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RichoKidd Needs Advice!!!!

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EEYYYYYYOOOOO!

So, its been a minute, again, I've been busier then a $2 hooker outside of Centerlink on pension day, but some good has come of this. I am currently in talks with my local about securing a residency their every Friday night, and bar providing a requested mix, he has seen me before and pretty much guaranteed the gig (go me!). In light of this, I have decided it might be time to upgrade my equipment, thats where you guys come in!

As some of you know, I've always ran Traktor using timecode vinyl, A Pioneer DJM250, 2x Stanton T62's, A Traktor Control X1.

Now my question for you guys is rather simple. If/When I do upgrade, what should I be looking at, should I stick with the old Turntables but upgrade the mixer to a Traktor Kontrol Z2 mixer?

or, could I get away with upgrading (somewhat downgrading) to a Traktor Kontrol S4 MK2 and leaving my current set up at home for practice mixes?

I've never used an S4 before, but I know it would take me like a day to learn. (as I know Traktor like the back of my hand).

ALSO, I am looking at picking these up from Store DJ, doing the whole 'Rent for $$$ per week". Has anyone used this service before? Is it viable? Worth it? Any fine print I should know about? It works best for me to do it that way as I can have the gear now and pay it off with the money I get for the residency.

The Z2 is about $12 a week and the S4 is about $10.

Help out your favorite disappearing act, RichoKidd.

Much love

<3

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If you like the feel of vinyl and you scratch n stuff stick with the timecode vinyl. The Stanton st.80's are dope. Built tough as! The pioneer turnies are pretty decent but the price is a bit much. The z2 mixer seems to be decent with all is cue pain thingies. Depends what you wanna do but turntable wise I'd go the flagship Stanton's

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I should note, I wasn't planning on updating my TT's at the moment. It was more simply a question of, New Mixer or Controller.

Leaning towards the S4 cause I still can plug my TT's into it should I choose to!

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S4 ...only because you can tuck it under your arm with your laptop and do small gigs.....or plug in your turntables into it and run Traktor scratch PRO for a big 4 deck setup

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if you intend on still having turnies i suggest just getting a mixer UNLESS you foresee occasions you cna make use of just a controller.

Most occasions I can use a controller. I'm well learned on TT's now, and I'll still keep my current set up at home to rock on. I just think the controller might be handy as a back-up piece of gear if, as you say, I am doing smaller shows or really dont wana cart around a shit ton of equipment, my current mixer is a good one, its seen some use and hasn't failed me yet, but if I'm doing a party, I'd much rather bring just a controller, laptop and speakers (plus some accessories) and set that up.

Same with if I get this local residency, I can do pretty much everything that I can do on a TT's/Mixer combo on the S4.

Maybe I'll get this and wait for the Z4 to come out, then get that two and be ultra NI fan boy!

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