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    Default So... I'm getting a S4?

    Talked it over with the wife and looks like I'll be going from a MPD 32 and Virtual DJ to the S4 with Traktor!
    Should be here at the end of the week.
    I have an older Dell and my wife has a Mac, will I notice a difference between the two?
    I've grabbed a tutorial on Traktor from 2010, is the software roughly the same as 2013?
    Should I keep the MPD 32 or sell it?
    Any thing else I should know/ expect?

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    keep it and enjoy the new toy
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    Once you get your bearings with Traktor, you can map the MPD for instant Fx, controlling a deck, etc.

    I would use the MAC for Traktor, as it seems there are fewer issues with Traktor on MACs

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    What's the Dell?
    Keep the controller, and use it with Traktor once you get to know how to use the S4 with it.
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    The Dell is XPS M1210.
    Also will the tutorial from 2010 transfer to 2013 software?
    Should I upgrade from Traktor LE? Seem like I should for better mapping options.

    Thanks for the input! I'm going to keep the MPD.

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    S4 should come with a full edition of Traktor, unless you are buying used. Then I would upgrade to the full Traktor Pro.
    Almost all tutorials and videos for Traktor after Traktor 3 would apply. There have been small changes, but they have more built upon, rather than change drastically, what they've had since Traktor Pro 1.x.x

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    Quote Originally Posted by bisco View Post
    The Dell is XPS M1210.
    Also will the tutorial from 2010 transfer to 2013 software?
    Should I upgrade from Traktor LE? Seem like I should for better mapping options.

    Thanks for the input! I'm going to keep the MPD.
    The S4 comes with a full version of Traktor Pro. The only upgrade from there is getting Traktor Scratch Pro, but the only advantage to that is using timecodes, something I find I don't need to bother with since my S4 does so much.

    I still don't regret getting my S4 after over a month, great piece of kit, used it almost every day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bisco View Post
    I've grabbed a tutorial on Traktor from 2010, is the software roughly the same as 2013?
    Quite a few features have been added since then, but here you'll find everything you need
    http://www.traktorbible.com/en/default.aspx
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    Quote Originally Posted by bisco View Post

    Should I upgrade from Traktor LE?
    Yes.
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    I'm buying it new, so glad to hear that it comes with the full version!
    I can't wait to get this machine. Its something I've been wanting this for over a year.

    Thanks polygon for the link and thanks for the input everyone.

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