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ITCH 2.2 Release Notes

27 March, 2012

What's New in 2.2

- Support for Serato Video 1.0.

Changes to MPEG-4 file Meta Data introduced in ITCH 2.1

ITCH 2.1 included a large rewrite of all MPEG-4 file reading and writing of meta data (tagging data). This includes .mp4, .m4a, .aac and many .mov files. One of these changes involves writing Serato meta data to files in a different way than previous versions of ITCH.

When playing one of the affected audio files in ITCH for the first time, all existing Serato meta data will need to saved in the new format. Consequently there will be a lot of writing to file, as signified in the status bar.

ITCH 2.2 will not delete meta data created in versions previous to ITCH 2.1 however, new meta data created in ITCH 2.1 and 2.2 will not be able to be read in older versions. Such meta data includes cues, loops etc.

Hardware Specific Changes in 2.2

- Fix to stop the TWITCH Grid Set button from staying stuck on after using the 'x' key to set a downbeat in Grid Edit mode.

Other Changes in 2.2

- Fix for Simple Sync ensuring normal auto tempo behavior instead of jumping the playhead on first activation.
- Fixed issue where using undo (Ctrl + Z) in conjunction with loading from the prepare crate, would cause a crash.
- Implemented the reading of the 'initial key' tag from MPEG-4 containers.
- All Video/Audio crates are now visible only when the Serato Video plugin is installed.
- Fix to make the TWITCH Drop Mode button illuminate
- Fixed the Denon HC5000 pitch/bpm button (shift+time)

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Running more than one version of ITCH

Installing this version will by default overwrite any previous version you had installed, however it is easy to have more than one version of ITCH installed if you wish.

If you have an important gig coming up, you might like to stick with the version you know until you are comfortable with with this version. Here's how to do it:


Before installing

  • In Explorer, go to C:\Program files\Serato\ITCH\
  • Rename ITCH.exe to ITCH [version].exe

(where [version] is the version number of the currently installed version of Video-SL. eg. 1.1.0)

Then install this version of ITCH.

When you install the new version, the old executable will not be deleted. The version that will be run by default is the one with the name ITCH.exe. You can run the older version by opening C:\Program files\Serato\ITCH\ in Windows Explorer and double clicking .exe file of the other ITCH versions.


Before installing:

  • Make sure you are logged in as an Admin user.
  • In Finder, go to the Applications folder
  • Rename ITCH to ITCH [version]

(where [version] is the version number of the currently installed version of Video-SL. eg. 1.1.0)

Then install this version of ITCH.

Backing up your data

Before you make any changes to your ITCH setup, including installing a new version, as a general rule we highly recommend that you backup your data. The easiest way to backup your data is simply to copy your _Serato_ or ScratchLIVE folders to another location on the drive, or for a more secure backup in case of a hard drive failure, to external media such as a writable CD or DVD.

For the drive that contains "My Documents", just copy the _Serato_ or ScratchLIVE folder which is in My Documents\My Music\ to another location on this drive, or a backup device.

To back up database and crates of an external drive, copy the _Serato_ or ScratchLIVE folder (which is in the root of the drive) to another location on this drive, or a backup device.

Keep a backup of all your audio tracks

Just like any other machine, computers are never truly 100% reliable. Hard disk drives can fail without warning, and data corruption is possible even with a good hard drive when ITCH is not running.