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    Default Traktor Scratch or Serato scratch?

    I'm not sure which one to get I have traktor pro at the moment and I really like the layout and the effects and plus I love the look of the control vinyls, I haven't tried Serato but it looks pretty good. Is there anyone who has both to help
    Me decide any help would be appriciated
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    try them both, go with what your comfortable with.

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    Can't go past Traktor if you continue the controller route. There isn't a single application out there that's comparable to the flexiblity Traktor offers.

    Personally I feel more comfortable using Scratch Live as a DVS than any other. I use it primarily as a digital crate - not huge on using effects, or loops even - and have never had it stall on me, whereas I would have problems with Traktor Scratch on the same machine.

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    Well from what I have heard/seen people who do more scratching/turntablist stuff go with serato and those more into EDM will go with Traktor. Maybe that will help you a bit.
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    What is edm?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dj Havik View Post
    What is edm?
    Electronic Dance Music, like Electro House, House, progressive, techno, etc.
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    Ohk thnx
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    Quote Originally Posted by dominant View Post
    Well from what I have heard/seen people who do more scratching/turntablist stuff go with serato and those more into EDM will go with Traktor. Maybe that will help you a bit.
    There's no good reason for this though - I play hip-hop/ghettofunk on Traktor.

    Serato is a simpler layout, so if you come from a vinyl background it's a bit less over whelming, but if you ever want to get serious about using MIDI Controllers it's not a patch on Traktor. Traktor also is regarded as having better effects, whereas Serato has good integration with Video using the Video SL plugin.

    Other than that it's much of a muchness
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sherlock Ohms View Post
    There's no good reason for this though - I play hip-hop/ghettofunk on Traktor.

    Serato is a simpler layout, so if you come from a vinyl background it's a bit less over whelming, but if you ever want to get serious about using MIDI Controllers it's not a patch on Traktor. Traktor also is regarded as having better effects, whereas Serato has good integration with Video using the Video SL plugin.

    Other than that it's much of a muchness
    What do you prefer?
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    Traktor, as I'm more comfortable with it, only as I've used it for about 3 years, whereas I've only had an old Serato box for about 9 months ... they're really similar in their capabilities, it really is down to personal preference.
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