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Beat Matching Basics

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Pardon my ignorance, but what is necessary to make a proper transition from song to song?

 

 

Dont say the obvious things like a 2 turn tables and a mixer.

 

 

im talking about; BPM, Genre, These are a factor, right.? When is the right time to mix in another song? Is it bad to go back to a previous song once it has played?

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Depends on the genre. With EDM, the most standard time to mix it is at the end of a 16-measure segment, often in the last 2 minutes of a song. Either way, it has to sound smooth & has to keep the flow of music going without sound awkward or jarring

 

The BPM of the two songs have to be made the same, regardless of genre. And regardless of genre, yeah, it's a bad idea to go back to an old song.

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As long as you can beatmatch 2 songs it doesnt matter what genre really...but its good to play songs that have a similar feel. Like if the DJ after you is playing trance, and your a elektro dj, you would probably want to end with a song thats more mellow, to keep the flow going for the next dj. Theres different ways to mix as well, such as power mixing, mixing 2 vocals together, etc. Good luck if you decide to get into djing!

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okay ima break this down a bit more in detail than previous posts

 

so you have to beat match the songs, and then obviously you mix them.

genre does matter actually, to an extent.. mixes tend to sound better within similar genres, but doesnt mean you cant mix different genres. its just whatever sounds good.

 

like someone b4 said, the music is structured in 4 by 4 sets so it goes something like 1 2 3 4, 2 2 3 4, 3 2 3 4, 4 2 3 4. and you want start the song you want to mix in on the 1 of 1 2 3 4 in the song that is playing at the moment.

 

another thing you want to consider is the key of the song. imagine playing 2 notes together on a piano, some notes will obviously clash and sound like crap. you dont want that, and that can happen when you mix songs.

 

if there is anything more specific or on a different tangent, feel free to ask :)

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This guy explains it the best, and in a very easy to understand way.

 

 

I highly recommend him, as I learned quite a bit just by watching his videos.

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The most smoothest way to transition from track to track is to beatmatch, phrase match, eq properly and harmonic mix into another track of the same genre and over all feel (light/dark/driving/flowy, etc.).

 

There isn't really any set rules of DJing, just basic fundamentals like beatmatching, and phrase matching. Anything after that is whatever you can think of. Hell you don't even have to beatmatch, you could always just cut one track and play the next one if it sounds right (this is done a lot by hardstyle djs actually).

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Pardon my ignorance, but what is necessary to make a proper transition from song to song?

 

 

Dont say the obvious things like a 2 turn tables and a mixer.

 

 

im talking about; BPM, Genre, These are a factor, right.? When is the right time to mix in another song? Is it bad to go back to a previous song once it has played?

 

k yea big no no on playing a song more than once in a mix.

 

find the first beat somewhat near your transition point.

usually you try to mix in when the beat has a nice change.

 

like how with most trance songs it starts with just a nice kick well when you usualy have the symbol crash, and a harder kick and a synth come in. yea right at that symbol crach is usually a good point to switch over.

 

umm but before that part. you slowly fade into the song.

and both have to be playing at the same BPM

 

 

honestly your best bet for learnin transitions is just listenin to mixes and figuring it out.

beatmatching.

well yea not that hard either. especially using CDJs.

just find the beat, and then match it with teh other kick from the other song. and there you go

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The most smoothest way to transition from track to track is to beatmatch, phrase match, eq properly and harmonic mix into another track of the same genre and over all feel (light/dark/driving/flowy, etc.).

 

There isn't really any set rules of DJing, just basic fundamentals like beatmatching, and phrase matching. Anything after that is whatever you can think of. Hell you don't even have to beatmatch, you could always just cut one track and play the next one if it sounds right (this is done a lot by hardstyle djs actually).

haha im still the type to fade into hardstyle songs.

 

but then again everythin ive learned is from djing trance so that style of mixing kinda just sticks

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