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    Default Starter USB Vinyl Setup-Recommendations?

    I'm starting out and I'm looking to DJ using vinyl, but all my music is wavs or mp3s on my computer. Is there a way where I can use vinyl with USB material on it, or something similar? (Forgive me for sounding so clueless haha, I'm only starting out)

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    Get yourself an analog mixer and an external soundcard like the Audio 6 or Rane SL1 and some old (direct drive) turntables. I guess the Stanton's ST.150 or the numark TTX's are good for a beginner. With this setup you control the software (traktor or serato) with your vinyl's (wich are included in the package). A little external controller like the NI x1 or denon HC-1000 is suggested for extra control like cue-points, loops, software effects,....

    Good luck
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    Quote Originally Posted by VincentCools View Post
    Get yourself an analog mixer and an external soundcard like the Audio 6 or Rane SL1 and some old (direct drive) turntables. I guess the Stanton's ST.150 or the numark TTX's are good for a beginner. With this setup you control the software (traktor or serato) with your vinyl's (wich are included in the package). A little external controller like the NI x1 or denon HC-1000 is suggested for extra control like cue-points, loops, software effects,....

    Good luck
    So will I have to use a laptop, I wouldn't be able to put all my music on a USB stick or anything?

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    No. You could play mp3's off a cd deck without needing a PC, or off a controller like the Pioneer XDJ Aero without a PC, but not with vinyl. To do that, you will need a PC to run Traktor or Serato, or whatever DVS (Digital Vinyl System) software you wish.
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    I don't get why almost all people i have seen in here suggest only Traktor or Serato boxes.

    A cheap setup would 2x Reloop RP-2000 mk3's and a Reloop RMX-20 BlackFire Edition, and then an American Audio Versaport soundcard.
    Then just hook it to to VirtualDJ Pro, and you're ready to go.
    Of course you need a couple of timecode vinyls, but that's not so expensive to buy.

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    Not that cheap. VirtualDJ Pro is 300 for just the software. Traktor Scratch with Audio 6 soundcard is only 235. So your already saving 65 and not having to buy a cheap soundcard and timecoded vinyl / cd's.

    Traktor is suggested because it is a relatively cheap solution. What your suggesting comes to 830 (150 per TT, 150 mixer, 50 soundcard, 300 software, and around 30 for Timecoded vinyl).

    On the other hand, you could probably pick up a pair of second hand Technics 1200/1210's with a mixer for around 500-600, and new TS (Traktor Scratch) for 235. So roughly the same price, except you will have what are generally considered the best turntables on the market, they wont loose value, as they will always be worth what you pay. Only depreciating asset there is the soundcard, and that will always be worth something to someone also. Ok, you may not necessarily get the mixer you want in the deal, but it will get you started while you decide on what mixer to go for next.

    To be perfectly honest, there isn't really a much cheaper option than that.
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    Well, then he could use Mixxx, which is free ;-)

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    I would reccommend looking into getting a serato timecode vinyl setuprane-serato-diagram.jpg
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    First play with the software and watch some video's about it. Then decide which suits you the most
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    ^this
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