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    Default I NEED OPINIONS!!! Traktor kontrol S4 vs the new pioneer DDJ-SX

    As we all know serato dj is being released Nov. 1st. I was just about to buy a traktor S4 but then i heard about the DDJ SX. I just wanted to get a second opinion on this, because im currently sold on the DDJ SX. I don't mind switching to Serato as im not really an effects guy, I just do simple mixing (old school way) and use cue points. But i also heard about izoptope effects being integrated into the new Serato software, so thats a plus. Price and the size of the controller doesn't matter for me either.So what are you opinions??? let me know.

    PS. I am still a novice dj, been doing it properly for almost a year. I currently use a VSM4 mapped to traktor pro 2. I do small house party gigs, nothing big but i produce my own tracks aswell. I usually mix house tracks, sometimes hip hop, pop, trance, dubstep etc. depending on the audience.

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    s4 is 800 the ddj is 1200..

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    Quote Originally Posted by AllDay View Post
    s4 is 800 the ddj is 1200..
    its selling at guitar center for 1000, but with my discount i can get it for 800 and the s4 for 650

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaykeen View Post
    its selling at guitar center for 1000, but with my discount i can get it for 800 and the s4 for 650
    They lowered it then there review. I would say pioneers would be better as it has the drum pads!

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    The s4 is amazing. Everyone loves it for a reason. Do yourself a favor and pick the s4!

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    Pioneer looks better

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    The standalone mixer with the pioneer does it for me. Very handy.
    It's not the gear. It's how you use it.
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    I'm also a VMS4 user and have ordered the DDJ SX.
    The only ting about S4 that might be better is the jog wheel is better intergrated to Traktor and I personaly like better a knob to set lenght of loops with. The DDJ SX is a standalon mixer witch I as a VMS user ca't live without. It has larger buttons for almost everything, touch strip, Talkover and if your not a scratch DJ it would do much better as a traktor controller the the S4. I will be mapping it to Traktor so if I don't like the Serato DJ it gets a traktor sticker on it
    DJ setup 1 - Pioneer XDJ-Aero, Pioneer DDJ-SP1, Mixvibes Cross, Macbook Air 13", Pioneer HDJ 2000. DJ setup 2 - NI Kontrol F1, Z1, X1mkII, Traktor Pro2, Macbook Air 13", Pioneer HDJ 2000 w. Production - iMac 21.5", Motu 828x, Icon Qcon Pro + EX, Nektar Panorama P4, Propellerhead Reason, Mashine Mikro(drum programer in Reason)

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    I have the S1, had the S4 and an F1 with Scratch, and still have a MF3d. The S1 was awesome. Pioneer nailed their first controller and can't wait to see what happens with this one

    I really really want MF3d to play well with DJ. Please
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    Quote Originally Posted by zimfella View Post
    The standalone mixer with the pioneer does it for me. Very handy.
    ^^This

    But until we get a good look at Serato's new software, or see how well (or not) the SX can control Traktor, I would wait a few weeks before choosing.

    (That said im tempted to go SX just for the looks!)

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