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    I will need'em anyway since I have a bigger warmup gig this week-end, and i will switch from timecode to normal CD right before he gets on it's a 3 hour warmup set so ill use traktor 2 hours and 45 mins, and normal CD's the last 15 mins .. is that a smart idea?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dj Sajjk View Post
    I will need'em anyway since I have a bigger warmup gig this week-end, and i will switch from timecode to normal CD right before he gets on it's a 3 hour warmup set so ill use traktor 2 hours and 45 mins, and normal CD's the last 15 mins .. is that a smart idea?
    thats a bit of a different issue - if I understand right, ull switch to normal cds to prepare for the next DJ who uses normal CDs/no-traktor?

    if ur using the same set of gear, sure.. just run thru a test before u do it live to make sure u know how to cut over to live cds + that it doesnt pose any problems. Even then, u never know once u go into the actual performance..

    theres a whole bunch of variables here (what kind of equipment for u + next dj, what equipment is available outside of ur setup).

    Nonetheless, if u have a method that works during ur test, ull be alot better prepared for the variables..

    I think with the s4 (thats what ur using right?), its as simple as setting the channel to DIRECT THRU (either thru a switch on back or software setting - im not sure - hopefully an s4 user will chime in to confirm how to do this) and then boom - ur getting the cd input directly. Then if the next performer is using another mixer (im also assuming he is), u could have the cdj routed into that mixer if the cabling is available or he could startup from the other deck and then plug the cdj from ur s4 into his mixer once hes got his 1st track going. Theres plenty of ways to do it - just need to know what type of setup ur dealing with for both djs.

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    i use - Audio 6, X1 and Traktor Scratch Pro & CDJ's & DJM.
    The main DJ uses normal CD's!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dj Sajjk View Post
    i use - Audio 6, X1 and Traktor Scratch Pro & CDJ's & DJM.
    The main DJ uses normal CD's!
    u should be in good shape then.. the main DJ is going to use the same djm mixer, right?

    if so, id do it like this:
    1. 15 mins before ur set ends, unplug one of the channels from the audio6 and plug cdj straight into the djm. Then throw ur CD into that cdj.
    2. Switch the djm channel to receive cdj line input and mix over to that channel with a track from ur cd.
    3. When ur on that channel - unplug the other channel from audio6 and plug the cdj into the djm. Throw ur 2nd CD in there. Switch the djm input to cdj line for that 2nd channel.

    That'll take traktor + audio6 out of the equation altogether + ull be on a standard-cdj setup when u hand it off to main DJ. Watch ur levels when u switch over to direct cdj line input. They will jump quite a bit so ull need to compensate by turning the gain down whereever it makes the most sense (likely just ur channel gain knob).

    Theres another method that involves switching ur audio6 channels to DIRECT THRU but I wouldnt go this route unless u had to. Reason being that a) im not familiar with it so it scares me b) no point in having an intermediary interface if u dont need it.

    Good luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by kevz718 View Post
    u should be in good shape then.. the main DJ is going to use the same djm mixer, right?

    if so, id do it like this:
    1. 15 mins before ur set ends, unplug one of the channels from the audio6 and plug cdj straight into the djm. Then throw ur CD into that cdj.
    2. Switch the djm channel to receive cdj line input and mix over to that channel with a track from ur cd.
    3. When ur on that channel - unplug the other channel from audio6 and plug the cdj into the djm. Throw ur 2nd CD in there. Switch the djm input to cdj line for that 2nd channel.

    That'll take traktor + audio6 out of the equation altogether + ull be on a standard-cdj setup when u hand it off to main DJ. Watch ur levels when u switch over to direct cdj line input. They will jump quite a bit so ull need to compensate by turning the gain down whereever it makes the most sense (likely just ur channel gain knob).

    Theres another method that involves switching ur audio6 channels to DIRECT THRU but I wouldnt go this route unless u had to. Reason being that a) im not familiar with it so it scares me b) no point in having an intermediary interface if u dont need it.

    Good luck
    If you're happy to leave your audio 6 plugged in when the other dj plays then switching to audio thruis the easiest thing in the world. Unplug your laptop from the audio 6 (as long as the power supply is connected) and it will automatically switch to thru mode.

    NB. MAKE SURE AUDIO 6 POWER SUPPLY IS CONNECTED!!!!

    Or click the deck letter ie A and next to it you can switch deck from scratch control to thru mode.

    Why didn't you just switch to using your x1 to control deck playback when the deck went down. at the end of the day you should be able to play with one x1 and a mixer no worries. Switch off scratch mode.

    Would also have an ipod plugged in at all times on a spare channel so you can hit play while you sort out any grief.

    Personally i think t/c is temperamental enough for me to jsut use controller when playing out. Much more solid.
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