How To Mix Your Own Music Online & Be An Internet DJ

intro   How To Mix Your Own Music Online & Be An Internet DJ It happens to the best of us: you’re clicking on random YouTube links when a friend sends you the best remix you’ve ever heard, and suddenly, you’re gripped by an overwhelming urge to try and mix your own music.

Unfortunately, mixing audio not only entails picking the tracks to mix, but also downloading beats, sound effects, and an audio mixing program. Sometimes, doing all that is worth it, but if you’re looking for something simpler, like an online audio editor already packaged with beats to mix, then give the following websites a shot.

DubStep Studio

Previously known as Electro-House Blender, DubStep Studio’s interface is beautiful and extremely simple, and it includes a decently sized sound library for your mixing pleasure.

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To add a track to a song, simply click the “Add Sounds”Âť button, and a panel will pop up that splits the available sounds into further categories, such as “Keyboard”Âť or “Sound Effect.”Âť The tracks are not named according to how they sound, and there is no search box, so you may need to preview all of the tracks before you find the right one. Adding the track to the song is as simple as clicking the plus sign next to its name, and then clicking the beats in which you want the it to be heard. From the workspace, you can delete tracks, change the volume of each track, and control whether the track is heard primarily from the left or right speaker.

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You can try DubStep Studio to mix your own music without registering, but in order to save or open files, you must register. Even so, users cannot upload their own music into the mixer, nor can they export the song so it can be accessed offline. Despite these shortcomings, DubStep Studio’s ease of use and polished presentation make it a worthwhile app to check out”“ at least, for someone who wants to try mixing music without any heavy duty commitment.

Jam Glue

Though Jam Glue is not the eye candy that DubStep Studio is, its wider range of features outshines DubStep Studio in every aspect. Not only does the search function exist, but it also gives the user the option of searching by the song’s approximate tempo.

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Registered users are allowed to either upload a .mp3, .wav, or .wma file, or import audio from an URL, although there is a large statement warning the user not to upload copyrighted material.

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The process of editing is virtually the same in both webapps ““ there is no option to scale the size of the track to inspect the waveform more closely, and Jam Glue’s “snap clips to beat”Âť feature replicates the effect of clicking where youwant your track to go in DubStep Studio. However, Jam Glue has the added functionality of being able to scale the speed of any track and sync the tracks to a user specified beats-per-minute. Jam Glue also allows users to rearrange the order of their tracks, making editing overall a much smoother process than it would have been in DubStep Studio.

After you have completed and saved the track ( assuming you are a registered user), Jam Glue gives you the option of downloading the track. However, this option is hidden in the bottom of the mix details page and is only accessible after the song has been “published”Âť to Jam Glue’s database.

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After you have tried these two webapps to mix your own music, perhaps you will decide that DJing is indeed your forte. In that case, I would highly recommend Audacity, the tried and true software for editing music, or the previously covered Mixxx. Or, if you’re just looking for a simple editor to make ringtones, check out Zedge or Make Own Ringtone. Both are browser based, although Zedge requires registration before use.

Have you tried any of the aforementioned apps? Do you have your own secret weapons, to be deployed when you suddenly decide you really really want to mix music? Lets hear about it in the comments!

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george

very interesting article!

have you mixed anything together yet? Maybe we could hear a sample! :)

Huepow00

“Be An Internet DJ” Is a bit of a misleading Title.

> These programs will NOT:
a. Make you a DJ (…a person who selects and plays recorded music for an audience.)
b. Make you an “Internet DJ”

-> What these programs WILL do – is provide a means of mixing and mashing audio to Create your own SONGS.

Making your own songs is fun, I do it too – but its NOT DJing. Not Really.

> And the second program is the only one with any sort of DATABASE to speak of… unless you failed to mention that. How else are you to spread your newly created “song”?

Simply put.
Making Music is Different than DJing.
DJ’s often make music, and can even do it During their Mixing, but their still both different things.

Just thought I’d toss that out.

Angelina

I wasn’t aware that I had mixed up the definition of DJing, so thanks for bringing that up to my attention. However, the term “DJ” did at some point carry with it an implication that the DJ would be mixing tracks rather than just playing them. Now it seems as if this definition is passe. What I meant to say is that these apps would allow a person to mix their own music. Is my use of “DJ” distractingly misleading?

I’m not quite sure what you mean by your second comment. I did mention that the second program has a database of user created songs, in addition to a database of song effects that the user can use. The first program does have a library of song effects, but not the database of user created songs. I’m not quite sure what you’re getting at.

At any rate, thanks for the critique!

DJ-MARTIN

Hey i DJ in night clubs and partys and online radio your right about DJ’S its all about mixin the songs up

thing is most DJ’s dont do that no more apart from at the end off the song

so realy you right

Huepow00

Well, thats just it – The act of DJing IS “Mixing Tracks”…
It’s how you Segway from TRACK-A to TRACK-B.

But thats not what these programs offer, their not DJ programs.

Mixxx was a DJ program. IT was a mixer, realy the only tool you need to start DJing Electronically.
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/rock-on-with-free-mixxx-music-mixing-software/

With a name like LOOPLABS it should be pretty obvious for the first one.
It’s a LOOP-Based Music Creator. Like Sony ACID-Pro.

>> And my second comment was not worded correctly, I’m sorry. You addressed what I was getting at though.

I don’t know if its just me, but when I think of DJing (Since I happen to, DJ, myself) I think of programs like Mixx that actually offer you the ability to play 2 audio tracks, use crossfaders to segway from 1 track to the other, and happen to provide some fun little effects to spice up the MIX. – The MIX being your entire set of songs all mixed together, including whatever alterations you make to it during the mix.
(I happen to use Virtual DJ)

These programs, on the other hand – are like what my Highschool Electronic Music Class was using.

They provide you a number of Pre-Made loops and samples – none are actual songs, and you can mix and mash them together to create your own SONG. – Not a MIX.

These programs make you a composer and producer of Individual Songs with the provided soundclips they make available to you, or allow you to import and Remix your own lil ditties.

> But they most deffinetly are not allowing you to MIX, like a DJ.

Just my 2 cents.
(BTW – The programs at least work NICELY for what they are intended for)

Angelina

I agree with you, LoopLabs isn’t a DJing program, at least in the sense that you’re not actually mixing songs. You’re just combining beats and sounds to create songs.

However, with Jam Glue, you can actually upload your own songs, and not just use their database. I found a few really great mixes on that site actually, and the ability to download the tracks you make is actually really useful (and unique, out of all the online music editors i found).

Haha it’d be cool to be able to feature Virtual DJ, but unfortunately, we only cover free software, which severely limits the sites/programs we can write about haha

Brett

Im after something that will record sections of tracks so I can use them as stepping stones from one track to another as part of my track, ultimatly I will record the mix into one entire track.

Any suggestions ?

Global_frenchy

Hi everyone.

Mix is a bit old; I’d recommend Zulu Dj software (free, for non commercial use at least, edited by NCH). It allows to mix two tracks live, and an automatic function is there to syncronize the tracks (but not so well working, most of the time it’s better done by yourself).
You can as well put effects like reverb or hight pass filter in live.

Bye! Enjoy electro music!