“Serato DJ” Software Announced!
Introducing the new replacement software for Serato Itch enabled DJ Controllers which will now be called Serato DJ. This new software is a huge breakthrough for the Serato team as this new Serato DJ software will allow DJ's who use Serato DJ Intro an upgrade path to a real full-featured software (finally!). Serato DJ will be fully MIDI mappable allowing DJ's to use a combination of different controllers to achieve the ultimate control. Serato has not yet shown any screenshots of the new layout, but they assure us that its been greatly improved over the original Serato Itch. Also added to Serato DJ is the inclusion of four-decks of control, up to 8 cue points, 8 loops, or a combination of both. There is a totally re-worked effects module powered by iZotope that include Delay, Echo, Ping-Pong Delay, Reverb, Phaser, Flanger, Distortion, HPF, LPF, and a combo filter. Users can also now easily record their entire mix with the touch of a button. There is auto-loop and manual looping available within Serato DJ.
For a limited time, users will be able to get a free Serato Video plug-in that will work nicely with Serato DJ. Be on the lookout for this deal when Serato DJ is released on November 1st. All Serato Itch and Serato DJ Intro controllers will be fully compatible with the Serato DJ Software sometime in 2013. There is a list of DJ Controllers and when they will be available on the Serato DJ website which can be found here. If you are a current Serato DJ Intro user, then this upgrade will cost you the one-time fee of $199 and it will be completely free to current Serato Itch DJ controller users.
This new Development is great for the Serato Brand. They now have a clear and concise plan to consolidate and streamline their DJ packages that makes more sense for the end user. For example, DJ's who are using the Reloop Terminal Mix 4 with only two Serato DJ Intro decks available can now upgrade their software to Serato DJ to unlock the full four-deck potential of the controller. There are plenty more examples of this across the DJ controller market and those Serato DJ Intro users will no longer be left out in the cold with a beginner software when its time to upgrade. We'll be sure to bring you more information as the picture becomes clearer but check out the press release and the official Serato website for more information.
Serato DJ Software
Serato DJ Announced
Our best feature set for all-in-one controllers
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 first controller designed specifically for Serato DJ, the Pioneer DDJ-SX will be fully supported by the software on November 1st when Serato DJ launches.
Even Better Experience
Serato DJ has a brand new look and a greatly improved software layout, optimized for simplicity and a great experience. The new interface also offers two and four deck view modes for four deck controllers, alongside improvements to the cue point and looping controls, which now allow you to display either 8 cues, 8 loops or a combination of both depending on how you perform.
Get Inventive with new FX
Load and customize your choice of high quality FX powered by iZotope including: Delay, Echo, Ping Pong Delay, Reverb, Phaser, Flanger, Distortion, HPF, LPF and a Combo HPF/LPF. Adjust and customize a range of parameters for each effect to shape your sound.
Hands on Control
MIDI mapping opens the software up to be mapped to a secondary MIDI controller to take full advantage of all Serato DJs features in your performance and create your own unique workflow.
Save your work
Played a great set? Want to share your latest bangers with the world? Save your nights work or record your latest mixtape. In-software recording gives you the ability to save your mix with the click of a button.
Loop it up
Take advantage of both auto-looping, which sets loops automatically based on the BPM of the track, and manual looping to create your own custom loops.
Mix with up to 4 decks for supported controllers.
Keep it all together
Lock your tracks together for seamless grooves. Smart Sync with Beatgrids gives you even more time to get creative. 4 deck mixing has never been better with the ability to create your own special blends of tracks, instrumentals and vocals without the pressure of keeping everything in time too. Less time making it work, more time at the party!
Mix music videos or add visuals to your sets. Serato Video support in Serato DJ gives you even more to enrich your performance, connect with the crowd and visualize the music.
Less time making it work, more time at the party.
Plays well with others
Interoperable with Scratch Live, ITCH, DJ Intro and iTunes Music Libraries.
Stay in Tune
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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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