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Serato DJ

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Serato DJ review: 38 facts and highlights

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Why is Serato DJ better than the average?

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Compatibility

It is compatible with PCs and laptops running the Windows operating system.
It is compatible with Mac OS X devices such as MacBooks and iMacs.
The DJ software is compatible with iTunes library and playlists.

Effects

Reverb occurs naturally when a sound is created in an enclosed space, and reflects from the walls. This effect can be created digitally, and is most noticeable when a sound cuts out suddenly and then continues to echo, slowly getting quieter.
The delay/echo sound effect will let you hear your sound rebounded back at you. It’s simply the same sound, repeated again and again.
Flanging is a type of phasing where two signals are introduced milliseconds apart, and then the two signals are mixed together. The delay time is varied, creating a whooshing or jet plane like effect.
This feature gives you the ability to create the classic DJ effect of scratching a vinyl record while playing.
5.Has loops
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The DJ software lets you repeat certain effects or parts of a song as much as you want. It started with CDJ players, where there was a “loop in” and “loop out” pair of buttons. You had to time precisely when you hit the buttons to get the perfect loop.
Also known as pitch bend, pitch shifting allows you to change the pitch of the music.
The total number of sound effects available within the DJ software.
The software features a graph that will illustrate the vibration/wave of the track that is currently playing.
Ping Pong delay is one of the most used effects in electronic music. It creates a wide stereo effect, bouncing from left to right. It can be really dramatic and is often used to build up momentum with things like drum crash sounds.

Audio processing

This feature gives you the ability to switch from one song to the next by lowering the volume of one song and increasing volume of the other.
2.Has quantization
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The Dj software enables you to snap loops or effects to a certain time in the song. This can automatically be set per bar or per beat.
In order to have a smoother transition while mixing, the software can automatically sync the tempo/beat of the two songs.
4.Has cue points
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The software allows you to designate a point in the current song where you want the next song or sound effect to start.
The software can set a number of cue points inside the track automatically.
Time stretching is the process of changing the speed or duration of an audio signal without affecting its pitch.
The DJ software features synchronized samplers with instant record and playback slots. Synchronized samplers let the DJ perform astounding remixes live.
The DJ program can automatically adjust the gain volume of two songs so they can better match so that the sound is more agreeable to the listener.
The total number of DJ decks that can be used in the software (usually the number of decks that a single DJ can control while mixing is 4).

File types

The DJ software supports MP3 audio format. MP3 is the most widespread of the lossy formats. (MP3s at 320kbps are generally accepted as pretty indistinguishable from CD sound quality).
The DJ software supports WAVE (.wav) lossless audio format. These files don’t usually have any room for metadata.
The DJ software supports AAC audio format. It is the native lossy format of Apple’s iTunes, iPod, iPad etc. It usually has the file extension m4a.
The DJ software supports AIFF audio format (lossless format). Be aware that they’re not as universally playable as WAVE files once you get away from Macs.
5.Supports FLAC
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The DJ software supports FLAC audio format (lossless format). FLAC files are compressed, usually to about half the size of the equivalent WAV.

Features

This feature will find beats in the music so you can assign them to certain sound, effects and songs. Usually a visible grid appears over the track spectrum.
The software allows recording mixtapes/sets directly on your HDD in different audio formats.
With a mixing history feature, the software automatically saves your audio tracks, enabling you to browse lists of tracks played in past mixing sessions.
The DJ software is compatible with most external MIDI and HID controllers.
The software can automatically detect the key the music is in, allowing you to easily mix tracks with similar keys. This feature could help DJs in choose a suitable song to mix next.
The DJ software supports external microphones hardware and often has a special control section for that.
The DJ software lets you create and save playlists with all your favorite tracks. Playlists can be saved, modified and played over and over.
A high pass filter reduces bass frequencies. This is common in dance music to create a “dropping the bass” sensation when the bass returns.
A low pass filter reduces high frequencies and can be used to create a powerful bass - for example in drum and bass music.

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