Best MIDI controller for DJing

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Best MIDI controller for DJing

Post by solosys » Wed Nov 14, 2007 9:31 pm

I would like some feedback on the best (but reasonably priced) midi controller available for DJing (mainly tribal house music) live with Live. I am considering the Axiom 25 for it's size and pads, UC33e, padkontrol, trigger finger. Which is more suitable given my genre?

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Post by ethios4 » Wed Nov 14, 2007 9:37 pm

It totally depends on what you are wanting to do. Are you wanting to play on pads during your performance? Do you need keys to play live?

I don't need either (yet) so I use a UC-33e live and it works great because it has a good number of knobs and faders, with nothing unnecessary.

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Post by nylarch » Wed Nov 14, 2007 9:42 pm

UC-33 works great for me too - got me to ditch the cross fader which I think is the best way to go for DJ'ing with Live.
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Post by ethios4 » Wed Nov 14, 2007 10:05 pm

Hey, that looks pretty nice! Not enough knobs for what I need, but looks like a great unit. I'm really happy with my Novation ReMote25...seems like they make good gear.

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Re: Best MIDI controller for DJing

Post by MarkH » Wed Nov 14, 2007 10:24 pm

For a good DJ controller I like the Kenton Killamix Mini. It's a small footprint yet professional and is very flexible. I'm not into triggering with pads for DJ sets. My Killamix and Eyris give me everything I need. Once in a while I'll also use an O2.
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