|Originally posted by 00soups00 |
again it wasnt a personal smear against your abilities as a dj, i know what your skills and sound are like and i probably will come down to see Laundry.
however i dont care about what diggers did when he was mixing his album. i love how people make the comparison between what they do and what massive international dj's do...
before anyone brings it up, i know my music loveman Markus Schulz uses ableton when he is on the road to put together his GDJB radio show, however this constant shift to ableton for promo's is just a bit whack in my opinion.
It's just the same as anything - horses for courses really. I find putting together a mix in ableton more challenging than recording a live mix these days, but that's because i try to push it further and pretty much re-edit every single track that i use. It takes me about 4 times as long to complete than knocking out a live mix.
I think if you're putting together a mix to show a club what you can do (for example) then i think it should be mixed live, but as Deeman said, if you're established, or are maybe doing it to share your music then i have no problem with Ableton.
I would much prefer to listen to good tunes put together well than good tunes ruined by sloppy mixing. There are only a few live sets that i really dig listening to because they're mixed so well - and that's few & far between sometimes. You get away with so much more when playing live, but as soon as it's removed from that context it becomes a completely different thing. Hence why imo live recordings of sets can sound so much more disappointing once you're off the dancefloor, out of the "moment", and inside your loungerrom or car. Give me a meticulously thought out & programmed CD over a live mix anyday.
But once, again, that's just me
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