May 7, 2013

Serato DJ 1.2 and Multi-FX

There is one thing I still don’t understand, and that is why Serato has chosen to pick and choose which piece of software gets what.  Clearly, the big boys who use the main version of Scratch Live should get first choice the best features with their hardware and software combo – but it seems like Serato DJ has features of its own that make for a tough decision when looking for either a DVS or a controller system.  For one, the layout and GUI of Serato DJ is just plain pretty.  Items and icons are larger and shown in color, whereas Scratch Live will leave much empty space on the screen when they could easily have made it easier to see.

Another big question is the features in general.  Serato DJ makes use of multi FX, meaning that FX can be layered on top of each other in a way that is much different from what you can do in Scratch Live.  Scratch Live’s features aren’t the greatest to begin with, but to opt for two different styles for each program really confuses the hell out of me and likely many others.  Why not give Scratch Live the best of both worlds while putting a throttle on what Serato DJ can do?