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    Get a mixer with the features you want. Any recent mixers from the top brands will have decent sound quality.
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    Quote Originally Posted by octostout View Post
    Seriously though, are you really going to bring an RMX 1000 to every gig and hook it up for a set? Never get used to relying on gear that you won't always have live. The RMX-1000 is for if you're big enough to put it on your rider and have it set up....
    Actually, yeah...that's what I love about the RMX. It's just about the size of a Kontrol X1, so it's easily transportable, so all you need is it, a couple of cables for send/return, and a couple of USB sticks and you're set. Don't know why it would require you to be big enough to have it on a rider.
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    I thought about grabbing a DJM-700 and an used RMX-1000. That machine looks FINE!

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    Quote Originally Posted by octostout View Post
    The Pio effects are kind of their own beast. I wouldn't say they're bad, but they aren't very intuitive. You really have to learn to use them.

    Seriously though, are you really going to bring an RMX 1000 to every gig and hook it up for a set? Never get used to relying on gear that you won't always have live. The RMX-1000 is for if you're big enough to put it on your rider and have it set up for you.
    Ridiculous. The RMX could easily be taken with you as a portable fx unit, as said later, it is no less portable than a X1 or similar. There is no need whatsoever for you not to have it available wherever you play. Great if you can get it on a rider, but easy to take and set-up yourself.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jaeros View Post
    I thought about grabbing a DJM-700 and an used RMX-1000. That machine looks FINE!
    That's what I would do. If your wanting to get used to the Pioneer workflow. Although the DJM 750 will probably be around the same price, and have a nice little soundcard there too.

    Alternativley, it looks like the xone 42/62 come it at the same price as the DJM 700 (in the states, Guitar centre), and will have a nice, warm, analogue sound. Slightly different workflow than DJM mixers, but DJM mixers are pretty easy to get the hang of. 5 mins and your off.
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    Truthfully the djm800 does have a slightly metallic sound... If you can stretch to a djm750 or 850 the new pios with the soundcards built in really have better SQ IMO
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    djm 800 has been one of the most used mixers ever for a reason. Sure people know the effects that come out of it because they are used everywhere! To this day most clubs still have this mixer. And the effects work fairly well if you don't have a heavy hand with them.

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    I'd like to make a point that the Empath sounds way better than the 800 and it is noticeable. Especiallyyyy with vinyl

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pavin View Post
    I'd like to make a point that the Empath sounds way better than the 800 and it is noticeable. Especiallyyyy with vinyl
    We don't have that argument here any more. There were too many people who knew what they were talking about, and the vinyl "audiophiles" just got their asses kicked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by octostout View Post
    We don't have that argument here any more. There were too many people who knew what they were talking about, and the vinyl "audiophiles" just got their asses kicked.
    Even giving that argument away without truly reading into it, sound quality wise empath > 800. Any day of the week

    EDIT: I'm assuming you're talking about the digital v. analog bullshit arguments, if so I was referring to vinyl on the 800 compared to vinyl on the empath.

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    I had an 800 and am a pio fanboy pretty much... Vinyl did sound not lovely on my 800... Serious though if you can get a new soundcard pio mixer (750/850/900) I believe you're getting closer to lossless sound quality from the source... I'm no expert though but it makes sense... The new tech in those mixers is crisp
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