I noticed this in Traktor for beat-matching.
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    Default I noticed this in Traktor for beat-matching.

    I've been practising getting really tight beat-matching and it isn't hard.

    I noticed that when cueing another track there is a orange-indicator that moves around a center point, it seems that most (all?) the time when playing on the beat, it should be in the center.
    I tested this by pressing the sync button and it almost always aligns to the center point.

    If traktor makes it so easy by having this center point, it makes it real easy.
    So for guys who are lazy and use sync, practice and train your ear.

    YMMV

    Since matching beats goes quickly when you train your ear and practice, I enjoy spending hours finding tracks that go well together and mixing them beautifully lol.

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    How well can you beatmatch without looking at the screen?
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    Genius over here.

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    Thanks for that mate.

    However, I think most of us Traktor users know how the Phase Meter works!



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    Brilliant thread haha

    So watching that and beat matching is training your ears, no.

    Having the phase meter off and beatmatching is, otherwise you might as well be pressing sync.
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    I honestly had no idea what the phase meter was until about 4 months into me using Traktor. I don't see why anyone would depend on it anyways... It tends to be off a lot, but not to the untrained ear of course.

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    The phase matter comes in handy to indicate the offset but only when your beat grids are super tight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stewe View Post
    The phase matter comes in handy to indicate the offset but only when your beat grids are super tight.
    Exactly. If you're beatgrid isn't right then the phase meter is going to be of no use at all.....
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    So are we calling moving the pitch slider until the BPMs on the 2 decks have the same number and then pulling the phase meter to the middle, manual beat matching? Cause if you ever get in front of 2 TTs and an old school scratch mixer you're gunna be SOL. I'm not being a snob here - I love me some sync button. Just sayin...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick V View Post
    So are we calling moving the pitch slider until the BPMs on the 2 decks have the same number and then pulling the phase meter to the middle, manual beat matching? Cause if you ever get in front of 2 TTs and an old school scratch mixer you're gunna be SOL. I'm not being a snob here - I love me some sync button. Just sayin...
    This exactly, it's what grinds my gears about Serato users who trash talk sync, when it's the exact same thing just consolidated into a button press.
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