Looking at buying it... The Audio 8 interface looks dope.
Anyone here got it? Would love to have a play on it before I order one...
I've got Traktor 3, which is pretty much the same as scratch pro. I have only used it with a Vestax VCI-100 Midi controller, which is pretty good. I still prefer the CDJ1000s though--mainly because of the larger jog wheel, so for me timecode CDs would be the way to go. Traktor 3 does not support timecode CDs, so I mostly use CDs when I play out.
The Traktor software is awesome. I have never had a failure with it (I use it with a Macbook pro). I did a 5 hour set with it at a party one night, and it performed perfectly with the midi controller.
Nah fully doing the time coded CDJs. The Audio8 interface takes up to four CDJs, which is dope. From what I can tell the CDJ's act identically to what they would with out time code, which is what I want.
Already got a Roland Edirol PCR midi controller ready to go for loops etc... Hoping to basically end up with a Carl Cox type setup, but with an 800 instead
No worries, just let me know if you want to have a trial. It is good, because you can set it up to have 4 tracks running. You can set up lots of loops and multiple cue points etc. Its definitely the future of DJing.
Seb probably wants to retain his scratching ability via the cd-j interface so time coded cd's might be the best way for him.
There's a very small delay with time code tho eh?
I don't really know how well Traktor Scratch actually scratches so might pay to check that out first.
Traktor Pro has a much nicer interface than Traktor 3.
I like my 400's because they actually operate as sound cards which has let me get away with not forking out for an Audio 8 or similar. Apparently they are getting native support in the next release of Traktor Pro, I think that means they will work even better with almost zero delay.
I believe Pioneer have something special in the digital realm due out later this year, not sure what it is though, maybe a fully digital, midi compatible cd-j like unit. Could be awesome but who really knows!
The only real problem with using a specialised piece of equipment like the Korg Zero 4 or A&H 4D is that you then have to lug that equipment to any gigs you want to play. Any digital path is going to mean more prep time for your sets though.
Any digital path is going to mean more prep time for your sets though.
True true, and don't forget the extra space required to set it all up. Most DJ booths are cramped with little room for extra gear. The only good DJ booth is one you build yourself
Not true, much development is now being directed to ease of setup, so that digital dj's can plug and play with no disruption to the club setup. Check the EKS otus. Perfect example of design meeting this need. Even my setup isn't well designed for this, yet, I have no problem with space, thats even with a 17" macbook pro.
Any decent club should have a little added space.
Mind you most decent clubs will have a digital facility all ready to go.(maybe overseas rather than here)Plug in your computer and go.