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    Mixing Drum and Bass with house/techno

    Hi

    Does anyone have any advice/tips on how to mix drum and bass with house/techno, finding it pretty hard.

    any help appreciated!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramhua09 View Post
    Hi

    Does anyone have any advice/tips on how to mix drum and bass with house/techno, finding it pretty hard.

    any help appreciated!
    I'm not much of a beatmatcher, but I do have a pretty good flow between genres; my advice is to match the percussion - link the highhats, percussion drums, even the cabassa or guiro to maintain the thread between tracks

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    Impossible to seamlessly blend by BPM beat matching the genres of house/techno to Drum&Bass.
    125bpm to 175bpm doesn't go!

    Also a 4/4 beat at 175bpm becomes gabba, which is well...gabba.

    Some tracks exist that dramatically switch from BPM mid-track and these can be kept aside as secret weapons to aid a quick transition to differing BPMs like 5mins into this track:



    Thankfully with technology these days a few bits of trickery could be used to pull off a good sounding transition.
    Off the top of my head I would wait till a breakdown without beats, then loop a few bars. Gradually speed it up till fast enough then drop the D&B breaks into it.

    If you are asking this question it means you probably don't know about DJing and the genres. Better to master each seperately and only much later on plan on blending them. Otherwise don't mix them, just segue from one genre to the other.

    On that note, if you're Moby then you don't care about BPM, just turn it up to .....1000

    Last edited by pete; 02-25-2019 at 12:01 PM.
    bored, curious, deaf or just bad taste in music?
    finally a mix by me
    and what's this, another shoddy mix...another dull mix

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    I would have said he same thing as Pete. Seem he's a good moderator, listen to him !

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