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    Default Totally New to this, Need Help

    Hey, I have always loved music with a good beat such as techno, dubstep, trance, and hip hop. I am looking into making some remixes of my favorite songs. About a year ago I messed around with a friend's tractor pro program on his laptop and had a great time with it. I am looking for a simple set up that I Can mess around at home and maybe at a house party if I get good enough. I already have a decent speaker system, an Onkyo surround sound receiver(if that can be used in any way) and good pair of headphones. What is a good dj software program? What else would i need? I read some things on google and is a "controller" what I need?

    Is these some other equipment that a beginner would need? Are one of these something I would need?

    M-Audio Torq Xponent USB MIDI DJ Controller
    Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S2

    Thanks for yalls help,
    Sorry for the noob questions

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    Take a look at this.



    Native Instruments Audio 2 Soundcard. Great little interface and it also comes with the LE Version of Traktor.



    At around $120 USD its a small investment to get you started. You can always upgrade to the full version later on and add controllers when you can afford them.
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    Thanks for the reply. I was really looking into something that had the two turntables and ways to control the software other than using a mouse.

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    Well, if you were to make an investement in some gear what would your budget be? I recommmend downloading the demo for traktor anyway, you can do that from just going on the native instruments website.

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    I actually think i can get my Buddie's copy of tractor pro off of him. He hasn't used it in a year. That will save me some money. As for my budget I am thinking $300 or so optimally. If i can get something alot better for $500 I wouldn't be opposed to spending the money.

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    I will definitely check that traktor demo out in the meantime. Thanks for the advise

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    Wait about a month before you decide on a controller. NAMM is coming up there will be lots of new toys coming out. New Complementary controllers from A&H & NI and maybe even something from DJTT.
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    I am looking into making some remixes of my favorite songs.
    Can someone explain that there is a difference between production and DJing, and software/gear needed is totally different.
    Do you want to perform live or create tracks ?

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    I would def. go with the S2 if your looking for something with two decks. I got mine on ebay for a little over 500 and it comes with traktor pro. Great product. def. worth the money.

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    Thanks for all the feedback everyone! To answer your question I am more interested in performing live than actual recording. I found out for sure that I can get a copy of the tractor 2 pro software.

    The traktor kontrol s2 seems like a solid product. Is there something cheaper out there that I can get of the same quality since I already have the software?

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