Timecode CD & CD-Player Experiences

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Timecode CD & CD-Player Experiences

Postby AndyDope » Sun Jan 17, 2010 8:14 am

Hi everybody,

atm i collect some information about different dj-software, timecode cds and dj cd-players.
It looks like, some timecode cds have issues with some players.
So i just want to ask about the experience about using Mixxx with the prefered Serato Timecode CD with different cd-players?
Are there any known skipping, scratching, cue-ing problems or something like that?
How important is scratch- or vinyl-mode on some cd-players out there for using timecode cds?

Thanks for all upcoming replies.

Best regards,

Andy
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Re: Timecode CD & CD-Player Experiences

Postby Gidskid » Sun Jan 17, 2010 4:05 pm

I have 2 Denon Dn-s3000's. They work really well, especially with Looping and stuff. Definitely a good move mate!
Remember guys this is a Software Development Forum not Facebook
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Re: Timecode CD & CD-Player Experiences

Postby AndyDope » Sun Jan 17, 2010 6:48 pm

Hi Gidskid,

thanks for your reply.
I will test Mixxx with the Serato Timecode CD the next days with an Pioneer CDJ-100S und an Gemini CDJ-600.
After that, i report my results hier.

Greetings,

Andy
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Re: Timecode CD & CD-Player Experiences

Postby AndyDope » Mon Jan 18, 2010 8:16 pm

Hi,

today i tested with an old Pioneer CDJ-100S.
It works, after i added a Lead-In time of 1 second.

With an Gemini CDJ-600 i could not test, because, the one i got, is broken.
It doesn't recognize Audio-CDs.
So i put the timecode wav on an usb memory stick.
But that doesn't work good.
I will check this again, after i get an working one.

Greetz,

Andy
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Re: Timecode CD & CD-Player Experiences

Postby AndyDope » Sun Jan 24, 2010 1:51 pm

Hello again,

i've tested the last few days with an Pioneer CDJ-100S, an Gemini CDJ-600 and an Monacor/IMG Stage Line CD-70DJ.
I found out, that the Gemini CDJ-600 does'nt work right with Timecode-Systems. I used Mixxx with Serato CD and Touch DVS with Timecode CD.

The Pioneer CDJ-100S works good, but i have to say, that i have an old one, with a known skip bug. So this player is not good for Timecode-Systems.
The second thing is, that this Pioneer Player does'nt have an scratch- or vinyl-mode.

The Monacor/IMG Stage Line CD-70DJ is the best for me, right now. Timecode works without problems and this player have several features like three cue-pionts, loop-sampler, reverse-playback and so on... (not all features are useable for timecode!)

I believe that are many other systems and combinations out there, that works.

Best regards and a nice weekend to you,

Andy

P.S.: I post my experiences on my blog at http://www.andydope.de. Here's the link to the post:
http://www.andydope.de/timecode-cds-und-cd-player-ein-erfahrungsbericht <- it's only in german.
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Re: Timecode CD & CD-Player Experiences

Postby AndyDope » Sun Jan 24, 2010 1:55 pm

I forget something:

Scratch- or Vinyl-Mode is interesting for you, if you want a Vinyl-/Turntable-like feeling.
But not all cd-players have this mode and not all players with this mode can use it, if the cd is in pause.

I like this mode, because i have the feeling with this mode the searching and setting of a cue-point is better like in search-/cd-mode.

Andy
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Re: Timecode CD & CD-Player Experiences

Postby jamincivic » Tue Jan 26, 2010 6:00 am

I have Pioneer CDJ-800s (first gen) and use Serato TCDs. Works well and no issues.
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