Tag: DJ Mixers

Tis The Season To Be Shopping

Sony MDR-ZX100

Sony MDR-ZX100

Gift shopping can always be a very difficult thing to do, especially when you have no clue what to get for your loved ones and friends. Waiting in long lines at stores, rushing from place to place to get different brands of gifts, and not to forget how heavy some of things get once carrying them around. Well at Sonic Electronix we say, why not just sit somewhere in the comfort of your home, get yourself some snacks and some to quench your thirst, and shop online with our awesome Black Friday Deals and Specials. This year Sonic Electronix has sales on hundreds of your favorite brands from amplifiers and speakers to guitars and headphones.

JVC HAFX1X

JVC HAFX1X

When shopping from all of those Pro Audio lovers you can definitely get the job done super easily right here on our website. For stocking stuffers or nice and inexpensive gifts, Sonic has some great deals on Sony MDR-ZX100/WHI On-Ear Headphones and JVC HAFX1X In-Ear Headphones. The Sony MDR-ZX100 headphones are lightweight and have a comfortable design that allows users to use them for an extended period of time with minimal fatigue. They also have thickly padded ear cups that isolate noise and deliver quality focused sounds. The JVC HAFX1X headphones feature a 10mm diaphragm with neodymium magnet and extreme deep bass ports the deliver great sound. Their superior sound isolation is achieved by including three different size silicone ear pieces to provide a comfortable fit for all users.

Marathon DCM-2000MKII

Marathon DCM-2000MKII

Looking for the ultimate gift that will put the biggest smile possible on any Pro Audio users face? Well you should definitely check out the Marathon DCM-2000MKII and the Beat Kangz Beat Thang. The Marathon DCM-2000MKII dual CD player and mixer with pre-amp is an all-in-one convenient, compact and rugged unit. Easy to read and well laid out controls; make this CD/mixer combination the perfect choice for the seasoned professional and novice alike. The Beat Kangz Beat Thang fuses sequencing, sampling, and a massive sound bank with a very user-friendly interface. It’s all packed in a rugged yet portable all-metal chassis, making it one of the most versatile music production instruments on the earth.

Beat Kangz Beat Thang

Beat Kangz Beat Thang

Make sure you check out all of the other awesome Black Friday deals and specials here at Sonic Electronix, and shop from the comfort at your home. There are tons of sales available on car audio, car security, DJ pro audio, musical instruments, headphones, and so much more. If you have an questions regarding our sales and products feel free to call our customer service line, and we will make sure to help you out on your purchases or any questions you may have on any products we have available.

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What Type of DJ Mixer Should You Use?

Recently I’ve been able to have the awesome opportunity to work and learn about a lot of DJ equipment that we have available at Sonic Electronix. Throughout this time period I have definitely learned a thing or two about how certain levels of DJs should pick out the equipment they work with depending on the skill level they are currently at. When looking at mixers, you have to first consider what kind of DJ you would like to be, what kind of music you would like to play, and most importantly how far you see yourself going with it. There are tons of DJ mixers to choose from and at times it may be confusing to understand what exactly the right choice is for you.

Numark M101

Numark M101

As a DJ, you need to decide how many channels you want to mix. For most DJs starting out or even with a few years of experience, a two-channel mixer that has phono inputs, line inputs, and microphone inputs like the Numark M101 should be suffice. But once again, depending on the level you want to eventually become as a DJ should be highly considered when purchasing any mixer or equipment of the sort.

Things you also want to consider when look at mixers are for a high quality crossfader that can withstand lengthy usage. The crossfader is a sliding control on the mixing board that permits the DJ to transfer the audio output from one source to another, hence the term “mixing.”  Ideal crossfaders should be able to operate for a long time without losing their sound clarity. You can tell when a crossfader starts to not work so well because it will begin break up the sound when mixing.

Another important factor to look at are for the mixers line switches and EQ controls. The line switch of each channel on the mixer should be reliable and replaceable. You will want the switches to be 8-way adjustable, meaning that you will be able to move the switch in a way that is easy for you to control at your preference. The EQ controls on a mixer provide the DJ filtering of differing frequencies. When picking an EQ control, you want to make sure the controls are comfortable and compatible with the style you intend to mix as a DJ. There are two options to choose from, either an EQ knob or an EQ slider.

Last but not least, you also want to take a look at cue control. Cue control basically allows a DJ to listen to something they intend to mix into their music through their headphones before they actually mix it in, while playing something else through the sound system. As a DJ, you definitely make sure that the controls allow you to listen to your new mix in your headphones before it is displayed to the master output. There are many factors for this, but mainly good cue controls will get rid of any type of sound delay that is initiated by the distance between the speakers and yourself.

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Follow Your DJing Dreams With Numark’s iDJ Live

Numark iDJ Live (Box)

The holidays are almost over folks, and if you have any aspiring DJs in your midst, you should definitely consider putting a last minute call to Santa and his elves for the Numark iDJ Live! As stated in the product’s description, the controller is perfect for music lovers who have never tried DJing before. With its streamlined interface, the iDJ Live is designed for beginners and pros on the go and is very much plug-and-play. All you need is an iPad, iPod touch or iPhone (be sure to check the compatibility chart on the product page), the Algoriddim Djay app and you’re all set. Of course, you can always hook the unit up to larger speakers for a better experience, too.

Sounds great! But what would I need for that?

The iDJ Live comes with a dual mono 1/8″ (3.5 mm) headphone/speaker splitter cable, so all you would need is a male-to-male 3.5 mm cable like this: Aux cable
…and some sweet speakers like these:
(You’d be very wise to get a speaker system with a subwoofer.)
Limitless Creations x643

and you’re ready to rock!

About the unit

The iDJ Live comes with dual bass, treble and volume controls, sync and cue buttons to keep your mix tight and two large platters that can be used to either “scratch,” or search through tracks to set cue points. It also comes with a Browse knob that scrolls through your music library the way you’re used to doing with your “i” devices already, so there’s no need to learn a confusing new interface. You can even record your mixes or set Automix mode to let the iDJ Live and the Djay app mix your favorite playlist(s) automatically.

The iDJ Live includes a handy iPad stand as well, enabling you to keep an eye on your screen without having to bend over the controller or having to rig up a shaky DIY stand of your own. Also, as the iDJ Live unit does draw power from the iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch, it would be in your best interest to save some battery life by turning off 3/4G and/or Wi-Fi, turn off location services like GPS, and adjusting your display brightness. If you’re worried whether or not it’ll get to your house in time for Christmas, if you happen to live in the greater Los Angeles area, you can swing by and pick it up from Sonic Electronix’s will call area up here in Valencia.

That about wraps it up, so on behalf of the team at Sonic Electronix, I’d like to wish you all very happy holidays!

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Sonic Now Carries American Audio Products

American Audio DJ Equipment

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Here at Sonic Electronix, we are always adding new manufacturers and products to give you, the customer, numerous options when shopping with us. Lately, we have been focusing a lot on DJ, Pro Audio, and Stage Effect equipment such as mixers, microphones, speakers, stage lights and much more. One new manufacturer I will blogging about today is American Audio, a sister company of the newly added American DJ. American Audio focuses more on the DJ & Pro Audio side of the business as opposed to their big brother American DJ which specializes in Stage Effect Lighting. Below I will describe 3 products every aspiring DJ will need.

DP2 Midi Controller

American Audio’s DP2 is a 2-channel rack mountable MIDI controller that’s is made for more of the laptop software DJ. The DP2 Controller is equipped with 4 sample & 4 Hot Cue buttons on each side, a pitch adjustment knob, USB input, an easy to use large jog wheel, and much more. This controller keeps the familiar dual deck layout and has a built-in 2-channel DJ mixer. The mixer features volume fader, crossfader, track & deck selectors, low & high adjustments, microphone volume adjustment, and master volume adjustments. DP2 includes PCDJ DEX LE DJ software and is well suited for use with all softwares.

WM-16HH Microphone System

The WM-16HH is a Hand Held PLL Synthesized UHF Wireless Microphone System that includes a uni-directional electret condenser wireless microphone, a receiver, and a 12-volt DC power supply. The handheld microphone features super high sensitivity, low noise transmission, on & low battery LED indicators, AF indicators and has a wireless range up to 150 feet. Another cool feature are the A/B indicators, these indicate the antenna has received the RF signal. This system is perfect for DJs, bands, singers, emcees, presenters and entertainers of all kinds.

HP 700 DJ Headphones

The HP 700 is a sturdy high powered professional DJ headphone that includes a headphone bag, right angle ¼” adapter, and straight ¼” adapter. This DJ headphone is constructed with a flexible housing design that gives you the option for single or double ear monitoring and folds up for simple transport. These affordable headphones are equipped with comfortable ear cushions and a padded adjustable headband that make long listening sessions a breeze. Don’t let the affordable price fool you, these headphones like all other American Audio products are built with durability and quality.

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Technical Pro PM-22

Technical Pro PM-22

It has never been easier to dive right in and create high quality podcasts then with the Technical Pro PM-22. If you have been using a basic headset microphone then it is time to step out of the stone age and really step-up your production quality. The PM-22 Podcast Mixer board has gold-plated inputs for 2 microphones, 2 headphones, an MP3 input and a RCA channel input. Each channel has its own volume, bass and treble controls to fine tune your sound output. As a dual system setup, it’s easy to invite guests onto your podcast with their own microphone and control. The PM-22 connects to your computer via a USB cord for a no fuss installation. The mixer is powered by an AC/DC adapter that plugs into any wall socket; however a 9V battery system gives your podcasts mobility for on-the-go recording sessions.

The pro-grade high sensitivity dynamic XLR microphones pick-up every “um” and exhaled breath note with clarity. These can easily be removed with the included software for professional and seamless audio tracks. For convenience, microphone stands are included to keep your mic at a proficient distance that will pick up your voice clearly while decreasing unwanted background noise. The comfortable HP-20 headphones bring the studio home so you can listen to every nuance of your podcast in detail before uploading it to the web.

Hardware aside, the PM-22 comes with Audacity software to create and edit your audio tracks as well as export them in MP3 format. You do not need to be tech savvy or a sound engineer to unleash your podcast potential. Step-by-step instructions can guide you through the entire podcasting process whether you’re new to the experience or a veteran. If you need to increase the production value of your podcasts and make them more appealing, the Technical Pro PM-22 will increase your sound quality and polish off your handy work. Podcasting has never been easier!

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