What’s up everyone? In today’s segment we are going to join NYC’s own Dirty Digits and dive into the world of Digital DJ’ing. In this video, Digits demonstrates how to properly execute One Turntable Mixing in Serato Scratch Live by using the “Reverse Input” feature and by also using Instant Doubles.
You may be asking yourself, why would I need to learn this? Well, it’s pretty simple. You never know what can happen at a gig and you may damage a needle, or a turntable could not work properly, and the worst thing you can do is to do nothing at all and panic. One Turntable Mixing allows you to control both virtual decks in Scratch Live with one Turntable. Ok, let’s take a step-by-step look into how this all works.
1. Make sure that Virtual Deck 1 is set to INT (Internal Mode) and Virtual Deck 2 is set to REL (Relative Mode).
2. Next, load songs into your virtual decks.
3. Play Virtual Deck 1that is in INT mode first.
4. Mix in the next song that is on VD 2 REL (Virtual Deck 2 Relative).
5. Once you have successfully finished the mix, move to the very top of the screen and locate the “Input Reverse button” (it has L/R in the button).
6. Tap the button and you will see the virtual decks flip from REL to INT and vice versa.
7. Now you should be controlling VD 1 and VD 2 should be in INT. Load a new song, mix and once finished, hit the Input Reverse button again, which will return you back to how you started off.
8. And that’s it. You will still have to respect the “Mixer Rules” when doing this. What this means is, VD 1 will always be Channel 1 on your mixer and VD 2 will always be Channel 2 on the mixer. Your cross fader movement will also stay the same.
Another way, that is a bit easier to do, is to turn on the “Instant Doubles” feature located in your Setup Screen, under the “Playback” tab. Follow the same steps above but once you get to step 4 follow these directions:
1. Once you have finished the mix, whatever song is playing on VD 2, simply drag the track from the deck and drop it into VD 1. Make sure the INT side is already playing and the pitches are identical. Also make sure your volume and EQs are equal as well. At this time, both Virtual Decks should be playing the same song at the SAME EXACT time.
2. Close your fader to the INT side, and now you are free to use the turntable again for VD 2.
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