DJing from a mac?

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by rdhatfield3, Jan 29, 2005.

  1. rdhatfield3 macrumors member

    Oct 19, 2004
    Searcy, AR
    Anyone do any DJing on their mac. As a source of income that is. If you do what mixing software do you use?
  2. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

    Jul 4, 2004
    When I started looking into it, I liked the look of DJ 1800.

    I downloaded the demo and liked many of the features, especially the integration with iTunes.

    However, due to work pressure I never pursued it and then I bought a desktop rather than a laptop so that ended that flight of fancy...

    You will also need to have a good look at your soundcard situation if you want to cue and have full-mixed stereo output at the same time...

    Edit: Here are also some other user's reviews.
  3. Spizzo macrumors 6502

    Feb 1, 2004
    Pacific NW
    I use my mac for live effects...Live Delta...but thats about it.

    Other than that, it's Vinyl and CD's.

  4. Flowbee macrumors 68030


    Dec 27, 2002
    Alameda, CA
    Not exactly DJing, but I do a lot of remixing. Nothing beats Ableton Live, in my humble opinion. From reading Ableton's forums, it seems a lot of people also use it to DJ. (there's a free demo to download)

    [Edit: Live Delta, mentioned above, is a smaller, entry-level version of Live that is bundled with certain audio cards and interfaces.]
  5. vollspacken macrumors 65816


    Oct 17, 2002
    Boogie-Down Berlintown
    I use Native Instruments Traktor 2.5 on my tiBook with an m-Audio 4-channel firewire soundcard, an external mixer and and an m-Audio O2 Midi keyboard/controller...

    you can assign almost everything to midi and so I'm able to do stuff pretty fast with the O2 and a mouse...

    I also have a third channel on my mixer that I use to plug my iPod or an MPC 2000xl into...

    I doubt that there is better and more developed DJ-software out there than Traktor (except Traktor FS which you control through vinyl, but that's way out of my league...)

    you can download a demo version of Traktor 2.5 on NI's site I posted on top...


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