DJ Qbert Compares NI Traktor vs Serato Scratch

May 6, 2010

DJ Qbert pits NI Traktor and Serato Scratch Live against each other to determine which is the best digital vinyl solution. In the process Qbert compares the tightness while scratching, sound quality at fast and very slow speeds, and tracking when tapping the platter. What’s Q’s preference you ask?

I like to use both, but…

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

Berlin May 7, 2010 at 7:52 am

I have to say that I use Tracktor and I experienced some mayor problems during performances in clubs. Tracktor had problems recognizing the control vinyl or had problems switching to vinyl mode etc… It worked well but I don’t had the feeling that I can rely on it. Friends of mine use Serato and they say its reliable. At the end you want a system that you can count on. On the performance side they are both well, I guess.


jake May 7, 2010 at 9:38 am

i’ve had the same bad experiences with Serato. Neither is flawless.


DonB May 7, 2010 at 1:10 pm

Nice comparison, Qbert! Big ups!


DJ Ian Head May 7, 2010 at 2:18 pm

Vinyl wins.


Kasta Trizzy May 8, 2010 at 6:05 am

I think that’s was a good comparison. I personally (again personally) prefer the Serato Scratch Live and that’s only because I have used this product since it was released so I guess that’s what Im used too. I know that Tracktor is a very serious DJ program. Ive used it a few times but not enough to make a switch. It’s not the tools…Its how you use ’em. Thats whats up! Big up to both products.


ibn yasir May 8, 2010 at 12:02 pm

word, i’ve heard that when ppl make the switch from serato to traktor they’re quite overwhelmed by the depth of it.

Reply May 8, 2010 at 8:10 pm

I like the comparison Vinyl wins hands down


DJ Sean P May 9, 2010 at 12:44 pm

Not a good comparison at all. The reason he is having those issues with Serato is because his SSL is not calibrated to those needs.


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