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    Guitar playing father needs help

    Hello everyone. I tried searching but couldn’t find an answer to my questions. Like the title states I am a dad looking to get my kid set up with a (vinyl) rig for Christmas. I am looking to get 2 - lp120’s and a mixer of course. My questions are 1) should I purchase the nox101 or the Numark M2? 2) Which rekkids should I be digging for to start his collection? I have a ton of jazz,funk, and soul but I don’t want him using mine. Ha! Are there specific titles that are good for beginners to start beat matching etc? Thanks for any and all advice.

    Shane

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    I take it you mean two Audio-Technica LP120 record players?
    If so that's a good record player for DJing.

    The Behringer NOX101 & the Numark M2 on the other hand are not very good. But between those two, I would choose Numark simply because the brand Behringer has a worse track record with DJ mixers.

    You'll be better off spending more on the mixer & getting something like an Allen & Heath XONE:23 or a Pioneer DJM-250MK2. Or a good used Rane mixer.
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    Buying records for mixing purposes is an expensive business in the long term.
    However, DJs often use a DVS system [read up on it via the internet/youtube] so they can mix their MP3 collection.
    MP3s are much cheaper than records and easier to get hold of.

    Of course a DVS system requires some investment (few hundred quid, and a computer to run it if you haven't got one already). But the investment soon pays off in the medium term.

    And I concur with the view of Windows 95. Spending a bit more on a mixer, or finding a decent one second hand, is a better proposal than buying the cheapest possible mixer.
    bored, curious, deaf or just bad taste in music?
    finally a mix by me
    and what's this, another shoddy mix...another dull mix

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    A DVS would be nice, but probably cost too much for now.

    There are still thrift shops & a few garage sales that have vinyl records. Just take your kid to someplace with a lot of old records every week or every month with $5, $10, or $20. And let them build their own record collection.

    Later if your kid is still into DJing, you can buy a DVS.
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    Thank you for your help guys I went with the Pioneer 250MK2. It comes with Reckordbox. He'll start off with the real stuff and then he'll get the control vinyl soon. Thanks again.

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    Good choice!
    Glad to be of help.
    bored, curious, deaf or just bad taste in music?
    finally a mix by me
    and what's this, another shoddy mix...another dull mix

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    Great setup, good choice on the mixer.

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