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    So I'm going to be traveling a bit around Europe this summer - sweden, berlin and paris - and I'll have an opportunity to play a set while I'm in Sweden. I normally travel with a VCI-100 and my Audio 8 and my laptop, but that's quite a weight when it's all added up. Any suggestions on a light all-in-one MIDI controller that I can bring along instead of the VCI? I'll probably only use 2 decks and keep my FX use to a minimum just to keep things under control, jog wheels are not a must though I like having them, and there will probably be turntables set up at the gig already so I'm toying with the idea of just bringing my X1 if I can get the MIDI part of it working right. But anyone have any suggestions on a VCI stand-in that is plastic and light that might work for me?

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    Quote Originally Posted by djproben View Post
    So I'm going to be traveling a bit around Europe this summer - sweden, berlin and paris - and I'll have an opportunity to play a set while I'm in Sweden. I normally travel with a VCI-100 and my Audio 8 and my laptop, but that's quite a weight when it's all added up. Any suggestions on a light all-in-one MIDI controller that I can bring along instead of the VCI? I'll probably only use 2 decks and keep my FX use to a minimum just to keep things under control, jog wheels are not a must though I like having them, and there will probably be turntables set up at the gig already so I'm toying with the idea of just bringing my X1 if I can get the MIDI part of it working right. But anyone have any suggestions on a VCI stand-in that is plastic and light that might work for me?
    One or two X1's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coldfuzion View Post
    One or two X1's.
    Perfect travel companion(s)!!

    Not sure you'll find anything with jog wheels that's lighter than a vci or reloop dj.
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    Two X1's and an Audio2 will do you well, as would a Hercules Rmx.
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    Why not learn to use key shortcuts? For the sake of one gig, you'll save yourself a few quid. If you buy and take controllers travelling, you'll pretty soon get sick of carrying them everywhere.

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    X1, sound card and hopefully they'll have a mixer.
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    Try this controller:
    The iCon iDJ

    Basically a controller with 2 touch sensitive jogs, the size of an Akai kontrolpad, for under 100,-

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    I've played on one X1 without a mixer and a soundcard and it's been a blast. It can be done if you keep things simple.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MiL0 View Post
    I'd prefer two Xone:1D's personally.
    not exactly a lightweight and portable solution though.
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