Mixer/controller thoughts and input requested
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    Default Mixer/controller thoughts and input requested

    Currently do mainly mobile gigs. Parties, wedding etc. I need to upgrade my mixer or add a controller, here is where I was hoping for some input, thoughts and suggestions.

    I run two laptops for each gig. Both carry the exact same music on them. No CDJ's, do hook the iPhone up every once in a while when I need to download something or stream it.

    Laptop 1 I use for cocktails, dinner music etc. I use OTSAV, so no midi, no fancy tricks etc. It runs song to song, like clockwork. I know Traktor has 'cruise' mode, but it just isn't as simple and sure proof. Laptop 2 runs traktor. I use it during the 'party' time of the nights for 80% of what I do. I use internal mixing, using keyboard shortcuts of the mouse.

    I have been torn between upgrading to a new and better mixer, or moving over to a controller. I had an S4 for a couple of weeks, but hated the mic and the auxillary input for the second computer.

    Anybody have any thoughts? Current throw around items were:

    NI Kontrol Z2
    Behringer Nox606
    Denon x1600


    Very different mixers, I know.

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    Both the Z2 and X1600 have a lot of midi implementation and soundcards. Of those two i would go for the X1600 ( i have one) as you can mix internally as you mention and route audio in to the same channel etc.
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    Can I use the Denon to mix externally in Traktor?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sdrthedj View Post
    Can I use the Denon to mix externally in Traktor?
    Ohhhh yaaaaaaa

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    Z2, it's a real mixer and controller in one! :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by sdrthedj View Post
    Can I use the Denon to mix externally in Traktor?
    thats how jester does it. atm i have one channel in midi mode for the remix decks with the spectra. so you could use two channels to mix internally in the software and keep two channels for external sources, whereas the Z2 you only have the 2 channels to play with.
    lots of video reviews of both these mixers around, check a few out before making your investment.
    Last edited by Jester; 02-18-2013 at 05:19 AM.
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    Thanks for the feedback everyone. I have been trying to read as many reviews as possible on all available options. Sound quality is obviously one of the biggest issues. I do like that the Denon has dual mic inputs. It sure does make life easier

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