Serato Software Feature Suggestions

What features would you like to see in Serato software?

What feature would you most like to see in the next version of Scratch LIVE?

Sam 2:57 AM - 14 February, 2006
Vote for your top 3 feature suggestions!

eg:
1. Subcrates
2. Key lock
3. A better review/history function
The Axledental DJ 5:50 AM - 14 February, 2006
1. Subcrates
2. Key Lock
3. Build Overviews button when SL1 is attached or when TTM 57SL is attached.
DJ_X_Trodinaire 6:07 AM - 14 February, 2006
above +
rename file and id3tag
Skip-A-Beat 6:22 AM - 14 February, 2006
1. Video Mpeg-2 capibilites
2. Right Click capibilities for PC's
3. Did I say video?
Detroitbootybass 6:31 AM - 14 February, 2006
Pitch & Time

Up and down arrows for the scroll bar

Subcrates
cntrlsgnl 7:06 AM - 14 February, 2006
1. the abilty to assign different 10 differnt tracks to the 10 individual rings on the A side of the control vinyl.

2. key lock.

3. auto loop. so if the loop points are off a little bit when you loop on the fly it corrects it dead nuts.
DJ Nat 9:35 AM - 14 February, 2006
1 Crate management (sub/smart crates, album art browser)
2 Track linking
3 Internal player while disconnected
BassChamber 10:13 AM - 14 February, 2006
1. track linking, or a better way to manage our SSL music library (at least subcrates)

2. key lock / pitch n time

3. auto looping / perfect loop bars adjustement.

(4. modular GUI :D, or the possibility to turn on/off and resize the different GUI areas)
nik39 10:16 AM - 14 February, 2006
1. Crate management (sub/smart crates, album art browser), link crates to folders.
2. Ability to listen, set cues, order etc tracks w/o the S-S-L box attached to it.
3. Right click
***Just in case Sams decide to extend it to the top 5 wishlist:
4. Extended/combined relative and absolute mode so I can use loops/edits in "absolute" mode as well (I hate using relative mode cause I need to fiddle around with the mouse to jump
5. Loops with adjustable cycle number, so that can do real edits inside S-S-L ***
(In case you wonder, I cant post S-S-L w/o dashes cause I get an error message "no shouting please" ;) Nice idea which needs some tweaking)
djxatl 3:22 PM - 14 February, 2006
1. some kind of track linking or subcrates
2. assignable keyboard shortcuts
3. nothing else - im happy
Anton 3:24 PM - 14 February, 2006
1. Link crates to folder and more complex crate managment
2. Links track with each over as described here: scratchlive.net
3. Internal player - just player (maybe without pitch etc. - just for cue settings and track managment)
Konix 4:15 PM - 14 February, 2006
1. Pitch n Time
2. ASIO/Core drivers
3. Subcrates and/or Explorer Tree style browsing in crate area
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4. Auto Looping (1,2,4,8,16,32, etc. bars)
DeezNotes 5:08 PM - 14 February, 2006
1. Advanced crate management (which includes a right-click menu to link crates to folders, update crate contents when linked, hide/view crates, rename/delete crates, select multiple crates via ctrl-click to view contents of more than one crate in the main window, etc)

2. Improved overview building; like when overwriting a file - prompt to overwrite all overviews, skip overviews already built, overwrite older overviews, viewing the version of overviews built within Scratch Live... was that suggested?

3. Start at first sound detected instead of first cue point (like cdj players do) - or have the option to choose

4. Improved versioning (which includes applying version numbers to shortcuts and executables)

5. Auto-adjusting loops
mister iLL 5:12 PM - 14 February, 2006
1. track linking, or a better way to manage our SSL music library (at least subcrates)
2. key lock
3. eh, that'd do it for me
mere 7:31 PM - 14 February, 2006
1 pitch in time
2 better bad mp3 detection [before the crash]
3 better hidden games
djxmind 11:06 PM - 14 February, 2006
1. subcrates
2. key lock
3. it should have a error sending report system like windows or something...where if it crashes it sends you the info automatically. But this is just a random suggestion...i would add this if u cant find nething else
Thundercat 11:28 PM - 14 February, 2006
Most of my suggestions are going to be of the 'me too' kind. Follow along if you will:

1. Pitch 'N Time
2. Improved overview building logic as per DeezNotes above.
   2a. Ability to build overviews w/ SL1 attached as per Axledental above.
3. Simple right click functionality ie.
   a. Load to deck (1, 2)
   b. Delete from crate
   c. Delete from library
   d. (re)build overview
   etc.
4. Customizable GUI (full or partial) like fonts, color schemes etc.
    Even if it is just a couple templates to chose from.
Dj Chris Deza 4:00 AM - 15 February, 2006
1. Pitch N Time ( A must)
2.File Management (have a feature/option where SSL scans your MP3 library/ MP3 folder and automatically imports new tracks) like check here to have SSL scan library for new tracks.
3.Subcrates
dj dawn 10:35 AM - 15 February, 2006
1. Auto gain!!
2. Key lock (a more basic version of PnT for free)
3. Subcrates
Samuel 11:09 AM - 15 February, 2006
1. FIXED LOOPS (please...)

2. Be able to enlarge the complete waveform of the song. ( I can't distinguish fine when the bass goes away and comes back)

3. Subcrates
Samuel 11:14 AM - 15 February, 2006
FIXED LOOPS = with any stipulate,fixed time (1,2,4,8,16,... bars)
K-M 1:05 PM - 15 February, 2006
Auto gain!!
spirez 3:02 PM - 15 February, 2006
Pitch N Time - We need this so that the FS2 boys can stop going on about SSL not having it, lol

Subcrates or something of the kind for better file management.

BPM detector that automatically calculates BPM whilst building overviews.

Autolooping would be cool too
Revolutionary 3:55 PM - 15 February, 2006
My only wish is really just subcrates...
Cutmastea 4:15 PM - 15 February, 2006
my only wish is a "offline" editor or a plugin to iTunes that show you the crates (like playlists in iTunes)
Menace 5:10 PM - 15 February, 2006
1. advanced skipless mode ( www.scratchlive.net )
2. auto gain ( www.scratchlive.net )
3. auto loops ( www.scratchlive.net )
Menace 5:12 PM - 15 February, 2006
4. BPM analyser
5. additional "My Rating" field in the tracklists
el presidente 12:38 AM - 16 February, 2006
kinda repeating some of the main ones, but...

1- pitch-n-time
2- auto gain
3- auto bpm

and just for fun...

4- auto loops
5- track linking
6- some customization to the gui
7- higher salaries for the serato guys (and the cats in mukilteo also). you guys bust your asses on a great product.
AKIEM 5:48 PM - 16 February, 2006
1. subcrates/smartcrates
2. non-static label markers
3. center scrolling (so files arnt hidden)

and...

4. u deffined keys
5. absolute mode looping, defined cycle, start offset, snap to grid
6. modular/ modular recording
7. overall main effects [mastering type]
8. support for smaller monitors
lesterdiamond 5:57 PM - 16 February, 2006
1.auto loop (fixed loops)
2.auto gain
3.effects built into serato software

if possible the ability to record in two records simaltaneously, so that I can feed my laptop the vinyl that it deserves!
Willrock 7:58 AM - 17 February, 2006
1. subcrates
2. bpm analyser
3. aac support
nobspangle 9:49 AM - 17 February, 2006
1. customisable shortcuts - some of the current shortcuts are a mess because of all the new features, they can't be changed because there should be continuity between versions, customisable has to be the way to go.

2. Better label markers - got to get rid of that jumping marker when two cues are withing 4 rotations of each other.

3. auto looping, linked to bpm, 1 bar/half a bar etc.
Daim 5:48 PM - 17 February, 2006
1. midi / midi-clock
2. modular gui (grrr that beatmatching display)
3. subcrates (or at least hide crates function)
Menace 5:54 PM - 17 February, 2006
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5. additional "My Rating" field in the tracklists


I mean either an extra "Rating" or "Ranking" field to see how many stars a song got in iTunes.
Menace 11:35 PM - 17 February, 2006
Mix recording ...

... would be great feature, too (with the ability to choose the recorded file path and into what file format like wav, aiff or mp3 it will be saved).
Menace 11:42 PM - 17 February, 2006
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Mix recording ...

... would be great feature, too (with the ability to choose the recorded file path and into what file format like wav, aiff or mp3 it will be saved).


Never mind. I guess it couldn`t work because the mixed audio comes out of the mixer and not out of SSL :-)
ACME 3:48 PM - 18 February, 2006
1. functional review (with export to txt) and undo
2. tagging and browse by tags
3. auto loop
mexicannnnnn 12:21 AM - 19 February, 2006
TOP 3:
0. More bug fixes ;-)
1. PnT
2. CoreAudio / ASIO drivers
3. Uber-accurate BPM recognition


Other (in no order):
Auto gain
Super fast itunes crate loading on start up
Record mix's using internal soundcard
Third virtual deck using internal soundcard
Auto loop funtion (seemless)
Midi control
Counted loops... ie. run for 10 times
Control video with Control vinyl
DaJuan 3:15 AM - 19 February, 2006
Hi there! My personal favorites:
Top3

-Loops in/out
-Bpm analysis
-Master tempo (time stretch pitch)

And then:

-auto gain
-aac, m4a support
-subcrates

SSL is already the best product on the market, but with those features it would be absolutly flawless!

Juan
DaBrain 3:32 AM - 19 February, 2006
1. Master tempo
2. Live looping/pre edited looping
3. Beat matching display filtering (i posted about this feature before)



I think that Auto gain and auto BPM is bad cuz both could never be 100% right about every track.
I never saw any BPM counter that is 100% correct.
Auto gain is just dangerous. Maybe a "Gain meter" instead (if your mixer doesn't have it)... :^`
DaBrain 3:40 AM - 19 February, 2006
Gotta add that someone once suggested "hide track name" and i loved that one too...
D-MINH 7:23 AM - 20 February, 2006
wireless connection from SL 1 to laptop without losing latency?
bush 12:46 PM - 20 February, 2006
1 Auto loop
2 3rd virtual deck
3 eq + pan knobs
kidjay 10:40 PM - 20 February, 2006
Quote:
1. Crate management (sub/smart crates, album art browser), link crates to folders.
2. Ability to listen, set cues, order etc tracks w/o the S-S-L box attached to it.
3. Right click
***Just in case Sams decide to extend it to the top 5 wishlist:
4. Extended/combined relative and absolute mode so I can use loops/edits in "absolute" mode as well (I hate using relative mode cause I need to fiddle around with the mouse to jump
5. Loops with adjustable cycle number, so that can do real edits inside S-S-L ***
(In case you wonder, I cant post S-S-L w/o dashes cause I get an error message "no shouting please" ;) Nice idea which needs some tweaking)


I'm with Nik on this one
DjChandler 11:11 PM - 20 February, 2006
1 pitch lock and master tempo
2 auto find bpm
3 be able to change backround colors (just think it would be fun)
El Duardo 11:56 AM - 21 February, 2006
1. midi control
2. master tempo
3. 3rd virtual deck
yuri 4:28 PM - 21 February, 2006
1. Subcrates
2. Setting to turn off beatmatch display
3. Right click menu
4. Midi clock (for ableton)
Klaus 11:08 PM - 21 February, 2006
Quote:
kinda repeating some of the main ones, but...

1- pitch-n-time
2- auto gain
3- auto bpm

and just for fun...

4- auto loops
5- track linking
6- some customization to the gui
7- higher salaries for the serato guys (and the cats in mukilteo also). you guys bust your asses on a great product.


el presidente's requests sound about right so do Nik39's.

Hi! I'm new here.

Peace
Menace 6:17 PM - 22 February, 2006
Welcome Klaus :-)
bartaug 6:36 PM - 22 February, 2006
- Midi clock extraction from audio (like Red Sound MicroSync)
- "Midi Learn" for all the UI controls
- Loop sampler, locked to audio (like Red Sound Cycloops)

(no, I'm not working for Red Sound :)
BriChi 4:12 AM - 23 February, 2006
1. I would love to be able to get rid of the spinning wheels. I use cd player's so there kind of useless.
2. key lock
3. auto gain
mexicannnnnn 4:31 AM - 23 February, 2006
Quote:
TOP 3:
0. More bug fixes ;-)
1. PnT
2. CoreAudio / ASIO drivers
3. Uber-accurate BPM recognition


Other (in no order):
Auto gain
Super fast itunes crate loading on start up
Record mix's using internal soundcard
Third virtual deck using internal soundcard
Auto loop funtion (seemless)
Midi control
Counted loops... ie. run for 10 times
Control video with Control vinyl


Have the internal mode have "inertia".. when I try to do a backspin in internal mode it stops as soon as I unclick... I would like it to have some intertia similar to a turntable.
society 4:43 PM - 23 February, 2006
I'll give you my top one:

1. Key correction.

That's all I really want. Subcrates would be nice, but key correction is a must. PnT in particular would also be nice but I obviously understand if you guys want to keep that separate or whatever. Key correction please!

Also, why do we need ASIO drivers? Didn't the 1.4 download come with ASIO drivers for the MP4?
mexicannnnnn 5:22 PM - 23 February, 2006
Quote:

Also, why do we need ASIO drivers? Didn't the 1.4 download come with ASIO drivers for the MP4?


ASIO drivers for the SL1 would means you could use the SL1 in any application as a normal soundcard.

1.4 did come with ASIO drivers for the MP4 only.

1.6 will come with ASIO drivers for the TTM57.
DJ Ovadose 4:52 AM - 24 February, 2006
The only thing I request is a wider pitch range.....ie. when i set the turntable pitch control at -8% the program would let me change it to -16% or -32%......

i can use my pioneer cdj's to get a wider pitch range, but i bought ssl to use vinyl! and i know i can buy turntables other than technichs, but what if i have to mix somwhere where they only have technichs?

I do alot of "Screwed" mixshows (mixshows where hip hop trax are slowed down anywhere from -16% to -24%).

The way i'm doing it now is extremely time consuming. i have to slow down each song and save it in a separate "screwed" folder.

If the PnT plug takes care of this problem, please tell me how much it costs!!!! i'll be the first in line to buy it!!!

i apologize for the long post.
Revolutionary 10:19 AM - 24 February, 2006
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I do alot of "Screwed" mixshows (mixshows where hip hop trax are slowed down anywhere from -16% to -24%).

Just press the 45 button in SSL and have your turntables set to 33 RPM.
Dom 6:13 PM - 24 February, 2006
1.Subcrates
2. Auto Gain
...3. Subcates !!
Kieron 6:25 PM - 24 February, 2006
Get rid of that bloody stutter for cd users...
Able 7:58 AM - 25 February, 2006
Auto Loop

and i will be forever grateful
also some sort of software effects intergration would be awesome
DJ Ovadose 11:35 AM - 25 February, 2006
Quote:
Quote:
I do alot of "Screwed" mixshows (mixshows where hip hop trax are slowed down anywhere from -16% to -24%).

Just press the 45 button in SSL and have your turntables set to 33 RPM.


thanks for the repl, but that i've tried that. it's too slow.
Soba 11:41 AM - 25 February, 2006
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Get rid of that bloody stutter for cd users...


That's your CD deck, not SSL. Buy a CDX.
Kieron 1:51 AM - 26 February, 2006
Not as easy as that. I'm a resident at two clubs - both have their own equipment - Denon DN4000's.
Soba 2:06 AM - 26 February, 2006
Well, you're screwed then hahaha. In any case there's nothing that could be fixed in SSL to avoid it.
Kieron 2:21 AM - 26 February, 2006
Two things I can think of to sort it.

Allow you to offset the track start position a few milliseconds.

Or, allow you to blank the first few milliseconds of playback - thus "blanking" over the stutter.

Admittedly, there is no way to remedy the problem, but the above would be two workable hacks to "mask" the problem.
Soba 2:57 AM - 26 February, 2006
Hmmm, you could try just setting the cue point a beat beforehand and 'muting' with your fader, or alternatively just keep the CD playing in Relative mode and use Serato's cues instead.
DJMark 3:02 AM - 26 February, 2006
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The only thing I request is a wider pitch range.....ie. when i set the turntable pitch control at -8% the program would let me change it to -16% or -32%.


I like this idea...basically I'd envision a pitch-range button in the GUI (similar to that on the Pioneer CDJ players) that clicking on would toggle between ranges (the button would have a number displayed on it to indicate the currently-selected range).

What I would especially like is if this feature included a narrower-than-normal range (+/- 4%) so that the turntable pitch slider provided twice the resolution. That would be great for DJ's who ride long mixes and typically don't use large pitch changes.

So maybe the selectable ranges would be 4, 8, 16, 32, 100.
DJ Ovadose 5:19 AM - 26 February, 2006
Quote:
Quote:
The only thing I request is a wider pitch range.....ie. when i set the turntable pitch control at -8% the program would let me change it to -16% or -32%.


I like this idea...basically I'd envision a pitch-range button in the GUI (similar to that on the Pioneer CDJ players) that clicking on would toggle between ranges (the button would have a number displayed on it to indicate the currently-selected range).

What I would especially like is if this feature included a narrower-than-normal range (+/- 4%) so that the turntable pitch slider provided twice the resolution. That would be great for DJ's who ride long mixes and typically don't use large pitch changes.

So maybe the selectable ranges would be 4, 8, 16, 32, 100.


FINALLY!!! Someone else other than myself! Thanx
marky957 10:48 AM - 26 February, 2006
1. Link crate's directly to folders with refresh on startup
2. Looping
3. Auto Gain
D-MINH 2:41 AM - 28 February, 2006
skins to match the equipment
mexicannnnnn 3:25 AM - 28 February, 2006
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skins to match the equipment


Its black.. the SL1 is black.. they even use the same style of buttons on the TTM56.
DJ 3pm 10:24 PM - 28 February, 2006
1. Key-Lock, Master Tempo, Un-Chipmunkifier, etc.
2. AJ's skip-free absolute mode (or whatever name it is going by now)
3. SSL's own version of Smart Playlists (so I can avoid iTunes)
DJK 7:08 AM - 1 March, 2006
1. Sub Crates! (or support for itunes playlist folders)
2. Fix Relative mode sticker drift!!
3. Video! - I know this is a ways off, but it is such a big thing for me! I really want to get into it, and I havn't found an option I like, since I HATE Pioneer and ms pinky is uber ghetto in my opinion.
DaBrain 7:44 AM - 1 March, 2006
Quote:
3. SSL's own version of Smart Playlists (so I can avoid iTunes)


Marry me!
DJ Nat 9:15 AM - 1 March, 2006
Quote:
3. SSL's own version of Smart Playlists (so I can avoid iTunes)


SMART SUB CRATES (SSC)!
DJMark 10:04 AM - 1 March, 2006
Quote:
skins to match the equipment


I'm all for enhancements to the UI (as I'm about to write more on in a moment), but spending any development time on something as frivolous as "skins" seems wasteful at this point.
DJMark 10:28 AM - 1 March, 2006
My top 3 requests are going to be a bit different from most people's:

1) Adjust the fonts for song title at the top of the screen so the letters are perhaps 2 points smaller and not in boldface...because as they are they very often over-run the screen in 1024x768. It's the one part of the UI that looks distractingly sketchy to me.

1a) (even nicer would be if the font-size "self-fitted" depending on the length of the titles, but I assume that would consume more time to accomplish.)


2) I would really like it if, with a keystroke, you were able to make the whole interface be replaced with large (full-screen) "Title"/"Artist" text in white letters/black screen (two keystrokes, actually, so you could select which deck to display this for). The reason would be the ability to display this/superimpose this onto the visual displays used in a lot of clubs (the simple nature of the screen I've described would lend itself to easy/clean superimposition over other visuals). Obviously this would need to be engineered in such a way that all functionality of SSL remained active while the display was in one of these modes.

This would be a great way for DJ's to actually promote the music they're playing (especially for those of us who play less-commercial formats of music....my number one reason for people coming to the booth on any given night is "what is this song?"). This is actually something fairly important as, in todays ultra-corporate-controlled media environment, club DJ's are one of the few open venues for people to be exposed to other music.


3) My third most-wanted feature would be to have a single (user-selectable) 24 dB/octave lowpass/highpass filter for each deck. This would be adjustable with the mouse, a pair of up/down keyboard controls (if we haven't run out of them), or....the control vinyl itself (when the deck is playing in internal mode, of course). In that last mode, you'd move the record forward to raise the corner frequency of the filter, backwards to lower it. This probably sounds fairly freaky, but could open up a whole new creative realm of vinyl-controlled audio effect processing. Seems like it's worth a shot, at any rate.
Kieron 10:59 AM - 1 March, 2006
User adjustable column size
punosion 2:10 PM - 1 March, 2006
Quote:
1) Adjust the fonts for song title at the top of the screen so the letters are perhaps 2 points smaller and not in boldface...because as they are they very often over-run the screen in 1024x768. It's the one part of the UI that looks distractingly sketchy to me...


2) I would really like it if, with a keystroke, you were able to make the whole interface be replaced with large (full-screen) "Title"/"Artist" text...This would be a great way for DJ's to actually promote the music they're playing...


I really like these ideas!
illkid 2:15 PM - 1 March, 2006
1. Key-Lock
2. Auto-Loops
3. Fixing slippage in relative mode
djrocket 5:16 PM - 1 March, 2006
1. Key-Lock, Fixing slippage in relative mode
2. Sub Crates
3. Right click menus
DJ_Mike_Coquilla 5:35 PM - 2 March, 2006
will the next version be free?
mexicannnnnn 5:44 PM - 2 March, 2006
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will the next version be free?


V1.6 yes.

PnT or any other plugging no.
DJ_Mike_Coquilla 8:48 PM - 2 March, 2006
wow....how about v1.7, free too?
mexicannnnnn 6:49 AM - 3 March, 2006
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wow....how about v1.7, free too?


Yes, but any kind of super-duper pluggins will be $$.

Like Rane & Serato said, ALL software updates will be free and all hardware will be supported in all versions.
nik39 4:41 PM - 3 March, 2006
Change my mind:

1. Crate management (sub/smart crates, album art browser), link crates to folders.
2. Equalizer, settings are stored per track/file
3. Right click

***Just in case Sams decide to extend it to the top 6 wishlist:
4. Ability to listen, set cues, order etc tracks w/o the S-S-L box attached to it.
5. Extended/combined relative and absolute mode so I can use loops/edits in "absolute" mode as well (I hate using relative mode cause I need to fiddle around with the mouse to jump
6. Loops with adjustable cycle number, so that can do real edits inside S-S-L ***
(In case you wonder, I cant post S-S-L w/o dashes cause I get an error message "no shouting please" ;) Nice idea which needs some tweaking)
mexicannnnnn 4:49 PM - 3 March, 2006
SSL rules (this is a test).
mexicannnnnn 4:50 PM - 3 March, 2006
Hey.. it worked for me nik.
nik39 4:51 PM - 3 March, 2006
Ah, damned, copy+paste IS evil. That was a problem at that time, the mods have alread fixed it.
mexicannnnnn 7:19 PM - 3 March, 2006
Ohh.. what about a built in crossfader for internal mode. ;-)
nobspangle 9:31 AM - 4 March, 2006
I've changed my mind too
1. customisable shortcuts - some of the current shortcuts are a mess because of all the new features, they can't be changed because there should be continuity between versions, customisable has to be the way to go.

2. Ultra pitch same as on a vestax turntable (adjust the centre point of the pitch fader ±50%).

3. auto looping, linked to bpm, 1 bar/half a bar etc.
Couin 12:21 PM - 4 March, 2006
1. A new mode : AUT
It could be a mix between ABS and REL :
Plays like ABS (for needle dropping) but when encountering a loop, it could loop (if loop is ON). We could jump to cue points, all like in REL.

2. BPM analyser integrated : SSL knows to draw bars of rythm, it could calculate the BPM. With BPM value, loops could be perfect too.

3. Customizable shortcuts.
Soba 6:17 AM - 5 March, 2006
the AUT mode could be as simple as a button to click in Relative mode
JayB1200 10:21 PM - 5 March, 2006
1.Key lock would be off the chain
2.auto gain adjust
3.ssl remembering where the censor button was pushed...
Soba 12:30 AM - 6 March, 2006
that censor remembering is a great idea!
DJ Niche 3:21 PM - 6 March, 2006
1. Keylock
2. Autogain

-Niche
Hot Mix BK 3:43 AM - 7 March, 2006
1.Pitch N Time
2.Auto Gain or Volume Leveling
3.Auto Loops??? [a long shot but would be sweet]
datablist 6:18 AM - 7 March, 2006
1. Looping
2. Auto Gain/Volume Leveling
3. BPM
mexicannnnnn 7:01 AM - 7 March, 2006
Quote:
1. Looping
2. Auto Gain/Volume Leveling
3. BPM


Looping?
DjRavine 7:41 AM - 7 March, 2006
I think he means seemless looping. That means when you click the loop button, it will loop the next 4 beats over and over again until you click the button again. Good for short outros/intros.
blizzo 1:48 PM - 7 March, 2006
Nothing big, just some easy to do extensions:

1. BPM Analyser
2. Subcrates
3. Integrated Player (in OfflineMode)
Mr ML 7:41 PM - 7 March, 2006
1. Keylock
2. CoreAudio drivers
3. Auto gain
nikodon 10:09 PM - 7 March, 2006
1. Built in Sampler that can be triggered from keys on laptop
2.BPM detector
vidoona 2:13 AM - 8 March, 2006
1. Master Tempo (free) & PnT (paid plug-in)

2. BPM with selectable (deck 1 or deck 2) midi clock output via 3rd party interface (optional tap tempo too)

3. Complete Midi-mapability of controls

(big fan of sub-crates and abs/rel hybrid mode too)
diego vega 5:17 AM - 8 March, 2006
1. "Auto Bars" Loops
2. Subcrates
3. Pitch n' Time
Eddie Blendz 1:22 PM - 8 March, 2006
1. Ability to play CD/Vinyl simutaniously instead of a line/ phono selector in setup, or make a new interface box with 2 additional inputs.

2. Of course sub crates. Better file management.

3. Master Tempo/Key Lock

4. Auto load songs in next open deck from prepare list.

5. Larger BPM display.
mexicannnnnn 6:23 AM - 12 March, 2006
Just a wish in regards to 1.6 and TTM57:

Please, please, please put some kind of software theft protection in 1.6. So when 1.6 is running and there is an internet connection it will verify that the unit is not reported stolen. If it is then it will deactive the hardware.

Then the theif will call up Rane and say "hey my unit isnt working, what do I do?".

Rane says "Oh just send it to us and well take a look into it:

Theif "Ok"

After Rane reiceves it "Oh it looks likes its stolen and has now been sent to the rightful owner, law inforcment has been notified and will contact you shortly"

Real Owner, " :-) "
Soba 12:35 PM - 12 March, 2006
That's a cool idea, but most people don't run the net at the same time/on the same machine...besides, word would get around the theives anyway
dj dub 6:10 PM - 12 March, 2006
1 Pitch & Time,pitch lock and master tempo
2 Auto Gain
3 Better Thesholds adj.
4 BPM Analyser indecator

Easy To Use For All Type Of O.S.(Xp,Mac)
christopher rogers 8:34 PM - 14 March, 2006
ok an ability to bpm lock my track ie simular to like re cycle or ableton where i work on my set during the day and lock all of the certain hit points on each track so that serato will play the track and sync automatically to the other track then i can work totally on my creative side and leaving the time at the gig to concentrate on other issues!!! :-) Am i just being lazy here!!! lol yeah i can handle it syncing chatting to drunk bloke while dealing with the dodgy lead that was'nt taped down properly!!! lol anyway guys i commend you on what you have acheived here with this software ive been at it now 16yrs and this software rocks! and thanx once again to DJ AM who showed what the full potential of this software offers!!!!
DJ_Mike_Coquilla 10:46 PM - 14 March, 2006
Not sure if I'm posting in the right section, but would it be possible to have the next generation 56 or 57 equiped with bluetooth to be used for wireless bluetooth headphones? just a thought.

btw, are there any mixers on the market with this option? or are there too many issues involved with bluetooth technology.

- dj mike coquilla
BUSTAMOVE90210 11:37 PM - 16 March, 2006
as a professional dj for over 17 years. i've moved to serato and have been testing the beta 1.5. here are a few suggestions for improvements from my years of experience.

1. a scroll down and up arrow on the right hand side of your library is needed. many djs don't have the hands free time to be scrolling the page down and page up key and its designed to make navigating possibilities easier.

2. this is THE MOST IMPORTANT...when switching in between crates the screen must return to the last highlighted track. when the dj has to scroll down to that track again it takes WAY too much time for the club atmosphere (this has been my biggest complaint from fellow djs). in comparison it would be like popping your dual copy vinyl record up in the crate, taking out one record to play, popping it back down and then trying to locate it again while playing. or getting a cd from your case, closing and trying to re-locate.

3. a shortcut to switch between hiding display of the track playing with independent cotrol of each side for this function. let me clarify. each dj booth is set up differently and people may or may not be able to look at the beautiful Serato display (in fact people are more drawn towards watching what you're doing when they see the laptop), however if you load the next track they see what's coming on next which takes away from the power of the dj knowing and no one else should. it also leads to a lot of crap from couch quarterback djs telling you to select something else :-)

4. the first option in the prepare window should be set up so the order you're loading the tracks in is how the window reads and not by song name or bpm. the dj should be able to instantly move the tracks to whatever order he wants to prepare them to play**. i'm not quite sure if you can already do this. if you can. someone please get me up to par on this.

5. finally an instant set folder should be created or option to begin an instant set folder should be available with time stamp of when the song played. once again i'll clarify. while playing the dj doesn't have time to hit the review, create a folder and look at songs last played or even to quickly scroll through this list in the prepare window, in addition if another dj gets on the wheels he should be able to quickly look at this folder and see this information so that tracks are not repeated.
on point 1 it's the up-down arrows that appear in the far right hand corner of a windows or mac when you have a long list. on Serato you have the bar but not these arrows as an option for scrolling.

on point 5 i'll try and be clearer by describing a hypothetical situation. ok so you've been dj-ing for over two hours and you want to look at what you've played THAT night but you have so many mp3s and you've forgotten to or chose not to clear the green highlighted tracks from your gig the previous night. if you hit the review it will show all these green tracks. i feel that if there was a simpler optional folder "HISTORY" that's located on the left hand side of the Serato display you or another dj giving you a break could quickly jump into this folder and look at the history of songs played those last few hours or days. another example is if you're dj-ing and you're thinking ahead to a few tracks you're planning to play so you place them in prepare. another song pops into your head that you know you've played but you want to know exactly when that was without losing the songs set up in your prepare window when you hit review. basically a history folder similar to windows explorer or mac safari is what i'm talking about that's automatically available with a preference feature that allows you to set a range to look at a few days to a weeks worth of what you've played in these sub folders.
nik39 11:43 PM - 16 March, 2006
busta, whats the reason to post 2+4 again, if you have been told it already works this way in another thread? Dont you read what people answer you? Very strange.
BUSTAMOVE90210 11:48 PM - 16 March, 2006
just posting in the proper forum. in case you havent noticed there are a lot of pages to scroll through in the forums. most people repeat posts that may be contained 5 to 10 pages deep in a post.
nik39 11:51 PM - 16 March, 2006
Yes I understand. But why would you repost something you have been told thats its already a part of SSL. Just wondering.
BUSTAMOVE90210 11:52 PM - 16 March, 2006
Quote:
busta, whats the reason to post 2+4 again, if you have been told it already works this way in another thread? Dont you read what people answer you? Very strange.


as far as point 2 i apologize for that to the forum. it has been resolved. on point 4 can someone explain to me how this is done.
BUSTAMOVE90210 11:53 PM - 16 March, 2006
Quote:
Yes I understand. But why would you repost something you have been told thats its already a part of SSL. Just wondering.


nik39 don't make me get nasty.
nik39 11:59 PM - 16 March, 2006
I'm scurrrred. Why nasty? I was really wondering, cause this is what I replied to you in the other thread:

Quote:
2. it does return to the last highlighted song.

4. click on the "#" column header.

Exactly what dont you understand about point 4?
BUSTAMOVE90210 12:03 AM - 17 March, 2006
Quote:
I'm scurrrred. Why nasty? I was really wondering, cause this is what I replied to you in the other thread:

Quote:
2. it does return to the last highlighted song.

4. click on the "#" column header.

Exactly what dont you understand about point 4?


on point four if you hit the nuber column it will line your tracks up in the way you FIRST loaded them into the prepare window. what if you want to place your tracks in a specific order that is not by bpm, song name or number order in which you loaded the tracks into prepare. how do you do this?
nik39 12:05 AM - 17 March, 2006
Exactly the way you do it in other crates, drag them around to your favourite position.
BUSTAMOVE90210 12:06 AM - 17 March, 2006
Quote:
Exactly the way you do it in other crates, drag them around to your favourite position.


noted. i'll try it.
djtrackie 10:05 AM - 17 March, 2006
1. link crates to folders. I have my music organized into folders, so when I drag them into SSL, i want SSL to automatically create a crate for each folder.
2. Master tempo/pitch n' time
3. the ability to have LESS functions. Let's not clutter it up TOO much...
TGK 10:17 AM - 17 March, 2006
1.Sampler
2.SubCrates
3.Album Art on Middle of Virtual Deck : )
Couin 10:41 AM - 17 March, 2006
Quote:
1. link crates to folders. I have my music organized into folders, so when I drag them into SSL, i want SSL to automatically create a crate for each folder.

I second that !
BUSTAMOVE90210 6:41 PM - 17 March, 2006
Quote:
1. link crates to folders. I have my music organized into folders, so when I drag them into SSL, i want SSL to automatically create a crate for each folder.
2. Master tempo/pitch n' time
3. the ability to have LESS functions. Let's not clutter it up TOO much...


i also vote for that link crates suggestion.
DJ Ty - agiprodj 11:54 AM - 18 March, 2006
1. PnT
2. mpeg2/VOB video
3. subcrates
4. PnT :)
BUSTAMOVE90210 7:20 PM - 18 March, 2006
at my gig last night i noticed something in 1.5 that i forgot to mention in previous suggestion posts and i'm not sure if it happens to anyone else. i was playing on pioneer cdjs 1000 mk 11s. if you execute a loop and then load another track this track doesn't cause ssl to treat it like a new track loaded at a start of track cue. it loads the new track looping. why would a dj want to load a completely new track looping without even knowing what point in the track is looping? can serato change this so every new track loaded clears out the old info (as if you ejected the old cd) and is treated as a fresh track?
emixxin313 10:18 PM - 18 March, 2006
1. Auto gain
2. Key Lock
3. 3 Band Isolator
Szalony Wariat 11:05 PM - 18 March, 2006
1.GOOD Internal effects like echo, reverb and flanger that would sync with tempo of track.
2.Subcrates and Crates with "lock" function so you could SAVE view of list of tracks. That should avoid clicking on "something" and change view of tracks which is very bad when you did your own list track by tracks and it dissapears.
3.Perfect/better looping option.
vidoona 2:33 AM - 19 March, 2006
@ bustamove90210 - This is the "top 3" new feature suggestions thread so please start posting in an appropriate thread or start your own if the topic is not already covered.
OSC 11:16 PM - 20 March, 2006
1) Pitch correction
2) MIDI Clock output
3) Auto BPM count in the program, so I don't have to use an external program
DJServidio 12:04 PM - 21 March, 2006
Master tempo master tempo master tempo master tempo

bpm over and over again

OOO and also kinda like an eject lock... so that you can't load a song over a song already playing.
vidoona 12:34 PM - 21 March, 2006
your third one is already in 1.5.....the track has to be stopped to load a new song
Menace 7:05 PM - 21 March, 2006
yeah, it`s called "lock playing deck" - which is a fantastic option
Dave R 11:12 PM - 22 March, 2006
**1** asio drivers

everything else is and works just fine!
Mo 8:21 AM - 24 March, 2006
The ability to use VST/AU plugins and program/control them from the 57SL.
tech44 12:58 AM - 25 March, 2006
Master Tempo - kinda mind boggling this isn't already in there really
mexicannnnnn 1:29 AM - 25 March, 2006
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Master Tempo - kinda mind boggling this isn't already in there really


They wanted to keep keep the processing power low but keep the quality high... but they said it will be in 1.6 (it has to be as it will be included with the TTM57SL.
tech44 5:06 PM - 25 March, 2006
Ok. Thanks for the info.
DJVigor 2:34 AM - 28 March, 2006
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Ohh.. what about a built in crossfader for internal mode. ;-)

yes yes yes
a la gun 12:30 PM - 28 March, 2006
sorting out the sticker drifting in relative mode
BriChi 6:57 PM - 28 March, 2006
1. confgiurable gui. Once i load a track into the deck, i dont look at the laptop to mix, it would be great to be able to shut of all of the moving stuff (wheels, waves, etc...) that cause the cpu to run higher

that's it for now.
custom_1 3:55 AM - 29 March, 2006
1.PnT
2.Subcrates
3.Programable Keyboard shortcuts

(nothing orginal, but i'm betwen custom keyboard shortcuts and support for midi devices)
DJ Nat 4:36 AM - 29 March, 2006
Quote:
1. confgiurable gui. Once i load a track into the deck, i dont look at the laptop to mix, it would be great to be able to shut of all of the moving stuff (wheels, waves, etc...) that cause the cpu to run higher

that's it for now.


GRATE IDEA!!!
vidoona 8:13 AM - 29 March, 2006
I agree that that is a great idea, but I would like it to be highly selectable what you can turn on and off. Sometimes, in a club with shady monitors / no monitors and bad acoustics, I like having the wave forms to double check myself, but the beat match thingy in the middle is no use to me, so the idea would be to turn off the beat matcher and keep the waveforms saving a little CPU power and giving me only what I need.
Menace 10:24 AM - 29 March, 2006
I have changed my mind to this order:

1. a much better working skipless mode - which can also help if the timecode reading breaks down ( www.scratchlive.net )

2. additional "my ranking" column - so I can see how many stars got from me in iTunes´

3. auto loops / fixed loops ( www.scratchlive.net )
---------------------------------------------------------------

4. auto gain ( www.scratchlive.net )
Menace 8:46 PM - 29 March, 2006
5. adjustable Track End Warning up to 60 seconds
diego vega 3:34 AM - 30 March, 2006
**oh and I forgot, MIDI clock or BPM detector (so we can sync SSL and Ableton Live somehow please!)
djdsk 7:17 AM - 30 March, 2006
1, subcrates

2, able to use any midi controller eith an auto selct like on albelton live

3,
djzoo 8:21 PM - 30 March, 2006
1. subcrates
2. Auto bpm (a must)
3. Programmable Shortcuts
Napali 5:54 AM - 31 March, 2006
key assignment like the new Vestax turntable has.
Soba 8:04 AM - 31 March, 2006
The buttons on the Vestax Controller One don't digitally change the key, they just jump to different turntable speeds. The notes are relative to 0% at 33 1/3 RPM being middle C. So basically, it's not something that could be incorporated into software.
vidoona 8:24 AM - 31 March, 2006
What's supposed to be the point of that? Changing tempo independently of pitch allows you to beatmatch. Changing tempo and pitch separately allows you to mix harmonically and beat match, but what does this feature possibly offer you?

On a side note for Soba......this can be integrated. I think was Napali means is buttons on the GUI and having the software change the pitch. But hey, that's already coming.....Pitch n' Time
AKIEM 9:18 AM - 31 March, 2006
well it might be cool to cenect midi to switch the pitch in time. meaning, touch a key, pitch up/down a key.
vidoona 9:41 AM - 31 March, 2006
True true.......but for this vestax thing to change pitch in half/full music note increments, does it not also need to count bpm of the source material (on the vinyl to do the speed calculation correctly? This would be impossibly using control vinyl.

I should probably read the manual for this thing...
AKIEM 9:54 AM - 31 March, 2006
mmmmmm, Im not sure. if your talking about the tt that switches pitch by note, i dont think its "in time" meaning the pitch changes, but so does the tempo..... dont quote me on that, havnt touched one
vidoona 10:23 AM - 31 March, 2006
eh, I guess it doesn't really apply to anything I'm really that interested in anyway, so I might as well stop polluting this thread.
Soba 11:39 AM - 31 March, 2006
The point of it is for scratch musicians to play melodies with single samples... an extension of what they do now with the pitch slider. You couldn't use a digital algorithm for that as it would screw up the sound of the scratching
The differences between notes are mathmathically relative to each other...halfing a frequency will alway be an octave drop etc. It doesn't work by bpm linking.
I can definitely see how a p'n't style key adjust would be useful, i was just explaining that's not what the Vestax deck does.
vidoona 12:06 PM - 31 March, 2006
I getcha....I didn't think through that bpm/pitch thing enough. It's been awhile since music theory class in HS.

As far as that digital algorithm - I don't think it would screw up scratching. After all, you'll still be able to scratch with PnT and my CDN-88 has key control independently of tempo and that can be changed while scratching. It would just take a A/D converter, a processor and then a D/A converter (or just leave it as a digital out).
Soba 12:33 PM - 31 March, 2006
Nah, it does, try it on any cd deck or turntable with pitch correction. Scratching is all about hitting different pitches and the algorithm just tries to correct everything. You can still cut, it just sounds crazy as hell.

sorry about the threadjack
vidoona 12:45 PM - 31 March, 2006
I honestly haven't had a problem on the CDN-88. Granted, I bought it for harmonic mixing and not for scratching (3 in. wheel), but I haven't noticed a problem. When I had FS2 (and it was actually working), you could scratch with master tempo on. It works fine on my dns-1000s too with master tempo on.
Parkertron 10:30 PM - 3 April, 2006
1. To be able to use MPEG/Video files.

2. To assign different files to all 10 sections of side A.

3.Subcrates
Menace 4:36 PM - 4 April, 2006
I want it so badly so here`s one more wish:

Tracks shouldn`t turn green if just pre-listening ( www.scratchlive.net )
eder 5:14 PM - 4 April, 2006
1. master tempo
2. master tempo
3. master tempo
MrCHOE 7:23 PM - 4 April, 2006
1. Add a auto BPM for all songs not BPM'd
2. Bite rate info in the list of songs
3. Add genre into the song list
Menace 7:26 PM - 4 April, 2006
Quote:
1. Add a auto BPM for all songs not BPM'd
2. Bite rate info in the list of songs
3. Add genre into the song list


I think Nr. 2 & 3 is already built in.
djzoo 7:26 PM - 4 April, 2006
also when preparing songs...can you leave them in the prepare window?
Thundercat 9:24 PM - 5 April, 2006
Quote:
2. BPM with selectable (deck 1 or deck 2) midi clock output via 3rd party interface (optional tap tempo too)


I'm thinking a tap tempo in software would be neat for those songs that an auto bpm detector really skrewz up (like those with lots of triplets, 12/12 time etc.)
SloMocean 9:08 PM - 6 April, 2006
1ne. PnT/Master Tempo/Key Lock

2wo. Cleaner looping (auto loops)

3hree. An Abso-elative mode (Loops and cues for abso, no sticker drift for relative)
datablist 7:08 AM - 7 April, 2006
1- Internal Mode while Offline- I keep my serato in the studio.

2- Re-arrange tracks in ANY order in Crates(drag n drop)!!!!!!!!

3- Sample Buttons like 3-4?? Maybe being able to record from the lines too, NOT just from the phono on the 1.5 Beta! Or instead have it record CHL 1 or 2 off the mixer regardless if it's Phono or Line you're playing to record!!!!!!!!!!!!

4- Better looping/Looping in ABS mode like on the traktor crap!!

Thats about it for me! I know I put down 4 but 2 is way easy to fix & one is obvious!!
nik39 12:28 PM - 7 April, 2006
Quote:
2- Re-arrange tracks in ANY order in Crates(drag n drop)!!!!!!!!

Click on the "#" column. That should give what you need.

Quote:
Maybe being able to record from the lines too, NOT just from the phono on the 1.5 Beta!

I havent tried it, but I thought you could also record from the lines, if you switch to line on the setup screen. No?
Daim 2:11 PM - 7 April, 2006
4. make a shortcut for convertig singles files colours to white
AKIEM 2:59 PM - 7 April, 2006
Quote:
4. make a shortcut for convertig singles files colours to white


yes, a modified click
DJ Silk 5:47 PM - 7 April, 2006
A Sample/drop box:
to have the ability to have 2 or 3 drops that are always available for quick assignment. Kind of like a permanent "review" except that it doesn't dissappear when you use the file.
DJ Mo Rada 8:15 PM - 7 April, 2006
Key Pitch Lock
Auto BPM while building overview
DJ Yaz 5:14 PM - 8 April, 2006
1. Linked Tracks
2. Global Cuss Word Edit feature
3. PNT
DJ Nat 1:56 AM - 9 April, 2006
Quote:
1 Crate management (sub/smart crates, album art browser)
2 Track linking
3 Internal player while disconnected

Changing 3 to PnT
xavier 7:00 PM - 9 April, 2006
- crate management

- re arrange tracks
DJK 11:27 PM - 9 April, 2006
sub-crates and akiems stand alone program just tied for #1 spot on my list
djnatedogg 1:21 AM - 10 April, 2006
sub-crates....please, please, please
DJ 3pm 9:24 PM - 18 April, 2006
Quote:
5. adjustable Track End Warning up to 60 seconds

i like this. maybe start flashing @ 60, flash faster @ 30, strobe @ 15 or something like that.
Srea808 9:31 PM - 18 April, 2006
Video Compatibility!!!
DjWoody 11:22 PM - 18 April, 2006
1.- Advance File Name/ID3 Tag Editor/Renamer w/Batch Processing
2.- Pitch N Time
3.- RightClick Build Overview for indiviual or group tracks. That way we can build overviews on the fly.
Spelunk 8:09 PM - 19 April, 2006
1) Subcrates
2) Pitch N Time
3) Auto-Gain
Tokaji 10:11 AM - 20 April, 2006
1.support for songs with DRM(like songs from iTunes Music Store f.e.) and AAC format
2.BPM analysis
3.User configuration for GUI
punosion 3:10 AM - 22 April, 2006
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1.support for songs with DRM(like songs from iTunes Music Store f.e.) and AAC format


Oooh, good one...I endorse that...
mexicannnnnn 3:26 AM - 22 April, 2006
Quote:
Quote:
1.support for songs with DRM(like songs from iTunes Music Store f.e.) and AAC format


Oooh, good one...I endorse that...


Will never happen. Or at least not for a damn long time.
theproof 11:03 AM - 5 June, 2006
Two things I would like to see...
1. SubFolders
2. 4% Pitch Control - I mix mainly house, will long mixes using the fader. If something is pitched more than 4% all well and good, but most of my selections naturally fall into a close BPM range - I would like more control on the pitch...
vidoona 12:27 AM - 6 June, 2006
Quote:
Two things I would like to see...
1. SubFolders
2. 4% Pitch Control - I mix mainly house, will long mixes using the fader. If something is pitched more than 4% all well and good, but most of my selections naturally fall into a close BPM range - I would like more control on the pitch...


Pitch range isn't determined by SSL. It depends on the input device's pitch range. So, if your turntables have plus/minus 16 percent, that's what SSL gives you.
mexicannnnnn 3:00 AM - 6 June, 2006
Quote:
Quote:
Two things I would like to see...
1. SubFolders
2. 4% Pitch Control - I mix mainly house, will long mixes using the fader. If something is pitched more than 4% all well and good, but most of my selections naturally fall into a close BPM range - I would like more control on the pitch...


Pitch range isn't determined by SSL. It depends on the input device's pitch range. So, if your turntables have plus/minus 16 percent, that's what SSL gives you.


Actually in internal mode it does. I think the proof wants "small" pitch range not large. There is the smaller slider if I recall that does fine adjustments.
DJUltimate 3:07 AM - 6 June, 2006
1. Key Lock
2. Volume Normalizing
3. More accurate BPM detection
Cham 4:13 PM - 6 June, 2006
BPM detection. Because I' too lazy to BPM my collection.
Idlemind1999 5:10 PM - 6 June, 2006
Being able to hold down CTRL and select more than one file attribute. ie. Sort by BPM, hold down CTRL, select 100, 101, 102 Results window will show all the songs in that range.


OR

Select Genre: Rock Select BPM: 125

Results window will show Rock Genre songs with a bpm of 125
Fresh_Meat 7:07 PM - 6 June, 2006
I really miss a feature that colours tracks, which have been played during a Serato session. When shutting and restarting Serato, the tracks should be normal again. On gigs I always mix up which tracks I already played or not.
nik39 7:41 PM - 6 June, 2006
Eh, what about resetting green (played) tracks to white? -> review -> clear.
djxatl 8:22 PM - 6 June, 2006
i change mine to

1. fix relative mode drift
2. fix relative mode drift
3. fix relative mode drift

hahah
mexicannnnnn 8:37 PM - 6 June, 2006
Quote:
TOP 3:
0. More bug fixes ;-)
1. PnT
2. CoreAudio / ASIO drivers
3. Uber-accurate BPM recognition


Other (in no order):
Auto gain
Super fast itunes crate loading on start up
Record mix's using internal soundcard
Third virtual deck using internal soundcard
Auto loop funtion (seemless)
Midi control
Counted loops... ie. run for 10 times
Control video with Control vinyl


bump.... a lot of my "others" are done with the TTM57.
DJK 3:06 AM - 8 June, 2006
Quote:
i change mine to

1. fix relative mode drift
2. fix relative mode drift
3. fix relative mode drift

hahah


Bump!
marko.m 8:42 AM - 8 June, 2006
and of course new Asio drivers that support SL as external sound card
djholla 7:29 PM - 8 June, 2006
Pitch n Time Pleeeeeeaaase!!!! Live remixes & blends can be so much more versatile. It will be Christmas, my birthday, and the best gig of my life combined when PnT is released.
gucca69 1:08 PM - 10 June, 2006
beat sync
fixed loops 2 4 8 16 bar loops
djfreeze32 5:17 AM - 12 June, 2006
Master Tempo Usage Please!!!!!
BPM Detection
Subcrate
DJ Nat 7:09 AM - 12 June, 2006
Pitch n Time
Smart / Sub Crates
Track Linking

Thats all!
rlaci 12:35 PM - 13 June, 2006
3rd deck
pitch n time
auto bpm for looping (1,2,4,8)
M_Prime 1:27 AM - 14 June, 2006
1 Third Deck
2 WMA compatible
3 ACC compatible
capo di exmixah 3:10 AM - 15 June, 2006
1 Fix sticker drift in relative mode
2 A @**$%!*~#ing fix for sticker drift in relative mode
3 Pleeaasee! Please! pplleeeaasse! fix sticker drift in relative mode
DJK 3:24 AM - 15 June, 2006
Quote:
1 Fix sticker drift in relative mode
2 A @**$%!*~#ing fix for sticker drift in relative mode
3 Pleeaasee! Please! pplleeeaasse! fix sticker drift in relative mode


4 Sticker drift pleasee...........................................!
dyllionaire 3:52 PM - 15 June, 2006
1. Video Mixing Ability
2. Ability to have a song in a playlist or crate more than once without having a duplicate file.
3. Customizable GUI
Menace 5:27 PM - 15 June, 2006
Quote:
What feature would you most like to see in the next version of Scratch LIVE?


Will there at least one wish in version 1.6 (which is the upcoming version)?

PS: I am talking about features without the need to have an additional Rane mixer.
mexicannnnnn 10:40 PM - 16 June, 2006
Quote:
Quote:
What feature would you most like to see in the next version of Scratch LIVE?


Will there at least one wish in version 1.6 (which is the upcoming version)?

PS: I am talking about features without the need to have an additional Rane mixer.


Maybe in 1.6.2.
dyllionaire 2:16 AM - 18 June, 2006
Quote:
1. Video Mixing Ability
2. Ability to have a song in a playlist or crate more than once without having a duplicate file.
3. Customizable GUI


I would like to amend my suggestions.
3. Have a loop automatically on when song is sent to decks.

Thanks!
mexicannnnnn 2:39 AM - 18 June, 2006
Quote:
Quote:
TOP 3:
0. More bug fixes ;-)
1. PnT
2. CoreAudio / ASIO drivers
3. Uber-accurate BPM recognition


Other (in no order):
Auto gain
Super fast itunes crate loading on start up
Record mix's using internal soundcard
Third virtual deck using internal soundcard
Auto loop funtion (seemless)
Midi control
Counted loops... ie. run for 10 times
Control video with Control vinyl


bump.... a lot of my "others" are done with the TTM57.


Actually I'm going to change my number 3 with Midi support!!! :-)
spirez 10:30 AM - 18 June, 2006
Pitch n Time (master tempo, key lock)

Subcrates or something similar

basic sequencer, ie run loop 1 for 2 repetitions, then move to loop 3 for 1 rep, then to loop 2 for 2 reps
Dj Blaze 11:51 AM - 18 June, 2006
My vote would include:

1: KEY LOCK for sure.
2: Beat Sync'able Loops.
3: Lastly, with the Auto function used in Relative and Internal... I would like to see a fading option used to fad 'song to song' with a knob in the setup panel that could adjust the fading time into the next track.

~Blaze
DJUltimate 1:45 PM - 21 June, 2006
Quote:
1. Key Lock
2. Volume Normalizing
3. More accurate BPM detection

4. Subcrates
5. SMART crates (crates that link to a file folder and automatically add/delete songs to/from the crate as they are added/deleted to/from the file folder)

Quote:

RightClick Build Overview for indiviual or group tracks. That way we can build overviews on the fly.

That's a good one too
DJUltimate 1:47 PM - 21 June, 2006
autopilot mode with adjustable automatic crossfading (kinda like iTunes) would be great also. Lot's of DJ's can use this in the beginning of the night at a club or during cocktail hour/dinner at a mobile gig.
Idlemind1999 5:28 PM - 21 June, 2006
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Being able to hold down CTRL and select more than one file attribute. ie. Sort by BPM, hold down CTRL, select 100, 101, 102 Results window will show all the songs in that range.


OR

Select Genre: Rock Select BPM: 125

Results window will show Rock Genre songs with a bpm of 125



should be easy to add and those that dont like it simply wont hold down ctrl.


Also on the train today it hit me..

Why not have a sound card (head phone jack) only, one deck only, no pitch, no features mode when not plugged in to the USB (Stand alone) just for listening to tracks to add cue points and make crates. I could have made use of my 1 hour commute by adding cue points. Manually tapping BPMs is only gonna last me another month or so... :O
djxatl 6:50 PM - 21 June, 2006
i was thinking that too but i think it would be kinda hard to set points without a control surface
Idlemind1999 8:12 PM - 21 June, 2006
use the Internal mode buttons and maybe some other buttons to nudge it back and forth
DJ_Mike_Coquilla 8:58 PM - 21 June, 2006
Quote:
Also on the train today it hit me..

Why not have a sound card (head phone jack) only, one deck only, no pitch, no features mode when not plugged in to the USB (Stand alone) just for listening to tracks to add cue points and make crates.


@ idlemind1999, u could do what i did.... velcro that puppy (sl1 box) to tha rear of your lappy screen.

note: i though i can easily rip it off from my lappy, until i tried to, so now my sl1 box is PERMANENTLY attached to my lappy. no worries....at least i know it won't grow legs and walk away :)
Idlemind1999 3:33 AM - 22 June, 2006
I have a mac... a beautiful one at that... I dont think I'd want to cover up the Glowing apple logo. and even moreso I dont want to have to paint my beloved SL1 to match the macs case either...

i think the crippled mode would be the best... :P
Dizz 5:00 AM - 22 June, 2006
TTM 57 wish list

1. Rewire to hosts like Ableton or Logic for recording sets
2. Some mad 3rd party plugins for effects etc.
3. Vestax 07 pro style upfader curve capability.
4. Traktor style auto loop for seemless looping anywhere in the track
5. B P and J buttons/ knobs send MIDI.

just got the 57, love it!
D
DJ Nat 7:58 AM - 22 June, 2006
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Why not have a sound card (head phone jack) only, one deck only, no pitch, no features mode when not plugged in to the USB (Stand alone) just for listening to tracks to add cue points and make crates.


This would be so handy at the moment I use my desktop to do all mp3 work appart from cues and loopz so I have to keep syncing between the 2 machines via my iPod. If I could do all editing on my desktop I would only have to sync 1 way (pc to laptop) and save on time, energy & frustration :( which = more mixing :)
DJ Nat 8:01 AM - 22 June, 2006
And make it use the int sound card so we dont need to move and plug in the box. Again this would be just for listening & editing on 1 deck... Pleeze...
DJ_Mike_Coquilla 3:49 PM - 22 June, 2006
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I have a mac... a beautiful one at that... I dont think I'd want to cover up the Glowing apple logo. and even moreso I dont want to have to paint my beloved SL1 to match the macs case either...

i think the crippled mode would be the best... :P
agreed....

more draw backs are.
1. lappy screen sometime SLAMS shut (sl1 box too heavy)
2. lappy screen falls back MAX open ( " " " " )
3. lappy and sl1 barely fits in computer case
Idlemind1999 4:10 PM - 22 June, 2006
Besides, people already look at me funny on the train... If I had a laptop with hunch-back on it, It would only get worse
Cham 5:05 PM - 22 June, 2006
1. BPM detection and a Tap function that gets more accurate the longer you tap it (used to have a program like that for macos classic)
2. Get rid of the drift in relative mode when scratching and juggling
3. Asio/core drivers.
DJK 12:37 AM - 26 June, 2006
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Quote:
Why not have a sound card (head phone jack) only, one deck only, no pitch, no features mode when not plugged in to the USB (Stand alone) just for listening to tracks to add cue points and make crates.


This would be so handy at the moment I use my desktop to do all mp3 work appart from cues and loopz so I have to keep syncing between the 2 machines via my iPod. If I could do all editing on my desktop I would only have to sync 1 way (pc to laptop) and save on time, energy & frustration :( which = more mixing :)


check out microsoft sync toy....
DJK 12:39 AM - 26 June, 2006
Oh ya, and let me also add, get red of relative drift mode....
Idlemind1999 2:19 AM - 26 June, 2006
I spoke to the Folks in the RANE booth at Remix. They are aware of all of our suggestions and have hired some more developers. So if we are real good boyz and galz, new stuff will be commin soon.
Sam 8:19 AM - 26 June, 2006
yep, looks like we are on track. I hadn't read this thread for a while, but our plan seems to be good.

PS: Stay on topic guys! Just your top 3. If you've got a suggestion, search for it first, and then just put the name and the link.. there isn't one here that hasn't been suggested before!
Dj Ace 9:57 PM - 26 June, 2006
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Being able to hold down CTRL and select more than one file attribute. ie. Sort by BPM, hold down CTRL, select 100, 101, 102 Results window will show all the songs in that range.


OR

Select Genre: Rock Select BPM: 125


That's really god idea thats my number one also...
2. super accurate BPM...
3. Smart crates..

Results window will show Rock Genre songs with a bpm of 125
Dj Ace 10:06 PM - 26 June, 2006
Auto normalizing to even out MP3 level...and also
and AAC support!

2. supera ccurate BPM detection
3. smart crates
4. Auto nomalize
5. AAC support

Sorry I listed 2 extra ones...but in a perfect world
DJChrisPaul 11:48 PM - 27 June, 2006
date last time played. useful on Traktor, would be nice in ssl
Limin Li 7:41 AM - 28 June, 2006
1. Auto BPM Counter
2. Able to play both control record as well as regular record without switching audio cables around.
3. Please don't make us pay for next verison of SL :)
4 Enable effects with Pioneer CDJ-100s and 200 with Wah and Jet

Limin
Idlemind1999 8:57 PM - 28 June, 2006
Sam... can you give me the name of the guys (and gal) that worked the RANE Room at Remix Hotel NY. (and the DJ too) I know the showcasers (Jazzy Jay, Neil Armstrong) But the other names escape me and I had a really good convo with one guy about new features and I wanted to send him links.
Sam 9:23 PM - 28 June, 2006
Dave, perhaps?
PM him here: www.scratchlive.net
The gal was Talei, the DJ was probably Boo
Idlemind1999 9:27 PM - 28 June, 2006
Thx
Maskrider 10:13 PM - 28 June, 2006
1)Pitch N time
2)SubCrates
3)BpM Analyzer ( A Damn Good one )

I'm just tired of going back in forth to Itunes in editing the Tags Maybe you can add A Tag Editor on to SSL........

Thank you
simonak 1:32 AM - 29 June, 2006
1. customizable keyboard short cuts-or a left/right symetrical option
2. i want to be able to play music when interface is disconected-why not a simple crosss fader and i can get rid of itunes?
3. safteynet for crashes (until they stop) so track/s keeps playing even when programe dies (does abelton have something like this?)

great product anyways..
simonak 1:35 AM - 29 June, 2006
4. short cut for loopinglock-the less time on the mouse pad the better!
Idlemind1999 4:36 PM - 29 June, 2006
Just to recap on my wish list...


1. CTRL-Click to select more than one file attribute when
browsing (more than one BPM to create a BPM range or a BPM,
Genre or some other thing to create browse results)

2. CuePoint only mode. a crippled, featureless play mode without
hardware (No pitch, headphone jack output only, using
internal mode buttons) so that I can audition tracks and do
cue points on the plane.

3. Use more of the iTunes xml data (play count, last played,
date imported, rating) Not sure if iTunes made this Read only
data or if u can play with it.

4. Make BPMs part of the Overview process

5. Make use of the iTunes compatibility but still have crates
saved as folders with shortcuts in them or something. And
make Serato dump the PartyShuffle and all the other lists
that we dont use.
DJ Nat 1:39 AM - 30 June, 2006
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And make Serato dump the PartyShuffle and all the other lists that we dont use.


WORD!
KMXE 3:41 AM - 30 June, 2006
1) scratchlive.net - this one is for the scatch musicians
2) Pith N TIme - which would be related to my above point
3) Sub Crates

4) Set up SSL to be able to take manage MP3s without having to use other programs (ie Mixmesiter, iTunes)
dj supermen 5:04 AM - 30 June, 2006
bpm auto counter!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! please
Idlemind1999 1:21 PM - 30 June, 2006
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And make Serato dump the PartyShuffle and all the other lists that we dont use.


WORD!


Having PArty Shuffle, Music Store and Videos, show up in Serato is like all those cool switches and lights on the dash of my new car for options that I dont actually have.
CMOS 2:43 PM - 30 June, 2006
You can hise those playlists in itunes from the advanced preferences screen so they dont show in serato.
Idlemind1999 3:37 PM - 30 June, 2006
True.. but i WANT them in iTunes
Clark @ Breakin-Records.com 1:44 PM - 4 July, 2006
1) Everybody I know who questions buying Serato mentions this one, and this would be huge for me:

Ability to connect different songs to the same deck's Cue Point list, just as Pioneer CDJ's can, such as instrumental, acapella, different song, etc., all from the same deck--that's a definite necessity for how many of us DJ here in Atl.

2) Looping should be more advanced--why can't loops be able to be triggered and stuttered just like cue points, from the number pad?

3) Auto-looping
DJ Knowledge2 2:51 AM - 5 July, 2006
Quote:
1)Pitch N time
2)SubCrates
3)BpM Analyzer ( A Damn Good one )

I'm just tired of going back in forth to Itunes in editing the Tags Maybe you can add A Tag Editor on to SSL........

Thank you


If you can add a tag editor in SSL that would be hot!!!
Cham 6:08 PM - 6 July, 2006
I'm a little bit off topic but bear with me. This is a suggestion for the next sl interface (sl2?).

2 USB ports on the box, that way it might be possible to change laptops seamlessly.
Clark @ Breakin-Records.com 9:41 PM - 6 July, 2006
Quote:
1) Everybody I know who questions buying Serato mentions this one, and this would be huge for me:

Ability to connect different songs to the same deck's Cue Point list, just as Pioneer CDJ's can, such as instrumental, acapella, different song, etc., all from the same deck--that's a definite necessity for how many of us DJ here in Atl.

2) Looping should be more advanced--why can't loops be able to be triggered and stuttered just like cue points, from the number pad?

3) Auto-looping


Scratch #2, please. I was wrong. It already has that feature.
Soba 9:30 AM - 7 July, 2006
Quote:
I'm a little bit off topic but bear with me. This is a suggestion for the next sl interface (sl2?).

2 USB ports on the box, that way it might be possible to change laptops seamlessly.


That's a great idea, but think it would been more implimentation than simply an extra port.
juniorplenty 3:31 PM - 7 July, 2006
1. AAC
2. AAC
3. AAC

Forget about the Apple DRM stuff, just plain vanilla AAC support, FS2 has it.

::ja
DJ Nevoc 6:49 PM - 11 July, 2006
OK I know right now there is an option under setup where it require you use the shift key to use the cue keys but, when I beat juggle I find myself when I get going fast accidentally hitting the F1-8 keys and switching the play mode, instead of hitting the cue I'd like.

Is there anyway I can get this added to serato? so that I have to hit shift to use the F keys?
DJ Jayzon 10:19 PM - 11 July, 2006
The only thing I really want is the sticker drift in relative to be fixed. And maybe a drop sampler.
DJPozzi 7:24 AM - 12 July, 2006
1. Subcrates.

Quote:

2. Improved overview building; like when overwriting a file - prompt to overwrite all overviews, skip overviews already built, overwrite older overviews, viewing the version of overviews built within Scratch Live... was that suggested?


3. I guess pitch lock. But I never really used it so don't really miss it!!
Dj_Danny 9:31 AM - 13 July, 2006
Features I would love to see:

1. Master Tempo on CDJ-1000 fixed :)

2. Ability to enlarge fonts. Sometimes lightening situation at parties change.

3. Internal Effects (Wah, Flanger, & customizable ones lets say you want you have 3 buttons you can assign sounds to like an air horn or a jingle)

4. Sub Crates linked to folders would be very interesting.

5. Prepare crate should not remove tracks if you are just sampling - there should be some other way for the software to say its been played.
dj Stedde M1sound.com 1:47 PM - 13 July, 2006
1 sub crates
2 USB ports on the box, that way it might be possible to change laptops seamlessly.

3 digital inputs from some cd decks and turntables that way we don't have unplug as much
Tickle 10:39 PM - 13 July, 2006
An option to switch to all thumbnail pics (album cover work) in the main view instead of all words which look blurry after a couple of drinks, letters look all the same. also being a visual memory type like alot of other people it would be quicker and easier to select tracks instead of making pre sets for every gig which a dj should never ever do.
Tickle 10:42 PM - 13 July, 2006
Make the control records thicker, with a deep cut pressing..
birdbrain 4:33 PM - 14 July, 2006
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The only thing I really want is the sticker drift in relative to be fixed.

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The only thing I really want is the sticker drift in relative to be fixed.

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The only thing I really want is the sticker drift in relative to be fixed.

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The only thing I really want is the sticker drift in relative to be fixed.

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The only thing I really want is the sticker drift in relative to be fixed.

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The only thing I really want is the sticker drift in relative to be fixed.

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The only thing I really want is the sticker drift in relative to be fixed.

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The only thing I really want is the sticker drift in relative to be fixed.

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The only thing I really want is the sticker drift in relative to be fixed.
DJ Gibs 5:14 PM - 14 July, 2006
1. Pitch lock like the CDX not the CDJ, so you can lock it at +3% (or whatever the user wants). On the CDX you can actually change the pitch by the semi-tone. It would be cool if you could put in the +/- value and hit enter and it changes the key immediately. I did this cool mix on a pair of CDx with an acapella over This Is How We Do and changed the melody of the beat using different key settings.... 2 bars normal, 2 bars -5... (yeah it changes the whole beat but it was still tight).

2. Hot cue points that are set and triggered by a key (not the flippin' mouse).

3. Dedicated Loop in/Loop out keys (not the mouse again).
birdbrain 6:10 PM - 14 July, 2006
i guess i'd also like to have set loop iterations i.e. 1 bar or 4 bars etc so the loop stays perfectly on beat.
DeezNotes 6:40 PM - 14 July, 2006
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2. Hot cue points that are set and triggered by a key (not the flippin' mouse).

3. Dedicated Loop in/Loop out keys (not the mouse again).


Aren't there keys for both of these requests??
birdbrain 6:49 PM - 14 July, 2006
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2. Hot cue points that are set and triggered by a key (not the flippin' mouse).

3. Dedicated Loop in/Loop out keys (not the mouse again).


Aren't there keys for both of these requests??


i think so
mixjockey 7:09 PM - 14 July, 2006
Those features that have been promised for a long time now:

1. key lock
2. BPM Analyzer
3. Core audio and asio drivers
Clark @ Breakin-Records.com 7:23 PM - 14 July, 2006
Add to my list:

1) I'd like the import screen to have all the details, too (BPM, size, sample rate, etc.);

2) Import confirmation screen option;

3) Batch editing of .mp3's
DJ Jakub 11:28 PM - 14 July, 2006
1) Auto Beat Looping (which would req. bpm analyzing)
2) Master Compressor (making mp3s same volume)
3) Effects (delay, flanger, etc, built in)
4) Pitch Lock

These are no revolutionary ideas since since the competition has them. Number 1 would make the product a whole lot more attractive.
Rob Flow 6:20 PM - 16 July, 2006
pitch lock, pitch lock, pitch lock!! that would be the illest
Audio Telex (VIC) 6:49 AM - 17 July, 2006
We really need to be able to clear a played track from the review list one by one. Not the whole lot in one go.
Jvalle2 3:10 AM - 18 July, 2006
1)Master Tempo.
2)Auto Pitch Match
3)Record your own mixes
Idlemind1999 3:14 AM - 18 July, 2006
Now that you mention it... YES... as I originally understood it, one of the selling points was that it was, "A Mixtape DJs Dream" because you could record both the A and B mix on seperate files. so they could be layed out in your favorite DAW and edited. I would like very much to do this. But honestly I hate to make complaints. This product absolutely rocks...I feel funny even mentioning it. Its like taking my Benz back because the cigarette lighter doesnt work.
jimeeboy51 9:34 AM - 18 July, 2006
1) BPM Tap/Auto/Adjust with pitch
2) Songs stay linked to files when they are moved around rather then losing the link path.
3) Sub-playlists in iTunes to be read as Sub-crates in ssl.
4) Pitch N time
Clark @ Breakin-Records.com 10:21 PM - 18 July, 2006
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Now that you mention it... YES... as I originally understood it, one of the selling points was that it was, "A Mixtape DJs Dream" because you could record both the A and B mix on seperate files. so they could be layed out in your favorite DAW and edited. I would like very much to do this.


I definitely support you on this one. This also could have to do w/ Pro-Tools/Re-wire/Plug-in support stuff.

Quote:
Songs stay linked to files when they are moved around rather then losing the link path.


I really agree w/ you on this, too.
dj uneak 11:31 PM - 18 July, 2006
hi
my top 3

sub crates
auto bpm
cue points also in absolute mode
djxatl 11:41 PM - 18 July, 2006
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cue points also in absolute mode


how would that work tho?
Daim 12:55 AM - 19 July, 2006
the needle would be jumping across the record to the supposed position ;)
Idlemind1999 1:06 AM - 19 July, 2006
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the needle would be jumping across the record to the supposed position ;)


A hand will come out of the SL-1 and and move it back....
djxatl 1:14 AM - 19 July, 2006
haha a skinnable hand
KMXE 1:37 AM - 19 July, 2006
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cue points also in absolute mode


how would that work tho?


Maybe it could be a hydrid Abs & Rel mode. For example, lets say you have a song thats 3mins. The 1st downbeat (kick drum for example) could be about 20sec into the track. So then set up a cue point at the 20sec mark. Lets say you don;t have the vinyl offset feature on, and you use the 0:00.00 mark on your record at the start of the song. If you use the cue point and jump to the 20sec mark, effectively 0:00.00 on the record would be 0:20.00 on the song. If you were to 'rewind' the record, it wouldn't play anything before the 20sec mark. Also, if the record jumped, it would act like absolute.

This could be ok as with some songs I always find myself either a) using a wave editor to chop of the beginning that i dont want or b) manually cueing the record, which can get annoying and slow you down on a quick mix
AKIEM 2:09 AM - 19 July, 2006
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cue points also in absolute mode


how would that work tho?



it would work like this www.scratchlive.net
DJ Nevoc 10:07 PM - 19 July, 2006
I think this has already been brought up but Im still having this problem. If I load a track and Im in REL mode and I am using the cue buttons alot and then I search for a track there needs to be a key or squence such as CTRL + SHIT + ALT + Q that will exit the search box so you can continue to use the cue bottons instead of finding that track your already using and loading it again.
wakka 3:09 AM - 20 July, 2006
1. scratchlive.net
2. scratchlive.net
3. scratchlive.net

Yes, they're all the same bypass mod suggestion. That's how crucial i think it is xP

Also, there is no point to integrate auto BPM/BPM analyzing with Serato
Bronx 77 3:26 AM - 20 July, 2006
1. Automatic BPM reader that adjusts as you mix.

2. Built in Sampler. Great for DJs who have numerous drops they like to use during their set to let the audience know who is spinning.

-The sampler should be a button somewhere on the screen you press while a track is being played on either deck. Must be independant from the decks. 8 sampling banks should be enough at 15 seconds each bank.

3. Key Lock (Note Lock) Keeps the same note of the song even if sped up or slowed down (prevents chipmunk voice if sped up)

4. Built in effects such as delay, reverb, flanger etc.

5. Some kind of feature that will make all your mp3s the same volume or level so that every song is uniformed.

6. A feature that allows you to (+-50%) a record.
wakka 3:38 AM - 21 July, 2006
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1. Automatic BPM reader that adjusts as you mix.

2. Built in Sampler. Great for DJs who have numerous drops they like to use during their set to let the audience know who is spinning.

-The sampler should be a button somewhere on the screen you press while a track is being played on either deck. Must be independant from the decks. 8 sampling banks should be enough at 15 seconds each bank.

3. Key Lock (Note Lock) Keeps the same note of the song even if sped up or slowed down (prevents chipmunk voice if sped up)

4. Built in effects such as delay, reverb, flanger etc.

5. Some kind of feature that will make all your mp3s the same volume or level so that every song is uniformed.

6. A feature that allows you to (+-50%) a record.


Serato is good because it allows the user to do everything a normal DJ does manually. Auto BPM adjustments aren't neccesary whatsoever.

Sampler, use Triggerfinger or internal mode

Key lock will come out in a program called Pitch n Time which will hopefully be Serato integrated soon.

Effects are included with the 57.

This is your fault, not Serato's. Encode your songs properly and resist getting music from illegal sources.

Use your turntables/CDJs to get a song to +50 pitch.
birdbrain 11:30 AM - 21 July, 2006
"This is your fault, not Serato's. Encode your songs properly and resist getting music from illegal sources."


this is untrue.
Clark @ Breakin-Records.com 12:14 PM - 21 July, 2006
There is a tag in .mp3's that sets gain level that can be modified by software, such "MP3Gain." It'd be better done in Serato (not current feature.

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Sampler, use Triggerfinger or internal mode.


An extra channel is needed to leave the two decks free. This has been requested many times here.

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Serato is good because it allows the user to do everything a normal DJ does manually. Auto BPM adjustments aren't neccesary whatsoever.


This still doesn't answer the need for a BPM tagger. Yes, there are other programs, but many of us would like to deit everything in Serato, which is not currently possible.

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Effects are included with the 57.


I'd rather have something software native.
nik39 12:18 PM - 21 July, 2006
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I think this has already been brought up but Im still having this problem. If I load a track and Im in REL mode and I am using the cue buttons alot and then I search for a track there needs to be a key or squence such as CTRL + SHIT + ALT + Q that will exit the search box so you can continue to use the cue bottons instead of finding that track your already using and loading it again.

PArdon?

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There is a tag in .mp3's that sets gain level that can be modified by software, such "MP3Gain." It'd be better done in Serato (not current feature.

Thats only partly correct. There is a tag indeed, which is used by SSL (and iTunes for example). Mp3gain itself does not use this tag, it "alters" the mp3stream a "little" (laymans words).

I assume you mean the automatic gain adjustment, this is missing indeed.

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This still doesn't answer the need for a BPM tagger. Yes, there are other programs, but many of us would like to deit everything in Serato, which is not currently possible.

I agree, its a pain using 3 different applications to get the files done.
Clark @ Breakin-Records.com 12:27 PM - 21 July, 2006
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I agree, its a pain using 3 different applications to get the files done.


I know there's another place for "Tools," but here's part of what I have to go through, as an example:

1) Download

2) Sort

3) MP3Gain

4) BPM Meister

5) 2nd Sort

6) MP3TagTools

7) 3rd Sort

8) Place into Serato crates (4th sort)


WHY???
Rob Flow 11:50 PM - 21 July, 2006
auto bpm
DJ Nevoc 11:55 PM - 21 July, 2006
Hey Nik39 Ok you know in REL or INT mode you use your Cue buttons 1 thru 0, ok now your ready to find that next track or you get a request so you click the search box and you type in saw "nelly" and bam you see your nelly tracks ok, now I wanna do something with my cue points such as punch in a different section of the track. I push 1 and it puts a 1 in the search box, the only way I've found to get out of the search box is find the track that is in one of your decks, I would use the one that is not playing and re-drop it into the deck. now you can use your cue buttons again. Make Sense?
dja_one 6:36 AM - 23 July, 2006
Key lock...PERIOD!

Until you have used it and got out of jams because of that feature (playing a song at 110bpm and you have nothing else that would drive the crowd crazy except a song that is 117 or 102) you will never now how valuable this shit is.
ejayian 10:40 AM - 23 July, 2006
1) ability to undo green tracks individually, or something similar like discussed in other post

2) Ability to instant double even though deck is locked (could add some kind of keystroke)

3) ability to undo green tracks individually (I know i said this already but i guess i really want it)
nik39 3:04 PM - 23 July, 2006
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Hey Nik39 Ok you know in REL or INT mode you use your Cue buttons 1 thru 0, ok now your ready to find that next track or you get a request so you click the search box and you type in saw "nelly" and bam you see your nelly tracks ok, now I wanna do something with my cue points such as punch in a different section of the track. I push 1 and it puts a 1 in the search box, the only way I've found to get out of the search box is find the track that is in one of your decks, I would use the one that is not playing and re-drop it into the deck. now you can use your cue buttons again. Make Sense?

Thats a very complicated description for a simple (already implemented) feature

Click outside the search field.

Or

Hit the tab button to get out of the search field and jump to the search results

Or

Hit the "esc" button.
nik39 3:04 PM - 23 July, 2006
But thanks for the explanation, now I understood it.
DJ Nevoc 10:25 PM - 23 July, 2006
Hey Nik39, yeah I just figured out tonight that the esc button works. thanks!
HeaVyyNeSsS 5:17 PM - 24 July, 2006
Internal Effects plug in??
Session Manager- you save session by dj, or by club, where crates will auto fill per session, so you dont have to reconfigure each time. Something easily handled by the software.
DJChrisPaul 6:28 PM - 24 July, 2006
any features that drag SSL out of the 90s would be nice, I've had it for 4 months, gone from 1.4 to 1.6.1,without seeing hardly anything! Just look at the Features of Traktor or Ableton. SSL is no where near it. All the suggestions I see here are already featured on other apps. SSL works but thats it .I cant wait for it to get in line with everything else. Mine is for sale!
Idlemind1999 7:19 PM - 24 July, 2006
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any features that drag SSL out of the 90s would be nice, I've had it for 4 months, gone from 1.4 to 1.6.1,without seeing hardly anything! Just look at the Features of Traktor or Ableton. SSL is no where near it. All the suggestions I see here are already featured on other apps. SSL works but thats it .I cant wait for it to get in line with everything else. Mine is for sale!


Enjoy..

I'd much rather have personable and knowledgeable customer service. And stable upgrades that work. Than clueless product specialists and deadline beating rush releases. Its a product that is clearly not for everyone....

I'll buy yours tho. It sounds hardly used.
DJ Dynamight 8:04 PM - 24 July, 2006
I totally missed this thread...

1) Subcrates
2) Support for external controllers in internal mode (eg: PCDJ DAC-2)
3) built-in BPM detection
Pete Moss 11:18 PM - 24 July, 2006
1. Master Tempo

2. Auto update crates (for the "drag & drop" crowd)

3. Master Tempo
djxatl 11:24 PM - 24 July, 2006
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Enjoy..

I'd much rather have personable and knowledgeable customer service. And stable upgrades that work. Than clueless product specialists and deadline beating rush releases. Its a product that is clearly not for everyone....

I'll buy yours tho. It sounds hardly used.


the consumer market for this type of thing is so feature driven that some people let go of reliability and stability. i see serato as vinyl simulation, not pc dj simulation... if that makes any sense
DJ Nat 12:31 PM - 25 July, 2006
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2) Support for external controllers in internal mode (eg: PCDJ DAC-2)


What are the chances of this happening? Sounds cool!!!
djwaz 4:53 AM - 26 July, 2006
1. A Date Added/Modified column that reads its data off itunes - this is the easiest way I find new tracks I've added.

2. PnT

3. That date column... it would be damn handy
dabla 10:45 AM - 27 July, 2006
The program is fine as it is to me, just one important feature I miss the most is the Right Click capibility for PC's as WELL as for Mac with of course the seperate Build overview functionality, that would be nice.
Clark @ Breakin-Records.com 1:22 PM - 27 July, 2006
YES! Righ click is needed. Serato's menu capabilities aren't as functional as most Win programs.
DJPozzi 4:12 PM - 27 July, 2006
I had a thought. it may have already been listed, but an EQ to adjust the overall output would be great. I work a club that is set up totally wrong. There's too much top end. I generally have the hi control sitting at quarter to 12 on both channels cause otherwise it pierces your ear drums!!??
galacticbass 11:14 PM - 27 July, 2006
I see that Serato compared to other products is only releasing stable upgrades with so few flaws and it's amazing. Tractor has some much more and even on a high end computer has lots of problems. Some features I would like to see are............. Key Lock or PnT, Sync button or beat match button for internal users, right click options, and SUBCRATES!!!!!! In my opinion these features would advance SL to being a well rounded DJ software/hardware program. I'm also very impressed of the boot time of Serato, Click the icon and your "throwing down some hot buisness" in a matter of seconds. Kudos to all involved with the design of this product and also keeping patient with impatient customers. Don't let the cat out of the bag till you've tamed the lion!!!!!!!!!!
Trystan 7:52 PM - 1 August, 2006
Dang that's a long list.

1. Ovewview Counter (1439/5000)
2. Properley Return to crate position after search.
3. Interface Customizable. (Track Display, Font Size, Color)
grrillatactics 9:53 PM - 1 August, 2006
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Dang that's a long list.

1. Ovewview Counter (1439/5000)
2. Properley Return to crate position after search.


Agree with these two for sure. Even though it has been mentioned about 4,676,932 times, I would also like an integrated BPM counter, either one that calculates BPM upon importing and building overviews of songs, or on those songs that are difficult for computers to calculate for whatever reason, a tap option to figure it manually. When you go drop $150 on new tunes, it is a hassle to figure the BPM of all that music and put that info in the id3 tag, especially since the 909 (and its reasonably accurate internal BPM counter) is now in its box ready to be sold.

The P'n'T plug-in is also on my most wanted features list.
NotoriousM.I.T. 1:27 AM - 2 August, 2006
Master Tempo
Skip files that are corrupt while building overviews (rather than lock up)
Master Tempo
Trystan 1:41 AM - 2 August, 2006
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Skip files that are corrupt while building overviews (rather than lock up)



AMEN!!!
DJ Nevoc 3:35 PM - 2 August, 2006
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Skip files that are corrupt while building overviews (rather than lock up)



AMEN!!!


TESTIFY!!!
Pete Moss 6:05 PM - 2 August, 2006
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Skip files that are corrupt while building overviews (rather than lock up)



AMEN!!!


TESTIFY!!!

YES!!!!
Clark @ Breakin-Records.com 6:12 PM - 2 August, 2006
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Skip files that are corrupt while building overviews (rather than lock up)



AMEN!!!


TESTIFY!!!

Yessir!
DJ Nevoc 8:58 PM - 2 August, 2006
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Skip files that are corrupt while building overviews (rather than lock up)



AMEN!!!


TESTIFY!!!

Yessir!


Also maybe have SSL make a list of the file directory of corrupt files so we can either fix/delete them.

Possibly upon pressing the build overview button it creates a folder called corrupt files and moves all files there.
NotoriousM.I.T. 9:57 PM - 2 August, 2006
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Skip files that are corrupt while building overviews (rather than lock up)



AMEN!!!


TESTIFY!!!

Yessir!


Also maybe have SSL make a list of the file directory of corrupt files so we can either fix/delete them.

Possibly upon pressing the build overview button it creates a folder called corrupt files and moves all files there.


i made a thread about this a long time ago but only like 3 people supported it...

scratchlive.net

bump it if u like it

i think this and master tempo need to be the top 2 upgrades on the next version
NotoriousM.I.T. 9:58 PM - 2 August, 2006
^^ my bad, i suck at quoting...
Trystan 11:58 PM - 2 August, 2006
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Skip files that are corrupt while building overviews (rather than lock up)



AMEN!!!


TESTIFY!!!


I have a dream.....that one day....
DJ_Mike_Coquilla 6:59 AM - 8 August, 2006
*passing out pom poms*
DJ_Mike_Coquilla 9:26 PM - 8 August, 2006
(ok, here goes the standard introduction).... so i've searched the whole thread for "Metronome", but really haven't found what i'm looking for regarding 'feature suggestion', so here it goes.

provide a small "Metronome / tick-tock-click" button with volume level, l/r balance pan, channel assign (deck 1 or 2), and speed/tempo (bpm) adjust.

this is for those who wish to determine bpm via audio beat matching to a physical "Metronome / tick-tock-click" sound.
KMXE 11:18 PM - 8 August, 2006
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(ok, here goes the standard introduction).... so i've searched the whole thread for "Metronome", but really haven't found what i'm looking for regarding 'feature suggestion', so here it goes.

provide a small "Metronome / tick-tock-click" button with volume level, l/r balance pan, channel assign (deck 1 or 2), and speed/tempo (bpm) adjust.

this is for those who wish to determine bpm via audio beat matching to a physical "Metronome / tick-tock-click" sound.


interesting idea... what if you could use 1 turntable to control the pitch of the metronome while you play the song on the other turntable? im guessing it would be easier to adjust the metronome tempo this way
DJ Nevoc 2:58 AM - 9 August, 2006
that would be kool cause as you increase the pitch the bpm display would increase and get you on beat.

Perhaps the metronome could be added into the display too so you can tell if the beats are off even a tiny bit.
DJ Nevoc 2:59 AM - 9 August, 2006
I bring up the display because PCDJ has this function and I never liked it on that program.
funk21 3:49 AM - 9 August, 2006
I don't know if anybody has brought up this issue but it's the one thing that bothers me about Scratch, I find it annoying that every band that starts with "The" in the beginning is not in alphabetical order as is in my iTunes library. I know it's a silly little thing but when you have 30-40 bands with "The" in the title, trying to find the band means lots of time scrolling!!. The word rec. system won't find "The Roots" if you type "Roots" while the same system in iTunes will dismiss the prefix!!. Please for the love of god change the programming!!!

Thanks
Ben
DeezNotes 4:13 AM - 9 August, 2006
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I don't know if anybody has brought up this issue but it's the one thing that bothers me about Scratch, I find it annoying that every band that starts with "The" in the beginning is not in alphabetical order as is in my iTunes library. I know it's a silly little thing but when you have 30-40 bands with "The" in the title, trying to find the band means lots of time scrolling!!. The word rec. system won't find "The Roots" if you type "Roots" while the same system in iTunes will dismiss the prefix!!. Please for the love of god change the programming!!!

Thanks
Ben


scratchlive.net
DJ_Mike_Coquilla 4:26 AM - 9 August, 2006
KMXE & Nevoc.... those are even better ideas !

i'm diggin it yo. i wonder if there's some sort of vote list where us users can petition and have a certain favorite feature suggestions (like pnt as an example) float to tha top. i read somewhere on tha net where Ableton had this camp/workshop where they flew in the heavy users and picked their brains and narrowed down the top favorite future feature requests/suggestions and focused on em.... resulting in version 6
phil 10:39 PM - 10 August, 2006
1. Include ASIO driver
2. Option to choose folder where recordings are saved
3. 2.
Idlemind1999 3:34 PM - 11 August, 2006
make it record more robustly...

Left deck = file A Right deck = File b

main out= file c
SpinThis! 8:53 PM - 12 August, 2006
It's been over a year since I posted in this thread... I'd still love to use:

1) Subcrates
2) Pitch 'n' Time

iTunes even has a form of subcrates now; the implementation would be a slam dunk imo.
SpinThis! 8:57 PM - 12 August, 2006
Actually my post was here: scratchlive.net

but still the same old song and dance.
birdbrain 6:56 PM - 14 August, 2006
now that the sticker slip is fixed..

auto loop iterations and asio drivers would be nice.
DJ Nevoc 8:17 PM - 19 August, 2006
Maybe this could be geared more for version 3.0.0

We started using a software program call beatharness. It allows you to line-in audio and it detects the beat and does a video show based on BPM. It constantly updates and does all kinds of textures, logos, videos, pics, and layers of all those things at the same time. Also it will take any video live feed, such as your serato screen, or a club cam and incorporate that feed with textures, and effects. We are currently runnng two - four computers including my serato feed to accomplish this. The cool thing is that we get a VGA, RCA, S-Video, RGB on our main computer to send to any projector or TV or Flat screen. But its a very easy to use program and thought it would be kool to be able to attach say a flatscreen to the outside of your coffin and be able to drop live stuff in and make you from a DJ to a DJ-VJ...


YES YOU COULD JUST GO GET DVJs....
xxtee78xx 4:22 AM - 20 August, 2006
Just to be able to turn off the waveform display.
Daim 12:58 PM - 20 August, 2006
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Just to be able to turn off the waveform display.


this is my favourite too
DJK 2:31 PM - 20 August, 2006
Before anything else new gets added we need to be able to assign anything we want to the footswitch.

Then more effects

Then Modular GUI
DJK 2:32 PM - 20 August, 2006
BTW THANKS FOR FIXING STICKER DRIFT!!!!!

i am not shouting, I am happy stupid automated forum....
Dreddy 6:34 PM - 21 August, 2006
1. Auto Gain
2. Sub Crates
3. Key Lock
DJPozzi 7:13 AM - 22 August, 2006
A master EQ would be siq!!! Please!!!
ben 5:43 AM - 25 August, 2006
keyboard shortcut sticker sheet....lol
djxatl 5:56 AM - 25 August, 2006
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keyboard shortcut sticker sheet....lol


i use the same laptop for school people are gona be like wtf hahaha
DJ Nevoc 3:48 AM - 26 August, 2006
You know how you can clear all tracks by going to review and clicking clear, can we add that if you drag a track to clear, like you do when your building overviews it clears that one track, like if your cueing a song, and then you decide not to play it.
Menace 6:01 PM - 26 August, 2006
DJ Nevoc, maybe you like this discussion, too:

www.scratchlive.net
ekwipt 3:03 PM - 28 August, 2006
1. Smart Crates (folders that automatically scan for file changes)
2. More accurate looping (auto looping, loop trimming, ability to move through loops on a track with out going out of time)
3. Midi (usb out) with bpm of tracks automatically being sent
DJ Nat 12:35 AM - 29 August, 2006
1 Better Looping Features!
2 Better Looping Features!
3 Better Looping Features!
Funky T 6:57 AM - 29 August, 2006
1) Sub Crates
2) Track Linking
3) Fix for sticker drift issue in relative mode (it's really important for juggles)
Clark @ Breakin-Records.com 1:17 PM - 29 August, 2006
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1) Sub Crates
2) Track Linking
3) Fix for sticker drift issue in relative mode (it's really important for juggles)


#3 WAS fixed.
birdbrain 4:35 PM - 29 August, 2006
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1) Sub Crates
2) Track Linking
3) Fix for sticker drift issue in relative mode (it's really important for juggles)


#3 WAS fixed.



in the beta version yes but it seems that the fix is causing problems to other features so it may not be the end of it.
deepdjdanny 1:21 PM - 30 August, 2006
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birdbrain 3:01 PM - 30 August, 2006
being annoying with requests doesnt help anyone.
DD 3:28 PM - 30 August, 2006
Building Overviews over and over again is a pain!
J.J. 4:08 PM - 30 August, 2006
[b]1. Key Lock (Pitch 'n Time) @ .4 latency
2. Subcrates (explorer tree)
3. ASIO drivers[/b]

4. Pitch Range Adjustment
a) Multiplier .5X to 2X. Turn 8% pitch range into 16%
b) Offset 0. Turn +-8% into -4% to +12%
5. Auto Gain (real-time & build overviews save to file)
6. BPM Analyser (real-time & build overviews save to file)
7. Auto Fade (up to 10 seconds to next song) FOR DINNER MUSIC
8. Auto Looping (1,2,4,8,& 16 bar)
9. My Ratings
10. Effects
11. Keyboard Stickers (or PDF print out)
12. Customizable GUI
13. Future Video support
birdbrain 6:24 PM - 30 August, 2006
1. auto loop increments
2. asio drivers
3. support for more file formats
skinnyguy 8:00 PM - 30 August, 2006
auto censor markers
DJChrisPaul 9:09 PM - 30 August, 2006
core audio driver for the overpriced sl1 box.. please...come on, lets get some other uses out of the interface, Ableton, Traktor.....when?...
Clark @ Breakin-Records.com 12:02 AM - 31 August, 2006
Pro-Tooooooollllssssss!!!!--no, not the current Scratch Pro-Tools kit.)
SpinThis! 2:26 AM - 31 August, 2006
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core audio driver for the overpriced sl1 box

you're getting the software for free or until Serato decides not to be so generous...

btw: if you searched the forum, you'd find a couple threads mentioning the sl1 drivers are coming in the near future.
Dr. Vinyl 7:33 AM - 31 August, 2006
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Vote for your top 3 feature suggestions!

eg:
1. Subcrates
2. Key lock
3. A better review/history function


1for sures it would be sweet if the review function would hold the list even when you shut down ssl it'd be nice to be able to record a set on the fly and shut everything down and come back later to do your track list and just be able to hit review and see what you spun before.
2 a broader file support would be nice too
3more beta the current version rocks some expansion would be noice
Dr. Vinyl 7:37 AM - 31 August, 2006
also some kind of warning would be kool if you try to load a corrupt file. i know you can check in the file browser pane but i don't always have time and i usually load track from the import pane so some kind of blinking light or message on screen to say the file i'm loading is messed up would be really helpfull
DJChrisPaul 7:03 PM - 31 August, 2006
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core audio driver for the overpriced sl1 box

you're getting the software for free or until Serato decides not to be so generous...

btw: if you searched the forum, you'd find a couple threads mentioning the sl1 drivers are coming in the near future.


I did and i posted before, but it seems there is no hurry.....and as for the 'free" software..its ok, but it isn't good enough to pay for....very basic..but thats just my opinion. just look at the feature suggestions..its a very long list!.
nytel 9:04 PM - 31 August, 2006
an option to hide or make an "alias" your track titles and artists (not so much in the list but the big text above the discs... This is so other rival DJs dont look over your shoulder with their cell phone, texting in all the tracks you've tried so hard to look into and start bangin them...
phil 9:09 PM - 31 August, 2006
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an option to hide or make an "alias" your track titles and artists (not so much in the list but the big text above the discs... This is so other rival DJs dont look over your shoulder with their cell phone, texting in all the tracks you've tried so hard to look into and start bangin them...
come on, the track you are playing is no state secret.
nytel 9:16 PM - 31 August, 2006
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an option to hide or make an "alias" your track titles and artists (not so much in the list but the big text above the discs... This is so other rival DJs dont look over your shoulder with their cell phone, texting in all the tracks you've tried so hard to look into and start bangin them...
come on, the track you are playing is no state secret.


no your right its not a secret but im making sure mr popular "i cant make a mix if my life depended on it and i play all the hot parties" doesnt look over my shoulder and steal what ive tried so hard to track down... its a generious rival thing =]
djxatl 9:47 PM - 31 August, 2006
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I did and i posted before, but it seems there is no hurry.....and as for the 'free" software..its ok, but it isn't good enough to pay for....very basic..but thats just my opinion. just look at the feature suggestions..its a very long list!.


wow dude you really dont appreciate whats going on in your software
nytel 9:55 PM - 31 August, 2006
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I did and i posted before, but it seems there is no hurry.....and as for the 'free" software..its ok, but it isn't good enough to pay for....very basic..but thats just my opinion. just look at the feature suggestions..its a very long list!.


wow dude you really dont appreciate whats going on in your software


and people who don't switch over to using serato will be a thing of the past. while we can bang cue points and chop shit up!
DJChrisPaul 11:01 PM - 31 August, 2006
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I did and i posted before, but it seems there is no hurry.....and as for the 'free" software..its ok, but it isn't good enough to pay for....very basic..but thats just my opinion. just look at the feature suggestions..its a very long list!.


wow dude you really dont appreciate whats going on in your software

er...yea i do mate...I use SSL on one laptop and Ableton on another. I only want a core audio driver for the box so i can switch to traktor if i want to....the ssl software is basic compared to others out there..but its ok, not great, just ok.
djxatl 3:18 AM - 1 September, 2006
features arent the only thing that makes one p[rogram better than another, serato is arguably the most stable and compatible program in its class, and all this talk about the software being "free" doesnt mean you cant factor it in its price. can you buy two computers and one copy of windows?
Monk-A 10:51 AM - 1 September, 2006
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er...yea i do mate...I use SSL on one laptop and Ableton on another. I only want a core audio driver for the box so i can switch to traktor if i want to....the ssl software is basic compared to others out there..but its ok, not great, just ok.


it's hardly basic mate a program realtime manipulation of digital sound source via timecoded controller? Thats never going to be simple.

It may not have effetcs etc... but it does the main thing it's designed for way way better than any other vinyl emulator out there, including CD's.

As for the SL1 being over priced, not when you consider how much it out perfomrs every single other vinyl emulator interface out there also.

You're payign for build quality and reliability, hence Rane's products are generally seen as the ebst out there.
SpinThis! 3:47 PM - 1 September, 2006
How is SSL overpriced? FinalScratch 2 is $599 at Turntable Lab (for example), versus $539 for SSL. The only thing I think SSL is really missing is key lock—which is coming soon in 1.7.

If you were a Final Scratch user during its early days, you had to pay for each incremental update whether it fixed bugs or added features. SSL does both and they've consistently done that. Ever since I've owned SSL (version 1.1), I've never paid for a software update. I call that a steal.

Not to mention what Monk mentioned above.... Rane is the best quality around. Go buy FS2 if you need more "features." I bet you'll be back in 2 months or less.
DJ Nevoc 5:26 PM - 1 September, 2006
More cue points.

Example. Block A has cue 1-5 Block B 6-10 C 11-16
SpinThis! 8:20 PM - 1 September, 2006
You could use the loop slots as cuepoints. You get 9 slots. I find 5 (plus temp cue) is usually enough for me... if you need more than you should be doing your own offline remix imo.
DJ Nevoc 12:39 AM - 2 September, 2006
I would just like more cues, because I love remixing on the fly!!!!
DJPozzi 4:24 AM - 6 September, 2006
How about the ability to assign where your recordings are saved. All of my music is on my internal HD. But i want to save my recordings to my external. The ability to do this would be great (so I dont run out of space on my internal!!!!)
gucca69 8:49 PM - 6 September, 2006
beat sync for int mixing!
birdbrain 1:09 PM - 7 September, 2006
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beat sync for int mixing!



never!
gucca69 11:00 PM - 7 September, 2006
ha ha waiting to see how long it would take for somebody to say that!
no but just give us a pitch that you can see with the human eye its so fu$king small im gone blind!
dj friktion 10:55 AM - 8 September, 2006
How about with the gain in each song having his mids and lows so u don't have to adjust any settings on a mixer except volume. That would be the shit!

Also with cue markers just markers for quicker needle dropping in abs mode. I like to keep my cueing speeds to par.

Also a sample function where u can play drops, airhorns, etc while ur mixing an insturmental to the song???????
skinnyguy 7:17 PM - 8 September, 2006
fully automated beat syncing, naw...but something to keep tracks aligned while we fiddle with fx would be nice
DJPozzi 3:55 PM - 10 September, 2006
What about a new mode to add on to abs rel and int.
Call it "think" mode.

Basically when using this mode all i would do is look at the screen and serato would know what i wanted it to do without touching a key, cd player or tt!!! It would mix perfectly and whip the crowd into a knicker dripping frenzy!!

Maybe you could incorporate pitch lock when it becomes available too!!??
jeffcapeshop 6:13 PM - 10 September, 2006
pitch lock! pitch lock!
Nihad 2:18 AM - 11 September, 2006
1a) skins
1b) ability to turn off graphical elements like the different scopes, etc .. (i for example don't need the two other or any help for beatmatching .. except the waveform overview)

2) key lock

3) ability to move the "initial pitch", so that i can mix in a range of -4% to +12%

4) subcrates
PhedUSHA 12:59 AM - 12 September, 2006
I can't stress enough how essential it is to have video mixing. Mixing a DVD, MPEG, etc.. is almost a must in this day and age. The DVDJ can doit, and it only seems logical that Serato should be able to as well. Time Code should be able to make this happen.


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1. Video Mpeg-2 capibilites
2. Right Click capibilities for PC's
3. Did I say video?
Monk-A 11:50 AM - 12 September, 2006
No Video!! no Video!! no Video!



:)
montana 12:56 PM - 13 September, 2006
yeeeeaaahhh maaaan thats what i am talking about
STELTH MODE, check my entry
montana 5:10 PM - 13 September, 2006
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as a professional dj for over 17 years. i've moved to serato and have been testing the beta 1.5. here are a few suggestions for improvements from my years of experience.

1. a scroll down and up arrow on the right hand side of your library is needed. many djs don't have the hands free time to be scrolling the page down and page up key and its designed to make navigating possibilities easier.

2. this is THE MOST IMPORTANT...when switching in between crates the screen must return to the last highlighted track. when the dj has to scroll down to that track again it takes WAY too much time for the club atmosphere (this has been my biggest complaint from fellow djs). in comparison it would be like popping your dual copy vinyl record up in the crate, taking out one record to play, popping it back down and then trying to locate it again while playing. or getting a cd from your case, closing and trying to re-locate.

3. a shortcut to switch between hiding display of the track playing with independent cotrol of each side for this function. let me clarify. each dj booth is set up differently and people may or may not be able to look at the beautiful Serato display (in fact people are more drawn towards watching what you're doing when they see the laptop), however if you load the next track they see what's coming on next which takes away from the power of the dj knowing and no one else should. it also leads to a lot of crap from couch quarterback djs telling you to select something else :-)

4. the first option in the prepare window should be set up so the order you're loading the tracks in is how the window reads and not by song name or bpm. the dj should be able to instantly move the tracks to whatever order he wants to prepare them to play**. i'm not quite sure if you can already do this. if you can. someone please get me up to par on this.

5. finally an instant set folder should be created or option to begin an instant set folder should be available with time stamp of when the song played. once again i'll clarify. while playing the dj doesn't have time to hit the review, create a folder and look at songs last played or even to quickly scroll through this list in the prepare window, in addition if another dj gets on the wheels he should be able to quickly look at this folder and see this information so that tracks are not repeated.
on point 1 it's the up-down arrows that appear in the far right hand corner of a windows or mac when you have a long list. on Serato you have the bar but not these arrows as an option for scrolling.

on point 5 i'll try and be clearer by describing a hypothetical situation. ok so you've been dj-ing for over two hours and you want to look at what you've played THAT night but you have so many mp3s and you've forgotten to or chose not to clear the green highlighted tracks from your gig the previous night. if you hit the review it will show all these green tracks. i feel that if there was a simpler optional folder "HISTORY" that's located on the left hand side of the Serato display you or another dj giving you a break could quickly jump into this folder and look at the history of songs played those last few hours or days. another example is if you're dj-ing and you're thinking ahead to a few tracks you're planning to play so you place them in prepare. another song pops into your head that you know you've played but you want to know exactly when that was without losing the songs set up in your prepare window when you hit review. basically a history folder similar to windows explorer or mac safari is what i'm talking about that's automatically available with a preference feature that allows you to set a range to look at a few days to a weeks worth of what you've played in these sub folders.

nr3 is exactly what i want, check my stealth mode at Feature Suggestions
holla
montana 5:15 PM - 13 September, 2006
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an option to hide or make an "alias" your track titles and artists (not so much in the list but the big text above the discs... This is so other rival DJs dont look over your shoulder with their cell phone, texting in all the tracks you've tried so hard to look into and start bangin them...
come on, the track you are playing is no state secret.


no your right its not a secret but im making sure mr popular "i cant make a mix if my life depended on it and i play all the hot parties" doesnt look over my shoulder and steal what ive tried so hard to track down... its a generious rival thing =]

damn right nytel,
if you wanna show, so show it if not, dont show it, i want to have this feature,
check my stelth mode at Feature Suggestions,
its exactly what i am talking about
montana 5:22 PM - 13 September, 2006
i want have a shortcut to see the wave overview screensize.
if you lazy, i give you some cheese, how much is the fish?
bring it out together with different skins plugin for example,
i am gonna buy it.
and nr 2
hide em tracknames Left and right conner on a shortcut, or better editability to promote something :)
my sponsor whould pay me extra if i put his name there !!!!!
thank you.
technical is everything ok to me
Soba 8:58 AM - 14 September, 2006
Why don't you just minimise the SSL window when you're not selecting tracks to hide the names?
Daim 3:33 PM - 14 September, 2006
i'd like to be able to hide tracknames too.. good feature
dj alexto 7:34 PM - 14 September, 2006
1_ visual art work effect like coverflow ( i am new to serato ans still old fashion DJ who think better with a visual!)

2_ Vinyl tha dont skip when u scratch th ebegining of the track

3_
phil 8:29 PM - 14 September, 2006
Quote:
1_ visual art work effect like coverflow ( i am new to serato ans still old fashion DJ who think better with a visual!)

2_ Vinyl tha dont skip when u scratch th ebegining of the track

3_


pardon me?!

Might get some hand-control. SSL's control vinyls skip as much as any other record.... + give RELATIVE mode a try, if you do heavy handed scratches.
djivanlopez.com 11:36 AM - 22 September, 2006
1. Effects like Flange and Echo (please!)
2. Font size enlargement
3. Date added/modefied on track listing
ChULo 1:53 PM - 22 September, 2006
1. I would like to see the auto feature fade songs together. If you click “auto” on your left and right deck, it would automatically select a song from your crate, or prepared list. As one song ends, the other deck would atomaticly start playing. option to adjust the fade 1-10 seconds.

2. Stickers for our keypads, color coordinated stickers that we could place on our keypads. I bought colored stickers from Office Max to put on my keypad, but shaped ones to symbolize play,pitch,cue points,loop ect. would be allot better, even blacklight stickers would be cool.
grrillatactics 3:41 PM - 22 September, 2006
This feature and the ensuing discussion seem to be a really good idea:

scratchlive.net

I would love to see some implementation of this idea so that you could set your cue points and loops when you might have your laptop away from either an SL1, 57, or MP4.
DJ_Mike_Coquilla 4:38 PM - 22 September, 2006
Quote:
2. Stickers for our keypads, color coordinated stickers that we could place on our keypads. I bought colored stickers from Office Max to put on my keypad, but shaped ones to symbolize play,pitch,cue points,loop ect. would be allot better, even blacklight stickers would be cool.

i second ChULo's # 2.... also it'll be cool for the Control wax came with different sizes and shapes and colors of glow in the dark marker stickers.
Osiris 9:31 AM - 23 September, 2006
1-- Subcrates...

2-- Keylock...

3-- The ability to edit cue/loop points without the SSL unit attached...www.scratchlive.net
Nihad 11:10 AM - 23 September, 2006
1a) skins
1b) ability to turn off graphical elements like the different scopes, etc .. (i for example don't need the two other or any help for beatmatching .. except the waveform overview)

2) ability to adjust pitch zero offset, so that i can mix in a range of -4% to +12% (still within a range of 16% with technics tt's) .. setting should be saved within a tag and you should be able to enable/disable the offsetting in setup screen ..

3) key lock

4) subcrates
djgeorge 5:21 AM - 25 September, 2006
3 Features I'd Like to see:

1) Ability to play AAC files. Apple is the #1 most DL music site in the world. It's a complete waste of time to have to burn a CD then import as mp3. If that means the price of Scratch Live goes up...so be it.

2) Ability to set cue points in ABS mode

3) Ability to change font size.

Thanks,
phil 5:24 AM - 25 September, 2006
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2) Ability to set cue points in ABS mode


You can do that.
DJ Nevoc 5:30 AM - 25 September, 2006
^^ Bump You can set them , just not use them!!!

Maybe what your asking is that, be able to set and use them in ABS mode, and if you do use them, have it auto switch to REL mode?
phil 5:37 AM - 25 September, 2006
Ok my brain is running in standby mode cause its 7:30am here and i have to go to sleep...

But what's the point in using cue points in ABS mode?

Please explain.
Konix 2:00 PM - 25 September, 2006
Quote:
1) Ability to play AAC files. Apple is the #1 most DL music site in the world. It's a complete waste of time to have to burn a CD then import as mp3. If that means the price of Scratch Live goes up...so be it.


True, but you have to remember iTunes music is DRM protected. It will only play in iTunes and nothing but iTunes (and iPods). But non DRM AAC support would be nice.
DJ_Mike_Coquilla 4:07 PM - 25 September, 2006
i'm sure it has already been mentioned here on this thread (and else where in this forum.... gotta find tha link)

(not my orig idea, just wanna push/bump tha suggestion/recommedation) anyways, we'd like to see Serato to be able to provide a lil skeleton mode where we can set loop markers and cue points WITHOUT the SL1 connected (like at work, at the hotel, or on tha plane)
ekwipt 12:56 PM - 26 September, 2006
Yer it's a good idea, i agree, laptop only to set loop and cue markers would be a bonus
DeezNotes 3:35 PM - 26 September, 2006
Quote:
Ok my brain is running in standby mode cause its 7:30am here and i have to go to sleep...

But what's the point in using cue points in ABS mode?

Please explain.


I use cue points in ABS mode. If I need to get to a certain part of the record, I just needle drop but I use my ears in conjunction with the markers as a replacement for being able to see the change in the grooves of the record (you know... where you can visually usually see the "break" on normal vinyl). I switch between REL and ABS mode all the time, so it depends on what I'm trying to do that determines which mode I'd use.

On a side note... I wonder if Sam and the crew have all the top 3 features they need for testing? I'm kinda sick of seeing the same things posted over and over in this thread.
al4 2:09 AM - 27 September, 2006
1) Prevent Scratch LIVE modifying MP3s - www.scratchlive.net

My only request at this point. This happens, you got another TTM-57SL purchase.
Tony Tantrum 3:57 AM - 27 September, 2006
Quote:
1) Prevent Scratch LIVE modifying MP3s - www.scratchlive.net

My only request at this point. This happens, you got another TTM-57SL purchase.


al4...You can now with the lastest version 1.6.2
phil 4:53 AM - 27 September, 2006
Did you find a hidden feature Tony? I don't think it is possible unless you make your files "read only", which is not a solution.
DJ_Mike_Coquilla 6:18 AM - 27 September, 2006
is it Easter yet?
deepdjdanny 8:15 PM - 27 September, 2006
fix the macbook keyboard/trackpad usb glitching audio problem now!
deepdjdanny 8:15 PM - 27 September, 2006
Secondly. fix the macbook keyboard/trackpad usb glitching audio problem now!
deepdjdanny 8:16 PM - 27 September, 2006
Thirdly. fix the macbook keyboard/trackpad usb glitching audio problem now!
djaleksei 8:50 PM - 27 September, 2006
my top 3 features are:
1. Sub Crates
I have a very large number of crates, i like to really sort my music into different genres, ideas, sets, albums, gig history, where i bought or got the music from, when i got them, etc.... i know i can do this via mp3 tags, but its not really a workaround since it is too cumbersome, and the subcrate way is simply better.

2.Serato remembers play order from different volumes.
I split my music up between the laptop hard drive and my external hard drive, whenever i save a set, it doesn't remember the order because the music is from multiple hard drives, this really sucks.

3.Effects & Midi control
I've been seriously considering converting to traktor 3 recently, simply because their effects and allen & heath filters are superb. not every club has an allen & heath and when you get used to using the filters its hard to use a mixer without them, eq is fine, but the filters are a different ball game. would be nice to have all this in built into serato so no matter where you play you still have all the toys (which would be controllable via midi).

the only thing that's holding me back from going over to traktor 3 is the stabillity issue, but apart from that the software is superior in almost every way, apart from a few inovative things in serato.

do have to say thought that (touch wood) serato is stable as a rock and i put my career on it! so that's why i still use it.
SpinThis! 10:34 PM - 27 September, 2006
Quote:
Thirdly. fix the macbook keyboard/trackpad usb glitching audio problem now!

Sorry senor, this is not the place to be posting problems. If you're having problems, post it the Help forum [ www.scratchlive.net ].
djwicho 6:41 AM - 28 September, 2006
1. master tempo.6/10/16/100 wide
2. loop
phil 7:10 AM - 28 September, 2006
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2. loop


Get new version (1.6.2) and have fun. Looping is possible since version 1.5
danyb 9:57 AM - 28 September, 2006
Pitch N Time
Subcrates or something do the same sud folder i create into itunes.
BPM detector that automatically calculates BPM whilst building overviews.
danyb 10:00 AM - 28 September, 2006
is it possible in internal mode when song change into a deck reset the pitch to 0% ? will help when you use SSL in the teatro or talk show for changing quickly the song withouut havin a "Tempo" surprises.
Thanks in advance

danyb
DJ CROSSFADE 11:00 PM - 28 September, 2006
1. Subcrates
2. Key lock/pitch n time/master tempo
3. new scratch box with firewire and 4 turntable hook up with 32 bit sound
DJ CROSSFADE 11:05 PM - 28 September, 2006
the option to use a emu sound card or anything like it as your scratch box (i have the 1820)
Konix 11:08 PM - 28 September, 2006
Quote:
the option to use a emu sound card or anything like it as your scratch box (i have the 1820)


Not going to happen.
Monk-A 12:51 PM - 29 September, 2006
Quote:
the option to use a emu sound card or anything like it as your scratch box (i have the 1820)


er! think you're missing the point of the SL1
Monk-A 12:52 PM - 29 September, 2006
you may as well just go buy DJDecks or Mixvibes and have them crash on every 5 minutes....
Osiris 1:52 PM - 29 September, 2006
Quote:
the option to use a emu sound card or anything like it as your scratch box (i have the 1820)


Gonna have to agree with Monk & Konix on that one.
ekwipt 2:01 PM - 29 September, 2006
I haven't had Dj decks crash on me once
nik39 2:16 PM - 29 September, 2006
Quote:
I haven't had Dj decks crash on me once

Never change a running system - stick with DJ decks :)
DJ_Mike_Coquilla 3:29 PM - 29 September, 2006
Quote:
I haven't had Dj decks crash on me once


anything DJ Decks have over SSL? just curious.
nik39 3:36 PM - 29 September, 2006
Mike, feature wise, the better question would be:

Anything SSL has over DJ Decks?

djdecks.be <- click, page with all the features. Loads of features!
DJ_Mike_Coquilla 3:56 PM - 29 September, 2006
*gulp*
nik39 4:28 PM - 29 September, 2006
The most important feature is missing... vinyl emulation which sounds like real vinyl. Maybe its just my setup, but it doesnt sound good, esp. if you scratch on it. Or if you release the record then it takes some seconds til the sound catches up without any crackles. Konix might know how to use djdecks properly.
Konix 4:38 PM - 29 September, 2006
I do, but this isn't the place to be discussing djDecks. If you want my opinions on it, email or PM me.
nik39 4:44 PM - 29 September, 2006
Dang, yes, sorry for going OT.
DJ_Mike_Coquilla 10:47 PM - 29 September, 2006
what's OT stand for? Over Time?
phil 1:29 AM - 30 September, 2006
"off topic" in this case
al4 8:17 AM - 1 October, 2006
Quote:
Quote:
1) Prevent Scratch LIVE modifying MP3s - www.scratchlive.net

My only request at this point. This happens, you got another TTM-57SL purchase.


al4...You can now with the lastest version 1.6.2
Really? I don't have the gear so I can't really do much with the software (though I can't say for sure if you could do it with out the hardware) - I'll now look into this further.

Thanks.
phil 8:44 AM - 1 October, 2006
No al4, SSL still stores information like cue-points in the mp3 itself, therefore it still modifies the mp3, unless you make that file read-only. Which is as i said no real solution.

You can test this even without the Box. Just build a overview of a file, close SSL und you will see the size of that mp3 has changed, because it now contains the overview-data.
Soba 11:19 AM - 1 October, 2006
I fail to see why this is a problem, so long as the quality of the file is not compromised
nik39 11:29 AM - 1 October, 2006
Soba, for example, there was a bug in Final Scratch which simply trashed .wav (or another file format) files. So sometimes you dont want the files to be altered. Plus you cant use read-only device, lice CDs. However, I keep backup of my original audio files, which is recommended anyway, so this is one the feature I have requestes as one of the first, but I dont need it anymore.
ekwipt 2:58 PM - 2 October, 2006
Where in the mp3 does ssl store this info in the TAG STRIPE's? I was reading somehere that if i analyse the mp3 again in something like Rapid Evolution it will lose my cue and loop markers is this correct??
volcanik 6:09 PM - 2 October, 2006
1. subcrates
2. auto bpm detection when building overviews (and tagging it if possible)
3. auto gain
PhoenixUK 3:54 PM - 3 October, 2006
How about ....

In absolute mode, for cd-dj's ....

If you could set a cue point in serato, and if you pause or stop the track on the cd player, serato automatically jumps back to the cue point.

This would eliminate the delay, when cueing with cd's, and also the fraction of the tune that you hear when you start the track again from the cd player.

And if you didn't want to do this, then you just wouldn't use serato to set the cue point, so everyone's happy !!

Surely, provided the cue point on serato, is at the same point as the cue point on the cd player, this would work a treat ?!!

Fingers crossed !!!
gucca69 8:16 AM - 9 October, 2006
torq features updated in scratchlive he he!
skinnyguy 7:02 PM - 9 October, 2006
ooh..i was just gonna say that...

specifically beat cutter, and that looping feature which returns to the real time point when exiting loop (like how censor does)

and the sampler would be nice
gucca69 10:07 PM - 9 October, 2006
i agree serato has a lot of work to do to catch up on some of the features in torq hope they do i dont want to jump ship but if some of the features dont come i may have to try it out.
maybe this is how final scratch felt when scratchlive came out!
mister iLL 12:21 PM - 10 October, 2006
been almost a year since i first posted in this thread. my current requests:

1. skins
2. overview meter/counter
3. if there was some way to make it so it could read the itunes library, but prefs were adjustable in ssl so that you could choose which folders popped up. i don't need to see folders like "tv shows", "party shuffle", etc. on my ssl screen. not sure how feasible this is, but that would be nice
DJ_Mike_Coquilla 7:03 PM - 10 October, 2006
yo iLL , nice sugg on the hide folders option.

i practically make a folder for everygig i do.
diego vega 4:53 AM - 11 October, 2006
gucca69/skinnyguy: yes I agree, they should take a look at the new features Torq added and implement them relatively fast, but we probably don't have to say that, the Serato team have probably taken note already.

I bet the Torq developers took the time to read this Feature Suggestions forum since the beginning, just so they could add all the extra features djs have been asking for... i guesss it's no coincidence Torq already does almost everything everyone here wants as new features for SSL...
gucca69 9:47 AM - 11 October, 2006
diego yeah you are probably right i would like the guys at serato just to come out and tell us where they stand are they going to implement any of the features we want that already are on torq?
or are they going to stay safe and reliable which we want, but we also want to move with the times hope the dont get left behind because i love scratchlive, but if there is something better out there that works great and reliable then you gotta look.
i would appreciate serato to put out a statement on the forum to cool things down and put peoples mind at ease, or just tell us thats not the way they see their product going!
peace.
phil 10:10 AM - 11 October, 2006
Gucca please...

I guess more than 95% of the people here that use SSL are pretty cool about the fact, that another company jumped into the vinylemulation-business. Djs using SSL are happy what it can do...

Emulate Vinyl, pretty damn good.

The only thing we know about Torq is that it has many features SSL will have in the future. Nobody knows how stable and reliable Torq is, and i don't think it is ready to battle SSL very soon.

So far i've read 2 opinions of people who tested Torq (not very long). One guy says it has nice features, and seems to be stable. The other one says, he returned it, because it crashed more than 1 time. Great.

Compare that to the number of SSL Djs that are happy and HAVE the proof it works without problems.
gucca69 2:13 PM - 11 October, 2006
i know about the reviews thats why im not going to buy it its not proven to me yet about reliability im not going to buy untill it does scratchlive had a few bugs at the start to.
but as for features serato has never said they were going to add some of the features?
i just hope its good for us more competition more advancement of the 2 products.
Twelvizm 2:50 PM - 11 October, 2006
My suggestion:

Purchase a technology licence from MixMeister and use the BPM Analyser script in with the "build overviews" function of SSL. But you'll have to get them to budge on programming for Mac.
phil 3:31 PM - 11 October, 2006
Quote:
i just hope its good for us more competition more advancement of the 2 products.


true
SpinThis! 3:33 PM - 11 October, 2006
Quote:
i would like the guys at serato just to come out and tell us where they stand are they going to implement any of the features we want that already are on torq?

That's not going to happen because it would be suicide—it would be like giving the other team your playbook.

Let other companies keep guessing what you're going to do next. Go try out Torq yourself if you really need its features. The only thing I really need now is key control but that's coming soon in 1.7. But I predict you'll come back to Serato for service, the free updates, and ultimately the simplicity and genuine feel of the system. Sames goes for Stanton and Final Scratch.
gucca69 6:59 PM - 11 October, 2006
whooooooa! i didnt say i was going to leave serato or even buy torq im just checking out the competition keep your options open!
DJ Nevoc 6:56 AM - 4 November, 2006
You know how you can have up to 5 loops, any chance to get that left right arrow above where the cue points so we can have more than 5 cue points per track?
Mini Cederholm 10:27 AM - 5 November, 2006
Im a new user of Serato and the clubs I work in have almost everyone CD playersso one of the biggest problems I have is that when I cue a record and go back to the cue point the waveform doesent go back to the cue point and start from that point.
Have found out that you have to cue-search-cue to start from the cue point, of course all in asolute mode. Please please ...fix
Freedom 1:55 PM - 5 November, 2006
TOP 3

1) Keylock/ down the line pitch n time
2)MIDI
3)Gain compressor/ Loudness compressor like the L2 maximizer from waves plugins. b/c it works on the final gsin stage you could seriously crank levels up without clipping auto matically.

then video support whenever it comes around...
Tommyillfigure 3:00 PM - 5 November, 2006
1. Keylock
2. BPM Analyze
3. Video
bush 4:48 PM - 5 November, 2006
Auto looping, please, for the love of god.
gucca69 7:40 PM - 5 November, 2006
midi
auto looping
bpm analyser
rlaci 2:39 PM - 6 November, 2006
1.BUG FIXES
2.ASIO and WDM driver for windows please!!!
3.loop with tap or auto bpm, because loop lenght selection
4.pitch multipliers(real TT -8%+8% in software ability to tune it--> -3%+5% for example)
scotty B 5:55 PM - 9 November, 2006
A hot Key for looping would Make my day. I set a Cue point at the beginning of most of my loops. So it would be great to have a hot key to enable the loop, rather that the mouse.
Patman 8:40 PM - 9 November, 2006
Hotkey for looping + 1
Dj KaGeN 1:03 AM - 10 November, 2006
Hotkey for looping + 2
ekwipt 7:33 AM - 10 November, 2006
Hotkey for looping + 3
SpinThis! 3:42 PM - 10 November, 2006
Before someone posts Hotkey for looping + 4 I'll point out that a keyboard shortcut actually does exist already!

left deck: [ (left bracket)
right deck: ' (apostrophe)

If you want to jump to and enable the loop at the same time, a la CDJ, add the control key to the mix (or command if you have a Mac). These shortcuts assume you have the shift key pressed or caps lock on.

Source: 1.6.2 Manual [ www.rane.com ]
Dj KaGeN 4:15 PM - 10 November, 2006
Correct me if I'm wrong.... I know those keys - but I seem to not be able to load a deck [Shift Arrow] and enable the loop before the loop have gone by. When you reload the deck - it unchecks the loop feature.. tad frustrating.

So perhaps enabling the hotkey should put you to the first loop and start it.
scotty B 6:19 PM - 10 November, 2006
So is this only with CDJ's? Not with TT?
SpinThis! 7:05 PM - 10 November, 2006
No you can use turntables... in my post above, a la means "in the style of"... if you're familiar with how a CDJ works, hitting the reloop button is the same as jumping to and enabling the loop which you can do using the shortcuts above. Apologies for the confusion.

Kagen—how long is your loop? You should be able to hit shift-arrow then the left bracket key or apostrophe to turn the loop on before it exists. And why would you want to reload the same track? The only reason I can think of is to start from the beginning again if you have that preference set... A more effective way of doing is to use the temp cue to jump back to the beginning of the track (which is set to the beginning unless you change it midtrack).
Dj KaGeN 11:29 PM - 10 November, 2006
There are quite a few 80's tracks that I met this issue with, the very first moments of the track are where the loop resides. I have taken on the Shift-Arrow as common practice to reset tracks to the beginning. Then I have to hit the keyboard or the hotkey to enable the loop - I'm clearly past the LOOP now.... How do I get back to th ebeginning and set a loop in a timely fashion? I have to manually backcue the track to initiate the loop, so upon letting go it remains in the loop. Am I doing something wrong?
Dj KaGeN 11:32 PM - 10 November, 2006
Your suggestion would make this a matter of typing on the key board.. shift arrow <> cue point 1 <> init loop [ -- notice the spacing on the keyboard and see how cumbersome that sequence is bottom right - top left - top right. Dangerous buttons all around to hit in a dark club.
seems unfortunate that this is how it has to be.
nik39 12:19 AM - 11 November, 2006
Quote:
How do I get back to th ebeginning and set a loop in a timely fashion? I have to manually backcue the track to initiate the loop, so upon letting go it remains in the loop. Am I doing something wrong?

If I understand correctly what you are trying to achieve, Yes, this is wrong. You have to hold down the ctrl-key and then press

left deck: [ (left bracket)
right deck: ' (apostrophe)

This will enable the loop *and* immediately jump to the beginning of the loop
Dj KaGeN 12:28 AM - 11 November, 2006
uummm K... I'll try that tonight. thanks.
cash 1:42 PM - 11 November, 2006
button to rescan my fils in ssl if i move some in explorer!
maybe moved from new to old folder...
Daim 1:56 PM - 11 November, 2006
a "drop folder" would be nice where i can send files via windows explorer and which is scanned for new tracks at each start of the appliction
scotty B 6:53 PM - 11 November, 2006
Spinthis! Thanks for the looping tip...works just as you said!!!
scotty B 6:56 PM - 11 November, 2006
How about being able to delete I tunes crates. like podcasts..
Borrachon 8:27 PM - 12 November, 2006
Video
dj danno 9:10 AM - 15 November, 2006
Here's one. Abs/rel/int mode indicators with background colors? For example, make "absoulte" = green, "relative" = yellow, "internal" = red. This will help when using the cds making it visually easier to notice when SSL switches to internal because the disc has run out of time. One extra step make the yellow/relative mode blink or flash when there's less than a minute of time code.

Also, adding a db quick adjustment for gains on tracks not recorded with high input quality. I've tried to adjust in iTunes but it's more pain than bumping my channel gain and freq adjustments, the problem is to return them to nuetral before I mix in the same song on the opposite deck.

What say you SSL?
Rane, Support
Shaun W 6:33 PM - 15 November, 2006
Virtual deck "vinyl stickers" would be a cool idea.
AKIEM 6:54 PM - 15 November, 2006
Quote:
Virtual deck "vinyl stickers" would be a cool idea.


yeah, custom
Rane, Support
Shaun W 7:07 PM - 15 November, 2006
They would definitely need to be customizable. Kinda like "cue points", but for the spinning part of the virtual decks.
Rane, Support
Shaun W 7:10 PM - 15 November, 2006
Quote:
They would definitely need to be customizable. Kinda like "cue points", but for the spinning part of the virtual decks.
This idea belongs to Jazzy Jay. Last time we talked he mentioned the addition of "virtual vinyl stickers" as a way to get around the need for stickering the control records.
AKIEM 7:18 PM - 15 November, 2006
oh, I thought you were half joking, like you could put pic of your face on the virtual decks.

but you mean like this right?
www.metalfacerecords.net
Dj KaGeN 7:48 PM - 15 November, 2006
^^ that is so dope lookin.
Rane, Support
Shaun W 9:48 PM - 15 November, 2006
Yeah, something like that, indeed.
Clark @ Breakin-Records.com 1:17 AM - 16 November, 2006
I've brought this up before: What would it take for cv's to have all the controls and computer graphics on their labels--a sort of active cv? Imagine if they had a lightweight, mini-LCD on the label, with mini-buttons, controlled by watch batteries.

I'm very serious. I've had this idea for over a year. It would alleviate so many difficulties.
SpinThis! 4:38 AM - 16 November, 2006
Clark: afraid somebody beat you to it: it's called a Pioneer CDJ. ;)
DJ_Mike_Coquilla 7:17 AM - 16 November, 2006
Quote:
I've brought this up before: What would it take for cv's to have all the controls and computer graphics on their labels--a sort of active cv? Imagine if they had a lightweight, mini-LCD on the label, with mini-buttons, controlled by watch batteries.

I'm very serious. I've had this idea for over a year. It would alleviate so many difficulties.


yo Clark.... that is a hella dope idea!

i'd buy that in a heart beat... heck that could be applied to both CV02 or any wax for that matter... FS2, Cue, Turk, or just regular ol wax. you should pursue it and lock it down (copyright)..... don't sleep yo
AKIEM 7:40 AM - 16 November, 2006
mmmm, wouldnt it have to be blue tooth or something?
Clark @ Breakin-Records.com 2:51 PM - 16 November, 2006
Quote:
mmmm, wouldnt it have to be blue tooth or something?


That would make sense.

Imagine what else it could do: fix the doubles problem with Relative mode.
AKIEM 8:37 PM - 16 November, 2006
thats true, but I think that should just be fixed

and I would rather see someone, Rane, Technics, whover, make ultimate dj cd player. I mean really knock it out once and for all. the thing that pull the final turtable hold outs off it
Clark @ Breakin-Records.com 3:18 PM - 17 November, 2006
Quote:
thats true, but I think that should just be fixed

and I would rather see someone, Rane, Technics, whover, make ultimate dj cd player. I mean really knock it out once and for all. the thing that pull the final turtable hold outs off it


I don't want CD players. Imagine if all the controls were on the records/mixer, and mini-LCD's were on the records?
Idlemind1999 5:34 PM - 17 November, 2006
Quote:
and mini-LCD's were on the records?


Mini LCDs? so that i would have to move my head in circles the way I used to have to have to do when i wanted to read the label of what was playing??
Clark @ Breakin-Records.com 12:33 AM - 18 November, 2006
It could be possible for the label to stay stationary, while the rest of the record moves. My imagination could allow that.
Idlemind1999 1:30 AM - 18 November, 2006
Well make it happen and you will gain alot of respect for me, as I cant imagine it at this point....

But they did think Henry Ford and the Wright Brothers were crazy....
ekalb 10:50 AM - 18 November, 2006
Quote:
It could be possible for the label to stay stationary, while the rest of the record moves. My imagination could allow that.
sort of like 12" spinners haha!!
Clark @ Breakin-Records.com 3:08 PM - 18 November, 2006
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Well make it happen and you will gain alot of respect for me, as I cant imagine it at this point....

But they did think Henry Ford and the Wright Brothers were crazy....


I don't think it would be too difficult. I just didn't finish my Engineering degree.

Why is this being ignored as lunacy? I'M NOT CRAZY!! I'm just imaginative. Plus, I'm a little of a forum thug, and a text-mail OG.
shiestO! 4:05 PM - 20 November, 2006
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It could be possible for the label to stay stationary, while the rest of the record moves. My imagination could allow that.


that just doesn't make sense. why (when they could be applying knowledge to new useful stuff) would they make a floating center label that doesn't spin? that's just cosmetic and pointless.

1. assignable keyboard shortcuts
2. some kind of inner soundcard type enhancement on SL1 to balance track quality to vinyl level
3. a built in microwave oven (just kidding)- no but get rid of that crunchy noise at the beginning of vinyls. *crunch*
DeezNotes 5:08 AM - 22 November, 2006
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It could be possible for the label to stay stationary, while the rest of the record moves. My imagination could allow that.


Like this??: Watchwww.youtube.com
DJ_Mike_Coquilla 11:36 AM - 22 November, 2006
Deez, dat was hella dope yo!
gucca69 2:12 PM - 22 November, 2006
i want those rims!
DJ_Mike_Coquilla 3:37 PM - 22 November, 2006
me too (what's the biggest size dubs i can slap on a minivan?)
Idlemind1999 4:24 PM - 22 November, 2006
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me too (what's the biggest size dubs i can slap on a minivan?)


Or a '92 Toyota Paseo (slightly dented)
scotty B 4:27 PM - 22 November, 2006
Pep boys Brotha^^^^^^^ $25 dollar Hubcap Spinna's!!! the first time on of the homies pulled up with those on.... I almost fell over laughing.
Idlemind1999 4:32 PM - 22 November, 2006
I wonder if I can get the ones with the aquariums built into them... hmmmm
DJ_Mike_Coquilla 5:03 PM - 22 November, 2006
fishes with l.e.d.s
ekalb 8:12 AM - 23 November, 2006
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It could be possible for the label to stay stationary, while the rest of the record moves. My imagination could allow that.


Like this??: Watchwww.youtube.com

Yo! I saw thoses a couple of months back on: HGTV's I WANT THAT! Tech Toys, the rims cost 20 grand and comes with the software to put anything you want on them plus some
DJ_Mike_Coquilla 3:31 PM - 23 November, 2006
i'd be playin that Luda vid 'Move B#tch' during my commute to n from work :)
Idlemind1999 6:57 PM - 24 November, 2006
BUMP

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Just to recap on my wish list...


1. CTRL-Click to select more than one file attribute when
browsing (more than one BPM to create a BPM range or a BPM,
Genre or some other thing to create browse results)

2. CuePoint only mode. a crippled, featureless play mode without
hardware (No pitch, headphone jack output only, using
internal mode buttons) so that I can audition tracks and do
cue points on the plane.

3. Use more of the iTunes xml data (play count, last played,
date imported, rating) Not sure if iTunes made this Read only
data or if u can play with it.

4. Make BPMs part of the Overview process

5. Make use of the iTunes compatibility but still have crates
saved as folders with shortcuts in them or something. And
make Serato dump the PartyShuffle and all the other lists
that we dont use.
Osiris 3:42 PM - 25 November, 2006
1-- Subcrates...

2-- Keylock...

3-- The ability to edit and add cue/loop points without the SSL unit attached (Crippled Mode)...www.scratchlive.net
djkevinz 5:55 PM - 25 November, 2006
1. Option to have SERATO not turn songs green until you change the OTHER deck while playing it. I think this is the only way for SERATO to know if you really played the track.

2. Ability to omit or specify which iTunes playlists show up (I would be happy with a .txt or .ini file with an 'include' or 'exclude' list of names separated by commas, then serato would just check vs. this list when parsing the xml of the iTunes library)

3. M4U compatibility (not iTunes, but like what you get from Beatport)
djkevinz 5:57 PM - 25 November, 2006
Oh and independent pitch control (independent from speed that is). I would pay for this plug-in.
Daim 7:50 PM - 25 November, 2006
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1. Option to have SERATO not turn songs green until you change the OTHER deck while playing it. I think this is the only way for SERATO to know if you really played the track.


good one!
AKIEM 1:43 AM - 26 November, 2006
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1. Option to have SERATO not turn songs green until you change the OTHER deck while playing it. I think this is the only way for SERATO to know if you really played the track.


good one!


excellent idea, needs its own thread!
DJ Nevoc 5:12 AM - 26 November, 2006
Just wondering if you could make a change to the SSL code, so that when you rename a file you don't have to close out SSL for those changes to take effect.

Thanks

NeV
Pneumo 8:57 AM - 26 November, 2006
For the past almost 9 monthes i have had SSL i have never had it crash, never had a problem, never encountered a bug. So in short i could be no happier with SSL. But.... and there's always a But. I would love SSL even more if they could make SSL respond more like a real analog record. Now i understand we are taking a digital file and sending it digitally through a control box to output an analog signal to my mixer. But lets just look at this. When your playing a regular record on a turntable if you ride the platter or tweak the spindle the % the turntable slows down in my opinion from what my ears tell me is a much lower % than the noticable sound difference when using SSL and the control records. Infact you can watch the amount of BPMS a light touch in SSL can generate up to a 4 BMP change in pitch and then it has to compensate by coming back very fast. If you were to tweak a regular record the same amount i can guaruntee you the regular record would change less and be less noticable. So now i ask you what can be done about this? This is my one and only complaint about SSL. Can it ever be made to respond like "REAL" vinyl or will it always be lost in translation due to the digitalness of it's core function? And to be sure i have tried things like turning drift compensation on/off and have good clean needles and control records and well as a solid signal path. I would say anyone who has DJ'd for atleast a few years i would hope can hear and notice this difference. Please help.
djkevinz 9:09 AM - 26 November, 2006
I talk a little about the automatic return to white when the other deck is changed in the "change back to white" thread here scratchlive.net

But sounds simple, no?
mexicannnnnn 4:07 PM - 26 November, 2006
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For the past almost 9 monthes i have had SSL i have never had it crash, never had a problem, never encountered a bug. So in short i could be no happier with SSL. But.... and there's always a But. I would love SSL even more if they could make SSL respond more like a real analog record. Now i understand we are taking a digital file and sending it digitally through a control box to output an analog signal to my mixer. But lets just look at this. When your playing a regular record on a turntable if you ride the platter or tweak the spindle the % the turntable slows down in my opinion from what my ears tell me is a much lower % than the noticable sound difference when using SSL and the control records. Infact you can watch the amount of BPMS a light touch in SSL can generate up to a 4 BMP change in pitch and then it has to compensate by coming back very fast. If you were to tweak a regular record the same amount i can guaruntee you the regular record would change less and be less noticable. So now i ask you what can be done about this? This is my one and only complaint about SSL. Can it ever be made to respond like "REAL" vinyl or will it always be lost in translation due to the digitalness of it's core function? And to be sure i have tried things like turning drift compensation on/off and have good clean needles and control records and well as a solid signal path. I would say anyone who has DJ'd for atleast a few years i would hope can hear and notice this difference. Please help.


If you are using CV02's then you want to have Drift Compensation OFF. Try to bring your buffer to as low as you can and maybe bring your audio cache to 30 or less and see if that helps.
SpinThis! 3:55 PM - 27 November, 2006
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Try to bring your buffer to as low as you can and maybe bring your audio cache to 30 or less and see if that helps.

I would play with the threshold as well. Threshold essentially means how "sensitive" SSL is at responding to small changes—such as scratching as well as what you describe—but at the expensive of picking up more outside noise.
DJ Nevoc 2:40 AM - 3 December, 2006
Not sure if this has already been addressed, but I noticed when I was doing some tracks that with CDJs your pitch is like 0.25% your ssl reads either .2 or .3% just wondering if it is really running at .25% or is it running at .2 or .3%

thanks NeV
DJPozzi 11:05 PM - 9 December, 2006
Another small request would be time stamp in the review crate. That way I know what time I played a certain track. If possible a date and time stamp would be even better. Especially for radio peeps which would be handy to know exactly when you previously air'd a track. Thanks

Pozzi ;)
DJ MouseAT 7:59 PM - 10 December, 2006
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Option to have SERATO not turn songs green until you change the OTHER deck while playing it. I think this is the only way for SERATO to know if you really played the track.


YES! Agreed 100% - it's very annoying if you're trying a couple of tunes and you find they're all added to the log. One of the other programs I've used in the past used to log after 20 seconds or so of continuous play, but this suggestion seems like a MUCH better way of implementing it.

Also, I'm still desparate for lossless audio files. Preferably FLAC, as FLAC is a completely free and open standard.
DJ MouseAT 8:06 PM - 10 December, 2006
Oh, and to add a couple of 'nice to haves', automatic gain and automatic cue to the start of the sound would both be useful, as long as we have the option to turn them off.
Dj K.Smith 9:55 PM - 10 December, 2006
Whatever I need to use video with my 57SL...
Dj KaGeN 8:41 AM - 11 December, 2006
^^ I fully second that ^^
dyllionaire 11:36 AM - 11 December, 2006
I suggest having crates automatically linked to certain iTunes playlists. That way when I update the playlist in iTunes, the crate automatically reflects those changes.
digital_steve 11:41 AM - 11 December, 2006
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I suggest having crates automatically linked to certain iTunes playlists. That way when I update the playlist in iTunes, the crate automatically reflects those changes.

Err.... smart playlists?
grrillatactics 8:16 PM - 11 December, 2006
dyllionaire 11:35 PM - 11 December, 2006
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I suggest having crates automatically linked to certain iTunes playlists. That way when I update the playlist in iTunes, the crate automatically reflects those changes.

Err.... smart playlists?


Please see my explanation: scratchlive.net
digital_steve 4:59 AM - 12 December, 2006
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I suggest having crates automatically linked to certain iTunes playlists. That way when I update the playlist in iTunes, the crate automatically reflects those changes.

Err.... smart playlists?


Please see my explanation: scratchlive.net

itunes playlists are crates... just with a different icon.
This'd be a double up in the system.

What you want is itunes intergration with a way to hide playlists you don't want (podcasts etc etc).
dyllionaire 5:10 AM - 13 December, 2006
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I suggest having crates automatically linked to certain iTunes playlists. That way when I update the playlist in iTunes, the crate automatically reflects those changes.

Err.... smart playlists?


Please see my explanation: scratchlive.net

itunes playlists are crates... just with a different icon.
This'd be a double up in the system.

What you want is itunes intergration with a way to hide playlists you don't want (podcasts etc etc).


I'd be down with that also.
digital_steve 6:22 AM - 13 December, 2006
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I'd be down with that also.

I'd also be down with that... plus midi clock.
Matze1281 6:23 AM - 13 December, 2006
-key lock
-BPM analyzer
-Counter (how many times a song has been played in SSL)
DjEuRi8 7:58 AM - 13 December, 2006
The main feature suggestion I have for the next update. Is to have I-tunes fully integrated with scratch live. For example within your playlists you can change the order of the songs by date added, or by Track name alphabetically ordered, or by artist, etc. etc.
Konix 8:05 AM - 13 December, 2006
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The main feature suggestion I have for the next update. Is to have I-tunes fully integrated with scratch live. For example within your playlists you can change the order of the songs by date added, or by Track name alphabetically ordered, or by artist, etc. etc.


Eh, you can do all that already.
DJ Nevoc 10:01 AM - 14 December, 2006
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-key lock
-BPM analyzer
-Counter (how many times a song has been played in SSL)


^ Just wondering, I think I mentioned this before, but either exportable playlists, I.E. playlist.txt

and/or

a stats page so you can view say you top 20, 50, 100 played songs.
DjEuRi8 10:12 AM - 14 December, 2006
Thanks for the info, I didn't know you can do that already. But you can't sort it by rating,Right?
Konix 11:11 AM - 14 December, 2006
No, not by rating. There's no rating column in SSL. But everything else you can sort by, by clicking at the top on the column header.
gucca69 1:26 AM - 16 December, 2006
yes rating column direct from itunes please!!!!!!!!
DJ Nevoc 12:17 AM - 17 December, 2006
No not just from itunes, because not all of us use iTunes, something everyone can use.
gucca69 4:49 AM - 17 December, 2006
ok sorry nevoc!
but i think the majority of guys in here do use itunes do that first and then do the rest lol....
i really wanted this from day 1 its something simple but it would really make a difference when you are looking through hundreds of old tracks and you cant really remember some of them if they were rated it would make my xmas thanks......
ekwipt 7:37 AM - 17 December, 2006
I use foobar 2000, like to see support for this awesome audio app
DJ Nevoc 10:51 AM - 17 December, 2006
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ok sorry nevoc!
but i think the majority of guys in here do use itunes do that first and then do the rest lol....
i really wanted this from day 1 its something simple but it would really make a difference when you are looking through hundreds of old tracks and you cant really remember some of them if they were rated it would make my xmas thanks......



^^ I fully agree there are alot of functions on this program that would make things this program more friendly with only a few more lines of code to make it happen...... I.E. the BPM tap button...
gucca69 11:10 PM - 17 December, 2006
agree 100%
Dupion 11:30 PM - 18 December, 2006
i know there's already a sperate thread about the possibility of this feature (www.scratchlive.net) but just to let you know that i'd gladly kill a man if serato could be used in conjunction with standard turntables down the musical instrument route a la Vestax Controller 1.

i think this could be so important - helping open up new avenues for music as a whole - don't get me wrong i love mixing/dj's etc. and obviously this is what ssl was originally made for, but i feel really strongly about the possibilities that serato could offer musicians.

please?
DJGoobs 12:57 PM - 19 December, 2006
Ummm yeah, Subcrates (No brainer)
and of course Mp4 and AAC compatibility
DJ Quintessence 7:55 PM - 20 December, 2006
1. Sub crates
2. Ability to change format and quality of recording (with rane mixer)
3. Printing and saving crates and playlists

DJ Quintesssence
skinnyguy 4:33 AM - 21 December, 2006
lock for hot cues =)

support the thread here:
scratchlive.net
tetsuo_shima 1:39 PM - 21 December, 2006
1. Bigger wave displays similar to FS
2. Subcreates
3. AAC
msoultan 2:22 PM - 21 December, 2006
do the mods even read this post any more? It's kinda gotten out of control....
Serato, Support
Matt G 2:39 PM - 21 December, 2006
Oh we're here :) Keep 'em coming.
Toby82 5:16 PM - 21 December, 2006
Better support for viewing cover images (as thumbnails in the tracklist) as posted here: scratchlive.net

or even a complete cover search mode as posted here: scratchlive.net
KMXE 5:14 AM - 22 December, 2006
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i know there's already a sperate thread about the possibility of this feature (www.scratchlive.net) but just to let you know that i'd gladly kill a man if serato could be used in conjunction with standard turntables down the musical instrument route a la Vestax Controller 1.

i think this could be so important - helping open up new avenues for music as a whole - don't get me wrong i love mixing/dj's etc. and obviously this is what ssl was originally made for, but i feel really strongly about the possibilities that serato could offer musicians.

please?


i support my own idea!
hugo idle 9:00 AM - 24 December, 2006
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I use foobar 2000, like to see support for this awesome audio app


+1000000
It´s an itunes-killer, really.
ekwipt 2:39 PM - 24 December, 2006
DD 2:42 PM - 25 December, 2006
I know this came up a few times before, but how about:

*HIDE WAVEFORMS?

Sometimes I just want to hear the beat and not look at those waveforms...it can be a habit.
DJ BIS 3:41 AM - 26 December, 2006
Get my iTunes ratings to show up on that hizzy!!! PLEEEEEASE!!!
DJ BIS 3:42 AM - 26 December, 2006
PS: there is a program that I use to back-up my ratings so its just like another database that would have to be loaded by SSL, but I convinced that it would help me.
DJ Nevoc 1:18 AM - 28 December, 2006
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I know this came up a few times before, but how about:

*HIDE WAVEFORMS?

Sometimes I just want to hear the beat and not look at those waveforms...it can be a habit.


I actually second that!! This feature could come in handy for freeing up space for other things... I.E. Swap WAV view for EFX, ect.
Dj Different 2:01 AM - 28 December, 2006
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I know this came up a few times before, but how about:

*HIDE WAVEFORMS?

Sometimes I just want to hear the beat and not look at those waveforms...it can be a habit.


I actually second that!! This feature could come in handy for freeing up space for other things... I.E. Swap WAV view for EFX, ect.


Not to mention the lowered CPU stress it would mean, which in turn might make it possible to lower the latency on low end machines.
Daim 2:19 AM - 28 December, 2006
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I know this came up a few times before, but how about:

*HIDE WAVEFORMS?

Sometimes I just want to hear the beat and not look at those waveforms...it can be a habit.


I actually second that!! This feature could come in handy for freeing up space for other things... I.E. Swap WAV view for EFX, ect.


Not to mention the lowered CPU stress it would mean, which in turn might make it possible to lower the latency on low end machines.


yups.. i think its one of the oldest suggestions next to subcrates
dj disturbed 3:13 AM - 28 December, 2006
Smart Crates..... like itunes smart crates but without having to use iTunes.
ekwipt 5:12 PM - 28 December, 2006
How a bout larger wave forms when you have waveforms set to horizontal vies, there's so much space on my laptop that's just doing nothing
Toby82 6:13 PM - 28 December, 2006
@ekwipt: Have you tried to increase audio buffer? Horizontal waveforms will get larger! :-)
DJ BIS 4:17 AM - 29 December, 2006
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How a bout larger wave forms when you have waveforms set to horizontal vies, there's so much space on my laptop that's just doing nothing


Yeah man, Toby is right on the money... You gots to extend the waveforms with the audio buffer feature (it is kind of misleading).
ekwipt 7:10 PM - 29 December, 2006
Ahh cool i'll try that one tomorrow thanks!!!
Maskrider 6:30 PM - 30 December, 2006
Now that 1.7 is here.How about some EFX for SL1 users
DJ BIS 6:42 PM - 30 December, 2006
Does the Serato mixer do the processing for the FX or is Serato doing all the work already?

I say no to FX if they have to be processed by Serato, it would be a waste of resources since there are so many outboard/mixer FX options...
dj friktion 8:23 PM - 30 December, 2006
I would like his mids and lows for each track set it once and only play with the gain! To help even out your files on the whole

That would be money!

Master Tempo too but don't bring it out til u can scratch with no funny sound (we can wait)

And A Built In Sampler for airhorns drops etc

With like 20 stored and u can use 8 live so can swap sound efx great for radio djs too I'd tag it up

Hmmmm good 4 now more to come
DJ BIS 3:56 AM - 31 December, 2006
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Master Tempo too but don't bring it out til u can scratch with no funny sound (we can wait)


Master Tempo IS OUT, and IT IS money! The garbling heard is minor (its no CDJ-1000 algorythm) but it does the job and very well for those that have been asking for it. If you are a turntablist I can see how it may not suit their needs OR liking, but a great majority of the public will welcome the feature as it is I am sure.
DJMANICO 12:20 AM - 1 January, 2007
Put the BPM'S to the decimal point PLEASE!!!!!
DJ Nevoc 3:49 AM - 1 January, 2007
I want a 4 channel TTM 57 and Software to support it!!!!


<<Thinks> this will be in Ver 6.0
DJ BIS 6:02 PM - 1 January, 2007
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I want a 4 channel TTM 57 and Software to support it!!!!


<<Thinks> this will be in Ver 6.0


RIGHT ON!!!!
skinnyguy 10:20 AM - 2 January, 2007
so now that key lock and subcrates are in 1.7, what are the next most wanted features?
mexicannnnnn 11:11 AM - 2 January, 2007
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so now that key lock and subcrates are in 1.7, what are the next most wanted features?


Lets start it new with v1.8:

scratchlive.net
Maskrider 9:18 AM - 3 January, 2007
Kinda like a midi Controller for the internal function.

That's money. I'm already saving for that just in case they thought about building one......
DJMANICO 12:03 AM - 27 January, 2007
A USB Controller like numark has DMC2
DJMANICO 12:05 AM - 27 January, 2007
Numark say that the DMC2 will work with serato. We will have to see this in action to see if it really works.
DJ Nevoc 5:24 AM - 28 January, 2007
How about a 4 channel SL2 or MIXER!!!
DJ Nevoc 5:24 AM - 28 January, 2007
^^^ If I post this everyday do you think it will happen any faster?
ekwipt 10:00 AM - 29 January, 2007
Three channels would do me!!! Do people really mix on four, i mean you can layer two and mix in the third.... i guess you could layer two more and mix them in a the same time, but it would sound messy???
society 6:24 PM - 29 January, 2007
I assume mixers with 4+ channels are for DJs who use Ableton and that kind of thing.
DJ BIS 7:18 PM - 29 January, 2007
3 to 4 channels, man that would be killer.

Pioneer has gone to sh*t lately. I have been quite dissapointed.
Dj Blaze 10:46 PM - 29 January, 2007
Bis~
what do you mean? are you talking about the cd turntables
ekwipt 6:55 AM - 30 January, 2007
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I assume mixers with 4+ channels are for DJs who use Ableton and that kind of thing.


Or a tag team Serato Scratch
DJ BIS 9:41 PM - 30 January, 2007
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Bis~
what do you mean? are you talking about the cd turntables


Turntables/Mixers... they went "digital" and ruined what they had. DJM-800 FX section is messed up. CDJ-1000's randomly stop on me. Not only that but their forum is killing me. Bunch of fanboys in there... fuck dat.
ekwipt 7:13 AM - 31 January, 2007
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what do you mean? are you talking about the cd turntables


Turntables/Mixers... they went "digital" and ruined what they had. DJM-800 FX section is messed up. CDJ-1000's randomly stop on me. Not only that but their forum is killing me. Bunch of fanboys in there... fuck dat.


It might as well be a digital mixer, you're playing digital files anyway
bhagatriks 2:50 PM - 31 January, 2007
midi controller support.
Dj KaGeN 3:48 PM - 31 January, 2007
Has anyone ever mentioned that video would be a nice feature to add..


ya, still new.
DJ BIS 8:26 PM - 31 January, 2007
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Bis~
what do you mean? are you talking about the cd turntables


Turntables/Mixers... they went "digital" and ruined what they had. DJM-800 FX section is messed up. CDJ-1000's randomly stop on me. Not only that but their forum is killing me. Bunch of fanboys in there... fuck dat.


It might as well be a digital mixer, you're playing digital files anyway


That's not the point. Their DSP changes/advances have affected the timing of the effects on their DJM-800 and the sound on their MK3 CD player. There is nothing cool about that, and no matter what I run through it, MP3's or normal vinyl, its not doing what we want it to do.
DJ BIS 8:29 PM - 31 January, 2007
I also wanted to add to the list that I would like for the browse windows to behave like iTunes:

If I select different genres/albums/etc I would like for the browse windows to adjust and changes based on my choices. In my experience when I do go browse for something they stay the same and you have to scroll and scroll and scroll.

This would be a welcome change for me.
djgeorge 10:57 PM - 31 January, 2007
1 Ability to increase size of text
2 Dedicated Pitch sliders, Play/Pause & Cue buttons on the TTM57-Mixer
3 Enable the Cue point using Function Keys on a Mac. It doesn't work.
djgeorge 11:04 PM - 31 January, 2007
Oh, I don't know how I could forget this one. I take back my other 3 in favor of this one implimentation.
Playback of AAC files. iTunes is the #1 music download source in the world. It is a pain in the neck to have to convert the song from AAC to MP3. You need to burn to CD then re-import. So let's say I only bought one or 2 songs today for a gig tonight, I have to burn a CD for 2 songs. It's a waste of time and money.
Now I know what the Serato team is gonna say..."It's up to Apple to licence to us." I can only hope someone is working hard to negotiate that deal.
Konix 11:08 PM - 31 January, 2007
iTunes files are DRM protected, so even if SSL did support AAC files, it sill wouldn't be able to play iTunes store bought tracks. I doubt Steve Jobs over at Apple is going to license it anytime soon, unless you got a couple million dollars.
dj disturbed 11:37 PM - 31 January, 2007
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iTunes files are DRM protected, so even if SSL did support AAC files, it sill wouldn't be able to play iTunes store bought tracks. I doubt Steve Jobs over at Apple is going to license it anytime soon, unless you got a couple million dollars.

Megaseg does play the protected tracks BUT i believe megaseg uses quicktime to play the tracks and all the program is is a Organiser for the songs and a diff GUI for quicktime
djgeorge 5:44 PM - 1 February, 2007
Then my new questions would be what playback engine does SSL use?
djay buterd hams 11:04 PM - 21 February, 2007
Can we get some effects. Like wahs, flanger, echo, delays...etc. That would be dope so I don't need a effect machine. Maybe a sampler with a bank so I can but my name drops . ..
galacticbass 2:25 AM - 22 February, 2007
Dude use your effects machine, you're only asking for trouble to have Serato do it. They are experiencing more problems in 1.7 than ever, with very few improvements.
nik39 2:29 AM - 22 February, 2007
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They are experiencing more problems in 1.7 than ever, with very few improvements.

Unless you can back that statement up with facts and numbers... its just pure speculation.
Maskrider 2:38 AM - 22 February, 2007
1.Key Analyzer
dj disturbed 8:39 AM - 22 February, 2007
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They are experiencing more problems in 1.7 than ever, with very few improvements.

Unless you can back that statement up with facts and numbers... its just pure speculation.


thats what i say too.. no more issues with 1.7.1 then i had with previous vers with mine
LTeezy619 8:51 AM - 22 February, 2007
1. Auto loop
2. Be able to edit itunes library tags in SSL
2. Songs do not turn green when previewing them
theGeenius 9:51 AM - 22 February, 2007
Any chance of a Flanger effect being added anytime soon..just curious
Menace 1:35 PM - 22 February, 2007
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Dude use your effects machine, you're only asking for trouble to have Serato do it. They are experiencing more problems in 1.7 than ever, with very few improvements.


I can confirm this and a lot of others, too. BTW, "facts and numbers" to it are posted in the Beta forum (just in case somebody forgot where to find it).
nik39 1:38 PM - 22 February, 2007
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Dude use your effects machine, you're only asking for trouble to have Serato do it. They are experiencing more problems in 1.7 than ever, with very few improvements.


I can confirm this and a lot of others, too. BTW, "facts and numbers" to it are posted in the Beta forum (just in case somebody forgot where to find it).

Please quantify what "a lot of others" mean compared to them who dont have problem with 1.7. Without these numbers a comparision is pretty much pointless. Also a list of the problems would be helpful.
Menace 1:47 PM - 22 February, 2007
I thought you can read and count yourself. I have no time to teach you, sorry.
nik39 1:51 PM - 22 February, 2007
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I thought you can read and count yourself. I have no time to teach you, sorry.


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Please quantify what "a lot of others" mean compared to them who dont have problem with 1.7. Without these numbers a comparision is pretty much pointless. Also a list of the problems would be helpful.

Unless you can provide statistical numbers which backup your 'theory', I take it as such... an unproven theory. You could also try to predict the wheather for next years valentine day - it's pure speculation based on nothing.
Menace 2:00 PM - 22 February, 2007
Are you Serato? Is Serato asking for numbers? Why should I answer you? Serato knows there are problems. Believe me.

BTW, I can`t tell you next year`s Valentine Day`s wheather because you forgot to mention which part of the world you mean :-) .
nik39 2:05 PM - 22 February, 2007
Menace, you dont have to answer me. But this is a public forum if you post public statements like the ones before you better back them up with facts and not pure specualation. Thousands of users are reading this here, so a little more responsibility is appropriated.

(You know the german word "Rufschädigung"?)

Quote:
BTW, I can`t tell you next year`s Valentine Day`s wheather because you forgot to mention which part of the world you mean

I was as precise as your statements were/are. Wait, I should have posted "tell you next years wheather", now its fine :)
Menace 2:11 PM - 22 February, 2007
It`s Kindergarten time again. But I let you play alone. Keep thinking you are the forum ruler.
nik39 2:16 PM - 22 February, 2007
Thousands of readers are still waiting for...
Quote:
Please quantify what "a lot of others" mean compared to them who dont have problem with 1.7. Without these numbers a comparision is pretty much pointless. Also a list of the problems would be helpful.
SpinThis! 4:07 PM - 22 February, 2007
This forum is primarily used by folks having problems with the software. I'm sure you can agree Serato has been improving its base steadily, which means the number of people actually having problems increases—and that increases the number of forum users. This can artificially inflate the number of perceived problems. Sorry Menace... I gotta agree with nik here... this has been kicked since the forum's inception. "I'm not going to use xxxx version of SSL because it has too many problems."

I have been using SSL since 1.1 or 1.2 (I don't remember which) and 1.7 is just as usable and stable as anything else previous.
Serato, Support
Matt G 9:26 PM - 22 February, 2007
This thread has gone a wee bit off topic.

As to whether 1.7 is any more buggy than previous releases, that's not the impression I'm getting here. The first releases of new versions sometimes have problems that don't show up until lots of people are using it, which is why we work hard to get point-one versions out quickly after. 1.7.1 is out already and it's pretty solid. 1.7.2 is in the works and it'll be even more solid.

If anyone's still having problems with 1.7.1 then let us know in the help area (www.scratchlive.net).

Now, how about those features people want in 1.8, 1.9, etc? That's what this thread is about :)
DJ Nevoc 4:31 AM - 23 February, 2007
^^^ Not to beat a dead horse, but as many users complain about final versions not working for them, but where was their input when we were in the beta test phase. Of course any new discoveries should be reported, but people shouldnt complain that their versions dont work when they dont help develop the base line software.
digital_steve 4:43 AM - 23 February, 2007
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^^^ Not to beat a dead horse, but as many users complain about final versions not working for them, but where was their input when we were in the beta test phase. Of course any new discoveries should be reported, but people shouldnt complain that their versions dont work when they dont help develop the base line software.

Not everyone wants to, or is able to, beta test. People don't -have- to beta test and as they've bought the product, they're more than entitled to ask questions when final versions are buggy and/or not working for them.

In saying that ... roll on 1.7.2 beta.
galacticbass 7:04 AM - 23 February, 2007
Quote:
^^^ Not to beat a dead horse, but as many users complain about final versions not working for them, but where was their input when we were in the beta test phase. Of course any new discoveries should be reported, but people shouldnt complain that their versions dont work when they dont help develop the base line software.


I PAID FOR SERATO TO WORK! If i wanted to develope software I would, I just want to spin like everyone else hear. Thank you Serato for at least not charging for updates.
galacticbass 7:22 AM - 23 February, 2007
By the way this thread IS about improvements for 1.8, and that's what I'm asking for is a more stable version. It sounds that compatibilty with Mac seems to be more the issue. To bad since Mac builds one of the best computers on the planet.

I'm not tring to stir up trouble but I work in pro audio at a company that is a Serato dealer, and also sell many other types of dj software. What am I to say about Serato if I'm having so many issues. (USB problems)
ekwipt 9:53 AM - 23 February, 2007
The USB problems are Apples not Seratos
sojourn 11:20 AM - 23 February, 2007
Re: Stability (Off Topic - back on soon)
I use an Intel Macbook Pro, and unfortunately I have no errors to report in 1.7.1 thus far ("unfortunately" because I consider it part of the "duty" of free update availability - even post-beta - to track-down & find problems to further the stability of the next ver.). Usage: daily basis (maybe one or two days away from SSL, or vinyl-only-days), still nothing so far. Qualifier(s): all versions since 1.5 - all exactly same stability; no differences (one weird issue w/1.6.? with a cue issue ...literally one time so very likely a fluke). (Note: never a beta-test or beta-tester thus far.)


Re: Desired Features (On Topic)

1) Pitch n' Time plugin (hopefully complete with a-c)
...a) Dual-channel real-time pitch (key) shift; Dual-channel real-time tempo-stretch
...b) Key monitor/reporting
...c) As many other features of PnT Pro/LE as are possible/plausible in a live application while avoiding CPU-drain

2) Effects - Echo Flanger Delay Reverb Etc. (yeah yeah, SEEMS trivial, but would love to replace current effects processors with a Rane-Quality product all in one box >> my laptop; also SEEMS very possible - if PnT could be a paid plugin, SEEMS effects could be a plugin I'd be willing to pay for as well; would also just love to see what it does to the rest of the industry if it happened - spooky what all this could turn into)

3) "Stay-Lit" switch/feature to keep OS from utilizing screen-saver/sleep-mode/power-saver-mode only while SSL is running (switchable on/off in "Settings" area)


...hard to come up with more - my paid-for copy and subsequent updates seem to work; and, as the forum area suggests, these are just suggestions. (Will post problems in the help area - still doing my best to find one.)
skinnyguy 7:01 PM - 23 February, 2007
after PnT, video mixing, split-cue for the ttm57, and a few more fx for the ttm57 come out, and x-fade for auto internal mode, i really dunno what else to ask for

ooh..censor markers...but too bad nobody seems to be catching on with that =(
gars 8:40 PM - 23 February, 2007
Songs do not turn green when previewing them. something like the 'cross the 41 min mark to turn green' idea.


also ability to uniformly set column widths
Maskrider 2:59 AM - 24 February, 2007
Able to use Wii Remote...
popfilter 1:55 PM - 24 February, 2007
i downloaded the new version. there is a ,problem useing the keycorrection. my tt has a pitching rage 50%. lets say have way to 50% down, the program stops the keycorrection and turns the speed and keys down as it was not in function, greetz popster
popfilter 1:57 PM - 24 February, 2007
sorry its -half way- not have way
nik39 2:16 PM - 24 February, 2007
Yes, read the manual. It says key correction only works in a certain range. Also... what does this thread have to do with your problem?
popfilter 2:17 PM - 24 February, 2007
thank you, problem solved
vidoona 1:51 AM - 25 February, 2007
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Able to use Wii Remote...


Was that a serious suggestion? I can see the headline now.

"Local DJ gives clubgoer concussion trying to scratch with Wii remote on Scratchlive."
vidoona 3:00 AM - 25 February, 2007
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Able to use Wii Remote...


Was that a serious suggestion?


Wow, maybe you were serious. Guess I never saw this thread.
Watchwww.youtube.com
geeunot 9:59 AM - 25 February, 2007
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Quote:
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Able to use Wii Remote...


Was that a serious suggestion?


Wow, maybe you were serious. Guess I never saw this thread.
Watchwww.youtube.com



WHOA. interesting vid
JohnBeez 10:32 AM - 25 February, 2007
I definitely want selectable banks of cue points so we can use more the 5 per track.
Dj.B1n4ry 11:34 PM - 25 February, 2007
pitch/bpm change with turntable adjustment
built in sampler (kinda like atomix virtual dj)
auto updating folders to crates on load
BZB 2:37 AM - 26 February, 2007
HI all i dont know if this has been mentioned but i will like to see a feature that can censor/scramble curse words on the fly in real time on any new versions of ssl 1.8.0 and beyond thank you.
vidoona 2:43 AM - 26 February, 2007
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HI all i dont know if this has been mentioned but i will like to see a feature that can censor/scramble curse words on the fly in real time on any new versions of ssl 1.8.0 and beyond thank you.


I never understood this one BZB. If you are willing to press a button on the computer to censor your music, won't a quick flick of the fader, hamster switch, etc. accomplish the same thing? Enlighten me.
BZB 3:34 AM - 26 February, 2007
Yes the fader flick works but i like options within the programme, would like to see it included as a feature thats all.
vidoona 4:08 AM - 26 February, 2007
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Yes the fader flick works but i like options within the programme, would like to see it included as a feature thats all.


Fair enough.
skinnyguy 6:59 PM - 26 February, 2007
djtripp 9:59 PM - 26 February, 2007
1. AUTO REVERSE/CENSOR.

Add ANY marker to the track. Highlight like a loop. and it stays there. Once you've set it up you can have the option to turn it on or off. For high school dances b-day parties, weddings etc. This would be an easy featyure as it would only take a few more buttons.

It could even be a good edition for...

2. SETUP TRACK MODE

Where you have one virtual TT in SSL to edit your tracks markers, tempos and loops without you SSL box plugged in.


Tripp
scotty B 10:36 PM - 26 February, 2007
^^^ Good Idea
sweetL 10:56 PM - 28 February, 2007
1. Feature for beat jugglers > scratchlive.net

2. Full Color Bar Highlighting >
www.scratchlive.net

3. Auto reverse / censor
gars 9:18 PM - 6 March, 2007
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Songs do not turn green when previewing them. something like the 'cross the 45 second mark to turn green' idea.


also ability to uniformly set column widths

this is still what I want rane.
dj dawn 10:49 AM - 11 March, 2007
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1. Full Color Bar Highlighting >
www.scratchlive.net

2. Drop sampler
Maestro & Chaos 7:00 PM - 11 March, 2007
Is there plans to expand the BPM category to include one decimal place, e.g. Jay-Z "30 Something" BPM = 91.6.

Would help DJ's with a large library of mp3's achieve a higher level of organization...not so much for mixing/beat matching.

Sorry if this has already been discussed...
DJ BIS 3:48 AM - 12 March, 2007
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I also wanted to add to the list that I would like for the browse windows to behave like iTunes:

If I select different genres/albums/etc I would like for the browse windows to adjust and changes based on my choices. In my experience when I do go browse for something they stay the same and you have to scroll and scroll and scroll.

This would be a welcome change for me.


What are the changes of the suggestion above ever being implemented. It bugs the hell out of me. Everyday.
DJ BIS 3:48 AM - 12 March, 2007
^ *chances*
simonak 9:13 PM - 15 March, 2007
preview/play tracks without having to connect to the interface box...
i have mentioned this elsewhere before-as ive just bought a ext hard drive and its time to reorganise the music in my itunes its become much more aparant how brilliant this would be-
having to now reintroduce ssl to the media on the ext or to where i move it back to my pb hard drive is gonna take awhile

i want to be able to use ssl as my default music player, to be able to set cue points on my coffee brake when im not at home with my mixer and ssl box..


this would be soo good-hope to see it in future versions

as for 1.7.1- its workin really good and i love the bpm goblinrey

great stuff rane-keep up the good work.
Pete Moss 10:49 PM - 20 March, 2007
A bigger clock
deepdjdanny 2:32 PM - 29 March, 2007
support rapid evolution by:
allowing rapid evolution to dock over & onto the ssl library section; generally permit r.e. to function with ssl as if the 2 were the same app.
Jester- 3:43 PM - 30 March, 2007
some kind of re-wire functionality with an effects system, kind of like reason reqires with cubase / acid, but being able to send the sound to pre-processors for effects processing prior to going back down the buss and onto the mixer !! wow that was a mouthfull!!... of course this should have midi in it to controll and automate the effects if needed

/Jester
DJ De Leon 3:35 AM - 2 April, 2007
As a wedding DJ, I really need the ability for auto mixing. I'm currently using itunes to achive this task. They have an option to mix two songs for 10 seconds. The beats don't match but at least there is no silence. After dinner I then start beat matching.
ekwipt 11:24 AM - 2 April, 2007
Stick with itunes, it's much better than serato!!!
DJPozzi 2:25 PM - 2 April, 2007
Yeah.... I like the itunes thing too!! Its just a pain in the arse having to plug in another line from your headphones socket to the mixer.

I mainly do clubs, but when I do pubs and bars, it would be nice to have the auto crossfade option there for my music early on in the night!!
DJ d.range 8:05 PM - 14 April, 2007
1.video
2&3. effects
scotty B 10:18 PM - 16 April, 2007
I am happy
scotty B 10:19 PM - 16 April, 2007
With SSL. keylock is the ish!
Sheeds 12:24 AM - 18 April, 2007
built in sampler...ie not having to load a small sound clip on a virtual deck..but maybe on an extra bank to load up a sample and assinging it a button/midi key
DJ d.range 12:25 AM - 18 April, 2007
a way to record a mix
scotty B 10:42 PM - 1 May, 2007
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a way to record a mix


And seperate Tracks.
SpinThis! 3:16 AM - 2 May, 2007
^^ technically impossible with the current SL1.

You can do this with '57 tho....
dj hoodat baller 10:29 AM - 2 May, 2007
We need to be able to record internaly in stereo and be able to have everything you play to be saved in preview mode and not lose your set when you cut off your computer. And instant and correct bpm's as soon as the song hits the decks
dj hoodat baller 10:40 AM - 2 May, 2007
P.S. A cheaper serato mixer thats on you Rane that way i can have the box and the mixer
DJ BIS 11:02 AM - 2 May, 2007
a 4/3 channel mixer w/ all the bells and wistles that will knock off the DJM series from Pioneer!

Doooo it! :)
DJ 2ni 11:08 AM - 2 May, 2007
better Control with CD player (CDJ 1000):

I'm french, so excuse me for my english not good...!

The CUE point of the CD player can be use in SERATO like a CD in "absolu" mode but not mémorise in this mode.

if you memorise one CUE point in SERATO (in "relative" mode), you can't use the CUE of the CD player to play from the CUE point start of the SERATO CUE point witch is mémorise in SERATO....because you are in "relative" mode and in this mode, the CUE point of the player make you go from the begining of the song.

I don't know if you understand me, but I try to tell you my Probleme with my bad english , I'm sorry...!
Soulsonica™ 1:29 PM - 2 May, 2007
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Vote for your top 3 feature suggestions!


#1. Album art for both loaded tracks and thumbnails next to tracks in library/crates

Example: soulsonica.com
Example: www.scratchlive.net

#2. MIDI control and for Rane to produce a REAL/PRO controller

Example: soulsonica.com
Example: soulsonica.com
Example: www.scratchlive.net
Example: www.scratchlive.net
Example: www.scratchlive.net

#3. See #1 and #2 above
aiRBaLZ 4:11 AM - 3 May, 2007
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2. SETUP TRACK MODE
Where you have one virtual TT in SSL to edit your tracks markers, tempos and loops without you SSL box plugged in.


^^^ Serato PLEASE put this in 1.8. If I owned a SL1 I wouldn't mind as much, but having to drag the 57SL along just to edit cue points is not ideal!
DJUltimate 12:35 AM - 4 May, 2007
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1. Key Lock [DONE]
2. Volume Normalizing [DONE]
3. More accurate BPM detection [DONE]
4. Subcrates [DONE]

Hey Rane/Serato staff, You guys sure are coming through with great updates and doing a wonderful job implementing our suggestions. THANKS!

The feature I'd like most is the ability to sync SSL crates with Mp3 file folders on my hard drive. So I don't have to manually add update each individual crate every time I get new music
vidoona 3:22 AM - 4 May, 2007
Yes.....not everyone wants to used itunes.
DJ d.range 9:15 AM - 4 May, 2007
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Quote:
1. Key Lock [DONE]
2. Volume Normalizing [DONE]
3. More accurate BPM detection [DONE]
4. Subcrates [DONE]

Hey Rane/Serato staff, You guys sure are coming through with great updates and doing a wonderful job implementing our suggestions. THANKS!

The feature I'd like most is the ability to sync SSL crates with Mp3 file folders on my hard drive. So I don't have to manually add update each individual crate every time I get new music


Quote:
Yes.....not everyone wants to used itunes.


x100
Martin 11:15 AM - 4 May, 2007
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Quote:
Quote:
1. Key Lock [DONE]
2. Volume Normalizing [DONE]
3. More accurate BPM detection [DONE]
4. Subcrates [DONE]

Hey Rane/Serato staff, You guys sure are coming through with great updates and doing a wonderful job implementing our suggestions. THANKS!

The feature I'd like most is the ability to sync SSL crates with Mp3 file folders on my hard drive. So I don't have to manually add update each individual crate every time I get new music


Quote:
Yes.....not everyone wants to used itunes.


x100


this would indeed be great. some way to sync your HD folders with your crates.
Dj KaGeN 3:01 PM - 4 May, 2007
^^^ heck ya!! that gets my vote !!!!
Pete Moss 5:17 PM - 4 May, 2007
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^^^ heck ya!! that gets my vote !!!!


I'm on this bus too.
B-Rad 7:27 AM - 30 May, 2007
Serato is Solid and would be great to add Midi Clock out so you could synch ableton and Serato.
WarpNote 12:42 PM - 30 May, 2007
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The feature I'd like most is the ability to sync SSL crates with Mp3 file folders on my hard drive. So I don't have to manually add update each individual crate every time I get new music


If you do implement this feature PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE make it Optional, ie switchable, Id hate starting a gig, haveing SSL occupied rescanning my disk's due to some minor file changes...
Menace 4:30 PM - 30 May, 2007
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Serato is Solid and would be great to add Midi Clock out so you could synch ableton and Serato.


If you can`t wait you can sync both programs or vinyl and Ableton with the Redsound Soundbite Micro together with an external soundcard with Midi-In already. Works great.
WarpNote 3:02 AM - 31 May, 2007
1. Artwork in browser and for loaded tracks, example: farm1.static.flickr.com

2. Better browse functions, able to pull out tracks in within certain genre(s), bpm range(s) & key(s), with multiple selection of crates, playlists, genres, BPM's, KeyKodes, Artist, Album etc, (eg. the whole lot..) Could be implemented like iTunes smartlists: farm1.static.flickr.com and/or Rapid Evolution: farm1.static.flickr.com

3. Enhanced Record Flagging Feature (more color/clearer marking), example: i48.photobucket.com

-----------------------------------------------------

4. Leave "green" tracks in review "crate" after Serato is closed down/crashed, for later saving to a new crate. (eg when forgetting to do this after a busy night, or system failure)

5. Key detection in build overviews (implement key field...)
CarbonDJ 6:52 AM - 1 June, 2007
1. MIDI

2. NO Auto Mixing...

3. NO Auto Mixing...

4. Did I mention NO Auto Mixing???
skinnyguy 11:07 AM - 1 June, 2007
a karaoke plug-in
kidjay 3:53 PM - 1 June, 2007
Quote:
1. MIDI

2. NO Auto Mixing...

3. NO Auto Mixing...

4. Did I mention NO Auto Mixing???


I could do away with the auto mixing, but I would like to be able to crossover songs for a few seconds. Like what iTunes does, I think you can set iTunes to crossover for up to 12 seconds. This feature works great at a wedding when your playing slow jams..
DJ D-Major 5:27 PM - 1 June, 2007
I would love to see a "skip" function. Much like the loop function, but acting in the opposite way. For example:

Let's say I want to play the first and third verse of a song, but not the second verse. With the current setup now... when the first verse ends I manually drop the same song at the top of the third verse. With a "skip section" function, I could set the "skip - in" and "skip - out" times once. Next time I played this song the "skip section" would be remembered (much like a loop) and the part of the song that I didn't want to play would be skipped automatically.

I would also like to see an option to remember loop on/off setting. So, from gig to gig, if I always use a particular loop it would already be active when I load the track. The same function would be obviously usefull for the "skip section" too.
cappinkirk 5:55 PM - 1 June, 2007
instead you could set up a cue point at the place after you want to skip, that's what I do in that case. Then you just don't push it if you don't want to skip ahead.

skip out isn't logical since we have cue points we can set (if you have enough rhythm to push the button on beat that is)
skinnyguy 7:25 PM - 1 June, 2007
but the "skip" function would have things done automatically, unless you turn it off, like looping.

which reminds me of...

censor markers.

please add censor markers to the list.

more info here:

scratchlive.net
cappinkirk 7:42 PM - 1 June, 2007
loop is off by default would skip be on by default then?
Sam 8:30 PM - 7 June, 2007
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Quote:
I also wanted to add to the list that I would like for the browse windows to behave like iTunes:

If I select different genres/albums/etc I would like for the browse windows to adjust and changes based on my choices. In my experience when I do go browse for something they stay the same and you have to scroll and scroll and scroll.

This would be a welcome change for me.


What are the changes of the suggestion above ever being implemented. It bugs the hell out of me.
Everyday.


Not sure what you mean by this Bis - can you start a new thread in this area and give us a bit more detail on what you think it should be doing? (Or point me to an existing thread if there is one)
Cheers
sweetL 7:35 PM - 8 June, 2007
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...(Or point me to an existing thread ....

heres an existing thread :-)

www.scratchlive.net
DJ BIS 11:20 PM - 14 June, 2007
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Quote:
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I also wanted to add to the list that I would like for the browse windows to behave like iTunes:

If I select different genres/albums/etc I would like for the browse windows to adjust and changes based on my choices. In my experience when I do go browse for something they stay the same and you have to scroll and scroll and scroll.

This would be a welcome change for me.


What are the changes of the suggestion above ever being implemented. It bugs the hell out of me.
Everyday.


Not sure what you mean by this Bis - can you start a new thread in this area and give us a bit more detail on what you think it should be doing? (Or point me to an existing thread if there is one)
Cheers


The simplest and most clear example would be simply typing a search term on the SSL search field, such as "Hip-Hop". When I type that all songs that have hip-hop come up, but my 3 search/browse columns do not reflect the genres, Artists, and albums that were part of that search. So pretty much having them there becomes useless.

In iTunes you do the same and the browse section adjusts and shows you all of the genres that have "hip-hop" in them. For example, if you put a comment for a Dance remix of a hip-hop song, I would put "hip-hop" on the comment of that house song or whatever, this allows for that browse section to be useful.

Like if I have a party mainly with Old School heads I am going to end up searching for my [OLS] tag which I put at the end of each genre that is "Ol' school", ya know. Well, the genres browse column does not adjust and this makes it pretty much pointless.

Examples much more specific could be described, but I don't want to go into unless you need me to.

Hopefully you understand what I mean with this post.

Thanks.
DJ Drake 11:21 PM - 14 June, 2007
I would love to see a record ability, that way i can make mix tapes with out having to buy a cd recorder
DJ d.range 12:54 AM - 15 June, 2007
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I would love to see a record ability, that way i can make mix tapes with out having to buy a cd recorder


couldn't co-sign more
DJ BIS 8:23 AM - 16 June, 2007
But you can do that right now man...
Try your line in or mic in and use a little $25 program to record the night and automatically chop it up into 70 minute pieces that you can easily turn into CD's for your fans, etc...
galacticbass 9:46 PM - 5 July, 2007
Or use Audacity (which is free). I run a line out from mixer to line-in on my computer.
DJ BIS 9:24 AM - 6 July, 2007
I like the idea that Audacity is free and apparently very useful for editing, etc. Free is the ticket. :)

However, if you want a program that is much lower in resource consumption and specialized for the task, then you need to find yourself something like the small programs people are suggesting above...

They are worth the money, IMO.
DJ d.range 11:24 PM - 6 July, 2007
i would like to see a resetable timer. i was spinning last nite & the house dj told me i had 8 minutes left, but i forgat to pay attention to the time, no biggie, but i think it would come in handy
DJ d.range 11:25 PM - 6 July, 2007
*forgot
Mike Dobson 4:11 AM - 7 July, 2007
Let's see...

1. Video Mixing Support

2. Quick Cue Buttons and Drop Buttons

3. Auto Mix Feature (Like Mixmeister) for when I need a break or have other things to do.
Soulsonica™ 2:13 PM - 7 July, 2007
#1) Label Artwork Thumbnails (constant view next to tracks in list AND next to virtual decks when loaded). Please.
AlexMiami 3:04 PM - 7 July, 2007
These suggestions are for CD DJ in Relative Mode:

A. Disable skip free so we could use the CUE button to reset the track. With this ability we could cue any point to start the track or better work with loops reducing the use of the keyboard

B. Auto assign loops created in the CD player. If I create a loop in my CD player the system should know the time code is repeating and allow me to assign a number to it.

C. How about to edit out some time code out. I have some songs that have bad words I would like to remove. I know we have the censor button but how about a feature that I could simply take out or jump a range of time code.
Spelunk 8:21 AM - 8 July, 2007
1) Better sound quality for record manipulation. Serato sounds fine for the most part when just playing records, but any kind of scratching sounds like garbled nonsense to my ears. If you don't hear this I question your ears.

2) More effects for the 57. The hold echo is great, and filters are nice, but

3) The ability to record channels 1 and 2 at the same time, both post-fader. This would be a godsend.

MOST IMPORTANTLY: No BS features. ScratchLive is not some tool to make wedding DJs lives easier - it is a professional DJ tool and should be treated as such, and its features geared towards DJs as artists. Many professional DJs have noted the sound quality issues within ScratchLive, even when using WAV files, and this must be fixed. This means no automixing or video until sound quality, effects, and stability are absolutley rock solid.
DJ_X_Trodinaire 1:38 PM - 8 July, 2007
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MOST IMPORTANTLY: No BS features. ScratchLive is not some tool to make wedding DJs lives easier


well chit!
I should return my SL1 & TTM57 and get back to humping 10 crates!

I thought that was the point of making Serato, make deejays' (Everyone) lives alot easier?

And have you downloaded the latest beta?
DJ BIS 1:46 PM - 8 July, 2007
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This means no automixing or video until sound quality, effects, and stability are absolutley rock solid.


I'm in close agreement with this specific comment.
DJ Infiniti 9:37 PM - 9 July, 2007
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The feature I'd like most is the ability to sync SSL crates with Mp3 file folders on my hard drive. So I don't have to manually add update each individual crate every time I get new music


If you do implement this feature PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE make it Optional, ie switchable, Id hate starting a gig, haveing SSL occupied rescanning my disk's due to some minor file changes...


this would be awesome.. and yes the option to "re-scan" when new tracks are added, as you would know when you need to scan.. so it doesnt scan everytime you start SSL.

plz add this feature x10000000 :)
Chita79 9:57 PM - 9 July, 2007
incorporate nik's awesome ScratchTools Application into SSL! (gui version) =P i know i know.... its not happening, but at least i asked nicely!
Dax 9:03 AM - 12 July, 2007
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2. SETUP TRACK MODE
Where you have one virtual TT in SSL to edit your tracks markers, tempos and loops without you SSL box plugged in.


^^^ Serato PLEASE put this in 1.8. If I owned a SL1 I wouldn't mind as much, but having to drag the 57SL along just to edit cue points is not ideal!


its still a pain haveing to do it with SSL 1.
Dax 9:04 AM - 12 July, 2007
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incorporate nik's awesome ScratchTools Application into SSL! (gui version) =P i know i know.... its not happening, but at least i asked nicely!


^^ +1
DJ BIS 10:38 AM - 12 July, 2007
^^^ + 1 more.
DJ Morty 6:04 PM - 12 July, 2007
I'm still waiting on internal wider pitch range.
This will almost complete the defection of CDJs.
cappinkirk 6:14 PM - 12 July, 2007
then when someone requests glamorous you can put it on +99999 and it would only take .001 secs.

"i did play it"
Dj Blaze 4:18 AM - 13 July, 2007
^lol
Dj Blaze 6:38 PM - 13 July, 2007
I think it would be good to have more colors options for tagging our Mp3's. Currently there are 21, but if there were 24 then we could color coordinate mp3's based on their keys if your using the key chart located here www.harmonic-mixing.com
cappinkirk 7:10 PM - 13 July, 2007
thats pretty high concept - i like it

if implemented the colors should also have corresponding keys visible so that every user that applies it will have consistency
DJK 11:02 PM - 13 July, 2007
MIDI!!!!!

But here is the catch:

Let the TTM57 controls send midi messages, ESPECIALLY THE FOOT SWITCH! That would mean I could use my 57 and ableton as the Ultimates DJ's dream looping station, all in one box. (When not in SSL obviously)

This would be far superior to the any Loop station mode SSL could implement, and there would be lots of other possibilities too!
Pete Moss 12:04 AM - 14 July, 2007
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I think it would be good to have more colors options for tagging our Mp3's. Currently there are 21, but if there were 24 then we could color coordinate mp3's based on their keys if your using the key chart located here www.harmonic-mixing.com


That's good, excet for the fact that too many of the similar colors are too hard to differentiate from each other because they're too similar looking.
Dj Blaze 2:13 AM - 14 July, 2007
^That’s the whole point the like colors would make better harmonic mixes. I think once the song is selected and the color is showing on the decks it would be easier to distinguish the colors. But I agree that the small colored dots are hard to see in the library that’s why they need to make the whole line color changeable. It’s especially hard for me at times because I’m slightly color blind and I have never done well on the number dot test. It’s just an idea, I mean add 3 more colors and it’s done.
Dj Blaze 2:21 AM - 14 July, 2007
Another idea I was thinking about was when the pitch is increased on the decks... SSL would then multiply it by 2-3 or 4 etc. This could help by giving a broader pitch range, making past models of Technics more versatile. I have the M5Gs and 16% is great, but as the key lock improves I'll start to wish more and more that I could go further with the pitch.
ekwipt 3:34 AM - 14 July, 2007
I'd like either a seperate key tag column or a way to sort the comments column by the chamelot sound easymix system. I was playing around with it the other night and though it would be a good addition to the keylock etc. in Serato
DJ BIS 9:51 AM - 14 July, 2007
It boils down to one thing, give users the option to create custom tags! or at least to display them!

There is too many colors already, and they DO get confusing. There is about 6-8 usable colors in there, the rest all looks the same if you don't have them side to side.

But with a column called "Key" we would be all good. We would be able to use colors for other things and "Key" as a separate, sortable column that would solve a lot of people's problems.
ekwipt 2:08 AM - 15 July, 2007
word
Dj Blaze 5:55 PM - 15 July, 2007
BIS, The way I have been doing my key writing is allowing Mixed-In-Key to write to my comments section like this example: (Key – bpm) / (7A - 130.56) so this way when I organize my comments all keys are organized and the bpms are in descending order.

Since there are only 21 colors I used 12 instead, one color for each key (number) example: 7A & 7B would be the same color, if there were 24 color options 7A would get a color and 7B would get a slightly different color.

After I tagged my 12 (numbered) keys w/ 12 colors ~ this did allow me to see a difference. If you organize your library by bpms looking at the colored dots will not be in order and variations in color can be distinguished. Maybe 24 colors would be too much, but I think it might still work, maybe not to distinguish colors, but at least when a song is selected the color of the circle will be the color associated with that key code.

This topic isn’t really a big deal, it’s just to point out that colors coding can save time reading various information. Harmonic mixing can be as simple as mixing like colors.

I guess what I would like to see is an improvment with color tagging by maybe add 3 more colors, making the colors more distinguishable or adding an option that allows song title lines to be color changeable since the dots are hard to see at times.

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I'd like either a seperate key tag column or a way to sort the comments column by the chamelot sound easymix system. I was playing around with it the other night and though it would be a good addition to the keylock etc. in Serato



ekwipt, If we added a key column we would also have to add a way to lock that column as well, so if we were to organize keys the key column could be locked so when we sort bpms the keys would not go out of order, but I think it’s just easier to write the keys to the comments section so when the keys are sorted so are the bpms.
Dj Blaze 7:21 PM - 15 July, 2007
Heres just a couple of screen captures to show how i've been doing my organization with the colors and key codes w/ bpm's

comments not organized
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comments organized
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ekwipt 3:07 AM - 16 July, 2007
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ekwipt, If we added a key column we would also have to add a way to lock that column as well, so if we were to organize keys the key column could be locked so when we sort bpms the keys would not go out of order, but I think it’s just easier to write the keys to the comments section so when the keys are sorted so are the bpms.


Thanks Blaze.... I'm guessing what we would all prefer would be sort by A column then sort by B? It would be great for say: sort by label then by artist, sort by key then by bpm, etc, etc
DJ BIS 4:42 AM - 16 July, 2007
I don't see a problem with adding more colors, if that's what helps you, but I think that having the KEY column is... well, key to people who are going to be doing harmonic mixing. Being able to designate other custom columns/tags would also be great.
Toby82 11:18 AM - 16 July, 2007
What i would like to see most:

1. Bigger overview of the whole track
2. Covers integrated in the track-list
3. More intelligent REL mode.
Djinsane07 2:02 PM - 16 July, 2007
sampler on it
Toby82 6:23 PM - 16 July, 2007
Oh, forgot FLAC-Support! For me one of the most important features i miss!
Kenny Q 6:50 PM - 16 July, 2007
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MOST IMPORTANTLY: No BS features. ScratchLive is not some tool to make wedding DJs lives easier


I'm a Professional wedding DJ that owns Two TTM57's and a SSL1 Box.

I also like some of the so called "BS features".

Isn't the Mp4 mixer with integrated Serato software made for Mobile "wedding" DJs?
cappinkirk 7:49 PM - 16 July, 2007
i'm sure when they came out with automatic transmissions people thought that was a bs feature too.
AKIEM 8:06 PM - 16 July, 2007
on a race car?
cappinkirk 8:52 PM - 16 July, 2007
dj's must think very little of their skills if all they do is beatmatch, it's like babysitting. you could be using that time to rock the mic, pick a better song, etc.
cappinkirk 8:58 PM - 16 July, 2007
what are the intelligent reasons not to have auto beatmatching?
cappinkirk 8:58 PM - 16 July, 2007
*crickets chirping*
DJ BIS 9:07 PM - 16 July, 2007
The fact that it takes development time away from other features that are by far more important. Serato is already an amazing tool for amateurs who are learning to mix. Fading one track into another for early in a wedding is one thing, maybe be able to adjust the fade in and fade out times, etc, but full-on mixing...?

That's what those *other* programs are made for.
cappinkirk 9:23 PM - 16 July, 2007
DJ BIS no offense but cmon now there is no intelligent reason against auto bpm in there.

you don't know how much time has gone into auto-bpm already or how long it may take to develop (thats an important part of your argument, programming time).

beatmatching doesn't even take any skill once you learn how to do it! There is no creativity involved in beatmatching at all. it is the one primary thing that computer automation can help DJ's with more than anything else.
cappinkirk 9:24 PM - 16 July, 2007
anyway thats my 2 cents no need to repeat myself further.
AKIEM 10:18 PM - 16 July, 2007
there is creativity, that point aside.

development time is a precious commodity

spending it on a feature that has so many other fine solutions does not make sense to me

honestly would any client even be able to tell the difference from itunes running with a good smooth fade playlist for example? I doubt it, especially with the mellow food time music

why does it need to BPM blend while everyone is eating or whatever, no one is dancing right?


Also I think it would send the software off into a direction that it was never meant to. It is a vinyl system emulator, a tool for DJs (maybe even SCRATCH DJs in particular). I think sending it off toward being a DJ emulator is the wrong direction.
studio17 8:17 AM - 17 July, 2007
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Oh, forgot FLAC-Support! For me one of the most important features i miss!
Kenny Q 11:42 AM - 17 July, 2007
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Fading one track into another for early in a wedding is one thing, maybe be able to adjust the fade in and fade out times, etc, but full-on mixing...?


I don't think that any of those progams do full blown auto mixing (It wouldn't be easy).

If I needed to beatmix, I would do it myself. I do believe that fading one track into another without matching beats is essential for dinner and cocktail hour (during most functions).
cappinkirk 5:54 PM - 17 July, 2007
to auto mix one song would have to be the master tempo and the other the slave tempo. there could be some bpm snapping and quantization involved.

once you pick where a song is dropped all you can do is make it worse by playing with it (dragging, pushing & pulling, as in when the pitch is not perfectly set) a computer would make it super locked down. no creativity is involved in beatmatching because it can be either done right or done wrong.

its a waste of time to focus on something like that, like mental labor in my opinion.
cappinkirk 6:04 PM - 17 July, 2007
...but it would be a pain to deal with unless it had a playlist, etc. i was just thinking creatively.

& also you are right it isn't a robodj and i don't really want it to be one either.
AKIEM 9:10 PM - 17 July, 2007
itunes(or whatever) + 1/4stero to RCA
I dont understand whats wrong with that?
Dj Blaze 4:02 AM - 18 July, 2007
AKIEM, Thats what i do, or i just let the song jump to the next without any fading at all... Who cares, people are eating and talkin' just like Kenny Q Said
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If I needed to beatmix, I would do it myself.
I think that at this stage there are other things that are more important when it comes to updates. But, I think it would be a good addition later on down the road ~ more for home use i guess or doinng a BBQ or somethin'.
Also, when i'm doing a job i very seldom leave the decks, i'm mean im getting paid to do a job and the last thing they want to see is an easy way out. Besides, I dont think theres a minute that goes by where I stop to let the computer do all the work... wheres the fun in that?
Kenny Q 1:15 PM - 18 July, 2007
There is no use in discussing not having "Auto Play" do the "Auto Fade". It is to my understanding that Serato will have it in the very near future.

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when i'm doing a job i very seldom leave the decks, i'm mean im getting paid to do a job and the last thing they want to see is an easy way out. Besides, I dont think theres a minute that goes by where I stop to let the computer do all the work... wheres the fun in that?


The kind of work that I do is totally different than what you do.
snooggy 1:58 PM - 18 July, 2007
1- A WAY TO INCREASE THE PITCH WITH MY OL' GOOD SL 1200!!!!! PLEASE!!!! (Thanks Blaze)
2- Increase the sound quality with the key lock..
3- 5 or 6 Assignable PAD to drop sounds, sirens, jingles
4- album art next to the cue points

THANKS SERATO - Can't live without my SSL....
Pete Moss 3:17 PM - 18 July, 2007
I have no interest in auto beatmixing, I will always prefer to do it myself. However, some sort of auto fade or gapless playback is needed. I do the occasional event that requires some sort of background music.

And to all the pretentious folks who constantly feel the need to slam those who brought this up, GROW UP! First of all, I assume everyone who is constantly opposing auto anything probably never works in more than one environment, always doing the same style mixing in the same style club. Well, guess what, some of us actually perform in a variety of talents. Second, I am sure there are some amateur DJs on this site posing as professionals who would like software that will do their job so they can fool club owners into stealing our jobs, but I don't think this is what they want. Those of us asking for an auto fade within internal mode aren't without reason. Sometimes I need music to be playing before a large concert, sometimes I'll provide music for a happy hour, sometimes I'm doing a private event that involves a cocktail hour or a dinner, and sometimes I just want to here some tunes when I have company at home. I hate having to set up another program to run a playlist when SSL is aready hooked up anyway. If you enjoy doing your thing in the same style club week after week, keep at it; But stop trying to impress us with your purist greatness and realize that you're not the only person Rane/Serato are going to listen to.
Kenny Q 3:25 PM - 18 July, 2007
^^^ Ditto!
Soulsonica™ 3:25 PM - 18 July, 2007
Dax 3:40 PM - 18 July, 2007


nice work soulsonica,but i found it far to busy,way to much for the eyes!
DJ BIS 3:45 PM - 18 July, 2007
awesome work, but same here... the rows expand and so you end up looking at 6 songs instead of 30. Not good IMO. But its ok if they allow users who don't need the album art the option to remove the covers...

Good work either way.
SpinThis! 4:03 PM - 18 July, 2007
how about on the mac when Leopard ships... Coverflow integration.
Soulsonica™ 4:15 PM - 18 July, 2007
Of course you should be able to turn on/off the artwork thumbnail feature, so guys who select via text only can do so - but this is for cats who select their tracks graphically (just like vinyl crates). When you spin vinyl, you are only seeing a few covers at a time whilst flipping through your crate, so any more would be a huge improvement over that. Either way you cut it, the scroll bar is your friend and solves everything by simply pressing up/down to fly through your cover art and select tracks VISUALLY based on cover art. I can't tell you how many tracks I know what sound like based solely on the artwork but have no idea who/what/where/when/why it was made. This would just put RSSL over the top and make for utopian track selection.
Dax 4:44 PM - 18 July, 2007
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Of course you should be able to turn on/off the artwork thumbnail feature, so guys who select via text only can do so - but this is for cats who select their tracks graphically (just like vinyl crates). When you spin vinyl, you are only seeing a few covers at a time whilst flipping through your crate, so any more would be a huge improvement over that. Either way you cut it, the scroll bar is your friend and solves everything by simply pressing up/down to fly through your cover art and select tracks VISUALLY based on cover art. I can't tell you how many tracks I know what sound like based solely on the artwork but have no idea who/what/where/when/why it was made. This would just put RSSL over the top and make for utopian track selection.


i like the idea,i have so many tracks on my laptop its hard work stay on top of em'
but what about tracks with no artwork?
Soulsonica™ 4:51 PM - 18 July, 2007
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i like the idea,i have so many tracks on my laptop its hard work stay on top of em'
but what about tracks with no artwork?


There's ALWAYS ways to add artwork. If you don't want artwork though, just leave it blank. The artwork thumbnail feature isn't meant to replace all the text info, just add to it and provide the much needed aspect of being able to select tracks VISUALLY. Think less pecking away at a keyboard/starring into a screen and MORE time grabbing tracks and creating killer sets like you used to when things were all on vinyl baby!
SonicSoundsE 7:40 PM - 18 July, 2007
One thing that I would love to see on Serato is a better Auto play mode. Perhaps having the system fade in and out of songs automatically instead of having the spaces of silence in between each song and also being able to set up playlists that would save from session to session.
Kenny Q 7:46 PM - 18 July, 2007
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One thing that I would love to see on Serato is a better Auto play mode. Having the system fade in and out of songs automatically instead of having the spaces of silence in between each song .


That's a new one.
SonicSoundsE 7:51 PM - 18 July, 2007
It would make dinner music and cocktail music so much easier.
Kenny Q 7:56 PM - 18 July, 2007
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That's a new one.


'just being sarcastic.

I've mentioned that several times on this thread.
Some people are against it.

It will be implemented in a future version.
koolionyc 8:05 PM - 18 July, 2007
1- Save Playlist as Text Functonality
2- Artwork for Loaded Tracks
3 - Time Pitch Stretching
Soulsonica™ 8:12 PM - 18 July, 2007
Hey guys, I just want to make sure that everyone understands and is on the same page when requesting this feature in that "ARTWORK FOR LOADED TRACKS" is only HALF of the graphical approach to selecting tracks by artwork. Having the artwork visible for loaded tracks only doesn't do a whole lot of good if you don't ALSO somehow have the artwork thumbnails next to each track WHILE BROWSING through crates. That's how you get the whole artwork=track association going in your brain (just like selecting tracks by flying through real vinyl in real crates). Dig? ;-)

Samples:
soulsonica.com
farm1.static.flickr.com
farm1.static.flickr.com
koolionyc 8:58 PM - 18 July, 2007
revised:

2- Artwork for loaded tracks - and tracks waiting to be loaded.
AKIEM 10:36 PM - 18 July, 2007
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I have no interest in auto beatmixing, I will always prefer to do it myself. However, some sort of auto fade or gapless playback is needed. I do the occasional event that requires some sort of background music.


That sounds more reasonable to me.

The same as iTunes, you can set a start, stop and fade time.
DJ_Hotpoint 3:13 AM - 19 July, 2007
1. Edit files (ie cue points and loops) withough having to hook up the box.

2. Build overviews of outstanding files when the box is connected

3. More accurate bpm readings of tracks in the 65 - 75 bracket....ie Genuwine Pony...its 71 but SL reads it as 142.....Obviously this won't be easy, but in an ideal world!!!!

4. Have scope signal error messages on a key in the set up screen....COS I DONT ALWAYS HAVE MY SSL BOOKLET ON ME!

5. Seamless transitions when playing a mix cd that has been seperated into tracks.

6. Better control of master and track gain switches....IT AINT EASY ON A TRACK PAD!!!


Me thinks thats it for now..but more to follow!!
DJ BIS 5:21 AM - 19 July, 2007
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Of course you should be able to turn on/off the artwork thumbnail feature, so guys who select via text only can do so - but this is for cats who select their tracks graphically (just like vinyl crates). When you spin vinyl, you are only seeing a few covers at a time whilst flipping through your crate, so any more would be a huge improvement over that. Either way you cut it, the scroll bar is your friend and solves everything by simply pressing up/down to fly through your cover art and select tracks VISUALLY based on cover art. I can't tell you how many tracks I know what sound like based solely on the artwork but have no idea who/what/where/when/why it was made. This would just put RSSL over the top and make for utopian track selection.


Totally agree with you on the whole visual bit. When I started with SSL I was scared cause I only knew where my stuff was based on my order and the way things *looked*. I had to get used to not having what you suggest. After almost a year now, I think I am ok...

damn computers.
ekwipt 7:17 AM - 19 July, 2007
If you delete from review window, track in crate goes back to grey

+ I'd like another column in the crate to tell if the tracks been played

+It automatically changes the order in the crate once played
Dax 4:58 PM - 19 July, 2007
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I have no interest in auto beatmixing, I will always prefer to do it myself. However, some sort of auto fade or gapless playback is needed. I do the occasional event that requires some sort of background music.


That sounds more reasonable to me.

The same as iTunes, you can set a start, stop and fade time.


the same as i-tunes!!!!! no thanks!
koolionyc 5:18 PM - 19 July, 2007
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It would make dinner music and cocktail music so much easier.


1- A function that would allow SSL to make Dinner and Cocktails.
:)
AKIEM 5:22 PM - 19 July, 2007
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the same as i-tunes!!!!! no thanks!


er, what then?
nik39 5:25 PM - 19 July, 2007
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1- A function that would allow SSL to make Dinner and Cocktails.

You mean cooking and stuff? Nice one :)
Andy S 5:53 PM - 19 July, 2007
first of thanks for a great product.



suggestion 1

been said a lot but i feel ssl needs something to bump up the

volume

i use the gain on the ssl channels and on my mixer which gets

satisfactory results but i feel it could do with a bit more

amplification from the box


i have a feeling you would only be able to acheve this by a hardware upgrade though (hope im wrong )



suggestion 2:

2 more decks

mabye a button to toggle between dek 1 and 3 and dek 2 and 4


thats it for me


video dont intrest me but it seem to interest everyone else



and please please please do not add vst support take a leaf from

proppellerheads book
Pete Moss 9:17 PM - 19 July, 2007
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the same as i-tunes!!!!! no thanks!

Had you read the rest of that post, you would have seen a special note about that attitude.
WarpNote 11:39 PM - 19 July, 2007
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Of course you should be able to turn on/off the artwork thumbnail feature, so guys who select via text only can do so - but this is for cats who select their tracks graphically (just like vinyl crates). When you spin vinyl, you are only seeing a few covers at a time whilst flipping through your crate, so any more would be a huge improvement over that. Either way you cut it, the scroll bar is your friend and solves everything by simply pressing up/down to fly through your cover art and select tracks VISUALLY based on cover art. I can't tell you how many tracks I know what sound like based solely on the artwork but have no idea who/what/where/when/why it was made. This would just put RSSL over the top and make for utopian track selection.

Soulsonica is right on the spot. I really NEED to browse covers. Made another mock up that resembles iTunes list view with covers (that saves some screen space for tracks with same cover...)
farm2.static.flickr.com
Dax 6:47 PM - 20 July, 2007
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the same as i-tunes!!!!! no thanks!

Had you read the rest of that post, you would have seen a special note about that attitude.


i just dont want i-tunes on my pc and hate that SSL has i-tunes suport.
it not a mac v's pc thing.i'm not going down that road!!!
AKIEM 7:35 PM - 20 July, 2007
um.
Pete Moss 8:26 PM - 20 July, 2007
When did I say anything about any feature that requires I-Tunes. I don't use it either, that's why I said I hated using a separate program.
remp 8:57 PM - 20 July, 2007
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1. Edit files (ie cue points and loops) withough having to hook up the box.


Yes !.. the ability to run internal mode from internal soundcard would be very helpful for preperation.
dj disturbed 1:43 AM - 21 July, 2007
Yeah auto beatmatching is the way to go... you can make it look something like this
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</sarcasm>
Dj Blaze 3:55 AM - 21 July, 2007
lol!
dj disturbed 3:58 AM - 21 July, 2007
oh... i also want to make muffins with it like this
home.triad.rr.com
Pete Moss 4:04 AM - 21 July, 2007
I hope it can pick out good songs for me to!
SpinThis! 7:25 AM - 21 July, 2007
those are some stretched muffins! ;)
Dj Blaze 7:35 AM - 26 July, 2007
I was thinking today as I was building some crates that it would be nice to be able to export crates to .m3u playlist or to be able to add highlighted tracks to Windows Media when ctl + o is used.

At this time when ctl + o is used only one track is added to Window Media even if two songs are highlighted. Another option I guess would be to drag a highlited track from SSL to Windows Media's Library where it could then be played or saved as .m3u. Just an idea, please feel free to add or criticize.
Dax 3:48 PM - 26 July, 2007
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I was thinking today as I was building some crates that it would be nice to be able to export crates to .m3u playlist or to be able to add highlighted tracks to Windows Media when ctl + o is used.

At this time when ctl + o is used only one track is added to Window Media even if two songs are highlighted. Another option I guess would be to drag a highlited track from SSL to Windows Media's Library where it could then be played or saved as .m3u. Just an idea, please feel free to add or criticize.


+1
why not have windows media surport as well as i-tunes.
i hate the way Serato endorses i-tunes and no other !!!
better still just drop i-tunes and forget about windows and make SSL do it all.
dj disturbed 5:08 PM - 26 July, 2007
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I was thinking today as I was building some crates that it would be nice to be able to export crates to .m3u playlist or to be able to add highlighted tracks to Windows Media when ctl + o is used.

At this time when ctl + o is used only one track is added to Window Media even if two songs are highlighted. Another option I guess would be to drag a highlited track from SSL to Windows Media's Library where it could then be played or saved as .m3u. Just an idea, please feel free to add or criticize.


+1
why not have windows media surport as well as i-tunes.
i hate the way Serato endorses i-tunes and no other !!!
better still just drop i-tunes and forget about windows and make SSL do it all.


+5 on SSL doing it all
dj friktion 12:40 PM - 28 July, 2007
When I had a pc the the decks were nice n big like 45 percent but on mac its 30 percent of the screen and should be 40 or 45 percent of the screen. There sould be an option to drag and make it bigger or a setting
DJ_Hotpoint 1:35 AM - 30 July, 2007
Also...A way to see/print a play list from a set...ie......

All tunes played last night between midnight and 2am......

Easy to do, awesome for dj's personal websites and myspaces.....
DJ BIS 9:47 AM - 30 July, 2007
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Also...A way to see/print a play list from a set...ie......

All tunes played last night between midnight and 2am......

Easy to do, awesome for dj's personal websites and myspaces.....


Thats a really good one, some Radio Dj's benefit from this as well.

+1
DJ BLACKGH 10:08 AM - 31 July, 2007
1. ability to play and scratch videos
2. a way to print play list
3.auto bpm /auto gain or loss
Toby82 11:03 AM - 31 July, 2007
Number 3 is implemented already for quite a long time now. Check the actual Version of SSL (1.7.2 at the moment).
SpinThis! 5:36 PM - 1 August, 2007
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windows media surport as well as i-tunes.i hate the way Serato endorses i-tunes and no other !!!

Better to support open formats (which is what iTunes supports) than some proprietary, junk format such as Windows Media. At least iTunes give you an option to convert your WM files to AAC or mp3.
DJ Nevoc 10:18 PM - 1 August, 2007
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Also...A way to see/print a play list from a set...ie......

All tunes played last night between midnight and 2am......

Easy to do, awesome for dj's personal websites and myspaces.....


Thats a really good one, some Radio Dj's benefit from this as well.







I've been saying this since 1.4

+1
DJ Infiniti 12:22 AM - 3 August, 2007
the other day i was on my couch and organizing my crates... i had traded a bunch of songs with a DJ buddy and i was going through the songs etc.. and i kept having to press ctrl + r and then double click the song to listen to it just so i could tell what folder i wanted to put it in, and i was thinking that there should be a setting that when the SSL box is not plugged in and if you double click a song.. it should play in windows media player or itunes or whatever.. its just helps instead of having to press ctrl + r and then click the song when the browser opens. sorry if this is a repeat post.
dj disturbed 1:10 AM - 3 August, 2007
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the other day i was on my couch and organizing my crates... i had traded a bunch of songs with a DJ buddy and i was going through the songs etc.. and i kept having to press ctrl + r and then double click the song to listen to it just so i could tell what folder i wanted to put it in, and i was thinking that there should be a setting that when the SSL box is not plugged in and if you double click a song.. it should play in windows media player or itunes or whatever.. its just helps instead of having to press ctrl + r and then click the song when the browser opens. sorry if this is a repeat post.


try hitting apple-o (if on mac) or control-o (if on PC) and it will do just what you are saying...... but I wish that you could play the track within SSL WITHOUT having to use a diff player when doing what you are saying
Toby82 5:58 AM - 3 August, 2007
that's definitly a MUST have. I could be a very simple player without pitch, ...
DJ BIS 9:13 AM - 3 August, 2007
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the other day i was on my couch and organizing my crates... i had traded a bunch of songs with a DJ buddy and i was going through the songs etc.. and i kept having to press ctrl + r and then double click the song to listen to it just so i could tell what folder i wanted to put it in, and i was thinking that there should be a setting that when the SSL box is not plugged in and if you double click a song.. it should play in windows media player or itunes or whatever.. its just helps instead of having to press ctrl + r and then click the song when the browser opens. sorry if this is a repeat post.


a pet-peeve of mine: people who don't even try to read the manual.
cappinkirk 5:15 PM - 3 August, 2007
like quicktime?? (thats what my mac does anyway) you can play it from the finder window.
fajardo 6:37 PM - 3 August, 2007
1. A SEARCH TOOL UNDER IMPORT " SO US DJ'S COULD SEARCH THROUGH MULTIPLE HARDDRIVES ALOT QUICKER "
deejayone 12:38 AM - 4 August, 2007
1.MIDI
2.intelligent*Playlist print with time brand and dubble* played songs list
3.finally buttons for autoloop
4.a real (i mean REAL) auto-gain (without building overview's again and ALL tracks the same level, in the last pb2 it wasnt improved* as well like i understand autogain...

i dont want to complain too mutch, cause it's still the only dj software who's runin well ! (trust me i know what i'm talking about... have alot dj friends who work that other shit and only hearing complaining about it even with MBpro or 4ghz PC laptop! :-)
DJ Infiniti 7:39 AM - 4 August, 2007
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a pet-peeve of mine: people who don't even try to read the manual.


no need for unecessary comments, so if i missed it in the manual.. i read that when i first got it, sorry i dont have it memorized like you DJ BIS. if u dont got anything postive to say, leave your comments out, this is a feature suggestion thread, not a thread for you to tell us your pet-peeves.

peace
dj disturbed 6:08 PM - 4 August, 2007
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a pet-peeve of mine: people who don't even try to read the manual.


no need for unecessary comments, so if i missed it in the manual.. i read that when i first got it, sorry i dont have it memorized like you DJ BIS. if u dont got anything postive to say, leave your comments out, this is a feature suggestion thread, not a thread for you to tell us your pet-peeves.

peace


its not that.... it that alotof us are tired of people who dont READ the manual and then asking for stuff thats already in the program.. like you said "this is a feature suggestion thread" not a Sugest a feature b/c its already in the program but I didnt read the updated manual and update release notes to figure that out b/c asking for it.
DJ D-Major 6:32 PM - 6 August, 2007
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instead you could set up a cue point at the place after you want to skip, that's what I do in that case. Then you just don't push it if you don't want to skip ahead.

skip out isn't logical since we have cue points we can set (if you have enough rhythm to push the button on beat that is)


The skip function is logical if you're doing super quick mixes all night. 90% of my gigs are in NYC and quick mixes are a must for the venues I play. I am always trying to keep pace up in my sets so it would be helpful for me. FYI: you can also just press the cue button over and over again instead of using a loop function... but that doesn't mean that the loop function isn't logical, Mr, Spock.
DJ BIS 2:25 AM - 8 August, 2007
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a pet-peeve of mine: people who don't even try to read the manual.


no need for unecessary comments, so if i missed it in the manual.. i read that when i first got it, sorry i dont have it memorized like you DJ BIS. if u dont got anything postive to say, leave your comments out, this is a feature suggestion thread, not a thread for you to tell us your pet-peeves.

peace


Well man, it is a "pet-peeve" cause Serato happens to be a pretty complex program when you come to it for the first time, its not a fun easy little toy that is plain and straight forward, you know that!

If you read about it and you forgot then that's cool, just read about it again! Lost your manual? Download the web/pdf version!
Or why not even do a search on the forum first? Lazy people, don't get the best of me or many other users in this forum as you can tell. And sometimes the truth hurts, but I am sure you won't be suggesting OLD ideas as NEW features anymore, eh? lol

Do your homework bro, that's all we are trying to say. Have fun SERATO'ing.
deepdjdanny 12:22 PM - 13 August, 2007
reading the manual is a +ve thing to say!
Dj Tage1 3:24 PM - 15 August, 2007
How about pitch adjustments of +8/+16/+24. Thats what I would most want to see added in Serato.

(I dont know if anyone else mentioned this, There is alot to this thread I couldnt read through it all. I apologize if this has been mentioned already).
Dj Tage1 3:39 PM - 15 August, 2007
Sorry I foget to include this in the last post.... but the the pitch adjustments would be great for the old school Tech 1200's guys like myself. I dont like CD players and I dont want to spend money on a new pair of TT with pitch adjustment on it. Plus, not every club I play at has modern equipment. Most NYC clubs seem to have Old Fashion Techniques 1200's. The Pitch adjustment plus all the other features that Serto has right now will help Keep the old school turntables around alot longer.
DJ BIS 6:20 AM - 16 August, 2007
Whoah, thats an interesting idea. I guess I will hold off spending 1G on M5G's?

Thanks Tage1.
Dj Tage1 7:20 PM - 16 August, 2007
What's Up BIS. I think thats feature request is probably the most needed one of all (my personal opinion). Pitch adjustments with the Pitch lock that serato has built in already would be so Killa for Dj's like myself that like to blend alot.
Dj Tage1 4:06 PM - 14 November, 2007
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How about pitch adjustments of +8/+16/+24. Thats what I would most want to see added in Serato.

(I dont know if anyone else mentioned this, There is alot to this thread I couldnt read through it all. I apologize if this has been mentioned already).




Any word on if this will ever be a feature that will be added to Serato? Can one of the moderators let me know.

Thanks,

Tage
DJ Tom B. (Booty Shakers) 9:14 PM - 14 November, 2007
New feature to be added?

Compare unnamed files to a wave bank the find the missing ID3 the way the INCREDIBLE Foobar does!!!

Other formats like MPC
+ Universal format converter for free

Fast writing matching the Itunes data base
So that when I records an album I don' have to retype 10 times every name, genre...

Doing a bigger Record & Save file Button!

Upgrading seriously the context menus!!

Allowing midi in & out to get external effects and sequencer and samplers and the beat!
Being able to record a whole side of an album (yes 30mn)
and then the soft would propose me the best editing by just detecting the silence between the tunes by a clever noise gate!!! GREAT!!!

Chosing where I record them, I don't want them on C: that means I can't partitionate my internal HD, and can't record my vinyls directly in my external HD!!

Detecting the BPM directly when I record vinyls...

Having a BPM figure that can be 2 different BPMs!!!
Most old tracks are not at 1 BPM, the guitarist would come at 90 then the drummer 93, the chorus 96 the outro 105
Or rockets like 100 to 130 like Jacksons enjoy yourself?

Recording directly in WAV and not in AIFF, is it already possible?
It would allow me to burn cds of my recorded vinyls easier!

Leaving the windows bar at the bottom and Serato in a normal window not a special one that obliges me to press the windows key to recover the sight of the bottom bar!

Adapting a minimalist tempo mixer!! It already time stretches so that one should be easy guys! it would allow us to load a few tracks on each virtual deck and go and chat that beautiful lady over there!

That's my first mail after 2 days recording my vinyls, no mixes yet!
djtom_b@yahoo.fr
www.myspace.com
nik39 11:25 AM - 15 November, 2007
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New feature to be added?

Compare unnamed files to a wave bank the find the missing ID3 the way the INCREDIBLE Foobar does!!!

Other formats like MPC
+ Universal format converter for free

Fast writing matching the Itunes data base
So that when I records an album I don' have to retype 10 times every name, genre...

Doing a bigger Record & Save file Button!

Upgrading seriously the context menus!!

Allowing midi in & out to get external effects and sequencer and samplers and the beat!
Being able to record a whole side of an album (yes 30mn)
and then the soft would propose me the best editing by just detecting the silence between the tunes by a clever noise gate!!! GREAT!!!

Chosing where I record them, I don't want them on C: that means I can't partitionate my internal HD, and can't record my vinyls directly in my external HD!!

Detecting the BPM directly when I record vinyls...

Having a BPM figure that can be 2 different BPMs!!!
Most old tracks are not at 1 BPM, the guitarist would come at 90 then the drummer 93, the chorus 96 the outro 105
Or rockets like 100 to 130 like Jacksons enjoy yourself?

Recording directly in WAV and not in AIFF, is it already possible?
It would allow me to burn cds of my recorded vinyls easier!

Leaving the windows bar at the bottom and Serato in a normal window not a special one that obliges me to press the windows key to recover the sight of the bottom bar!

Adapting a minimalist tempo mixer!! It already time stretches so that one should be easy guys! it would allow us to load a few tracks on each virtual deck and go and chat that beautiful lady over there!

That's my first mail after 2 days recording my vinyls, no mixes yet!
djtom_b@yahoo.fr
www.myspace.com

Nice to see someone is writing all suggestions in one post... I think it would help if you post your ideas in seperated threads, really! That way we (the users) can show support for you ideas, b/c this thread her is actually about "Vote for your top 3 (three) feature suggestions!"
DJ TONY LITTLE 5:33 PM - 16 December, 2007
It isn't right that you can only use the Video feature and Record if you have the TTM57SL Mixer. Myself and alot of other dj's aren't about to go spend $1,500 on a mixer just so we can use the video feature. Rane needs to make a SSL Version where we can use the Video and Record feature with the regular SSL Interface Box. I know alot of dj's are going to be complaining soon.
DJ BLACKGH 1:41 AM - 17 December, 2007
I agree with you a hundred percent,if Serato knew some features were going to be exclusive to TTM57SL , the Serato company should have given DJ's the options to choose. Rane should make this video and record feature available to SSL Box too. i know a lot of DJ's are gonna join this wagon.
bourbonstmc 3:12 AM - 17 December, 2007
As to the most recent posts in this thread:

Video? Don't care.

Windows Media support in addition to iTunes, whatever. Instead of iTunes? Fuggetaboutit!



As far as the original topic & format of the thread:


1. PLAY COUNT!
2. export library, crates, review, etc. as text file
3. Did I mention PLAY COUNT?!!!


www.scratchlive.net
Dax 10:35 AM - 17 December, 2007
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It isn't right that you can only use the Video feature and Record if you have the TTM57SL Mixer. Myself and alot of other dj's aren't about to go spend $1,500 on a mixer just so we can use the video feature. Rane needs to make a SSL Version where we can use the Video and Record feature with the regular SSL Interface Box. I know alot of dj's are going to be complaining soon.


i can never seeing it working with just SSL1,
if you want video just sell your mixer & SSL1 and upgrade to the 57.


i wont be compalaning,i'm happy with what i can do with my 56+SSL,and its cool that it gets updated with new tools with every update
but if i ever need a new mixer ,i'll be getting a 57.
Drimachus 11:46 AM - 17 December, 2007
1. Cue points adjusted for color-blindedness. (i.e. put that red one at the other end)
2. A nice easy to use drag and drop effects box.
3. More cue points. Maybe it's just me but I've never used more than two loops, but i could use about eight cue points.
Idlemind1999 2:48 PM - 17 December, 2007
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3. More cue points. Maybe it's just me but I've never used more than two loops, but i could use about eight cue points.


I agree, but having less of one desn't "make room" for the others. On the 57 I suppose there could be the equivalent of a "SHIFT" button to enable a second bank of cuepoints. Or they could just leave it to be controlled by a MIDI device.
ToneEP 7:53 PM - 17 December, 2007
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3. More cue points. Maybe it's just me but I've never used more than two loops, but i could use about eight cue points.


I agree, but having less of one desn't "make room" for the others. On the 57 I suppose there could be the equivalent of a "SHIFT" button to enable a second bank of cuepoints. Or they could just leave it to be controlled by a MIDI device.


The modifier key idea is good. It makes me think of those 6-button car radios that can store 12 & 18 presets for FM stations. It doesn't have to be limited to the 57 though (that'd be downright wrong). Keyboard shortcuts can stay 1-5 for the left deck and a modifier key like Alt/Option... that would make 10 cue points. I can even stencil the blue numbers on the KB Cover for my macbook.
Konix 8:06 PM - 17 December, 2007
The problem with modifier keys, especially for the cue points, is that ctrl+1,2,3,etc is already used (to set cue points), alt+1,2,3 is already used (for auto loops),and shift+1,2,3 is already used (to trigger cue points). Plus, what would the keyboard shorcuts be for cues 6-10?

However, I like the second bank idea and would solve all the above issues. All you would need is a button around the cue area on the GUI to select bank 1 (cues 1-5) or bank 2 (cues 6-10). All the keyboard shortcuts and modifiers wouldn't be affected and in fact would be the same.
nik39 8:12 PM - 17 December, 2007
Konix, I think they are talking about a modifier "key" on the TTM57.
Konix 8:20 PM - 17 December, 2007
Well, either way, I like the bank 1/2 idea. That way it can be used by both SL1 and 57 users.
Idlemind1999 8:55 PM - 17 December, 2007
I was reading over my post... theres a word missing on at the beginning of the 57 sentence. "Like..." I meant a modifier LIKE on the 57 (Loop mode to record mode, to deck mode" It doesnt matter where the modifier button is. Could be on the GUI, on the KB, 57, MIDI or something.
remp 11:35 PM - 19 December, 2007
Now that you have the Midi option, would make sense to have 3 band eq, volume, and other mixer related options included in the interface allowing you to play from internal mode with a midi controller and nothing else.

If not all the time, maybe there could be a "midi mode" where these options would be available.
Pete Moss 11:41 PM - 19 December, 2007
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Now that you have the Midi option, would make sense to have 3 band eq, volume, and other mixer related options included in the interface allowing you to play from internal mode with a midi controller and nothing else.

If not all the time, maybe there could be a "midi mode" where these options would be available.


Are you trying to eliminate your mixer to?
remp 11:54 PM - 19 December, 2007
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Now that you have the Midi option, would make sense to have 3 band eq, volume, and other mixer related options included in the interface allowing you to play from internal mode with a midi controller and nothing else.

If not all the time, maybe there could be a "midi mode" where these options would be available.


Are you trying to eliminate your mixer to?


Yes.. laptop in internal mode / midi controller..

Seems like they are commng out with alot of midi controllers geared toward torque and tractor etc... serato should have enough options to go that route as well.

I probably wouldn't go that route in the clubs, but would be great option for the occasional mobile gig etc. eliminatig the need for many "pounds" of gear
DJ Nevoc 12:01 AM - 20 December, 2007
Drop Assignment on Midi, So I could press a button during a mix and have it use a Drop, or something else.
pistone 12:09 AM - 20 December, 2007
I use the browser and find all the time and it bothers me that my search term disappears when I switch between crates, playlists and all.
LazyGun 9:44 AM - 21 December, 2007
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I know this came up a few times before, but how about:

*HIDE WAVEFORMS?

Sometimes I just want to hear the beat and not look at those waveforms...it can be a habit.


I actually second that!! This feature could come in handy for freeing up space for other things... I.E. Swap WAV view for EFX, ect.


Not to mention the lowered CPU stress it would mean, which in turn might make it possible to lower the latency on low end machines.


yups.. i think its one of the oldest suggestions next to subcrates


This.
Daim 11:47 AM - 21 December, 2007
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I know this came up a few times before, but how about:

*HIDE WAVEFORMS?

Sometimes I just want to hear the beat and not look at those waveforms...it can be a habit.


I actually second that!! This feature could come in handy for freeing up space for other things... I.E. Swap WAV view for EFX, ect.


+1

Not to mention the lowered CPU stress it would mean, which in turn might make it possible to lower the latency on low end machines.


yups.. i think its one of the oldest suggestions next to subcrates


This.
Scratchin Dutchman 3:23 PM - 17 January, 2008
1: Multitracking (most important)
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73: Pitch-lock (changing the key of a track while keeping the tempo constant/ opposit of key-lock...as discussed elsewhere in the forum)
74: Nomalize function for recorded tracks
75: keep on working on stability and speed (of the already good 1.8)
dj cubicle 10:41 PM - 17 January, 2008
Not ITCH.
DJ BIS 12:20 AM - 18 January, 2008
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1: Multitracking (most important)
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73: Pitch-lock (changing the key of a track while keeping the tempo constant/ opposit of key-lock...as discussed elsewhere in the forum)
74: Nomalize function for recorded tracks
75: keep on working on stability and speed (of the already good 1.8)



????
DJ_Mike_Coquilla 7:59 PM - 18 January, 2008
itch-lock
DJ d.range 11:18 PM - 18 January, 2008
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itch-lock


lmao
Thundercat 4:10 PM - 19 January, 2008
Bumping for:

1) Split Cue
2) Firmware update for fader curves on the 57
3) The ability to un-green individual files in lieu of an intelligent auto-green.
Dizz 2:59 AM - 20 January, 2008
bump
1. Line fader curves like vestax,
2. flex fx return level switch/pad (to bring down kp3 input gain so it doesnt distort)
Word
Watchwww.youtube.com
skinnyguy 5:02 AM - 20 January, 2008
split cue! oh yea!
Pete Moss 9:06 PM - 20 January, 2008
Would everyone PLEASE stop asking for split cue!!!! Buy a new mixer if you need split cue. I see no way a software split cue could work with a mixer.
nik39 9:11 PM - 20 January, 2008
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Would everyone PLEASE stop asking for split cue!!!! Buy a new mixer if you need split cue. I see no way a software split cue could work with a mixer.

Pete, people are asking for Split Cue for the TTM57SL, which is almost completely a digital mixer. Therefor Cue Split is possible in theory.
DJ Infiniti 12:57 AM - 21 January, 2008
what is split cue?
DJ BIS 3:29 AM - 21 January, 2008
THIS is a necessity:

scratchlive.net
Pete Moss 12:59 PM - 21 January, 2008
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Pete, people are asking for Split Cue for the TTM57SL, which is almost completely a digital mixer. Therefor Cue Split is possible in theory.


My bad nik, I always forget that some of you guys have that (no one I know has one). I also didn't realize that any 1500+ dollar mixer on this earth wouldn't have such an obvious feature, but how would you add it to an existing product.
DJ SKYWALKER 4:36 AM - 22 January, 2008
pitch lock! pitch lock!!!

pitch lock is a MUST on any basic dj software!! this is a basic feature that comes pretty much standard on any dj'ing c.d. player you buy it holds the pitch of the voice, when u spped it up or slow it down the voice stays the same pitch.... so it doesnt sound like alvin and the chipmunks or like biggie with a tooth ache(too slow)!! would be like the icing on the cake for this program i'm telling you!!!

PLEASE, PLEASE!!!!!!!
DJ SKYWALKER 4:39 AM - 22 January, 2008
the ablility to configure b.p.m.'s!! that would be nice also ...another basic feature that is usually standard!!
AKIEM 4:52 AM - 22 January, 2008
what do you mean "configure b.p.m.'s"???

we already have pitch lock
Thundercat 6:21 AM - 22 January, 2008
I think Skywalker was making a joke of some sort since we already have both pitch lock and auto bpm.
skinnyguy 7:29 AM - 22 January, 2008
sounds like a troublemaker to me
nik39 8:08 AM - 22 January, 2008
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I think Skywalker was making a joke

+1
DJ BIS 8:24 AM - 22 January, 2008
+24 / +50 / +100 w/ Serato Pitch Correction plugin!

ALL THE WAY!
Samuel 8:40 AM - 23 January, 2008
just this would be perfect for me

scratchlive.net
Funkytownstopsix 9:13 PM - 23 January, 2008
1. Record Video like you do your other mixes (that might mean a TTM58)

2. Fix master tempo or Keylock from wavering and being distorted .

3. Add and imports favorites so I don't have keep doing all those clicks
to find folders, will make it faster to find songs.

4. Faster start up time.

5. Make it impossible to auto sync or beat match, if ever asked for via forums
make it so that the program will delete itself off their computer leaving a
black screen with letters saying NOT FOR FAKERS.
Toby82 10:10 PM - 23 January, 2008
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Fix master tempo or Keylock from wavering and being distorted .

+1

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Make it impossible to auto sync or beat match, if ever asked for via forums
make it so that the program will delete itself off their computer leaving a
black screen with letters saying NOT FOR FAKERS.

LOL
DJ McCoY since1986 3:08 AM - 24 January, 2008
I've been djing for 20+ I would add
1. Better Quaility of sound
2. Recording feature if will not put to much load on unit(Laptop)
A lot of these other problems that I've read, I haven't experience. Maybe because I am old school Hip Hop DJ. a Mixer, 2 turntables and Skillzzz and now 10 less crates to carry around!
Serato: Big Ups to making a product that will carry the same status as the Technics 1200 has for the last 20 years. BUT, For these cats that want features that suppliment real DJ skillzz. FKem. "Auto Beat match" wtf You can make a CD in itunes and Play it. Go to school, pay someone to train you on this craft. They will most likely undercut the real deal because they have not put in the sweat and time in thier craft, so then they don't know the real value of a DJ.

Also for the people that have problems. I bought a Laptop exclusively for serato and thats it. That may fix alot of problems. Do you use your Mixer or turntable for anything else. Now this is a part of hardware in DJing now. I have not experienced not one, And I MEAN NOT ONE problem since converting to serato.
A Gemini Mixer which I will be upgrading to Rane TTM 57SL or Pioneer DJM-909
2 Technic 1200's
Roland SP-404 Sampler for effects
Dell Inspiron 6000
AND 10+ LESS CRATES TO CARRY
If you like to see how a Real DJ does it
www.youtube.com
djmccoysince1986
Holla
DJ McCoY since1986 3:10 AM - 24 January, 2008
Oh Serato needs to send DJ Jazzy Jeff a Check. He is the reason why most of the dj's I know has bought into Serato.
DJ McCoY since1986 3:13 AM - 24 January, 2008
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I've been djing for 20+ I would add
1. Better Quaility of sound
2. Recording feature if will not put to much load on unit(Laptop)
A lot of these other problems that I've read, I haven't experience. Maybe because I am old school Hip Hop DJ. a Mixer, 2 turntables and Skillzzz and now 10 less crates to carry around!
Serato: Big Ups to making a product that will carry the same status as the Technics 1200 has for the last 20 years. BUT, For these cats that want features that suppliment real DJ skillzz. FKem. "Auto Beat match" wtf You can make a CD in itunes and Play it. Go to school, pay someone to train you on this craft. They will most likely undercut the real deal because they have not put in the sweat and time in thier craft, so then they don't know the real value of a DJ.

Also for the people that have problems. I bought a Laptop exclusively for serato and thats it. That may fix alot of problems. Do you use your Mixer or turntable for anything else. Now this is a part of hardware in DJing now. I have not experienced not one, And I MEAN NOT ONE problem since converting to serato.
A Gemini Mixer which I will be upgrading to Rane TTM 57SL or Pioneer DJM-909
2 Technic 1200's
Roland SP-404 Sampler for effects
Dell Inspiron 6000
AND 10+ LESS CRATES TO CARRY
If you like to see how a Real DJ does it
www.youtube.com
djmccoysince1986
Holla

Oh yeah and More Cue Points I can do my on loops.
DJ McCoY since1986 3:16 AM - 24 January, 2008
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Vote for your top 3 feature suggestions!

eg:
1. Subcrates
2. Key lock
3. A better review/history function

3, more cue points, mix record center
Pete Moss 4:23 AM - 24 January, 2008
A little off point, but.....

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I've been djing for 20+ I would add
1. Better Quaility of sound.............[have a] A Gemini Mixer
djmccoysince1986
Holla


A. The quality of sound depends on the files.
B. After 20+ years, you should already have a better mixer than that; I don't expect a Gemini to sound very good regardless of source.

PeteMosssince1993
Funkytownstopsix 5:23 AM - 24 January, 2008
Amen DJ McCoy,,,,although I got rid of my 1200's for 1210's then for CDJ's I know what its like to carry those damn milk crates. An u are correct I brought this software only because of Jazzy Jeff. Now I admit it sure is nice to just carry an extra laptop and extra drive.....and 20 less crates.
syzmix 1:04 PM - 25 January, 2008
I too brought serato after watching jazzy jeff just by chance, i was going to get the 1200dz (glad i didn't) Anyway my feature suggestion is to display the BPM to 2 decimal places
eg: 129.56 instead of 130
DJ_Mike_Coquilla 8:56 PM - 25 January, 2008
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itch-lock


lmao


Auto-Split-itch
dj disturbed 12:32 AM - 26 January, 2008
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itch-lock


lmao


Auto-Split-itch


Auto-Scratch-My-ITCHy-Balls
DJ MouseAT 2:12 PM - 26 January, 2008
OK, it's been a while, so time to repeat what I've said before:

1. FLAC or Apple lossless support
2. Don't turn tracks green as soon as they're loaded into a player. I'd rather they didn't change colour at all than have the system we have now. The current system is misleading, as it tells me I've played tracks that I've never played live. I'm looking at alternative software for precisely this reason.
3. Auto-cue to the beginning of the audio in internal and relative mode.
syzmix 2:29 PM - 26 January, 2008
To turn all the tracks back to white just click review then click clear.
Pete Moss 12:43 AM - 27 January, 2008
If you unload the track with ctrl+z, it goes back to white. They did that because people seemed to take issue with your same reason.
DJ BIS 12:30 PM - 27 January, 2008
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I too brought serato after watching jazzy jeff just by chance, i was going to get the 1200dz (glad i didn't) Anyway my feature suggestion is to display the BPM to 2 decimal places
eg: 129.56 instead of 130


For normal DJing this would not be necessary. It has been discussed before. Just do a quick search.

1.8 actually does create a BPM with decimals, just click on the BPM of the song and you will see the decimals.
ekwipt 10:22 AM - 28 January, 2008
A way to move the start and end position of a loop/cue with a midi assignable rotarty or slider

A way to scroll through the loop numbers rather than using the left right buttons on either side

Transifier to be able to be assigned to a rotary and slider, and to be able to move to a shorter or longer loop length with the one slider/rotary

A way to be able to move from one bpm loop to another with a slider/rotary, for example 1-2-4-8-4-2-1-1/2-1/4 etc.
syzmix 10:48 AM - 28 January, 2008
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I too brought serato after watching jazzy jeff just by chance, i was going to get the 1200dz (glad i didn't) Anyway my feature suggestion is to display the BPM to 2 decimal places
eg: 129.56 instead of 130


For normal DJing this would not be necessary. It has been discussed before. Just do a quick search.

1.8 actually does create a BPM with decimals, just click on the BPM of the song and you will see the decimals.



I know that, I want it to display on all tracks permanently. It suits my style of quick mixing better, that's the way i normally play.
DJ BIS 1:24 AM - 29 January, 2008
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I too brought serato after watching jazzy jeff just by chance, i was going to get the 1200dz (glad i didn't) Anyway my feature suggestion is to display the BPM to 2 decimal places
eg: 129.56 instead of 130


For normal DJing this would not be necessary. It has been discussed before. Just do a quick search.

1.8 actually does create a BPM with decimals, just click on the BPM of the song and you will see the decimals.



I know that, I want it to display on all tracks permanently. It suits my style of quick mixing better, that's the way i normally play.


Geez, the quicker you are mixing the less you are paying attention to decimals, no?
Funkytownstopsix 9:08 PM - 30 January, 2008
DJ BIS,,,,you got a point.. : ) I like fast mixing as well and I think that decimals don't matter in fast mixing anyway. Just me!!!! Like DJ BIS said I don't have time to look anyway. But after many years of doing my craft I know by ear what's going on without looking but by listing. Either way if they added it, I'm sure it would be a help someone and hurt others,,,,,shit it's the American Way.
syzmix 10:17 AM - 31 January, 2008
I thought this was a feature suggestion post not a justify to everyone why you want that feature. I agree accuracy is not such an issue at say 133 bpm but at 55 bpm it makes a big difference. you pitch up or down just 1 bpm on a faster record and you don't notice, do it on a slower record and you here a major difference. 54.5 bpm an 55.0 bpm both read 55 bpm so when doing acapella and instrumental mashups doesn't always sound as tight as it could without extra on the fly correction. i have always done my bpm's that way and would like to see it in serato. if you don't want to do i