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GetSomeJuJu
Nov 8, 2018
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Has anyone used Serato Play before? Advantages? I know it allows you to just use your computer and no controller but how is that different than just pulling up Serato on your computer and playing?
 

TES3S

DJ Extraordinaire
Sep 18, 2016
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Los Angeles, CA
it's a tad better than just using 2 deck mode in offline mode (free), but why anyone would buy it, is beyond me. It looks to give you just a hair more control than when in offline on 2 deck mode.

I would never in my wildest dreams DJ like that.
 

Albatross

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Sep 7, 2016
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it's a tad better than just using 2 deck mode in offline mode (free), but why anyone would buy it, is beyond me. It looks to give you just a hair more control than when in offline on 2 deck mode.

I would never in my wildest dreams DJ like that.
I've always thought of stuff like that as a backup plan only. If something were to happen to my primary controller I could run my laptop straight into my ceremony mixer and mix directly on the laptop. It wouldn't be fun, but I can do it.
 
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soundinmotiondj

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Jul 23, 2008
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it's a tad better than just using 2 deck mode in offline mode (free), but why anyone would buy it, is beyond me. It looks to give you just a hair more control than when in offline on 2 deck mode.

I would never in my wildest dreams DJ like that.
It's a fun way to goof around...but certainly not worth $29, IMO. For FREE, yeah, I pulled it down (I'm not even a Serato user...but FREE stuff when I have some time on my hands...).

The other DJ software I have used INCLUDE the keyboard hotkeys in the base package...and I have played around with it. A single mouse click is OK, but not enough. Based on that experience, I can say that it takes practice to build the muscle memory to actually be able to DJ with the keyboard. Like 30-45 minutes a week to keep proficiency AFTER you actually get good. Keyboard overlays with the control mapping help, but with out practice....this is too risky for me.
 
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