Category Archives: Equipment

Welcome…

The home site of Mark James!Featuring live video and audio streams from some of my DJ sets along with some new material being produced from time to time. There will also be some guest DJ appearances.

All these new digital toys make producing and making music a little more simplistic, and I hope to share and receive your comments going forward on this site.

I will be announcing my LIVE sets via the most common social streams where you can comment and make requests. It’s always nice to see and hear from new listeners.

My Studio & The Toys I use

My Studio Setup: Workstation PC,WinXP-Pro-32bit,P4-DualCore-3.46ghz,4gbDDR,NVIDEA Nvidea GeForce GTS450-1gb-Dual-HDMI,PCI-6xUSB O/B,8xUSB-PCI,2xDVD-R-RW,80gbSata-System Drive,325gb-Sata-Data Drive,1TB Ext.Usb,2xDelta2496 PCI-Audio(8in-8out-32midi)Behringer USB audio,O/B Lan,Audio(disabled).

Mixing Board,Behringer XENYX-X1204-USB, consisting of 2-track USB Audio Interface to Workstation PC.

Numark DJi0 USB Audio Interface (1in/4out)

Numark Total Control-midi controler ,fully supported & mapped for use with TraktorLE and/or TraktorPro..and now confirmed working on Traktor2 & S4)

Novation Launchpad- fully programable midi controller,supported by Ableton,also using Midi Katapult application with layouts and midi mappings for Ableton & Traktor 2

AKAI APC40, Ableton performance midi controller.

Roland TD-3 Digital V-Drums , 9pc

I use all the above to do various sets through Ableton LIVE Suite along with Traktor2, of which all my outputs go to my Behringer mixer and the built in 2 track USB audio (currently setup as my Windows Default Play/Rec Devices) allows me to send all output, including its built in effects processor, out to winamp to broadcast out to my shoutcast server–ALL on 1 PC!! Works great and all, but we all know what a disaster a LIVE set would be without a backup though.

My newest addition:

King Asus G74sSeries laptop -fully loaded, Intel-i7-2630QM,2ghz, 16GB ram,1.5gb Dedicated video,17.3″-3D-TV PLAY,webcam,,media reader 4xusb3.0 Vantec 10 port USB powered hub Native Instruments-Komplete Audio 6(superior for no MIDI latency, especially with my Asus Laptop) & the Traktor Audio 6 for spinning vinyl and timecode.