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    Whats your process for preparing tracks for your dj set?

    So before a gig do you make Playlists?


    Or do you just go off the vibe of the event and play what might work well?
    Last edited by Carloscda; 01-25-2021 at 06:34 PM.

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    When I started I made a list for every event. After a while, I noticed banger and frequently requested tracks - so they went into a Popular-tracks playlist. It's now been so long that I can - do - and have done - events just from the Popular tracks playlist. Crowd reading tells me if it's going to be that type of night.

    I prefer to have a dedicated playlist with the latest tracks and then jump back to the Popular-tracks playlist though. It serves as a time-capsule for what recent tracks were good then years down the road.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KLH View Post
    When I started I made a list for every event. After a while, I noticed banger and frequently requested tracks - so they went into a Popular-tracks playlist. It's now been so long that I can - do - and have done - events just from the Popular tracks playlist. Crowd reading tells me if it's going to be that type of night.

    I prefer to have a dedicated playlist with the latest tracks and then jump back to the Popular-tracks playlist though. It serves as a time-capsule for what recent tracks were good then years down the road.

    Thanks for the reply.

    Gotcha, was just wondering if sets are pre-planned because just like using sync it get a bad rap.

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    You can pre-plan to an extent...I've spent most of this COVID period getting my library nice and tidy with Intelligent Playlists, full use of My Tags and so on. So whilst you can have 'standard' sets that will likely be great for Weddings, Anniversary, Kid's Parties, Birthday Parties and so (and under that, I always ask the client what the average age of the guests will be, and what genres NOT to play). This way you can always go into a gig knowing you have the basics of a set already lined up with all your latest, beautifully tagged tracks in the correct playlists ready and waiting.

    Then, if people are really getting in to the vibe of Hardcore German Cheddar at 1:30am, then you obviously go off set and ride the vibe!

    Always about reading the crowd!

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