April 9, 2013
You know what is the bane of all annoyances? Head down to your local club and bring your DJ gear to the booth – you might notice that the mixer they are using is not like the one you use at home. It might have the same amount of buttons on the surface and a way to cue the incoming track, but the plugs and connections used on the mixer might be totally different. There is nothing worse than not having the right cable to plug your headphones into when the night begins. Sometimes you even have to play doctor and find a way to patch cables together to get them to work. It’s never pretty, but it has to work if nothing else.
There have been a few attempts to bundle different connectors together in a single package, but rarely has it been focused on the DJ and what …
April 7, 2013
You can’t do much without the proper wire these days. Wire is probably the worst word I could use to describe a cable, since a cable is so much more than that. Years ago, audio enthusiasts were building their own speaker boxes and were finding ways to get around the high cost of components. The same wire that could be used to light up a house lamp could also carry the sound to speakers. This sounds nice, but it is not the norm anymore. Cables for audio are very specific and can alter the quality of your music depending on your individual needs.
USB cables, however, can be very generic – and one cable bought at a cheap price may very be just as useful as the one rebranded into a pretty package with pretty colors. Some devices, like an iPad tablet, make it very hard to use standard …