Kontrol S2, or VCI-100 SE?
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    Default Kontrol S2, or VCI-100 SE?

    Hi guys,

    I've been DJing a while now (mainly house tunes) and am looking to upgrade my current controller (Vestax Typhoon). I'm interested in trying to do some more remixes on the fly using Traktor, as well as playing with the effects settings and cue point juggling, and I'm torn between getting an S2, or a VCI-100.

    What do you think?

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    Jack Bastard
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    Having used both I prefer the 100, it's more professional feeling (ie, not made of plastic).

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    I have a VCI-100se (for sale btw)
    I have never tried the s2 so I can't say which is better.
    I can say... the VCI-100 has a filter knob

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    I couldn't quite work it out based on the shots on the net, but am I right in thinking the VCI doesn't have an on board sound card? Also, I would take you up on buying that VCI, but I'm based in the UK. Sorry fella!

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    The VCI-100 fits into a 15" computer bag without any issues. The S2 is larger than that.

    I have a VCI-100 Arcade Edition. I have yet to experiment with the v4 mapping...but even after a year of practice it is still way more controller than I can really use. I use an Audio 2 external sound card...so it's not really an issue.

    Even with that, I still drool over the S2. I do *really* like that the S2 has balanced outputs. I like having two FX sections. I am less concerned about the filter knob...but that is one of the knobs that I do turn from time to time.
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    VCI:

    Shift button for FX (ugggh)
    No Soundcard
    No Software
    Older Tech

    S2
    Soundcard
    Full Version Software
    Layout represents whats on screen properly
    Newer Tech.

    The only thing the VCI has going for it these days is really the build - metal Vs plastic, but the S2 genuinely feels solid everything is in the correct logical place.

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