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GoDJ Plus – A Mobile DJ System

GoDJ Plus – A Mobile DJ System JD Sound showed off this cool DJ controller at NAMM 2018 at their booth alongside the rest of their lineup, today we want to share with you some of the features this powerful package contains. It can be battery powered and has internal speakers (that bump loudly) so you could forgo an external speaker if you wanted; we’re not sure how loud the speakers are, it’s hard to tell from the video below but they easy enough to hear through the background noise at NAMM. There is also a dual touchscreen interface that allows for scratching, EQ control, and FX control in addition to choosing songs and other parameters. It has 2 outputs available (Stereo RCA out, headphone out) and 2 inputs (Stereo in, microphone in). Other features include: Micro USB (for charging/PC connect), SD card slot 16GB (14GB for music capacity, 1GB recording, 1GB system processes) Continuously-playable …

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Rane Seventy-Two Mixer and 12-Decks – High-End DJ Gear from NAMM 2018

Rane Seventy-Two Mixer and 12 Decks – High-End DJ Gear from NAMM 2018 Now that NAMM is over and the music industry can return to its hustle and bustle we are still left with endless amounts of cool new gear to talk about, and with Beat Lab’s DJ class just kicking off, we felt it appropriate to shine some light on some high-end gear from DJ gear veterans Rane. They’ve announced an awesome setup we really admire for its tech and innovative features.     This year Rane debuted their Seventy-Two mixer designed with the scratch battle DJ in mind, but it’s fit with some fancy new tech that we’re loving – a 4.3 inch touchscreen. The touchscreen features an easily accessible menu of controls for everything you would want from your DJ setup: song waveform, FX selections, it even features an XY pad for DJs who want to get a little …

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Korg Volca Mixer – The Compact Mixer to Your Compact Gear

Korg Volca Mix – The Compact Mixer to Your Compact Gear With NAMM 2018 just around the corner, we’ve had plenty of teaser announcements about upcoming gear releases, one of the most exciting announcements is about the new Korg Volca Mix. This marks an addition to their popular Volca series which features compact synthesizers and samplers. Here are the features that this little guy packs: 4 inputs – 2 mono, 1 stereo input 3 faders each with a filter knob Analog stereo expander/compressor with sidechaining Master clock with sync out dedicated stereo send out, stereo RCA out, and headphone out Stereo Speakers Patchable DC power – 1 in 3 out     That list may be reason enough for people to purchase this powerhouse, but a surprising bonus is that this comes with a power supply, extra DC-DC cables, and aux cables for connecting to other gear. This is extra nice because the …

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You’re Doing Too Much: Common Mix Mistakes

You’re Doing Too Much: Common Mix Mistakes We are currently in the middle of two weeks of advanced mixing techniques in our most advanced class here at Beat Lab, and it’s amazing how the more we learn about the process the more we keep coming back to the basics. The simplicity of the concepts of proper EQ, compression, and balance can make these tasks appear to be easy and we often feel we have grasped their importance before we really have. We have all been there and every part of this process of creating records from songwriting, to production, to mixing, and mastering is all it’s own endless rabbit hole so don’t be discouraged. If you feel your mixes still aren’t where you want them to be it’s possible all that is missing is the strongest possible foundation. From there there is often little work left to do. More advanced concepts will definitely …

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Best Way to Integrate Maschine & Ableton Live | Student Questions

Best Way to Integrate Maschine & Ableton Live     Another student question video is up. For this one we also added a blog post so we can give you a step by step on how to set it up. Maschine is a very powerful sequencer but if you are an Ableton Live  user it might be a somewhat complex to set them both up to work in best way. Multi-Out From Maschine First load Maschine to an empty audio track. Load a Drum Kit or make your own. Then switch to the Maschine’s mixer.   3. From here you can start routing each Pad to it’s own Ext. output. 4. In Ableton Live, Open 15 new Audio Tracks and select all of them by holding shift. 5.Change “Audio From” to Maschine and set the monitor to In   6. Finally select the correct Maschine output for each track. (You …

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K-Mix – MIDI Controller & Programmable Audio Interface/Mixer

K-Mix – MIDI Controller & Programmable Audio Interface/Mixer   Kieth McMillen has recently released the K-Mix, pitched as a the unbreakable mixer, control pad, and audio interface. Loaded with 8 inputs and 10 outputs, with sample rates at 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz, the K-Mix makes for a durable, all in one piece of hardware. At first glance, you will notice the similarities to Kieth McMillens breakthrough controller, the QuNeo. Working with similar, ultra sensitive mixing and rotary pads, the K-Mix hints at familiarity with a punch of power. Beyond the use as an ordinary controller, the K-Mix can be used in three ways, which you could swap between, an audio interface, a programmable mixer and a not-so-ordinary control pad. The audio interface feature is equipped with transparent uPre Amps that provide a clean, low noise pre amp. The K-Mixer mirrors your audio input with a colorfully lit display for an easy detection …

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