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Topic: Problem: Song can only start 5 seconds before music starts
Posted Fri 14 Sep 18 @ 10:24 pm
Posted Fri 14 Sep 18 @ 10:55 pm
Posted Sat 15 Sep 18 @ 12:02 am
Posted Sat 15 Sep 18 @ 2:52 am
This is the only thing I find about it online:
Unfortunately, there is no solution on that thread... Any other ideas? :/
Posted Sat 15 Sep 18 @ 5:28 am
Posted Sat 15 Sep 18 @ 5:48 am
So a loop won't help me here...
Posted Sat 15 Sep 18 @ 6:49 am
Adion wrote :
you can keep that loop playing as long as you like
Posted Sat 15 Sep 18 @ 7:41 am
Posted Sat 15 Sep 18 @ 7:59 am
You can then use the automix editor to make this kind of alignments before playback.
Posted Sat 15 Sep 18 @ 8:08 am
I am sure it worked a month ago, but maybe I was just dreaming...
A little bit more background to this, I like to mix radio edits together, but with some of them there are no points without vocals, so mixing "in" the track is not possible. (At least not for me,maybe in the future it will be
Posted Sat 15 Sep 18 @ 8:41 am
Back when we only had vinyl, DJs managed to mix tracks together just fine. There was no looping, no computers, and certainly no "moving songs into the future" (whatever that means).
Oh, hang on a sec. Maybe you should investigate the sandbox function. Perhaps that's what you're looking for?
Posted Sat 15 Sep 18 @ 10:45 am
My problem is that if I want to do this manually, I have to "move" the beginning of Macarena to the future, press play, align the end of beginning and just let it run.
See this picture:
In this picture both songs are running already and there is no more action needed to "mix" them into each other. (Not really mixing involved, but whatever...)
So if I want to do it that way, I only have 5seconds to align both songs, because moving it back further is not possible.
What I would like to do, is this:
See that Macarenas elapsed time is at -25.1seconds right now. It is possible to move the waiveform using the computer mouse, but once I push play it will start playing from -5 seconds...
Posted Sun 16 Sep 18 @ 7:03 pm
DJ Maaaaaaaaaax wrote :
I have to "move" the beginning of Macarena to the future
No you don't. You simply wait until Despacito ends, then press play on Macarena.
DJs don't move anything "to the future". They just wait until the correct moment, then hit play.
Posted Sun 16 Sep 18 @ 7:31 pm
But I guess I need to use automix to accomplish that with VirtualDJ...
Posted Sun 16 Sep 18 @ 7:46 pm
Posted Sun 16 Sep 18 @ 7:48 pm
The problem still exists (at least for me).
Posted Sun 16 Sep 18 @ 7:51 pm
You will also need a Pro license if you're using VDJ professionally.
Posted Sun 16 Sep 18 @ 8:13 pm
So far I am still a beginner, everything I said about "working" with VirtualDJ are plans for the future. It's just a summer job, so I will have a few more month before I would actually use it "professionally".
Also, I have seen that other programs allow you to move songs further, but I'll have to look into their other features before I decide which program to pay for in the end.
Posted Sun 16 Sep 18 @ 8:24 pm
On dancefloor with crew, go to DJ box pick next song load it into automix, go back to dance floor. All that you're not doing is skipping the track back and 1 button press. You're not going to be behind the both when it mixes anyways. It not playing and it playing the silence is exactly the same thing. Although with the grid zoomed out you could make fine adjustments to how it would end up transitioning, using the visual reference of the grid. Using the editor to add the mix points being the other alternative wouldn't give you that advantage, as not beat mixing, the start points of fades would be different for each unique transition.
I suppose there's no harm in them adding it if it's easy enough to code. Possibly even been able to zoom away from the play head, the end parts of the track. But, for what you're doing the quick fade of automix should be good enough. If not, you might want to consider 'time line' style dj software, not recommended!
Posted Mon 17 Sep 18 @ 1:59 am