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    Default S4 vs CD's

    I have been dj'ing 1 year this February and up until 2 weeks ago, i was using Denon Dns 3500's, and I'm very glad i first started out on CD players, i learned so much that i wouldn't have otherwise earned had i went straight to midi.

    Two weeks ago my S4 came, took a day or so to get my head round it, and i think now i can use it pretty effectively. I love it, what i love most of all is how easy loops can be manipulated and how unbelievable the effects are.!

    But, I just dont think i get the 'kick', the satisfaction i got from mixing with CD's. Don't get me wrong, i adore the S4 but it feels almost as something is left out !

    Does or has anyone else felt the same as me ?

    Here's the 1st mix I did on my S4, few F*** ups, but hey, i was blasted.


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    way more satisfying mixing of cd/vinyls imo ...
    CDJ 2000s + DJM 2000

    Check out my Mixes : Soundcloud

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    my vote goes to cdj's too for "feel" factor.
    Last edited by 123xyz; 01-04-2012 at 09:27 PM.

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    I'm glad other people feel the same ! My dream setup would be 2x Denon Dns 3700s, probably a dnx 1600 mixer, traktor and an x1 to control effects and loops ! That would be PERFECTO.

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    another factor/reason i also like cdj's over s4 is the no laptop. so my dream setup would probably be cdj 2k's or an s4 that has a screen and the ability to hook up an external hard drive along with an x1/midi-fighter of course :]

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    yeah man thats cool.. I've only started using the laptop from i got the s4, i kinda like it. well what i like about it is traktor and its fx.. oh well, we can all dream !

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    Quote Originally Posted by dstev22 View Post
    But, I just dont think i get the 'kick', the satisfaction i got from mixing with CD's. Don't get me wrong, i adore the S4 but it feels almost as something is left out !
    Amen.

    Quote Originally Posted by lucasmanning View Post
    way more satisfying mixing of cd/vinyls imo ...
    This thread plucks my heart strings.

    I'm right there with ya both. We are brothers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rev1911 View Post
    This thread plucks my heart strings.

    We are brothers.
    I Wasn't expecting this brotherhood ! I was expecting a can of RAGE to be opened on my ass!

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    same here. I had an S4. I ended up switching to Serato and now i feel like I have the best of both worlds. A streamlined workflow, CD's, Mixer, etc. but with the advantages that come with using software --- loops, cue points, library. I agree --- it's just not the same using a controller.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dstev22 View Post
    I Wasn't expecting this brotherhood ! I was expecting a can of RAGE to be opened on my ass!
    READ MY THREAD.

    http://www.djtechtools.com/forum/sho...t=43455&page=2

    It's about RekordBox, but the brotherhood of the "CDJ as a CDJ, not as a DVS controller" is alive and well among the faithful few.

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