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    So i have been waiting a long time for the twitch to come out and see the reviews on that. I have had my vestax spin with Djay software since last summer but it doesnt cut it anymore.

    With this new deal on the s4 i can get the controller, traktor 2, and the traktor 2 dvs free upgrade all for $799.

    The twitch is $499, and comes with itch.

    Itch seems pretty sweet but if i was to get the itch i would probably also buy traktor to use with it.

    So i guess im just asking your guys opinion on whether or not its a good idea to wait and see what the twitch brings to the table, or to capitalize on what seems to be an amazing deal?

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    I would wait for twitch reviews to come out personally. It's an newish idea for a controller and it'll be interesting to see what kind of bugs it has. Personally I'd be interested in how you easily/accurately you can set cue points with jogwheels as I use them a lot.

    It's odd that you're debating between the s4 and the twitch, they seem so different. care to offer any insight into why these are your two choices?

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    So basically with Traktor factored in, you're comparing the s4 at $799 which also gives you a soundcard, DVS support, and a proven controller.

    Twitch plus Traktor runs you $699 and you still need to dish out for a soundcard, and don't have DVS support, and don't have a proven controller.

    Add in the fact that as far as Traktor's concerned, Twitch doesn't really bring anything new to the table (since the slicing features are a factor of the Itch software and won't work in Traktor), and this is a non-decision. Get the S4 and do it now.

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    Well what intrigues me about the twitch is that its completely new and that slicer feature looks awesome. Im also not a big fan of scratching so the lack of jog wheels isnt necessarily a negative. The amount of pads for cue points loops etc is also sick.

    What i like about the s4 is that it seems to have a pretty strong community backing. The effects that you get with traktor seem much better than with itch. The loop recorder looks awesome. Even though im not a fan of scratching the jog wheels can be used for effects.

    I feel like if i was to get the itch i would end up wanting traktor which is like another $200 anyway right? so that would make twitch + traktor = basically 700 dollars. With this deal right now it looks like for 800 dollars i get an s4 controller, traktor, and the dvs. So im somewhat torn between the decision.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Topps View Post
    Personally I'd be interested in how you easily/accurately you can set cue points with jogwheels as I use them a lot.
    On the S4 using HID, more accurate than most folks will ever need.

    I'm pretty sure Twitch will have a nice following and I'm confident you will get great support in here. The only regret I have towards the Novation controller is the 2 channel mixer section, I'm not a big fan of soft takeover.

    You should investigate a bit more about Itch, I don't think buying Traktor is a must, specially with the 2.0 update.
    Last edited by padi_04; 06-30-2011 at 09:44 PM.

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    sorry I meant to say without jogwheels

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    Quote Originally Posted by Topps View Post
    sorry I meant to say without jogwheels
    It uses regular MIDI with Traktor, but acts as a relative control so the lower resolution isn't so dramatic (besides you can edit the sensitivity to your liking). Won't be perfect but I guess it will get the job done nicely.

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    ive used the demo of traktor 2 and really liked it, the only time ive used itch is on an NS7 in guitar center so you cant really get as much of a feel for it. Can anyone shed some light on which one they prefer and why?

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    Sig says it, been using Traktor since 2.5 and I was after a high resolution 4 deck controller with a timecode enabled soundcard.

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    The new s4 offer is really unbeatable , for that price for a well built 4 deck controller, software, built in soundcard, plus timecode function, you can't go wrong with it!
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    Traktor Pro 2 / S2 MK2 / X1 MK2 / Audio6 / Pioneer HDJ2000 / Westone UM3X / rMBP 13 inch 2014 (2.8 GHz) / Focal Alpha 50

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