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    I have bought a new setup (CDJ350s and a DDM4000), works all great, but how do you guys organize music on USB sticks? I haven't found a good way because the two USBsticks need to have the same content...

    Before i had this classic 2 deck setup I DJed with a MIDI-controller, now i really have to learn to beatmatch, phasematching is really easy, but setting the same BPM is not. Any tips how to train that as fast as possible?

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    use rekordbox to organize your music . The way i was using my cdj's 350 before was i organized my usb sticks by genre then subgenre . Cool thing about the cdj 350 is that the bpm can show exemple : 128.5 . Its really accurate

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    Thanks for the fast reply. I'm indeed using Rekordbox, and i'm starting my collection all over again, max. 1000 songs, only 320kbps, and all rekordbox beatgridded . Rekordbox BPM reader only works tight when correctly beatgridded right?

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    From what i remember , all i did was analyze my tracks and transfered them to my usb sticks . worked really well , bpm was tight , super easy to dj with . As you know the cdj 350 only shows one line of text when your browsing , so it would be a really great idea to make some crates. I was seriously amazed with the cdj 350's performance with usb sticks . i used to have cdj 400 before and it was almost not usable due to the fact it took way too long to load.

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    Well, i probably didn't analyze my tracks then . Thanks! By crates you mean taglists or something? One downside of rekordbox (besides it not being stable) is the unabilty of changing tracknames etc from Rekordbox :\.

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    This is kind of off topic but I'm just curious to know why you decided to get a DDM 4000 instead of the DJM-350?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alessandro Savage View Post
    This is kind of off topic but I'm just curious to know why you decided to get a DDM 4000 instead of the DJM-350?
    Just a guess but I think its because there's a lot more features comparable to a more expensive pioneer model but at a cheaper price.
    *Samsung rv 511, 8gb ram, core i5 processor* *Samsung netbook 2gb ram* *Traktor pro 2* *Traktor s4* *midi fighter spectra* *audio technica ath-m50x* *m audio trigger finger pro* *ableton* *fl studio* and a load of other random bits and pieces.... plus I like bacon yo.

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    Indeed, i tried the 350, seemded really solid, but the fx only could be applied to the master. Also i want 4 deck mixer so i can connect my midi controller and laptop. This way i don't need to have all the songs on usb stick whem playing out

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    Agree on that, DJM 350 is solid but really basic. RCA output only, 2 decks + 1 aux..
    That's mainly because of that and the lack of effect on it that i came to controllerism.

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