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#16 spirito

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Posted 30 December 2006 - 02:53 PM

The virtual mixer is ok, it has everything needed, but certainly no substitude for the real thing.

If your a pro dj forget virtual mixers regardless of program.
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Posted 30 December 2006 - 07:23 PM

Just to understand where the actual differences are, if you've got all the usual mixer controls mapped onto a MIDI control surface such as the BCD2000 (or say, the nice new M-Audio X-Session Pro, mmm) including channel faders, gain, EQ Hi/Mid/Lo etc, where do the differences lie? Latency or something?
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#18 spirito

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Posted 30 December 2006 - 08:08 PM

The big difference is when your computer freezes up or crashes and you lose all control over the sound belting out of your speakers.

Anything that involves a computer will at some point crash.

With a regular mixer you can switch to cd players, use the mic etc to cover yourself.

Go midi only or use a virtual mixer you are screwed until you can restart.

The quality of midi mixers as well leaves a lot to be desired unless your going to shell out for an Allen & Heath ones but then you are talking big bucks. The Behringer BCD2000 is a fantastic bit of kit but i would never use it as a mixer I just use its controls to control traktor. The crossfader, channel levels, mic and headphones sockets I never use. I dont even have any audio cables output from it, only the USB cable for the midi control back to the laptop. Nothing I couldnt do on the laptop keyboard, but I prefer proper buttons to press rather than laptop keys.IN fact the only time the actual laptop gets touched is to select the next track I want to play.
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Posted 01 January 2007 - 12:32 PM

Ah gotcha, that makes more sense that if you're going to be using other audio sources alongside your PC setup, then you're not putting all your eggs into one basket by relying on a virtual mixer.
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