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    HI all

    I am the happy owner of two Traktor Kontrol S4s and after many year of use, I am thinking of moving to the next level. I still want to continue use Traktor but want a better sound card and the flexibility of using just CDJs/XKJs only if I want to.

    I always play for decks and I am wondering if the Pioneer DJM-900NXS2 4-Channel Digital DJ Mixer with (2) XDJ-1000MK2 will allow me to play 4 Traktor decks. This is the set up that I am considering.

    I also want the ability to use my current library in iTunes of 40,000 items without having to convert anything to Recordbox.

    It is going to be a $5,000 investment to I am trying to get as much feedback as possible to make sure this is the right move. I have the latest Mac Os and Traktor versions.

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    1) Traktor doesn't have HID support for the XDJ-1000MK2, so you can't use them to control Traktor.

    2) If you want to be able to use CDJs/XDJs without Traktor as well, you will need to convert your collection to Rekordbox anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ErikMinekus View Post
    1) Traktor doesn't have HID support for the XDJ-1000MK2, so you can't use them to control Traktor.

    2) If you want to be able to use CDJs/XDJs without Traktor as well, you will need to convert your collection to Rekordbox anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by happydan View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by the_bastet View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by ErikMinekus View Post
    1) Traktor doesn't have HID support for the XDJ-1000MK2, so you can't use them to control Traktor.
    Technically, you can use them with Traktor, you just have to midi map them but the platter integration won't be quite as responsive as if it were HID compatible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ErikMinekus View Post
    1) Traktor doesn't have HID support for the XDJ-1000MK2, so you can't use them to control Traktor.
    Hi Erik and all

    Thanks so much for the quick answer. Your reply was really useful as I "assumed" the XDJs were HID compatible. That really answers my dilemma. Period.

    Undertanding that it will be a couple of thousand dollars more expensive! can you re-read the question if I were to use two CDJs 2000s or - I guess 900's instead of the XDJs. I got rid of all my CDs so I really don't see a need but If they are the only ones with HID, then so be it.

    The key asks for me are:

    - I want to continue use Traktor 4 decks and wonder if the 900 mixer and CDJs will do the trick (Ie: how do I switch between A/C and B//D). I will not get 4 CDJs unless I win the lottery tomorrow

    - I want to maintain all my cue points and continue leveraging my extensive Itunes music without having to conver to Recordbox 50,000 tracks

    - In the event that anything occurs with Traktor/Mac or if I simply want to, I want to just use the CDJs by themselves (I understand i need recordbox etc etc)

    Thanks again for your time and help!!!

    Fdelas
    Last edited by Stewe; 09-13-2017 at 03:50 AM.

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    The options you mentioned are extremely over kill for a traktor set up. May I suggest a more basic mixer like the 750mk2 or the 850 and a pair of
    Traktor x1mk2s. I know its your money but it just seems overkill. If you wanted a stand alone system them I'm all for it

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    True but I understand why if money is not a problem.
    - as a longterm Traktor user he want a better hardware than NI can ever offer.
    - he needs platters for deck control
    - because of NI's lack of third party hardware support he's forced to buy expensive CDJ/XDJ just to use them as controllers, in the same manner as my two cheap portable SC2000's do the job
    - a good mixer is a centerpiece of every setup, that will outlast other bits so it's worth to spend more on it
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