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  • #37226

    DJ Toxcidic
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    Hi,
    I currently own a Traktor Kontrol S2. I am wanting to save for a pioneer CDJ and DJM setup since i have always dreamed of them. I know that many of you will say that it will be a huge downgrade since the S2 can do much more but I am just very tired of using my S2. Everything is just to simple. I do admit that i use the sync button alot not because i cant beatmatch because i can but the thing is that if i do try to beatmatch all of the information on the screen ruins it for you. I just find DJing WAY to easy on the S2 even if i try to make it harder. So basicly I am wanting CDJs mainly because i really enjoy using them and since i am mainly a bedroom DJ i am tired of the “Select – Sync” thing. The only problem is that i am only 14 so i dont make much money. It would take over a year just for me to POSSIBLY get enough money for CDJ 850s and a DJM 850. I have done alot of research though and it seems that the CDJ 850s are just plain crap (No Quantization, Terrible looping/auto looping, No software support, Cant connect to rekord box, and no 100% pitch range for USBs which is what i would use). So i guess what i am asking is if i should save an extra 6 months for CDJ 900s or not. Any opinions?

    #37227

    Bojan Ljukovcanin
    Participant

    Honestly i think you’re jumping the gun on your self.If you really want to start on CDJs don’t start with top of the line start with the cheapest and get use to doing stuff manually so that even when you do get the most up to date model you will appreciate it more.And another thing,have you tried not looking or limiting the information on the screen?I’ve had a chance to play on the S2 and S4 and loved them both but i do something different from most DJs,i actually made my self a hider for info that i hang over my screen so all i get form the screen isthe basic wave form and the track selections.This might not eliminate the sync button but the button being there doesn’t mean you have to use it.

    #37238

    DJ Toxcidic
    Member

    The Black Rag, post: 37383, member: 7330 wrote: Honestly i think you’re jumping the gun on your self.If you really want to start on CDJs don’t start with top of the line start with the cheapest and get use to doing stuff manually so that even when you do get the most up to date model you will appreciate it more.And another thing,have you tried not looking or limiting the information on the screen?I’ve had a chance to play on the S2 and S4 and loved them both but i do something different from most DJs,i actually made my self a hider for info that i hang over my screen so all i get form the screen isthe basic wave form and the track selections.This might not eliminate the sync button but the button being there doesn’t mean you have to use it.

    Yea i know exactly what you mean. First of all though im not really jumping to the gun because i forgot to mention that i started with a pair of cheap Numark NDX 400 CD Players. Like they are ok players and all but tbh the features that that have barley work. So i do come from a background of starting with the cheapest and working up. The S2 is my second step forward and i liked it alot since i could actually use everything to my advantage but its just to easy. Also i have tried to cover things but ya know it just doesn’t feel the same. Thanks for the response though!

    #37239

    Bojan Ljukovcanin
    Participant

    Well then if you gonna upgrade go for the best thing you can possibly get,i always say go big or go home.

    #37245

    Edgard Rivera
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    DJ Toxcidic, post: 37382, member: 8283 wrote: the thing is that if i do try to beatmatch all of the information on the screen ruins it for you

    Same info in the cdj’s

    #37247

    Bojan Ljukovcanin
    Participant

    atom12v, post: 37401, member: 1423 wrote: Same info in the cdj’s

    Not exactly,the info is ther but it’s not the same,on CDJs it’s somewhat out of your way,on a screen you kinda see it nice and big weather you want to or not.Plus on CDJs you can cover it with a business card.

    #37250

    DJ Toxcidic
    Member

    The Black Rag, post: 37403, member: 7330 wrote: Not exactly,the info is ther but it’s not the same,on CDJs it’s somewhat out of your way,on a screen you kinda see it nice and big weather you want to or not.Plus on CDJs you can cover it with a business card.

    All the CDJ really gives you is the bpm and a small waveform while traktor gives you a small and very large waveform, bpm, key, and a little indication bar that tells you if the beats are in sync or not. So traktor pretty much ruins it for yo while a cdj simply gives you the minimal information you need.

    #37254

    DJcRave
    Participant

    I use other people’s CDJs whenever I can, I know so many people with them that I can call them up and ask to practice with them so on and so on.. you actually shouldn’t have to buy any unless you just want some. Practice off everyone else’s because most clubs usually already have CDJs that you’re able to use.

    #37255

    DJcRave
    Participant

    But I’d go with 900s just because they “1 up” the 850s.

    #37269

    Terry_42
    Keymaster

    Hehe the 900 and 850 are very limited in what they can do…

    #37272

    DJ Vintage
    Moderator

    Yeah, might look at the Denon SC-2900s, almost as many features as CDJ2000s at less than 900 prices.

    Greetinx,
    C.

    #37304

    Edgard Rivera
    Participant

    The Black Rag, post: 37403, member: 7330 wrote: Not exactly,the info is ther but it’s not the same,on CDJs it’s somewhat out of your way,on a screen you kinda see it nice and big weather you want to or not.Plus on CDJs you can cover it with a business card.

    DJ Toxcidic, post: 37406, member: 8283 wrote: All the CDJ really gives you is the bpm and a small waveform while traktor gives you a small and very large waveform, bpm, key, and a little indication bar that tells you if the beats are in sync or not. So traktor pretty much ruins it for yo while a cdj simply gives you the minimal information you need.

    artist
    song name
    BPM
    tempo %
    waveform small or BIG
    time
    track #
    cue
    point loops
    and more…
    oh even art work
    In traktor you can remove the beatgrid line if you want to
    and if you don’t want to see the info.,
    DON’T LOOK AT THE COMPUTER.

    #37311

    DJ Toxcidic
    Member

    DJcRave, post: 37410, member: 3862 wrote: I use other people’s CDJs whenever I can, I know so many people with them that I can call them up and ask to practice with them so on and so on.. you actually shouldn’t have to buy any unless you just want some. Practice off everyone else’s because most clubs usually already have CDJs that you’re able to use.

    Mainly i am just wanting to own them since i am mainly a bedroom DJ. I wouldn’t purchase them just to practise for clubs since i am only 14 but i just simply enjoy using them.

    #37312

    DJ Toxcidic
    Member

    Terry_42, post: 37425, member: 1843 wrote: Hehe the 900 and 850 are very limited in what they can do…

    I know that they are limited but i have always dreamed of owning them and i just simply enjoy using them. Also i would LOVE CDJ 2000s but it would take over a year for me to afford 1 CDJ much less a second one and a mixer 🙁

    #37313

    DJ Toxcidic
    Member

    Chuck van Eekelen, post: 37428, member: 2756 wrote: Yeah, might look at the Denon SC-2900s, almost as many features as CDJ2000s at less than 900 prices.

    Greetinx,
    C.

    I have thought about that before its just that i would not enjoy using them. They just seem like such a knockoff brand. Im not wanting CDJs for there features or anything just mainly the feel and enjoyment of using them.

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