I hear traktor is good and serato
Traktor is partially dead right now, very little development going on anywhere at NI, NI are more of a samplepack/content provider and all their development has been to push that agenda going forward.
If you look at their catalogue, if it isn’t designed for selling add ons, it isn’t getting developed.
Maschine got updated to v2 a long time ago, it became basically a huge browser for NI supplied content, and is now only getting updates after 5 years because there was so much noise from its users, but even these updates are crap that nobody asked for or even wants, expansions still sell real well so it will stay on the market with crappy updates to give the impression of support.
Reaktor gets updated every few years because it is NIs foundation product, it is used in house for development, pretty much all of their new releases of synths and effects are done in Reaktor, its cheaper than actual native development and gives the impression that NI are still in the game of developing synths/effects.
Traktor will be getting less and less updates unless something mad happens, they tried pushing Sample packs for use in the Remix Decks, nobody was really interested, they tried pushing content via stems, nobody was really interested, so unless they can find another way to shift samplepacks/content, then expect few updates of Traktor.
Serato are in a strange position of spending most of their time looking to release control vinyls with some name or other that i am sure somebody has heard of, i’m an old fart and i want better features, their DJ app has been broken down in to a core unit that ships with a lot of controllers and can be upgraded to add features as and when you need, but the feature updates have been few and far between in recent years, and now they are working on a rather over priced sampler, which is all kinds of hilarious (Has anybody actually made a profit on sampler development since the release of Kontakt ? )
There are a whole bunch of other DJ apps out there, the guys who seem to have the most interest in development are Virtual DJ, not the flashiest or trendiest software, but actually technically the best by a long long way, more features than anything else, amazing audio engine ported from DJDecks in v8, an amazing UI engine, an amazing script engine, and best of all, good VST support…oh wait yeah, all these people asking for Maschine to integrate with Traktor since its release, yep you can load a maschine on each deck, and control it (Pitches and full deck control) as if it where any track playing…so heres a point…
VDJ works with VST, that sampler that Renoise released has host synced patterns built in to its instruments right ?
Bing !!! (No i am not explaining it, work it out, i don’t own the sampler so cant do a video)
If you actually want to work as a DJ, just go learn recordbox from pioneer, it is complete shite but its in pretty much every club in Nexus.