Crazy Chris reviews another gig log

djcrazychris

DJ Extraordinaire
Jun 12, 2018
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The thing he's missing on a couple of the mixes is phrasing. In a world of sync buttons (and I'm not saying he's using it or not) getting the bpm of two songs lined up really isn't challenging. But knowing your music well enough to know the chorus length and your intros to know where you should drop the next track is important to keeping a clean sound.

I didn't listen to all of it, but coming out of Danza Kuduro he lets two bars of vocals after the chorus play as he mixes in. That's the stuff that will really clean this up moving forward to make sure all of those phrasing types of issues are tighter.
im glad to have learned to mix by ear years ago... ive noticed that some of my songs load in at the wrong bpm... im sure there is a way to fix them...but i pretty much know the bpms without needing rekordbox to tell me... but im sure the sync button would have me all kinds of screwed up if i used it...with these songs being the wrong bpm....

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Ausumm

Day Late and a Dollar Short
Oct 21, 2008
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Bethlehem PA
www.mikefoxx.com
.. ive noticed that some of my songs load in at the wrong bpm... im sure there is a way to fix them...
I am, by NO means, a mix-master.
But I do notice that on my Numark D2 Director (a basic dual mp3 player)
some songs will load with a certain BPM...and it changes as the song plays.

Could it be that MOST of the song (the part you actually mix) is at a particular BPM...
but not the same BPM as the beginning...which is what the track will "load" as?

(I am asking, as much as I am suggesting)
 

djcrazychris

DJ Extraordinaire
Jun 12, 2018
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I am, by NO means, a mix-master.
But I do notice that on my Numark D2 Director (a basic dual mp3 player)
some songs will load with a certain BPM...and it changes as the song plays.

Could it be that MOST of the song (the part you actually mix) is at a particular BPM...
but not the same BPM as the beginning...which is what the track will "load" as?

(I am asking, as much as I am suggesting)
not sure... seems logical!

if its a human drummer the song could shift slightly ...but not a whole lot.... i used to know all the spots in songs where the drummer lost his way a bit...lol...theres a little moment in the intro to Billie Jean that veers a tad off...i always just rubbed the platter forward a tad...

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Albatross

DJ Extraordinaire
Sep 7, 2016
3,661
I'm not sure how Rekordbox does it, but you can fix BPM drift on a Serato analyzed track. You basically put in markers that override the auto-detection feature and it cleans up any beat grid issues. But most of the time, it's pretty good on electronically produced music.
 

steve149

Veni, Vidi, Lusi
Sep 26, 2011
31,598
Prospect, CT
Not many actually GOOD songs have a constant BPM ... robotic BPM is a prime reason many of us detest Urban, EDM and other syncopated songs.
 

djcrazychris

DJ Extraordinaire
Jun 12, 2018
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I'm not sure how Rekordbox does it, but you can fix BPM drift on a Serato analyzed track. You basically put in markers that override the auto-detection feature and it cleans up any beat grid issues. But most of the time, it's pretty good on electronically produced music.
yeah...im sure its done similarly ....i should probably do it...but thus far its just been a few tracks and it hasnt really effected me much on the mixing end

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Albatross

DJ Extraordinaire
Sep 7, 2016
3,661
yeah...im sure its done similarly ....i should probably do it...but thus far its just been a few tracks and it hasnt really effected me much on the mixing end

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I loop or echo out quite a bit. If my beat grids are off, I can't catch a clean 1 or 2 beat loop and it sounds like dog poo. That's the main reason I end up paying attention to it. But if it doesn't affect your work flow, it's no big deal.
 

djcrazychris

DJ Extraordinaire
Jun 12, 2018
1,979
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I loop or echo out quite a bit. If my beat grids are off, I can't catch a clean 1 or 2 beat loop and it sounds like dog poo. That's the main reason I end up paying attention to it. But if it doesn't affect your work flow, it's no big deal.
i always tap in the live bpm into my effects .... its annoying but more reliable

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