This chapter describes the most common hardware setups to serve as examples. We will go over the setup of timecode records/CDs, MIDI control and keyboard control.
Headphone cueing, or just cueing, is previewing the next track you would like to mix in your headphones. The audience will not hear what you are cueing in your headphones. Being able to cue is a crucial aspect of DJing.
In order to cue with your computer, you will need at least 2 separate audio outputs. Traditionally, a headphone jack on most laptops is not a second audio output. Rather, plugging headphones into the jack simply redirects the laptop’s main output to your headphones. Having a headphone jack alone will not allow you to cue.
Unlike some commercial DJ systems, Mixxx can control multiple audio devices simultaneously. Depending on your budget and application area your sound setup and requirements may vary. This section provides useful information for club, hobby and radio DJs alike.