September 13, 2012
While Traktor and Serato dominate the world of DVS, this doesn’t mean that there are plenty of other options out there for controlling digital vinyl systems. Virtual DJ made its mark in the very beginning of it all, and lost some popularity due to quality issues, but has reemerged on the scene since their decline.
The same path has been taken by MixVibes, who had a hard time competing earlier on in their career. The second version of their Cross DJ software is out now, version 2.0. Some big changes were made to the software, mainly allowing a graphical interface for setup and audio patching – which is one thing few DVSs can relate to.…
September 5, 2012
Serato is usually touted for its “simplicity”. Traktor on the other hand, well – you know the story.
The layout itself can be overwhelming for novice users who just want to throw on two tracks and mix. Traktor, with its endless functionality, can sometimes make your head spin especially when DJ’s don’t understand what options they need and don’t need. If you’ve ever had to choose one toothbrush to buy at the store out of 30 different options – you might know this feeling.
Digitaldjtips.com has listed out hidden options available to you that aren’t quite apparent first. Some of these options can save you from embarrassment, like loading the track onto the wrong deck in the middle of a mix. Others will save you time and clear out your interface for easy navigation.…
August 26, 2012
AfroDJmac has released an Ableton Live pack that allows that allows users to add bass to any instrument by controlling both the synthesizer and the bass at the same time. Controls allow the octave of the synth and sub bass to be adjusted, as well as the levels of the bass itself. This pack is free.…
DJ Scott Mad Flip
September 20, 2011
Avid has long been a player in the DJ software market with the introduction of the then M-Audio Torq about 7 years ago. Torq has always been considered one of the most advanced DJ software of the major players in the market. Torq 2.0 takes it to the next level. Avid adds a producers approach to the new software and envisions a more creative approach to a DJ performance beyond anything we have ever used. We gave it a spin in the studio and went deeper down the rabbit hole.
The Basics and Beyond
With Torq software, automatic beat-detection and synchronization are just the beginning. Four full-featured decks—each with EQ, level control, headphone cueing, and crossfade—give you the power to build complex mixes and experiment in brand-new ways. Use the decks to prepare tracks during your set, then drop them into the mix and create dense, layered soundscapes. Tempo Anchors …
DJ Scott Mad Flip
August 12, 2011
The latest version of Serato Itch 2.0 is now available and is bringing the heat. Here’s a quick rundown on some exciting new features and improvements.
» New Interface
» Changeable Night & Day mode
» New SP-6 Sample Player including Sample Sync
» Multiple display modes to suit different styles of DJing – vertical, horizontal, stack and library views
» Re-optimized Serato SmartSync engine for precise grids and locked grooves
» Improved Library Management so you can easily copy crates & tracks to external drives for gigs
» Smart Crates which auto-fill using keywords from your music library
» Serato Playlists to share your tracklists either as you play, or online afterwards
» Album Art Views for enhanced browsing
» Improved Instant Doubles functionality, including support for 4 decks
As a Traktor and Serato Scratch Live user, I have to say that Itch 2.0 is the real deal. Serato …