Serato DJ or Traktor Pro 2? It's a common question that comes up a lot in the DJ community. Both programs have several unique features that sets them apart such a video mixing with Serato DJ or Traktor's deep midi mapping capabilities. What about FX? Today we're going to take an indepth look at the similarities and differences of the FX and FX units in Traktor Pro 2 and Serato DJ.
After a fairly long beta period, the team at Serato is debuting a brand new version of their Serato DJ software, 1.7.4. We've been excited to see it released because it officially is the launch of the Serato DJ Club Kit add-on, which opens up support for Pioneer and Allen and Heath mixers. But as it turns out, the New Zealand developers have had even more great new stuff up their sleeves - read on for the full details.
Earlier this week we looked at how Traktor DJs can have a plug and play setup with Pioneer CDJs in HID mode. Today Ryan Dejaegher is going to show Serato DJ and Scratch Live DJs how they can use CDJs in HID mode. The control is quite similar between Traktor and Serato but there are some notable differences in the models that are supported and the hardware required.
For club DJs, making edits are the key to having a unique performance and track collection. Lots of DJs find themselves making edits in their DAW before a gig. When Serato finally released Serato DJ with Quantize and the Flip feature, this allowed DJs to make edits even faster, and improved the time and number of edits DJs could create. Today DJ Kue is going to show how you can create your own edits using Flip in Serato DJ.
Mixed In Key has announced version 7.0 of their famous key detection software. This time they've added a powerful new feature for Traktor and Serato, automatic cue points. Placing cue points in tracks can be a time consuming process. DJ's have to load all their tracks individually, find suitable spots, then mark each cue point. With the latest update from Mixed in Key, the software will analyze tracks, detect the BPM/Key as usual, and it will set 8 cue points inside of the tracks.
Ever since the release of Serato DJ, it's been possible to purchase additional features or FX packs to expand Serato DJ's capabilities. Serato has released some very cool features this year including Pitch N' Time, an industry standard time stretching plugin, and Flip, which lets you create custom edits of your music in Serato DJ.
The ecosystem of Serato products has expanded massively in recent years, with native control solutions appearing from many manufacturers. The latest company to step into the Serato world is Akai, with their new AMX and AFX units. But do they bring anything new to the table? We tested them to find out.
Before the release of Serato DJ 1.7, DVS (digital vinyl system) options were limited. The only way to use turntables or CDJs with Serato was to have either a Rane soundcard mixer, the Pioneer DJM 900SRT, or the Pioneer DDJ-SZ. These options were all pretty expensive. With the release of 1.7, Serato has expanded their […]