July 19, 2012
For those of you who have already gotten past ooh-ing and ahh-ing over this and are already back to obsessing over what you’re going to play on it; we are returning to the tutorial from earlier this week and exploring the pump-y, jump-y world of side chaining. Side chaining is often a process that inspires fear, head scratching and pretending like you know what whoever brought it up is talking about. However, modern DAWs have stepped up and made the actually simple process even easier. Today we are carrying out the process in Ableton, but the principle is fairly similar no matter where you do it. Route an outside signal into side chain enabled processor A and use that outside source as a means of effecting signals passing through that processor. In both cases today we are using a compressor, though this is not the only side chain-able effect in …
July 18, 2012
The VCI-400 should really be something to look forward to, it’s a four deck controller from Vestax with Serato DJ Intro and Virtual DJ support. It is designed to work as a pro mixer designed specifically with the power user in mind. Designed to work with any standard DJ software the VCI-400 is supposed to be the end all DJ controller perfect for controllerism, power users and even the mobile DJ. Vestax went out of their way to make mappings for all of the popular DJ softwares in house so they all should work pretty well but the proof is in the pudding and I have all of the mappings and all of the software so follow me young padawan as we explore the depths of the VCI-400’s alleged greatness.…
July 16, 2012
If you don’t have much experience setting up powered amplifiers with passive PA speakers then you have come to the right place. First I’m going to explain how to setup a traditional PA setup with one stereo amplifier and two speakers. Next I will explain how to add speakers to that system. Finally, I will explain bridge-mono, when you use it, and how you set it up.
Two Speaker Setup:
There are two simple rules of thumb you must follow when you are choosing an amp for your PA speaker setup.
1. Get an amp that’s 50% more powerful than your speakers.
2. Match your speakers’ ohm rating to your amps ohm rating
Let me take a moment to explain watts and ohms.
Watts are a measurement of electrical power. The more watts you have, the more electrical power you have.
Ohms are a measurement of electrical resistance. The more …
July 14, 2012
It’s been a busy week around here at UniqueSquared. Take a look at our week in review to see what we’ve been up to.…