multichannel audio interface for laptop DJ??

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I've been reading various posts on ILM about this stuff, but I'm not sure if my question has really been answered. I DJ using Traktor, but I've been using the standard soundcard that came w/ my lapotop (one audio output). I need an external USB unit that will provide a secondary audio output for headphones-only mixing.

Currently, what is the best option for this?? (cost-wise, reliability-wise, etc)
Something like this?

I apologize if this is a common/annoying question, any help is greatly appreciated!

CDDB (Dan Deluca), Wednesday, 5 July 2006 04:00 (thirteen years ago) link

budget? i have an edirol ua-25 that i use with my laptop, it does good work

electric sound of jim [and why not] (electricsound), Wednesday, 5 July 2006 04:05 (thirteen years ago) link

in the usb world edirol is probably the best bang for your buck. those guys know what they're doing.

pablo (Pablo A), Wednesday, 5 July 2006 04:11 (thirteen years ago) link

Hmmm, I see the edirol ua-25 costs like $230, which sounds about right.
I'd pay up to $500 probably, if it was worth it.

The ua-25 only got "6.9 out of 10" on the user reviews at, which could mean nothing at all I s'pose..

CDDB (Dan Deluca), Wednesday, 5 July 2006 04:12 (thirteen years ago) link

edirol was definitely I company I had in mind for this kind of thing, but I've never owned one of their products

CDDB (Dan Deluca), Wednesday, 5 July 2006 04:13 (thirteen years ago) link

well, you can get a UA-101 for around $500. that's one powerful box, i've done some usb audio benchmarking, and the ua-101 is one of the best out there.

pablo (Pablo A), Wednesday, 5 July 2006 04:17 (thirteen years ago) link

awesome, thanks!

CDDB (Dan Deluca), Wednesday, 5 July 2006 04:20 (thirteen years ago) link

electric sound of jim,

so the edirol ua-25 definitely has a 2nd audio output for monitoring through an application (like traktor)? b/c I'm not seeing this in the pics...

CDDB (Dan Deluca), Wednesday, 5 July 2006 21:26 (thirteen years ago) link

Okay, actually I bought this today and I'm not seeing a true 2nd output? When configuring the soundcard in Traktor, It's only letting me choose a master out *or* a monitor out, not both.

Also, when playing *any* audio, even through a program like winamp, there are clicks & pops, and I went through the entire troubleshooting section without anything making a difference. Latency adjustments don't change the clicks or pops either. Again, this is happening even when playing 1 track in winamp with no other programs running, and my laptop has 1GB of RAM...

Any ideas???

CDDB (Dan Deluca), Wednesday, 5 July 2006 21:33 (thirteen years ago) link

welp, I returned that and got this:

no clicks or pops, and it's got 3 separate outputs..

CDDB (Dan Deluca), Thursday, 6 July 2006 00:57 (thirteen years ago) link

eight years pass...

So I have some shifts playing records at a local bar now, and though I usually play records, I want to start using digital music, just so I have a bigger library of music to pull from, but I don't know where to begin.

Is there a very simple program that will let me fade between different songs on my laptop? I'm looking for something basic; I'm not really mixing or anything, I just need a way to seamlessly transition between songs, maybe queue up songs, that sort of thing. Any advice on where to begin?

Evan R, Wednesday, 18 March 2015 20:16 (four years ago) link

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