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    So I am getting into DJing and am trying to learn to beat-match. Iíve just got all of my equipment but the main issue I am having is with my mixer, a Gemini PS-676 Pro-2; when I am using the cross-fader and the slider is completely to one side, sometimes the other channel leaks through. I can fix this by slamming it to each side but, after a quick google, I discovered a lot of other people with this mixer with the same issue saying that it keeps coming back, even after replacing the slider. I actually got the mixer for free from a family friend so I am thinking of possibly buying a better one. At the moment it doesnít matter too much as I am just practising in my bedroom but in the future I donít want this happening at events. Iíve got a couple of options (some suggested from the forum I was looking on) but I donít really want to spend much more than £50:

    - Numark 3002 - The alternative for the Gemini suggested on the forum.

    - Citronic MSX-1 - A mixer I tried out at a party - it seemed quite good at the time but then Iím not a professional and wouldnít really know.

    - Behringer NOX101 - A cheap beginnerís mixer which I found when searching the web.

    - Or just stick with the Gemini until Iíve learnt the basics.

    The turntables I am using are Stanton Str8-100s if that is any help. Thanks in advance.

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    You’re not gonna get much for £50 mate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Patch View Post
    Youíre not gonna get much for £50 mate.
    Fair enough.
    Are you saying I should just stick with the Gemini then?

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    Problem is the mixers you mentioned are pretty bad build quality wise. While brands mentioned are well known, they were never a good choice. Or should I say a pro choice. Often they have added features like a 3rd channel, some FX etc but that turns out more often than not as just another area where a malfunction can happen.

    So I think most of us here would recommend rather something basic but from a better brand. Denon X-120 or Pioneer DJM-400. Of course, all of them bought second hand might have issues but generally with better brands is worn out faders (which are expendable) or PSU's.
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    ^Good advice.

    But I really like the look of those NOX mixers. For a beginner, the features vs. price makes 'em a bloody good buy.
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    Thanks for the replies - Iíll have a look on eBay and see if I can get either of the mixers you said for a good price on auction.

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    I have a dj tech dif-1s i'd be willing to part with for the cost of shipping... I purchased while living in the UK but now I'm in the states
    and it's not voltage compatible

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    Quote Originally Posted by juan2 View Post
    I have a dj tech dif-1s i'd be willing to part with for the cost of shipping... I purchased while living in the UK but now I'm in the states
    and it's not voltage compatible
    If theyíre still in offer, how much would shipping cost do you know?

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    Behringer VMX100USB 2 Channel DJ Pro Mixer I picked this up for £72 of off amazon I know it not £50 but if you can find another £22 you have got your self a good mixer.

    Its has a USB connection so you can record straight on to your computer. It has a output where you can record onto your tape player or CD player, I have had for nearly 4 months now and have not run into any issue with it.

    I have had great recording off of it with no hum or feedback from my Stanton's 150's

    The BMP meter is useful if you have turntables but can be a bit inaccurate at times. But has help me out on many occasion's.

    Best a luck with the beat matching thing I can beat match but I learnt over 26 years ago on Technics.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheRunningStef View Post
    If they’re still in offer, how much would shipping cost do you know?
    Depends on where it's going...

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