Laptop DJing programs

Discussion in 'DJ's, MC's & Turntablism' started by Alexi, Jul 23, 2010.

  1. Alexi

    Alexi Drench Audio VIP Junglist

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    Part of the reason I bought CDJ400s rather than 800s was the MIDI, as I thought I'd be able to just plug in and use Serato etc.

    But to my knowledge both Serato & Traktor need extra soundcards, wires, timecoded cds etc.

    So was wondering whether there's any serious DJing programs that I could use juse with my CDJs & a MIDI controller as a mixer and an external soundcard.

    I've tried virtual dj and hated it, any suggestions would be much appreciated.

    Cheers
     
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    serato/traktor whatever all come with the soundcards & timecodes that you need

    edit: sorry man just read bout the cd deck acting as MIDI.. not sure on that but its prob likely that your gonna have to pay for the priviledge!
     
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    get traktor/serato or some cds!!

    otherwise you have to take your cdjs400 to every gig you play. they are not very common in clubs.
     
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    I'm fine playing on other cd decks and turntables at gigs, it was just going to be for playing other genres where I have lots of MP3s but can't be bothered to burn off all the CDs for possibly only one use.

    I know I'll probably end up getting Serato or Traktor, but seeing as I don't need the box, I was seeing if there were any other options which didn't have a £500 price tag because of the interface etc
     
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    get traktor, if you want to just mix on the software, i have Traktor Scratch Pro which comes with the soundcard. But when i have my mac at work i will mix tunes solely on my computer with no monitor or head phone cue it can be fun sometimes.
     
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    That's good, I didn't know if it worked without the soundcard,

    I have two soundcards internally in my laptop and my external interface, so will be able to use them for cueing