What do you use for audio backup?
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    Default What do you use for audio backup?

    So... im going to say its safe to assume most of us here do a good amount of DJing in the technological world. And with technology one can face a plethora of problems! Computer and software crashes, hard drives dieing, fried motherboards, broken midi controller.

    I am going to be relying heavily on technology (my VCI-100SE, computer, soundcard) during my first gig at a school-dance... so I would like to know:

    What is everyone doing for their back-up situation... in case something happened to go wrong.

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    i always have a cd with a mix with me, if there is no cdj i still got my ipod with some mixes (not the best solution but it helped me one time)
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    Yeah cds... and that ipod idea is not bad. Better that than having nothing...

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    Yea i also carry Cd's, I have a American DJ MCD-510 this still allows my to beatmatch songs tempo key etc., and make the best of it.
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    A good idea is , if you have made a Set for the nite, burn the set to cd and then your not screwed if the laptop fails.

    Im lucky that all the venues i regularly do have MP3 enabled CDJs so i burn the whole set to 1 Mp3 CD , make second copy and have them loaded in the CDJs as backup.

    I also take a second laptop but i know thats not a reality for most people.

    The funny thing is i still do this every week despite never having had one crash live ever.
    It just makes sense to have a backup.

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    i use little brother! or if he is also incapacitated we've always got the pod hooked up to the mixer.
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    normal gigs - back up CD or iPod cued & ready to go.

    Very important gigs - 2nd laptop, midi controller & soundcard set up & ready to go.
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