Hi,I am looking to possibly buy the MEP 7000 but wanted to ask some advice first.
I am a mobile DJ who mainly does weddings and school dances (serious stuff I know but it's good money). I am currently 70% digital and 30% CD based (still in the process of converting thousands of CDs) I need to have the ability to play CDs when I need to but would like a rack mounted MIDI controller.
I have a macbook pro that I am running MIXXX with now. This program was great to show me that digital is the way to go but severely limited.
I have a few ?s before I make the purchase. I was reading and it suggest that an external sound device be used as an interface between the mac and the MEP if the mac does not have a soundcard with 2 outputs. Is this true or does the built in soundcard on the MEP take care of that? I would like to incorporate the MEP to a 4 deck system that I have now but still have the same que sample ability. Next ? would be what software program would be best for someone who doesn't do much mixing or beat matching but still needs the MEP to function without mapping (I have found that to be above my current abilities)? My next ? is what is needed to connect the MEP to my system the best possible way? ie from the Mac to the MEP, and from the MEP to the board? I know I sound like an idiot but I want to do my homework before buying something I do not know anything about. I have used a couple of MIDI controllers on other peoples systems but never got to see how it was setup.
Any advice would be helpful.