Some DJs would prefer to not hear this, but sync exists. In fact, while it may be new to some people (Scratch Live users), the technology has been around for years. Sure, plenty of DJs eschew it, but for those who don’t, it’s important to have the resources and knowledge to use it properly. In this piece, you’ll learn how to set beatgrids and use Simple and Smart Sync in Serato DJ.
At the tail end of last week, Mixvibes announced that their desktop version of Cross DJ now has complete synchronization into Pioneer’s Rekordbox software – which to many comes as no surprise considering that Pioneer’s software is actually coded and produced by the Mixvibes team. With the software, DJs using Cross DJ can push all […]
SYNC is a highly debated but often miss-understood function. Many people get the general concept but fail to understand exactly what sync actually does and how to customize it for their own needs. In this article, we delve into every nuance of the SYNC command including a complete description of the three different possible sync behaviors that […]
By Nisus One of the greatest things about digital DJing is the opportunity to incorporate a multitude of performance tools into your sets. Not being limited to the turntables as an interface has opened the door to a wonderful world of controllers full of knobs and faders. While controllers have given us the power to […]
DJ Rob Ticho Chances are high you have probably tried out both Ableton Live and Traktor only to discover that each program has different strengths and weaknesses. While I primarily use Traktor for DJing, there are aspects of Ableton, such as playing midi instruments live, which I’ve always wanted to incorporate into my sets. In […]
Last weeks post showed how the SYNC function can help keep multiple loops in time with each other and tighten up a complex mix. The topic brings up a bigger question about how SYNC works and how you can make it work better. If your going to use SYNC, its not enough to just push […]
You may have noticed that native instruments recently uploaded a series of interesting videos with Ritchie Hawtin explaining his work flow with Traktor. Mr. Hawtin was legitimately one of the first proponents of digital djing and did some very creative work with music and visuals at Mutek several years back, but he has not shown […]