Traktor Scratch Pro Vs. Virtual DJ

Discussion in 'DJ's, MC's & Turntablism' started by JoeCarlse, Jan 22, 2013.

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Traktor Scratch Pro VS. Virtual DJ

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  1. JoeCarlse

    JoeCarlse -ToxicExit09-

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    For a Beginner, would you suggest Traktor Or virtual DJ?

    I already have a copy of Traktor, but im finding it kind of hard to get used too? Should i just spend more time getting used to it or is Virtual DJ easier to use?
     
  2. Harry3

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    spend more time using traktor, its complicated when you first use it but youll work your way around all its features soon enough. Virtual DJs a toy, turn up anywhere with it and you'll get the piss taken out of you.
     
  3. JoeCarlse

    JoeCarlse -ToxicExit09-

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    Alright cheers man, what would you say are the main things i should learn? (sorry for all the noob questions by the way!)
     
  4. rj_dnb

    rj_dnb Well-Known Member

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    Beatmatching. Once you got that down, start focusing on the EQing and transitioning so its sounds nice and the mixes flow
     
  5. Harry3

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    yeah beatmatching as rj said, try to stay away from the sync button, you shouldnt need to use anyway as it tells you the speed of both tunes and you can use the pitch to match them, then use the helpful yellow bar above the waveform of the tune youre bringing in to match the beats, but again try to do it by ear so you dont get fucked when you go round a mates house or whatever and realise you cant beatmatch without a program or screen to help you.
     
  6. JoeCarlse

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    Alright cheers!! Learning how to do this will definitely keep me occupied for a while! ;)
     
  7. Harry3

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    you using a controller?
     
  8. Rusket

    Rusket Mix an blend

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    does anyone take their laptop to a venue and use the venues' CDJs with your laptop on traktor?
     
  9. rysk

    rysk Part-time waster

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    VDJ gets more beef than it deserves, good bit of software if all you're after is standard mixing, particularly for a beginner.

    though if you've already got traktor, use that.
     
  10. Howitzer

    Howitzer Active Member

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    Yup, I prefer TT's though. But at least im flexible.
     
  11. Ozmatic

    Ozmatic Chair of the Nitty Gritty Committee

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    Its actually a real shame VDJ is considered a toy; there's nothing missing that you can do in Traktor really, and although I use Traktor/Serato now, I actually miss VDJ's clean interface and built in key recognition
     
  12. Rusket

    Rusket Mix an blend

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    what bits of kit do you use with traktor?
     
  13. RUSSLA

    RUSSLA DNBF Monarch

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    Traktor has Key recognition too.

    EDIT: no it doesnt, im a doochbag
     
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    Yes.. But not any more as its a fucking pain in the ass! Traktor for home, CDs for gigs.
     
  15. JoeCarlse

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    I know what you mean but i guess thats how it works these days!! Ive heard people saying FL Studio isnt as good as Ableton or logic because its not as complicated! ahah!
     
  16. charlie.joyce

    charlie.joyce Joy-c

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    Tell me your woes mate!! I've got a big gig coming up and I think I'm going to mix with Traktor!! Will be my first time playing out with Traktor.
    What do you hate just the setting up??
     
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    Ah man i've kinda realised over time that im a bit of retard after a few drinks etc and mainly getting stuff wrong myself... BUT, there is deffo a few things.

    Always have the calibration things up, cos i've had to hit recalibrate almost everytime from even unpluggin at home with the same cables and cds - I only found this out like 2 months ago and have been using traktor for like 2 and half years i think, im surprised it ever worked when i played out lol!

    If you do that, make sure all the cables are the right way round i.e left to left blah blah and you should be ok. Also get decent phonos, crappy ones can deffo mess things up! hope that helps
     
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  18. charlie.joyce

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    This is the main reason I'm a bit sketchy about doing it!! I can also get myself in to a bit of a state at nights so can imaging unplugging the wrong thing or cutting the sound out compleatly!!

    Cheers mate
     
  19. RUSSLA

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    yeh man standard! just make sure you start setting up 15 minutes before your set, incase something goes wrong lol .. I used to go to the club before doors and set up most times, then its only switching a few cables if your box is already there. Good luck!
     
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