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    So guys I've made a couple mixes and sent them out to a couple local clubs trying to get my name out but now I'm stuck!! I have a numark mixtrack, midi fighter, and a launchpad but I have no idea what I need to play a show. I'm assuming my mictrack is essential but what do I use to route it out??? I mean I have a head phone jack for an AUX cord but that isn't very professional and I'm assuming a club would be a little better than a ratty old boombox. So anyone that can help me please do. I would very much appreciate it.

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    The Traktor Audio 2 is a decent entry level sound card that will suit your needs.

    Do you not pre-cue on headphones yet? Do you have decent headphones suitable for DJing?
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    you'll need a soundcard and access to a mixer so you can practise cueing.
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    The Mixtrack is more than good enough as a mixer for practice, as well as low-end gigs.
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    true, its not the same as the mixer he will have to run through though right.
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    Well I assume the Mixtrack is handling track transport in the setup, so you'd just connect the Master Output of the soundcard into a free channel on the house mixer and not use it for actual mixing.
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    yep, my first controller was an i-mix ce (don't laugh) ... i just used a free channel on the mixer and monitored from my desktop soundcard (yes, i lugged a friggin' desktop around)
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    as you mention mate, the audio 2 would be a good start for the op
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    Quote Originally Posted by makar1 View Post
    The Traktor Audio 2 is a decent entry level sound card that will suit your needs.

    Do you not pre-cue on headphones yet? Do you have decent headphones suitable for DJing?
    I just looked at the Audio 2 and thats awesome I'm glad you showed me that because I would've just saved up and bought an expensive one like the Audio 6 or 10. And I have no idea I have a pair of bose headphones but I've never tried to pre cue the best mix I've really ever done is on my soundcloud and I didn't use pre-cues. Here's a link tell me what you think. https://soundcloud.com/dj_aneurism/the-mix

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    Most clubs will want mixes of more then just 3 minutes, are you sure you're ready to fill, say, one hour with DJing?

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