Serato Software Feature Suggestions

What features would you like to see in Serato software?

Adjustable start time of timecode

nik39 7:30 PM - 28 June, 2004
Any chance to get a adjustable start time preference for the timecode? (like when the first 5 seconds of the vinyl is all worn out, I would like to be able to adjust the time so the timecode starts at +5seconds.)
feniks 8:18 PM - 28 June, 2004
this is actually a good idea. one thing i've noticed is that the timecode on the SL records starts RIGHT at the edge of the record which can sometimes make a little hard to needle drop right at the start of the song. anyone else noticed this? also, after many hours of cuing in the same spot the SL records are bound to wear out. this would allow much more extended use from the records IMO.
J-BRAVO 8:29 PM - 28 June, 2004
relative mode does this well - i cut and scratch a lot and since trying this mode i dont really use absolute anymore. but it means that you do need some access to the computer to click on markers/cue points etc.
Shaun W 10:02 PM - 28 June, 2004
FYI Seratto Scratch LIVE uses a "control signal" and not a timecode. =) Just thought I would share that information with you all.
feniks 10:22 PM - 28 June, 2004
ooops....my bad. don't want any legal issues here. :) hahaha
nik39 11:09 PM - 28 June, 2004
Hehe, thats just names... :-P
nik39 2:06 AM - 9 July, 2004
I spun yesterday, and recognized how important it is to have this adjustable timecode starting offset!
because sometimes on my machine it happens that SSL is in the middle of the track, so it decoded some seconds back from the middle and some seconds ahead (buffered decoding), now when i set the needle to the beginning it needs some time to recognize (cause there is no timecode in the lead-in of the vinyl) where it is, then it recognized the changed location of the needle, then it starts to decode the beginning and then it missed the few seconds of the track. Makes sense?
BadCompany 6:08 AM - 9 July, 2004
i thought that was already going to be implemented...
Sam 12:03 AM - 10 July, 2004
Off set of start time is planned for a future version
AJ 11:43 AM - 17 July, 2004
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now when i set the needle to the beginning it needs some time to recognize (cause there is no timecode in the lead-in of the vinyl) where it is, then it recognized the changed location of the needle, then it starts to decode the beginning and then it missed the few seconds of the track.

Actually there is control signal in the lead-in of the record. At least 3 seconds of signal is encoded before the zero-mark of your records, which is plenty of time for the softawre to load the beginning of the song. If you put the needle in the lead-in you should see that it loads the audio before it reaches the beginning.
nik39 12:59 PM - 17 July, 2004
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Actually there is control signal in the lead-in of the record. At least 3 seconds of signal is encoded before the zero-mark of your records, which is plenty of time for the softawre to load the beginning of the song. If you put the needle in the lead-in you should see that it loads the audio before it reaches the beginning.


Yeah, I just recently realized that there is timecode in the lead in grooves... It looked like this was a problem with some VBR mp3s, and it looked yesterday to be fixed with 1107, but I will have a closer look at it today.
tashafa 1:37 PM - 19 July, 2004
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FYI Seratto Scratch LIVE uses a "control signal" and not a timecode. =) Just thought I would share that information with you all.
nik39 6:57 PM - 19 July, 2004
Different name for nearly the same thing, at least the same thing when it comes to its purpose.
Steve W 11:45 PM - 19 July, 2004
See scratchlive.net for a brief outline of what's on the Scratch LIVE vinyl.