Out Now: Serato DJ 1.6 [Video]
A few months ago, Serato announced that they would combine the SSL Digital Vinyl software and their Serato DJ controller software into one neat package known as Serato DJ 1.6. This new official update has finally been released and all users of Rane Serato SSL Hardware including the SL2, SL3, and SL4 soundcards along with the Sixty-One, Sixty-Two, and Sixty-Eight mixers can take advantage of the slick new features that Serato DJ has to offer. The new update is absolutely free to current SSL users or full Serato DJ Software users.
What's New in Serato DJ 1.6
With this release comes compatibility with the newly announced Pioneer DDJ-SZ, the Denon MC6000MKII, and the Reloop Terminal Mix 8 (review brewing...). The 1.6 update comes with the new Rane hardware support, Pitch 'n Time Expansion Pack & Jet Pack Availability, Multi-FX Mode for combining up to six effects at once, Quantize Mode to keep loops and hotcues in sync, Nameable Cue Points, and much more. Check out the press release below for more info and be sure to watch the video above to see all the improvements at a glance.
SERATO ANNOUNCES THE RELEASE OF SERATO DJ 1.6
Serato is proud to announce the release of Serato DJ 1.6, available to download now from serato.com/dj.
Serato DJ 1.6 - The latest update for Serato DJ includes Rane Hardware support, Pitch ’n Time DJ Expansion Pack, Quantize, Nameable Cue Points, Jet Pack FX Expansion Pack, support for the Pioneer DDJ-SZ & Numark V7 Pro Controllers and the brand new Denon DJ MC6000MKII & Reloop Terminal Mix 8 DJ Intro Controllers and a healthy dose of maintenance bug fixes for continued stability and performance.
Serato CEO, AJ Bertenshaw says: “Serato DJ 1.6 is a big release for us, vinyl & CDJ control with Rane hardware support means that Scratch Live users can begin to migrate to Serato DJ and enjoy the latest advancements Serato has to offer. It also includes Pitch ‘n Time DJ - something that’s very close to my heart being the first product Serato developed 15 years ago - as an Expansion Pack which is very exciting. It’s the beginning of a new era at Serato, after 10 amazing years since the launch of Scratch Live, Serato DJ 1.6 is a big milestone for us.”
SERATO DJ 1.6
Rane Hardware Support
• Support for the Rane SL2, Rane SL3, Rane SL4, Rane Sixty-One, Rane Sixty-Two and Rane Sixty-Eight.
Pitch ’n Time DJ Expansion Pack
• Pitch ’n Time DJ allows you to speed up or slow down your track to extreme tempo values while maintaining its key perfectly, with the highest quality and definition of any available software.
• Expansion Packs can be purchased/activated in-app within the Serato DJ ‘Online’ window or from the Serato Online Store for USD29.
Serato DJ FX Expansion Pack - Jet Pack
• A Trippy, Spacey & Rave infused FX Pack including: Shepard Filter, U.F.O., Space Verb & Bass Ducker
• Each new FX Expansion Pack comes with several base FX for use in Single FX Mode, plus, a large number of base FX variations for use in
Multi FX Mode.
• Expansion Packs can be purchased/activated in-app within the Serato DJ ‘Online’ window or from the Serato Online Store for USD19.
• Quantize mode allows you to set and trigger Cue Points on beat. Make sure you have your beatgrids set!
Nameable Cue Points
• You asked for it so we added it, you can now name your Cue Points.
OS X Mavericks 10.9 Support
• Pioneer DDJ-SZ, Numark V7 Pro Controllers.
• Denon DJ MC6000MKII & Reloop Terminal Mix 8 DJ Intro Controllers.
Added Serato DJ Accessory Support
• Pioneer CDJ-900
• Denon DN-HC1000S
Other New Features
• Stack View Mode
• Open/Close crates from hardware
• Improved Cue Point and Loops Display area