Old 8th November 2001, 09:58   #1
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use winamp like a DJ

Hy, i want to mix e.g. two mp3z files, like a dj :-)).
Is this possible without two soundcards??
Thank you
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Old 8th November 2001, 10:37   #2
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you need a crossfader plugin, get one here....

http://www.winamp.com/plugins/detail...ponentId=32368
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Old 8th November 2001, 10:59   #3
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not exact

Sorry, but this is not exact what i want.
i need a programm with which i can mix two mp3 files at the same time, not first mp3 A and then mp3 B, but A and B at the same time.
I found one plug-in, which open two winamps, but this didn't really work.
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Old 8th November 2001, 18:45   #4
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In order to properly beatmatch two songs (from winamp or from a set of turntables), you need to have 2 output sources, some sort of intermediate mixer with a crossfading slider that supports two inputs and two headphone outputs (so you can hear what you are mixing), and a pair of headphones of course. The only way to do this and sound like a real DJ is with two soundcards and the above equiptment. There are plugins that assist in beatmatching. One is DJ Helper, its in the plugins section. This just lets you cue up songs easily and it also lets you temporarily alter the pitch/tempo settings so that you can mix songs with different BPM's.

I have two soundcards, but I dont have a mixer yet. I'm working on getting all the parts together so that I can buy them separately from radio shack and assemble one myself (save lots of $!!)
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Old 8th November 2001, 20:08   #5
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Give this 1 a try

DeLiRiUmLB is right those r the things u need to get in order to mix
but if u just want to have fun , test ur skills before going and buying all
this equipment, mix only mp3 with no 3rd party like vinyls
with the use of only headphones
u can get MJ Studio
Description
MJ Studio is a virtual mixing console for the digital DJ. MJ Studio offers all the possibilities of professional DJ equipment using WAV and MP3 files. You can drag your songs into one of two decks and use functions like pitching, scratching, and volume. You can also use a three-band equalizer. You can match the speed of the tracks with a supporting BPM detector and mix your MP3s with a cross fader on the fly. You can automatically mix your songs without gaps for nonstop music. This new version features VBR and 22/48 KHz MP3 support, an enhanced playlist with ID3 support, and bugfixes.
get it from download com right here:
http://download.cnet.com/downloads/0...st-7-6.2174361
crack it from here:
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Old 8th November 2001, 23:58   #6
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Ermm, you don't need two soundcards to mix/crossfade with Winamp.

There are plenty of mixer, pitch/tempo control + crossfader plugins available.

Personally, I use the standalone exe crossfader by Zdenek Broz

You have to make sure "allow multiple instances" is checkmarked in:
Winamp Prefs -> Options (or use Ctrl+Alt+N to spawn a new instance)

If your soundcard waveout doesn't naturally support multiple audio streams, goto:
Winamp Prefs -> Output : Select "Nullsoft DirectSound Output"
(make sure this is enabled in both instances of Winamp)

You can then open the Crossfader.
Read the accompanying txt file which explains how to configure the crossfader to work with & recognize both instances of Winamp.
(eg. with the one I use, you need to drag the 2 main windows into the corresponding places in the crossfader in order to lock it)

You can also use extra DSP plugins (available from winamp.com/plugins) such as mixers and/or pitch controllers and/or tempo + bpm controllers, eg.

http://www.winamp.com/plugins/detail...ponentId=59163
http://www.winamp.com/plugins/detail...ponentId=71153
http://www.winamp.com/plugins/detail...ponentId=15390
http://www.winamp.com/plugins/detail...mponentId=3952
http://www.winamp.com/plugins/detail...ponentId=12689
http://www.winamp.com/plugins/detail...ponentId=16514
http://www.winamp.com/plugins/detail...ponentId=21827
http://www.winamp.com/plugins/detail...ponentId=28166
http://www.winamp.com/plugins/detail...ponentId=59163

You can even use more than one dsp plugin (eg. mixer + pitchcontrol) by using a multiple dsp stacker such as MuchFX2

Loads more relevant plugins listed in:
TSGH -> Where did those plugins go

Hope this helps!

(note to self: add this thread to my useful links txt file. It took too long to compile and I sure don't want to research and type it all again at a later date)
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Old 9th November 2001, 02:38   #7
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I didn't say that he HAD to have 2 soundcards, but its the preferred way of DJ'ing on a computer because you make better mixes than with Winamp and one soundcoard (ie. fading one song to the next dosen't result in beats going all over the place because they songs wern't correctly cued). I have experimented with 2 winamps on one sound card and a few djing programs, but I wasn't satisfied at all becuase it sounded way too amatuer.
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Old 9th November 2001, 19:16   #8
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Sure! Hey, that's cool!
No problemo

Of course there's dedicated software out there, but the title of the thread is "how to use Winamp like a DJ" . . . so I . . . ermm . . . answered it

At the end of the day, I suppose it all depends on a combination of the quality of soundcard, the pc itself, the software/plugins, plus the user's skills . . . not to mention the actual music
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