February 18, 2014
Serato might be changing their ways –but they are doing a good job of making sure that their old customers still have something to play with. If you have ever stepped foot inside of a store like Guitar Center or Best Buy, you would be lucky to see a functional NS7 demo or other MIDI controller setup ready for you to play with. The odds are that you will never see a scratch live setup – but you will easily find Serato DJ setups ready to go. Why is this? I think that most of these store don’t want to go through the hassle of setting up Scratch Live – nor do they want to have needles and turntables ready for demo.
They know that whatever is put out on the floor will take some serious abuse. A turntable and needle wouldn’t last long in the hands of someone who …
March 15, 2013
If you never took the time to actually learn the ins and outs of your DVS program, then you might have overlooked the many ways there are to configure your GUI. I know it will be a small headache trying to figure out what keys do what on your screen, but once it is learned it never has to be relearned again. For Serato users the GUI can actually be harder to work with, even though it looks more visually pleasing. The spinning discs do little else except show you the movement of your records and their position through the song. The waveforms are actually what should grab your attention the most, when making sure that your peaks and valleys match up.
Serato by default is set to display vertical waveforms, but I, like many others, have opted to use the horizontal waveforms, as it makes much more sense in …
February 23, 2013
It is safe to say that there are many controllers out there for DJs on the second hand market. With so many options to choose from it makes it easier to decide that one controller simply isn’t the right one for you, with another controller having a similar cost being your next best bet. Another reason that a DJ may decide to put their Novation Twitch on sale, isn’t because it doesn’t have the functionality of a layout that they desire, it has to do with what type of DVS can be run with it. When it comes to smaller DVS packages that don’t cost upwards of five hundred dollars, you are kind of limited as to what you can get. So far, Serato and Traktor are offering scaled down versions of their software to run with these controllers, as not to compete with their flagship soundcards that are meant …