Having decided to leave the CD standard and mix to go to an easier, I decided to get into PC + controller with integrated soundcard and mix. First test with NUMARK N4. If the controller was fine for my needs, the mixer was BAD! Very bad! I ended up the measure on the test bench so I kill the evening without understanding what was happening. I tell her ... The first part of the controller I would eventually get used by many! and I did well. NUMARK N4 resold, hello A & H Dx One! Ooh la la, the mega slap! renewed momentum, extra sound quality, true balanced outputs, flawless mixing! I breathe! the solution exists. The whole CD to Wav lib in the PC and off you go. Controller issue is not as intuitive as the previous one, but it's so much more powerful feature! It is true that I do not scratch, I just chained up the pieces. ITCH is enough for me but I preferred virtual DJ (I started soft matter. I got used to it eventually. Conclusion: the right mix is done by those who have for decades! OF A & H I'm not disappointed! For those that the quality of its interest of course! It's very very good! and occaze to 500 €, the equivalent in sound quality is more than twice, I guarantee you.
Use since May 2010 in various clubs and parties
Purchase After testing many models of controllers and sound cards. Choice led by the manufacturing quality and general brand has the potential to control standard midi.
- The card's excellent
- The Complete connectivity
- The general quality of manufacture
- The stability of drivers (at least OSX 10.6) no crash whatsoever in domestic use in extreme conditions (club / evenings exterior)
- Sold with Itch
- No tactile jog wheel style VCI 100
- Enter "Pass through" a bit limited (no mini jack and volume control)
- Too emcombrante to fit in a bag "DJ" standard.
- Some buttons a bit "small"
- USB2 just a bit to handle all I / O-24 94khz Bits
- No On / Off button
THE price / quality ratio is very good, sound card is a very high level, and all of the "beast" is feeling a sense of robustness. Weight, a bit embarrassing for the transport becomes an advantage for the use to be let go after a little inspiration for a good set "unbridled"
I use the DX with Traktor. As my predecessor in the reviews, I found that Itch has a few trains late at all levels (ergonomics, power generally). THE DX fits easily in Traktor Pro and a lot of people provide file assignments noon. A & H has even put one on the official forum. Personally, I do not find myself with prefabricated files so I made mine in about 1 week, including debugging and finetuning. I'm using a supplement Launchpad access more "visual" for certain functions such as subpoenas and Hotcues effect.
I'm really happy with this choice in general. Now the choice in controllers 'integrated' with 4 track quality was limited to the time I made the purchase. We can now see the arrival of new toys such as the Native Instruments S4 or the Denon DN-MC6000 that offer in the near future probably similar performance. The difference would be (for me) at the sound card and it seems difficult, at a price equivalent to arrive at the same level (S4 will contain a 4 HD Audio, which is a tad below)