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I got mine from WestendDJ.
They did come out later than the original ETA but finally got it this week.
Hi thanks for your post.
This is great feedback and yes I agree with you on the beat grid comment.
Although with Traktor because you can’t have multiple BPMs in one track that was a let down for me but Rekordbox does have that feature. However I’ve noticed I have to tweet with them more often than I had I with Traktor.
I hr a mother go last night and I’m really loving it. Agree 100% about the build quality and feature on the controller it’s what you would expect from pioneer.
Thanks again for the post
Actually neither could I?
Let me know if you work it out lol
That’s an interesting video. Although he did mention his system was analysing his library so that may be a reason for the latency issue, maybe or maybe not.
I’m thinking of getting DDJ-RX as this software seems like it may be the way forward in he long run
I’ve not used Rekordbox DJ yet but I have used Serato DJ and Traktor Scratch Pro 2.
Traktor as a program is excellent! There are some great features and the layout is very easy to get on with. It’s sturdy and reliable which is what I loved about it, plus for EDM music the Sync function is just great! However… Look in to what you plan to run it on and compatibility. I ran it on a MacBook Pro with no real issues, but I know someone who used it on a Windows laptop earlier this year and hated it because it wouldn’t run properly on Windows. I also got to try out a Kontrol S4 Mk2 recently linked to a Windows laptop and the amount of times the software glitches and we had to stop the set and restart the laptop was ridiculous and no good if your gigging.
So my advice would be to ask around with people running TPS2 on a similar system to yours before you invest.
I’m about to buy a new controller and although I was adamant Serato was the way for me I’m currently battling with myself about moving to Rekordbox DJ as it does look impressive!
Good luck on your decision just don’t rush into anything
Thanks for the response.
I’m pretty sure pioneer is the way forward for me to be honest. However now I’m stuck between the DDJ-SX2 and the DDJ-RX lol.
Rekordbox DJ looks pretty good!
Yeah I have, been looking through loads of videos over the past week on both controllers and although I am pushing towards making the jump to Traktor with the S8 I am liking the SX2 and am learning more about what that can offer.
Such a hard decision lol
Now that is useful info! Thank you for taking the time to write it.
See now I am reconsidering my decision lol.
Don’t get me wrong Serato has served me quite well the only issue I’ve had is with the latency between the vinyl and the macbook after using it for a few hours, and I would have to restart the software to get it working right again. Not sure if that is a glitch or whether its my laptop but nether the less it happened a lot and was annoying and unreliable.
However I believe that issue would be solved by using a pioneer DDJ SX2 or the like. They look like so much fun!
I have contacted a local shop which stocks both the DDJ SX2 and the Traktor S8 and said they have demo booths set up so I can try both and see which one I prefer.
I think this is the only way I am going to solve my problem and be able to make a decision as to which one to buy.
Point taken and sorry again.
That being said, have you or anyone else used an S8?
Curious to know people’s thoughts on it
I mean no offence to anyone who uses serato. Just without spending even more money on the expansion packs it just didn’t really offer much for me.
I’m not knocking the software or its capabilities it’s just not for me.
Excellent reply and thank you for taking the time to post it.
The more and more I read up on it the more Traktor does seem like the EDM DJ’s choice. Until they release an update for their beat grids to allow for tempo changes in songs I fear the longer this will be the case.
That in mind, for myself I play mostly Dance, House, Garage, DnB, and occasionally Pop, Hip Hop and RnB when the night calls for it, so my main styles shouldn’t be effected by tempo changes (maybe in the rare case), and most other electronic music I play doesn’t have this issue either that I have noticed.
It just seems that Traktor gives more options to play around and put your own unique twist to mixes and Serato is more of traditional record box in a laptop with a built in sampler.
I think my mind is made up and I’m going to go for the S8. Its just seems to open up more possibilities and tools to put your own mark on your sets than Serato does. The lack of jog wheels is still an issue but I guess its something I will have to adapt to.
Still would like to hear from anyone who has tried beat matching on one if your out there!