[sharing is fun] Simple DJ with jit.qt.movie and block controller

    Dec 31 2009 | 11:29 pm
    A friend is having a birthday party in a couple days, and asked if I could play some tunes. I had a couple options. 1.) just use itunes. [boring, no crossfader! no mixing!] 2.) learn how to use Traktor. [way more than i need] 3.) pack up turntables and mixer etc. [heavy, probably will get damaged] 4.) make a DJ patch that works with my block controller. YEAH!
    This is a simple 2 deck DJ device, no preview channel. I do all my track organizing in iTunes, because it's great for that, then right click and export the playlist as xml. This patch reads in the XML playlist, turns that into a coll that links to a cell block. You'll need to change the path that the umenu links to to load the XML lists. All audio is handled ungloriously by jit.qt.movie. You could add soc/spigot~ if you want previews. It's not the cleanest patch. Look for a cleaner version in the coming months!
    I use the 2 left faders on the block to scroll (coarse/fine) through the cellblock. The far left 8 vertical buttons on the block load a clip from the cellblock into the left deck, similarly for the right deck and far right 8 vertical btns.
    Top left knob (#1) is crossfader. Top right knob (#8) is master volume. Knob 6 and 7 are l/r scrub.
    The function buttons are: PlayL PlayR StopL StopR
    The Shift button turns the sliders into volumes for each deck.
    The xml parsing was assisted by a nice patch from the dot collection (digital orchestra toolbox - http://www.idmil.org)

    • Jan 01 2010 | 6:55 pm
      ! The JS files are not in your folders ....
    • Jan 02 2010 | 6:09 pm
      derp. fixed, thanks.
    • Jan 17 2010 | 4:25 am
      Hey pnyboer...
      how do you make your patch work? I changed the file path name to my music folder where i saved the xml files but I can't manage to make your patch play. can you please give some info on how to use it?
    • Jan 18 2010 | 4:37 pm
      Yes, I downloaded it too, but could not figure out how to make it work. So comments would help.