Digital Vinyl Systems (DVS) are becoming more and more popular amongst the growing number of digital DJs. A DVS will allow you to control the parameters on your software using the physical buttons, faders, CD's and/or Vinyl on a standard DJ hardware setup. In this way, you can DJ in a traditional fashion with your music library stored in your computer.
DVS systems are important because they allow DJ's with existing setups to easily integrate their computers and digital music files. If you currently own a setup of CD players or turntables and mixer, a DVS system will be all you need to migrate to small, easily managed digital files and lose that heavy vinyl or CD collection. They're also useful for working DJ's: walk into any venue that has an existing setup with just your laptop and DVS.
So how do they work? DVS systems use time-coded CDs or vinyl allowing the included soundcard to ‘read’ your manipulation of the track on the CD player or turntable. This is translated to your computer which manipulates the digital file,and the audio signal is returned to your mixer via the soundcard.
DVS Packages will come with the correct soundcard, software, cabling and time-coded vinyl and CDs. As long as your turntables or CD players will play normal vinyl or CDs, they will work with the DVS. You should also check that the DVS is compatible with your computer. You’ll find the minimum specifications listed on each product’s page.
Setup involves software installation and hardware connections as illustrated below with Rane Serato Scratch.
Once setup, you can do anything you could normally do with a CD or piece of vinyl - mixing, loops and scratching are just some of the things a DVS allows you to do with your digital music tracks.
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Digital Vinyl Systems (DVS)