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Hi, I just got an APC 40 and I have it plugged in to my laptop by USB and I have a pair of active monitors connected to the laptop. With this setup I cannot use my headphones for pre-cue when mixing. I understand I need to have a mixer in between the Laptop and my monitors but my question is: is there any specific features that the mixer needs to have, for this function to work? I have seen some different mixers online and I was wondering if something like a BEHRINGER XENYX 502 would do the job or if I have to use an actual DJ mixer as a Pioneer DJM. I am using Traktor Pro 2 and Ableton Live 8 with the APC. Looking forward to hear from you. Cheers, Bruno Farinha

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