looking for some portable DJing options

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  1. iamcluster12

    iamcluster12 Member

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    Hey everybody,

    I have been producing for a while now and am looking at getting into the DJing side of things too, I am away from home 80% of the time so am looking for a portable option I could learn the ins and out of DJing on, and suggestions would be great. Thanks :)
     
  2. Gloxxy

    Gloxxy I SNORT COAL

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    If its portability you are after then you should look at a laptop and DJ controller.

    Which Dj Controller you choose is completely dependant on what your budget is.

    How are you wanting to spend on it?
     
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    xiris Constantly Learning

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    Consider reposting this in the DJ/Turntablism forum as well if you haven't already.

    I agree with Gloxxy, laptop + controller will definitely be the way for you to go, by far the most compact option.
    I've got a Traktor Kontrol S4 (the original version) n i love it. Faders could be a bit nicer, but i've learned tons by using it. Grabbed it used for 300$CDN from a buddy.
     
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    I hear the Traktor S4 is good, got a few pals with them and they like it.
     
  5. iamcluster12

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    Thanks everyone, I was thinking of going for the Traktor controller, already got the laptop sorted and im open with budget. Will look into it ;)
     
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    miszt BASSFACE Royale

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    if you want a truly portable digital dj solution, then you want to ditch the laptop altogether (its a damn waste of hardware to mix tunes on anyways...and do you really want some drunk tit dropping their drink on it?)

    Pioneer have a few standalone digital dj options, including Aero XDJ (can work standalone from USB sticks, and also as a controller for a computer mix), and their upcoming range of "pro" CD-less turntables...worth a look.

    traktors days are number imo...it is still widely used, but if you want to go that route, def recommend you get a cheap (but fairly powerful) laptop, don't use your main/only laptop
     
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    I had a Stanton SCS-4DJ standalone dj unit which was quite decent, they're about £400 brand new but I've seen second hand ones go for about £250.
     
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    I saw a Pioneer Wego in the shop the other day, shocked at how small it was. Most portable thing I saw!