Shifting from DJM-750 to DJM-900 Nexus
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    Default Shifting from DJM-750 to DJM-900 Nexus

    Hello,
    Just wanted to know your thoughts on transitioning from one mixer to another.

    If someone practices on a Pioneer DJM-750 Mixer for a good couple of years and is then given the club standard DJM-900 to perform, how difficult would the transition be for that person.

    Could you'll also share your journey towards moving from mediocre gear to club standard gear. How difficult it was and how to adapt to high end gear.

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    If you are familiar with DJing and understand signal flow, you should be able to learn how to use any mixer within a few minutes.

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    This is a non-problem if you're a confident DJ. Faders are faders, knobs are knobs, and for the most part, they're labelled so you'll know what they all do!

    You won't instantly master a mixer the first time you play on it, but you'll manage.

    There comes a point when you just have to say "fuck it" and rely on your skills to get you by. Your confidence will grow when you start doing this.
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    I have been to BPM in the uk (www.visitbpm.co.uk) for a few years now , and at home I have an Allen&Heath Xone:4D

    the mixer on different hardware is easy to apply your own style of play on. It's when you get to the features that are non standard between manufacturers. ie the effects, filters etc.

    Once I'd worked out the non standard aspects that are different, then the standard things eg: gain, hi, mid, lo, volume fader I can use standard things just as I would on my own mixer at home without a problem and do my own style of smooth eq blending.


    driving a car is another analogy.
    once you can drive, then you can drive any car. but every car is different and has it's own characteristics, nuances and differences, but driving is virtually the same.

    using decks is the same situation as well.


    one skill to learn is to manually beatmatch, and that almost guarantees you can play on the vast majority f hardware out there. assuming the decks have a pitch fader or similar.
    It also is your get out of jail card, if something goes wrong.
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    Thank you so much for your replies.
    Understood that practice and confidence is key in moving onto unfamiliar gear.


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    Filters.
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    Hello, Just wanted to know...
    How much does it affect to have a single color effects knob on the DJM-750 and a per channel color effects knob on the 900 ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by oneadnonlyzedd View Post
    Hello, Just wanted to know...
    How much does it affect to have a single color effects knob on the DJM-750 and a per channel color effects knob on the 900 ?
    It's much more easier to use dedicated knob without the need to check what channel is being selected.

    But some other (non-Pionner) mixers that have a single filter knob also have a dedicated FX select button under each channel so it's a advantage: you can select 2 or more channels to be filtered with a single knob (for example: you have vocals on deck C and remix/stems on deck D).
    Unfortunately, DJM-750 does not have it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oneadnonlyzedd View Post
    Hello, Just wanted to know...
    How much does it affect to have a single color effects knob on the DJM-750 and a per channel color effects knob on the 900 ?
    Much better to have one color effects knob per channel, it's just much more intuitive to play
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