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    I'm looking to starting mixing and producing some music. I love house/techno anyway and I'm decent at finding great tracks that everyone likes so I thought why not try and start doing some of my own stuff.

    I'd be looking to do other music genres and regular dj-ing also so if anyone knows where I need to start and point me in the right direction it would save me wasting time.
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    Hello fellow DJ!

    It's always nice to be able to do your own mixes and craft your own set which features your most favourite tracks! I've been doing it for a few years now! Learnt on Traktor S2's, then switched over to the Pioneer XDJ RX after a year and can happily mix on CDJs. I've been thinking about moving onto turntables and vinyls next, but it's such a massive investment though in which I'll need to drop something like £1600 for a DJM 900 mixer and then £800 for 2x Technic 1210s. But it's something I'll think about in the long-term.

    I specialise in Trance and a bit of Techno.

    If you want to learn to mix, then I'd advise watching this video and learn about beats and bars.

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    (Original post by IcEmAn911)
    Hello fellow DJ!

    It's always nice to be able to do your own mixes and craft your own set which features your most favourite tracks! I've been doing it for a few years now! Learnt on Traktor S2's, then switched over to the Pioneer XDJ RX after a year and can happily mix on CDJs. I've been thinking about moving onto turntables and vinyls next, but it's such a massive investment though in which I'll need to drop something like £1600 for a DJM 900 mixer and then £800 for 2x Technic 1210s. But it's something I'll think about in the long-term.

    I specialise in Trance and a bit of Techno.

    If you want to learn to mix, then I'd advise watching this video and learn about beats and bars.

    Cheers mate I wasn't expecting someone to reply to be honest.

    I'm always listening to tracks thinking to myself how if x y z was changed it would be a much better track or if I pulled a certain section from one song onto another it would sound amazing etc.

    I'd also love to produce a few of my own working with other artists.

    This may be a stupid question but how do you pay for all the music you put together? Obviously if you're looking to be professional you're going to have to be legit and pay for everything you use and not be on spotify/youtube/soundcloud. Is there like a subscription service you can use to download tracks?
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    (Original post by thad33)
    Cheers mate I wasn't expecting someone to reply to be honest.

    I'm always listening to tracks thinking to myself how if x y z was changed it would be a much better track or if I pulled a certain section from one song onto another it would sound amazing etc.

    I'd also love to produce a few of my own working with other artists.

    This may be a stupid question but how do you pay for all the music you put together? Obviously if you're looking to be professional you're going to have to be legit and pay for everything you use and not be on spotify/youtube/soundcloud. Is there like a subscription service you can use to download tracks?
    Sometimes I feel the same as well, but unfortunately I'm going to continue learning and honing my skills as a DJ before thinking about doing a bit of producing. You should focus on one element - whether it's to be a dj or be a producer, both require different skill sets. As you're focused on house and techno it's difficult for me to make recommendations, but maybe you should start chatting to people and network within the scene by going out to clubs and perhaps they can help give you or recommend a decent producer who teaches people on producing music.

    I use Beatport and every music I have on rekordbox was bought and paid for on Beatport or was offered as a free download by producers.
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    (Original post by IcEmAn911)
    Sometimes I feel the same as well, but unfortunately I'm going to continue learning and honing my skills as a DJ before thinking about doing a bit of producing. You should focus on one element - whether it's to be a dj or be a producer, both require different skill sets. As you're focused on house and techno it's difficult for me to make recommendations, but maybe you should start chatting to people and network within the scene by going out to clubs and perhaps they can help give you or recommend a decent producer who teaches people on producing music.

    I use Beatport and every music I have on rekordbox was bought and paid for on Beatport or was offered as a free download by producers.
    I've spent hours watching that guy's youtube channel. My main priority is to work my music collection up and learn to DJ first. Hopefully by next summer I can start playing a few gigs and try and get out to one of the med islands for a few months.

    I've been searching about how people like kygo make music and that guy is really good at piano and has been producing music before DJing so I'm definitely thinking about getting started on learning to play.

    For me this is like a hobby/interest so I'm going to go with the flow and enjoy the ride. What do you recommend for a cheap first dj set up?
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    (Original post by thad33)
    I've spent hours watching that guy's youtube channel. My main priority is to work my music collection up and learn to DJ first. Hopefully by next summer I can start playing a few gigs and try and get out to one of the med islands for a few months.

    I've been searching about how people like kygo make music and that guy is really good at piano and has been producing music before DJing so I'm definitely thinking about getting started on learning to play.

    For me this is like a hobby/interest so I'm going to go with the flow and enjoy the ride. What do you recommend for a cheap first dj set up?
    Kygo is an amazing producer! But it's a different kettle of fish when compared to DJing. I tend to use Beatport to help develop my collection, I then load them into Rekordbox, organise them into my playlists before exporting them onto a usb stick.

    If you can afford to I would definitely recommend the Pioneer XDJ RX. It's an all in one controller with two usb slots and it's compatible with Rekordbox so you don't have to hook it up to a laptop. I also love it because it has a similar layout to having 2 x CDJ 2000's and 1 x DJM 900, so what I learn on it can easily be transferred into a club environment with those equipment.
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    Guess i'm a little bit late to the party, nevertheless im gonna give my advice, relevant or not.
    Having been DJ'ing for over 3 years id like to think ive got good knowledge on this topic. (Without sounding too arrogant )
    My first piece of advice would be to buy a controller. They're the easiest and cheapest way of learning to DJ and get a hands on experience. Dont jump straight into the deep end and buy Pioneers flagship model, buy yourself a decent starter one( I recommend the Numark mixstrack pro)
    Next, practice as often as possible. It may look easy when you see the professionals do it in the clubs and at festivals, but remember thyve been doing it for years.
    Finally, don't feel frustrated if you dont get a gig straight away. It took me almost 2 years until i got my first gig. Granted this was due to me not being 18 at the time, however it will take time to get recognition. Promote yourself to club promoters and club managers, even get the email address or phone number from the resident DJ at your local club/bar.
    PS. Make yourself stand out. Just remember theres thousands of others in your situation, and the promoters youve submitted your mix to will have listened to hundreds before you so make sure yours stands out from everyone else.

    I know its lengthy, but i hope its useful.
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    Have a look at Ellaskins vids on youtube.
 
 
 
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