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Old 12th November 2009
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Best Software To Blend Tracks With

What's good folks?

I'm trying to mix a few songs together "blend style" as if i were DJ
n so to say. But i dont have the controller(s) to do so LIVE...so i was wondering if you guys recommended any program or method i can use with my mouse.

Im preparing tracks for a mixtape..and would like to do the whole "bring it back" and "blend fades" and even chop/drop acapellas here and there...while everything is being recorded...

I know you can just chop up the WAVs and arrange in session view

but maybe there's something else out there!
Old 12th November 2009
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I demoed ableton live and it does exactly this very well. Other areas were too tedious though for my workflow.
Old 12th November 2009
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Ableton Live. It's meant for that kind of thing.

You can create a DJ crossfader in Logic (In the environment) but editing samples "on the fly" and trying to drop them while the session is playing might not be such a good idea unless you load them into the on board sampler first and simply "play them".

In short if you want to do that kind of thing in Logic you can, but requires more prep work. With Live you just have to know how to use the program since it is intended for that style of writing.
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yeah I kinda figured live would be the suggestion..i was double checking

just grabbed the video "dj with live" dvd...

gonna see what it do...thanks

(still open to suggestions)
Old 12th November 2009
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Mixmeister is also designed to do the same thing as you described.

If you're wanting to lay it out on a timeline and not trigger loops on the fly I'd take a hard look at Acid Pro 6 or 7.

The workflow is simpler and more precise for that type thing than Ableton in my experience.
Old 12th November 2009
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N.I.'s Traktor software would prob be good for that too.
Old 12th November 2009
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Quote:
Originally Posted by coolout View Post
Mixmeister is also designed to do the same thing as you described.

If you're wanting to lay it out on a timeline and not trigger loops on the fly I'd take a hard look at Acid Pro 6 or 7.

The workflow is simpler and more precise for that type thing than Ableton in my experience.
Mixmeister +1

Very easy to use, as when you drop a couple of tracks in it, it will autopmatically look for matching parts between them and try to mix it in for you automatically. Works maybe 60% of the time on it's own, but if it's out of sync, you can always drag the songs manually to create good crosses between your mixes.

Hope this helps!
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I use PTLE for that.
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Ableton Live
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