I could, but the backup computer is PRIMARILY my light (DMX) control and video (more often slideshows) computer, so there are non-music applications running on it all the time. I also use the backup computer to access the Internet during gigs to download music if necessary, and I do that while I'm still mixing on the main DJ computer. It would only become a DJ (Traktor) computer if my main computer fails. It would be cumbersome to use a single monitor.Why can't you use 1 smaller screen and just switch between apps or minimize/maximize as needed?
I think a few here may have to make that decision over the next few months.... But I appreciate your candor.My business has declined. I can’t decide if I want to put in the effort (and investment) to drum up some new business, settle for the few remaining gigs, or call it quits. I have decisions to make.
Mix knows a great Pleather shop if you need one ..I haven’t posted in this thread in a while. During that time, many of the decisions I was contemplating, were pretty much made for me. Normally, in an election year, I’d have more business than I can handle. With the pandemic, ALL those fund-raisers I’d expect aren’t happening. Large groups are not permitted in most of the cities and townships in this area, so no big events are being held. My DJ business is essentially DEAD!
I still had plans to build my Podium system this Summer, just for the fun of it. My design calls for a welded metal frame, so I had signed up for a welding class. I always wanted to learn to weld, and this project would have been the perfect opportunity. Unfortunately, my class was canceled because of the stupid virus. No timeframe has been provided yet for when the class will be rescheduled. I could make the frame using wood, but... I don’t want to. I have all the gear for the new system except for the microphone system, and I already know which mic system I’m going to buy; I just haven’t bought it yet. I finally did get the Denon MC 7000 controller I wanted. I bought an open-box special for $650 and it’s just like new. I’ve been playing with it for several weeks, and I’m pretty pleased with it. However, It’s quite large, so the only way I could use it for a gig (without the podium) would be to set it up on a 4 foot table, which is the way it’s setup in my office right now. I really don’t care for that look unless it’s behind a facade, and I’m not interested in going that route. So I’ll wait for my welding class to build the custom podium... unless I get impatient and hire someone to build my frame. I plan to cover the exterior of the podium with composite material covered in leather. The top surfaces will be wood. It should be stunning!