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2015/02/05 10:41:21 (permalink)
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Device for DJ'ing - techie help needed

 

I did my first DJ set last night at a local club. (The music required does not involve mixing, literally playing one track after another with a small pause inbetween, so quite straight forward).
 
I actually used my phone, a Galaxy Note 2, with the standard, pre-installed Music Player app. I downloaded a free DJ app, but it froze momentarily when I was testing it out, so I didnt trust it and decided to use the more robust pre-installed app).
The set went well, no problems, - however...
 
I had the volume turned up on my phone to max. (My phone is not rooted). And I had to jack both the Volume and Level to around notch 9 on the PA system for sufficient volume.
 
The club was reasonably small, but I have been asked if I would like to DJ at a bigger venue which has a bigger PA system, and been told (unsurprisingly!) that I would need to bring in a laptop next time!
 
Given the simplicity of what I need to do, I wonder if I could just get away with rooting my Note 2... might give me enough Gain to amplify a PA system? Bit unprofessional though... so I'm thinking of getting myself a laptop? Or maybe a bigger tablet?
 
Can anyone recommend a decent device? Laptop or Tablet that would do the job?
 
I have heard that some of the new ipads coming out work terribly with PA systems and a lot of people are complaining...
 
Given that I am on a budget anyway, I am happy to consider second hand?
 
Also - Windows or iOS? I am not savvy with iOS but understand that that route my offer a more stable platform, as I need reliability?
 
Any good advice would be gratefully recieved
 
 
 
 
 

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    chris182
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    Re: 2015/02/05 10:48:23 (permalink)
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    Sure the gadget show did a review on these apps for android if u Google it
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    Re: Device for DJ'ing - techie help needed 2015/02/05 10:49:14 (permalink)
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    PS - I do have a "Toshiba Tecra A11-11H" - work laptop that I could use... reckon that that would do the job sufficiently?

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    Re: Device for DJ'ing - techie help needed 2015/02/05 10:53:03 (permalink)
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    Ah, will do cheers
     

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    Re: 2015/02/05 11:00:05 (permalink)
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    From what I remember some of these apps were pretty cool, even mixed the two tracks for you.

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