Archive for the ‘cool stuff’ Category

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Behringer BCD3000 USB dj controller

August 16, 2008

Our take on the Behringer BCD3000 USB dj controller

Well as mentioned before we at Kookin have been playing with some of the digital toys out there. This time it is the Behringer BCD3000 that has caught our intention.

The Behringer BCD3000 was released in 2007 and is in the mid-price range for this type of controller. To be honest I am very impressed with it; the build quality is pretty decent, and once you get it up an running with Traktor (dj software) you can whack about the crossfader and knobs and it doesn’t feel as if it’s about to break!

I’m using the Behringer BCD3000 with Traktor (in my opinion the best dj software out there). I used it initially with a Window XP machine with a celeron processor and 2 gig of ram. I had loads of problems with it jerking and pausing it was unusable, so I went and got a MacBook Pro. God damn it works well, I’m not saying you need to get a top of the range computer to get good use out of it just make sure you have the absolute minimum requirements which my PC didn’t have. After running it on a compliant computer I realised how good it was for the money, £145, you can do everything that a normal mixer can do and what I really like is that you can plug your decks into it and mix mp3’s and vinyl, I think it adds diversity to your set. I’m still working out how to use it with other apps like cubase and Ableton Live but it looks fairly simple.

Some people will turn there nose up at the Behringer BCD3000 because it’s not some big dj brand name like Vestax. If you are looking to try out a mp3 mixer for the first time you don’t want to blow £300 on a mp3 mixer to find if you like it or not then the Behringer BCD3000 is for you.

I think it’s a great toy and would recommend it to anyone!

You can pick up the Behringer BCD3000 at Dolphin Music for £146.00.


Resources:
helpful site
BCD3000 USB dj controller .tks files

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TENORI-ON, midi controller matrix

May 16, 2008

TENORI-ON, midi controller matrix; fantastic little toy…so it looks

The TENORI-ON midi controller matrix is from what the website says “The TENORI-ON is a unique 16 x 16 LED button matrix performance instrument with a stunning visual display. For DJs & producers it is a unique performance tool enabling them to perform using MIDI and load the TENORI-ON with samples to ‘jam / improvise’ within their set BPMs.”

I think it looks amazing and if it works would be a great addition to a dj’s kit, especially from an entertainment point of view. It would give the crowd something to awe at.

TENORI-ON, midi controller matrix

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Oxygen 8 midi USB controller for DJ’s

April 24, 2008

DJ Tech Tool show you how

This article follows an original by djtechtools.com one of the best DJ ‘toys’ sites I have came across in ages.
Basically Ean Golden published an article on how he got Traktor to work with the Oxygen 8 midi USB controller, and was nice enough to give the prog. files away. However PC users were having problems opening them, I managed to get it to work and Ean asked me to publish them for those that are using a PC and midi USB controller.

So here they are, and a big thanks to Ean Golden for his original publishing of these really handy files!

Oxygen 8 midi USB controller

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UTAH SAINTS UUUU…you know how it goes

April 22, 2008

The re-release of UTAH SAINTS – Something Good

As my current employers are particularly good; they showed me this and allowed me to watch it repeatedly, in fits of awe and laughter…ch-ch-ch-check-it ouuut seem appropriate!

It was a Welshman that showed Hammer the way forward!

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OTUS USB DJ controller; dj controller that works with Traktor

April 22, 2008

OTUS USB DJ controller, an amazing looking piece of kit

My friend colin was on the Traktor website looking for Traktor compatible USB midi controllers and he came across this beast!
Eks Traktor USB compatible midi controller
The OTUS USB DJ controller is pretty special not only because of the way it looks, which is F’n SEXY!, but because you only need one to control 2 channels on Traktor.
I can’t yet say if it’s any good as it has not been released to the public but I am will travel my ass off to get a shot of one of these. Eks will release the OTUS USB DJ controller to the public in June and it is expected to retail at around £495.00.

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Dj Maja – Download the mix now!

February 7, 2008

Dj Maja is playing at Patefon on the Saturday 16th of February

You can download Dj Maja mix, a little snip it of what she will be banging out at Patefon.

Get your ass clubbing on Saturday 16th at The Admiral, love Kookin
Download here

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Death to the Dj’s…

January 31, 2008

a government strategy

Seriously we need this sort of things for the clubs in Glasgow, clean out all the shite!! 🙂