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  1. #1
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    Default Pioneer DDJ SZ with Traktor....Yay....or Nay?

    I don't want to get into the Traktor v Serato battle,

    But I really want the SZ, I've been pondering an upgrade of my n4 for ages, reading and watching countless reviews, looking at all the options, having used both Serato & Traktor , I prefer Traktor, it does what I want it to do and I understand there are good mappings available for the SZ for Traktor. At the same time, not the biggest fan of Kontrol S4

    However, I feel if I forked out the 2 grand to use it with Traktor it would not get the full use of what the SZ was designed for...Serato only, I have no desire to change my workflow to Serato either!

    Plus I am starting to use the Traktor broadcast function a lot as of late. I also use an F1 for remix decks.

    Anybody out there have any advice?

    PS: At a huge long shot, as with the DJ T1 & S1, I wish a DDJ TZ Traktor version came out in future...although with Native Instruments plugging their own gear....will probably never happen!

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    The integration will be worse in Traktor, so I wouldn't spend that much on a controller only to use inferior software.

    The CDJ 900s/2000s have proper Traktor integration and there's the X1 for FX control; if you buy used they should cost less than the SZ in total.
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    Funnily enough cdj 900 / djm 850 is what was also thinking of, just cos I can wean myself off traktor and get used to the cdj format which is pretty much club standard!

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    I would take CDJ900s over a controller any day.
    Bedroom DJ | Beat Up Pioneer DJM-800 | Pioneer CDJ2000 and CDJ1000MK3 | 2 x Mackie MR8MKII | Sennheiser Amperior

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