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Uploaded the wrong mix. Check out the right mix here!
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I’m glad you like it. That’s not actually the full mix of it either. I also included the Old McDonald version Deadmau5 trolled with in his Ultra set awhile back. Here’s a link to the full mix. Enjoy!August 15, 2016 at 6:50 pm in reply to: New DJ Laptop. Is Internet surfing possible without screwing up the DJ Software? #2431501
Well, my old laptop only had 1 gig of memory, and it was working just fine for Djing. As far as reinstalling the laptop, I can’t. I bought it used through Amazon and it didn’t come with any CDs. The newer computer didn’t either for some reason, even though I bought it at Walmart It does however come with a 2 year warrenty, so anything that goes wrong will be fixed. I’d go back to the old laptop, but I’d already removed Virtual DJ from the laptop and apparently lost the CD my Numark Mixtrack came with. I had 7LE and tried redownloading it, but it keeps asking for my license code, and Virtual DJ 8 only allows 10 minutes with the controller. Unless I can find some free program that lets me use my controller, I’m probably going to have to give up my dream of being a DJ that I’ve been practicing 2 years to make happen. Yes, practicing. I haven’t had any gigs yet, except a few basement parties and mixshows on mixcloud and Mixcrate. But, even the mixshows will have to die unless I go from a 1 hour mix to a 10 minute mix. I also can’t afford internet or cable TV, so if I have to register something, I have to drive to my local Library and use their wifi or computers if I have to print anything out. If I can’t get these problems sorted out, I’ll just have to give up everything and take the laptop back. As nice as it would be to have a newer laptop for just everyday surfing and downloading without problems, I’d just be too upset that the main reason I have it is no longer an option. As far as the controller and my 2.1 speaker system, Well, my apartment complex is having a yard sale in September. I guess I could try to sell them.
- This reply was modified 3 years, 3 months ago by Patrick Cook.
I guess I should also add that my controller doesn’t have a soundcard in it. It’s an original Numark Mixtrack and only has a USB plug which goes into the back of my laptop.
I was thinking anywhere from $50-$80. I have a set of Aiwa stereo speakers from an old stereo I no longer have, but after looking at them, they don’t have the 1/8 jack I need to fit into my laptop.
I had the overheating problem with my laptop once right after I got it, but that was because I was playing outside on my deck in the sun. Once I moved it into the shade, it was fine. I’ve either kept it in the shade or found some way to shield it, and it’s worked fine. Thanks for the warning though.
As for the speakers, I realise they aren’t the best. I’m just practing for now and do have a few pool parties lined up for the summer. So, these have been perfect for me. I do have a set of Aiwa speakers that still work. My stereo is long gone, but I saved the speakers. I thought about using those when I play the pool parties.
I’ve never had to restart my controller. I HAVE had to restart my laptop once. I live in an apartment complex and my manager, who knew I was practicing to be a DJ, asked me to come out and play for a yard sale we were having around the complex last September. I’ve also been asked to play at the pool parties coming up this summer as well. Anyway, as I was playing at the yard sale, the sun was beating down on my laptop and it crashed. I moved back a bit into the shade and restarted it. It was fine from that point on. I’ve since come up with a way to solve that problem from happening again. at that point though, I was playing pre-recorded sets I made from a program I have on my main desktop computer and using the loops, filters and sound effects on Virtual DJ. Now, I’m trying to master mixing, and other then this problem, I seem to be getting the hang of it. I got it down ok, but still have a little work to do to perfect it. Anyway, I get paid next week, so I’ll be able to buy Virtual DJ then, so I guess I’ll do the free upgrade now to pro and buy it next week.
I’m also thinking of taking advantage of something Phil suggested in the final free masterclass video this week and maybe make minisets of 2-3 songs at a time and see if that works until I’ve mastered it.
- This reply was modified 4 years, 6 months ago by Patrick Cook.
I’m using Virtual DJ 7, but it’s not the Pro version. The only choice I have in the settings is to upgrade to the Pro version in the settings. I can upgrade for free for 30 days to which I might be able to adjust those settings. But If I let it lapse, I’d probably revert back to the original settings. Then again, I never use that laptop for the internet. So, maybe if I got on once and used the free upgrade, I’d be able to keep the Pro version.
Normally they’re identical. I have tried other tunes that are no more then 3 BPMs faster or slower and it still does it.
That’s the first thing I tried. When I start it, the Pitch Fader is in the middle with the yellow light on. Once I start it, the light goes off and it plays about twice as fast as it’s supposed to. The only solution so far is to move the pitch fader up and down to reset it in the middle. Unfortunately, this would sound terrible if I were to be playing live. Strange that it only does this on deck 1.