Keyboard shortcuts work exactly the same as MIDI mappings – using the “learn” button as before, but instead of touching a control you hit a key on the keyboard. Loops can be set up in the players and then sent to the sampler handy for layering loops and it comes with its own EQ and effects section, along with tempo control and several triggering modes for playing multiple samples at once. These will be of limited use to DJs using Mixvibes as a DVS, but can be used to operate the third player or to play a set without external control if desired. A new feature with this version is the “Key Lock” knob – this changes the pitch of the track without affecting the tempo. Here is a quote of the summary: Unfortunately, the third stereo output only functions if the soundcard is running in
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Media management is arguably the most important feature of any DJ application, and a poor implementation can easily ruin an otherwise perfect DJ program. Unfortunately, the third stereo output only functions if the soundcard is running in Some have criticised past versions of Mixvibes for being unstable, and thankfully this was no issue – the program only crashed on me once, and that was because I tripped over the USB cable.
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Mixvibes’ track library or “MediaBase” m2 it calls it is thankfully very easy to navigate. The sampler works rather like an MPC – you get sixteen “pads” onto which audio files and loops can be loaded onto. Finally, “CARBON Advanced” is nearly identical to the latter but has an additional key lock knob for changing the pitch without affecting the tempo.
Despite being very different-looking pieces of software, there really isn’t much to choose between these three in terms of features – so which you decide to buy rather depends on your personal preference.
Once installed, it automatically sticks an icon in the system tray on startup. There are also 6 independent individual outputs on the backside, perfect for multi-channel eso applications like to provide individual outputs for software synthesizers, to provide independent playback channels for DJ software or to provide surround playback capability via kk2 5.
A cool feature is the DirectWIRE support in the driver, allowing you to record signals from one application to another internally. A new feature with this version is the m,2 Lock” knob – this changes the pitch of the track without affecting the tempo.
There is also a “bypass” button, which disables the player and allows regular vinyl to be played through Mixvibes without the use of splitter cables. By using another PC and soundcard plugged into the inputs and outputs, I was able sei record the total system latency of the U46MK2 and Mixvibes combo.
CROSS is missing some of the features from the regular version, but is your only choice if you’re a Mac user. Mixvibes has certainly come a long way since version 6, which was the last version reviewed on Skratchworx. The unit also features an instrument input Hi-Ztypically to connect a guitar directly to it. I can see this being useful for performing u6, or any set that requires uu46 fixed song list.
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The knobs and buttons feel reassuringly solid, and the RCA and USB connectors don’t seem like they’ll come loose after a few gigs. One slightly annoying problem I had was when assigning functions to devices with buttons that send MIDI notes rather than Control Changes.
Many new features have been added, and the entire program feels much more professional and easy to use thanks to the new skins. There is a demo version of Mixvibes available from the website, so be sure to give that a whirl before making up your mind. Loops can be set up in the players and then sent to the sampler handy for layering loops and it comes with its own EQ and effects section, u446 with tempo control and several triggering modes for playing multiple samples i46 once.
Buffer is set at 6. Presets are included for various types of users and keyboard localizations, and these include a handy diagram showing which key does what.
The case is edi out of what looks like aluminium, and gives the impression it could withstand small accidental drops. For some reason this didn’t work the first time I tried it kept complaining about a driver installation already in progress but a quick reboot straightened it out.
Latency is a key word with DVSs, and what is considered an acceptable amount rather depends on the kind of DJ you are. Having these hidden by default is probably a good idea, since many of the functions are not relevant when using an external mixer, and this keeps the interface uncluttered and simple. All the tweaks have been made to the lappy from all the pro’s as far as shutting things down, the lappy pretty much ml2 a stand along for VDJ with the exception of the wifi.
Unlike Torq and MsPinky, the timecode is monodirectional, meaning that the tracking is less accurate in reverse motions than forward ones – but this didn’t cause any juggling problems for me except when the needles were dirty. There is very u466 cue drift in the relative modes generally only drifting when the needle skipped and none at es in absolute mode.
Mixvibes will automatically read the id3 tags from the tracks and populate the database with them dsi but this information can be edited directly from the mediabase in the event of mistagged files. A third stereo input would have been handy for recording mixes, but since Mixvibes offers no option for this anyway it’s a moot point. This last step is more important than you might think – certain features don’t appear in some of the skins, and it affects other things like the number of pads in the sampler.
Users could edit the mappings, but this had to be done from a separate program, and this is far from an acceptable solution. The last time I played around with my system when the noise started, the right deck was playing and the left deck was stopped, when I would play a track on the left deck the noise would basically go away, and stopping ssi left u4 woudl start again, so I was closer to finding the issue but it was late and I had to call it quits. It does however offer complete configuration over all parameters and commands, and some fairly advanced stuff can be done here.