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    Question A few questions....Help!

    Hello there, Im a beginer and I know some of you don't like newbies so I ask for kindness and advice we all have to start somewhere and I need help with a few things I had questions about so I figured I'd come here where I can talk to actual DJ's and on a side note I'm into House, Techno, and Dubstep.

    First off, I've been looking at the Numark NS6 and wanted to know the pros and cons and if it's good for House type music?

    Second, I'm having trouble finding tracks that mix well and wanted to know a place I can find tracks that go well together like Primeloops do they have good tracks or would it be better for me to produce my own beats
    and mix them together?

    Third, Should I make my own tracks and mix them? And whats a good beat making software?

    That's all I could really think of and if theres anything else I should know like more tips or anything please let me know.

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    1) The NS6 is decent. When discussing equipment, mentioning your budget and medium you want to spin on (laptop, CDs, vinyl) go a long way towards getting better recommendations. Do let us know what you currently have as well. (As far as laptop specs, etc.)

    2) I usually do most of my shopping for tracks at beatport. DJing generally involves mixing tracks that have been made by others. You can mix your own tracks, but that starts to get into the production side of things; i.e producing your own tracks.

    3) You can produce your own tracks, but it's not a simple. It's great that you have interest in both DJing and production, but I'd advise you to read up on the differences. Youtube has a number of tutorials and other videos that contain a lot of information on both. As far as production software goes, there are a few options. No single one is the best tbh. You'd have to download demos, play around with them yourself and figure out what best suits your purposes and is comfortable to work with.

    Tip: You seem to be very new. At this stage, research is very helpful. I know you're probably wanting to jump into all this quickly, but I'd suggest you take your time, gather the necessary information and go from there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whiskey315 View Post
    Hello there, Im a beginer and I know some of you don't like newbies so I ask for kindness and advice we all have to start somewhere and I need help with a few things I had questions about so I figured I'd come here where I can talk to actual DJ's and on a side note I'm into House, Techno, and Dubstep.

    First off, I've been looking at the Numark NS6 and wanted to know the pros and cons and if it's good for House type music?

    Second, I'm having trouble finding tracks that mix well and wanted to know a place I can find tracks that go well together like Primeloops do they have good tracks or would it be better for me to produce my own beats
    and mix them together?

    Third, Should I make my own tracks and mix them? And whats a good beat making software?

    That's all I could really think of and if theres anything else I should know like more tips or anything please let me know.
    - Learn the difference between House, Techno and Dubstep. Do some research. Makes it easier to understand why tracks can go well together.

    - ANY MIDI Controller is good for mixing House or any Electronic type of music. I would even suggest picking up something cheaper. DJing is becoming very appealing, but it doesn't mean it's your passion. Many friends end up spending hundreds of dollars only to realize down the road that they don't want to be a DJ any more, whether they lose interest or the lack of gigs. Get something cheap, get a feel for what being a 21st century DJ is like. If you like it enough to make it a hobby or job, you will more than likely want to get turntables -true story ...and learn to DJ old-fashion. ha. Anywho, something cheap to get your feet wet is my best advice. If money is not an issue, ANY midi controller is good.


    - Music theory will help with the issue of finding tracks. Read, read and then read some more. Beatport.com is a top rated/used site for EDM purchase. Check it out.

    - Learning how to produce is a different ball park. If you choose to learn how to DJ and produce at the same time, chances are you will master neither of the trades -there are exceptions-. Master either one, the other will naturally come. Ableton, Reason and Fruity Loops are good "beat making softwares."

    Tip: Get Traktor or Serato ITCH, both have Auto-Sync. This will make it less time consuming and easier for you to "learn." If the interest to get a feel for vinyl ever arises, persue it.
    Last edited by DeadPhr0g; 02-12-2012 at 11:16 PM.

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