Topic: Controllers advice
So the last time I really touched any decks in anger was around six years ago and things have moved on somewhat. But my recent daliance with the ipad Traktor DJ app, despite it's showstopping bugs, has got me thinking of investing in Traktor Pro or Serato and a controller - so any advice on this or should I just get an iRiver and a Mac?
I already have a top end laptop and powered monitor peakers and all that shenanigans, but I have no idea what to get in terms of a controller. I want something small, easy to mix with in the same way as I did in the old days (Xfader, two decks). FX in built, but nothing too fancy because FX are usually overdone anyways. EQing and loops, cues all built in, and a headphone jack. I have no room for a full scratch set up with Technics at the moment, so needs to be compact and able to do all the above in one, neat package. Basically something to knock out mixes on with just a maptop and speakers and some cans.
Is the NI X1 any good? Anything that I can get on ebay for less than £200 and Traktor thrown in would be a bonus.