October 10, 2012

Beatmasking: 5 Ways To Get Out Of A Terrible Mix

Trainwrecking a DJ set is the equivalent of crashing two trains together on a single railroad track – but instead of death and destruction, you get the equivalent of a sledge hammer to the ear.  Much like grinding a gear in a stick shift car, even the best and most practiced DJs occasionally wreck a mix, and struggle to find ways to control the damage they have created.

Luckily, having a nice effects panel or an effects unit such as the KP3 can offer you a few ways to clean up a mess.  Clever use of the filter or delay/echo’s on the outgoing track can essentially mask your error.  A skillful backspin or “meltdown” can also help you make your transform your abrupt transition into to something more deliberate.