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    Hey guys,

    pretty much i've been researching DJing for the past month in regards to what exactly I want to do. I've decided to go digital, and it would be great if you could help me out

    I have a brand new macbook pro, and I am thinking of purchasing the following gear:

    1. Vestax VCI-100 Midi Controller (with traktor)
    2. Presonus Firebox Soundcard

    what else do i need to buy to start mixing asap and then start to play house partys and club gigs?

    Any help would be fantastic, im also not sure about how everything works together etc (ie do i need to buy a seperate mixer to mix on traktor with the vci-100?)

    Thanks!

    -Moo

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    Get yourself some good headphones and cables and you are good to go buddy
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    Quote Originally Posted by JesterNZDJ View Post
    Get yourself some good headphones and cables and you are good to go buddy
    what cables in particular?

    haha that shows the extent of my knowledge....

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    well apparently the vci's usb cable isn't that flash so you'll want to replace that (these guys sell good ones in the store) and some good quality RCA's to run from your soundcard to the mixer or stereo.
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    is an average 2-chan mixer ok to start with if im playing gigs?

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    I'd go for a 4 channel personally. You definitely get what you pay for wit mixers
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    i'm on a pretty tight budget, suggestions?

    note: i live in australia where things are expensive lol

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    with a firebox you need some RCA cables, chinch to RCA cables or a chinch to RCA adapter (as i use with my firebox, see pic below), depends on your amp connections..




    /edit: too late.. the forum just didnt want to work :-(
    Last edited by basspenetrator; 08-14-2009 at 05:39 AM.

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    must be a big amp by the size of that pic mate
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    oh i see, that helps so the midi controller is connected to the computer by usb, the computer is hooked up to the soundcard via firewire? then rca cables from mixer to speakers etc?

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