Serato DJ Available for Mixtrack, MC2000, & DDJ-ERGO
The new Serato DJ software (which is basically the new replacement software for Serato Itch) now provides a true upgrade path for people who are using the low-level Serato DJ Intro software with their Digital DJ Controllers. Serato DJ Intro software has a limited number of DJ functions, but DJ that own the Numark Mixtrack, Denon MC2000, or the Pioneer DDJ-ERGO now have the option to upgrade to the full Serato DJ version with much more control over the playback options and lots more features at your fingertips.
Serato DJ has just arrived on the scene last month with the arrival of the new Pioneer DDJ-SX DJ controller being the only device capable of using the Serato DJ software. The Serato team has promised to provide current Serato Itch and Serato DJ Intro DJ controller users with an upgrade or update path within the next year or so... Earlier this week, Serato has released the Serato DJ software to the users of the Numark Mixtrack, Denon MC2000, and the Pioneer DDJ-ERGO. For the (somewhat hefty) price of $199 users of these DJ controllers can now upgrade their Serato DJ Intro software over to the full Serato DJ software that provides even more functionality to their mix.
It's easy to see why these controllers are the first to get this coveted update. First, the Mixtrack Pro, DDJ-ERGO, and MC2000 have a mass market appeal meaning they sold lots and lots of DJ controllers already and they have a big market-share being that they all cost only around the $300 mark. Not everyone will need the additional features offered within the Serato DJ upgrade so make sure its something you really want before you go spending $200 on features you don't plan on integrating into your sets. Check out the features in the press release below along with the HD-Video reviews we recently completed on the DDJ-ERGO and MC2000.
Denon MC2000 Review
Pioneer DDJ-ERGO Review
We'll have more information and a full review on the Serato DJ software as soon as we get that darn Pioneer DDJ-SX DJ controller into the Lab for a full out breakdown and review coming shortly.
SERATO DJ 1.1 FOR NUMARK MIXTRACK PRO, PIONEER DDJ-ERGO AND DENON DJ MC2000.
December 4th 2012
UPGRADE TO SERATO DJ AND ELEVATE THE CAPABILITIES OF YOUR CONTROLLER
Serato is proud to announce the launch of Serato DJ 1.1, our newest DJ software for professional DJs at the top of their game. This software delivers our best feature set for all-in-one controllers and is the much-anticipated upgrade option for Numark Mixtrack Pro, Pioneer DDJ-ERGO and Denon DJ MC2000 customers. Serato DJ delivers all the features and performance to meet the demands of DJs at the top of their game and sets the new standard for controller DJs.
The portability of all-in-one controllers, coupled with the advanced feature set of the new Serato DJ software, provides the much-anticipated upgrade option for current Serato DJ Intro customers. Serato DJ’s new features and capabilities give DJs the scope to broaden their skills and impress their audience!
Sam Gribben, CEO of Serato, says: “The release of Serato DJ is the culmination of years of development and testing by our world-class development team of software innovators, in consultation with the movers and shakers of the digital DJ and music industries. We’re excited to see what our customers can do with the new features and look forward to continuing to be a part of the ever-evolving DJ movement, whether the user is a seasoned professional or just starting out. Serato DJ brings us a step closer to a unified customer experience across our entire product range.”
Serato DJ 1.1 can be downloaded direct from serato.com and now supports the Numark Mixtrack Pro, Pioneer DDJ-ERGO and the Denon DJ MC2000 with a one-off paid upgrade. Support for other Serato DJ Intro controllers will be available this northern winter.
Upgrades for ITCH controllers will rollout gradually this coming spring.
Numark Mixtrack Pro, Pioneer DDJ-ERGO and Denon DJ MC2000 users can upgrade to Serato DJ for $199USD – and for a limited time this includes a license for the powerful Serato Video plug-in.
This will be followed by Serato DJ support for other controllers such as the: Numark N4, Numark MixDeck, Numark MixDeck Express, Numark MixDeck Quad, Vestax VCI-400, Vestax Typhoon, Vestax VCI-100 Mk2, Reloop TM 4 and the Reloop TM 2, in a gradual rollout.
Head to serato.com/dj/upgrade to purchase an upgrade to Serato DJ for your Numark Mixtrack Pro, Pioneer DDJ-ERGO or Denon DJ MC2000. For Serato DJ Intro customers with other controllers and Serato ITCH customers, you can also choose to sign up to be notified when the release is available you at serato.com/dj/stay-informed.
Serato DJ 1.1: New Features
Serato DJ launches with the following new features with more to follow throughout northern winter.
Great New FX Powered by iZotope Load your choice of high quality FX including: Delay, Echo, Ping Pong Delay, Reverb, Phaser, Flanger, Distortion, High Pass Filter (HPF), Low Pass Filter (LPF), Combo HP/LP Filter.
MIDI Mapping Take full advantage of Serato DJ’s features. MIDI mapping opens up the software to be mapped with a secondary MIDI controller.
FREE Serato Video Comes free with the powerful plug-in, Serato Video for a limited period.
Recording Make mixtapes and save your night’s work to listen to later. Record your mix at the click of a button.
Four Deck Mixing Mix with four decks on supported four deck controllers.
Brand New User Interface A greatly improved software layout that looks amazing and is simple to use. The new interface also offers two and four deck view modes for four deck controllers.
More Cue Points Set and trigger up to 8 Cue Points in Serato DJ to quickly jump to different sections in your track. As well as these new features, Serato DJ Intro customers can expect to get all the same professional-level tools we offer, including:
Looping Manual Loops, Auto Loops and Loop Rolls are all available to creatively repeat and loop parts of your tracks in the mix.
Sync and Auto Tempo Matching Lock tracks together for seamless grooves. Less time beat matching, more time to get creative.
Crates and Smart Crates Make library management a breeze with Serato Crates and Smart Crates. Build playlists, save your sets and organize your music.
SP-6 Sample Player Trigger all your favorite stings, samples and loops over your tracks. 4 Banks of 6 sample slots which can be synced to the playing decks.
Colored Waveforms See the music with Serato’s ground breaking colored track waveforms.
Plug-and-Play Connectivity Less time making it work, more time at the party.
Interoperable with your current Scratch Live, ITCH, DJ Intro and iTunes Music Library.
Support for whitelabel.net files
Kareem Julien (AKA DJ Blaze) has been a hip-hop, R&B, Reggae, and Club DJ since 1993. DJ Blaze has reviewed over 100 pieces of DJ Equipment and continues to provide the DJ community with high quality DJ gear reviews and updates related to DJ equipment and DJ culture.
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