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    Default Just a quick curious question

    I'm just curious as to whether or not I can close my laptop while Traktor is running and everything is still connected, like my MacBook to sound card to speakers etc. Obviously not decks will be playing everything will paused.

    I'm using a 4 channel mixer, all 4 Traktor decks, and 2 channels I have vinyl plugged in too, so I'm just having a vinyl session, can I just close my laptop, (screen down) and leave it for a while?

    I'm just worried it will blow my speakers or something?
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    close the lid now. if your laptop goes into sleep mode, change it in the power settings
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    If you are using a hardware mixer, turning down the channels or Master will prevent any sound getting from your laptop to your speakers, like pops from disconnecting things. Speakers should always be the first things to be turned off though.
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    ^ You can also just turn off the screen.
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    I'm using an Allen and Heath xone 92 mixer, with Traktor and audio 10, using all 4 channels for Traktor decks, but have turntables in channels 3&4. So can't turn down channel 3&4 faders.

    I don't want to get that bad popping sound as soon as I shut my laptop lid... I just want to shut it so it's not just there, open, doing nothing... But I do to want to quit Traktor, is it okay for me to just shut the lid? I think I have sleep turned OFF in the settings.

    It'll be good to know this for future gigging preferences too..
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    Test before gigging
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    Well that's the thing, I don't know whether it's safe to test lol, I might blow my speakers in the process...
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    Turn the gains down on the speakers and you'll be fine to test it.
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    The screen automatically turns off when you close the lid on any laptop as far as I'm aware, just make sure you make closing the lid have no effect and you can carry on running without having your laptop open.
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    i have an App installed called InsomniaX that's enables you to close the lid whilst having all the functions running. I haven't tried this whilst running Traktor mind you.
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