How does syncing work when you're using Traktor 2 on a Mixtrack Pro?

Sync on mixtrack pro seems to be a little off each time with need to adjust manually as mixing. Is there some settings to tweak so that the sync can lock into more acrate sync after the track is anylysed and retimed by traktor? Thanks
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  • Hello Marc,

    Thanks for the post. The SYNC feature is a software based feature that can be controlled by your DJ hardware. If your syncing is off, that could be due to a couple of reasons below.

    1. The song isn't properly analyzed set to beatgrid
    2. The song doesn't have a consistent BPM
    3. Using the wrong SYNC function

    When tracks have the correct BPM value and if the beatmarker is at the proper position and thus the beatgrid is perfect, those tracks can be synchronized to either the Master Clock or to the deck currently assigned as the sync master. Traktor 2 provides two different synchronization modes and various clock modes: both settings affect how the synchronization works.

    Here are two great tutorials to help you out:

    * Traktor Pro 2 Sync Modes Tutorial: Beat Sync vs Tempo Sync

    * How to Set Beatgrids in TRAKTOR PRO 2
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  • Though sync is software base, who's only purpose is to bring the BPM count to similarity, it still easier the Pitch lever and count the measures for a truer sense of calibration. Since a majority of music is 4/4 timing for 8 bars you can never go wrong if you keep this in mind. After a while you will no longer depend on SYNC as a major tool.
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    • Hi guys, thanks a million for your feedback. I appreciate it

      Ill check those tutorials Chris thanks. Just to try explain my issue a little further...

      I had this working on a different laptop much better where when Id release the new track, after its analysed and synced, on its first beat to match the track thats playing and the new track would lock into sync much more accurately with little need to the manually adjusting the track to bring it into exact sync with the track thats playing out.

      Coming from a vinyl mixing background and beat mixing manually, the sync feature is so handy to take away the hassle of syncing tracks up... but as Im using it now on a new laptop (not great one), when I release some tracks on the first beat to match up with the track thats playing, more often than not, I need to re adjust the sync slightly each time to help the new track either catch up with the track thats playing or slightly slow down so that both are solidly synced. Its like the software is not seeing the first beat in an accurate way and instead of it being locked on release it seems to jump ahead a slight bit in a clumsy way and then its not locked in sync. Its locked in tempo but just not hitting that first beat accurately enough to be perfect. Know what I mean?

      thanks for your feedback
      Marc
    • Hello Marc,

      Thanks for posting back! SYNC is always going to be an ongoing debate. "Should I use it?" "Should I not use it?" "Real DJ's don't use SYNC."

      SYNC doesn't have to be a feature that you depend on when you mix but it can definitely be a handy tool when you're quickly transitioning into tracks or doing tricks. During my sets, I personally don't use SYNC when I regularly mix from one track to another but I use sync when I perform tricks with my turntables or if I quickly need to get into another track.

      SYNC shouldn't take away from the art of DJing but its better to embrace it and use it as tool to perform in ways you couldn't with out it! =)
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  • Hey

    Ha, I agree with you there for sure about the art of DJing but to be honest, When playing parties for fun I dont care any more about getting the tracks beat matched manually when SYNC feature can do that in seconds which leaves time to focus on the tracks and the mixing etc and generating the right flow...

    Im really just wondering if theres some software preferences that can be tweaked maybe, in this instance to help this issue im having, seeing as its something that didnt used to happen on an older setup I had with the same program and controller.

    Is there something in preferences that I should be trying to tweak? frequencies? or some settings. There seems to be lots of specific settings that can be altered numerically. Im wondering whether you know of some of these settings altering the initial beat sync point? So instead of it jumping ahead slightly too much when released, it just locks in and stays in

    Dont worry if not. I dont wanna wreck your head on this... I was just hoping there was some easy enough setting i can alter to fix my specific issue.

    thanks Chris
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    Ill read through that link you sent re 'beatgrids'. Probably has what im looking for!!

    thanks
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