Not used one but it does get good reviews, so for the price it would be a good entry point, plus it's a simple to use plug and play cartridge. I personally use Ortofons but they are very expensive (Ortofon Club for my mixing decks, and an Ortofon 2M Blue for my hi-fi deck, but I started out with much cheaper carts which tbh are fine)
This any good? https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0007V28KC/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_glt_fabc_WXS1802ZCATHZYVVT0NE?psc=1
then the £40 I mentioned would be a good starter cartridge and sound more than fine, good luck and enjoy your deck
It comes with a removable universal cartridge mount
if deck comes with a head shell then something like a £40 AT cartridge would be fine and sound good too, something like the Audio-Technica AT-VM95E (Dual Moving Magnet Cartridge with Elliptical Bonded Stylus) would be good - some on Amazon - you'll need to fit the cart to the headshell but it's very easy, lots of how to vids on YT if u could stretch to £99 then this ortofon DJ one below would be great for sound quality and you only need to attach it to the tonearm, plug and play, no fiddling with headshells (this cart is aimed at best sound quality and can be used in home set ups perfectly fine) Reloop Concorde Vibe Versatile DJ Cartridge For Studio and Club Use, Elliptical Stylus - Black and Orange
The speakers and headphones are not bad tbf they look pretty decent, and that's my point very basic mixing I think if you actually want to learn to mix you do a lot better with not much more pennies If this had a 3 band eq and volume faders as well as gains it would be an absolute steal imo, Hercules make great midi controllers
A no bad first intro. Speakers are up on Amazon for £79 alone. Granted, overpriced, but probs worth £50. If is used mainly to gain the speakers and headphones, plus have a crack at the very basic simple start of mixing, then Is ok. If not - spend a few more pennies..
The speakers and headphones look decent for starter equipment tbf, especially the speakers I can imagine you would get use out of them for years, but unless you're doing basic pub karaoke style mixing I wouldn't advise using that controller as you're not cutting your teeth properly it's lacking with features Good that it's got a pitch control fader on eszh channel but no mid or treble control and no volume faders either although the gain knob on each channel is essentially that you're lacking dual functionality on each channel Not being an equipment snob of any sorts I learned to mix on wonky no name 2 channel mixers/belt drive decks but this isn't good unless its basic garden or pub style mixing Hercules do controllers a lot better than this one for not much more if I remember rightly as do Pioneer
The ddj 400 is very capable... As is the numark op has posted tbh.
Not tried the ddj400 so don't know what it's capable of
Both the platinum fx and ddj 400 left you wanting more. Like 3x the cost more?
Unfortunately not. I bought it back in November when the price dipped to 180. Was a bargain at the time but soon realised, after using it with serato Pro, that it wouldn't last long before I wanted something else. Its still a great controller but just leaves you wanting a few extra features
Pioneer Ddj 400 hovers at 200-250 on amazon depending on stock levels. If you purchased from Amazon recently they’ll do an exchange and the process is very easy.
Just seen this on Amazon for £157.20 https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B087S28ZRM/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_3N2S6W1K1JDFV1N8MTR8
These streaming services absolutely suck for small artists. Is skewed in favour of the big names and even then, it's a pittance. Something needs to change or we'll lose new upcoming artists.
It was Spotify that cut the ties. It’s better to buy the tracks and build your own library I find. Beatport and band camp. This is an awesome controller. If anyone is thinking about it. Just get this one!
I can highly recommend Bandcamp. Here's mine: Blake Casimir Happy for anyone to mix my tunes, send me a shout if you do. This is a decent controller for the price btw, heat.
Posted 22nd FebPosted 22nd Feb
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have been using the Pioneer ddj's for 8 years ( various models) with serato and can't fault it. amazing bit of kit and great build quality.
Thanks for posting @ScoopDogg and a belated welcome to hotukdeals (y)
I have the ddj 400 as this wasn’t out at the time I got it, if I was buying now I’d probably get the numark. purely as I’m just a bedroom DJ and it’s a hobby. If you are wanting to eventually DJ in clubs, get the pioneer ddj 400 as the layout is very similar to club set ups. I prefer the numark as I like the screen on the dials and the fx paddles as so much easier to use. Also, this is much cheaper but the build quality is on a par / better in some aspects.
I was torn and almost bought the 400 and I now have the Hercules impulse 500 and tbh it's a great piece of kit and has alot of excellent features
For me this has better functionality and the price incredible. Depends if you want to spend the extra 50 quid to start using pioneers rekordbox though which I assume is compatible with the 400. For an all in one solution the mixtrack is the more cost effective
Posted 17th FebPosted 17th Feb
Serato DJ Pro Software Full Version (Download) £55 @ The Disc DJ Store£55 Free P&P Free
I agree totally. No where have I said Behringer aren't worthy of owning. I have a couple of their products myself. You get much more functionality for your money. My original comment was in response to someone asking why anyone would consider this Yamaha when you can get more features for the money in Behringer, so I answered them.
id prefer the rcf model which i use. or if you want to go down bluetooth connect a cheap citronic at half the price.
They're both useful, but I think you're pushing an ultimatum, so...I'll be honest. I would keep the Yamaha because it has compression on the first two preamps, while the 1002FX does not. That feature has definitely been very handy for gigs, streams, recordings, etc. However, going back to the QX1204USB I mentioned before, with all that mixer's extra features and connectivity, I would absolutely want that as it's far more useful.
If you had to give one away and keep the other, which would you keep?
My fiancee uses a Yamaha mixer (MG82CX), and yes, it is a quality brand. But, we also have a Behringer 1002FX which does a similar job. Never had any quality issues with either one, so, take from that what you will. They're both up to the job.
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Pioneer DJ DJM-450 Mixer + Cover Set - £549.26 @ DV247£549.26£62712% off Free P&P FreeDV247 Deals
Pioneer DJ mixer DJM 450 plus Decksaver cover - individual price £595 & £32 - great combined price £549.26 UK seller, stock in Germany- no additional import taxes!
You seen this deal I just found? Looks good if you wanted to upgrade the free software you get with it https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/serato-dj-pro-ps55-at-the-disc-dj-3670658?utm_source=mappshare&utm_medium=referral&utm_content=3670658
Thanks. Shame the neural stuff, which is the main selling point with this controller, only works on iOS. I'll wait and see if they bring it to Android and fix the no-mid EQ. I'd probably want to use a separate stand for the tablet, to avoid the risk of accidentally touching it when using the controls at the top. Otherwise, the Numark Mixtrack Pro FX for £170 might be a better option.