Serato DJ 1.5 has now been released. This means that the era of Serato Scratch Live and Itch is coming to an end. Last month Serato announced that they would combine all of their Serato based DJ software into one software to rule them all which is known as the Serato DJ 1.5 release. The new release will now work with the new Pioneer DJM-900SRT, DDJ-SR, DDJ-SP1, and the Rane Sixty-Four. Of course all of the other Serato DJ controllers are also able to work with the new Serato DJ 1.5 and there's a few bug fixes and housekeeping items addressed in this update as well.
Now that the Serato DJ 1.5.0 cat is out of the bag, the Rane Sixty-Four Serato DJ certified Mixer has also been announced. The new Rane Sixty-Four Mixer will be one of two mixers out on the market in October that will work perfectly with the new Serato DJ 1.5.0 DJ software right out of the box. The Sixty-Four Mixer sports dual USB ports for easy DJ changes, on-board effects, Serato DJ MIDI controls, and can support up to four external Serato NoiseMap Vinyl/CD control decks at once.
Serato has just made a huge announcement. The new Serato DJ 1.5.0 software update is now upon us and with it comes digital Vinyl and CDJ control. Serato DJ 1.5.0 will immediately work perfectly with the newly announced Rane Sixty-Four mixer, Pioneer DJM-900SRT mixer, and the Pioneer DDJ-SP1 sub-controller when they are released in October, with all of the SSL soundcards and Rane/Serato certified mixers following suit in November with the release of the Serato DJ 1.6.0 beta.
A few months ago, we took a look at the Rane Sixty-One mixer which was a good follow-up to the TTM series mixers but still lacked some of the on-board MIDI controls and features that DJ’s need to control their Digital performance. So we’ve stepped it up to the next level with this review of the new Rane Sixty-Two-Z mixer review that promises to deliver on the same quality front, but also providing users with even more digital and analog flexibility than ever before.
The 2013 Online DMC Championships of 2013 are going on right now and the competition is definitely getting intense. Last week I brought you Redmist's Round 4 performance that I thought was a sure-fire win. It turns out that Round 4 is now in the books and Vekked takes top honors with an incredible performance of crisp scratching and a great overall performance. Check out Vekked Round 4's first place performance as he tears it up on the Rane mixer Sixty-Two and a pair of Stanton STR8-150 turntables.
A few short months ago, we reviewed the Rane Sixty-One Serato Scratch Live Professional DJ mixer which boasts great build quality and an interal SSL soundcard interface so that DJ's can connect vinyl or CD timecode for digital music playback via computer. The new Rane Sixty-Two mixer builds upon the SSL interface and high-quality craftsmanship of the Sixty-One by adding on-board MIDI controls so that DJ's can trigger cue points, samples, Loops, and effects. Rane recently sent us a brand new Sixty-Two Z Limited Edition (with cool Z-trip Artwork & Pro RCA Cables) mixer for a complete video and written review that will be completed shortly, so watch this space. Watch the Unboxing & First Impressions video after the jump.
For this week's Turntablist Video Friday series we'll see Chris Karns (2013 Master of the Mix Competitor, 2011 DMC USA & World Champion, 3x Red Bull Thre3style Winner, and touring DJ For Yelawolf) ripping it up on the Technics 1200's along with a Rane Sixty-Two mixer and the Serato DJ software. Check out Chris Live mix called "How to Set a Trap" to see some serious skills with some of the hottest and latest Trap Music that we all love.
The DMC World DJ competition is celebrating 30 years of staging the greatest turntablist battles of all time and with it comes LOTS of festivities all across the United States that serve as both competition and showcases. This year, there will be many previous champion DJ's traveling around the US to both show off the skills and to host the regional competitions that will lead up to the DMC US finals on August 3rd in NYC. Check out the full list of events and competition rounds inside so you can either join or get involved with the festivities.
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