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    Hey everyone, I'm sorta New to this so my questions may sound elementary, so bear with me please

    I am using VDJ, I want to switch to Traktor, I am using a Denon MC-6000, and hope to get a controller in the future.

    What is the difference between Traktor Pro, Pro 2, LE 2 and I'm assuming I'm missing some, but that's all that I am aware of NI making.

    Also, I have the chance to get the X1 for $150 on craigslist. good idea?

    Thanks guys
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    a. Whats wrong with the denon,
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    b. why do you want an x1 when the denon is 100x better.
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    For the most flexibility, I'd say Traktor Pro 2.

    The X1 is only a good choice depending on your workflow... while $150 is a good price, it may be worthless if your style doesn't need it.

    And.. what Hoodless said too.

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    vdj has more flexibility that traktor, traktor is more user friendly at an intermediate level and the features are more excessible...

    don't get caught up in the game of gear whoredom, if you need to ask why you need something, then you don't need it. You should also realize that midi controllers are "dumb" it's the software that's smart... the only difference in controllers imo is layout and quality... none of the kontrol series is built to last much longer than the warranty and there are no authorised service centers from what I have read, so if your set on an X1 you better off buying one new, the denon however is built to last and a better option than the X1 is the xone k2
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    hey

    to also answer your question about the software, Traktor Pro 2 is the only one that exists now. Traktor Pro (1) upgraded to version 2 quite a while ago now, and LE has just been discontinued, with the users getting a free upgrade to Pro 2 as well.

    So the only decision now is whether to just go for Traktor Pro 2 or Traktor Scratch Pro 2, the only difference being the second allows you hook up vinyl decks (through an appropriate sound card) to do timecode control.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Nosferatu View Post
    For the most flexibility, I'd say Traktor Pro 2.

    The X1 is only a good choice depending on your workflow... while $150 is a good price, it may be worthless if your style doesn't need it.

    And.. what Hoodless said too.

    Yea, I really dont see a need for it, yet, I just know it would open a door to do something cooler. seems like if I bought it that cheap, it'd be something I'd grow into.

    thanks for the info guys.
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    You have a launchpad! Get on the custom mapping hype!

    I only got an X1 as I needed a controller with encoders (to control FX parameters) but the great thing about the launchpad is when you are bored with it; remap it!!
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    thanks Gribble! sounds like a lot of fun!

    I promised myself I wouldn't take it out until I learned the in's and out's of my 6000. but I might just end up breaking that promise haha.

    I think I might wait until I get Traktor Pro 2 to bother with it. I can't seem to figure it out with VDJ.
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    mapping in vdj is a piece of cake, everything is understandable enough if you can read english and the wiki contains all you need to get started... You can use as many variables or modifiers as you like, you can chain complex macro's together and you have some powerful verbs traktor doesn't offer, these abilities make extra firmware and middleware redundant... vdj's mapping potential isn't limitless but in direct comparison to traktor it seems that way.
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