BaronVonAbelDong wrote:Anyone here regularly drag and drop files into a DJ set using the browser/finder? Multiple clips at a time?
I have memories of earlier versions of Live beach balling and the audio glitching on me when doing this and never revisited it for any length of time since.
Anyone here trust doing that in a live situation all the time or is the default method still to have the set/clips preloaded in your session?
I've been able to get away with dropping (pre-warped/analyzed) wavs from iTunes as well as 5x5 clip packs from Live's browser during a set. I typically will build my set before going on stage but sometimes if I"m trying to switch it up I will risk dropping them in and it hasn't failed me yet *knocks on wood*
Thanks for responding.
Just seems, for now at least, that if you want a large amount of flexibility, then you need a couple of hundred tracks, which is about what I used to take out back in the vinyl days, and if they are split into multiple clips, say 5 per track, then that's a 1000 preloaded clips right there.
Then you have to navigate and trigger them easily... it's loads of screen time.
As much as I love Live, Traktor seems more spontaneous and 'spur of the moment' flexible, for the 4 decks it has and anything past that you are into a 'Live' performance as opposed to 'djing' anyway so a ready made set is usual.
I've tried DJing with Live and spent way too much time looking at the screen for my liking so Traktor it is, for now.
I dunno what this thing is about having one bit of software do everything under the sun, studio sessions, live shows and djing, but I still want Live to do it all.