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Hey guys this is a quick question and i don't if this is the right section for it but i'm gonna go ahead and ask: I'm an amateur DJ,just started making my own remixes and i was wondering what software to get to play with beats,edit songs and that kind of things.

thanks
Edited by Nautilus - 1/13/11 at 11:43am
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post #2 of 7
The way I did it was 2x Technique 1200's and some drum and bass records, digital mixing loses something in the translation.

I'll let the audiophiles post program names though since I've only used free ones.
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I am getting into this field myself. As of right now I can only give you software advice. Ableton Live is probably the most useful and powerful digital production program you can get. Protools is useful, and Qubase (check spelling) may also help you. Ableton is where I started and is probable the best place to start. It does have a learning curve that puts PhotoShop CS5 to shame lol. But when you buy ableton it comes with tutorials if you dont mind reading. Then there is always Youtube, third there are online sites that offer training DVD's for a price. PM me and I will hook you up with the right links.
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FL Studio, Cubase, Reason, Sonar, Pro Tools, Ableton, Digital Performer etc - all will work, but all are different in complexity and use.

Go download the demos for each and try them all out until you find one that you feel comfortable with smile.gif

If you're on a budget, check out FL Studio. It's the best of the budget DAWs and is good for dance music production with great sequencer, loop and virtual instrument support. Reason is also great for dance music production, but costs almost double that of FL Studio.


Edit: Added links.
Edited by un-nefer - 1/13/11 at 3:36pm
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post #5 of 7
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Originally Posted by un-nefer;12000439 
FL Studio, Cubase, Reason, Sonar, Pro Tools, Ableton, Digital Performer etc - all will work, but all are different in complexity and use.

Go download the demos for each and try them all out until you find one that you feel comfortable with smile.gif

If you're on a budget, check out FL Studio. It's the best of the budget DAWs and is good for dance music production with great sequencer, loop and virtual instrument support. Reason is also great for dance music production, but costs almost double that of FL Studio.


Edit: Added links.

I'll add that Ableton has the easiest GUI, FL has the best cost/sound ratio, and Logic has the best sound. I would go with Ableton to start out with. You get the added value of DJing in Ableton as well.

Check out InnerstateDJ for tutorials on Ableton.

http://www.youtube.com/user/innerstatejt
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post #6 of 7
If you have some hardware to plug into it. Traktor is awesome.

[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m8eB83axVvw[/ame]
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post #7 of 7
tehrawk
That video awesome controllers

Mapping would seem simple

if you were up in WI i have a controller i could sell for mad cheap to ya
for getting into producing korgpadkontrol biggrin.gif

But get into it with Live Ableton

Its a live engine
Meaning that you can easily Do a DJ style set like this

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vrC7ct_TrUg"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vrC7ct_TrUg[/ame]

yes this artist steve helstrip is dominating still wink.gif

getting away from turntables completely just using midi controllers and remixing tracks on the fly makes for some always unique new fresh idea sets wink.gif
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