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    Default In dire need of help :O

    Alright just to make things clear, i have searched for hours probably days for a set up that i think would suite me but so far no luck that is why i have finally joined this forum and decided to ask the members of the forum for some helpful advice.

    Well now that thats out of the way i'll explain my situation.
    First off the only experience i ahve had with djing is at my school dance with my laptop.
    My current equipment would be a MACBOOK PRO 13", Bose Quiet 15 Noise-Canceling Headphone ... yea not much
    The genre of music i would mix would be house music, electro-house, progressive house, trance (progressive, vocal), dubstep, DnB, and Techno soo yea mainly EDM
    Now my budget is under $800
    My intent is to start out djing at house parties, under 18 parties to make a bit of cash here & there to later on upgrade my equipment.
    My software of choice would be traktor pro 2 because i am huge effects guy
    While conducting my search for the controller suited for me I was heavely attracted to the Traktor S4 **drools** but sadly i feel like which my beginner skill should probably try something cheaper to get the feel of djing and once i feel confident, i would progress to better equip.

    So know that you know my situation please in your opinion which controller would best suit me?

    Keep in consideration I need something easily mappable to traktor, and the controller must have some room for easily accessible fx controls :P and look acceptable in a under 18 club environment :/

    BTW some controllers i got my eye on are :
    VCI 100 ARCADE
    NOVATION TWITCH
    AMERICAN AUDIO
    RELOOP Digital Jockey 2

    and possibly an add on of a KONTROL X1

    I am open to any suggestions

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    I don't think an s4 is out of your range at all. You can probably pick one up used. And honestly if you can afford it why not? End of the day if you are thinking S4 later on then it will save you money. Especially if thats what you really want, you will always look at your gear and be like I want to upgrade, or I feel limited sort of thing.

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    I don't wanna sound like a spoiled brat or anything but my parents were willing to buy the Trakor S4 for me :/ but you know i am scared that i'll buy it then not get any gigs and stuff ergo end up wasting their money, plus i am also getting into music production so that will cost me some cash too :P so thats why i am looking for a cheaper alternative to get the hang of it first and see if i can get some small gigs first then ether upgrade to some higher quality controller in future or get some cdjs

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    NI is coming out with a traktor kontrol s2 which might be worth waiting for
    And it should be in your price range (somewhere from $500-700)
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    it may just be the one for me but i know it probably won't be shown till winter nam 2012 :/ i was hopin to get a controller by the end of summer

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    Quote Originally Posted by Junior P View Post
    NI is coming out with a traktor kontrol s2 which might be worth waiting for
    And it should be in your price range (somewhere from $500-700)
    wait, what?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrPopinjay View Post
    wait, what?
    http://www.djtechtools.com/forum/sho...ght=traktor+s2
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    Hey, thanks for the link dude! Missed that one.
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    any suggestion other then s4? :/

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    The s4 is bland and uninspired. Twitchytwitchtwitchtwitch!
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