Windows vs MAC for DJing...what are drivers?
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    Default Windows vs MAC for DJing...what are drivers?

    So its time I buy a new laptop, and I dont want the only reason to buy a MAC be because of DJing...

    I was thinking of getting an Alienware M14x which costs the same as a Macbook Pro...(Im also a gamer)

    Im not sure what drivers are, but Ive heard that macs dont need to upgrade drivers, and windows have to? please enlighten me on this...what are drivers and how do they work? how do i download the latest drivers?

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    computers have little minions that operate it like a vehicle. they must update their driver's license ever so often.

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    Windows machines require 3rd party ASIO drivers to be installed in order to get low-latency audio suitable for DJing.
    Macs have low latency CoreAudio drivers natively built-in that work for many sound cards.

    You update drivers by going to the manufacturer's website, finding your product, and looking at the available downloads.
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    is it hard to find a driver update? cause i spent a long time trying to find the right drivers for my hercules RMX...

    will pioneers DDJ SX have easy to find drivers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by makar1 View Post
    Windows machines require 3rd party ASIO drivers to be installed in order to get low-latency audio suitable for DJing.
    Macs have low latency CoreAudio drivers natively built-in that work for many sound cards.

    You update drivers by going to the manufacturer's website, finding your product, and looking at the available downloads.
    hmm ok

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    I'm on the pioneer website, and it shows

    DDJ-SX
    Performance DJ Controller

    Product Information- Firmware - UpdatesManuals
    does firmware mean driver?

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    https://www.google.co.uk/#hl=en&safe...les+RMX+driver
    1st result on Google for "hercules RMX driver" brings you straight to the correct page.

    Same for the DDJ-SX
    https://www.google.co.uk/#hl=en&safe...+ddj+sx+driver
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    perfect thanks


    Quote Originally Posted by makar1 View Post
    https://www.google.co.uk/#hl=en&safe...les+RMX+driver
    1st result on Google for "hercules RMX driver" brings you straight to the correct page.

    Same for the DDJ-SX
    https://www.google.co.uk/#hl=en&safe...+ddj+sx+driver

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    Quote Originally Posted by sicnarf033 View Post
    computers have little minions that operate it like a vehicle. they must update their driver's license ever so often.
    lol, wouldn't put it past apple if they could find slave labour tiny people - they probably have them in development
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    There are games you just can't get on a Mac. That was a deal breaker for me. I just went with a cheap ass laptop and spent the rest on a lobster dinner and a cool pair of sunglasses.

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