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    Is serato more reliable then traktor? I'm a wedding DJ and am looking to see wich is the better option. Wich controller/software package choice would probably be s2 or twitch. Thank you

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    What do you use now and what's wrong with it? Why do you want to upgrade?

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    You're going to get a ton of varied opinions (well maybe not cuz this sub forum isn't very active) but IMO, on a newish mac, both Traktor or Serato with a controller should be extremely reliable. A negligible difference depending on certain variables; I wouldn't worry about it though. Pick what you like.
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    What SB said.

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    I did go with traktor, I figured since most people on forums are saying they like it, that that's the one.

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    I used to have an S4 and never had a single major glitch. Enjoy!

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    I've found serato to be about 1000 times more reliable, yes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jprime View Post
    I've found serato to be about 1000 times more reliable, yes.
    Based on ?
    Compared to ?
    Owned what ?

    Advise like this is personal opinion, but has no value if not based on real facts.
    I've own(ed) 2 DVS systems (TSP & Serato)...both had bugs..but have crashed in the early stage.
    Now, with proper configuration & hardware...I NEVER had a problem I couldn't solve @ gigs (preparation is key).
    If they don’t want to see the light…..just make them feel the beat…..

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyDrama View Post
    Based on ?
    Compared to ?
    Owned what ?

    Advise like this is personal opinion, but has no value if not based on real facts.
    I've own(ed) 2 DVS systems (TSP & Serato)...both had bugs..but have crashed in the early stage.
    Now, with proper configuration & hardware...I NEVER had a problem I couldn't solve @ gigs (preparation is key).
    I currently own Traktor Scratch pro, scratch live, and ITCH. Had Traktor since version 2.

    Using Traktor with a controller, I have had numerous crashes, freezes, and audio glitches. This was initially running an Alienware Area-51m laptop with 2 GB ram & Windows XP.
    Using the same laptop with serato scratch live I had no issues....but the comparison is moot since I'd be comparing apples (controller setup) to oranges (DVS setup).

    I upgraded my laptop to a macbook pro, dual core 2.4 GHZ, 4GB ram. Using Traktor & controller I still had issues (similar to above, consistent frequency of issues as well). Using ITCH & serato controller: not a single problem.
    Using Traktor Scratch Pro on this laptop I have the odd crash & freeze. Using SSL I have had no issues.

    Bottom line: I have had issues with Traktor, but not a single issue with serato products.

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    And I guarantee there's someone out there who has had the exact opposite experience with the same products lol

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