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    Default beginner dj having dillemma!

    i have about 900 to spend on a setup but idk which one.

    its either i drop all my money into the s4 coming out or i buy a cheaper controller, like the numark total control,vci100se ,or hercules rmx , and i could have extra money to buy other things like speakers, headphones, lights, etc.

    i want to play at house parties and such to meet more people. and once i get better i will upgrade to better equipment.
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    I say go for the vci. I started with that one and it was a great way to familiarize myself with the controller and other mixers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Christiandl View Post
    I say go for the vci. I started with that one and it was a great way to familiarize myself with the controller and other mixers.
    my first setup that i wanted to buy was the vci100se with a audio 2. then things pop up like the s4. i might as well get the the vci100se and maybe upgrade after that.

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    Honestly a lot of people are trying to upgrade to the S4 right now so find a great forum member and strike a deal for a used VCI-100 either SE or not. But you'll hhave 400-500 left depending on how good a deal you can get. With that you can pick up a great set of speakers and an Audio 2 if you didn't happen to get one out of the deal for the VCI-100. Yes the S4 is the latest hottest controller but to be honest it may be a little over your head if your just starting and may discourage you more than anything. Then you just spent a grand on something that frustrates you. I say buy less expensive equipment to get your feet wet and get the feel of it. Now I say less expensive because don't go out and buy the cheapest thing out there. There are few brands that put out "quality" controllers like the VCI-100. Do some research and get what feels best for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bartboy View Post
    Honestly a lot of people are trying to upgrade to the S4 right now so find a great forum member and strike a deal for a used VCI-100 either SE or not. But you'll hhave 400-500 left depending on how good a deal you can get. With that you can pick up a great set of speakers and an Audio 2 if you didn't happen to get one out of the deal for the VCI-100. Yes the S4 is the latest hottest controller but to be honest it may be a little over your head if your just starting and may discourage you more than anything. Then you just spent a grand on something that frustrates you. I say buy less expensive equipment to get your feet wet and get the feel of it. Now I say less expensive because don't go out and buy the cheapest thing out there. There are few brands that put out "quality" controllers like the VCI-100. Do some research and get what feels best for you.

    yeahhh i rather get the cheaper stuff first to start off and then upgrade. i was thinking the s4 was to complicated anyways. yeah i might get the vci100se or i seen the numark mixtrack pro that is coming out soon too might look into that

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    you think the S4 is a little more of an intermediate+ controller?? seems like to me just for the fact that its a dedicated full 4 deck controller for traktor makes it a great tool for beginners with a fat wallet.

    the mixtrack is as basic as it gets and doesnt have very much room for growth. biggest problem with vci-100 is that its only 200-300 bucks cheaper and you still have to get the software and soundcard before you can play. unless you do find a decent used one for cheaper of course.

    i played around with the mixdeck for a couple months before i got bored fast and returned the piece of sh** to afford the s4. im thinking a majority of people who frequent this forum will be investing in the s4. and since the vci was the "standard" controller, this website has a LOT of info and help with mappings and updates coming out all the time. so i expect it to shift to the s4 as the "standard" controller

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    I think the S4 will probably be one of the easiest controllers to learn on. The tight software integration means you don't have to hold shift to do certain things or toggle through FX banks to make sure your on the right deck.

    Do you have software now? If not the S4 gets much closer in price to a VCI + software + soundcard. It's still a little more, but you should have enough to get some decent headphones. You'll have to save up a little for speakers, but you'll not have to sell your stuff and upgrade later on.
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    I believe I read somewhere that the pitch faders on the S4 are actually usable thanks to HID. If you can in fact use them for beatmatching, then just get an S4.

    Gotta remember that S4 (If I'm thinking correctly) comes with a full copy of traktor and a soundcard. If you get a VCI 100 SE, audio 2 and traktor pro you are only a couple hundred shy of an S4 anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by photojojo View Post
    I think the S4 will probably be one of the easiest controllers to learn on. The tight software integration means you don't have to hold shift to do certain things or toggle through FX banks to make sure your on the right deck.

    Do you have software now? If not the S4 gets much closer in price to a VCI + software + soundcard. It's still a little more, but you should have enough to get some decent headphones. You'll have to save up a little for speakers, but you'll not have to sell your stuff and upgrade later on.
    no i dont have the software right now was planning on buying it later. yeahh true im keeping my options open and i feel like at first it will be complicated and it will take time to get use too but i will get it eventually. the s4 is a great controller so i might get that now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ClumsyMoe View Post
    I believe I read somewhere that the pitch faders on the S4 are actually usable thanks to HID. If you can in fact use them for beatmatching, then just get an S4.

    Gotta remember that S4 (If I'm thinking correctly) comes with a full copy of traktor and a soundcard. If you get a VCI 100 SE, audio 2 and traktor pro you are only a couple hundred shy of an S4 anyway.
    yeahh true true so mind as well get the s4 and it will be overall better all in one then rather then have a bunch of wires and stuff

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