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    hey guys im thinking on picking up a korg zero 8 again but this time is to control ableton i want to know who has one that can give me some cons and pro about it before i buy it thanks

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    just read a hefty review on the zero4, as i'm thinking of picking one up. apparently it's got a "bucketload" of features, the only con the author wrote about was the build quality being questionable (plastic pots).

    http://www.skratchworx.com/reviews/zero4.php
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    Quote Originally Posted by luigislaperig View Post
    hey guys im thinking on picking up a korg zero 8 again but this time is to control ableton i want to know who has one that can give me some cons and pro about it before i buy it thanks
    My little brother had the KorgZero8 that he ran three turntables, Ableton, Serato, An Akai MPD.

    He enjoyed it, and could do some wicked Scratch/Dubstep routines, but he eventually traded the Zero8 in and picked up the Vestax VCM600.
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    Quote Originally Posted by djhipnotikk View Post
    just read a hefty review on the zero4, as i'm thinking of picking one up. apparently it's got a "bucketload" of features, the only con the author wrote about was the build quality being questionable (plastic pots).

    http://www.skratchworx.com/reviews/zero4.php
    I picked up a Zero 4 recently because of the massive price drop and feature list. I only have a few complaints, and nothing about the build quality. When people describe the build quality of the Zero line in reviews, they seem to liken the Zero to being similar to a korg padKontrol, all plastic, very cheap, when in fact, it's really sturdy. Yes it has plastic pots. Don't hit them with hammers when you're playing and they won't snap off, pretty simple.
    Only complaints are:
    -There is a quick drop in audio when switching inputs from Firewire audio, to audio+midi, to midi only.
    -the Sampler isn't very useful for more than 1 shots
    -the BPM detection when not receiving a master clock externally isn't very accurate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jasonj View Post
    traded the Zero8 in and picked up the Vestax VCM600.
    Wise man thats what would do

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    [QUOTE=BentoSan;55695]Wise man thats what would do [/QUO

    yea i like the vcm alot but at that price i prefer the zero 8....u know im on a budget and im looking in ways to save up

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    Quote Originally Posted by BentoSan View Post
    Wise man thats what would do
    Yeah he really enjoys his set up now, running Serato through Ableton to live loop his scratch routines while mashing up various dubstep etc... tracks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jasonj View Post
    Yeah he really enjoys his set up now, running Serato through Ableton to live loop his scratch routines while mashing up various dubstep etc... tracks.
    man tell your brother to contact me lol he would be the perfect guy that i need to talk to to help decide between the vcm or the zero 8 lol

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    Ive also had a zero 4 for a while now, all Phaidons complaints are valid, other than that it is a very versatile and nice to use mixer.

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    I have the Zero4.

    If something happens and your Firewire connection severs, it's a pain in the ass to get any audio up and running again. Including regular cd's. So be careful.

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