New "DJing on the Mac" guide

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by AlBDamned, Apr 25, 2007.

  1. AlBDamned macrumors 68030

    AlBDamned

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    Hi folks,

    I'm just starting to get into DJing on my PowerBook and it took me ages to find out what equipment I needed to start, what programs were out there, what DJs used what and so on.

    After discussion on the site feedback forum, I thought it might be useful to start a guide on this topic, so here it is:

    Mac Rumors Guides: DJing on the Mac.

    Please feel free to contribute in any way you can as I'm sure this could be built up in to a useful resource!

    I'm still figuring out the wiki mark up format that's used on the guides, so it's going to be gradual process on my part.

    Cheers. :)
     
  2. Optimus Rhyme macrumors regular

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    Nice to see this, keep it up.

    I'll post a few programs I use, or have tried in the past and you can feel free to add them if you'd like. Most of these are more basic programs compared to what you have listed.

    Disco DJ (http://www.discosw.net/disco/index.html)
    FutureDecks Lite & Pro (http://www.xylio.com/site/index.php)
    VirtualDJ (http://www.virtualdj.com)
    Numark Cue (http://www.numark.com/index.html?http://www.numark.com/products/product_view.php?v=overview&n=171)

    Out of those ones, I will always prefer VirtualDJ as it was one of the first one's I started to play with on my PC a while back when it was known as Atomix MP3. The new Mac version of VirtualDJ was recently released, but unfortunately a demo is not yet available.

    Numark Cue is just a copy of VirtualDJ with a different name as far as I can tell. I have not tried it yet though.

    That's all I can think of right now, but keep up the good work!
     
  3. AlBDamned thread starter macrumors 68030

    AlBDamned

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    Thanks Optimus and you can add these new ones yourself, that's the joy if Mac Guides (and wikis in general) ;) :)
     
  4. Optimus Rhyme macrumors regular

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    Yeah, I was aware I could add them, yet I don't have a Wiki account so I was just feeling a bit too lazy at the time. :D
     
  5. AlBDamned thread starter macrumors 68030

    AlBDamned

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    LOL, know what you mean, but you can log in with your normal Mac Rumors name.

    I've added them in now though. ;)
     
  6. SSpiro macrumors 6502a

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  7. furious macrumors 65816

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    Grado headphones are good for at home. Link

    Expensive.

    Wiki link.
     
  8. AlBDamned thread starter macrumors 68030

    AlBDamned

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    Excellent, have added both links. :)

    Also guys, I'm considering a project relating to DJing and software/hardware/Mp3s etc that requires editorial contributors. If you're by any way interested and want to learn more then please PM me.
     
  9. MisterEd macrumors 6502

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    Would be cool if you could add the Kontrol DJ KDJ500 to the Midi Controllers section. Other than that, very useful little guide :)
     
  10. AlBDamned thread starter macrumors 68030

    AlBDamned

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    Done. :)
     

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