· And yes, you can run both Serato DJ and rekordbox (one on each computer) at the same time. Pulse January 29, 2016 00:57 0 votes Share
· for example: Kontrol Z2 with Serato DJ, without an extra Serato soundcard; Pioneer’s Rekordbox DJ enables a familiar workflow for Serato and Traktor veterans, without the need for new hardware. Rekordbox DJ also solves the issue of incompatibility with the latest operating systems which has plagued many users, particularly on the Serato side.
· RekordBox primarily represents for Pioneer. Serato, they primarily represent for any manufacturers which are not Pioneer or Native Instruments! Still, it’s entirely possible to use either software on any controller with a bit of custom mapping handy work and thus, these two DJ programs are relatively easy to compare.
Due to popular demand, Pioneer does offer a few controllers that can use software other than Rekordbox DJ though. Some of these controllers include the DDJ-SX3 and the DDJ-1000SRT , among others. Unlike Pioneer's proprietary software, Serato DJ Pro is compatible with a wider array of DJ controllers out there.
· The Pioneer DJ DDJ-FLX6 is a four-channel hobby DJ controller, primarily for use with Rekordbox DJ, Pioneer’s own software – although it unlocks the full version of Serato DJ Pro too. It has some innovative features, namely “Merge FX” and the “Jog Cutter” pseudo-scratch feature, designed to let hobby DJs have more fun mixing.
· Rekordbox is the software from Pioneer DJ, originally designed to help DJs organize and export tracks to USB drives. RekordBox DJ also comes with a performance mode that allows you to spin via your laptop and a DJ controller. It’s pretty similar in functionality and style to Serato .
· Any DJ controller that sends MIDI and has jogwheels (obviously Pioneer-brand DDJ controllers already send jogwheel info to Rekordbox, so this doesn’t really apply). Technically you can map these to any non-stepped encoder but we all appreciate a properly sized jog. A copy of Rekordbox DJ (the free trial should work)
I'm using a friend's old Pioneer DDJ-S1 on Rekordbox, just started 30-day trial for Rekordbox DJ to use the Performance mode. I'll keep it simple: Rekordbox detects the controller as MIDI (under Control Device Information it is listed there) The ASIO drivers from the DDJ-S1 work perfectly fine
If you are using a Serato DJ Controller, the playback speed of the track can be controlled by the tempo slider/dial on the hardware. Moving the slider or knob will speed up or slow down the track at the tempo range that is currently set. You can adjust the tempo range using the relative buttons on your Serato DJ controller.