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:
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)