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    Default VDJ to Traktor

    I would appreciate some help/opinions from you guys since you all seem to know a great deal about Traktor in particular.

    I've been using VDJ for a while since i stopped spinning vinyl about 3-4 years ago.

    I use a Hercules RMX and am going to be adding a Akai MPK Mini after Xmas so i am trying to make the move over to Traktor. So i have Traktor pro and i love the effects, but i'm having issues mainly with the beatgridding.

    I have a vast library and when i am just practicing at home i like to throw in anything that i feel like, so i am having an issue with the beatgrid being inexact - and i don't feel i am able to beatgrid everything i will use.

    VDJ is limited, especially for mapping options and effects, but i love the fact i can just load up any track in my library or from my external HD and stick it on a deck.

    So basically i'm not sure whether to stick with Traktor, and deal with the fact everything must be pre-prepared, which stifles my sets. Or go back to Virtual DJ and stick with difficult mapping and lacking effects.

    Can anybody give any suggestions as to what i should do, or if there is a way to overcome my problems with either software, or anything i am missing?

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    Once you know what you're doing, beatgriddin' takes a few seconds per track. It's gotten to the point where I just do it on the fly (while playing as I load the track to deck).

    Stick around with Traktor. The quality of your life will rise each time you fire it up and play.

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    I guess i'll give it more of a go, the extra functionality is amazing, even with my RMX and the default mapping, once i get my mpk i will be able to map almost every function i could want.

    My music all needs removing, re-tagging and re-organising anyway, so i will just add this in to the process. Going to be a looooooong process.

    Any other features in Traktor i might be missing? I've basically only messed around since i've had it and always ended up firing up VDJ.

    I think it's the right step, i've never felt right using VDJ when i play in a club so i normally use their CDJs but somehow Traktor feels more legitimate.

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    Give it some time. Took me months to learn Traktor in and out.

    Once I did, DJing took on new meaning.

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    Thanks for the advice mate, i will try and get everything working as best i can so i can actually have a play with it tonight.

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    hi, you can 'analyze' your entire libary if you wish in Traktor if you right click on Track Collection and press analyze (async) but this may take a while. After doing this you can tweak any individual tracks when you play them so the beatgrids are exact. I must agree though re-tagging, organising, etc your music sucks but once its done its simple to keep on top of your libary

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