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    Default Need DJ controller recommendations for my Cubase setup. Please help!

    Hello. This is my first post here.

    I am looking for a dj controller that I can use to record, for example, scratching on already existing tracks I have on Cubase.

    I have a MacBook Pro with two USB outlets. One will need the Cubase dongle so I will only have one USB outlet left.

    I also use a M-Audio ProFire 610 which has two mic/line inputs.

    I don't need a top-of-the-line controller, just one that will get the job done.

    Any recommendations will be greatly appreciated.

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    What software will you use? I'm not familliar with controlling cubase with dj controllers, but I've never seen anybody do it.

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    Well, you'll have to be patient with me. Before this I only recorded acoustic music so this is new to me.

    If I have some tracks on my Cubase software which are almost complete. How would I record some scratching on those tracks via a DJ device?

    I would probably end up using Serato software in the DJ device because that comes with most devices.

    If the DJ device has two balanced outputs, could I just run those into my interface and feed that into Cubase?

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    I would recommend taking a look at some of the scratching VSTs.

    Scratch It from Z3 is free - it's a bit bare-bones, but could be what you're looking for.

    With something like that, you probably don't really need a controller at all.

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    That would be a better choice, routing sound from dj software back into Cubase is kind of a pain. It will create latency, introduce noise and will use a lot of grunt from your computer.

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