The Next Step
January 16, 2015 at 8:07 am #2122861
Djing has been a great adventure over the pst 6 moths .. and big S/O to Dj Vintage and the many others that gave me advise and help to start .. been Djing most weekends since I started from doing a party for 9 and a half hours to a nightclub gig where I encountered a huge Pioneer deck and mixer .. had no idea so plugged my Denon 2000 into it and it went great .
Even getting support gigs for bands 🙂 .. this has more to do with my song selection than my Dj Skills ..but they are improving
Have a Denon MC2000 which is amazing love how portable and easy to use it is .. but looking at the next step with more effects and having the ability to remix friends songs too ..
I love Serato so cant see myself staying changing that software .. I was thinking of looking at a Denon 6000mk2 .. I am having a lend of my mates Pioneer DDJ -S1 which I think he might want to sell to me ..as I have been minding it for him for 2 months and his heart is not really into Djing but its huge !! .. I do travel a fair bit ..
Any Advise on my next Console and I what consoles I can consider and any where I can look to get advise on how to remix tunes with Serato ?Thanks guysJanuary 16, 2015 at 9:26 am #2122921
Well, the S1 is an “old” unit obviously, no longer in production as far as I know. That need not be a problem and if the price is really good. Obviously some of the more up to date features in Serato (like Flip for example) won’t be taking into account with the design/layout of the S1 as it simply wasn’t around. I don’t know how well Pioneer/Serato do support (firmware/drivers) for end-of-life gear.
Clearly you’ll be losing the performance pads, but that would be true for the MC6000mk2 as well (although there is at least a way to trigger samples on the latter), but that can be solved by getting a NEON or something similar.
Especially in light of your question about Serato remixing, I think performance pads in combination with Flip features are a great way to start.
My personal recommendation would be either the Pioneed DDJ-SX2 or the Denon MC6000mk2. Both are great controllers supporting Serato’s newest features and including full Serato versions. If portability and/or mic use is an issue, the MC6000mk2 takes the cake. It’s also by far the most sturdy unit controller land. Having owned and used the mk1 for years, I can safely day it’s a veritable, indestructible tank. It’s compact for travel, but not a lightweight.
Also, but this is important for me and many other mobile DJs (not sure if it is for you though), the MC6000mk2 features matrix inputs. There is a LOT of gear you can hook up and you can usually assign any input to at least two channels, giving incredible flexibility. Again, it’s a big plus for me, but might not be for you.January 16, 2015 at 10:07 am #2123011
I consider the S1 pretty outdated and do not really see any killer features over the MC2000.
Apart from the controllers that Vintage already listed, I would also take a look at the reloop Terminal Mix 8.January 16, 2015 at 10:48 am #2123081
Of course, forgot about that one LOLJanuary 16, 2015 at 9:00 pm #2123361
Another vote for the MC6000. I have both the SX and the first generation of the MC6000. The SX is huge, and a good controller, but I love the size and functionality of the MC6000.January 16, 2015 at 11:47 pm #2123401
And the mk2 is decidedly better. Better sound card, smarter layout, full Serato support, still the same compact (19″) size.January 16, 2015 at 11:47 pm #2123411
And the mk2 is decidedly better. Better sound card, smarter layout, full Serato support, still the same compact (19″) size.January 17, 2015 at 1:30 am #2123441
Thanks guys as always fantastic advise hadn’t thought of the Terminal Mix 8 have to have a look at it .. yeah won’t go for the Pioneer sx great unit and most DJs here in Australia use Pioneer I find . The price of the SX is around $1200 and the Terminal Mix 8 and 6000 Mk 2 are around $600-700..
Just got to work out which of those two are better for me ..January 17, 2015 at 10:39 am #2123521
I have no meaning either way …. (whispers: go for the MC6000! LOL)January 17, 2015 at 10:43 am #2123561
And check out the video sticky in the forum for some Terminal Mix 8 videos.January 18, 2015 at 10:02 am #2123791
Thanks yeah Terminal Mix 8 vs 6000 Mk hard decision I like the 6000 mk 2 because of small size and works much like my MC2000 but the performance pads on the Terminal Mix 8 look good .January 18, 2015 at 11:35 am #2123811
If you only use the performance pads only for sample triggering, then you can use the buttons assigned to that purposes on the MC6000 as well. But only if it’s occassionally would I suggest that, they are not performance pads after all.
If you use performance pads all the time and for various modes (sample, flip, etx.), you can opt for the Terminal Mix (although I think you might feel the lack of seperate mic channels and the plethora of inputs and matrix switching) or you can get the Reloop NEON, which is mapped for Serato use and just set that on a small stand above or next to your controller.January 18, 2015 at 9:04 pm #2123931
Thanks Dj Vintage/ Terry 42/ Scribbl ..Dj Vintage yeah that’s a great case for the MC 6000 mk2 love the size exp when I need to take it to the US and to Africa over the next 12 months ..just got to save my penny’s up for it now .. and practicing how to use my MC2000 better esp the Loops .. using loops , cue points and scratching better ..
My New years Resolution is to do a Dj Digital tips training course each month .. the Beginner course was wonderful .
Any news on when the Master Class with be available again?January 19, 2015 at 9:14 am #2124201
Oh Terry your Terminal Mix 8 videos rock 🙂January 19, 2015 at 9:15 am #2124221
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