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Serato just announced that they now also support El Capitan
There is a list of hardware issues with the OS on the page, though.
But they probably apply for all DJ software used on El Capitan
Atomix have released new versions of both VDJ7 and VDJ8 that uses only the “Net search” option, which I don’t normally use since it just grabs stuff from the internet (I think mainly YouTube).
They acknowledge that this is a temporary solution for DJs that rely heavily on Content Unlimited, and hope to have a new solution ready within a week.
The subscribers are not being charged for the time between now and then
It is actually nativly supported in VDJ8. But I agree that the Serato point is valid and some people still use Traktor, even if it’s less and less supported by anyone but NI
What I don’t get is how people miss, that you can use this as a stand-alone-everything-in-a-box with a USB stick and without a laptop for a bar gig, and then maybe add a laptop for a wedding gig, where you need a bigger selection.
IMO this is what the Numark NV and the Numark NS7iii were supposed to deliver, but have chosen not to for some reason…
If the Numark NV could do this I would already have bought it (the NS7iii is too clumsy IMO), but no, it still needs Virtual DJ or Serato on a laptop at all timesJune 13, 2014 at 1:44 pm in reply to: Pioneer sb or reloop beatmix or sth else less than 240€ #2037131
Ok, I wasn’t even sure the Beatmix 2 and Beatmix 4 were available world wide yet 🙂
Virtual DJ currently doesn’t support any of them, but since Teminal Mix 8 was just added as natively supported in vDJ8, I guess it’s just a matter of time…
/KlausJune 12, 2014 at 12:27 pm in reply to: Pioneer sb or reloop beatmix or sth else less than 240€ #2036958
Just to make sure: Do you mean the old Reloop Beatmix or the brand new Reloop Beatmix 2 or 4?
Assuming it’s the older one:
Pioneer DDJ-SB, Reloop Beatmix and Denon MC2000 are all natively supported in the new VDJ v8
In the older/more stable VDJ 7.4.1 MC2000 and Reloop Beatmix are natively supported, but you have to download a mapping file for the Pioneer DDJ-SB. You don’t have to make it yourself. The 7.4.1 build is simply older than the controller, so that’s why you have to download the mapping file seperatly
Regarding pricing you have to buy the full version ($299) to use it professionally, or you can choose to rent it for $19 a month
If you just want to legally use it with the controllers, but not professionally, you can buy a controller specific license. For the 3 controllers you suggested the price for a controller specific license i $99
Nope – didn’t work 🙂
The Rokit5 is just a mono amp and som speaker drivers, pretty much like any active speaker. But they do sound pretty good for a small studio or practice room.
But remember that they are mono, so if you only get one, you will need to setup your system to run mono. Otherwise you may loose some of the music, and everything may sound strange. It differs based on your software what you can do, but a newly purchased DDJ-SX sounds like Serato to me :). In that case mono souldn’t be a problem
So it is possible to only use one speaker for practising. But it will probably sound a bit “flat”. So getting a second Rokit5 will be a priority
I haven’t tried the the Cerwin Vega XD3, so I can’t help you there. Sorry
Klaus MogensenApril 23, 2014 at 2:44 pm in reply to: What's the single most important thing you've learned as a DJ? #2024592
As a mobile DJ: You are there to help create a party
So if that involves talking to people a lot, attend the dinner, help arranging a Limbo Rock tournament, play music you don’t like much yourself, work the mike, help set up speakers/speeches – thats what you do.
If the people who booked you have had a great night with their guests, you are a success
Terry_42, I don’t quiet follow, probably because I know too little about DVS setups
Whould this mean, that you wouldn’t need a sound card like the Rane SL2 between the TT and your computer?
In that case I guess the TT needs to have the soundcard build in, and then use the USB exit not only for sending midi outputs for the new buttons, but also for the DVS?
Am I understanding it correctly?
I have to disagree with you a little bit…
Regarding Beatmix, I simply see no reason to buy the cheaper Beatmix controllers. They are a more entry level controller compared to the Terminal Mix series. So if you are already looking at the TM2, the Beatmix is not for you IMO (that the build quality of the highend Pioneers are also lacking IMO, and Pioneer for some reason get away with it, is another story…)
Regarding the TM8, it’s great, but if you don’t want 4 channels, it’s simply to big, even though it has a few modern things added to it, compared to the TM2 and TM4. The TM8 is 525x362mm/5.3kg (net), and the TM2 is only 440x320mm/3.65kg
I have the TM4 which is great, but if I’m going to a gig where I don’t plan to use 4 channels, I’ll bring another controller. The TM8 is even bigger (if it was the same size, and therefore fit into the same casing setup, I would have upgraded my TM4 already)
It would be great to see a TM2 mk2 or a TM3, or whatever they choose to call it, with the new stuff from the TM8 added, but still only two channels. Then that would be the perfect fit. But until then is has to be the TM2 for 2-channel mixing. I can’t recommend the TM8 (or the TM4 for that matter) to anyone not using 4 channels
I would go for the Terminal Mix 2
The Denon MC3000 han been discontinued, so eventhough you can still by them, they are no longer a “live” product
The Beatmix series from Reloop is the cheap series, compared to the Terminal mix series, and much more plastic-like
The Terminal Mix 8 is very nice, but only if you want 4 channels
Practice setup from a while back
A few mobile setups from the last 12 months ar so
Hmm.. In my experience management rarely know what they are doing. They are normally business people who know accounting but rarely know music very well
In any case… Even though I don’t normally play hiphop or dupstep, I wouldn’t accept a gig in a place like that. It’s fine if you have a theme, or if you are a specific kind of place like a rock club, but the DJ decides the tracks. He’s the expert. The bouncer takes care of the crowd control and the management handles the money. That way everybody is doing what they are good at
I aggree with Terry. Mixtrack pro I and II, Pioneer DDJ-SB and Denon MC2000 are all great choices, that won’t let you down
Regarding the software. VDJ works with everything you can imagine, but it is by far the most expensive one for the pro version. So unless you get a controller with VDJ LE, I would probably go with Serato. You get a LE version in the box, and the upgrade to a full version is not to expensive. Traktor seems to be closing in on themselves lately, packing hardware and software together, so unless you fall in love with one of Traktor specific controllers, I wouldn’t choose Traktor