Numark iCDMIX 3

12/11/2017 Leave a comment

The world of DJ controllers is so big and so vast that I only just found out today about this iCDMIX 3 controller from Numark.  It basically consists of a dual CD player and mixer together for mobile DJs. Setup and teardown are fast and easy with CDMIX systems, because you don’t spend as much time running cables and testing levels as with traditional component setups. It also features an integrated Universal Dock for iPod, enabling you to play music from virtually any docking iPod. Problem is that it is using the old kind of iPod connector so that may be an issue but tthat is easily solved with an adapter, if you want to use one. The housing also has rack ears so you can mount it in a rack for fixed installations. That is not all. The iCDMIX 3 contains a dual-deck MP3/CD player too. iCDMIX 3 plays CD, CD-R, and MP3-CD discs and also features Numark’s electronically buffered Anti-Shock™ skip protection.

One can access points within a track using the multifunction jog/shuttle wheels. The wheels are also helpful for controlling pitch bend. One can pitch tracks up and down for easy beat matching. To help with beat matching, iCDMIX 3 automatically detects BPM and also enables you to manually tap in tempo. One can also set cue points in real time. It also has Fader Start, which can automatically start cued-up playback when you move the crossfader.

This is the rear of the unit. I personally love it because it has balanced outputs. It has a three-channel mixer section, including a mic channel and a dedicated channel for the iPod, as well as replaceable crossfader and pre-fader cueing controls. For the main channels, you can switch between the onboard CD players or rear-panel RCA inputs for additional CD players, additional iPods or turntables with preamps. You can cue with headphones using 1/4-inch and 1/8-inch stereo headphone outputs with level control.

For those starting out, this would have been a cool all-in-one controller. Unfortunately, it has been discontinued.

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Firing the chief is very simple

10/11/2017 Leave a comment

In light of the recent SMRT SNAFUs, I will just leave this here. Hopefully the two gentlemen in the picture below Mr Lee Kuan Yew will read it and count their lucky stars they did not face his wrath

Serato DJ 1.9.10 is out

07/11/2017 Leave a comment

Ok guys and gals. Serato DJ 1.9.10 is finally out and this is an important release because it has support for OS High Sierra. There is also support for:

  • Mixars QUATTRO support
  • Denon SC5000 Prime OSA support
  • Denon X1800 Prime Club Kit support

So what are you waiting for? Download it now!

Roomy OFO bicycle

06/11/2017 Leave a comment

As many of you readers of my blog know, I happen to utilise these rental bikes very often. They are very useful to finish the final mile between the bus-stop and my destination, especially when it is quite a distance away. I was an am still using Mobike but I am seldom using their bikes now because I found out that OFO has some bikes which are much roomier. I am not knocking my knees on the handlebars, like i am with the Mobike. Check out the picture above and the amount of room available!

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IJooz has raised the price of its fresh orange juice

04/11/2017 Leave a comment

I did a post sometime back about the freshly-squeezed orange juice machines and how I love them. Unfortunately, this left a sour taste in many mouths. It is a screen-capture from their Facebook page. They have decided to raise the price of their juice from $2 to $3. At that price, I can buy fresh oranges from NTUC or fruit stalls for a much cheaper price and squeeze them at home. Thanks guys. You have just shot yourselves in the foot.

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Stolen OFO bike

03/11/2017 Leave a comment

When I was young, I got my bike stolen twice. I was really devastated when it happened. I really hate bike thieves. Check out what I saw just the other day while I was out cycling. I saw this OFO bicycle halfway painted and missing a crank-arm. I can more or less guess the character of the low-life that stole it because there are a lot of them near my office area. As you can see, the identification number has been taken out, along with one of the crank-arms. The kids that do this really need to be counselled because if they can do this to a rental bike when they are young, imagine what they will be up to when they get older.

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Razer is making a gaming smartphone

02/11/2017 Leave a comment

It was all over the news yesterday about Razer making a gaming smartphone. To be honest, I was not surprised. It was only a matter of time before they did. They already make mice, keyboards, laptops and the like. And then there is this smartphone. How good is it? For starters, it has a 120 Hz UltraMotion screen, Dolby ATMOS and THX certified audio (Razer bought THX a while back), Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor with 8GB RAM, 12MP dual cameras and a 4,000 mAh battery for all-day power. That is a pretty packed mobile phone and maybe that is why it costs about US$600. And it is also doing an Apple in the sense that it does not have a 3.5mm headphone jack but instead comes with a USB-C adapter for it.

It is not for me. I do not play games much but to gamers, hey, it is something to shout about in the phone world, other than that iPhone X

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