Well, I sold my djs-1000 and some other gear and now I have an Akai Force! Like all new gear, it’s everything I’ve ever dreamed of and I can almost feel the life of happiness and fulfillment it will bring me.
I might dust off the sc5000 and use it at the very least as an external audio source as I learn/practice the AF. My sc5000 has mostly been a display pedestal for the sc5000 decksaver (it’s a nice decksaver though). I’ve also been working with the new Serato more to test out the Roland TR-SYNC capabilities between Serato and some Roland stuff on loan (TR-09, TB-3, TR-8).
I have to check if Serato and Roland talk to each other in HID but maybe before the week is done I can rock (or at least setup) a: sc5000 + Akai Force + Serato HID on sc + TR-8 + TB-3 + my cat trying to jump on the Force.