What do you mean by he made a midi controller?
I can use my decks as midi controller but it's simpyl the fact that there is 2 big old seperate decks then the chunky mixer then all the power cables and audio cables and netowork cables. I take them down the pub once a month for a slot down their and it iritates me as i have all of my wiring down the back of my studio at home and have to take it out every time. (could be resolved with spare wires lol)
I have to admit there is a second reason behind this thought. I'm looking at proposing to my GF and putting some money away for a wedding so the £2k spare would come in handy
I think i'd be ok if the clubs upped their equipment to something that took USBs or LAN cables it's just i DO NOT trust CDs lately i don;t know if it's coz i dont take good enough care of them or what but i jus find they are not reliable enough for me? maybe its my CD driver on my computer but it probably has a failure rate of say 1 in 25 discs which is very poor in my opinion.