ever make unmixed mixtapes?
#1

kind of fun in their own right. sometimes DJing makes you think too much about pieces and not enough about tunes (not that 'tunes' are inherently better than 'pieces'). i just did this one for a friend:

acen - close your eyes (optikonfusion!) [production house]
4 hero - wrinkles in time [reinforced]
omni trio - together [moving shadow]
foul play - total control [moving shadow]
boymerang - you like it like that [astralwerks]
ed rush & nico - sector 3 [no u turn]
alpha omega - future transmissions [reinforced]
klute - in the zone [certificate 18]
pieter k - trefusis point [breakbeat science]
polar - air is statik [certificate 18]
icarus - ubik [output]

ok ok, so it's really just that my amp is busted and i can't record mixes, but still Baffled
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#2

only when i had no decks...sitting on the edge of my bed waiting for the record to be changed just sounds like Thumbd
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#3

Making unmixed tapes is just as valid as djing. You're right, it makes you think more about making the whole tape flow just by recording great tunes that work together. Makes you think of it as a whole rather than just tunes that mix well.
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#4

evergreen Wrote:kind of fun in their own right. sometimes DJing makes you think too much about pieces and not enough about tunes (not that 'tunes' are inherently better than 'pieces'). i just did this one for a friend:

acen - close your eyes (optikonfusion!) [production house]
4 hero - wrinkles in time [reinforced]
omni trio - together [moving shadow]
foul play - total control [moving shadow]
boymerang - you like it like that [astralwerks]
ed rush & nico - sector 3 [no u turn]
alpha omega - future transmissions [reinforced]
klute - in the zone [certificate 18]
pieter k - trefusis point [breakbeat science]
polar - air is statik [certificate 18]
icarus - ubik [output]




ok ok, so it's really just that my amp is busted and i can't record mixes, but still Baffled


nice selection !!!! .... sometimes i prefer umixed tapes
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#5

sometimes i compile tapes for a friend in the states. since i don't have a mixer it's always unmixed. but i want the tape to have some kind of flow, so some thought has to go into the whole thing.
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#6

evergreen Wrote:ever make unmixed mixtapes?

Yes Yes

unmixed mixtapes Xyxthumbs

mixed mixtapes Thumbd

comparatively speaking anyway Icon_razz
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#7

Used to make these for my missus all the time 'cos I've never had decks Grin
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#8

statto Wrote:
evergreen Wrote:ever make unmixed mixtapes?

Yes Yes

unmixed mixtapes Xyxthumbs

mixed mixtapes Thumbd

comparatively speaking anyway Icon_razz

Applause

Yes
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#9

I did a tape op mix once, weren't very good, but a couple of the mixes worked.

Neutral
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#10

Yup, many a time!
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#11

oh yes! mix tapes in the classic sense Xyxthumbs
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#12

Matt Wrote:Used to make these for my missus all the time 'cos I've never had decks Grin

Just remembered how horrified she was at the title of the 1st one I ever did for her - "Basslines to make you shit" Hahaha
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#13

sir loris of crowthorne Wrote:oh yes! mix tapes in the classic sense Xyxthumbs

indeed, compliation massive say aye!
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#14

what a bunch of insufferably elitist john peel wannabe pricks.

Stacks
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#15

If you are good at mixing your mixtape should sound better mixed than not
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#16

syringe Wrote:If you are good at mixing your mixtape should sound better mixed than not

I disagree... we aren't just talking about DNB here fionn. they are all insufferable shit spawn though aren't they?

Stacks
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#17

Hahaha
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#18

Matt Wrote:
Matt Wrote:Used to make these for my missus all the time 'cos I've never had decks Grin

Just remembered how horrified she was at the title of the 1st one I ever did for her - "Basslines to make you shit" Hahaha

Hahaha you absolute charmer!!
Co..Cou...Could you possibly rewind and come again?
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#19

my teenage years where spent making unmixed tapes for people.
i was a huge tape trader in my high school year. trade with people
all over europe and the states. in the later years i started splicing
dialogue from movies in between songs.

i may have to do an old style unmixed set like this consisting of only
old noise and post punk stuff.
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#20

esb Wrote:my teenage years where spent making unmixed tapes for people.... in the later years i started splicing
dialogue from movies in between songs.

me too.

Stacks
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#21

Stacks Wrote:
esb Wrote:my teenage years where spent making unmixed tapes for people.... in the later years i started splicing
dialogue from movies in between songs.

me too.

Stacks

old school, pause button styled mixing Twisted
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#22

esb Wrote:old school, pause button styled mixing Twisted

yeah, i had an old tape machine that i 'modified' to not erase the oncoming tape while i had the pause button half way down, so i could 'mix' the tunes together.

Xyxthumbs
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#23

Yeah i used to do this with hip hop when i was kid, pause button choppin' massive say aye!
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#24

syringe Wrote:If you are good at mixing your mixtape should sound better mixed than not

I disagree entirely
I'd much rather hear the whole of each track
a mix just runs them all together into a big blancmange
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#25

düffah Wrote:yeah, i had an old tape machine that i 'modified' to not erase the oncoming tape while i had the pause button half way down, so i could 'mix' the tunes together.

Xyxthumbs

or finding interludes on albums that were 20 seconds or so in length, thus enabling you to marry two of your favourite tracks together!

geekism ahoy Teef
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