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    Default Traktor S4 vs Denon DN-MC6000

    I am getting one of these I THINK since they seem to be the best controllers out there on the market, I was into taking the step to CDJ's but I seriously feel like that is just a step back in technology.

    I am really struggling and thinking about weather or not to be a CDJ or to use a controller.

    Please leave ANY kind of opinion in this matter, TS4 CDJ's or the Denon DN-MC6000. Maybe you know one that is even better.

    I am very used to the Traktor Pro software so I am kinda leaning towards TS4. I have to say that the Denon DN-MC6000 looks more professional. I really don't want to lose out on gigs if I have a controller, so therefore I am also into maybe just becoming a CDJ, it feels more professional, but really it's a lot easier with controllers. If only those friggin "sync buttons" could be removed I think we'd all get along better and controllers wouldn't be considered as cheating.
    I really want to get something new and more professional than the controller I have right now.
    And all I think about is which one to go with (or CDJ's)


    I found this controller test, http://www.digitaldjtips.com/2010/11...rs-guide-2011/and it pretty much confirms that the TS4 and the Denon are considered to be the "Big Shots" of controllers.

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    My Take:
    S4 - integrates the software, Timecode capability.
    Denon - Looks more professional, standalone mixer.

    Pick your poison from there, they are both great controllers. Personally, i'd go with the DN MC6000
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    Quote Originally Posted by DoctorMogal View Post
    My Take:
    S4 - integrates the software, Timecode capability.
    Denon - Looks more professional, standalone mixer.

    Pick your poison from there, they are both great controllers. Personally, i'd go with the DN MC6000
    Thanks for the opinions!

    You would bring that to a club? Or are you a CDJ?

    thanks

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    Currently I just use my VCI-100 and then i DJ with a friend who has two V7s and a DDM4000, so sometimes we just use his equipment if we can't chug too much.

    But if you want to use CDJ's with timecoding then S4 is best bet, but if you get the MC6000, you can buy another sound card (like audio 4) and use it as simply a mixer, which would probably operate a bit better cause you can function if your computer crashes.

    But INMHO, they are both great to bring to clubs.
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    Haha aight I get it.

    You just got me a bit more confused in my selection?
    Why not just get a mixer with an integrated soundcard then?

    Well maybe that wasn't my question.
    Lets put it like this, what would you buy for 2000 dollares?

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    They both have integrated sound cards, the MC just can't timecode. AKA its the equivilant of the Audio 2 (with more outputs) and the S4 has the equivilant of the audio 4 soundcard.

    The reason not to just get a mixer is because that forces you to chug around cdj's or turntables when you could just bring the MC6 or S4 if you don't want to bring a lot of weight around.

    EDIT: and cause then you can use the MC for now and upgrade without buying an entirely different mixer in the future if you don't have that money to spend now.

    If i had $2000 i'd probably get two DNS3700's and a DDM4000 and eventually upgrade the DDM to a pioneer mixer. That way the DNS3700's are both midi soundcards and CDJ's...its like my dream setup :P
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    I found the DDM4000 for 430 dollars brand new. Good price?

    Thanks a lot for all the pointers!

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    The DNS3700 are almost 1200 dallas a pop

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    They should be about 8-900 depending on the deal http://www.google.com/products/catal...d=0CCYQ8wIwAA#

    then the DDM4000 is about 350 on amazon
    http://www.google.com/products/catal...d=0CEoQ8wIwAA#
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    And on ebay you can get two for 1200 http://cgi.ebay.com/PAIR-Denon-DN-S3...item5641d42f3d

    EDIT: This is sort-of off topic though, between the S4 and DN MC6000, they are both safe bets.
    Last edited by DoctorMogal; 01-04-2011 at 04:19 PM.
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