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  1. #1
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    Default Controller help please :-))

    After taking a 7 year break from djing I'm after getting back into it, A lots changed in the time I've been away :-)) I sold my cdj1000 mk3's and djm600 , but kept my sl1210's , as I've still got 1000's of my old vinyl I started djing in 1990 I've been a resident dj at a few clubs during the 90's My problem is space (lack of :-)) So the controller looks my best bet

    My mixing will be mainly beat mixing with hopefully using efx , loops etc

    Been looking at the ddj-sx , BUT
    Open to suggestions on hardware and software

    I'm new to digital laptop djing

    Any help much appreciated

    Many thanks
    Mark :-))

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    If you enjoy playing on 1200's, you'll get better platter response (for the most part) from Serato controllers - NS6, NS7, VCI-300/380 and I'd assume the DDJ-SX is along the same lines. It really comes down to you how you prefer to play and what features are most important to you. I prefer Serato's workflow over Traktors, while other folks prefer extensive midi mapping and customization that Traktor offers.
    SSL - DJM 800 - Technic 1200's - X1 - ITCH - NS6 - VCI-300

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    thanks for the input
    ill check them out

    also looked at serato & traktor and tbh
    prefer the layout in traktor , but again not used either yet,
    so maybe i just need to try them both

    cheers

    mark :-))

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    if you choose traktor and if you dont just have to have jog wheels to feel like a DJ, i strongly recommend the akai APC40.... its cheap, its solid, and it has enough real estate to support all in one functionality.
    tsp2/ableton live 9 w/ push/windows 7/audio 6/rokit 5/innofader equiped akai apc40/2xtechnics sl1200mk2/Midi-Fighter 3D/gumby action figure


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    thanks
    ,but unfortunately i would still like my controller to resemble a set of decks/mixer

    cheers

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    Traktor Kontrol S4 all the way.
    Traktor Kontrol Z2 | (2) Pioneer CDJ-2000 | Traktor Kontrol X1 | Traktor Scratch Pro 2.6
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    A&H Xone 4d and TSP certified device upgrade kit.

    Loads of midi to map in Traktor, built in quality audio interface with timecode support, you can spin your vinyl without switching the computer on .....
    The jogs are pants tho lol so I'll also say DNX1600 + 2 DNSC2000 s + TSP cert upgrade kit ..... for the same reasons

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    If you're feeling Traktor the S4 will do you justice, plus you can use it as a mixer for your 1200's if you still mix internally.
    If you don't have haters, you're not doing it right

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