For All Spinning® Enthusiasts

Mix Your Ride

Most weeks I get asked by instructors or participants where I get my music from.  I admit that I  make an effort to source interesting music from a large variety of genres.    I have my own music preferences   just like anybody.  There are certain genres that get me moving and fuel a passion.   One wonderful aspect of becoming an instructor is that it has exposed me to all kinds of music and expanded my tastes to genres I would never have listened to before.    So where do I get my music?  The answer is no secret.  It is the same place most people do these days,  through a variety of online music stores like iTunes, emusic, powermusic and beatport.  What I do to make it different is mix the songs together using easy to use music mixing software.  There are many available but the one I use is MixMiester.  Mixing the music is simple and it allows me to create a continuous and cohesive sound for the ride.   Even when I use music from many different genres mixing can make them fit together.  The software allows me to change the BPM, overlay sounds and stich pieces of songs together making a unique sound.  Besides creating a different feel to the journey mixing music also has some other benefits.

  • Removes gaps between songs which can act as time markers to participants
  • Creates a feeling of a continuous journey rather than separate pieces of work
  • Allows drills to easily cross songs and supports split symbol profiles
  • Allows for smooth transitions between terrain
  • Gives a more polished feeling to the training session
  • Easily allows you change the length of a piece of music, the BPM and see the total runtime of the mix

If you haven’t tried mixing music I recommend you consider checking out many of the available software programs on the market today.  It doesn’t have to be complicated and it can bring a whole new feel to your rides. 

Try  MixMeister at www.mixmiester.com or

 DJ Tracker Pro at http://www.native-instruments.com/en/products/traktor/traktor-for-ios/traktor-dj/

Enjoy, create, fuel the passion!

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Mad Dogg Athletics will be closed on Thursday, November 27 and Friday, November 29, 2014 in honor of the Thanksgiving holiday. Any orders placed after Wednesday 12pm will be processed on Monday December 1, 2014.

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