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About a week ago a friend of mine asked me to record a mix for him, I have a copy of reason and just assumed I could do it, clearly I thought wrong.

So this led me to look around for some free dj software, I found a couple which were pretty impressive but then I discovered that since my pc has only one audio output, I cant get a headphone mix.

 

I would like to start dj'ing but until I can afford some 1210's and a few thousand pounds worth of vinyl, it needs to be a strictly digital thing.

 

Does anybody have any reccomendations for a good value setup for someone starting out? At this stage I just want to learn how to beatmatch and mix tunes and record some mixes for friends.

 

Thanks for any advice

 

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I found a couple which were pretty impressive but then I discovered that since my pc has only one audio output, I cant get a headphone mix.

 

Can you not just buy a cheap external USB sound dongle, connect it to the PC as a second audio card, and then set it up so that the main internal PC soundcard is used for the main output, and the newly bought USB soundcard is configured for PFL (Pre Fade Listen) ? - this would be the cheapest option, providing the software you are using can use multiple sound cards (most decent ones will)

 

Unfortunately, hardware based digital DJ controllers tend to be expensive, although you can get cheap basic ones for around £36.00 which will probably be ok for home use

 

http://www.whybuynew.co.uk/dj-equipment/di...-controller.htm

 

A full list of the various DJ Controllers can be found on the same website, here:-

 

http://www.whybuynew.co.uk/dj-equipment/di.../dj-controller/

 

Also check out second hand controllers which appear from time to time on Ebay, occasionally you can find them for around £15.

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Can you not just buy a cheap external USB sound dongle, connect it to the PC as a second audio card, and then set it up so that the main internal PC soundcard is used for the main output, and the newly bought USB soundcard is configured for PFL (Pre Fade Listen) ? - this would be the cheapest option, providing the software you are using can use multiple sound cards (most decent ones will)

 

Unfortunately, hardware based digital DJ controllers tend to be expensive, although you can get cheap basic ones for around £36.00 which will probably be ok for home use

 

http://www.whybuynew.co.uk/dj-equipment/di...-controller.htm

 

A full list of the various DJ Controllers can be found on the same website, here:-

 

http://www.whybuynew.co.uk/dj-equipment/di.../dj-controller/

 

Also check out second hand controllers which appear from time to time on Ebay, occasionally you can find them for around £15.

 

 

thanks for the advice, the price is relative, if its worth the money then im happy to spend it. I just dont wanna drop too much cash on something that does more than i need it to do.

Anyway ill check all this out, thanks again

 

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