GEAR UPGRADE - Traktor & Mixer
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    Default GEAR UPGRADE - Traktor & Mixer

    Currently I play using a controller (Reloop TM8, which I recommend) running on Traktor and been like this for a while, however I want to move to something with 'pro' audio quality.

    I know CDJ's are the club standard and everything, however my budget is way smaller. I know how to play on CDJ's (Only used CDJ 1000's so far) but I'm not nearly as proficient as I'm with Traktor due to the fact I'm a heavy hot cue user and I've experienced lots of issues preparing songs on Rekordbox.

    I've been thinking on purchasing a decent mixer (Xone 43) which is priced reasonably and a pair of X1's or K1's, however I will need an interface to use this.

    I have the following questions:

    Is this type of upgrade worthy ? Can I arrive to any club and plug everything into any mixer and make it work in 5 minutes ?

    Can I use any 3 - 4 stereo channels interface or it has to be a NI Audio 10 to be used with Traktor ? What cheap interface would you recommend for 'pro' usage ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nahum View Post
    Currently I play using a controller (Reloop TM8, which I recommend) running on Traktor and been like this for a while, however I want to move to something with 'pro' audio quality, the reason for this is that I sometimes host parties and renting gear is pretty expensive here plus I would like to be able to emulate a 'pro' club environment as accurately as possible.

    I know CDJ's are the club standard and getting these would be the best choice, however my budget is way smaller. I know how to play on CDJ's (Only used CDJ 1000's so far) but I'm not nearly as proficient as I'm with Traktor due to the fact I'm a heavy hot cue user and I've experienced lots of issues preparing songs on Rekordbox.

    I've been thinking on purchasing a decent mixer (Xone 43) which is priced reasonably and a pair of X1's or K1's, however I will need an interface to use this.

    I have the following questions:

    Is this type of upgrade and route worthy ?

    Can I use any 3 - 4 stereo channels interface or it has to be a NI Audio 10 to be used with Traktor ? What cheap interface would you recommend for 'pro' usage ?
    If its the Xone43C you are going for though, its already got a soundcard built in so you wont need anything separate.

    The only time you NEED to use a NI sound card with Traktor is if you are using DVS control.

    If you decide to get a mixer without a build in soundcard (e.g. Xone:43) Get a ZOMO MC1000. A quality 4x stereo audio interface and transport controls and dirt cheap currently. It'll hook straight up to any mixer.

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    Don't get the 43C. Save up and get the PX5. Then you'll have DVS with Traktor as well.

    I reviewed both:
    https://djworx.com/review-allen-heath-xone-px5/
    https://djworx.com/review-allen-heat...rato-dj-mixer/
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    Quote Originally Posted by happydan View Post
    Don't get the 43C. Save up and get the PX5. Then you'll have DVS with Traktor as well.
    At almost double the price (currently) it should be a far better mixer

    Just wish A&H would bring back dual filters like the 464

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    Quote Originally Posted by deevey View Post
    At almost double the price (currently) it should be a far better mixer

    Just wish A&H would bring back dual filters like the 464
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    Actually I want to get a set of controllers & interface that would work on any club regardless of what mixer they have. This Zomo MC1000 looks like can do the trick

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