Kipp Wieland demonstrates how they do it in Cedar Rapids, IA, demoing a custom digital DJ setup.
The system is capable of playing up to eight stereo elements at one time, be they whole songs, clips, or loops:
“I loop everything that goes into it – even 9-minute tracks!
I put this together when Mike (running camera) asked me to come up with a system that did not use turntables, CDJ decks, or headphones.
We can render a three-day-long seamless show with this stuff.
I e-mailed Ableton at one point and asked if there was a way to cherry-pick through the on-screen clips externally, and they told me there was not. I proved them wrong with that $30.00 Logitech joystick there. The system also incorporates a Quasimidi Raveolution 309, a Novation X Station, and a Korg KP3 Kaoss Pad.
Brilliant setup, eh?