Any Mixon 4 owners here? Is it worth it? Do you like it?

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I've been DJ'ing for about 3 years now and started on a Numark IDJ Pro. Up until really recently, this has been going great! Loads of gigs and a dozen or so mix tapes. Lately I've noticed that there are quite a few issues with my setup when doing recorded mixtapes and even just practicing. Lots of hang ups, frozen wave forms, unusable tracks that work in iTunes, missing tracks in DJ Pro playlists, but in iTunes, etc. In light of this, I decided to upgrade.

I'm totally in a three way tie between Serato, Rekordbox and DJ Pro. I played with a Denon MCX-8000 and it worked well, but I don't like Serato really. Never played with Rekordbox but am planning on taking the Pioneer DDJ-1000 for a spin when it releases. My main eye and focus has been on the Reloop Mixon 4 for a while, however, none of the centers I visit have any units for me to test out. I like that the Mixon 4 is based off a platform that I am already familiar and quite proficient in (Algorridim's DJ) and IF I ever wanted to switch out to Serato, I could easily do so.

I guess my questions are: How many Mixon 4 owners out there recommend it? Do you find the lack of aux inputs off-putting? Does the lack of tonal control for the mic outs cause you issues? Do you record mixes on it and if so, does it perform well (no stutters, frozen wave forms, janky loops, etc).

Any thoughts and experiences would be greatly appreciated, as I am definitely upgrading in February.

THANK YOU!
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I have the same questions and concerns that you do. I ordered my mix on for just last week and I should have it this week. When I get it I'm going full-on to test it and see how well it does. And I will be sure to let you know what I've experienced.
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Dude! The mixon 4 is awesome except for the fact that it has absolutely no inputs at all whatsoever. That part is frustrating but I only use it for emergencies like if I have to play music off my phone. But I have never had that issue because everything works so seamlessly. But since I thought about it I could use a small mixer in between and solve that problem if it ever occurs. So at this point I highly recommended it! no problems so far. I hope that helps
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Matt, awesome news man. I was a "little" concerned about that, but, like you, thought that in a serious pinch, I could always add one of my 2 small mixers to the setup, just to be safe. I guess I should do that anyways, since I really need to craft the microphone outs specifically to my clients that need them...unless the mic outs are decent that is. Thanks for checking in!
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This is a "cons" for Mixon 4, how ever we have to get used to set a mixer between our controller and the PA, whatever it is, in order to be able to switch onto an emergency iPad or another source if the Mac/PC or controller crashes. We can have a "mute" of 5-8 seconds, but no more. So my personal advice is to have always an alternative source ready with a "loaded" song ready just in case of....
I personally use 16 channels Soundcraft, so that I can manage my 5 wireless mikes and support also direct live groups PA (or support them at specific gigs).
This is my opinion only !!!
Ps: Just last week I got my new DDJ1000 recently presented (not yet Djay mapped, but will be soon) and even it has 2 mike channels, and several line ins, I will also bring a mixer in-between.....
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Thanks for the suggestions, I appreciate them greatly. Do you like your DDJ 1000???
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I am personally scared to buy it because of lack of "analog mixer" on board.
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Ive had my Mixon 4 for about a year now and I love it.

I was also worried about the lack of aux inputs but actually its not a problem unless you wanted to DJ with vinyl. Like most djs i felt nervous without aux inputs because i felt i had no back up. But in truth the Mixon 4 gives better options for backup because if my laptop fails i just plug in my ipad or even iphone. Actually this is much better than plugging my ipod in for backup because rather than just playing from the ipod i can actually dj from my phone with the same software as my laptop.
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Are you using Ipad with DJay 2?
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DJ SureShot

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Yes, I am using an Air 2, 128GB, ios 11.2 with a Numark IDJ Pro Controller...
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Eventually you can play from your iphone and Mixon 4 with Djay, but it is not safe, trust me.
As a back up maybe, but changing from Mac to iphone or ipad with Mixon as controller, takes a bit longer than launching a preloaded song from the same iphone or ipad, and during playing it you can then reset whole controller and Mac in order to continue with your rider. But indeed you then need a mixer.
I loved my Mixon 4 for last year season. In fact I did not sold it, just added to my stuff for larger configuration where sometimes we are requested to have 2 independent DJs at the same gig.
See how is my configuration at Marc Marquez party after his 6th championship won, last November in Spain.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BckWmbCAr...
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I partly agree. if you want a smooth transition between DJs or between devices then you definitely need an aux input or an external mixer. But as backup? - I'm not sure ... only times I needed a backup was when my laptop crashed then I just needed music on fast before the crowd rioted :)

I normally DJ from my laptop and have the iPad in the slot. I use the iPad for DMX light control - but its always there ready to connect for music in an emergency.

Nice set up by the way. :)
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I like the setup!
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My only issue is a fact that there are absolutely no inputs whatsoever. That is pretty jacked up.
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Yeah, that was my initial reaction too after DigitalTips brought that out, a few times. Then I thought about it a little more and in the past year, I have had no one make any requests where I actually had to hook in a secondary device. I have thousands of songs and with Spotify access on my current controller, I haven't used my IDJ Pro's aux in's...

The lack of tonal controls for the mic out is another thing though, as I use my mics ALOT. I have literally gone through like 3 or 4 sets of wireless mics in the past 3 years, they get that much use...

Again, can't wait to see what you think of yours when you get it. I'm almost excited for you, lol.
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Wait, there is no volume control for the mic?
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DJ STUB

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There is volume for the mic ... its right next to the mic input
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Okay. But that's the only control? No bass or treble controls for the mic?
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Yeah man, no Bass/Treble control :( That's why I'm a little apprehensive since I use mics ALL the time...
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Mixon 4 works pretty well with Djay app and also with Serato. The advantage of Mixon is that you can plug and play also ipad and start enjoying mix.
You have a very similar controller from Pioneer, the DDJ SX2. Almost the same. A bit more expensive but both work on Djay and Serato based in plug and play. No worries. But in this case no Ipad support.
DDJ has a better look due to material utilization, as Reloop uses a bit more plastic and rubber (such as cue and start buttons). But Reloop quality is top.
I do not know when DDJ1000 will be mapped in Djay. I hope it will be soon since it looks like it will become a best seller.
Regarding Denon MCX8000, that is another superior "league".....It is much better that the two previous ones described, and so it is price, since it includes two mikes inputs with separate equalization. But you do not need to jump into Serato as this Denon controller is Djay certified, so again plug and play. Did you try it with Djay ?
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Rogerfunky, I really liked the MCX8000, but had NO idea it worked off DJAY! Man, where have I been??? I played with it at guitar center for an hour (while giving store patrons a 30 minute impromptu show - lol). They had it hooked up to Serato and I just played around in there. I knew it worked with Engine and even downloaded engine to play around with on my PC last year. It was pretty bad then,,, Thanks for the info, I'll look online and see if I can find vids of DJay working on the MCX8000 and other DJ's setups therein...
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There are many videos uploaded in Youtube. Even with mappings for iOS !!!
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Rogerfunky

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hi Mate, MCX8000 and Djay work together on a "Mac" only. Not PC integration yet.....
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I just got my mix on for yesterday. After the first day I love it. But let's see what happens.
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DJ SureShot

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Cant wait to see what you think....
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If anyone is interested: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MUgfl...
Might be an alternative for me....
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good mapping on ipad but not reproducing waves and other info on Denon own screen. Something is done but partially. Thanks though !!!
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My question is, does the pitch play feature only work with serato ( with pitch n time) ? or does it work with djay app as well..
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That's good news! In all the videos, they make it seem that PnT is only a Serato offering... I would love to see a vid from a "non paid professional or promoter" that goes through all the things we mobile DJ's would like to utilize... Maybe I'll have to try my hand at doing a vid when I finally upgrade...
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I have seen reviews for djay Pro
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Well let me know how it works out now y'all got me thinking about getting one LOL. I was waiting on the mixars Primo but they decided not to put it in production I think,
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Also another great software company’s iOS software works with the Mixon 4 with 4 decks, stems, great sounding effects, 8 hot cues with saved loops. Really is tremendous. If you go to dj techtools and go to mapping’s. Look for mixon 4 and you will see a mapping by dj hombre. Very very good
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yes it does work on my Mixon 4 and Djay, pitch and time....
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Dj Hombre did a YouTube video with the mixon and another iOS software company. From the review he loves it but the play , cue pads are a bit clicky.
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I haven't figured out how to use the sampler yet
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I have had the Mixon 4 since Xmas and was able to do several gigs with it so far. I love it - The aux thing can be an issue for some but again just plug your ipad or Iphone in if the Laptop dies. The mic thing I plan on getting a PA mixer for not sure which one yet. I like that small Yamaha 10 one. but overall I like it just need more time to play with it. I sold my DDJ SR to get this and I don't regret it. Still learing the samples and Pitch n time
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Thanks for chiming in Bro. Looks like I have my mind made up :) I was just concerned that my move from my amateur ID Pro to the Mixon wouldn't be a "professional" move, you know? I was thinking of shelling out thousands for other offerings, but I still like using DJay and am familiar with it like the back of my hand. I DO like that if I want to get my feet wet with a DJ Standard app, then I can always get a MacBook and run Serato!
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Does the mic keep working if the software locks up? I was wondering this because I have Behringer speakers that my wireless mics plug into therefore, I don't have to plug in mic into the controller. Therefore maybe using the mic input as a line input for emergencies. Plug a phone in etc
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true but it would be a great emergency back up if it worked,
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IM I going to try this mic input thing and report back but I’ll have to find a tsr to headphone jack connector i think to connect my iPad or phone
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Ordering my Mixon 4 next week and have decided to get a $50 3 channel mixer, one that has EQ's for each channel (including the Mic) and also a Aux in. Sounds like the best solution for my application. If the Mixon goes down, I can easily hook up my iPad running DJ Pro on it, albeit a LITTLE difficult for me (personally) to full on mix with...but nevertheless, a decent backup...
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Maybe consider getting a mixer with sub ports for jump drives
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Thanks DjKingBee
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its awesome - did a few gigs, it was rock solid on ipad mini 4 no crashes tho I have my iphone as backup, you can plug an ext mixer into mic in if you need to route any other signal (with a suitable level matcher) tho its in mono only

As Ipad is multitasking I can trigger drums or a synth app from a bluetooth LE keyboard at the same time
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That's interesting about using the mic in, as others here were wondering if you could use that as a "backup" of sorts, or to add another device. I was thinking of just running the monitor out (RCA) to the Mixer and then run the mixer to my PA's and Sub's. Glad you like it and are gigging with it. I'm getting excited...
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just got mine yesterday, horrible jog problem!! updated everything, checked reloop forums, ton of people having same problem, sucks man because i had a beatpad 1 for years and really loved it, plus the buzzin noize from bad plug, returned and got a 505, reloop has fell off.....
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Thanks all for the feedback in this thread. Sadly, I ended up picking up an impeccable custom Pioneer DDJ-SX for a few hundred bucks less than a new Mixon 4. I just couldn't get over the lack of Mic EQs (or not having more than 1 mic channel) and the lack of line Ins. The DDJ-SX (while a little old, but tight and great sounding) has a full 4 channel mixer. The Mic ins can play off two channels. I personally have it set where channel 1 is for Mics, with full volume and eq controls and channel 4 is actually hooked up to my ipad running DJ, since Serato doesn't have an automix mix feature and commonly need that for lounge/dinner times at all of my events.

I like to think I have the best of both worlds. I have a monster build quality Pioneer controller running Serato (which is CRAZY btw) and I still get to use my IPad running tried and true DJay Pro. I think that with the Controller and MacBook (used), I spent what I would have for a Mixon 4...well, slightly more.

It's sad that there are so many posts about the Mixon's quality control and I just can't take a chance with so many events out of state lined up this year...
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That's probably a smart decision man because my Mixon4 had a ton of problems right out of the box, I ended up getting the Roland 505 which I am in the process of mapping to djay already so far so good. and plenty of ins and outs , the only thing about using DJ for iPad once I get it Mapped, is I would have to use my powered USB hub. Which is really no big deal LOL
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Way to go on the Roland. I'd love to see your setup some time!
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Thank you can't wait to get it mapped already got one Deck Down other deck to go LOL
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Nice setup. :) Hoping you get the next deck mapped soon! Thx for the pic. Will post mine as soon as the rest of my stuff comes in....
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Here's what I ended up doing to get the best of both worlds...Still rockin' DJay (on channel 4) while being able to fully control my mics, like I really need to.

Thanks everyone for your input on this subject....
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Mixin 4 blows away DDJ SX 2 and DDJ SX 3 both on Djay Pro and Serato