Bye-Bye Novation Twitch, Hello [Insert Controller Name Here] !
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    Default Bye-Bye Novation Twitch, Hello [Insert Controller Name Here] !

    After having brought my much loved Novation Twitch to its limits, I am on the search for a new controller. The Twitch was perfect for me, although I did find it lacking points in the following areas:

    - No 4 Deck support
    - Not the greatest soundcard
    - Tricky/makeshift FX handling in Serato DJ

    Ideally I would choose a 4 deck Twitch with the above changes, but as that is not available i am forced to look into other controllers. I don't have much use for jog wheels, so having large Jog wheels would be a waste of space and weight. Furthermore, I should be able to carry the Twitch's successor in a backpack or small travel case. Given this, I have shortlisted the following controllers:

    - Vestax VCI-400 (DJ or not)
    - Pioneer DDJ-SX2
    - Numark NV

    What do you guys think? I am open to any suggestion, given that the proposed controller works with Serato DJ.

    Much love,
    Brando

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    Quote Originally Posted by brandog View Post
    After having brought my much loved Novation Twitch to its limits, I am on the search for a new controller. The Twitch was perfect for me, although I did find it lacking points in the following areas:

    - No 4 Deck support
    - Not the greatest soundcard
    - Tricky/makeshift FX handling in Serato DJ

    Ideally I would choose a 4 deck Twitch with the above changes, but as that is not available i am forced to look into other controllers. I don't have much use for jog wheels, so having large Jog wheels would be a waste of space and weight. Furthermore, I should be able to carry the Twitch's successor in a backpack or small travel case. Given this, I have shortlisted the following controllers:

    - Vestax VCI-400 (DJ or not)
    - Pioneer DDJ-SX2
    - Numark NV

    What do you guys think? I am open to any suggestion, given that the proposed controller works with Serato DJ.

    Much love,
    Brando
    Personally I'd shortlist it to the SX2 or NV - the RGB pads are probably gonna make lots of sense with Flip

    The NV seems a little smaller for backpacking and of course the screens - same size as a DDJ-SR (5 inches difference to the SX) so hand luggage should not be a problem most of the time.
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    Wait & see if the modular akai system is any good.
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    HArd to fault the Pioneer DDJ-SX2 for Serato, but the NV is a pretty nice piece of kit, too.

    If I were in your position, it would all come down to budget.

    And, when budget is NOT such a big consideration, Pioneer USUALLY wins out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Patch View Post
    HArd to fault the Pioneer DDJ-SX2 for Serato, but the NV is a pretty nice piece of kit, too.

    If I were in your position, it would all come down to budget.

    And, when budget is NOT such a big consideration, Pioneer USUALLY wins out.
    Before this i was leaning more towards the vestax thanks to its light weight and compact size (and cheapest of the above options).
    If you were in my position, what controller would you pick?

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