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    Hey All,

    I've got a little question for you all.
    Im a Bedroom dj from Holland and music is really my life.
    I started Dj'ing/mixing i think about 2 years ago.
    Nowadays I use a Numark Total Control with a Laptop and Virtual DJ.
    But i feel now my controller limits my capabilities and I want to move on too a professional controller.

    I've got a budget of about 500-800 Euros (670-1070 in dollars).
    I'm looking for a full system (2 turntables + mixer) that i can hook up on my laptop and use software with it. What do u guys recommend?

    On the forums i read that a lot of you guys use traktor, what do you think? I'm still oke with Virtual DJ or should I switch to traktor?

    Let me know

    Greets,

    Vurrnn

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    If you are happy with Virtual DJ you don't have to switch (it will cost you more as you'll see below). You should however take a look at the free demo and broaden your knowledge.

    Turntable:
    The Technics 1200/1210 MK2 are the default devices here, however since they aren't produced anymore prices have gone up. There's a good chance that they will last you a lifetime. There might be cheaper options but others have to help me out on this since I never had other TTs.

    Mixer:
    These days I recommend Numark X5. It is a two channel mixer which offers a great quality at a very low price.

    Soundcard:
    You'll need a dedicated soundcard. Even among non-Traktor users the Traktor Audio 2/6/10 are great in terms of sound-quality, drivers and build-quality. You even get Traktor Pro 2 for free currently if you buy any of those.

    So all in all it looks like this

    2x used Technics 1210 MK2 ~600
    1x Numark X5 180
    1x Traktor Audio 2 220
    2x Timecode for Virtual DJ 20
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    TOTAL: 1.020
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    This is above your budget but you could probably replace the turntables with cheaper ones if anyone has a good recommendation.

    If you want to use timecode with Traktor Pro, you'd have to use the Certfied Upgrade Kit for another 300.
    I couldn't find a way to upgrade from Traktor Pro 2 (which comes with the TA6) to Traktor Pro Scratch 2 or Traktor Scratch DUO 2.
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    Thanks for the quick reply Hedgehog.

    Maybe i should have been more clear, but im not really looking for vinyl players.
    I was more thinking in the direction of Numark, Traktor Kontrol, Denon.
    These complete systems with 2 players and a mixer build in together.

    Soundcard:
    You'll need a dedicated soundcard. Even among non-Traktor users the Traktor Audio 2/6/10 are great in terms of sound-quality, drivers and build-quality. You even get Traktor Pro 2 for free currently if you buy any of those.
    I own a Numark DJ IO soundcard. Does it get the job done or u still recommend buying a Traktor soundcard?

    Thanks again for the effort

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    Oh sorry I mistunderstood you.
    So you want an All In One DJ solution.
    There are a crapload of different controllers available.
    You're also perfectly fine with your Numark DJ IO then.

    Some I can recommend (just to name a few).

    Traktor Kontrol S2 (550)



    Numark NS6 (950)



    Novation Twitch (460)



    Denon DN MC6000 (700)



    Vestax VCI-300 MK2 (570)

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    Thanks for the help, ill be checking them out.

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    Go to a local dealer/showroom and test them
    There's nothing like the hands-on experience.
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    +1 on the hands-on. Its nice to be given a list of controllers to buy, its not so nice buying something you don't end up liking. Find a shop near you that has demo models out, and give 'em a play.
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