10
Oct
2016

Unhinged Cryptography – New name!

Just a quick one:-

So we have had a lot of practise with the decks and mixer, and now have decided to start a brand new “act”! We are currently based on Mixcloud – please use the link below to check out the mixes so far:

We will be aiming to do two mixes a week, so be sure to follow!

12
Mar
2016

Mixcloud Mix 003!

It’s been a while, but here is a new mix! Enjoy!

09
Nov
2015

Mixing with Proper Hardware: 2 Hours Back-To-Back 002

Week 2 of our back-to-back mixes – enjoy the tunes!

Saturday Morning Trance by Sam on Mixcloud

Check back for more next week!

02
Nov
2015

Mixing with Proper Hardware: 2 Hours Back-To-Back 001

So, I got to play with some proper hardware! Two CDJ2000 Nexus’ and a DJM900 Nexus mixer! Here we bring you our first back-to-back track, enjoy the music!

2 Hour Trance Duo Mix by John on Mixcloud

Please post what you think in the comments here or on Mixcloud 🙂

30
Aug
2015

Find me on Mixcloud!

Since I have been doing posts about the Pioneer DDJ-SB, I thought I’d share some of the random stuff I have been mixing on Mixcloud. I have a new page above with my mixes in it. Here is my first mix:

Random Mix – Lazy Sunday 45 mins by John Austin on Mixcloud

It’s nothing special, just thrown together and I liked how it came out so I uploaded it! Let me know what you think!

17
Aug
2015

Counting down the days

Too good not to share!

09
Aug
2015

Pioneer DDJ-SB Mixxx Mapping v2.1

Since the last update, I have made some improvements over version 2.0:

  • Slowed down the jog rate of the jog wheels to give more granular control
  • Redesigned the effects settings:
    • Both effects knobs now adjust level/mix by themselves
    • Effects knob 1 + SHIFT adjusts the first adjustment in Effects panels 1 and 2
    • Effects knob 2 + SHIFT adjusts the second and third adjustments in Effects panels 1 and 2
  • Added Channel Fader Start functionality: With deck paused and cued, hold SHIFT and raise the Channel Fader up, and the deck will start playing. Recommended for use with Quantize enabled (SHIFT + Sync).
  • Added preview deck control:
    • Load Deck 1 + SHIFT loads the selected track into the Preview Deck
    • Load Deck 2 + SHIFT plays/pauses the Preview Deck
  • To match the Tempo slider functionality on the SB in Mixxx, make sure you go to Options > Preferences > Interface > Speed Slider Direction > Down increases speed. 

You can download this version here. Happy Mixxxing!

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14
Jul
2015

Pioneer DDJ-SB Mixxx Mapping v2.0 is here!

For this mapping to work properly, you need Mixxx v1.12.0, which is currently in beta. You can get Mixxx from here!

Download the mapping here!

A number of changes have been made since the last version:

  • Fixed the offset rate control issue
  • Basic effects functionality (Recommended to use Flanger in Bank 1 and Echo in Bank 2)
  • Better sampler setup
  • High-Pass/Low-Pass filters now implemented
  • Added a delay to the song scrubbing feature to help reduce the horrible screeching effect when scrubbing through a song
  • Sidebar scrolling now works!

For an overview of the mapped functions, look below:

DDJSB1 v2

DDJSB2 v2

Installation instructions

And there you have it! Let me know what you think! Feel free to share this with friends or change/improve the code, but please let me know of any improvements that can be made!

06
Feb
2015

Pioneer DDJ-SB MIDI Mapping v1.1

I’ve added some more functionality with my next version, which can be downloaded here:

  • Added 1/2, 1/4, 1/8 and 1/16 loop and loop rolls with SHIFT functions in Autoloop and Roll mode, with associated LED lights
  • Added “Double length of loop” with SHIFT+Performance Pad 4 in Manual Loop mode

Still need to add:

  • High-Pass/Low-Pass filters (also enables “Filter-Fade”)
  • Hotloop mode: jump to cuepoints with loops

 

04
Feb
2015

My Pioneer DDJ-SB Mapping for Mixxx

Download the mapping here!

This is version 1.0 of my Pioneer DDJ-SB MIDI mapping for Mixxx 1.11.0. Here is a breakdown of what functionality is available:

DDJSB1 DDJSB2

Feel free to modify this mapping as much as you like! I have written a short(ish) guide to mapping basic functionality to a controller here. Let me know what you guys think!