Hey hey! Welcome to episode 7 of #askShortE, where I answer your questions on scratching and life!
In this episode we talk:
- Staying creative.
- A boyfriend offer!
- Serato vs Traktor Vinyl Responsiveness.
- Where to find sweet vocal samples.
- Visiting Winnipeg.
Show notes / things I mentioned to help you
My fav resources for getting creative
I read a heap of books which helps me with my creative process. Here are my top recommendations.
- The War of Art – Steven Pressfield
- Do the Work – Steven Pressfield
- Turning Pro – Steven Pressfield
- Steal Like an Artist – Austin Kleon
- Show your work – Austin Kleon
- Burning Questions video series – James Victore
Serato vs Traktor
A great breakdown from the main man Q.
Calibrating Serato Official Guides
3 great articles and a video to help you setup Serato DJ / Scratch Live:
- Pro tip: DVS Calibration & Setup For Serato DJ
- How to calibrate Serato DJ
- How to Calibrate Scratch Live
VERY IMPORTANT NOTE: I aim to have my USB Buffer Size (Latency) slider set all the way to the left for maximum responsiveness for scratching. I’m currently using Scratch Live.
Serato DJ Intro processes audio data in small chunks. When smaller chunks are used, the movement of the platter is translated into audio more often, which results in a lower overall system latency. However, this requires more processing power and therefore a higher CPU load, so lower buffer size settings require a more powerful computer to produce uninterrupted audio. If you want tighter control, you should try decreasing this setting, on the other hand, if you experience audio dropouts, you need to increase this setting (or use a more powerful computer).
Awesome vocal sample vinyl to scratch with
- Combinations From The Masters
- Enter the Scratch Game 1
- Enter the Scratch Game 2
- Enter the Scratch Game 3
- Scratch Library A-M
- Scratch Library N-Z
Thanks for the questions everyone, keep sending them in!
- Diego <3
What questions do you want to ask me about scratching and DJing?
Extra points and high fives all round if you record a question with you on camera and post it publicly. I’ll be prioritising answers to video questions so get creative!
Let’s have some FUN!
Happy Scratching! 😀
– Emma Short-E