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Beginner mixing techniques and tips


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Posted : Jan 26, 2013 02:40:51
Just starting off with mixing psytrance and would appreciate any tips as to how to get started. I understand mixing psytrance/trance is different than most other genres but where can I find reliable tutorials? I've done simple internet searches but there seems to be very little info when it comes down to mixing psytrance in particular. I've listened to the music for roughly 2 years and have built a solid music collection but I'm just having a difficult time taking the next step into actually mixing my music because of the lack of information....thank in advance everyone....
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Posted : Jan 26, 2013 03:17
What are you using to mix with?

you won't find 'reliable' tutorials to teach you how to mix psytrance. it's a self taught thing. Sure you can get tips but you don't want to do it off someone else's formula.

My advice? start super basic. 3 band EQ, 2 tracks that are beatmatched that you like. mix em. see what happens.

I highly suggest Rapid Evolution by Mixshare for organizing your files and whatnot. It detects the Key and BPM of your tracks for you, and if the Key is detected and you double click on a track it will highlight in green all the other tracks in your collection that are harmonically compatible with each other which almost always guarantees a decent sounding mix and can be helpful if you are lacking inspiration as to where to go with it.            If you want to make an apple pie from must first invent the universe

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Posted : Jan 26, 2013 03:44
Thanks for such a quick response. I am mixing with two basic Denon cdjs and mixer. I was offered the whole bundle for a very good price and decided to go for it since I am just a beginner and don't want to spend a ton of money right away....

I feel like I have the basics down theoretically but I am finding it a bit difficult to translate that into action....I'm getting a bit stuck deciding when the best time to bring tracks in is and I also don't think I quite understand how to smoothly bring in tracks by first bringing in bass and then progressing into fading/adjusting the mids/highs until the next change or pause in the track...

Those little technical details that will help me construct smoother and more professional sounding mixes is what I'd like to learn or read about somewhere

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Posted : Jan 27, 2013 22:48
First find out how much you have to adjust the pitch to step in 1 bpm . Pioneer for example its about 0.7 steps.

then let one track play, and on the other fix a cue point just before the very first kick/bassline.
set bass eq to zero makes it easier.

cue it in and adjust the bpm to make them match. I usualy then wait until the major breaks about minute 4, and streight when the track drops in after the break, you also start the other track.

then i usualy go from the highs over mids and at the very last the bass, depends on the track. Rest is creative volume gamblings and so on.

hope that helps a bit.

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Posted : Mar 20, 2013 23:21
Hey pal, check my new video tutorial on psytrance mixing!

Hope it helps!

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Posted : Nov 1, 2013 15:44
Thank ya, thank ya!
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Posted : Aug 30, 2018 21:36
That 0.7 step tip is GOLD!! if you are mixing between 140 and 150 bpm.
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