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Controller buying advice

Postby D2AVIE » Tue Aug 08, 2017 8:51 am

Hi,
I know that this question is overused in forums....
The points are:
-my butget is limited (under 200-250 is better but i can arrive to 300)
-this would be my first controller
-probability i wouldn't do scratching
-I DON'T WANT to use SYNC
-I would to try ro do someting creative whit samplers, hotcues,....
-I would control 4 decks... but if a controller as only a 2 channel mixer (but i can contol 4 deck) is ok(like the sb2 or the pro 3)
-if i couldn't control 2 deck... I can do something whit arduino to control the other two....
-obviously i prefer use mixxx... but if other software can benefit from a specific controller I haven't problem to change software(like serato, rekordbox....)
-I can wait to buy the controller if someone know if a certain factory will relase new products...
-possibly it wouldn't feel like a toy....
I have see some controllers like the mixtrack pro 3, ddj-sb2, ddj-rb, and the reloop beatmix4..... but i can't decide which one buy (if you know others is ok...)....

Thanks for the answers....

Ps: my English isn't good...
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Re: Controller buying advice

Postby mevsme » Tue Aug 08, 2017 9:11 am

Try hardware compatibility WIKI page

I guess these one are most popular now
Pioneer DJ DDJ-SB2 Portable
Numark Mixtrack Pro 3

I have Behringer CMD series and I am pretty happy with it.

Check also best sellers on Amazon. Craigslist.
I think criteria for the first controller should be budget and look :D
Choose few and than watch video on YouTube about it.

Mixxx can work nearly with any not HID controller.
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Re: Controller buying advice

Postby D2AVIE » Tue Aug 08, 2017 9:46 am

Oh, yes... look is important :D ...
Thank you for your fast reply...
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Re: Controller buying advice

Postby Be. » Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:25 pm

mevsme wrote:I guess these one are most popular now
Pioneer DJ DDJ-SB2 Portable
Numark Mixtrack Pro 3


I generally recommend either of these two as a first controller. If you want to beatmatch manually, the Numark Mixtrack Pro 3 would be better because the tempo faders on the DDJ-SB2 are rather short, so you don't get as detailed control for small adjustments.
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