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Newbee here with A Dj Question

Postby sandman76 » Wed Nov 06, 2019 12:53 am

I want to know can i hook up a DJ controller to Mixcraft? I want to be able to record my mixes with scratching without using other software. I would like to do it all through Mixcraft using USB from the controller. Any you guys got any ideas?

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Re: Newbee here with A Dj Question

Postby Mark Bliss » Wed Nov 06, 2019 5:51 am

Hello and welcome!

How are you currently producing?
Are you wanting to record the output of your dj gear, or are you wanting to create a dj audio performance partially, or primarily using a daw?
ETC.

If you just want to record from your existing rig, the next question is about its output. If the usb output is a stereo digital audio signal, than that should be easy enough.
Set up a computer running Mixcraft, set your input device, arm and record.

Beyond that, the methods would depend a lot on your gear and workflow. A lot more info may be needed. 8)
Stay in tune, Mark

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Re: Newbee here with A Dj Question

Postby sandman76 » Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:56 am

Thanks, Mark for the reply. I'm doing old school remixes of the 80s and 90s. I just would like to take my DJ controller and add some awesome scratching to parts of the mix just like they did in the 80s and 90s. I hook the DJ controller up to my PC with the USB all I get is MIDI signals in Mixcraft. I get no kind of audio. Something I'm doing wrong?

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Re: Newbee here with A Dj Question

Postby Acoustica Greg » Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:59 am

sandman76 wrote:Thanks, Mark for the reply. I'm doing old school remixes of the 80s and 90s. I just would like to take my DJ controller and add some awesome scratching to parts of the mix just like they did in the 80s and 90s. I hook the DJ controller up to my PC with the USB all I get is MIDI signals in Mixcraft. I get no kind of audio. Something I'm doing wrong?


Hi,

Your DJ controller is probably only sending MIDI via USB. If you want to record audio, you'd need to make an audio connection. The best thing would be to have a USB audio interface. You'd connect the audio out from the DJ controller to the inputs on the USB audio interface.

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Re: Newbee here with A Dj Question

Postby Mark Bliss » Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:02 am

If the usb output of your rig is data only, you would need to record audio from an audio output.
Honestly, I know zero about modern dj gear, but I can still try to help.

How are you outputting audio currently?I

Cross post with Greg-
Yes, as he points out you may need an audio interface to do what you desire here.
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