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DJing in style yeaaaaaa

Obelizk
Amoeba

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Posted : Mar 4, 2010 18:32:08
Hey guys. I'm gonna start djing some of my psytrance stuff around here. A couple things come to mind.

I don't have Traktor or any kind of djing setup, but I do have the money for it.

2nd thing is, what I'd rather do is just take my dad's big mixer and run a bunch of effects through that and make a sweet live set kind of deal. I can do this with just VST effects and be pretty effective right? Or because I'm starting out, should I just start with Traktor or one of those other DJ programs.

I also want to play my keyboard during live sets, so what would you pros recommend?           www.musicproductionnatural.com || www.facebook.com/djamoeba | facebook page
Ascension
IsraTrance Full Member

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Posted : Mar 4, 2010 19:49
If you really want to do some live stuff you might as well use ableton.           http://soundcloud.com/ascensionsound
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J
IsraTrance Full Member

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Posted : Mar 4, 2010 20:47
For regular DJing, Traktor should do the job.
Ableton live should do the rest, if you wish to use VST's and your keyboard.
Obelizk
Amoeba

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Posted : Mar 4, 2010 22:33
Is cubase a lot harder to DJ with than ableton? The only difference I can tell is with the way you can lay out sections in ableton, which would make things easier for me, but what else can i get out of ableton that will add to live performance?           www.musicproductionnatural.com || www.facebook.com/djamoeba | facebook page
Ascension
IsraTrance Full Member

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Posted : Mar 4, 2010 23:31
I think you can do a lot of the same stuff with cubase, it's just not as easy. The muting capabilities in cubase are the only thing I've seen that it has that ableton doesn't (I can't explain much more than this, just going off what someone showed me once).

Ableton is very easy if you want to lay out and play loops on the fly, use send channels for fx and play an instrument with your set. Really it's all up to you and which one you feel comfortable with and whichever one works best with the type of set you want to play. In general though I would say ableton is a better tool to use for a live set.           http://soundcloud.com/ascensionsound
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GyPsynate
GyPsy

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Posted : Mar 5, 2010 21:23
I made the jump from Cubase on a PC to Ableton on Mac and at first it was a bit confusing but now only a few months later with only my free time after work to play around I feel very comfertable producing as well as djing, its worth the jump to be able to do it all with one program.
Once your feeling comfy with live things will go a ton faster than with Cubase. No more crazy windows everyware and fighting for space.
I'm running a live soft synth (massive) and a hand full of effects on both the main channel and on the synth.
2 controllers nanoKontrol, Akai Lpk 25 ( both very small travel controllers)
I use the Nano Kontrol's knobs as a mixer and top row of buttons for main effects bottom row for effects on massive. I use the Lpk25 to actualy play Massive with my sets.
Tons of fun!

15 " Macbook Pro 2.4
4 gigs of Ram
Ableton 8 & plugins
Presonus Firebox
Korg nanoKontrol
Akai Lpk25
Axiom 25
          \\\"Invoking the inner dancing buddha with future frequencies from beyond\\\" ~GyPsy
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Cerebral Theater
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Obelizk
Amoeba

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Posted : Mar 6, 2010 00:17
Oh baby education version Ableton. Is there a USB key for Ableton too?

and thank you guys for the input.

/edit - oh and i read on here people complaining about Ableton's sound quality. Is this a myth? I guess I'm gonna get the free trial right now anyway, so I'll be able to see for myself..          www.musicproductionnatural.com || www.facebook.com/djamoeba | facebook page
Suloo
IsraTrance Full Member

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Posted : Mar 9, 2010 01:30
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On 2010-03-06 00:17, Obelizk wrote:
Oh baby education version Ableton. Is there a USB key for Ableton too?

and thank you guys for the input.

/edit - oh and i read on here people complaining about Ableton's sound quality. Is this a myth? I guess I'm gonna get the free trial right now anyway, so I'll be able to see for myself..




no usb dongle for ableton..

and even daft Punk plays infront of 30000 people with ableton live so the sound thing that you mean is definatly a myth..

cheers           -------......-------...-..-..-..-.-.-.-.-
Chemogen
IsraTrance Full Member

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Posted : Apr 1, 2010 15:55
Sound issues having never been an issue with me and Live. As long as you warp properly you'll be fine. If you're using it to DJ, I recommend just using the Repitch warping function.
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