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    Hey there,

    Recently i've got my first gig and i've got more coming up as i've been asked to be resident by a friend, which means i'll have atleast a few gigs a year.

    Even thought I am focussing on producing, I do want to take these gigs serious. I've been DJing digital (First controller, now borrowing a xone 92 and got an X1) but it just doesn't really give me the "DJ" feeling , so i'm looking at a DVS setup on a budget for now, so I can learn to DJ "manually" and still play my gigs properly. I also think there's just something about having Vinyl's and playing Vinyl that really attracts me, although I still like digital and its comfort, hence the reason i'm thinking of going DVS.

    Now i was thinking about the following setup, to be the most affordable for me within a small timespan (Gigs are starting around December);

    - 2x Technics 1200: About 600 Euro's
    - MBP 13" (Already got)
    - Kontrol X1 (Already got)
    - Xone 22: About 200 Euro's
    - Soundcard... Got an Audio 2 atm... Whats the minimum i'd need? Audio 4/6? Whats the downside of having an audio 6 vs an audio 8, what would i need the extra channels for?
    - TSP2 + Vinyls (Already got, bought from friend)

    Looking at about 1000 euro's?

    Thoughts?

    And another question; why do i see so many DVS setups with 4 channel mixers? You only need 2?

    Thanks in advance.
    Last edited by Retrow; 09-08-2011 at 12:56 PM.

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    Those 2 extra channels are usually for sample decks or something else that you can digitally control. Or for having two channels in case of back 2 back kinda action.

    If you're looking for a better bang for the buck on your turntables, try looking for super oem turntables, a lot cheaper and definitely not worse. And if you're going 2 decks all the way, a second hand Audio 4 is also an option.
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    I'm definitely going for technics because they seem to become even more expensive ( in the NL atleast), so if i'd like to resell them i'll get my money back. Next to that they're the standard here so when playing out i know what i'm playing with.

    Im not planning to do some b2b work @ home, just playing my 2 decks. Thats the way I like to play my music, 2 deck, minimal effects, nice and clean... so an Audio 4 would do? Thats cool.

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    I'm from the Netherlands, so yeah, I understand. Still, I got my TT's for 150 euro's together, so I'm pretty sure I can't make any loss on it for sure

    The Xone is an excellent mixer, but I'm pretty sure 150 euro's should be enough on marktplaats.
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    150 euro's 0.o You bought them just before they went "popular" again? haha. Thats a monster deal right there.

    Thanks for the help so far... do you maybe know a reliable place to get an Audio 4 at?

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    I'm sorry, but no. Try looking at djresource.net, there's a vivid buy and sell section there with a lot of dutch.

    Yeah, the TT's were an amazing prize, definetly worth the trip all the way to Kerkrade for.
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    I'm from maastricht, i would've walked there for that price haha.

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