Continuing the discussion from
Noob questions about anchors and ID3 tags:
don’t know if it’s cause I slept poorly or I just don’t get it (or both!) but I’m having a hard time understanding how anchors work in Engine DJ. I have a track that sort of drifts like halfway through the song, but the first half the beat markers are aligned correctly (the tempo of the song doesn’t change which is odd this even happens). I assume anchors were a way to solve this but I can’t seem to figure it out. Correct me if I’m wrong, but I presumed that basically you’d drop an anchor at the first point you want to fix your beat grid, and then use the <> arrows to slide the grid: from the manual it seems to imply that anything before the anchor won’t be affected. But doing this slides the grid for the entire track so that must not be it.
So how do you properly use the anchor tool if you need to make 1 or 2 “reset” points in your track so that you can set the downbeat/beatgrid properly? If you could explain it like I’m 5 I’d appreciate it.
Does Engine have a way to set multiple anchors in a track, such that it can lock the beat grid between two anchors at one tempo, while another two anchors might be at a slightly different tempo?
I think the quartz lock crystal on my 1200 is failing, and all of my recent digitized tracks are off from unless I throw in a few anchor points in the middle of the track (ie every 32 or 48 bars, but I’ve got some poorly pressed vinyl that needs this every 8 bars in some spots).
So one could hit that button and anchor the best grid between the first anchor and one at bar 17, for example? Then rinse and repeat as needed?
only difference compared to serato style is that you cant go back to between two previous anchors to make changes.
eg say one is in a rush and just grids every 8 bar, but you decided to go back and drop some more anchors between grid 1 and 9.
The Serato style of anchors is actually quite a PITA, TBH. I’ve gone in to set extra anchors in spots where there already two anchors set, and it sometimes throws everything else out of whack.
Then you will be grand with the engine anchors then.
Hell yeah, this drives me nuts as well, luckily I don’t have to rely on that very often.
I gonna give the Engine procedure a more detailed try, so far I manage(d) my master library in Serato and ported it to Engine - which works buttery smooth, big kudos for that, devs.
it’s a never ending story, in the past the beatgrid tool had been amended, but imo it is not perfect yet.
To amend a track on the P4 gear it is very difficult and frustrating (if you touch the platter not properly you have to start from the beginning, as the grid slipped away)
The last tracks I improved by dropping anchor were
Candi Staton Young Hearts run free 1/2
No Sovereign Showdown Dance Mix DUB
No Sovereign really was a challenge … but at last better than without anchors
Good luck when dropping anchor and enjoy the day
sorry I’m not an English native speaker and I don’t understand, what do you mean with this, especially “rinse”:
Could you pls be so kind as to explain a little or show us, which item in the Engine DJ do you touch for “rinse”?
Thanks in advance for your endeavours in this matter.
Its a figure of speech for repeating the same process over and over
Edit: Figure of Speech = alternative phrase.
thank’s for your assistance in this matter, now I took it.
No probs Beatmaster, happy to assist with our weird and wonderful language and its hundreds of dialects:)
Eat, Sleep, Rave, Repeat is another phrase loosely based on rinse and repeat too, just more fun.
It’s a saying we got from instructions on shampoo bottles:
Lather, rinse, repeat - Wikipedia
thank’S for your reply and the link.
Now I took it and I learnt something new for me
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