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    Default Thinking of changing over to having an external mixer what audio interface etc

    Just generally looking for some things I should think over.

    I've always thought a controller like the pioneer ddj-t1 was the way forward, but I'm now thinking I might get an X1 and a mixer. But to do 4 deck mixing what audio interface would I need, or otherwise if I just went with two channels, what would be a good quality audio interface to go with.

    All comments etc welcome.

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    you can get a used audio 8 for like $150 which is what I would do without a doubt. Check ebay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xonetacular View Post
    you can get a used audio 8 for like $150 which is what I would do without a doubt. Check ebay.
    What this guys said.

    If I didn't need jog wheels, I would go mixer + X1's before a controller. Unless I needed/wanted an easy plug and play with a small footprint.
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    An audio 8 will cover all the bases. Its a cracking soundcard.

    You might well wanna jump on the DVS/Timecode bandwagon if youre just rocking an X1. To do that you'll need traktor SCRATCH pro, and some multicore cables (which are a godsend), that'll set you back some monies. It all adds up, etc.
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    Don't forget if you get a Traktor certified mixer you don't need an audio card.
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    Quote Originally Posted by photojojo View Post
    Don't forget if you get a Traktor certified mixer you don't need an audio card.
    Not very portable and you still have to pay for the upgrade. I had this dilemma and just plumped for the audio 10 tsp2 package, an x1 and a second hand djm800. Weren't cheap but I'm super happy
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    I got a used Audio 6 for next to nothing I like it more than the Audio 6 because I don't need multicore cables to do DVS, I'm pretty sure with the Audio 8 you do I could be wrong though. Also It has plenty of ins and outs for me I don't ever use more than 4 although I may in the future to route the sampler but that's another story.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bartboy View Post
    I got a used Audio 6 for next to nothing I like it more than the Audio 6 because I don't need multicore cables to do DVS, I'm pretty sure with the Audio 8 you do I could be wrong though. Also It has plenty of ins and outs for me I don't ever use more than 4 although I may in the future to route the sampler but that's another story.
    You don't need multicores with an audio 8 it's a normal soundcard with ins and outs

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    Quote Originally Posted by photojojo View Post
    Don't forget if you get a Traktor certified mixer you don't need an audio card.
    Anyone want to buy a pristine condition Korg Zero 4..?

    Serious... its going in the Buy & Sell thread this week. Just do not use it, never have.

    Back on topic, sorry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by photojojo View Post
    Don't forget if you get a Traktor certified mixer you don't need an audio card.
    Good point... but go with an Audio 8 and a plain Jane 4 channel mixer with good sound quality... you can get it used too. This way, when you go to play at a friends house or even travel to play in a club you don't need to lug a mixer around with you!

    I use the Audio 8... I love it. Great sound quality, small package, fits easily in my DJ bag as a carry-on for air-travel... could you imagine having to check your $2000 mixer?... nah, I think not!

    Also, someone mentioned getting into the DVS swing of things... that's a personal choice, (how I roll) but I think you might have to give up the sync button??? (pls correct me if I'm wrong)

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