chapter  38
16 Pages

A DJ’s perspective

WithRick Snoman

Harmonic mixing has two main elements: the DJ’s knows the key of the track he is playing and also having the knowledge of key compatibility. A visual digital waveform allows readers to keep track of the overall arc of the song. For artists who understand the value of CDJs but wish to have a slightly more interactive performance, Traktor is the next step. Mostly used as a production digital audio workstation by many artists, Ableton is an extremely flexible live performance engine. Most mixers and software come with effects, and the ability to either change them out or add additional effects units. Mixer effects often affect the master output — meaning readers can use them to stop or exit a record and have the effect. The songs have developed musically, and it is easy to hear when the bass of one track clashes with the new song.