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  • #2409401
    DJ Mat G
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    Make sure any unnecessary software is shut down before going live with them. I don’t know if there can be any other reason for skipping (on a tab) but it is probably best to thoroughly test your set up at home first!

    #2411301
    Marvin The Martian
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    Interesting topic.
    I can say that i am an active user of iPad mini 2+djay 2 app+Pioneer Wego3. i am using this setup since Wego3 was released, before that I was using iPad mini 2+djay 2 app or Traktor DJ app+Traktor kontrol Z1. But! I must mention that the music and the events where i was using this setup, not always required active mixing or remixing. Sometimes there were an events where the mixing was required and I must say that using iPad+djay 2 app+Wego3 for basic mixing (or even with some effects) is very comfy. I am still using this setup (with Wego3) and I think its great option if: 1) you dont have to play all night long; 2) you do not do remixes on the fly; 3) event is a one-or-two-genre-event.
    The disadvantages (IMHO):
    1) The costs. iPad cost some money, djay app cost some money, controller will cost some money.
    2) Storage is limited. I have a 32gb device, its quite enough for me. But i`m thinking about 128gb option.
    3) If youre not using itunes, you will have to start. MediaMonkey Gold is another option, but sometimes djay app cant read the track, uploaded by MediaMonkey. Thats because the file name. Need to keep that in mind using MediaMonkey.
    I cannot tell anything about using Android tablets or Windows tablets.

    And interesting thoughts about Traktor DJ and variable beat tracks…i am using Traktor Dj with a laptop and i thought that if you using a dj software, you will have to deal with live drums by your ears =) Dj Vintage, is there any examples (video tutorials or maybe articles) that Cross DJ from Mixvibes is doing better with live drums that Traktor?

    #2412001
    DJ Vintage
    Moderator

    Not that I know off, but then I never looked for them. I did use both Traktor (first) and Mixvibes (after moving away from Traktor) and I noticed it. But it’s common knowledge. I’ll let other chime in here.

    #2415281
    Terry_42
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    Soooo Vintage you never said it officially, but you using Serato now or whut? 🙂

    #2415301
    DJ Vintage
    Moderator

    Uhm …. not

    #2418521
    Digital DJ
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    Hey @DJVINTAGE, I looked into Rekordbox and Mixvibes and I think today I’ll be making the jump to Mixvibes. I am not a fan of how long it takes their support team to return an email, though. It took them 6 days to answer a question I had about compatible controllers. Although I’m jumping to MV, I still have the Traktor Kontrol S4 MK2. Their compatible list says the TKS4 is compatible, but I’m wondering if the MK2 version is as well. I’m hoping yes. Anyway wish me luck.

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    #2418621
    Terry_42
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    I think they have a mapping for the MK2 on their forum, but it is not officially supported.

    #2418861
    Digital DJ
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    I’ll look into that. If I end up really moving forward with MixVibes on my PC then I’ll probably pick up a fully supported controller. I’m really hoping though that tablets/ipads take off. My Nvidia Shield K1 Tablet kicks butt with the Cross DJ app and it supports a 128GB SD Card. So all I have to do is shrink my music collection from 250GB to 128..lol

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