hugh, well... tell me, i am a HUGE traktor fanatic... using maschine as a controller for it all the way... (3deck setup)beats me wrote:I think it's funny when an old school DJ takes a sweeping glance at Traktor and all they can come up with is "Hey, it beat matches everything for you!". That's about 5% of what it does. I laugh that they can't wrap their head around the other 95% of the features that it brings to the table.SubFunk wrote:+1 good DJ-ing has very little till' nothing to do with beat matching. beat matching is only a necessary evil.beats me wrote:I still enjoy beating this horse from time to time, not a dead horse because some still won't let it die.
IMO any DJ that is still bitching about not having to beat match has very little imagination or creativity. Not having to beat match opens up a lot of new possibilities. Also throw in less time spent crate diving with being able to quickly browse massive libraries on the computer. These 2 things took up a majority of old school DJs time and once removed they really don't know WTF do to with their time and just assume everybody else who is using software isn't doing much of anything either.
yet i am not a fan of tight 'grid' based mixes... they usually make things simply sound dull and dead... but again that is not dependent on the medium...
you can make good or bad mixes with any medium. vinyl, CDs, digital dj programs, whatever... it doesn't matter.
and the "e-mail" checking DJ is the one that would play shit and boring with vinyls or CDs as well.
talent or non talent has nothing to do with the tools used.
But I also feel it's something you really need a controller for to get the most out of it. Doing everything with a single mouse click at a time is kind of lame and really limited.
i love everything about it, the browser, looping, efx... 2 to 4 deck availability, the fact that i can, if i want, use everything 'oldskool' manual so i can jam back to back's with a turntablist, etc... the light weight of my backback traveling and having my entire music collection with me... the list goes on and on...
and funny about the OPs pic... it's a pic of v.3 the version i think traktor became a matured and unbeatable DJ product... (before i also considered it a toy)