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USB Mixing Kit.

Usbmixingkit

The USB Mixing Kit. Microphone, headphones, mixing desk and software to let you act like a real real DJ in your bedroom. Without the drugs. Or sleazy hotels. Or hangovers (maybe). Priced at £99.99, with an optional talent pack. Nah just kidding, you’re on your own with this one.

 This brilliant box of tricks has a two channel mixer and you can connect your turntable, stereo or headphones directly into it. Simply load the software onto your PC from the CD provided, and two rather cool looking virtual turntables appear on your screen. You just drag and drop your favourite songs onto the turntables and get scratching and pitch blending. A Master Tempo allows you to adjust the speed of your music without altering the pitch, and for the less skilled DJ there’s an excellent gizmo called Automatic Beat Matching, which does what is says on the tin.

Red – who has written posts on The Red Ferret Journal.


3 Comments

  • I’d be up for purchasing this… if: a) it supported linux (as my laptop runs ubuntu), and b) the website worked.

  • There is a 2-channel USB mixer that runs under Linux.

    Numark DM950USB from http://www.numark.com

    I says “windows and Mac” and their tech support will tell you it doesn’t run in Linux, but they lie. I own one and I use it with Mandriva Linux and 2 sessions of XMMS.

    In Mandriva 2006:

    1. Install XMMS, OSS, and update the system using urpmi or DrakConf.
    2. Open xmms and in the options (options -> Preferences -> Options tab)
    make sure “Allow Multipls Instances” is checked.
    3. Exit xmms to save changed to the config file.
    4. Plug in your DM 950 USB and connect it to the Linux computer.
    5. Start the first instance of xmms.
    6. In Options -> Preferences -> Audio I/O Plugins click on the Configure
    button.
    7. Select the FIRST instance of “USB Audio” for the output device and
    the mixer.
    8. Click OK to return to the Preferences and OK again to return to xmms.
    9. Start the seconf instance of xmms and repeat steps 6-8 but selecting
    the *second* USB Audio device listed.
    10. Play files in each xmms window to determine which channel in the
    mixer they go to.

    That’s it.

    Oh, and you can find the Numark for about half the price of this one…

  • Thats amazing. I’ll definately be looking into this one.

    Thanks for the tip.

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