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of ion i cue and another one but can't remember the name
total control was the name... looks pretty RAD
I just have decks for ye olde records sorry.
they might have a clue though
will seem gimmiky for proper djs but i'm hoping there's one out there that's decent quality and will do the job. it's really just for fun.
mixed on a computer but lots of people do nowadays.
One day I might get some CD decks then some computer stuff but I'm alright for now.
with your horse drawn cart and fleet of carrier pigeons? safety wink
yeah I like it old skool it just feel so much easyer plus I cant afford to upgrade loadsa kit...
they are pretty space age for playing records. I can pitch up and down 50% if I want to. plus play 33 45 & 78's!
they go backwards and forwards plus you can set the speed of the start up and break.
Oh and some thing so that you can change the pitch but not the key of the record its pretty mad. I hardly ever use that though
Key locking on a vinyl deck? How's that work?
but it does
you just press the button marked key lock then when ever you pitch up and down it just doesnt change. Im guessing its some kind of internal digital maddness
looks like they convert to digital, do some processing, then convert back out to analogue. Surprised decks like that don't have some form of simple sampler built in for looping these days, as the inability to loop is where vinyl falls down these days.
that would be handy
you can get mixers that do thatand I guess thats a little more practical as you can cue up you record again and hear it at the same time while the mixer loops it.
its a pretty hardcore deck though you can pretty much throw bricks at the thing and it wont skip.
unless I play joker bassline that is heheh
these are mine
the next oens up to that first one
I dont think they re years and years old now but the rest is the same
I am a rank amateur, and it's been ideal for me.
If you're more accomplished, computer and mixing wise, I guess there might be something better out there.
It also comes with Traktor software (although only an LE version, but again, it suits my needs just now)
looking at that just before i saw your link... so did you start off with no experience and pick it up quite fast? what sort of stuff do you mix? is there scope for getting quite technical / accomplished with it or is it a glorified cross fader? what is traktor?
tell me more
and have spent about one full evening in it's company since, owing to holidays and festival trips abroad.
As I said, I'm a total amateur, but it is more than enough for me. It's just a good beginner's set-up really; I didn't want to blow the bank on a pair of CDJs and a mixer (majority of my music is CD and mp3 anyway, no point getting decks), so got this as an alternative to see if I'm any good and can maintain an interest really.
Its basic, but has good EQ controls and range of fx (flange, reverb, delay etc). Only negative I can see is the scratch function, which is utterly useless to my eyes. I got it for the functionality and ease: out the box, on the desk, connect to your USB and go.
Traktor is the software you install which syncs the mixer to your laptop/desktop and gives the visual representation of the mixer on screen. Apparently the LE version is more basic than the full Traktor 3 version, but again, I'm not accomplished enough to know what I'm missing.
As for tunes I play, anything really (yes, not very helpful at all). Getting from Jackie Wilson to Deadmau5 in 3 easy mixes would be ideal.
Hope that helps. PM if you want any more info.
This song <3
is fairly flexible for getting technical, it's got pretty good looping functions, and although not many people do, you can use up to 4 decks. Not as flexible as Ableton, but more so than a couple of CDJs
6 years of lugging vinyl around i switched to djing off a laptop and use this Behringer BCD3000 too.
along with traktor it works wonderfully. i dj elctro/indie remix stuff with it. it's a piece of piss to beat mix with.
i alo use it to vj with, double win!
if I got asked to lug my tunes around more often heheh
Its rare though that I get out to a club or somat.
I'm trin to get one gointhough with some mates...
there any latency issues with the behringer? are there particular pc specs you need for it not to have a delay or worse, crash????
when using it with vista, but I'm xp and have had no problems.
I have read there are some latency issues caused by some laptop wireless adaptors, but I've had no bother.
Spec-wise, a basic (last 2 years anyway) set up should do it (pentium 3 or above, half a gig of ram etc).
I read a lot about the Behringer being a bit of a handful (crashing and latency issues) so I stayed away from it and instead bought an Audio Kontrol 1 soundcard which has never failed, but I do use it with a seperate analog mixer so there isn't a lot that can go wrong.
I expect most computer DJs have some technology-induced dance-floor horror stories.
using Ableton onstage with half a gig of RAM. Won't be doing that again. Other than that, I don't think I've had any major misshaps apart from having to turn on Ableton's RAM loading function instead of streaming things from disk, as I kept getting audio dropouts because the bass was vibrating the laptop enough to make the hard drive struggle.