All of the mixes have been recorded straight from vinyl to PC and then converted to MP3. I don’t use CDJs, let alone programs like Ableton. I don’t edit together mixes; if I screw up I start over!
For the technically-minded, I am using Technics 1210 Mk2 decks (which are the old ones that annoyingly locked at around 0 pitch – primitive kit!) and a Pioneer DJM-600 mixer. The sound is recorded on to my PC in a rather old version of Soundforge, where I trim the edges of the file, then I put the trackmarkings in using a program called CD Wave. I then burn it to CD so I’ll have a hard copy, which I then rip to V0 VBR mp3 using ExactAudioCopy (great program – get it!). Some of my older mixes are at different bit rates, which is due to the fact that I no longer have hard copies of these mixes, but I have moved to using V0 as standard as I feel that it is the best combination of sound quality and file size.
I also produce cue sheets for all my mixes, so that people (like me!) who like to have their mixes split up into individual tracks can have that option. When I am listening to mixes on my iPod I always like to be able to skip to individual tracks, and so I generally put the split where the basslines switch on the mixes, although other people put trackmarkings at the start of the actual mix between the two tracks. If you want to split up the mixes, I recommend using Cue Splitter.