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    Hi there!! I wanted to ask you one little thing: I'm getting a new setup and I have to choose between Akai MPD 32 or Allen & Heath Xone K2, soo I wanted to know which one do you think will be better for me: I want to use Traktor Pro 2.6 and I usually play Electro & Progressive House (like SHM, TiŽsto, Dada Life and others). Soo, What do you think? I need help!! xD Thanks!! ;D

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    The MPD isn't in the first place a dj-controller. It's a "music production device". Mainly used for producing music. I see you plan to play electro and progressive, so you wouldn't need the velocity-sensitive pad.

    I would go for the Xone K2 because you have much more midi-commands on it and you have a lot more support (with traktor) on the internet (mappings, mods, ...). The Xone is also designed for playing playing music and it has an internal sound card.

    Good Luck!

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    Thanks!!! The problem is that I can't buy any other controller (I don't have enough money xD) soo I looked at the MPD because it was bigger than the X2, it has also faders and knobs, would reach also for music production and I've seen DJs who play with a Drum Machine (such as Skrillex), and also I had to buy something from Native Instruments to get Traktor soo I'll pick Audio 2 (very basic) and the K2 has already a soundcard! but anyway I love the K2! xD btw thanks for commenting!!! ;D

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    Having owned an MPD32, I can't say its very practical for use with Traktor.

    Get the K2. As a bonus, you'll be able to use it as a add-on controller when you get your main controller or a mixer.

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    I think so, as soon as I can get a main controller it will fit very well!! Thank you!! ;D

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    Just one last question: if I could get another modular controller (not more than 175 euros) which one would you recomend me? Thanks ;D

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    If you like to beat juggle, the Midi-Fighter Classic would be hard to beat. Traktor X1's can be had for pretty cheap as well and are good for controlling loops.

    Otherwise, I would save your money for your main mixer purchase.

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    Allright, thank you a lot!!!! ;D

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    Allright, now the very last question!! xD If I had enough money to buy Akai APC 40 and a soundcard, would you pick that or the K2? Thanks!!! ;D

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    Quote Originally Posted by LoveBeat View Post
    Allright, now the very last question!! xD If I had enough money to buy Akai APC 40 and a soundcard, would you pick that or the K2? Thanks!!! ;D
    I wouldn't use a APC 40 for Traktor. Go with either the K2 or X1 IMO.
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