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Is a Pathchbay what I'm looking for?
Old 10th November 2009
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Is a Pathchbay what I'm looking for?


First of all, before you can help me, you should know what gear I'm using :
2 Technics SL-1210 M5Gs
1 Pioneer DJM600 mixer
1 Traktor Skratch Pro Software/time coded vinyl/Audio8 Interface
1 Numark CDN88 dual mixer
1 MC909 Groovebox
1 Pioneer EFX-1000 effect unit
1 Flash Former scratch unit
2 Shure Mics (forgot the model)
1 Akai MPD32 midi controller device
1 M-Audio Pro88 Midi keyboard
1 PreSonus Monitor Station
2 Mackie MR8 active monitors
1 Tapco S8 subwoofer
1 Crown XLS602 amp
2 JBL JRX125 speakers
1 JBL JRX118sp subwoofer
2 MTX 112 live mixing monitors.
1 PC
1 M-Audio Audiophile 2496 Sound card

Here is how I use my lines on the DJM600 :

I currently use the 4 deck (2 tts + 2 internal(virtual)) setup in Traktor Scratch Pro so I need 6 channels on teh mixer (4 line ins+2 phonos).
I use the send/return connections of my mixer for the Effects unit (EFX-1000).
I use the REC/OUT line of my mixer via the Audio8 interface to record my mixes on the PC.
I use the 2 mic inputs on the mixer for the 2 Shure mics (one in the back and one on top)
The Master OUT 1 goes to my Crown XLS602 amp which in turns goes to tyhe JRX125 speakers
The Master OUT 2 goes directly to the JRX118sp subwoofer
The Booth Monitor OUT goes to 2 MTX monitors.
The MC909 groovebox uses the last remaining line-in of the mixer.

There ya go! No more room on the mixer...

As for the Presonus Monitor Station, it is only connected to the PC and the Mackie MR8s and Tapco SW10 subwoofer.

What I'm missing:
I still need 2 more lines for my CDN88 (dual cd mixer) (used occasionally)
I'd like to use another one for a 3rd turntable plugged to the Flashformer unit. (occasionally)
I also need to sample anything on the MC909 groovebox so I need an extra line-in (going to the MC909)...and want the possibility to sample from my tts, cd-mixer, pc, or Final Skratch Pro (everything really...)
I would also like a line-out from my mixer going to my Presonus Monitor Station so that I could use my Mackie MR8s to listen to the master mix/single source from the mixer.

I think that covers it but I also need room for future upgrades....

Any suggestions would be GREATLY appreciated...thumbsup

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