Here is a list of hardware that should work with djDecks and Vinyl Control.
If you know other products or stores that should be in the list, please let me know.
Also note that I don't have experience with all products or online stores, so I don't know 100% sure that they will work for you.
You need a soundcard with ASIO drivers, and at least 2 inputs
and 2 outputs.
If you only want to connect one turntable, then 1 input is enough.
I have only included the number of analog inputs in the table. Some of these cards have additional digital inputs that can be used when your pre-amp or turntable has a digital output.
If you have another soundcard that works, please post a new topic on the forum about it.
There's also a great topic on the forum that combines all user experiences with different audio interfaces.
|Internal/External||# of analog stereo inputs||# of analog stereo outputs||Name||Comments||Experiences|
|Internal||2||3||SoundBlaster Live! Platinum (with external box)||ASIO only with kxDrivers||This topic|
|Internal||2||3||SoundBlaster Audigy (1, 2 or 4) Platinum (Pro) or X-Fi (with external box)||
|Internal||1||3||SoundBlaster Live! or Audigy 1/2 or 4 or X-Fi (non-platinum, without external box)|
|Internal||2||3||Terratec DMX 6Fire 24/96 (with external box)|
|Internal||2||2||Audiotrak Maya44 MKII|
|Internal||3||3||M-Audio Delta 66||This post|
|Internal||2||2||M-Audio Delta 44|
|External/Firewire||1||2||M-Audio Firewire Audiophile||Also has 1 digital input|
|External/Firewire||1||1||Presonus Inspire 1394||Built in phono pre-amps, multiple units can be connected|
|External/PCI or Cardbus||4||4||Echo Layla 24|
|External/USB||4||4||Native Instruments AUDIO 8 DJ||Built in phono pre-amps||This topic|
|External/USB||2||2||M-Audio Quattro USB||This topic|
|External/USB||2||3||ESI U46 DJ||Built in phono pre-amps
|External/USB||2||2||Hercules DJ Console MkII||Built in phono pre-amps
|External/USB||2||2||Audiotrak Maya 44 USB||Probably the cheapest solution
|External/USB||1||3||Hercules DJ Console|
|External/USB||1||3||Terratec Phase 26 USB||One phono input|
|External/PCI or Cardbus||2||3||RME HDSP RPM||Expensive, built in phono pre-amps||This post|
Since most soundcards don't have a phono input, the signal from your turntables
will have to be pre-amplified. You don't need this if you have turntables with a
In the latest versions of djDecks, Vinyl Control will work even without pre-amps. If you also want to play regular records through djDecks, then you still need a pre-amp though.
|DE||Behringer Minibeat Beat800 (Dual Pre-amp)||Thomann||€ 48|
|US||Art DeejayPre||Musician's Friend||$ 39.99|
|UK||Stereo Phono PreAmp||Maplin Electronics||£ 24.99|
|UK||Phono RIAA Pre-Amplifier||Farnell||£ 9.51|
|UK||Turntable Pre-Amp||djstore.co.uk||£ 15|
|NL||OEM PREAMP||New Line||€ 23,82|
|DE||Monacor SPR-6||Thomann||€ 40|
|Europe||Tidal DJ Pro-Amp (Dual Pre-amp)||Tidal Music Electronics||€ 70|
|US||Pyle PP-99 Phono Pre-Amp||Procura.com||$ 19.18|
In case you can't find where to buy them, here's a small list of webstores.
|Country||Nr and Type of records||Store||Price|
|The Netherlands||1 standard FinalScratch||New Line||€ 22,00|
|France||3 standard FinalScratch||Mixexperience||€ 56,00|
|France||2 scratch FinalScratch||Mixexperience||€ 49,00|
|Germany||1 standard FinalScratch||Thomann||€ 24,90|
|Germany||1 SSL record||Thomann||€ 24,90|
|Online||4 MsPinky Records||MsPinky website||$ 99,00|
|Online||1 VirtualDJ Record||VirtualDJ website||€ 14,95|
Some turntables also have a line-out, which means you don't need a phono
The turntables in this list have a line-out, so they can be connected to your soundcard immediately.
|Brand||Type||Main Features||Price Indication|
|Stanton||STR8-150||4.5kg/cm2,10-50%,reverse,key lock||€ 499,00|
|Stanton||t.120C / t.120||4.5kg/cm2,10-50%,reverse||€ 399,00|
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