Why the “Needle” (Cartridge) Matters So Much in a Turntable

Cartridge Main2There is an undeniable attraction to playing records. Real music and equipment enthusiasts—so-called “audiophiles”—swear that nothing sounds as good, as realistic, as “organic” if you will, as a great record. Audiophiles tend to like the sound of analog records better than digital music. In this article, we discuss one of the most important pieces of the turntable and why it matters: The Cartridge.

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Virtual DJ 8 - Setup with a Numark DJ Controller

 

numark virtualdj8 mainSetting up a Numark DJ controller in Virtual DJ 8 may look intimidating but it’s a pretty easy task.  The guide below will walk you through on how to properly setup your Numark DJ controller in Virtual DJ 8.  This guide is universal for all Numark DJ controllers.  

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Serato DJ Intro - Download and Installation

numark seratodjintro iconmk2Serato DJ Intro is a powerful software that makes it quick and easy way to beatmatch, mix, and scratch music files from your computer using a wide variety of DJ controllers. This guide covers downloading and installing Serato DJ Intro.

 

 

 

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How to Setup a MIDI Keyboard in Mixcraft 6

Mixcraft 6 is a powerful music production and multi-track recording workstation that comes packed with thousands of music loops and dozens of audio effects and virtual instruments. In this guide we cover the simple steps required to setup your MIDI keyboard and begin recording. We are using an M-Audio Keystation Mini 32, but these steps can be used with any MIDI device. 

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DJ101 - Recording DJ Sets In Serato DJ

numark serato recordinginseratomainpicRecording sets in Serato DJ is a  pretty simple process though there is more to recording than to just simply press the record button.  The more familiar you are with the recording process the easier it will be keeping your mixes sounding dynamic and professional.  In this day and age your mix can be a good way to help get you gigs, create fans, promote your DJ profile, increase your skills or just to enjoy a blend of your favorite tracks. 

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Sound Synthesis and Virtual Instruments - Common Terms Explained

audio midi setupVirtual instruments play a significant role in the vast majority of the music made today.  With the ever-increasing processing power of computers, software synthesizers have become an extremely capable, convenient, and affordable option for the recording artist in comparison with their predecessors.  This article summarizes the fundamentals of sound synthesis, some of the associated terms and commonly-used acronyms, and how it is predominantly incorporated into modern recording environments.

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