glos vegas wrote:
I have a few questions about time coded vinyl I think a few of you will know.
1) Can you use any brand of time coded vinyl (tcv) with any program? i.e. could you use a traktor tcv with serato, or vdj? For example: A Rene vinyl, running VDJ being split with the traktor hardware? Or do they all have to be the same manufacture?
2) Do you need a pretty much otherwise crap free computer to run your chosen program smoothly?
3) Is the BPM monitor in the programs that run the vinyl as reliable(or unreliable if you're using ripped mp3s) as the ones on CDJs?
4) Has anyone had any experience with cracked software, good or bad?
Thanks in advance
I think the timecode is specific to the brand.
Having less stuff operating on your computer can only help, but you can adjust buffering (in serato) to compensate.
BPM monitoring is fairly good, but probably relates to the bpm it analysed at first, calculating the change based on the pitch. Don't notice wild differences between what is shown in serato and the bpm count on my pioneer 600.
serato software is free, so why bother? it's the hardware you buy.