Vestax VCM-100 as an Analog Mixer
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    Default Vestax VCM-100 as an Analog Mixer

    I have a Vestax VCM-100 controller. The specifications state that it has a Maya 44 soundcard.

    Here is a shot of the back http://www.djworx.com/skratchworx/im...0_back_big.jpg

    I have 8 RCA ports on the back. 4 inputs(1,2,3 and 4) an 4 outputs (monitor 5 and 6/master 7 and 8)

    I want to use my VCM-100 controller as an analog mixer. (Plug in 2 CD players and mix between the 2 channels)

    I tried this and it did not work. I plugged one CD player into input 1 and 2 and the other CD player into 3 and 4.

    I had the 7 and 8 output (master) going to my amplifier.

    I have the unit powered from the USB on my computer. The lights are all on.

    Am I connecting something incorrectly?

    Thanks for your help.

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    Do you think it might need an AC Adaptor? (9V 500mA) vs the USB (5V 150mA)?

    Here's a better shot of the I/O panel: http://www.sweetwater.com/images/clo...CM100_rear.jpg

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    it's a controller that was never made to be an analog controller...pretty sure it will not work...especially since there is no phone/line switch or and option to pass audio THRU
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    I was optimistic because I read this from Ean Golden's review back in March 7, 2008:

    "Dual line inputs mean you could use this as a mixer interface for Deck A Dance and run two CD players of time code signal directly in through the VCM-100. I didn’t actually test this concept but in theory it should work just fine. Paired with an in-expensive set of CD players and some Serato scratch time code jacked from the net this could be a very inexpensive way to have a nice little digital dj setup."

    Here's the full review: http://www.djtechtools.com/2008/03/0...-100-reviewed/

    I still have 1 oz. of hope.

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    Nope, that still requires a computer running Deckadance
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    Why would you want to hook up two CD players to a midi controller?

    If you have a laptop running Deckadance and you have a midi controller, you don't need the CD players at all.

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    The review says the VCM could be used for timecode CDs. You don't mix timecode signals with an analogue mixer, they are just sent directly to a computer.
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