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    So I just got a launchpad and a nanoKontrol, doing traktor 2 mostly hotcues, some fx.

    Paid about 150 total for both (new, i.e. returnable)

    Would I rather have an x1? I know LP has more buttons, but btwn the LP and the nano I have more buttons than I know what to do with.

    What would be *your* ideal minimalist setup for doing anything outside the bedroom? It would be nice to never have to touch the computer during a set... so browsing and deck loading would be nice.

    Price is a real factor, and I dislike jogs (though Ean's new DM vid on the S2 was a bit fun!)

    Thanks!

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    Personally, i like the Kontrol X1 better
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    X1 is GodTier

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    The X1 was tailored for Traktor, whereas the Launchpad was made for Ableton. Epicly minimalist setup would be Kontrol X1 + Xone:2D for me, although haven't had a hand on either of those controllers.
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    my own mini setup is to just use my idj. my next best fav minimal setup is probably a launchpad and djm101 for traktor. both those 2 setups cost me exactly 100quid each. a launchpad and x1 would be awesome but i'd miss not having actual faders and def miss not having a cross fader. tho using nothing other than a single ldp8 is also a lot of fun with some creative multi layers.
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    X1 for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by photojojo View Post
    X1 for me.
    if i hadn't already bought tp2 i probably would have gone for the x1+tp2 deal just to see what the x1 is like. it does look very cool i must admit.
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    Sell the TP2 you already bought.
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    Quote Originally Posted by photojojo View Post
    Sell the TP2 you already bought.
    true and must admit i have been thinking about that, or selling the license that comes with the X1 if thats possible. i took the el cheapo route with my current license buying a 2nd hand traktor3 license and then upgrading it to tp2, but i guess there's no reason why i couldn't xfer the traktor3 and the tp2 upgrade to someone else. got all of september for that offer anyway it think...
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    Maybe wait and see if and what the X2 like?
    If not go for the X1 with TP2
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