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Pro Tips: Getting Adequate Power for USB Digital DJ Equipment

So much of today’s digital DJ equipment gets its power via USB, and it can be challenging for laptops to meet these growing power demands. When an external USB device doesn’t get enough power, it can malfunction, or worse – cause bus resets. (A bus reset puts the device in an invalid state where it no longer responds to SCSI commands) The connected device may fail and this could mean losing control of your software, or even dropouts in your audio.

What can you do if this happens?

First, — Read more

Beginner Tips: The Language Of Guitar Amplifiers


What Does a Guitar Amp Do?

Everyone knows that guitars and amps go together – just like rock & roll and loud! We’ve all seen musicians onstage, with their guitars plugged into amps or stacks of amps. But why did he/she choose that particular amp – and what does an amp do other than make your guitar sound louder?

A guitar amp has two main functions. First, it allows you to “shape” the signal going from your guitar into the amp. Second, it takes that custom-tailored signal and drives it through the power amp, which then boosts the signal level and sends it to the speaker, so you can get face-melting volume (or at least — Read more

Video: Getting to Know the X32: Adding the P16

The BEHRINGER Powerplay P16-M Digital Personal Mixer is the perfect companion for creating a personal monitor mix with the X32 Digital Mixer.

The P16-M plugs directly into the X32, or multiple units can be connected via the P16-D 16-Channel Digital ULTRANET Distributor.

The P16-M is perfect for both live and studio applications, allowing each personal monitor mix to be controlled individually.

The following video provides a tutorial on connecting the P16 system to the X32 — Read more

Video: The New BEHRINGER NEKKST Series Studio Monitors

BEHRINGER is launching a new line of studio monitors. The NEKKST Series Audiophile Bi-amped Studio Monitors.

You might be wondering what the two K’s stand for – and it’s none other than Keith Klawitter the founder of KRK. Klawitter designed these new monitors, and they come with some awesome new features.

  • USB Inputs
  • Analog Inputs
  • Downloadable speaker modeling
  • Bluetooth Wireless Audio Streaming

The K5 and K8 studio monitors are due to hit stores the second quarter of — Read more

Video: The BEHRINGER CMD Micro DJ Controller – DJ On the Go!

Assistant DJ Product Manager Gene Lee discusses the new BEHRINGER CMD MICRO DJ Controller Live from NAMM 2013.

The compact unit is perfect for preparing DJ sets on the run. Easily hook it up to an iPad and you can work from pretty much anywhere. The CMD Micro is even powered by the iPad itself.

These will be hitting stores soon for the low price of — Read more