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    I'm looking for the cheapest way to use a cdj 850k (as it's the cheapest in the pro range of pioneer cdjs) with tracktor. Is it possible to just one and switch between decks? is it easy to do? and would i have to use a tone cd or does the 850 also function as a midi controller?

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    Why would you switch? Just buy two or none. Seriously, isn't worth the try to switch between decks all the time.
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    From what I can understand. Yes you can, as long as you aren't using the CDJ's audio interface, rather an external soundcard, or the sound card in your Mixer.

    However, I wouldn't recommend it, it would be a pain in the ass to make adjustments. As JDFS said, you're better off with two or none.

    If you're insistent on doing it, I'd pick-up an X1 or similar interface, so you can still keep control over your other decks, while one is the 'focus' on the 850K.
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    I use one all the time... Sometimes when I have gigs somewhere I need to bring my decks, I'll j ust bring a small 2ch mixer and one cdj. You use the deck to scratch the songs in, or mix them in, then you duplicate the track into the other deck, lower the volume on the original deck, and restart with a new track.

    It's really quite simple, and you can almost do everything that a 2 deck setup can do. It's just obviously a lot more difficult to do some advanced pitch work between the two for going from a 128bpm song to a lower bmp song. IMO.

    Definitely get an X1 to use with it. That's what I have and I use it all the time.
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    I have an X1 already, I just want to get into CDj's because it's easier when gigging and less can go wrong. I guess CDj's will just have to wait.

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    Midi mode on the 850's is super glitchy and unreliable. Hopefully NI will release an update for the 850's to function in HID soon.
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    Buying 850s and just using them in HID mode is one of the most stupid things i ever heard. Why don't you buy 2x cdj400 2nd hand.. I sometimes use them in midi mode and works perfectly (as long as you're on the latest firmware) though jog wheel resolution isn't the best (because of MIDI mode, they should just do HID but pioneer's to lazy to incorporate)
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    Quote Originally Posted by jessevdriel View Post
    Buying 850s and just using them in HID mode is one of the most stupid things i ever heard.
    Ah, I never tire of the endless hyperbole people will use on internet forums
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    Quote Originally Posted by fullenglishpint View Post
    Ah, I never tire of the endless hyperbole people will use on internet forums
    That's why i'm here. J'aime l'exagérations! And to be honest, it is quite stupid.
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