New to DJing - Few questions on Traktor and Controllers
This is my first foray into DJing and will 100% be hobby/home enjoyment, mostly Deep House music. I have background with other hardware and software (Ableton, Arturia, Roland, Elektron) I use for hobby music production.
Looking at all the options in software, Traktor seems to be a good option and they have nice controllers. I'm not really interesed in any subscription services or large upgrade costs/licenses which rules out Serato/Rekordbox from what I have researched.
Was thinking of going with the base S2MK3 to get into things, but wondering if going with the S3 is a better option, adding the 2 extra tracks. Not sure I would need them starting but is the upgrade worth it in the beginning? I did see somewhere that I could use a 2 track controller and still take advantage of tracks 3/4 via laptop control if I just wanted to use those for loops or fills. Is that correct? If so, the S2 might be all I would need.
After seen lots of love for Traktor as a product ahead of it's time but disappointment of lack of updates and new features, it's good to see the roadmap posted.
any subscription services or large upgrade costs/licenses which rules out Serato/Rekordbox from what I have researched.
If you buy a Pioneer rekordbox controller, it will unlock rekordbox with most features. No need to subscribe to anything.
Same with Serato controllers, but some beginner controllers only unlock Serato lite, which I have been told is limited.2
I would say S3 over S2 mk3 as it does give you the option to have 2 more decks to play with, which might come in handy for a mic if you get into streaming. S3 is only a bit more expensive and good value for what you get.2
S3 because even if you don't mix on 4 channels you can remap channels C and D to control your effect parameters.1
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