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    Hey guys,

    more newbish questions, but here I go...

    I like the idea of being able to physically use a mixer with traktor and my vci-100, but then again I could just mix internally with a soundcard...

    Should I:

    a.) Buy a Behringer DDM4000 and get a MIDI to USB chord and use the internal sound card on the mixer as my soundcard?

    b) Buy a presonus firebox and mix internally?

    By using the ddm4000, will i lose much quality by using usb instead of a firewire connection? and if i was playing in a club, is it a huge issue if i have my own mixer?


    any help would be grande

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    The ddm-4000 is just a mixer with midi capabilities dude. You will still need to run a soundcard into it. I would get the firebox and program the ddm to complement your vci eg. do the eq'ing on the behringer and the mixing side of things on the vestax
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    will i? from what i've been told you can use it as a soundcard too

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    I could be wrong about that but i would check it out first man. If so, then sweet!
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    yeah, maybe i'll just wait to see if anyone else replies :P

    thanks though man, i'll research a bit more (y)

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    i've got the manual on pdf i'll check that out.
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    the ddm4000 doesn't not have a soundcard. like mentioned it is a dj mixer with midi.

    personally i would get a better quality mixer without midi and the firebox.
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    I agree.
    The midi functions of the DDM are pretty pointless as you have a VCI 100.
    Get the Presonus. Then you are guaranteed first class sound quality.

    You have a mixer on the VCI if you want to mix internally.

    If you really want an external mixer, get one that has nothing that you dont need like FX/Midi etc cus you have all that on the VCI. Just get a simple but quality mixer.

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    If you guys can point out a better 4 channel in the price range of the ddm4000 I would love to hear about it (as I was planning on getting that one).
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    Quote Originally Posted by mpetersen3 View Post
    If you guys can point out a better 4 channel in the price range of the ddm4000 I would love to hear about it (as I was planning on getting that one).
    Same here!

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