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    Can someone explain mixers to me... What is the difference between an analogue and a midi mixer... pros/cons? Which connects to what? ps... what is best for the oxygen 8 set up?

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    for a cheap setup you can try a hybrid mixer like a numark 950 USB
    http://www.numark.com/dm950usb#2
    it also has a bluit in sound card.
    but I've never used it, can't say anything about his quality...

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    i have a sound card... (M-audio fast track pro)

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    Hi mate. If you already have a good midi controller you wont need a mixer with midi functions, such as the djm800 or ddm-4000, a good basic 4 channel will do you fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alvrz1908 View Post
    Can someone explain mixers to me... What is the difference between an analogue and a midi mixer... pros/cons? Which connects to what? ps... what is best for the oxygen 8 set up?
    ok there's alot of different products available:

    you can get a straight up dj mixer, like rane, ecler, etc. in this category there is analogue and digital mixers. the outputs of the soundcard go into the inputs of the mixer.

    you can get a straight up midi controller that replicates a mixer, like the x-session pro, that doesn't make sound, just midi actions. that plugs into usb.

    you can get a dj mixer with midi control, like the DJM-800, which acts like a traditional mixer and also has midi.

    i personally think the best way to go is get a good mixer, and keep the midi seperate. but that's cause i like to mix out of the box. to me you just can't beat the feel of real faders, for real-time mixing work.

    good luck
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    thanks for actually addressing most of my questions...

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    If you are patient enough to save some extra money and you can still grab hold of it, try the older Ecler Nuo4. You'll love it.
    4 channel mixer, on which two channels can be designated to MIDI. Still high on my wanted list!
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    analog mixer: just controls sound that's fed into it, nothing digital

    midi mixer: can send controls like knobs/faders/buttons into software and control it via midi messages. for example, if you were to turn a knob on the mixer, it would turn a knob in the software. with midi, there is no audio involved. however most midi mixers have inputs as well, but are usually coupled with a sound card that can feed the audio into it.

    hope i'm not being too confusing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by djhipnotikk View Post
    analog mixer: just controls sound that's fed into it, nothing digital
    take a look at my post, just so people know that not all dj mixers are analog.

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