20 - Hyperdog mix 2

One fine sunday afternoon, on the anniversary of devastating bushfires in Canberra (but not because of this) I finally had enough spare time to put together a new ‘hyperdog’ live mix. This, as avid readers of my previous notes (i.e. those nearly bored enough to voluntarily learn Esperanto) will know, is my way of practicing for when I do live mixing for real. I just plug the headphones into the second sound card, choose a tune and start the ‘live’ mix playing back to a dead channel; then I put tracks in and do all the touching up and whatnot as if I’m mixing live. It’s good practice.

And two things have been massively improved since that last mix. The first is me – I can see I’ve become better at judging which tunes will work well together and where to crossfade them. But the real, massive, fundamental improvement is in MixMeister Pro 5. Automated key detection and the superior bar detection has made things very very much easier. I can discard a whole swathe of songs that I would have had to constantly test-mix in before, simply because they’re the wrong key. And once I’ve dragged the crossfade regions into shape, they rarely need any fine tuning. In contrast with my previous mix where I was usually only 3-6 minutes ahead, this time I had almost double that at all times. (That means I have a lot of time to get the mix right). I had time to answer the phone at one point, and put in a nice bit of extra flanger effect on the outro of a track at another. So really it’s made me much more confident.

Still, I fear that no-one wants a DJ who just sits there and anonymously twiddles his computer – they want the spinning vinyl and the manularity of it all. Which is a pity, since these days I’m critical of vinyl mixers as being addicted to a dozen hot new cuts and just putting them together any old how. The punters don’t know the difference, right?

Completed 18 Jan 2004

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Files

Total play length: 01:19:06

Track listing

Track

Artist

Title

Remix

BPM

Start

Finish

Length

1 Schiller Das Glockenspiel DJ Tiesto remix 137.00
2 Loveclub The Journey Light remix 137.00
3 Lost Tribe Angel 137.00
4 Nylon If You Love Me 137.00
5 Solar Factor No Return Original mix 138.00
6 Hidden Sound System I Know 137.00
7 U.S.U.R.A. Trance Emotions 137.00
8 Chakra Love Shines Through 137.10
9 ATB Beach Vibes 137.20
10 William Orbit Barber's Adagio For Strings Ferry Corsten Remix 137.30
11 M.O.R.P.H. Maximum Overdrive 137.40
12 Members of Mayday Sonic Empire 137.40
13 Tremor Meia Lua Automated Diffusion mix 134.00
14 Gouryella Ligaya Original Promo 137.80
15 Astral Projection No One Ever Dreams 137.90

I welcome any suggestions, criticisms and recommendations for new music to listen to. I will consider doing specific mixes for people, but this is only a hobby. Hope to hear from you.


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