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    Quote Originally Posted by Shishdisma View Post
    You mean you hauled your personal mixer into a club setup? Because not every place you play at will have a 900, unless you only play at home (like I said above).
    The 900 is showing up a lot now in venues its true. So by having it at home and having all the drivers set up proper it means you don't have to take it with you, you can plug into the clubs 900.

    I have an Audio 10 anyway so no biggy.

    The 2000 does look like a monster but the 900 would be more than enough for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shishdisma View Post
    If you can put up the extra ~$200-$300 for the 2k, the 2k is infinitely more worth it. The scratch certification is moot, you're going to need a Traktor card anyway unless you only play in the bedroom, and the 2k has an 8-out card for anything but timecode. Virtually every single part of the 2k is more powerful or usable.
    The DJM2000 is a bit of a white elephant. All bling and no real substance. I'm yet to see anyone do anything remotely good with all the flashy features. And that touchscreen is a massive fail.

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    The 900 is turning up a lot; I don't even play out much and I've run into it a few times already. I don't like Pioneer gear generally but I can't hate on the 900 - the sound quality is great, the effects are pretty easy to use from what I could tell. I didn't use them much because you really need to practice on a mixer like that before using the effects out or you just sound like crap. I don't particularly like how heavy handed the effects sound; whenever I hear them out I recognize them immediately and it's annoying more than smooth, but I'm sure there are people who have learned how to play them more subtly.

    I don't particularly like the feel of the mixer at all though. The knobs look nice but don't feel that great to me compared to nearly every other mixer I've used (I think only Behringer has felt worse to me). But that's a personal thing.

    I also have never used TSP certification on it. I played through an Audio 8 every time because I didn't trust myself to get it working right in time (never had more than a few minutes to set up with it) and didn't want to take the chance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by djproben View Post
    The knobs look nice but don't feel that great to me compared to nearly every other mixer I've used (I think only Behringer has felt worse to me). But that's a personal thing.
    Interesting, I think the knobs feel perfectly fine to me... good if anything. Nice rubber.

    I had a go the DB4 and funnily enough really didn't like the feel of the faders at all, or the dry/wet fx buttons and the gap from the unit. The eqs and filters felt really good though. Something about it feels a touch more "flimsy" than the 900. Maybe that is personal preference.

    I wish I loved the DB4 as it's clearly the "cooler" of the two mixers... but I think I just find too many shortcomings with it when comparing pros and cons with 900 and at the price I don't want to find anything missing from my requirements.

    I'm thinking of adding some external fx processors (Vermona Action Filter 3 / Maybe a delay pedal/ maybe a RMX-1000) to my set up and the DB4 has no send / return. I know with it's built in fx it doesn't need it but i just didn't find em intuitive though clearly i could have played on it for longer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oliosky View Post
    The DJM2000 is a bit of a white elephant. All bling and no real substance. I'm yet to see anyone do anything remotely good with all the flashy features. And that touchscreen is a massive fail.
    So you're basically saying you have no idea what you're talking about? The 2k doesn't has any flashy features over the 900, just more control and comfort. The effects units are relatively the same, trading the useless spiral and melodic with an adjustable gate, and a pulse delay, as well as having a full EQ on the effects, giving you per-band control of the effects sound. The filters are also full 7-5 pots, without that annoying detent in the middle.

    If you don't see how the touchscreen useful, if not mix changing, you either have never got to grips with it, or just flat out don't know what it does.

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    I agree that the 2K does give you more control over fx. That is what its all about...

    To say it's a white elephant is perhaps a little harsh but I dont think it's caught on as much as Pioneer would have liked.

    Just for me personally it's over kill. I don't need / want that much control over fx.

    I mainly use eqs and like that the 900 (as well as the 2000) have isolator eqs
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shishdisma View Post
    So you're basically saying you have no idea what you're talking about? The 2k doesn't has any flashy features over the 900, just more control and comfort. The effects units are relatively the same, trading the useless spiral and melodic with an adjustable gate, and a pulse delay, as well as having a full EQ on the effects, giving you per-band control of the effects sound. The filters are also full 7-5 pots, without that annoying detent in the middle.

    If you don't see how the touchscreen useful, if not mix changing, you either have never got to grips with it, or just flat out don't know what it does.
    show me an example where any of the quickly googled "facts" you outline above sound good then? What on earth does "mix changing" mean?
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    Quote Originally Posted by oliosky View Post
    show me an example where any off the quickly googled "facts" you outline sounds good then? What on earth does "mix changing" mean?


    And just a note, I really love the "I'm a know it all cuntbag" tone to all your posts. Makes me feel better about myself when I think I might be a bit of an asshole online, I just see your asshattery on here and I realise "its coo".
    Don't rise to it dude...

    Can we seriously not have a discussion on here any more?

    @Shishdisma thanks for your input on the 2k but i'm not interested in that mixer. More want to hear from peeps why they dig the 900 and don't want peeps staying out of this thread cause it's a flame war.

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    I don't own a DJM-900 but I have used it many times already and I must say I like it very much. I even like better than the DJM-2000 to be honest.
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    I own a 900 and i love it. I also was stuck between the two but ended up wanting the 900 more. 1st because its form factor was just the perfect set up for home. I mean a 2000 is just wayyyyy too much and the likely hood of me ever seeing a 2000 is a club is nil, where as 900s are showing up more and more. Traktor cert makes it even better in my eyes. Yeah I need a soundcard if I play out with traktor, but honestly, I use my S2 is I plan to play out most the time, although I primarily just use CDs.

    Colors effects are extremely useful, and I like the touch strip for a one shot effect at a speed I want. For a building effect with increased rate I tend to still use the buttons but for random roll to give a shot the touch pad is dope. So far I'm not in the least regretting it at all.

    Plus my cdjs turn red!

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