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    Default How many controllers?

    Two questions:

    1) How many controllers is it theoretically possible to control one edition of Traktor at the same time? Im guessing there must be a limit to the amount of midi/NHL messages that Traktor can handle at any one time.

    2) How many controllers is 'enough'? What is the positives and negatives of having a massive setup of a number of controllers to control a setup?

    This is purely out of interest after seeing Richie Hawtin last night using three X1's and a Xone 92. His setup (plus a Maschine!!!) can be seen here:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22Ekq43ueUc

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    1. its not about what traktor can handle, its your computer

    2. its all about the individual persons work flow, budget and preference.


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    1. all of them
    2. a. five
    b. yes

    ps: how many button, knobs and sliders do you need?
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    I use ONE Kontrol X1, because I dont like having to keep track of button states for numerous different controllers.

    I own two X1's, as well as two denon DN-SC2000's, but when I play, I use my heavily custom mapped X1...

    Anything more than that adds too much room for error, as well as too much unnecessary complication, at least in my opinion.

    My favorite controller is one that will do everything you need, and nothing you dont...

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    I though Hawtin used a xone DB4, X1s and a midifighter these days?

    w/e there's no right or wrong answer. Traktor on a good system can pretty much handle more controllers than you can keep track of, but your preferences window will take ages to load! One day maybe I'll stop being such a gear whore (unlikely), but I've found that I can handle 3 controllers pretty well with some duplication of controls.
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    I though Hawtin used a xone DB4, X1s and a midifighter these days?
    Nope... a "little button device"
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    what about this little piece of monster work

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yMwAaTH_VRc

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    I saw him play last month and it was DB:4, two X1's, Maschine --- one laptop.

    Maybe he had the DB:4 because he came on after Pete Tong who also used the DB:4?

    I think the only reason you use more controllers is to have no shift buttons.
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    I saw hawtin on sunday night and he used 3 x1's and maschine, and a xone 92.
    im guessing two of the x1's are for 3deck control and one for controlling maybe the finger in maschine?
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