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« on: July 02, 2017, 08:41:14 am »

I've struggled trying to find a hardware setup exclusively for Ots. 19-inch mixers are rare now... Esperance doesn't seem to play well with MIDI controllers... hitting the button to load a song in a deck opens up the third panel instead. At any rate, I would LOVE to run an OtsAV system with MIDI. I could live without midi, but not my first choice. What kind of mixer and/or controller are you guys using that is working for you? And are you able to listen to the other deck in cue (headphones)? I've gone back & forth with DJ software (too many times in fact) but I really would like one dedicated "ots system" and I would love your thoughts on hardware to run it.
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« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2017, 04:59:01 pm »

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« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2017, 12:16:46 pm »

Sorry you haven't got an answer yet Mike. I only do one show a year now, and don't even use a controller any longer.
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« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2017, 02:07:32 pm »

It is a shame Jeff mike hasn't had any replies, like your self I don't use a controller, but many members here have used controllers, I thought some of them would have posted something.
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« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2017, 08:32:32 am »

We do not use a controller either.  Heck we are still using Ots 1.85.  It works better for us than the current version.  We just take our Ots output into our main mixer that accommodates our other equipment.  Then from the mixer to our amps; and from their to our speakers.
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« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2017, 11:54:52 am »

Hello there Mike,
I 've been using for over almost 3 years the Hercules 4Mx console.
I use it in a club that I work every Saturday and in my radio parties that I do once a year.
It works great, I have no problems whatsoever with it (once you get used to it)... It needs a little of that!
The sound is really good, the headphones cue works fine, meaning that you can of course listen to any of the decks or both at any given time, although the audio level of it lacks power!
I don't load songs from it to the decks, I'm pretty sure it does that too, but I also have a mouse so I use it for track loading.
Overall I'm happy with it, its a sturdy and very robust unit and as such is a bit heavy too.
If you want to ask anything else just let me know.
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« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2017, 01:54:14 pm »

Hello there Mike,
I 've been using for over almost 3 years the Hercules 4Mx console.
I use it in a club that I work every Saturday and in my radio parties that I do once a year.
It works great, I have no problems whatsoever with it (once you get used to it)... It needs a little of that!
The sound is really good, the headphones cue works fine, meaning that you can of course listen to any of the decks or both at any given time, although the audio level of it lacks power!
I don't load songs from it to the decks, I'm pretty sure it does that too, but I also have a mouse so I use it for track loading.
Overall I'm happy with it, its a sturdy and very robust unit and as such is a bit heavy too.
If you want to ask anything else just let me know.


Teddy, thanks for the post. Would there be a way to find out if the buttons work for loading songs into the decks? Also, I don't see a scroll wheel. How do you go up and down through a playlist? Is there a way to do that with the controller? I don't use a mouse anymore. Thanks!
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« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2017, 02:00:34 pm »

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« Reply #8 on: December 08, 2017, 01:12:10 pm »

I started tinkering with Ots again this morning (hadn't really messed with it a long time). It really is a fantastic piece of software. I just wish you could set cue points and I wish there was support for more MIDI controllers. I still think I'm going to start using it again. Do you think Ots will allow users to change font size and color, or at least offer different skins or color schemes in a future release? I think a little customization could go a long way. As a wedding DJ, I am out in direct sunlight sometimes and it would be nice to have the ability to tweak things.
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« Reply #9 on: December 11, 2017, 12:06:14 pm »

Whatever we think is purely speculation Mike. You might want to direct that to Ots as both a recommendation and consideration.
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« Reply #10 on: December 11, 2017, 12:09:51 pm »

Thanks Jeff. I actually sent them an e-mail this morning.
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