February 17, 2013

Serato Scratch Live 2.4.4

It’s nice to see that DVS companies are keeping up on the software side of things as well as the hardware side of things.  Nowadays, much of the hardware we use is dependent on whatever program it is running off of; in a way it is sort of a drawback to the design, unless you have a CDJ or something that can be used stand alone.  But even a CDJ-2000 needs a firmware update to stay consistent and they usually are used in conjunction with software as well.  It’s odd that the DVS originated from the need to mimic an analog vinyl turntable setup, yet is completely dependent on software to run it.  You can’t even use your turntables on phono mode if Serato is plugged in without the soundcard receiving power.

DVS companies have recognized this dependency issue and have been updating their software to keep up with the …

The Unique Geek

The Unique Geek
April 22, 2011

Is 72 Channels Enough for You?

There was a time when Mix Magazine was everywhere – in every music store anyway. You either had a subscription to it or bought it a few times a year. It was, essentially, porn for studio geeks or studio geek wannabes – like me. The only part about it that was never cool was the ubiquitous picture of the person in front of the console looking very proud of themselves. You just wanted to punch them in their smug, little faces to be working with a console worth more than your house. Dr. Dre was the first person that sat in front of the mixing desk that didn’t look smug. Or, it’s just that I feared him and didn’t want him to know my inner thoughts on people in front of a massive console.

In this day and age, though, you often wonder – “do you even need that big …