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Using the cross fader?

Chemogen
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Posted : Apr 18, 2011 17:08:02
Does anyone actually use the cross-fader for some tricks when mixing? I find that tracks in the same key can seriously be mangled up seamlessly with the x-fader provided the volumes are right and the basslines sound similar. Anyone ever done some nifty fading on stage or do you guys solely use the up-faders? (as I do)
V3NOM
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Posted : Apr 19, 2011 08:38
yup. It works very well when playing techno, drum n bass & breaks.

Not so well for trance or house music or anything overly melodic I find.

I did a DnB versus set recently with me & a mate over 4 decks (2 each) playing vinyl and we pulled of some great mixes and tricks with x-fader.

It's why I find mixing psy trance kinda boring now, it's limited in how you mix it up. just plod one track after another with some extended fiddling and minor tricks.           I hate you, you hate me, we are all so hap hap happy!
Chemogen
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Posted : Apr 20, 2011 12:33
Starting to feel a bit the same, I might get into mixing other styles of EDM. Seen some minimal tech DJs pulls off crazy things with 4 decks running. But there's obviously space for that.
V3NOM
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Posted : Apr 20, 2011 15:23
For a look at what modern technology & DJ'ing can be I'd suggest checking out Balance 14 mixed by Joris Voorn. About 102 tracks/loops/samples perfectly mixed up over 2CDs! http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B001R4MEG6?ie=UTF8&force-full-site=1           I hate you, you hate me, we are all so hap hap happy!
Shiranui
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Posted : Apr 26, 2011 18:26
chopping back and forth between tracks works a lot better for tracks with less reverb/echo (i.e. not trance).

If there is a lot of echoeyness in your track, you have to be a lot more precise about when you cut in order for it to sound smooth. If you are cutting in a track that has lots of gaps between sounds, then you can move the fader at any time during that gap and it will sound the same.
Basilisk
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Posted : Jun 7, 2011 07:02
I have always been a big fan of the cross fader. It was very surprising to me when I realized that virtually no psytrance DJs use it.
dreadieg
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Posted : Jun 24, 2011 21:32
psytrance djs don't crossfade? i'd be lost without it. hell, i don't even bother mixing tracks on the beat (cause i suck and i'm lazy and i don't like DJing) but how would you not crossfade?
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Upavas
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Posted : Jun 28, 2011 11:08
In my dj days I used cross fade actually, never up and down, was easier for me to keep the volume constant that way, seemed easier for my work flow too           Upavas - Here And Now (Sangoma Rec.) new EP out Oct.29th, get it here:
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D7uan
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Posted : Jul 8, 2011 09:21
i love using the cross fader you just need to make sure all volumes are right and tracks are in harmonic keys and just switching for one beat and switching back to the other track for three and just fucking with it sounds awesome...imagination and creativity are the limit
D7uan
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Posted : Jul 9, 2011 18:38
ok total count. crossfader on my friends midi controller RIP...crossfader on my other friends mixer RIP and its official crossfader on my mixer just died on me yesturday at a party so thats 3 crossfaders ive killed and more to come jajaja
kambro


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Posted : Aug 10, 2011 20:34
I do use croosfader but not for all kinds of music , it's more like a drastic and hard way to mix but if it's done right Killa indeed !!!
but yes unfortunately most PSYTRANCE DJS don't use it .
example:
Use the high in 100% all the rest in 0% this in the channel it's not playing of course , after beat match and melodies sync ... yo can easily jump the cross fader in lowing down in the other channel the one you are putting in ...i don't know if this make any sense ...but if it done right sounds fucking cool !!!! this also add a more refresh view of what the dj it's doing ..
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