Thursday, January 19, 2012


Here's a video of me drumming back in May. The reason for the mic clipping is due to the cables. I bought a cheap bulk set from guitar center and needless to say, they weren't worth it. This video was uploaded on my old channel but feel free to subscribe to my new channel JesseCarlMusician.


I found this very useful chart for EQing. 

Just remember the magic rule for drums. When in doubt, Cut 400hz.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Kyle's Review On The Numark Mixtrack Pro DJ Controller

Hey, Kyle here. I just picked up the Numark Mixtrack Pro brand new from Guitar Center. For only $250 it is a great choice for a beginner DJ. It has all the controls you need to learn the basics of mixing and scratching. It comes with virtual DJ software and the whole thing is a simple setup. The software has everything you need to load your very own songs and play them through the Mixtrack Pro. The mixer has all the basic volume, crossfader, cues, effects, etc. The touch sensitive control wheels are accurate and do their job, but sometime they feel somewhat cheap only because they are plastic. You don’t get the feel of aluminum platters but you get what you pay for. Don’t forget this is Numark quality we are talking about; It is not cheaply made. For the price you cannot go wrong. I would definitely recommend this to any beginner DJ who is looking to purchase this type of product.

Pros: It has all the controls of a standard mixer and turntables, control wheels provide accurate and quick response for good scratching and beatmatching, it has a control knob so you don’t need a mouse to choose songs, comes with virtual DJ and uses USB so setup is quick (plug n play), best new product in its price range.

Cons: The plastic jogwheels are obviously not as nice feeling as aluminium. Plastic play/cue/sync buttons make a loud click when pressed (rubber buttons would be better).

Thursday, January 5, 2012

M-Audio KeyRig 49 Review

The M-Audio KeyRig 49 is a very basic yet useful USB keyboard. I received mine used from my local Music Go Round in December 2010. I bought it for around $55 which was a great deal compared to the $129.99 new. After all this time my keyboards still going strong and i do not have a single complaint about it. I highly recommend this                                                                            product. 

  • 49 Touch Sensitive Keys 
  • USB 2.0
  • Sustain Petal Jack
  • Edit Button
  • Octave Functions
  • Volume Slider
  • Modulation Wheel
  • Pitch Bend Wheel
*The KeyRig is USB only It does not have a MIDI out.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Check Out My Friends New Track!

This kid has great potential. We've known each other sense we were fetuses. I'm actually starting a DJ project with him that i will keep you guys updated on. His name is Kyle Parnau and he makes electronic music, mostly house, dubstep and trance. Don't forget to follow his soundcloud!

Sunrise Can Wait by Kyle Parnau

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Follow Me!!/Jesse_Carl

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Monday, January 2, 2012

New Dubstep Track

M-Audio Bx5a Review

I recently bought a pair of M-Audio Bx5a Studio Monitors used from my local Music Go Round. I was nervous about buying monitors used for obvious reasons but i have to say that they are quite good. I like them a lot more than my old KRK Rokit 6's. The Bx5a's have a much clearer sound and have a flatter response. I highly recommend these monitors. They were very easy to set up. I am using balanced TRS cables to connect it to my mixer.

Here is information from 
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