Re: Controllers vs CDJ vs Turntable
so i put a lot of effort into
knowing my tracks
knowing and becoming familiar all kinds of music
from all cultures
Good Dj’s know that along with beat matching. I still say its a skill to learn, if you’re not going to match tracks in middle of a mix, then learn it for doing your beat grids, looping and timing. Even for times you might not use a computer or for emergencies.
As far as setups, it’s preference. Also your budget dictates what you can go with. Since I already have vinyl turntables and a mixer and a laptop, also had been tinkering with FInal Scratch years ago, I went with Traktor. My setup now consists of mentioned TT’s and mixer, laptop and then Traktor Scratch software, Audio DJ 8, Kontrol X1 and control vinyl.
If you have been using CD’s lot or have lot of them, CDJ style players maybe the way to go. If you don’t want to use software, they’re a good alternative as well.
If you got a laptop and not much money and could care less for turntables, then software and a controller may be the way to go.
Just depends on what you want in the long run, what you have used (if any) and your budget.