When I used to use Technics, you’d occasionally get the odd off beat track, which I suppose some folks would’ve skimmed on until the first beat and cued it from there. I used to drop the track in at either side of the beat, instead. This seemed to have worked for me.
It doesn’t seem to be possible to do this in Ableton, even skimming on to the first beat is a problem, 'cause when you try and mix your next track Ableton doesn’t seem to understand anything not perfectly on beat and drops it out of time. It doesn’t double-beat, but it sounds like crap.
Am I doing it wrong?