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Default Traktor Vs. Serato plus DRM Music?

Any MP3 DJ's out there with experience/feedback of using both N.I. Traktor Scratch and Rane Serato Scratch as your performance software?

I'd wanna use CD's as controllers for both..

And, another question.. anyone know when either program will yet allow the use of DRM music? Seems a shame if you legitimately buy an MP3 that is 'protected', we're not able to play it from within either program.. Unless I'm mistaken.. Any opinions on this??
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Old 2nd July 2008 , 12:31 PM
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I own both. Been using Serato for years, but got Traktor Scratch and only use that now. Love it!
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Old 2nd July 2008 , 08:03 PM
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Serato all the way, never looked back...

(but do yourself a favour and get a Macbook Pro if you're serious about doing any kind of laptop DJing...)
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Yep Serato for sure. If you've got the dosh get the Rane TTM 57SL too. Oh yeah, get a plug socket with surge protection! I was playing last week and some lights went in the venue, the gear didn't go off but it gave my laptop agro. The silence was less than fun while I rebooted!
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Any MP3 DJ's out there with experience/feedback of using both N.I. Traktor Scratch and Rane Serato Scratch as your performance software?

I'd wanna use CD's as controllers for both..

And, another question.. anyone know when either program will yet allow the use of DRM music? Seems a shame if you legitimately buy an MP3 that is 'protected', we're not able to play it from within either program.. Unless I'm mistaken.. Any opinions on this??
yeah neither program can load protected MP3s but you just put them all in a playlist, burn them to cd and re-import them and presto! Unprotected Mp3s.

I think I prefer Traktor to Serato, not sure what feedback I can give on them it's best to just try both. You can setup Traktor just using whatever Midi stuff or even the keyboard of your computer, you can give them a bit of a go and see what you think. Download the demos of both, go through the midi setup to trigger stuff with a keyboard or even your computer keyboard even if you're using the mouse or trackpad to use the crossfader just to give you a feel for it.

As for using CD players as control for either program you'll have to get either Rane Scratch Live (which will come with a copy of Scratch) or M-Audio's Torq Connectiv which is basically the same but with a copy of Torq dj software
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Serato all the way, never looked back...

(but do yourself a favour and get a Macbook Pro if you're serious about doing any kind of laptop DJing...)
yes far far more reliable in my experience, my sony vaio pc is pants, MBP is the nutz
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Any MP3 DJ's out there with experience/feedback of using both N.I. Traktor Scratch and Rane Serato Scratch as your performance software?

I'd wanna use CD's as controllers for both..

And, another question.. anyone know when either program will yet allow the use of DRM music? Seems a shame if you legitimately buy an MP3 that is 'protected', we're not able to play it from within either program.. Unless I'm mistaken.. Any opinions on this??
if your having problems with DRM stuff i suggest you look into a program called tunebite. it converts DRM to unprotected files via high speed dubbing i believe, just found this out myself as a friend was telling how he used it for some music and i remembered some one asking about converting DRM stuff so hence me replying late
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As for using CD players as control for either program you'll have to get either Rane Scratch Live (which will come with a copy of Scratch) or M-Audio's Torq Connectiv which is basically the same but with a copy of Torq dj software
Just to correct this - Traktor Scratch comes with Control Vinyl and CD's so you can use either for control, or both to do 4 deck mixing - on that, you can actually use 4 vinyl decks if you add 2 phono pre-amps to the line level inputs of the Audio 8 DJ.

The points made on DRM playback are correct for Traktor and it's unlikely that DRM protected tracks will be able to be used in future versions....

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Just to correct this - Traktor Scratch comes with Control Vinyl and CD's so you can use either for control, or both to do 4 deck mixing - on that, you can actually use 4 vinyl decks if you add 2 phono pre-amps to the line level inputs of the Audio 8 DJ.

The points made on DRM playback are correct for Traktor and it's unlikely that DRM protected tracks will be able to be used in future versions....

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Iv got TS thought you needed to upgrade to Traktor 3 for the 4 deck mixing
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good point... I have both and I think a lot of customers bought Scratch when you got the upgrade for free..

Without saying too much - hang on for a short while....

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good point... I have both and I think a lot of customers bought Scratch when you got the upgrade for free..

Without saying too much - hang on for a short while....

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oooh sounds like a new version is coming out
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