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    Default DDJ-SX or CDJ-700's

    I know this really comes down to preference, but I'd like to see what you guys think.

    Option 1:
    A pair of Gemini CDJ 700's and a good second hand 4 channel mixer. This set up would be strictly for home use and practice. This would be good because I think that it would help me be more familiar with a club setup. I've owned a pair of numark ndx-400's and shitty numark m4 mixer, but I still think if I were to show up to a club with cdj 2000's and a djm 800, I would be lost. I do alot of house parties and small outdoor events, but I'm really trying to break into the club scene. We have alot of good clubs here, and I know all the right people.


    Option 2:
    The Pioneer ddj-sx. This looks like everything I have ever wanted in a controller. This would be awesome, because I do really enjoy playing big house parties and doing mobile gigs. Not only that, but it seems like I could record some awesome mixes with this thing and really have some fun with it. The past year I have been using a mixtrack pro and feel like I'm djing with a childrens toy.


    So I guess it's either Nice home setup for practice and keep my shitty controller for my mobile gigs, or I get the ddj-sx and wait some time before I can afford a good bedroom setup that I can practice on for the clubs.


    Thanks in advance for the replies!

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    Bump... No suggestions?

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    love my ddjsx. sturdy but light, thatd be my vote

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    I am currently looking into these options aswell. Since Pioneers are way to expensive i looked into the 700's with a good second hand mixer or a ddj sx. Another option that came to my mind was the Gemini CDMP 7000 but the mixer is not midi capable and only has 3 channel. So i am looking into this thread every day to get some ideas and recommendations. I know that everybody needs to find ones one way but maybe someone points out a flaw in a product that i have missed. My VCI 100 is faulty as f**k so i need to get something anyway and instead of buying a s2 i would like to upgrade and go 4 channel. That is just my addition to the topic

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    You can certainly do a lot more with the DDJ SX, I would go for that without hesitation.

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    Definitely the DDJ-SX over anything from Gemini. You should be able to set up Serato/Traktor to emulate a pair of CDJs pretty accurately if you need the practice, and the physical layout is almost the same.
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    over gemini? ddj-sx definitely!
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    Traktor Pro 2 / S2 MK2 / X1 MK2 / Audio6 / Pioneer HDJ2000 / Westone UM3X / rMBP 13 inch 2014 (2.8 GHz) / Focal Alpha 50

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    ddj sx
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    Especially for house parties/ mobile shit - SX.
    Just plug and play.

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    DDJ-SX is probably higher quality.

    And if you want it to be more like a club setup, just put the laptop where you can't really see it and only use it for loading tracks……used like that, it feels a hell of a lot like using a CDJ + Mixer setup with broken screens……just a few small layout changes.

    And when you want it to "do more", it's already there.

    It's not a question as far as I'm concerned. The DDJ-SX just wins. Then again, I think the same is pretty much true until you're actually comparing it to stuff that costs several times more than it does. Though I'm a bit biased.

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