Re: What DJ software do you use?
Couple of comments:
For video overlay stuff we use Pro Presenter from renewed vision also, link above. I don’t use it, but thats what they AV guys use at our church when we are playing. I’ve checked it out it is pretty awesome what it can do.
I have Torq with an Xponent. I will say it awesome and I have had some serious fun with it but…It has some big drawbacks though. First is you end up with a separate file for every track that has to be in the same directory that has the metadata in it. Other software uses a single directory for this.
The lamest thing is you can’t run the software at all unless the Xponent is plugged in. So if you want to like manage your library or create playlists you can’t do it from say an airplane (unless you had your Xponent..LOL) It does read in iTunes library info and you can access iTunes playlists which is cool, but I hate iTunes so there is that.
Another drawback is it is only two decks, but it does have a pretty sweet interface for playing samples.
Other DJ Software Controllers:
There are two new controllers out there that look D-O-P-E!
Traktor has a new controller developed by Native Instruments (who make Traktor) it looks legit. Traktor Kontrol S4. Four decks. Total control, built in HQ sound interface.
If you were made of money the hands down sweetest thing on the planet right now is the Xone DX from Allen and Heath:
It is an Itch controller but costs like $1200.
The best thing about using Serrato is that they just developed this thing called the “Bridge.” It will connect Ableton and Serrato. So you can have Ableton running in one of your decks and being CONTROLLED via the deck controls. If that doesn’t make you head explode I don’t know what would. Think about and APC40 controlling Live running on Deck 4 in Itch coming of the XONE DX. Yah like $2k later you would have one mind bending setup.