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More info about the mixes

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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.

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May 25th, 2009 at 1:04 pm

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  2. Hey…
    how do i download your stuff with the individual option/cue split?

    Iq

    28 Jul 09 at 8:19 am

  3. Are you using Mac or PC?

    Pearsall

    28 Jul 09 at 8:57 am

  4. im using pc man.

    Iq

    29 Jul 09 at 3:15 am

  5. OK, if you are using pc, download and install CueSplitter from the link above. Once you have installed it, you will be able to right-click on any cuefile and open it with CueSplitter, which will give you the ability to split the mix up into individual tracks (obviously you will need to have downloaded the relevant cue and mp3 files). Once you get CueSplitter, it should be fairly self-explanatory.

    Pearsall

    29 Jul 09 at 9:49 am

  6. thanks man – your a champ!

    Iq

    30 Jul 09 at 1:42 am

  7. no problem!

    Pearsall

    30 Jul 09 at 12:21 pm

  8. Hello

    I know I’m a little late coming to the party,but I just discovered this blog.

    Are these songs instrumental? and what does dubstep mean? I’m looking for great music with a great beat,lots
    of instrumentation,and very few vocals.

    Is this what you have here?

    ken

    18 Oct 10 at 7:20 pm

  9. hi Ken,

    See my answer here.

    Thanks!

    Pearsall

    18 Oct 10 at 9:20 pm

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