- Nov 6, 2006
In old school clubs those mixes were real work, which is why a good club booth had three turntables rather than two, and why Rane adopted and set the standard for assignable inputs. CDs and samplers made it easier, but today the better way to deal with that piece-meal stuff is to build a series of my own quick edits from which to build a mix....is that only a 20-30 second portion of it is actually popular, and the rest of the song is useless, so quick mixing is a must.
Having some short segments 90 - 120 seconds to use as bricks to build a larger live mix is the way to go. Put no more than 3 into a brick with an intro and out. Record pools provide the pieces needed for this. While you could use those quick edits live - mobile gigs require too much engagement with the crowd so, I need 30 seconds regularly to spend talking to someone with a request, suggestion, or feedback. I won't have that if I'm without an emcee and glued to an earpiece trying to club mix every individual snippet.