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    So, i've been DJ'ing for around 6~8 months, i took some classes, and i'm ready to buy gear. I have a 400$ budget, and i want to take the best out of them. I was planning on buying these items:
    • The APC 20
    • A Mixtrack
    • DJ I/O
    • ETY-Plugs, to help my hearing
    • Sony MDR-XB500

    And doing the mapping for pads and LED's for Traktor, and stuff. I want to get the APC20 because i want to set it up for looping, eq-killing, effects and things like that. Do you guys think that this combination is a good idea?

    Oh, btw, i already have Traktor Pro 2, so the software part has been taken care of.
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    I'd say loose the mixtrack and apc20 and just go straight for the apc 40. No real reason for jogs. Unless you want the more traditional interface I see no reason for the redundancy for the mixtrack and apc20 and the apc40 gives you encoders to work with to adjust parameters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank112916 View Post
    I'd say loose the mixtrack and apc20 and just go straight for the apc 40. No real reason for jogs. Unless you want the more traditional interface I see no reason for the redundancy for the mixtrack and apc20 and the apc40 gives you encoders to work with to adjust parameters.
    +1. The only thing I regret from selling mine is losing the encoders.

    If you want to keep it a bit traditional like he said, I'd save a little more and replace the mixtrack with something like the vci, with higher resolution on the pitchfaders and jogs (it's a PAIN to beatmatch with regular MIDI)

    You can map something like this:
    http://www.traktorbible.com/freaks/m...ew.aspx?id=123

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    I love my APC40 with a passion. Solid piece of gear, you will not regret it!

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    I would change the Numark DJIO for a NI Audio 2
    And the mixtrack for an iPAD

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    Quote Originally Posted by V-Hoff View Post
    I would change the Numark DJIO for a NI Audio 2
    And the mixtrack for an iPAD
    lol the ipad alone is wayy above his budget.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank112916 View Post
    lol the ipad alone is wayy above his budget.
    And he wants to dj, not draw banana's on the way to work...
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    GET DIFFERENT HEADPHONES!!!!
    Those things will muddy the sound!

    $400 budget

    APC40 used for like $200
    Audio2DJ used for like $70

    $270 so far
    then buy some Shure SRH750DJ headphones or similar.

    Trust me, it will be much better

    APC40 mapping > Paddy's mapping (http://traktorbible.com/freaks/mappingview.aspx?id=123)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank112916 View Post
    lol the ipad alone is wayy above his budget.
    I didn't saw the budget of $400, my bad, but you can find an iPAD for like $380 on ebay.

    You don't need 3g and 16gb is more then enough

    iPAD 1 16gb wifi - $380
    http://cgi.ebay.com/Apple-iPad-16GB-...item415c01a673

    In a budget of $400 I would buy
    APC20 ($127) + Audio2 ($99) + Sennheiser HD25 1 II ($194) = $420

    I would use the faders for FX slots 1 and 2
    The buttons for FX slots 3 and 4 and general traktor control

    [ame="http://www.amazon.com/Akai-APC20-Compact-Ableton-Controller/dp/B0034O4IMU/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1312298217&sr =1-1"]Amazon.com: Akai APC20 Compact Ableton Controller: Electronics@@AMEPARAM@@http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51L3w7BqoLL.@@AMEPARAM@@51L3w7BqoLL[/ame]
    [ame="http://www.amazon.com/Sennheiser-HD25-1-II-Professional-Headphone/dp/B000TDZOXG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1312298047&sr=8-1"]Amazon.com: Sennheiser HD25-1 II Closed Back Professional Headphone with Swivel Earcups: Electronics@@AMEPARAM@@http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41srx%2B6RiPL.@@AMEPARAM@@41srx%2B6RiPL[/ame]

    If you have done classes you may know someone selling a cheap used mixer (behringer or denon) for around $40. You can practice 2 decks External Mixing with it at home and use a club mixer when playing out.

    I'm using a shitty old behringer DJX400 but its only for home use, it's enough for practice and on cheap speakers you will not notice it's poor quality

    Good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicky H View Post
    And he wants to dj, not draw banana's on the way to work...



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