It's been 5 years since I got back into the DJ (mobile) businesses, after a plus 20 DJ career that's takes me back into the 80's, I've purchased multiple types of "DJ GEAR". Particularly CDJ's (2000's) and Pioneer top line mixers. I recently sold my old 2000 nexuses for the newer "touch screen" models. Although there's not much of a difference I've always wanted the so-called latest greatest gig gear. Now, I'm truly think all this great gear is not equating to profit. I just recently got chosen over an upstart DJ with half the gear I have. In other words he out bidding me. Don't get me wrong I average about a gig a month but of course would like to do better. What I want to do however is scale down my gear to something more affordable but gives me the same results.
My MAIN question....is there a big difference in quality in terms of sound and durability say if I turn my set up into a classic turntable set? Currently this is what I've been using
2 CDJ NEXUS 2's
DJM 900 nexus
Rekorbox and sometimes Traktor software.
What I'm thinking about scaling down to is
2 PIONEER 1000 turntables
1 NI Z2 or equivalent RANE TT
Traktor or SERATO software.
Financially I could pocket a few bucks or add to my lighting gear.
Thoughts on the different set up. I'm a mobile DJ.