Online Mixing Fun
So you don't have a set of turntables but you'd love to be able to make your own mixes. Well, now you can online with Mixman's eMixes. With Mixman you can play around and mix your own version of your favorite songs. Make your own version of *NSYNC's Bye Bye Bye, Britney's Oops!... I Did It Again, Christina Aguilera's Come On Over (All I Want Is You), Moby's Bodyrock and songs from other artists like Nine Inch Nails, LL Cool J and Kid Rock.
How does it work? Just download the eMix player and you're ready to go. So say you choose to mix Christina Aguilera's Come On Over. On the "Christina mixer" there's a button on the left with the option to stop, play the artist's mix, play my mix or record. The mixer is made up of about 27 buttons which let you pick the sound samples you want.
On this Christina mixer you have the option of playing with the lead vocals, backing vocals, synthesizers, guitar, keyboards, bass, percussion and drums. So all ya do is hit the record button and select the instruments or vocals that you want. You can make the vocals repeat by turning the vocal button on and off so that Christina keeps saying "Come On Over - Come On Over Baby." When you're done mixing (or if your time runs out) - click "play my mix" and listen to your creation. Then you can select the send mix button and email it to your friends.
Another site that uses a similar mixing program called The Soundboard - is Janet Jackson's official site. You can't record your mix of All For You but you can get some pretty cool sound effects happening. This mixer has buttons, dials and knobs and even has 3 video clips of Janet jammin' in the studio. You can play with the drum, bass, vocals or even add a clip of Janet laughing or saying a line from the song. You can also play with the tempo (the speed) of the song or fiddle with the "pan" knob which directs the sound back and forth between your speakers. I got in a groove and had my own little Janet mix going for 15 minutes.
So if you wanna have fun making your own mixes, you don't need to have a set of turntables. Just jump on your computer. There's plenty of online applications that'll do the trick. If you really get into this though, you may want to try your hand at a set of turntables. Until then, mix it up on your 'puter and start a competition with your friends to see who can make the best mix.