Zomo MC1000 + DDM4000
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    Hi to all! im a new dnb producer. I produce music since couple of months and before of this i've just played with some old Gemini cd400 mixing some dnb track (just for fun).

    I wanna start to mix with Traktor and i need some hardware to do so.

    After thought about vci-100+s-card or vms4 for 299 on online store, i faced a new solution, more expensive, and i want to have some feedback from you:

    Zomo MC1000 + DDM4000 (600 total)

    Now i have some noob question:

    1. with ddm4000 do i need a soundcard for controllers that are without?
    (ddm4000+X1 works?)

    2. There are obviously some cool alternatives as all-in-one in this price range, like the Reloop digital jockey 2 or some Vestax, maybe a denon second hand.
    BUT my question is: the quality of the mixer in this all-in-one is comparable to the quality of a ddm4000 mixer?

    3. in the vms4 there is a 4channel analog mixer, but i want to know, which pros/cons there are with an analog device where the input source is obviously digital (traktor)? i mean, do i have some benefit?

    4. vms4 bundled w/virtualDJ is a good controller, but i seen lot of mac user struggled a lot re-mapping the controller for traktor. Is now easier after the vms4-traktor edition release? Or is still so painfull run vms4 on traktor (4decks mode)


    Now why i think this set is a good starting point for me:

    a. I can upgrade - differently from a all-in-one i can change the mixer or the controller if im not satisfied with. I can plug other devices, i can use this hardware in a lot more ways - and if i wanna play in some friends home, little bars, or gigs in the future i can just bring the Zomo MC1000.

    b. I guess but not sure that a dedicated mixer is usually better than all-in-one mixers.

    c. i dont need any soundcard, and i have 4 decks controls with the ZOmo MC-1000.

    d. maybe n/i X1 * 2+ddm4000 can be better, but is more expensive (340+a 150 soundcard), i'd like to know which benefit i can have in terms of performance with the second solution.

    e. most of all, looks pretty SEXY

    --> feedback please and suggestion on how to spend this money in the best way. DO you think an all-in-one controller is still the best option? if yes, which? Do you suggest another mixer for 299? or another controller for 299?

    thanks a lot. zion

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    1. You still need a soundcard. The DDM4000 DOES NOT have a soundcard, the X1 DOES NOT have a soundcard. Yes, the ZOMO HAS a soundcard.
    2. The only complaint I ever had of the DDM4000 was that the knobs felt a little cheap compared to a Numark Stealth I used to own.

    3. As a personal preference, I like having the headroom available that many analog mixers provide. Like I said, Personal preference.

    4. I don't know.

    Setups that you buy in different pieces allow you to have enough time to save up for the best parts you can, instead of buying an all-in-one that is just ok.

    If you buy the DDM4000 and 1/2 * X1, you STILL need a soundcard for 4 channel mixing.
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    Honestly, I started with the DDM4000 as my first 4-channel mixer and I loved it. The complaint I had about the mixing potentiometers was not too important considering I was still learning and didn't have much money.

    The DDM4000 has MANY MANY MANY Midi capabilities that you can assign to Traktor controls.

    Just buy the DDM4000 first and a SOUNDCARD. Then LATER, you will have a better idea of what MIDI controls you actually NEED/Want.
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    did anyone think about replacing the knobs with new ones? (sure it requires getting into it and possible soldering but should be better)
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    Quote Originally Posted by DJ Asand View Post
    Honestly, I started with the DDM4000 as my first 4-channel mixer and I loved it. The complaint I had about the mixing potentiometers was not too important considering I was still learning and didn't have much money.

    The DDM4000 has MANY MANY MANY Midi capabilities that you can assign to Traktor controls.

    Just buy the DDM4000 first and a SOUNDCARD. Then LATER, you will have a better idea of what MIDI controls you actually NEED/Want.
    and how i mix with traktor? i need to use the mouse and thats not confortable at all.

    I read lot of nice review about ddm4000, and also about zomo mc1000.
    I guess that for 299e a 4 deck midi controller witha good built in souncard is worth all the cents.

    Thanks to all for the replyes

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    mix with traktor??? no...
    You have the Zomo and the DDM4000 to mix. are you asking how to beatmatch?..

    I dont think you want to beatmatch all 4 decks, unless you're able to do it.
    Sync button.

    The only way to use your Gemini CD400 is to buy Traktor SCRATCH Pro, so you need a Native Instruments audio interface and can't use the ZOMO...
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    I ordered the Zomo controller, too... 299 for a 4 deck controller with a included soundcard is a good price.
    Traktor Scratch Pro costs alone about 550, and then u have to go with a mouse, thats really not confortable. I was thinking about that too... but it won t be a "fun" setup ;-)
    Also did you know that the Virtual DJ software will be included?
    The software is great, can t wait to have it at home... , i played a lil bit with it at my friends house... and its great!!! I like the effects and that you can even mix videos

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