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I want to mix MP3's and CD's. What equipment should I buy and why if possible? Note: I already have Turntables.


CD/MP3 Direct Drive Players
54% (13 votes)
Final Scratch
29% (7 votes)
Stay with using Turntables (Vinyl)
17% (4 votes)
Total votes: 24

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Wed, 09/05/2007 - 5:49pm
ryanj
uttered
My vote goes to Laptop + controller

You get to bring your own equipment/entire music library... no nasty surprises

Do away with archaic CDs ...he he ::ducks::

Wed, 01/08/2007 - 6:06am
thomas.summer
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I HAVE TRIED FINAL SCRATCH

I HAVE TRIED FINAL SCRATCH AND I BELIEVE ITS THE BEST FOR THIS REASON

Sat, 20/12/2008 - 2:06pm
mdma
noted
Pioneer CDJ400s can play

Pioneer CDJ400s can play both, plus they have USB inputs for memory sticks. But if you want to travel around, or stick with vinyl feel, then a laptop and Final Scratch may be the go.

Thu, 25/12/2008 - 1:10am
Mike_Indigo
uttered
Serato is King!! Final

Serato is King!!
Final Scratch doesnt like Air Travel!!!!

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Thu, 25/12/2008 - 11:21pm
step_n_repeat
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Lol have to agree with you

Lol have to agree with you there Eye-wink Serato all the way

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Fri, 26/12/2008 - 7:31am
isness76
noted
Thanks guys...your input

Thanks guys...your input into my question has been greatly appreciated. Serato is the way to go I reckon...Just gotta save up for it now Smiling Cheers

Fri, 26/12/2008 - 3:04pm
nikxone
uttered
Serato definitely..2

Serato definitely..2 records..one laptop (make sure it's Mac)..and two styli...u can do magic anywhere around the world with it!!

Sun, 04/01/2009 - 11:00pm
My vote went to Final

My vote went to Final Scratch but i mean serato Sticking out tongue

Mon, 05/01/2009 - 4:28am
DJ Johnny
noted
Those turntables of yours

Those turntables of yours look like they may be headed for Ebay... Shocked LOL

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Mon, 05/01/2009 - 4:46am
Mike_Indigo
uttered
Still need turntables for

Still need turntables for Serato pal...
Doesnt work without the turntables or the timecoded records???

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Thu, 08/01/2009 - 2:05pm
j0nny04
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CDJ400's!!!, they are the

CDJ400's!!!, they are the sh*t!!

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Thu, 08/01/2009 - 4:06pm
C-Quence
remarked
Well if you want to mix cds,

Well if you want to mix cds, then you are best off going for the CDJ Pioneer range. the 400s are fantastic and they are so much better than the 100 or 200s in terms of how the scratch pad works and performs. However, if you want to just mix cds look on ebay for an old Denon 2000F or 2500F. You can pick them up dirt cheap but they dont support MP3 etc, but give you the ability to check it out CD mixing on the cheap side.

Thu, 08/01/2009 - 9:15pm
DJ Johnny
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Quote: Well if you want to

Quote:
Well if you want to mix cds, then you are best off going for the CDJ Pioneer range. the 400s are fantastic and they are so much better than the 100 or 200s in terms of how the scratch pad works and performs

I've got the Amercan Audio CDI500 MKI's which I chose after reading about a lot of software issues with the CDJ1000 MKI's (MKII & III weren't out then). I got them for $700 each (RRP $1000) new through Penrith Light & Sound. They're a great set of decks, can play MP3, store cue points, samples, scratch, and have a range of effects including pan, flanger, pitch and tempo controls, etc. I'd stronglt recommend them if your budget can't stretch to the Pioneers, as they are the closest thing I could find to the Pio's.

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Wed, 14/01/2009 - 7:05pm
Sam Hart
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i had a set of cdi500s they

i had a set of cdi500s they are the worst investment i made.the platter free spins its not ideal when ur trying to mix well.and also the bpm engine in them are all over the shop.i would go with denon or pioneer. its worth waiting to get either dont waste ur money on american audio

Fri, 16/01/2009 - 10:27am
SKOTTY
noted
Also most of the packages

Also most of the packages now be it serrato/ tractor scratch/m-audio torq connective, have time coded cd's as well as vinyl so if your more comfortable playing on cdj's then you can have the best of both worlds Smiling

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Sun, 26/04/2009 - 11:22pm
dj curls
uttered
DENONS GOT GOOD GEAR OUT 2

DENONS GOT GOOD GEAR OUT 2 WAT THAT LAST YOU LONGER THAN PIONEER EVER DO

Fri, 15/05/2009 - 10:13am
DJ Kork
announced
I use final scratch simply

I use final scratch simply because I dont like lugging heavy record boxes around. Just make sure your laptop is stable and has enough grunt to comfortable run everything. I have had a laptop crash several times mid performance and it is most embarrasing.

The thing I love about final scratch is that you instantly have a set of dubplates when producing to pull off those scratches and juggles to add dimension to your work. The other bonus is that you already know the feel of vinyl and how your gear responds to touch and you dont have to learn new equipment - just the UI (which is as basic as it gets really)

Sun, 04/07/2010 - 9:26pm
djdennis
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I cant vote on this

I cant vote on this one

maybe because its up to the individual and not as a group
you could be better using mp3's you could stink!!

you might do better with CDs or Vinyl !

its really up to the individual dj to try it out and see what he/she is good doing

also if you do go the MP3 way

please please watch out and make sure you have all licences used for format shifting
as the mipi, ppca, aria, amcos, copyright council in Australia
are out to show Djs to be legal or they will be busting Djs
they wont stop till they have a Dj that is not licenced

so if you think you can get away from it think again
it wont happen overnight but when it does, lol it will....

so have a look at what you do and how good you are and see what you can do to improve your formats

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Tue, 06/07/2010 - 11:27pm
in reply to: I cant vote on this
I THINK WE'VE SEEN THIS

I THINK WE'VE SEEN THIS TROLL BEFORE!!

Have a nice day you fuckwit!

Mon, 05/07/2010 - 10:00pm
djj
announced
I think it depends on what

I think it depends on what you want to spend

The cheapest option (if you have a laptop) and if you already have turntables you could hit up Serrato / Traktor then use your mp3 files with the turntables...etc

Buying CD decks with USB support will let you spin CD platters and run loops more easily than turntables and you could then do away with getting Serrato if you wanted

Or you could just buy a controller and run it all off a laptop (personally a bit boring i imagine, but then again Deadmau5 does a good job...)