July 8, 2013
Sampling is one of those art forms that often does not receive the credit it deserves. Sampling, like the name suggests, derives itself from taking bits and parts from other bits of music rather than creating them from scratch. By taking a part of an existing song, each element will contain multiple elements that are much more complex than a single note from a keyboard or instrument. These days, sampling is very clever and the original sample can be worked into songs in ways that are completely different from the original. On a basic level, DJs have been sampling since the birth of turntablism.
Taking a loop of a few bars from a song and repeating them over and over again is as basic as the idea of sampling can get. Before we could record samples and play them back using a computer system, the only real way to sample …
July 8, 2013
Serato has always trying to sell itself as being a simple program that is both computer and DJ friendly. Everything, from the simply layout to the FX and Sampler panels, have been designed to make navigation and discover simple for the user. By keeping things “clean” they have eliminated some of the mess that has to be sorted through with other popular DVS programs. What we have noticed from Serato is that they have tried to continually add more feature while keeping the screen space sparse. This is not easy to do, considering just how much more information could be crammed into the center screen if wanted.
Traktor makes it hard for Serato to stay such a simple too. Traktor currently wins when it comes to MIDI devices, FX panels, and Remix panels. It is not easy to learn and would take more than a few days to master – …