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Post by esfandyar » Wed Feb 21, 2007 8:51 pm

so whats people's opinion on Serato, Limewire, Final scratch? Ive been using Serato for a while now, I still purchase vinyl, but alot can be hard to come by so I pick up the mp3s. I live in Phoenix, there are practically no record stores which support electronic music in general, so Im purchasing alot online. But alot of times Im forced to purchase over seas, and its massive shipping, the dollar isnt what it used to be. Taboo to use?

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Post by plastician » Wed Feb 21, 2007 8:57 pm

I use it

I have no gripes with it

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Post by dirty » Wed Feb 21, 2007 9:02 pm

edit, sorry didn't read post properly.

I use torq and think gettin high quality mp3s are a good thing, however I think they should be purchased.
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Post by Sharmaji » Wed Feb 21, 2007 9:09 pm

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Post by moldy » Wed Feb 21, 2007 10:05 pm

I love it.

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Post by rob noble » Wed Feb 21, 2007 10:41 pm

i love it! It's opened alot of doors for me!

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Post by digital » Wed Feb 21, 2007 11:24 pm

Heavy...but it's not about the limewire ting.

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Post by product » Wed Feb 21, 2007 11:28 pm

I use about half Final Scratch half vinyl when i spin and i love it.

and no record stores in phoenix? we were in tempe/mesa for a little while and i know of at least 3 well stocked record stores on the main drag. of course i don't know how close tempe/mesa is to phoenix, my arizona experience is very limited.

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Post by vonboyage » Wed Feb 21, 2007 11:30 pm

Digital wrote:it's not about the limewire ting.
Every friend ive ever had (if they've had limewire on their comp) got a SHLAAAP

A nice, dry-palmed one, at that.


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Post by sam hain » Wed Feb 21, 2007 11:45 pm

Rob Noble and Zacharia have been rinsing their setups all over town, I think its fantastic...Now that theres a decent alternative to Final scratch Im stoked. That thing was SO buggy, you couldnt trust it at a show. Me and dirty steve are looking into getting a setup for my new laptop. Your fault, Zach and Rob!

Now, I'm not sure why Limewire got lumped with scratch live and final scratch, 2 are interfaces for manipulating digital audio, the other is for stealing music...

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Post by boomnoise » Wed Feb 21, 2007 11:55 pm

i the only thing i know about serrato is that i wish i had it

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Post by dubplodocus » Thu Feb 22, 2007 12:24 am

boomnoise wrote:i the only thing i know about serrato is that i wish i had it
yeah me too :(

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Post by incyde » Thu Feb 22, 2007 12:28 am

i dunno what serato is but yes i do use final scratch sometimes, but i try not to use it too much because the sound quality to me just does not compare to vinyl no matter how high quality the sound file is. it may not even be a matter of sound quality but..... sonority perhaps.... it just sounds deeper and has more to it. but mp3s can be fun to spin. i always either buy them or copy from my cd's.

i feel you man on the overseas shipping and shit. there aren't any good record stores in boston anymore either, and buying in £ really kills.
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Post by plastician » Thu Feb 22, 2007 12:31 am

http://www.scratchlive.net/djs/?dj=plastician

They are well aware of the Dubstep movement and support the DJ's using their product.

Got to big them up 100%

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Post by spooKs » Thu Feb 22, 2007 12:31 am

i want it

i'm skint

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Post by boomnoise » Thu Feb 22, 2007 12:37 am

Plasticman wrote:http://www.scratchlive.net/djs/?dj=plastician

They are well aware of the Dubstep movement and support the DJ's using their product.

Got to big them up 100%
you get it for free now then? ;)

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Post by kidlogic » Thu Feb 22, 2007 12:38 am

Ive had Serato for around two years now and LOVE it! It has totally changed how I think about spinning and made it possible for me to spin multiple styles again without spending $300 a week on vinyl. In fact at the rate I was buying vinyl previously to owning Serato I paid for it in two months with what I saved on wax. The new features in 1.7 make it closer to Torq in terms of functionality. Torq is way better on features, but Serato is and will be the more stable prog. Its a Rane product after all. I say get it. Some in the electronic world may think its taboo, but in the hiphop world all the big cats are using it, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Rectangle, the Beat Junkies, ZTrip... Even Ritchie Hawtin, who invented Final Scratch, now uses Serato.

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Post by genfu » Thu Feb 22, 2007 1:37 am

I have FS2, and its decent. Apparently FS1 was a nightmare to get working. You do get occasional issues with FS2 i find, but on the whole its pretty good. Athough I haven't tried it I can believe Serato might be better in terms of stability etc. though.

I find these things pretty essential especially if you produce or want to mix with music thats really tough to get hold of on vinyl. Even with the lightweight 'scratch' vinyls and the lowest latency setting on FS2 I wouldnt really say you can properly scratch though. For basic scratches to blend records it works O.K.

Ultimately I end up trying getting a vinyl copy of anything that sounds good in a mix, because real records just do sound better.

And heres a ghetto tech mix I did with FS2:

http://shrinkalink.com/8721

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Post by keith p » Thu Feb 22, 2007 2:44 am

DIRTY wrote:edit, sorry didn't read post properly.

I use torq and think gettin high quality mp3s are a good thing, however I think they should be purchased.
I use Torq as well.

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Post by djshiva » Thu Feb 22, 2007 2:50 am

i find this amusing. from the serato site:

"I've been using Serato since October 2005, when I purchased it on tour in the States. I used it for the first time the day after I got back and I haven't done a 100% vinyl set since. I'd never consider cutting another Dubplate..." - Plastician
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