Going to switch over to a DJM 800 + X1 setup for house parties, Do i need Audio 6or8?
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    Default Going to switch over to a DJM 800 + X1 setup for house parties, Do i need Audio 6or8?

    Okay so im thinking im going to sell my mixtrack pro & f1 to cover the cost of a traktor soundcard and a case for the DJM & X1. I have numerous questions on this setup however.

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    Do i need a Audio 6 or 8 for this? does it have to be Traktor or Komplete?

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    Is there a case that fits a DJM 800 and X1? As well as a soundcard and laptop maybe?

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    With this setup, would i be able to use the DJM normally? (e.g. inbuilt effects and colour effects) also would my speakers be connected to the DJM, or the soundcard?

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    any soundcard with 4 stereo outs will work with it. yes you can use the mixer normally and everything gets hooked up to the mixer.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Xonetacular View Post
    any soundcard with 4 stereo outs will work with it. yes you can use the mixer normally and everything gets hooked up to the mixer.
    Thats good. Do you know of any good cases that fit an X1 and a DJM 800?

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    DJM800 + Audio 6/Audio 8

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    DJM850???

    I ask because I am VERY close to buying a DJM850 and am wonderring why you would buy a DJM800 + AI instead of a DJM850?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Patch View Post
    DJM800 + Audio 6/Audio 8

    or

    DJM850???

    I ask because I am VERY close to buying a DJM850 and am wonderring why you would buy a DJM800 + AI instead of a DJM850?
    Because i already own a DJM 800 and X1.. DJM 800 is still a great mixer. Was looking at upgrading to an 850 for a minute but wondered why i should bust out another $1600 australian for it.. buying a soundcard is cheaper Audio 6 on gumtree for $200 so yeah haha

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    An Audio 6 gives you up to 3 Traktor decks. It shouldn't matter whether you use the Traktor or Komplete Audio 6 as long as you don't use timecode, which requires a Traktor card.

    The Audio 8 on the other hand gives you up to 4 Traktor decks.
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    Fair play, but you will surely get a big chunk of change back when you sell your 800? So probably wouldn't be too much difference in price after you sell the 800 / buy 850, and buy A6 / 8 /10. Plus you'll have a brand new mixer, with warranty, for gigging with.

    As for what sound card you should buy, I would say it depends on how many channels you need. If you want 4 channels (to go with the 4 channels on your mixer, as what you would get on a DJM 850), you will need the A8 at least (as far as I know).
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    Quote Originally Posted by klaxsis
    Because i already own a DJM 800
    Ah - gotcha. I must've read your original post wrong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xs2man View Post
    Fair play, but you will surely get a big chunk of change back when you sell your 800? So probably wouldn't be too much difference in price after you sell the 800 / buy 850, and buy A6 / 8 /10. Plus you'll have a brand new mixer, with warranty, for gigging with.

    As for what sound card you should buy, I would say it depends on how many channels you need. If you want 4 channels (to go with the 4 channels on your mixer, as what you would get on a DJM 850), you will need the A8 at least (as far as I know).
    haha god damn i find myself re-evaluating what to do with my setup every day. I also want a pair of CDJ 900s as am selling my pair of CDJ 1000 mk3 to cover most of that. Selling Traktor F1 as unneeded and mixtrack pro and its case when i can work out what i want to do with my X1. Keeping the DJM 800 for use with the 900s but now im not sure 850 could be better i wouldnt need a soundcard though would i? because its Usb midi or something?

    EDIT: also wanting to keep the 800 for use with x1 for portability setup.

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    Getting a separate sound card will be cheaper, and also allows you to connect Traktor up to other mixers. If you see a good deal on an DJM850 you could go for it I suppose.
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