On Fri, 3 Jul 2009, Liam Nicoll wrote:
> Hi all. Im a DJ of around 10years and would like to setup xwax for my
> vinyl turntables. Ive just bought an Audio 8 DJ as I have 4 decks. Im am
> going to partition one of my harddrives so i can install Xandros. I dont
> have a clue about linux or how to compile the source. Is there any
> adition advice you could give to a total Linux and XWAX newbie?
Hi Liam, sounds like you'll be taking your first steps in Linux which
isn't a bad thing -- xwax is an excellent motification to do this as long
as you're open to learning.
You'll be limited to 3 decks by xwax (although this isn't a difficult
limit to lift, it would require modifying the code to map some keyboard
keys to the 4th deck). But stick with 3 for now.
The Audio 8 DJ only has phono preamps on the first 4 inputs (2 stereo
pairs). You'll need external preamps for the other decks.
I'd strongly recommend Linux kernel 2.6.30 if you are using the Audio 8
DJ, because of a bugfix. This may be the trickiest part because the
current Xandros is unlikely to include this; you can always use the kernel
it comes with and only upgrade if you have problems. Linux will tell you
its kernel version using the command
$ uname -a
Compiling the xwax source itself is easy, or you can just skip the compile
stage by using the binary release. I'm presuming you've read the guide:
Hope this helps! If you want help with Xandros itself (the partitioning
etc.) you will probably find their forums/mailing lists are the best place
Best of luck,