Which one you like has more to do with legacy what did you start out with and the gear at hand. Now I run both Traktor and Live side-by-side, and I get mostly the best of both worlds. Logic Pro X Ableton Sampling Ableton- Automatic warp and the vast amount of audio effects helps you get the job done the right way fast. Traktor allows for multiple Beat Grids in a single track. You can rearrange a song pretty handily.
This is a great way to get an idea out of your head fast! If you're prone to distraction or perfectionism you might find yourself endlessly tweaking and customizing your project instead of actually producing. You can jump right in and not have to worry about your set list and things like that. It also goes without saying to remove or turn off any devices not being used. I use both, just to because I am gear hear. Using both together combines the strengths of each platform, but with very few disadvantages.
It could be argued that versions of Ableton Live prior to Live 10 could have done with a face-lift, which is essentially exactly what happened in Live 10. When the original track was created, it was sent out to a high quality mastering engineer, and the process can never be recreated. Support the artists who make the music and software you use. The edit counter allows for us to see the exact start time, end time and length of any selection we make or we can use it to create specific selections on a track. I think this is how they prevent piracy.
In Ableton, this sort of task would require very little extra work from the user. What id I want to use Reaktor as another track while playing a control some parameters inside Reaktor while performing - will Traktor allow this? B, I have nothing to prove to anyone trying to beat match. Pro Tools is designed with console recording in mind, which may be a huge reason as to why it is a mainstay in most studios. Logic Pro has a much greater choice for stock instruments and it is clear that a lot of time has been spent to create the presets and channel strips. Whilst this algorithm can sometimes get it disastrously wrong it can be used as a great creative tool to come up with new ideas and is also something we use to extract timing values as well as harmonies and melodies from sampled material. I'd like to play around with hip hop beats and Balkan music, swing beats and old jazz.
Or, if you have a friend that uses ableton, they'll be able to show you how to warp fairly quickly. If you are using lots of external plugins you may find that there is no actual requirement to upgrade your current version of Live. You can mix two tracks and layer samples, mash up multitracks, and so on in a focused environment. The Bridge is to all intents and purposes dead and buried. It has a greater number of cue points available than Scratch Live, and its beat gridding and syncing options facilitate super tight mixing. And i use an x1 for traktor. You need to go with what you know best! If I remember correctly this is global so it will effect what ever clip you have selected.
This makes sense since it can do so much more. Take a look around for a controller that really grabs your attention. Here are five typical scenarios. Performance considerations I have managed to get the above setup working on a somewhat old Macbook Pro a 2x2. I personally use Ableton for a number of reasons.
However, Traktor has a demo version, so why not try it? The only thing that really matters is picking good songs and building great sets. It pays dividends to learn the shortcuts for each application or look at getting a keyboard overlay to help you. I also like being able to split up tracks into small chunks, but I guess you can do that in Traktor too. These are great to use straight out the box and require little to no tweaking. That all said, it doesn't seem very easy, or for that matter intuitive to perform inside Ableton anyway. For those that use analogue hardware drum machines like the Roland Tr8.
The majority of new producers jump into this decision either without doing enough prior research or by simply basing their decision on what their friends and fellow producers are using at the time. However, I had problems with Soundflower dropping audio after some hours of playback. Look out Ableton, Traktor might take your job soon. I've used it the most so I'll write the most about it. Alternatively, you could look into Traktor and if you like the idea of scratching, Scratch Live or Traktor Scratch for its huge effects power and cue point juggling possibilities. The that Native Instruments has developed completely addresses these needs and others quite well.