Hey guys, I'm in the process of upgrading all my DJ gear, but finding it difficult to settle on the best budget and quality path.
I currently have a Denon DNX-600 2 channel mixer with a NICE internal USB soundcard. I also have an Akai MPD26, an Akai LPD8, a Denon DNSC-2000, 2x Pioneer CDJ800mk2's, Traktor Pro 2 software running on a macbook pro.
Now here's the part of my plan I DO have figured out... I am going to sell my current mixer with internal soundcard to get a Xone:42 4 channel mixer. Then I have 4 channels, BUT then I'm out of a soundcard.
Without a soundcard, I can't run Traktor or any of my MIDI controllers. I can only use the 2x CDJ's I already have. I could sell some of my MIDI controllers and get a third CDJ, but one of my current CDJs tends to randomly restart and power cycles until I manually power it off and back on. This makes it completely unreliable for gigging or recording a mix.
Because it's an older model, it's probably pointless to repair, not to mention I have no idea which part needs repairing. This means my MIDI controller setup is the only 100% reliable setup I could use, but without a soundcard I can't use it. My buddy has a Native Instruments Audio 2 that he'd sell for cheap, but then I'm back to only 2 channels, and the Audio 2 doesn't compare to the internal DNX600 soundcard.
I suppose I could just use the one fully functional CDJ in combo with the 2 channel software to have a total of three channels, but then I still have all these midi controllers combined with 1 CDJ. Seems kinda difficult to lugg all that to a party or something.
What would you guys do?
Any suggestions would be great, really in a pickle on this one.