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    Default Traktor Scratch Pro vs Serato Scratch Live

    Hi DJTT.

    I recently bought 2x CDJ400 and wanted to use them with Traktor Pro,
    but yesterday i got my 2 technics SL-1210 MK3 aswell. So i was thinking about getting Traktor Scratch to run 4 decks together with my CDJS. But have also been checking Serato Scratch Live. Both are in the same price range. So i was wondering if i could get some advices from some users here. I play mostly house music, no hiphop so i don't scratch.


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    iirc SSL doesn't have four deck support.

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    Traktor Scratch Pro supports 4 timecode decks with 2 x phono inputs (turntables) and 2 x line inputs (CDJ's) afaik
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    I have and use both. I much prefer Traktor. Serato feels like it was made in the 1980s. It's ugly, limited, and has very inacurate bpm analysis. It's very stable, and that is all it has going for it. On the other hand, I've never had Traktor crash on me. Strange things happen, like losing tags, but while I've been spinning with time code vinyl, I've never had any problems at all. I highly recommend going with Traktor Scratch with the NI DJ8 soundcard.

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    If you are playing house another benefit of Traktor is that it has plenty of internal tempo-synced fx, lots of them work well with house. Also, Traktor can be auto-synced which may or may not be a feature you need now or find you use in the future.
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    Quote Originally Posted by n2hf1st View Post
    iirc SSL doesn't have four deck support.
    but if he has a 4 channel mixer that won't matter, 2 on timecode 2 normal

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    IMHO serato but that's just me.

    one thing i really like about SSL is the free updates. they have made some remarkable changes to serato since it came out and it's still free to upgrade for everyone.

    N.I. on the other hand likes to jump from traktor 3 to traktor pro etc and you will be paying along the way.....
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    Yeah dude lets dispel that 'jump' theory. From T3 to TRO actually took 4 years so not so much a 'jump' as a journey.

    All updates are free.

    Pointing this out just for balance.

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    hey man, i thought i worded it pretty well. sure if you have pro you get pro updates. but when pro pro comes out N.I. will be charging you to upgrade to it.

    N.I. isn't a minority in doing this, and they aren't evil for doing it, but that's the way things are, except at some companies like serato, where the dj that bought SSL way back in the day can download the most current version free of charge, not just the updates within a subset of the advancement.

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    Hmm yeah fair enough but i think everyone would agree that TPRO was a huge step onwards after T3.
    The updates for Serato have barely changed the program in all this time.

    I think anyone can expect a charge for a total rewrite of the app that Pro was.

    Anyway its a moot point, i just wanted to point out that it took 4 years to change to PRO.

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