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    I've already read some info about headroom and Traktor, and experimented myself.

    (-3 to -6db seems to work fine for me).

    When connecting a S4 into an external mixer, this gives me plenty of room on the S4's various knobs to adjust volume or EQ levels while still keeping it sounding good.
    Am also keeping way off the red easily.

    Anything else one needs to know in this regard?

    PS : The external mixing I was working with had master and cue level led's - is this standard with most mixers?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sovvy View Post
    I've already read some info about headroom and Traktor, and experimented myself.

    (-3 to -6db seems to work fine for me).

    When connecting a S4 into an external mixer, this gives me plenty of room on the S4's various knobs to adjust volume or EQ levels while still keeping it sounding good.
    Am also keeping way off the red easily.

    Anything else one needs to know in this regard?

    PS : The external mixing I was working with had master and cue level led's - is this standard with most mixers?
    Not sure I quite understand this, but are you reading the levels on the external mixer or Traktor? If you are clipping internally on the S4 and your master out is plugged into a external mixer, but is not showing you clipping on the external mixer... you're still clipping.

    Headroom in Traktor works great and so does autogain. I personally have them turned off just to keep me a little bit more engaged with whats going on.
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    When most people talk headroom, its about producing for the most part.

    When mixing just make sure you aren't going into the reds!

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    Go into the reds hard!

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    red lights on the mixer makes you a a shit DJ

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