How many of you use 4 decks in traktor?
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    Default How many of you use 4 decks in traktor?

    im at a cross roads currently, after receiving my Launchpad i quickly made a tsi for four deck mixing that i love alot, but im left to having to use the faders on my APC 20 as the vol. faders and filter faders. the problem with this is that i dont have a full EQ section, only hi mid and low kills. this isnt much of a problem since i use kills anyways but it makes me very nervous not having knobs there incase i do wanna add some bass instead of kill it. also, the faders on my APC 20 may have their lifes shortened by being slammed down while im mixing. i dont really have the money to spit out for an X Session, and i really dont wanna add to my list of expanding midi controllers since im running out of room in my cramped apt.

    the reason why i ask this question is because i can easily use my X1 as a mixer for 2 deck control, and then use my Launchpad as the deck controls and the APC as an effects controllers. but that limits me to 2 decks. so is 4 decks worth it?

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    2 deck seems enough for me right now, plus 4 deck isnt that good when the songs change pretty often unlike progressive house etc.

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    i use 4 decks quite a bit (i pretty much do live mash ups through out my sets). However, before you start using 4 decks, figure out what you wana do with it. if you just use 4 decks for the sake of using 4 decks its not gona be worth your time
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    And theoretically you could have the X1 control all four decks with some modifiers and or shift buttons.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IznremiX View Post
    i use 4 decks quite a bit (i pretty much do live mash ups through out my sets). However, before you start using 4 decks, figure out what you wana do with it. if you just use 4 decks for the sake of using 4 decks its not gona be worth your time
    Not to mention your mixes will sound like mud when you try and layer too many sounds.

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    well, ive used 4 decks alot, and i enjoy it. this isnt like a "should i adventure with 4 decks" type of things. im just trying to get some ideas and thoughts from the group if a ful mixer is worth it and such.

    also, big fan IznRemix.


    and, i hate modifiers >
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gryz View Post
    And theoretically you could have the X1 control all four decks with some modifiers and or shift buttons.
    ^this

    ...why don't you just add a deck select button so you switch between A/C and B/D. Split your apc20 down the middle then control it that way, kinda like all other 2 deck controllers give 4 deck functionality.
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    AND.. you have traktor pro 2 so instead of going for 4 decks, why don't you map 2 decks and 2 sample decks to the APC20, since you don't even use 4 decks yet? that way you can decide if you would use a 3rd or 4th deck..
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    your sig says you have a numark stealth and mixdeck? If so, why buy an x-session?
    plus, why wouldn't you be able to use the launchpad for more than 2 decks? that's 64 buttons, plus the ones along the sides!!
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    ok, you guys are confused. ive been using 4 decks for months. and the Launchpad is mapped for 4 decks, with full cue control and such.
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