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    Hi all,

    As the end of year is getting nearer, the endyear bonus awakens the gearjunkie in me.

    I have 2 X1's which are doing their job just fine and connected them on a digital mixer (technics sh mz-1200). this all comes together in an Audio8 DJ.

    All those cables from mixer to soundcard doesn't make the setup quite portable, plus, the knobs on the mixer are quite small.

    I have my eyes on the Pioneer DJM 700, which has midi-support, so I can use all the midi functionality and basically get rid of all the cables.

    I have a few questions however, and I was hoping you could answer them:

    1) Does the mixer have an "internal soundcard"? Since I already have an Audio8DJ, thereīs no real need for it and I donīt really get the final answer from the specs on the Pioneer site.

    2) Would the midi control go through the midi-out? Since I don't see an USB port, I assume it's handled through that port (which means I need a Midi to usb cable)

    3) Anybody got some experience with the unit? I like pioneer mixers a lot, sturdy machines with big knobs, I wonder if that's the same with this one. Also, How would it compare with the Denon X1600? I have the feeling the pioneer mixers are better in general, but I could be wrong.

    Thanks in advance!
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    1: No soundcard
    2: Yes the midi goes from the midi out jack on the back - you could plug the cable into your Audio 8
    3: It feels real good and well built mate - you won't be dissapointed.

    re: the Denon X1600 - this does have a soundcard built in - I would rather have the denon but thats just personal preference and the fact the soundcard is included, very little to choose between them really.
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    Hi Nick, thanks for your answer. Good idea about conecting it to the audio 8dj. Strange, I have used that kind of setup (old kaoss pad) before, why didn't i think of that?

    Good that there's no soundcard, cause I don't need it really with the audio 8dj.

    Any particular reason why the denon over the pioneer?
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