Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by babygodzilla, Jul 4, 2007.
what do DJs use to mix songs on OSX? can i do it without having turntables?
garageband - basic
soundtrack pro - intermediate
logic - pro
There is also NI's line of product (Traktor, DJ Production Suite, etc).
i have no experience whatsoever in mixing. i wanna try mixing two songs together, that is matching beats, combining one song's bass line with another song's vocal, etc stuff like that.
Ableton Live is the only program you should waste your time with if you want to make something halfway professional. There's a tutorial built in on DJing with it.
I'm kind of looking for logic. anybody in here can help me?
Buy it. Logic Express is $299. Make the purchase, you won't regret it.
if you're talking about live DJing as opposed to music creation / production, Traktor is usually at the top of the list for serious performers.
On the editing / mastering side, Pro Tools is pretty much the de facto standard (one of a few standards), hope you have a big wallet.
Pro Tools is useless in comparison to Logic when it comes to home recording.
I agree that Traktor is top notch for computer based mixes, but Pro Tools carries a big price and only functions as a strong audio sequencer.
With Logic you get an excellent audio sequencer and a top notch midi sequencer. Logic Express is all you need and you're just looking at 300 bucks.
Almost all professional studios have Logic HD along with Pro Tools. Its pretty much a preference as to which you use.
For home recording, Logic Express is the way to go.
i just wanna play around at home, not thinking of a career or anything
im checking out this Ableton. i went to their site and van Buuren wrote everything in "A State of Trance" is done in Ableton.
If you want something really simple to use just a few times try Audacity... I'v used to to cut songs, and piece them together for slideshows and things like that...
Plus it's free, so that helps too...
Audacity is great. Use it daily..
Audacity!!! ive used it!! how could i forget it!
on another note, i just installed Ableton Live. when i ran it, i got an error saying it only supports devices with at least one output? what does that mean? the app ran, but i havent tried using it.
Downloaded the demo too.. about to check it out.
ok been playing with Live for the last hour or so. its pretty cool and not too complicated so far. one thing tho, when browsing songs, is there a way to have the song's original tempo displayed next to the song title? my friend uses an app on Windows that has that feature and its very convenient of course when choosing songs.
damn this is pretty hard. its hard enuf to choose two songs that can mix well. how do u people do it?
it takes time...
learn to use the pitch control; the BPMs need to match and the breaks need to start at the same time.
what kinda of music are you playing with?
R&B songs. honestly im not really that into r&b, so im not familiar with the songs.
its kinda hard to do it with a mouse. my friend has got 2 turntables connected to a DAC to his laptop. he does it so smoothly its soo awesome!
i also wanna try doing a mashup of two songs together. has anyone ever done this?
what I wouldn't give for two Tech 12s, a Rane TTM56, and serato. that's about $2000 well spent, I'd do all my cuts live
Download an Ableton Live demo. It's something you can get into if you are new at it, as you said you were. You can use Garageband as well but it's very meh. Logic will be too advanced to just jump into, it's like Ableton's big brother in a sense.
Definitely go with Ableton Live.
This has never been done before.
ps. research DJ midi controllers