New Pioneer Controllers DDJ Rev1(entry level) and DDJ Rev7 (Rane One competitor with motorized platter surround)

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MIXMASTERMACHOM

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The 7 looks awesome. I will say I will stick with my 2 Denon DN MC 6000 controllers as they work great for me. Just curious of the price for thr DDJ REV 7.
 

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Rev7-$1899
Rev1-$259
Who is the first one on here to buy a Rev 7 and give us a review? I hate those controllers like the Rev 1 because you have to use an outside source to connect it up to so you can use it get sound. That means having to use something else to hook up speakers so you can hear the music. Also my experience is the headphone volume on those entry level controllers is terrible. I have a hard time hearing what I'm going to setup to mix the next song because the volume is so low. At least that's my experience with the SB 3. Not to mention it has a mini plug in for the headphone jack. The ones that are super great are the ones that give you the option of using either one. Mini and the quarter inch.
 

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See if your partner will spring for one....:cheers:
No need because I'm used to what I use and they work great for me. I shine with the controllers I use even though I haven't had to use the backup controller. I have a question. Are any of you happy with the controller you use and if not what would you like to have?

I do get one side of it. There are some nice controllers out there. Some just like to have the latest thing that comes out. For me no need for that. I kick major butt with what I use!
 
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No need because I'm used to what I use and they work great for me.
That's the answer most DJs will give, and it's valid. The Rev7 is definitely most appealing to turntablists, who really haven't had many controller options that match the feel they get with two turntables and a high-end Pioneer mixer. By keeping the mixer layout the same as they're used to, and putting the pitch sliders at the top of the unit in a battle-style configuration, it gives them everything they're used to with turntables with a layout that doesn't have a steep learning curve.

If you don't do much scratching or trick-mixing, you probably don't need a Rev 7. Neither do most of the people who are selling their Rane Ones at a loss this week.
 

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I have no plans to waste money on another controller. I'm booking weddings higher than ever before, and don't even use a controller. I haven't used one in years now.
 
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I have no plans to waste money on another controller. I'm booking weddings higher than ever before, and don't even use a controller. I haven't used one in years now.
That's how I feel about it too Ricky. I get why they are used but for what I do it would be little more than a toy. As crazy as it sounds if I need the feel of turntables I'll break out the turntables
 

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Ricky, what have you been using?
Two laptops with touch screens, and good ol Virtual DJ directly.

When I am in the mood to use head phones (I rarely do use them any more), I will do some options adjusting in VDJ, and plug an external USB Sound card in to plug head phones into.
 
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Two laptops with touch screens, and good ol Virtual DJ directly.

When I am in the mood to use head phones (I rarely do use them any more), I will do some options adjusting in VDJ, and plug an external USB Sound card in to plug head phones into.
My partner bought a touch screen PC and put VDJ on it. He did a great job with it and I couldn't do anything with it. I tried it out when he first bought it and I
never touched it again. He stopped using it. I couldn't understand why other then he said he didn't want to use it because people wouldn't spend enough money for him to use it. I have to use headphones when I'm working. I need them to setup the song I'm going to mix next and to listen to songs I'm not sure of what it is or how it will sound.
 

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My partner bought a touch screen PC and put VDJ on it. He did a great job with it and I couldn't do anything with it. I tried it out when he first bought it and I
never touched it again. He stopped using it. I couldn't understand why other then he said he didn't want to use it because people wouldn't spend enough money for him to use it. I have to use headphones when I'm working. I need them to setup the song I'm going to mix next and to listen to songs I'm not sure of what it is or how it will sound.
The first time I used Virtual DJ at an event fully was in 2006. Keyboard shortcuts only... tab to move to the other deck, spacebar to play. It worked fine, but once I got my hands on a DAC-3 controller it was game-changing. I missed being able to mix like I had done on turntables and on a Numark dual-CD player before VDJ.

Okay, I'm making myself sound old... but I love the new technology, too. Whatever works for you, I'm glad.
 

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The first time I used Virtual DJ at an event fully was in 2006. Keyboard shortcuts only... tab to move to the other deck, spacebar to play. It worked fine, but once I got my hands on a DAC-3 controller it was game-changing. I missed being able to mix like I had done on turntables and on a Numark dual-CD player before VDJ.

Okay, I'm making myself sound old... but I love the new technology, too. Whatever works for you, I'm glad.
For me a lot of the events I do the crowd is looking for me to mix. That's what some who have been to an event I've done before expect and would be pissed off if I didn't.
 

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For me a lot of the events I do the crowd is looking for me to mix. That's what some who have been to an event I've done before expect and would be pissed off if I didn't.
Just as a point you can mix without a controller...Probably easier with but it's not a necessity
 
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Just as a point you can mix without a controller...Probably easier with but it's not a necessity
For me it's a necessity. I like to feel what I'm doing with wheels on a controller and that why I love my 6000 controllers. They are free spending wheels instead of those ones that don't move freely. I'm just use to doing things the way I do because it's comfortable for me that way. A friend tried to show me how he mixes and it works for him. I just decided to do it my way because it works for me.
 
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