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Kontrol D2
http://www.native-instruments.com/en...or-kontrol-d2/

More or less one third of a S8, but is going to be one of the first controllers that are ready for Native Instrument's STEMs file format. More on that here: http://www.djtechtools.com/2015/03/3...mat-for-djing/

Think I might finally sell off my CDJ-400s. The bonus of the size is that it appears to be as long as my Z2 mixer, so sorting out a road case shouldn't be too much of a hassle. It also has two USB ports on the back, so could even allow for daisy-chaining two X1's or two F1s off of it. Going to be about $700 here, but it looks like you could use the one controller to control two or more decks.

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Man that looks awesome. Totally digging what Native Instruments have been doing over the past few years. They're now so much more than a company that made a few good synth plugins.
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How do you find the Z2? It looks awesome, is it that much better than the DJMs?
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Think I might finally sell off my CDJ-400s. The bonus of the size is that it appears to be as long as my Z2 mixer, so sorting out a road case shouldn't be too much of a hassle. It also has two USB ports on the back, so could even allow for daisy-chaining two X1's or two F1s off of it. Going to be about $700 here, but it looks like you could use the one controller to control two or more decks.

Seems pretty expensive considering what else is on the market, I'm not a DJ that's ever gonna use the stem stuff, just not my bag. The X DJ1000 seems like a better investment as a midi/USB player, sure the D2 will probably work well for 2 decks, but so does the old X1, and that's a third of the price. A lotta extra cash for a screen and a USB hub, and if you got two that's a fair bit of cash worth of gear to be dragging to clubs (~$3k including a laptop)

The more new products NI release the more I consider dropping Traktor and moving over to Rekordbox or Serato...but I'm sure they'll sell a ton.

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Super saturating the market, eh?
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You're not a fan of the NI steam train market approach?
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Never personally used any of them, but just seems like every few weeks there's some kind of new DJ controller/hardware coming up, which probably renders the previous obsolete and unsupported pretty fucking quickly. Too much of a good thing.
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Old stuff is always supported as far as I know. Its just the new one has more wow factor and more flashing lights.


Dumb but it works
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How do you find the Z2? It looks awesome, is it that much better than the DJMs?

It goes alright, though the output tends to be a bit more muted in analog mode. Really comes alive in Traktor, for obvious reasons, and pretty much why I bought it in the first place.

Wouldn't mind a Z4, though. Suppose I could get away with some remapping of the Z2 to allow for decks C and D gains, highs, mids and lows to be adjusted using the A and B controls in conjunction with the shift button, but would prefer dedicated controls all the same.

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