Preceding an upcoming blog post highlighting the recent specials from Native Instruments I decided to dive into the remix sets. One of the remix sets that really caught my ear was Exotic by Austin Leeds. This remix set is a lot of fun to play out and having the Midi Fighter to play it with makes it ten times better. Watch the video of me performing it below and read more about how this routine works.
So what I love about Traktor Remix sets is the fact that they are practically designed for the Midi Fighter in mind. I played this set out on my Midi Fighter Spectra which is currently unavailable from the DJ Tech Tools store. (Read below on how to get your hands on the 3D and Twister editions.) Any way, playing this set is really about timing and knowing how a track is set up. All of my drums and basslines were loops. This made it easier to play with risers and synths as one shots. The one shots were anywhere from one second to ten second shots. This made them playable and remixable, however, when playing these sets you really have to know which sounds are where and how long they are. You can learn more about Exotic and the other Native Instrument gifts here.