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by Ajacky
Wed Aug 07, 2013 6:19 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Is Serato really not a good option for a new DJ?
Replies: 30
Views: 2731

Re: Is Serato really not a good option for a new DJ?

Serato used to be a club standard a few years back but the development of Scratch Live has been very slow lately and it has lost some of that position. There has been some hype though about some future updates but I don't believe anything until I see it. During the last year Serato has focused more ...
by Ajacky
Tue Aug 06, 2013 8:57 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Learning to DJ: what software?
Replies: 72
Views: 6644

Re: Learning to DJ: what software?

@102455 Pointless to argue about these things. I'm not exactly bashing VDJ here but merely stating that by general opinion in the DJ community Serato and Traktor are more "professional" and more likely to be seen in clubs or festivals. These two software developers also have more big name DJs using ...
by Ajacky
Tue Aug 06, 2013 5:48 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Learning to DJ: what software?
Replies: 72
Views: 6644

Re: Learning to DJ: what software?

You base your assessment of DJs skill levels on YouTube videos? You use YouTube videos to determine who's an "experienced DJ"? Give me a break! Generally DJs that have more name have more videos on YouTube also. And generally Software used by pros is advertised by videos with pro DJs. Clearly it's ...
by Ajacky
Tue Aug 06, 2013 4:57 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Learning to DJ: what software?
Replies: 72
Views: 6644

Re: Learning to DJ: what software?

Says who? I'm an experienced DJ. I mainly use VDJ, but I also have Traktor. Go to YouTube and type in the search field first Traktor DJ, then Serato and then Virtual DJ. Watch the first 10 videos of each and then tell me about the skill level of the DJs in those videos. VDJ has waveforms too. They ...
by Ajacky
Tue Aug 06, 2013 10:44 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Learning to DJ: what software?
Replies: 72
Views: 6644

Re: Learning to DJ: what software?

I'm not saying VDJ is a bad software. Having used it myself my first year of DJing I think it's pretty good for learning the basics and it has a nice clear UI. However there is a reason why experienced software DJs use only either Traktor or Serato. When you switch from VDJ to Serato DJ you will ins...
by Ajacky
Tue Aug 06, 2013 9:42 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Learning to DJ: what software?
Replies: 72
Views: 6644

Re: Learning to DJ: what software?

Look into Serato DJ also. With a good controller I think it's a good way to learn the fundamentals of DJing. Traktor has most features but some prefer Serato workflow and sticking with the basics. Virtual DJ cannot really compete with those 2.
by Ajacky
Thu Jul 25, 2013 8:39 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Workflow with drums?
Replies: 4
Views: 623

Re: Workflow with drums?

Thanks for the tips! I didn't know you could separate different drum sounds from a large drum rack into their own channels. This certainly helped my workflow. Thing is that I have a basic understanding of drum processing as I've read Mixing Secrets for the Small Studio by Mike Senior and a lot of co...
by Ajacky
Mon Jul 22, 2013 6:09 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Workflow with drums?
Replies: 4
Views: 623

Workflow with drums?

Hey all, I'm a starting producer and currently my biggest obstacle is getting a smooth workflow with drum programming. I'm hoping to get some advice here to get me on the right track. These are my two main questions: 1. One channel for drums vs. multiple channels / Which Instrument to use With Live,...
by Ajacky
Mon Feb 11, 2013 9:26 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Launchkey or Impulse for first keyboard?
Replies: 1
Views: 1093

Launchkey or Impulse for first keyboard?

Hey, I just got Ableton Suite 8 and I'm looking to buy a midi keyboard. I was originally looking at Korg Microkey 37 but then decided that maybe I'll just get a normal size 49 key keyboard right away rather than end up having to upgrade at some point. I'm looking at Novation's offerings mainly becau...
by Ajacky
Sun Dec 30, 2012 6:32 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Would you experts recommend this setup for my needs?
Replies: 8
Views: 867

Re: Would you experts recommend this setup for my needs?

Thanks for tips. I will continue searching for the right keyboard. Thing is that I don't have much space on my desk so I think I'm gonna have to settle to some kind of smaller compromise keyboard or maybe something "mid-size" if there is such a thing.
by Ajacky
Sat Dec 29, 2012 1:14 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Would you experts recommend this setup for my needs?
Replies: 8
Views: 867

Would you experts recommend this setup for my needs?

Hi all, I'm finally getting into producing and would like to make sure at the beginning that I'm starting with the right equipment and software. I have a background in DJing which I have done for 3 years now. I've had many kinds of gear during that time but I have most enjoyed my current setup which...