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    Hi, i am new to djing and have had a look about this site.
    i want to be a laptop dj. i have seen this Numark Mixtrack Pro USB DJ Controller With Soundcard. and use the traktor software. Does anyone think this is ok to start out with?
    http://www.djstore.com/item/starters...ixtrackpro.htm
    thanks Michael.

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    It's for sure a great first controller. It has all of the basic features that you would need to get started. Also the fact that it has a built in soundcard is a big plus. One less piece of gear means one less spot where the wiring can go wrong. It's also at a fair price, and has a large range of possibilities that you can take it.

    If for some reason you don't want to get this one, and plan on getting a higher quality controller, a VCI-100 is a good jump off point. Even though they are no longer in production, it's not too hard to find one, especially in the Buy/Sell section of this forum. There is also a huge database of mappings available for the VCI, and it's probably going to last longer than the Mixtrack Pro. However, if you plan on just testing the waters first without really dishing out the dough, the Mixtrack Pro is great and will fulfill every need that you have. On the other hand if you plan on taking DJing further than a hobby, the VCI may be a better fit. As I always say, the choice is yours, so don't let my words decide for you, I'm just hoping to guide you in the general direction and you have to make the final choice. I hope you enjoy whichever controller you get, and know that they both are great at what they do.
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    Mixtrack is a nice entry level controller. This is the first I suggest to people 'round.

    Not sure of their built-in soundcard quality, but like you said, to begin it's probably the best choice.

    A safe sound quality combo would be a Mixtrack (not Pro) + NI Audio 2 DJ. This way, if one day you buy another controller without built-in soundcard (there's plenty of them) you'll still have a really good sound card + a spare controller.
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    sweet should it get the mixtrack with this package?

    Traktor Duo / Audio 2 Soundcard / Kontrol X1 Package

    http://www.djstore.com/item/usbcontr...lx1package.htm

    or should i get traktor pro

    thanks michael

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    and also what laptop shold i get reading that everyone seens to have macbook pro but they cost alot. i have a sony vaio cr just now which is almost 2 years old.

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    Really any laptop will run TP2 with the right settings. A macbook pro is preferred as they tend to have less problems with the software, but as long as you don't overhaul the settings in TP2 it should run on almost anything.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mckinnon0910 View Post
    sweet should it get the mixtrack with this package?

    Traktor Duo / Audio 2 Soundcard / Kontrol X1 Package

    http://www.djstore.com/item/usbcontr...lx1package.htm

    or should i get traktor pro

    thanks michael
    Yeah add this package to Mixtrack, and you'll be fine for awhile.

    You can upgrade to Pro later, no stress.
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    ok so i was away to puchase this stuff but then i realised i need speakers.what should i get usb powerd? or i dont know

    http://www.djstore.com/item/speakers...Price Subtotal


    Quantity Product Price Subtotal

    Traktor Duo / Audio 2 Soundcard / Kontrol X1 Package
    In stock : Yes £ 249.00 £ 249.00

    Numark Mixtrack USB DJ Controller + Traktor LE
    In stock : Yes £ 129.00 £ 129.00

    Sennheiser HD201 Headphones
    In stock : Yes £ 16.00 £ 16.00

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    If you want monitors I really like the Rokit 8's.

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    where do the speakers plug into? the sound card? and what kindof input are they?
    thanks michael

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