digital djing but manual beatmatching? which controller?
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    Default digital djing but manual beatmatching? which controller?

    hey, I'm not interesting anymore in FX and stuff like this, I just want to mix 2 tracks and maybe some samples.

    I have and use traktor, but I'm looking for the cheapest way to do proper beatmatching. My manual beatmatching isn't great, I need to practise. I guess that means a dj style midi controller with a 14bit pitchbend fader (I think normal 7bit isn't enough for pitching?) ? A integrated soundcard would be nice just for practising but no must. really I'm looking for a cheap solution.

    I'm also open minded for other ideas how to beatmatch manually in traktor. I don't know I also had the idea just to use my bcr2000 to pitchbend (encoder) and nudge ( -+with the buttons). I don't know how important the controller (jog wheels) vs. skill is when it comes to beatmachting.

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    You're going to need something with HID Jogwheels then really. The most inexpensive is the VCI-100SE. Otherwise, the VCI-300, NS7, or S4 are your other options.

    While you "can" beatmatch with other controllers, it won't be as accurate due to the signal being sent isn't as good as the HID jogs.
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    You could use an X1. It has pitch adjust up and down as well as temporary pitch bend buttons.

    But…why use Traktor and manual beat matching? I mean, with TSP you have to. But why do it otherwise?

    If you want to do it the manual way, I say just get decks.

    Oh, and be careful playing out…if you use a computer with a controller and screw up beat matching, you're going to get flamed on a forum somewhere. ;-)

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    VCI-100 would make the most sense i think

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    Seeing you already have a mixer, perhaps denon DN-SC2000's are an option?
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    I would love the s4 controller but can afford something big t the moment. that's why I search a cheap solution.the problem with the the vci... it has 7bit pitchfader as I remember?

    the DN-SC2000 looks interessting and is in the budget, I will read some reviews in a minute.


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    But…why use Traktor and manual beat matching? I mean, with TSP you have to. But why do it otherwise?

    If you want to do it the manual way, I say just get decks.

    Oh, and be careful playing out…if you use a computer with a controller and screw up beat matching, you're going to get flamed on a forum somewhere. ;-)
    because I like to play just tracks and blend them over without doing more. I dont like fx and extensiv looping. I don't have a good feeling when I use sync and only mixing two tracks. and I just like to have the ability to beatmatch on the spot manually.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mostapha View Post
    I mean, with TSP you have to. But why do it otherwise?
    thats untrue, you can use sync in TSP
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