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    Default Will you buy the Xone K2?

    Just curious how many of you already plan on buying the K2 web it is released. I have had the S2 for a few weeks and am thinking of adding an X1 or a K2. I love knobs/faders/buttons. I figure I could control sample
    Decks with the x1/k2 an not have to toggle the cue buttons.

    Could I also have all 4 effects at my finger tips? 2 on the s2 and 2 on the k2?

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    I like the latching layers and fades on the K2 and will probably buy one or two. Not before I wait to see if NI has something up their sleeves though.
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    No plans to buy it. The vast majority of it would stay un-mapped, and it'd basically end up an X1 that's laid out worse and not labeled.

    I'm perfectly happy with my X1s for the time I'm on TPro, and when I make a change to my DJ setup, it'll be away from controllers.

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    Yessir, already sold my X1. Planning to get 1 or 2 units, not sure yet.

    Regarding the FX, yes, you coul. I had the X1 doing that among other things (http://www.traktorbible.com/freaks/m...ew.aspx?id=199).

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    Agree with chris and mostapha..

    On one hand the latching layers is cool and the fact it has a soundcard also might be attractive to some.

    But for x1 owners, i really dont see a tremendous benefit to adding k2 at least as far as the known capabilities go. The x1 is a great little midi controller for traktor. Unless there is some really cool xlink integration with the db2/4 mixer, i wont be replacing my x1.

    For a new buyer who doesnt already own x1, id say the k2 is worth a look as the latching layers could be useful to pack alot of control into a single controller. Also, if anybody needs a small portable soundcard controller, k2 could pretty much serve as an allinone for those who need something super compact.

    If u have s2, u really cant go wrong with x1 tho.. Its got a great proven track record and functions perfectly with traktor. So unless theres not enough controls on the x1 for ur dj style, its going to be a matter of preference imo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by padi_04 View Post
    Yessir, already sold my X1. Planning to get 1 or 2 units, not sure yet.

    Regarding the FX, yes, you coul. I had the X1 doing that among other things (http://www.traktorbible.com/freaks/m...ew.aspx?id=199).
    Just curious but what made u decide to go the k2 route? More buttons/controls?

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    I'm selling the S4 as well and going a lemur & k2 route. Need a hybrid setup that works as well to process my band live. Throwing in a Saffire Pro 24 as interface.

    Basically I needed faders in a small package.
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    But for x1 owners, i really dont see a tremendous benefit to adding k2 at least as far as the known capabilities go.
    One answer comes to mind: faders to control FX. From the quality of the type of control itself to the potential ability to control several fx parameters or different ones with only one hand (not something you can do with knobs). That's something I really miss from the 1d &2d I used to have.
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    faders for fx usage is awesome, might not look as cool as twisting a knob but is way more versatile imo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by padi_04 View Post
    I'm selling the S4 as well and going a lemur & k2 route. Need a hybrid setup that works as well to process my band live. Throwing in a Saffire Pro 24 as interface.

    Basically I needed faders in a small package.
    Makes sense when u take the s4 out of the equation..

    Thats a super versatile, compact setup ull have for sure.

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