beginning BPM -> Ending BPM)
Brick House [12" Mix] (104.7 -> 108.5 BPM)
Play That Funky Music (109.0 -> 110.9 BPM)
Ice, Ice Baby (115.7 -> 115.7 BPM)
Groove Is In The Heart (121.5 BPM)
 

SoftJock Rick

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I'm anal about writing down things I think will mix well together. I'll get out of bed to grab my pad and write them down for later use. If I hear something on the radio, something in my brain automatically hears another riff that will mix with it :sqerr:

Worst part is, I just shredded almost all my notebooks from the last 8 years, so I wouldn't have to carry them when I move :sqeek:

For example, I was laying in bed on April 1st, and Hollywood Swinging came on, and I realized, it's the same riff as Another One Bites The Dust.

See what you beat mixing folks can do with those two...
 
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Well, "Hollywood Swinging" starts at 110.3 BPM and ends up at 114.5 BPM, whereas "Another One Bites The Dust starts at 109.9 BPM and ends up at 109.7 BPM, so I'll go from Queen into Kool & The Gang. Also, the EQ of the two songs is dramatically different, so I don't know if I would beat mix them together. And no, I didn't think of cutting the bass during the mix. So sue me!

I also missed the 3rd beat of "Hollywood Swinging" a smidgen, but here's my entry:

Queen -> Kool
 

Jumpin' Jeff

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Come on all.

No one want's to show off their mixes?

No one wants to comment on the mixes presented? They weren't my suggestions. I mixed those I presented here, yes, but I won't be offended if you dis them. I haven't used them live, and likely won't. Too extreme for those I've spoken to.

I'm not asking anyone to present anything more than a sample of their mix itself, not both tracks in their entirety. Shouldn't be any real issues with presenting just the mix I'd think.


Many times I've heard people comment of mixing this song into that song, but that's not giving us any real idea of how it worked out. Give us a real sample! something to listen to, to get us excited about the combo.
 

jfactor1

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Come on all.

No one want's to show off their mixes?

No one wants to comment on the mixes presented? They weren't my suggestions. I mixed those I presented here, yes, but I won't be offended if you dis them. I haven't used them live, and likely won't. Too extreme for those I've spoken to.

I'm not asking anyone to present anything more than a sample of their mix itself, not both tracks in their entirety. Shouldn't be any real issues with presenting just the mix I'd think.


Many times I've heard people comment of mixing this song into that song, but that's not giving us any real idea of how it worked out. Give us a real sample! something to listen to, to get us excited about the combo.
Maybe I'll do a couple tonight.

I've got a real doozy that I'll put on my Total Control video when I do it.
 

Proformance

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Don't take this personal Jeff, but those aren't what a mix DJ would call "mixes" .

The software makes a nicely synced fade - but they all follow an identical template or formula making many of these snippets aesthetically unpleasing.

What defines a good mix is timing and key composition, not simply a matched beat.
 

scottsusor

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Some of my favorites ...

"Yeah" (105) to "Freek-a-leek" (105).

"Sexyback" (117 pitched up) to "Don't Cha" (120).

"You Spin Me Around" (127 pitched up) to "Blue Monday" (130).

"Rock Steady" (117) to "Word Up" (117).

"Family Affair" (93 pitched up) to "It Wasn't Me" (95).

"Hot in Herre" (107) to "Shake That Ass" (107).

"Sweet Escape" (120 pitched up) to "My Humps" (124).

"The Way You Move" (126 pitched up) to "Push It" (127).

Most of these work well reversed to go down also. Is that what you're looking for?

Scott
 

Jumpin' Jeff

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I agree with Timing Proformance!
I also agree with Key composition.

I felt the timing was perfect personally for these mixes. I'll agree with key composition being a problem.

I've had several comments on the speed ramping of the tracks. Most generally dislike it. That's cool!

I can't claim resposability for the matching of these tracks other than not having the radio edit of Yeah, and replacing it with the faster remix version, as I only had the radio instrumental version through PrimeCuts +.

Personally, from what I've heard of the radio version mixed with it, I thought it clashed more, but that's simply 1 opinion.

They do not follow an identical template however. They are indeed quite flexible per the 2 tracks mixing.

Perhaps a little insight....

OtsDJ allows you to determine the start and end mix point placement to the exact beat. It also lets you select the length of the mix before and after this point. When mixing 2 tracks with different mix ranges, Ots will mix accordingly within the shortest set of ranges. It also uses the unique Non Percussive Intensity settings to adjust volume between the 2 tracks to acceptable levels.

It is up to the DJ to determine the mix points, the start and end ranges, and these NPI values to create an acceptable mix. By no means is it going to create identical mixes between multiple selections.

Depending on how I set up a song, and the track I set it up to mix with, I could mix for most all of the song, or hardly any of it.
 

Jumpin' Jeff

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Some of my favorites ...

"Yeah" (105) to "Freek-a-leek" (105).

"Sexyback" (117 pitched up) to "Don't Cha" (120).

"You Spin Me Around" (127 pitched up) to "Blue Monday" (130).

"Rock Steady" (117) to "Word Up" (117).

"Family Affair" (93 pitched up) to "It Wasn't Me" (95).

"Hot in Herre" (107) to "Shake That Ass" (107).

"Sweet Escape" (120 pitched up) to "My Humps" (124).

"The Way You Move" (126 pitched up) to "Push It" (127).

Most of these work well reversed to go down also. Is that what you're looking for?

Scott
Scott, You're cheating!:sqlaugh:
Not exactly...
I was asking for real sound bite examples! Something we could hear! Something to get us excited about the mix! To experience the actual mix, and the mix only, so as not to get into any legal issues with Copyright infringement that could get anyone and everyone into trouble. An actual snippet of the transition between the 2 tracks. Possible with notation on how it was pulled off if need be.

Something like I presented, as horrid as it may be. :sqwink:
 
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This is how I made a clickable link to a streaming version of "New Orleans Ladies" on the LeRoux website:

I created a file named "NewOrleansLadies.m3u"

In it I have a single line:

http://laleroux.com/Songs/LeRoux/NewOrleansLadies.mp3

In a web page, I typed this for the link:

<a href="Songs/LeRoux/NewOrleansLadies.m3u">New Orleans Ladies</a>

A user clicks the link, which executes the .m3u file. A file with a .m3u extension starts whatever program is on the computer for streaming audio, and the song plays without having to completely download first (which I just discovered last week, and is much preferable).

Viola!!