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Tuesday, July 20, 2021

You Right - Doja Cat ft. The Weeknd

tempo: 65 bpm

the dj's take: Song #3 in #64 (4:34):

Blends nicely with Disclosure's Birthday. This one's loud and heavy though; I had to drop the decibel level a little to match the rest of the mix. Here's how it looked in Logic Pro X (-1.8 dB):

Some other key-compatible music:

Thursday, July 15, 2021

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Ride Of Your Life - Tinashe

Speed: 86.5 bpm

The DJ's Take: Track #10 in mix #63 (17:06):

For the transition out of Nelly's #1 into this song (at about the 16:10 mark), there wasn't any percussion, and I wanted to add a little something in Logic Pro X. So I went up top, clicked Track, chose New Software Instrument Track, and added a couple handclaps. Here's how it looked in my file (see yellow arrow):

Worth a try if you want to add your own sounds/beats to an existing mix or song, or make a remix.

Some other key-compatible music from 85 to 90 bpm:

download or stream Ride of Your Life:

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Saturday, June 12, 2021

Logic Pro X Tutorial: How To Start a New DJ Mix

Quick run-through on starting a new #dj mix in Logic Pro X. Topics include setting the tempo/bpm, importing music files, easier time-stamping, and adjusting settings for smoother mixing & beatmatching

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Logic Pro X

Mix #63 (ft. Justin Bieber's Peaches)