[linux-audio-user] Re: dj-ing hardware under Linux

Patrick Shirkey pshirkey at boosthardware.com
Tue Mar 14 14:27:23 EST 2006

cdr wrote:
>> I believe the ergonomics of a DJ mixer are good for those who need to make very fast cuts in realtime, but not necessarily any different for simple crossfades or EQ tweaks on a number of channels. The other advantage of using an external controller talking to software is you can keep the quality of your D/A converter if you like the way it sounds, rather than using the electronics in an analog DJ mixer.
>  the nice dj mixers do have a good signal path and adjustable crossover curves but nothing that cant be done easily with software, but i really doubt the fader in a UC-17 or something is any good, at that price point. i have a behringer, and opened it up and lubricated the faders with mineral oil which helped quite a bit but they still slide nowhere near as smooth as a RANE dj mixer.. i noticed you can buy replacement RANE faders for like $50 a piece or so, it might make sense to just get some of thos and plug into a multio to convert the CV into controller data...
>> -lee

I completely agree. Why bother with crappy substitutes when you can have 
a bespoke beauty which makes you want to touch and play with it all the 

For a custom built machine it doesn't matter if you spend a bit of cash 
to make it that little bit more special.

Patrick Shirkey - Boost Hardware Ltd.
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