Serato?

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  1. Freek

    Freek Lets get freeeeeeky

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    Right, so im considering making the move to serato. Didnt have much luck with the cdjs so im thinking cut my losses sell the cdjs and buy serato n use ma technics.

    a few questions for current serato users....

    Back 2/3 years ago, ppl used to get pissed off with a dj who turned up n started fiddling with the wires and setting up serato, is this still the same or is it just normal now for there to be a serato setup on a night?

    Do i need to have an amazing spec laptop to use serato or will a bog standard laptop be ok?

    Is this a good idea, ie anyone else made the switch and think it was a bad move?

    Cheers for ur help guys :) .

    p.s. anyone interested in buying a full cd setup (CDJ400, CDJ800 & DJM600) please get intouch.
     
  2. t345e

    t345e Well-Known Member

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    I think setting the thing up is still an issue man but not sure if its got better as if never played out with it.

    With regards to the laptop, I use my Mrs's at the moment because I I've only got a desktop and to be honest its a fucking shit piece but serato works fine. I mean it is smoother on a mac but as far as I'm concerned its not that much of a big deal.

    I made the switch and have never looked back mate, undoubtably the best decision I ever made, in life not just djing.
     
  3. Freek

    Freek Lets get freeeeeeky

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    Cheers man wicked response
     
  4. HustleAudio

    HustleAudio Do the Hustle

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    Its amazing.... Serato is like pringles once u pop you cant stop..... it is a pain setting up if the setup your playing on is poor, but 9 times out of 10 you can manage it. Buy the latest version and you will be fine, less wires to set up :)
     
  5. Freek

    Freek Lets get freeeeeeky

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    Cheers man,

    Im thinking of getting an SL2 as its a bit cheaper than the newest
     
  6. D Double U

    D Double U FQ Sessions

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    Get SL3 and it will change your life, if your efficient in your setup ie. not a tool, then you wont bother the other DJ.

    You wont need a mac, but performance was certainly improved when i switched...defo would recommend.

    The ability to mix on one deck and switch the channel has saved a potential embarrassing situation where a deck went down and the sound guy had to replace. Ignore any comments about sound quality too, they are minimal to the point of no noticeable change in clubs if your using good quality digi's
     
  7. charlie131

    charlie131 Well-Known Member

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    i'd just say get it in any way shape or form it is amazing freek!
     
  8. muzzadj

    muzzadj POW!

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    Going to have a play around on it at a gig im playing on wednesday, will be good fun i'm sure :)
     
  9. Howitzer

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    Have a look into traktor too, its on par with serato but its also got full midi mapping functionality and some excellent controllers to augment your turntablist rig (and its cheaper ;))
    Check out the kontrol X1 and the dicers.

    The one thing that you'll get fucked off with is using the laptop to change tunes, these circumvent that and offer much more flexibility.

    As far as setting up at gigs goes, if you get there early you can hook it all up with NI's multicore cables so you just need to flick the mixer channel over to line when you wanna use timecode, simples.
    Not sure how that would work if someone turned up with serato aswell though. Could get messy.

    If youve got any questions regarding digi DJing, especially traktor related, gimme a shout. I'd be happy to help.
     
  10. charlie131

    charlie131 Well-Known Member

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    i dont understand why clubs dont invest in a serato box so that situations like a dj taking time to sort out all the cables and what not could be completly eliminated leaving serato as thsi mazing dj tool not somthing thats frowned upon because it takes 5 mins to sort out the wires
     
  11. Subjekt Music

    Subjekt Music Well-Known Member

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    Because your not proper DJ's

    :teeth:
     
  12. charlie131

    charlie131 Well-Known Member

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    this is the man who how to learnt djing through youtube :)
     
  13. Subjekt Music

    Subjekt Music Well-Known Member

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    Hahahaha. I will fucking own you on a set of turntables bruv. Dont worry about that...
     
  14. TC767

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    Seratos a pain for people playing out... end of Dbridge set showed this on friday at ram... not that i was that bothered because chase and status was on next but it took a while for them to get everything back to normal
     
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    HustleAudio Do the Hustle

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    so Marky, SPY, Hype and the endless list of a list djs using it arent proper djs ?? Jog on
     
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    charlie131 Well-Known Member

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    we will see young skywalker we will see hahaha wednesday ............. we ride at dawn!!!!!!
     
  17. Subjekt Music

    Subjekt Music Well-Known Member

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    Calm down

    It was actually a joke aimed at Charlie
     
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    charlie131 Well-Known Member

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    he twas just joking budd...

    but on a side note skrillex uses serato and thats a fucking big negative!
     
  19. Subjekt Music

    Subjekt Music Well-Known Member

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    I hate playing after Serato users. All that faffing about with wires and shit

    Long ting
     
  20. t345e

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    I think it's equally annoying for the serato user and the djs before and after. No one wants to cause any other dj an issue its just that most clubs don't cater for serato. I think they will do in the future though as more and more big name djs are begining to use it. SL4 looks pretty fresh, two usb ports, 4 deck mixing, 96 kHZ sample rate http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-xj51ZgloBw&feature=related