BTEC L3 Music Unit 10: DJ – Pioneer XDJ-1000

Pioneer has released a touch screen controller that is priced at 1/2 of the CDJ-2000NXS at the compromise of a few features, the CD drive being the main one.

Have a think about the difference and compare the Pros and Cons of this CDJ over others. (Distinction)

DJ Tech Tools Article

Make sure to reference this article when writing your assignments!

Acoustic Guitar Multitrack Recording

Recording guide for Multitrack recording (6MT01)

Recording Information
Recording Level: Control and monitor levels high but between -12db to -4db avoiding any clipping.
Mic Used: Rode NT1, Rode NT5, Rode NT2A or AKG C414
Mic Type: Large diaphragm condenser microphone
Polar Pattern: Cardioid
Mic Placement: Direct towards the sound hole about 30cm away. If you are using only one microphone place over the 12th fret of the fret board. Microphone over the sound hole and another over the fret board.

Session 1: Live Sound Recap

Today we made a simple live sound setup. We made use of a simple active, stereo speaker arrangement, making use of a microphone and phone as a sound source.
We demonstrated that:
  • Single XLR connected into CHANNEL 1 – straight to a microphone.
  • A 3.5mm stereo jack connected to a phone and then into the STEREO Left and Stereo Right jack input.
  • Speaker connected to the MAIN OUTS of the mixing desk.
Todays Equipment was the following.
Mixing Desk
Allen and Heath ZED-16 FireWire.
Microphone
SM58 Style Dynamic Microphone.
CD Player/Stereo input
Mobile Phone, with standard headphone connection.
Active Speakers
JBL Active Monitors (Stage Wedges)

BTEC Unit 29 Outcomes

On completion of this unit a learner should:
  1. Know the sound reinforcement equipment requirements for a music venue.
  2. Be able to set up a sound system showing due regard for health and safety procedures.
  3. Be able to set up outboard equipment for live sound reinforcement.
  4. Be able to establish an on-stage mix for a performer.
P1 describe the sound reinforcement equipment requirements for a music venue.
M1 explain how specific elements of sound reinforcement equipment are used in a music venue.
D1 assess the need for specific sound reinforcement equipment in a music venue.
P2 set up the sound system showing due regard to health and safety procedures with assistance [EP]
M2 set up the sound system showing due regard to health and safety procedures with only occasional assistance
D2 independently set up the sound system showing due regard to health and safety procedures to near professional expectations
P3 set up outboard equipment with assistance. [EP]
M3 set up outboard equipment with only occasional assistance.
D3 independently set up outboard equipment to near professional expectations.
P4 set up an on-stage mix for a performer with assistance. [EP]
M4 set up an on-stage mix for a performer with only occasional assistance.
D4 independently set up an on-stage mix for a performer to near professional expectations.

Karplus-Strong – v1.0

Karplus-Strong synthesis making use of a delayed instance of itself before feeding to the output. The patch is pretty self explanatory. This version contains an auto-panner that uses the drunk object to create a stutter panning based on the previous value created with drunk. The slide object is then used to smooth out the pattern created by drunk to create a much more fluid panning effect. The outputted sound can resemble a guitar interns of timbre and quality.