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    Hey guys, I've been djing for a bit now, using a Mixtrack Pro, and an X1. I've decided to scrap the MTP and get a mixer, sound card, and a Midi Fighter.

    The Mixers I have narrowed it down to are the Numark M4 and the Denon DN-X100.

    I like the appeal of the M4 being a 3 channel mixer just in case there are hardware or software issues i can plug in an ipod, or something, if there were shitty circumstances.

    What i am unclear of is, how this would work with the NI Audio 2 sound card, since most of the time I will only be running 2 channels, and not using external decks or turntables.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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    Both outputs of your Audio 2 connect to the mixer (see below). You just plug your headphones to the mixer, and your good to go. However, you need two USB ports, one for the Audio 2 and the other for the X1.

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    ^ nice.
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    Hey man,

    I have the denon x120, which is pretty much the same model mixer.

    I have dropped mine twice and it still works.

    You can use the mircophone input for the ipod, thats what I was doing when I used it.


    I have been in situations where I used my x120 over a djm800.

    That being said, the Eq may have a flavor that may be something to desire, but I really enjoyed it.

    Its also really cheap and when I did a search back last year whenever it was I narrow down to the x120 over 3 or 4 others.

    I also went down a similar route as your are on now.

    I purchased 2 midi fighers one for each deck. If your going down that road I think you should move up to a midi fighter pro, or choose Another controller like maybe the kontrol X1. I recommend the X1 because when I first used it I was blown away by how easily it could control 2 decks.

    I think that one midi fighter on 2 decks will end up a bit sticky when your actually using it as primary deck control.

    Of course, you gotta find out for yourself. Maybe you have something planned.

    For one midi fighter I thought it would be cool just to have your very basic controls mapped onto one,8 buttons for deck A 8 buttons for deck B.
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    yeah cool, after i posted this, i watched the video on the ni website and was like 'ohh great!' haha.

    ryan, i have an x1 and i completely agree, its fucking brilliant, i the plan is to get 2 midi fighters deck focused and use the x1 intermittently as needed.

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    thanks for all the advice guys!

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