Unfortunately, no comparison table will ever be able to tell you exactly which platform is best for each DJ. A large part of a DJ’s decision will be made by the hardware they wish to use and the style of music they want to play. With Serato having a great background with turntablists and Traktor with producers, each platform certainly suits a different style.
In the past changing from one software to another was a significant undertaking, with analysation and performance data such as hot cues not being transferable. Fortunately, we now have dedicated tools such as Rekordbuddy 2 and The DJ Conversion Utility to help transfer libraries from one software to another with minimal fuss. So if you are curious about another software, download a free trial and see what works best for you.
Serato DJ Pro
Pro’s – Ease of use, powerful library management, a wide variety of hardware
Con’s – Limited to officially supported hardware
Pro’s – Class-leading hardware, Most powerful library management
Con’s – Subscription Only Plans, Confusing settings, Cluttered interface
Traktor Pro 3
Pro’s – Amazing effects, powerful remix decks
Con’s – Low-resolution interface, lacklustre library management
Algoriddim Djay Pro
Pro’s – Cheap, exclusive Spotify streaming, modern interface
Con’s – Limited effects, features hidden in confusing tabs, Windows version lacks Video DJ