January 9, 2013
With Traktor more so than Serato, effects can be used but they can also be altered and customized to fit whatever need you may encounter. Regardless of how you map your effects, either through a physical mixer or through a software solution, you are bound to run into a few issues. One of them is performance. Anytime effects are used on a computer, it steals processing power from your computer. Beside video effects, audio effects take a decent amount of resources to create and can put a strain on your CPU if you’re trying to use too many functions within one computer program.
The other problem has to do with pre-fader and post-fader effects. Since you’re not routing music through an external device it’s difficult to run your effects independently from you other software; but there are some clever ways to get around it.
One way of using an effect …
November 9, 2012
Even with all the advances that digital vinyl software companies are making, DJs are still wary about keeping all of their eggs in one basket. Rane has understood this problem from the beginning. When they created Serato Scratch Live, they did their best to keep it as “light” of a program as possible, in order to keep its need for system resources low. So far, they’ve done a great job at creating a stable DVS, but the opposing argument is that they simply do not provide adequate peripheral functions such as sampling and effects.
The Traktor’s philosophy is quite different from Serato’s, in that copious amount of extra functions have been encouraged and developed from day one. In fact, there are just as many effect controls on Traktor as there are on some external, stand-alone FX devices. The only issue with this approach is it makes your computer work …