hey, so i've got a Mixdeck, and it works great. i havent outgrown it yet, but i can do just about everything that it offers. i also just really feel the itch to get more professional gear. now, i've been really drooling over some 1200s and SSL, but i dont really know how much money we're talking. im a Prog. House DJ mainly, and i dont do anything super advanced. i've tried scratching multiple times, i've watched a youtube tutorial for an hour and a half of a basic scratch (not the baby scratch, the next step up. forget what it's caled.) and fucking failed so hard. i even had my friend cameron who used to use techs try to teach me to scratch and i couldn't figure it out, so i wont be doing any of that, but i love the look and feel of spinning platters and real vinyl. that being said, i dont have a laptop of my own. so i would need to buy one of those, and i dont have SSL.
i was also looking at some Denon CDJs with the spinning function. i like the 3700s but i dont want to pay that big price tag (even though i buy everything off of Craig's list, its still expensive because they are currently in production.) i know they have an older version of those, but i cant find what they're called. i also hate the feel of the buttons on those. i was looking at CDJ850/1000s and a mixer but idk which one over those to buy, mk1 mk2 or mk3? im not really up to date on pioneer stuff, and i dont know what mixer to buy. i dont really want a 4 deck mixer since i dont think ill ever use that. i need the CDJs to take a flash drive and work fine without a computer, have a BPM counter (Dont hate. im not a pro.) and a hot cue function. fx are nice, but not really needed.
so bottom line, what should i buy, and how much am i looking at?
thanks so much!