Thanks for listening to the mix!
No. I wasn’t recording the way you are thinking. You are thinking i took a RCA > minijack, MCX out > iPad in. Right?
This i would have never done indeed. And this wouldn’t have allowed me to use real vinyl, on channels 1&2 in PC mode, in DVS Thru either.
What you are suggesting is how i’ve recorded for years, also with audio only of course, recording in Logic for example.
Let me explain my (preferred) setup with the MCX8000:
I use an ‘Apple USB3 Camera Adapter’ between the 8000 and the iPad. The MCX usb cable that normally goes to a laptop, goes to the USB3 C.A. which is in the iPad lightning port. (the iPad power charger is also in the USB3 C.A., so it’s being charged while in use too).
DJ Player recognises (and thus uses) the 8000 sound card. iOS devices recognise all ‘class compliant’ audio and midi gear.
DJ Player Pro is the only serious dj app for iOS and gives me the possibility of DVS, STEMS, four channels, open midi mapping and all expected features, without additional licences. It works great.
The MCX8000 and DJPP combination sounds fantastic.
The app records .wav files, and now you see that i’m only doing one A/D conversion, while if i’d record in my other scenario (studio sound card) i would do A/D D/A and A/D again. (which sounds great anyway too, btw).
I know i’m using a system 99% of people are unaware of! I’m not blaming you and i’m not ‘on the fence’ - i’m trying to explain I’m into DJing and audio for quite a while. I actually really like to share this knowledge, because it’s really cool, but many times it feels as if i’m trying to sell something, while acually i don’t get a penny for what i share about this online - i don’t work for this app. I’m just an enthousiast using a basically unnown setup.
At the same time i really don’t like being looked at as an ‘amateur’, because i’m not.
Two examples: I took the MCX+ipad to a couple of live gigs. One time the sound guy (with a big mouth) was kind of laughing me out; he thought i would be using a minijack in my system therefore using the (low output) iPad sound card.
While obviously i’m using the MCX8000 sound card and only play .aiff files btw.
I explained him what i was acually doing. He didn’t fully understand but his mouth wasn’t as big anymore.
Time for soundcheck and i choose a great sounding song in .aiff format.
guy says to me “well, there is nothing wrong with this” (which was a huge understatement, because it sounded fantastic).
Two hours in my set he was giving me compliments for my dj set and for the sound quality.
Other example: A MCX8000 user saw one of my videos on Youtube where i use Serato control vinyl with this setup and he was asking me “Did you open up and hack the 8000 to make this possible”?
So… To finally end this huge write up I understand 90% or more of people are unaware of all this. I’m not saying that’s stupid at all, don’t get me wrong!, it kind of started by accident for me too about 3,4 years ago.
I hope this was informative to you, or anyone else reading this. I would be glad to help anyone interested and i have multiple videos about this on another Youtube channel.
But like i said before - it feels uncomfortable to me that i may look like a REP…
It’s purely enthusiasm (on a professional level).