|Originally posted by IntegraR0064 |
I think what the issue is here is that you don't understand what djing is, and what producing is. They are totally separate.
DJing is blending tracks and parts of tracks to make a cohesive mix. Producing is making the tracks that the DJs are using to mix.
DJing uses CDJs or turntables or whatever. Producing typically involves a computer, a keyboard/midi controller/synthesizer, sound-making modules of some sort(virtual or hardware), etc. YOu don't need CDJs or vinyl to produce.
With producing, you'd spend hours/days/months making a track, then release that 7 minute long or so track. DJing you're constantly playing tracks...so to make a 60 minute mix....it takes 60 minutes.
Note that many DJs end up producing as well, and many producers end up DJing...but they really share nothing in common, and I'd start with one.
So which one do you want to do?
Thanks for that. Hmm, I am kinda fascinated by both but I don't know how to play synths n the rest of it so I guess I am better off by learning to mix. I think it makes more sense as well as you would get the feel of beats and everything more with it. Correct?
Anyways, so yes, I want to learn mixing as of now. So now I need a head start. I read a couple of threads on how to go about it but I still end up confused, can you give me an idea? But one thing I figured out from those threads: I personally prefer Cd's over vinyls. So how should I go about it?
I guess my present goal is to create a mix of my own. Another question, when people create mixes of old tracks, bootlegs and that kind of stuff, that falls under the production category or Djing?
And this Ableton - is it a producing tool or a mixing tool?
Thanks for the input again.