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    Question Gear for starter DJ under $2000?

    Hey folks,

    Hobby/bedroom DJ here, looking for some suggestions on what gear to get.

    A bit of background: I used to be much more involved with DJing and the available gear up until about 2014, I used to own a Traktor Kontrol 4 and it was pretty awesome tbh. I'm now looking to get back into it and feel a bit out of touch regarding what's available in the market.

    A couple things I'd like to get with my $2000 budget:
    - An effects/sampler unit (I think that's what it's called)
    - A 4 channel mixer (something that ideally works with Traktor software)
    - Open to other suggestions....

    Cheers
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    Welcome to DJF, alexhuber! There are many ways to go with setups. I think we need to narrow down if you want to use a controller again, CDJs, TTs, or an all-in-one.

    There are pros and cons to each and there are a ton of ways to get where you want to go. We just need your initial thoughts.
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    Hey, thanks for your input! I'd say definitely controllers. Essentially, the more options to sample/loop/and sequence the better. I've heard of some people even using Ableton for "live" DJing, to get more options for sampling/sequencing, but I haven't got the slightest idea of where to begin with that!! I guess this isn't considered traditional DJing with purely prerecorded tracks, but rather a mixture of pre-recorded and live aspects, if that makes sense...

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    Quote Originally Posted by alexhuber View Post
    Essentially, the more options to sample/loop/and sequence the better.
    Both NI Traktor and Serato DJ have these features. I'm not sure about others. I'd recommend staying with those so that you can concentrate on the DJ aspect instead of having to tackle how to sync up multiple apps.
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