Serato DJ or Traktor Pro 2? It's a common question that comes up a lot in the DJ community. Both programs have several unique features that sets them apart such a video mixing with Serato DJ or Traktor's deep midi mapping capabilities. What about FX? Today we're going to take an indepth look at the similarities and differences of the FX and FX units in Traktor Pro 2 and Serato DJ.
One of the most powerful features of Traktor is it’s midi mapping capabilities. Midi mapping allows DJs to create custom mappings that are unique to their workflow or performance and it is what has made things like the Instant Gratification mapping possible with Traktor. It can be intimidating to create a mapping so today Ean Golden is going to walk through the basics of midi mapping.
Serato DJ has been in development since the announcement of the Serato DJ 1.7.2 public beta. The popular DVS software has shown some muscle with added features in recent updates and today Serato announced the full, stable release of their software, Serato DJ 1.7.2. Within this update, users will find Yosemite support, extended MIDI capabilities, sticker lock, and more that give Serato DJ new bragging rights. Read more inside about what users can find within Serato DJ 1.7.2.
2014 has been a very exciting year with Native Instruments, Pioneer, and Serato introducing new products and software updates in an ever-increasing rate, yet, I have to confess, in the rush to LED glitz and glory some basic functions are still missing. Here are seven Traktor features we’d love to see Native Instruments implement in 2015.
Traktor DJ and Serato DJ/Itch have had a feature that’s been missing from Traktor Pro 2 for a while, the freeze mode (Traktor DJ) or Slicer (Serato DJ). But today that all changes. In typical DJTT fashion, we’re going to show you how you can map this yourself, using Maschine.
Today's article comes from two ideas in the DJ TechTools article idea pool. First, how would you turn a play button into a "turntable stop effect" on non-turntable controllers? Related to that idea, we are excited to launch a "One-Button Mapping" contest in which everyone is invited to submit their best ideas for modular macro mappings. These are highly functional mappings that layer many useful functions onto one button so you can add them to your existing controllers for a little extra performance action.
DJ controllers come in all shapes, sizes, and colors along with different price tags that are backed by different companies. Epsilon is a lesser known brand to DJTT but today we got word of their colored release of their QUAD-MIX controller, which is now available in white. Along the same lines as our recent article regarding the Pioneer We-GO3, this controller is one that beginners and less experienced DJs might want to get their hands on. Read more about the QUAD-MIX from Epsilon and why it is a worthwhile investment for younger DJs.
Serato DJ comes out with another strong release today that provides new functionality like Flip mode, along with some older loved features missing from Scratch Live such as AM mode (hide your tracks) and Chronological cues. A new MIDI Map panel also promises to provide deeper control over the software for those who may wish to dive deeper into the realm of customization. The update is available now from serato.com/dj.