Spacial Audio have written another blog post about SAM DJ (Formerly SAM Party DJ)

They claim its great for mixing/beat matching with..?

“This might be great for a Bar or Restaurant to provide background music, but it’s clearly not suitable for doing live DJing”

 

Yes I thought that too!

This is a line that really stuck out in the blog post

“SAM DJ is designed to detect, match and transition between the right sort of songs on your playlist”

 
Its just a stripped down version of SAM Broadcaster (without the encoders or PAL scripts)

“But House and Club DJs? You really need to get the segue good in these styles or people will laugh at you”

 
The crossfading isn’t much cop as its the same crossfader that’s in SAM Broadcaster and that really can mess up your crossfades. Yet to have a smooth transition between tracks with Spacial software.

You cannot achieve the same mixing results from SAM DJ that you can from other well known DJ mixing programs such as Traktor, Virtual DJ and Mixx

People in the business (Live DJs who do a set on the weekend in a club or resident DJs in clubs running the whole night) are very unlikely to ever consider SAM DJ as a suitable replacement for real hardware (turntables, CD players + mixer) or purpose-built software.

You’d get laughed off stage when and indeed IF SAM DJ decides to crash on you like SAM Broadcaster does all the time.

SAM DJ isn’t a mixing program however much you try and make it out to be…

Just desperation for sales we guess.

Last updated on: June 19th, 2017
at 12:59 PM Europe/London

Translate »