Registered: Oct 2004
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
plane, what plane? you guys are tripping.
its a slanted lowercase t
Registered: Feb 2008
Location: Citizen, World
Originally posted by terrytutone
Actually, I believe that his setup explains the image pretty well. Just by looking at his gear you can tell that he is someone with too much money and absolutely no taste. His musical selection is also evidence of that.
Im sure im not the only one that wonders but, why have both serato and traktor?
Registered: May 2006
Coz I'm a flash bastard with more money than sense...
Lol - on a more serious note, it's because I'm in the middle of writing the second edition of DJing for Dummies - the main reason for the second edition being that I want to put more info in there about digital DJing.
As Traktor and Serato seem to be the market leaders in terms of vinyl control of MP3's, it made sense to get them both. It's not really a comparison thing, more a function thing for what kind of DJ might use them.
FWIW - I really like Serato because it's so basic - just tunes playing and that's about it. But, the four decks and the added effects section on Traktor Scratch Pro leads me to keep that connected most of the time.
(Plus, I find more clubs have a Serato installation already, so all I need to do is rock up with my laptop and vinyl, and I'm off. More and more places have the ability to hot swap in with Traktor though, so I always carry the Audio 8 with me just in case)
Originally posted by Laszlo
The original picture is of course without the plane on it. It's the cause of a practical joke from a friend of mine. One who I might add is into a lot of conspiracy theories. He once borrowed my couch and the next morning when I woke up the plane was sitting on the picture. I never bothered to remove it, for no given reason. Some find it amusing, others do not. My apologies to anyone who might find it offensive.
But I won't excuse myself for working hard to make a good living. I'm also truly thankful for all the so called idiots out there who find my shitty taste of music enjoyable, so that I can still have my fair share of gigs every month which allows me to by all this useless stuff so that some of you jack asses can have something to bitch about.
Recess, love the new booth. Nicely set up as well. Odd that you used the wall brackets for support instead of letting the MDF (i'm presuming) take the weight but obviously you were just after more support.
I know exactly what you mean about Serato being more basic and just working.
The way I look at it TSP and Serato are a bit like Mac and Windows.
Serato is like a mac, for someone who just wants it to play their music and they want to be able to beatmatch with either timecoded cd's or timecoded vinyl they can. Few Cue points, basic looping. Done.
Traktor, which is still plagued with quite a few bugs (can't wait for 1.0.3 upgrade to come along) is like Windows. It takes a little while longer to get everything set up the way you want to but once you've done the hard work and set everything up it can actually run quite smoothly with endless possibilities in regards to effects/looping/synching whatever takes your fancy.
There's a reason why a lot of people (read professionals) haven't completely switched over to Traktor Scratch Pro from Traktor (scratch) 3.0 but after an update or two I think the program should be running a little more stable. Serato in the end of the day has been around for quite some time now.
Anyway, Nice set up Hope your book is doing well..