Roland DJ-808 vs. Traktor Kontrol S8

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Roland DJ-808 vs. Traktor Kontrol S8

Postby syver » 04:35, 19 March 2017

Hi,

Any thoughts on this forum on the pros and cons of these two setups ?

Thx
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Re: Roland DJ-808 vs. Traktor Kontrol S8

Postby projektil » 14:25, 10 April 2017

Pro Traktor S8: Price

Don´t know the Roland though, as Traktor was already there, so I didn´t have the luxury of this problem :D

I have hooked the MX-1 output to Traktor S8 channel 4, which is nice for switching from Remix Decks to the synths and drum machines. What sucks though, is that you still get channel EQ and Filter, but no FX. Not a biggie, since the MX-1 and hooked up gear have more effects than Traktor ever will (think Ableton plugins in channels), but still...

Apart from that I guess the software will also make a big difference, as the Serato vs Traktor discussion is probably similar to Win vs Mac or footbal vs soccer.
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Re: Roland DJ-808 vs. Traktor Kontrol S8

Postby Bobbyduracel » 07:08, 12 November 2017

I have tons of thoughts on the comparisons... I have a tiny little blog at www.livefullycharged.org with lots of thoughts on various setups.

Short answer: Dj808 has actual platters and pitch faders - big plus.
Dj 808 has Tr-S, which is also a plus.

It runs Serato, which I think is inferior to Traktor.

Traktor S8 - no platter, no jog wheels, runs Traktor.

Both have intense remix and creative capabilities and I've owned both since they came out (respectively). They're just a bit different.

If you like Serato and you want to possibly expand your rig to include analog, get the AIRA stuff.
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Re: Roland DJ-808 vs. Traktor Kontrol S8

Postby Bobbyduracel » 23:54, 13 November 2017

Apparently an update to the DJ808 is pending (date uncertain), which probably means the TR-S voices will now match those of the DJ505... Very cool.
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Re: Roland DJ-808 vs. Traktor Kontrol S8

Postby FANTOMized » 05:29, 16 November 2017

They are built for 2 totally different types of DJs, the real question is what type of DJ are you?

That's where you need to start and it will help you weight the value of the two.
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