Looping. Why loop?

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  1. Jas

    Jas DJ Extraordinaire

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    I know some of you that are into mixing do loops sometimes while others probably don't. I like doing a loop on the fly sometimes and I've found two good reasons to.

    1. To help in beatmixing. I'll set up a loop on deck 2 at the same BPM as the song that is currently playing on deck 1. When I'm ready to segue the beat match is set and I can exit the loop anytime after the segue.

    2. To have an instrumental bed to talk over. Since I don't like talking during the vocal part of a song, I'll start an 8 bar loop during an instrumental part. I did this once during the cha cha slide because I didn't wanna talk while DJ Casper was already talking. Make sense?

    Anybody have any other good uses for looping?
     
  2. Albatross

    Albatross DJ Extraordinaire

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    I'll use it for word play tricks. You can grab a word or phrase that leads you into the song you're getting ready to mix.

    I'll also do echo out mixes that you can do with a loop or a delay feature depending on how long you want it to run.
     
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    Albatross DJ Extraordinaire

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    I'm not sure if the above post made sense, so I recorded one of these really quick just to show you all what I mean:

     
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  4. azdeejay

    azdeejay DJ Extraordinaire

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    Looping is great, like mentioned, looping parts of the intro or beat to have it ready for the transition
     
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  5. Jas

    Jas DJ Extraordinaire

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    Good one Ross. Thanks, I like it.
     
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  6. BlueLineDJ

    BlueLineDJ DJ Extraordinaire

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    Impressive!
     
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    How can you like multiple times?

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  8. jaswrx

    jaswrx DJ

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    Nice work Ross. Nice scratch out too! I love word play and do it a lot in my sets.

    DJ AM inspired me so much with this technique , that I now find myself constantly looking for songs to word play with.
     
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  9. Chuck The DJ

    Chuck The DJ I know people.

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    I loop to extend the song. If all of a sudden a line dance, soul train, conga line breaks out, I loop it so the fun doesn't stop.
     
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  10. azdeejay

    azdeejay DJ Extraordinaire

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    I like the word play
     
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