What EXACTLY would you need for a show?
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    Default What EXACTLY would you need for a show?

    Ok SO ... imma noob ... but heres the deal

    I have Traktor Pro, my midi controller, and my laptop.

    So if I wanted do do shows live ... what else would I need? Especially to get the sound from my laptop to the masses.

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    A soundcard would help. What controller do you use?
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    I just use an MPD24 ...

    what does a soundcard help do? I assume the chip on my laptop board wont suffice ...

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    Soundcard will allow you to cue music in your headphones and send a better processed signal to the amp or powered speakers giving you clear sound. And that brings up the next thing you need speakers. Mackie Thumps have a pretty good rep. Audio 2 is probably the best bang for the buck when it comes to soundcards.
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    Speakers would help

    And Headphones. And people! That's really all you need to do a basic show/party.

    Oh and something I never see people say ... PAPER TOWELS! People love to put drinks down on your table where your setup is ... and 99% of the time they will get tipped over. Very annoying but it always seems to happen, so bring a roll of paper towels.

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    A donkey........oh not that kind of show. my bad
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    soundcard. one of the ni cards will do, or if you feel like using firewire (which is an excellent idea) then grab a presonus firebox.

    also, reading this article would probably be a good idea -> http://www.djtechtools.com/2009/12/2...ag-check-list/

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