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Articles Jan-Feb 2021

TAG Basics

A view from within

TAG is a modern day audio institute in India’s fast evolving audio education segment. State-of-the-art technology in all three studio suites at the institute is ensuring that TAG is emerging as a front runner..... read more

Sonic Boom - In Conversation with Farhad K. DadyBurjor

PT spoke to Farhad DadyBurjor, one of the most respected and sought after sound engineers in the country today. In a career spanning over 3 decades, Farhad has built an impressive..... read more

Studio Showcase

Recording & Mixing studios are behind the success of any great record and in a country like India where music is an important part of everyday life musicians have a host of options they can choose..... read more

New Edge Studios Transforms into an Immersive Mix Room

Founded in 2015 by sought-after sound engineer Shadab Rayeen, New Edge Studios has been a preferred destination for many acclaimed Indian music directors, producers and artistes. In order to remain on the cutting-edge of audio production..... read more

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Global Pro Sound & Light Technology

The year 2020 has taken all of us on a topsy-turvy ride. The COVID-19 pandemic completely shut down the world impacting every industry. The unexpected turn of events left the pro-audio, installation, lighting and DJ industry..... read more

Acoustic and Audio Systemdesign for Small Rooms - Part 5

In the previous part, the article discussed frequency responses of speakers and how they relate to the listening experience. That discussion is the perfect overture to this next topic of interest..... read more

CELTO ACOUSTIQUE

Established in 2011, CELTO Acoustique is a premium manufacturer of professional audio systems for rentals and installation industry.

Founder, owner and CEO - Arthur Felix first displayed his entrepreneurial skills at the age of 14 when he built his first loudspeakers with his father in their garage..... read more


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PiDeck project releases low-cost digital vinyl system for Raspberry Pi


64 Studio has announced the first official release of the PiDeck project which is an open source hardware and free software project retro-fitting the Raspberry Pi onto any turntable. The software is based on the ARM Hard Float port of Debian GNU/Linux and xwax and is built into a custom single-purpose distribution which users can modify or use as it is by copying the image to a micro SD card for their own Raspberry Pi.

Digital vinyl systems are useful because it saves the user from carrying heavy boxes of rare and valuable vinyl from place to place. However, laptop-based digital vinyl systems are complicated often proprietary and incompatible and require cables to be switched between DJ sets. Laptops are also hard to share between DJs which makes turntablism less accessible for the people who are just starting out.

PiDeck project combines the digital convenience of a USB stick with the hands-on usability of the classic turntable, in a way which is affordable and accessible.

Daniel James, Director, 64 Studio said, “PiDeck doesn’t have any mixing, sync or playlist features so that the DJ can take full credit for the sound of the mix. We have deliberately put no configurable options in the interface and there are no personal files stored on the device. This helps to ensure that the PiDeck becomes a part of the turntable and not unique in a way that a laptop and its data is. This makes the PiDeck easier to share with other DJs so that there should be no downtime between sets and should make it easier for budding DJs to get a turn on the equipment. If a PiDeck breaks, it would be possible to swap it out for another PiDeck device and carry right on.”

As the PiDeck software is fully open source and available on GitHub, developers can use it for new ideas in DJ’ing. Multiple PiDeck devices could be networked together or used to control another system via the turntable.

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