I made a thread about specifically the CDJ's I am looking at in the CD player section, but wanted to make a thread here about my situation as a whole to get some feedback/advice. I currently use a Traktor Kontrol S2 and a Midi Fighter. I have been spinning for nearly three years now and feel I am ready for club gigs. However, I have absolutely no experience on CDJ's and would have no idea how to use them and the DJM mixer if I was to get a gig. Also, I don't want to use controllers at a gig as I would not feel very professional and would much rather use the clubs gear.
Right now I am looking to purchase either the CDJ 850's or the CDJ 900's and a DJM 700 mixer. My question first is, I have noticed a lot of reviews saying to get the 900's over the 850's if you can afford to do so because of loop quantization (sp?) and the LINK feature. Would you consider the 900's worth the extra money? My second question is, would it be worth it to even upgrade to this equipment? I realize that I could get cheaper mixers etc from other brands for cheaper, but money is not an issue and I would like to have experience playing on industry standard gear. I heard the MIDI on the 850's and 900's blow, how accurate is that?
I appreciate any and all advice.