Sound Systems of Melbourne Field Guide – featuring MINIRIG V8

This poster came out last year, but we were a bit sidetracked with COVID-19 so only got around to mentioning it now.


Published by El Gran Mono, they created a great roundup of the Sound Systems Of Melbourne in poster form, that features MINIRIG V8 as well as some other notable sound systems in on the scene.

It looks like copies are still available in the El Gran Mono shop at this link.

MIXXX 2.1 has been released

ZOG + Col preferred DJ software Mixxx has had a new release of stable version 2.1

MIXXX 2.1 has arrived

this is now the preferred build to use from the official Mixxx PPA source, so the previous posts about using specific alpha builds or building from source are obsolete.

The Download instructions, including Ubuntu Linux PPA install source, are here:
MIXXX Download Instructions

The ZOG DJ rig is still:

Pioneer DDJ SB2

Dell Latitude E6410 with i5 M540 CPU
It has been upgraded with a Toshiba OCZ TR150 Series 960GB SSD.

Xubuntu Linux, 16.04 -lowlatency kernel

current ZOG MIXXX setup Jan 2018

The last post on MIXXX I made is now out of date, so here’s what I’ve been using recently, as since the MIXXX team are releasing .deb files of their nightly builds, I’ve been trying them instead of the self compiled version.

Installed version of MIXXX
Downloaded from

ZOG DJ rig with DDJ SB2

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Native Instruments Audio2 DJ interface and Linux 4 channel alsa config

I was recently given a Native Instruments Audio2 DJ interface, this is a great little card with working Linux drivers that works well with MIXXX using a variation of the .asoundrc available on the MIXXX site and other locations.

But either my version of the card, or the Linux driver has changed, as my card identifies differently so the config files available elsewhere don’t work with my OS (Xubuntu 14.04 with kernel 4.2.0-18-lowlatency).

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