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    I have at the moment a VCI-100SE and 2 X Kontrol X1's. Thinking of maybe selling all 3 and going for the S4, what would you all do? and what would i xpect to get for my gear? The Kontrol X1's come with the bags and have been used twice and still have some warranty left, the VCI has the the DJTT overlay, yellow knobs and faders, is in mint condition and has been flashed to firmware 1.4 and i have the flash kit too. Do you think il be far off the cost of an s4? bearing in mind i can get an s4 for about 660 at the moment.. let me know your thoughts guys..
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    alot of people would sware there life to the s4 but i would keep your set up. use the x1's, on eather side of the vci

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr.drumer.boy View Post
    alot of people would sware there life to the s4 but i would keep your set up. use the x1's, on eather side of the vci
    whats your reasons for this pls? u feel its better than the S4?
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    Quote Originally Posted by paulmac View Post
    whats your reasons for this pls? u feel its better than the S4?
    More flexible - you can play off a subset of what you've got.

    The S4 is fucking massive and a total pig to fit in a booth - it is quite nice though.
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    to be honest i dont go out gigging no more at the minute, im not saying i wont ever go out again, but its good to know if the s4 is a pain to fit in a typical booth..
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    The S4 is smaller than a VCI with two X1's sitting on either side. It looks like VCI's are going for about $400 or so and you could probably expect about $180 for each X1 with the bag, maybe a little more. That's puts you pretty dang close to the cost of an S4.
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    I'm happy with my current setup which is not far off yours, but I was very tempted by the S4 when it came out...

    Weigh up the features and benefits I guess! I can't give you too much advice cos I don't know your style and workflow etc, but I'm sure you would like an S4 if you did end up changing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sherlock Ohms View Post
    The S4 is fucking massive and a total pig to fit in a booth - it is quite nice though.
    The S4 is 5 inches wider than the VCI so a VCI and 2 X1s (including cases) is exactly "way' bigger than an S4

    Also is much easier to plonk one unit in top of something than it is a VCI and 2 X1s on a booth where there may not be any flat surfaces. I think a lot of people over look this.

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    Keep the x1's and use them along side a proper mixer. Thats what I would do if I had two x1's
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    The S4 is cool, but overrated IMO. Keep your setup, vci for decks A/B and x1's for sampledecks/fx when traktor 2 hits the markets.
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