Going full on traktor need advice on interface
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    Default Going full on traktor need advice on interface

    Ok, so Im deciding on going full on traktor for djing.
    I consider myself more a producer than a dj but I currentyl with the energy to start really investing time in djing.

    Im looking at buying an audio 6 or an audio 8. Im planning on mixing techno/progrressive.

    My question is, can I use the audio 6 to mix 3 external decks or i rather go with the audio 8 and going full on the 4 decks.

    im ruling out the audio 10 out of the question because it is really expensive here in argentina and i can buy an audio 8 for half the price.

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    Yes, basically Audio 6 for 3 decks and Audio 8 for 4 decks.

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    I'd get an audio 8 since they are older and you might be able to find them cheaper than the audio 6.

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    i'd rather go with the 8 and be covered for a long time, than get the 6 and one day crave a fourth deck... and eventually buy the 8
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    Quote Originally Posted by Polygon View Post
    i'd rather go with the 8 and be covered for a long time, than get the 6 and one day crave a fourth deck... and eventually buy the 8
    That is the right attitude, its always to have too much than too little - you don't want to get a few months down the line and have to lose money on the 6 by reselling it and then paying out to get the 8.
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    If you don't need timecode then there's a few other options, some of which even give you a controller as well as a soundcard. Zomo MC-1000 and Reloop Contour are both pretty good 4-deck interfaces with transport and FX controls built in. There's also a whole host of interface-only offerings from other companies; the ESI Gigaport springs immediately to mind.

    But if you're planning on using Timecode, then the Audio 8 is the minimum you'll need for 4 decks, unless you're mixing internally.

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    As a producer I have a 6x Odyssey Rack which holds my PreSonus FireStudio Project. I use it for all of those wonderful outputs to run into my mixer. I then run the mixer's outputs back into the FireStudio and use Traktor S4's onboard to run into my Mixer into the Project as well.

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    thanks for the tips, i think im going for a used audio 8 where the difference with an audio 6 isn't significant!

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