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Re: Post pics of your Mixxx rig

Postby Irwin Cespedes » Sun Jun 26, 2011 5:10 am

My new addition to the Old School gear:

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Re: Post pics of your Mixxx rig

Postby mrduke » Wed Aug 03, 2011 1:01 am

My couch setup, low budget and ultraportable :) I also still have real turntables and a mixer, but not set up (and without timecode vinyls) and I don't mixxx that often so don't really want such a large deck.
The USB soundcard is a LogiLink 7.1 Channel USB Sound Box btw.
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Re: Post pics of your Mixxx rig

Postby likkyla » Wed Feb 22, 2012 4:47 pm

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As I have mentioned in the past, I'm not really a "DJ"... or I don't claim to be. pretty econo setup compared to actual DJs around here.
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Re: Post pics of your Mixxx rig

Postby Irwin Cespedes » Thu Mar 08, 2012 6:24 pm

likkyla wrote:Image

As I have mentioned in the past, I'm not really a "DJ"... or I don't claim to be. pretty econo setup compared to actual DJs around here.


Pretty nice! First DJ2GO I see controlling Mixxx. likkyla, are you using it on GNU/Linux?
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Re: Post pics of your Mixxx rig

Postby likkyla » Mon Mar 12, 2012 10:47 pm

@Irwin - nah sadly I'm using windows vista 32-bit... I would prefer going to something like that but I will probably wait until my laptop dies... It only has 2gigs of memory so it pretty much has enough RAM to run my 24-bit backtracks and one of my VSTs that I like to use at a live set without crashing... If I had anything else going, my system would crash.
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Re: Post pics of your Mixxx rig

Postby Spindoctor » Fri Mar 16, 2012 12:02 pm

Hmmmm . . .

My vote so far goes to Procopius, for his nice, clean, compact system that appears to take all of 2 minutes to set up and take down, yet has everything at his fingertips.

Most of the others, it appears they are not necessarily "rigs for gigs" but geared more toward home use -- either digitizing vinyl, making recordings/programs for road use, or just plain having fun making cool sounds at home. I find these setups every bit as interesting, as my own home installation is rather helter-skelter and would like to consolidate things in a better arrangement.

For me, out of four computers, three are used for music. One of these is the laptop I use for gigs. The others are used for digitizing music from records, CD's, tapes, and whatnot. Of the two desktops, one is my business computer which is also a Windows 7 64 bit. I use it for audio editing using Sound Forge 10a, and for testing/practicing/production. The other is an older computer that I didn't trade in -- it runs XP and has very little on it. Downloads? This one. Suppose it gets a virus and wipes out everything for a total loss -- big whoop.

For hardware I've got my "vinyl" DJ rig which includes two Stanton STR8-80 turntables. Since I deal mainly with oldies, and like to collect vintage recordings, these turntables with Stanton 500 carts (and an extra head with Stanton 78 needle) do a wonderful job -- but of course I have to set up the casket somewhere to connect it all to the computer. My ideal setup would be a good transcription turntable (yes, I have a number of 16" radio transcriptions) set up permanently with the old computer, along with tape decks, etc., all for the purpose of retrieving music from other sources. The new desktop for editing and production, the laptop to take to the shows.

In addition to a transcription turntable, my wish list includes a nice piece of furniture to hold the computer AND the stereo components, and looks nice. Have yet to find anything that comes close.

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Re: Post pics of your Mixxx rig

Postby Irwin Cespedes » Fri Mar 16, 2012 7:07 pm

Spindoctor wrote:Comments?


"A picture is worth a thousand words"

I personally don't mind the use of the gear but to see Mixxx in action in our rigs. Talking about your rig, It sounds very impressive, though as the adage says...
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Re: Post pics of your Mixxx rig

Postby Spindoctor » Sat Mar 17, 2012 3:28 am

I don't know if I have a photo, or could take a photo, that would really be of interest. The turntables are put away, just two computers tied together with a mixer in helter-skelter fashion on the desk. Seems when the photo was taken I was using Sound Forge on the desktop. To make it even more embarrassing, the laptop is showing some "other" DJ program that I've since rejected in favor of MIXXX (which is now installed on both computers). The laptop goes to the gigs.


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Possibly something that may be of interest, I've got a 1950's car show and sock hop coming up at our church. The music outside at the car show will be through the church sound system with outdoor speakers, originating from my laptop and MIXXX -- AutoDJ. The sock hop will be the old fashioned way, spinning 45's. If some good photos are taken I'll post them.
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Re: Post pics of your Mixxx rig

Postby likkyla » Tue Mar 20, 2012 12:08 am

Idk... as I have mentioned a couple of times on this forum, I don't really claim to be a "DJ". I just use mixxx for backtracks.

I'm pretty happy with my mobile rig. It's got the 8-stereo channel line mixer, 4-channel active DI box, "power conditioner", two synths (korg ms2000 and alesis micron), one midi controller (m-audio oxygen 8 v2), one dj surface usb controller (numark dj2go), one pad controller (akai lpd8, not seen in the picture) and a BBE sonic maximizer to "clean up" the signal from my 24-bit audio/midi interface (Tascam us-200). It's pretty mobile, all of it. I mean I plug in my DI to the house mixer, I plug in my power conditioner to power my setup, I plug in my midi cable from my ms2000 (which is already connected to my interface) to my alesis (which is already connected midi through to my midi-controller, DC power to my midi controller and alesis, power up the lap top and flip up the stand, load mixxx and swarm vsti and I'm gig ready. Sure it takes a little more than 2 minutes and it's pretty heavy all of it but with everything that I can accomplish live... whether it is a live show or a DJ gig I'm ready to take on full force.
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Re: Post pics of your Mixxx rig

Postby Pegasus » Wed May 23, 2012 6:33 am

So SpinDoctor, I guess they need to make a 7" version of the SSL time code huh? :)
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