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    Mixer for sampling from vinyls!!!

    Hello guys. I am interested in buying a mixer for sampling vinyls. Now i am scratching with RANE TTM56S. I am looking for a mixer with really really really good sound quality. I have read good reviews for ALLEN & HEATH XONE 32 , Ecler SMAC Pro 40 and rane empath ... Also i have read that the best mixers for this task is Bozak and the old series Urei but i can t find anything of that... I would like to have your opinions about that!

    Thank you in advance!!!

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    Laptop + ableton live combined with 3 channel mixer if you plan on live sampling. Also, you don't need to post the same thread 3 times.

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    You can do it on a DJM 800. If you use theeeee Roll effect I think it was, set the paramaters all the way then you can create a loop and take the needle off the record. It's not the BEST way of doing it though, because then when you cue the next record, all the cueing is played through the master. But if you have more than 2 channels it can sometimes save you when the record is about to end and you have nothing on the second turntable.

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    What exactly do you want to do? If you want to record samples to scratch or produce with later (using Serato / Traktor etc) then you don't need a mixer at all. Get a good phono preamp and an external soundcard.
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    ^this, dont buy a mixer, its not necessary. A phono pre amp, soundcard and audacity (free, works great) together with a proper element/needle. Not a DJ needle, but a Grado (not the DJ200i, that one hums too much) or Ortofon Arkiv if you want to go a bit cheaper.
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    NO NO NO. I dont want mixer for live sampling.... i want it for sampling in order to take a loop and make music productions... that s why i want the best possible sound quality.

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    NO NO NO. I dont want mixer for live sampling.... i want it for sampling in order to take a loop and make music productions... that s why i want the best possible sound quality.
    Yeah, so do what DTR and Estacy have said... You don't need a mixer at all, it will only serve to complicate things and degrade the soundquality etc.
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    phono amps on DJ mixers are of the cheapest and lowest quality level.
    dj mixers are vastly overpriced because they fit a target market and are performance instruments.
    even spending about 150 euros on a soundcard will get you better than the best DJ mixers out there with regards to sound quality for sampling.

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    Ok i understood.Well do you have any pre amp to recommend ? Until now for this task i have mk2 SL-1210, Needle : Ortofon arkiv , Soundcard : Duet apogge 2 . I have read the brand AVALON has a very good sound quality... but i read also that the pre amp must be compatible with needle 's outputs. Also do you have to recommend a better needle? I have read good reviews for Ortofon Arkiv but if there is anything better even a little bit more expensive let me know.

    Thank you in advance!

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    If you want good quality, but keep the budget low, I recommend Pro-Ject Phonobox II USB and a good cartridge, like Audio Technica AT95E/110E/120E/440E, Shure M97XE or Stanton 680EL/681EEE, Ortofon Arkiv/OM10 etc.
    I've had very good results with Technics SL1200LTD, rubbermat, Pro-Ject and Stanton 680.

    EDIT: Check out Audio Technica AT110E. It's very reasonable priced.

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