Serato Software Feature Suggestions

What features would you like to see in Serato software?

Serato DJ - Day Mode!!!!

Official DJ Jonny 1:49 AM - 13 February, 2015
Been using SDJ for more than two years and while I appreciate all the functionality the software offers, I myself ask the serato dev team to bring day mode to SDJ! I had countless sunny outdoor gigs where the sun is glaring onto my screen and I could barely see anything. I believe a lot of you guys want this feature just as much as I do so give this post a +1!!!

I would go with a similar color scheme as ITCH.

DAY MODE WOULDN'T HURT!!! +1
DJ Quartz 3:11 PM - 13 February, 2015
+1
DJMIYAGI 10:34 PM - 13 February, 2015
+1
Playabeatz 11:29 PM - 13 February, 2015
+1
Deejay ALX 8:07 PM - 14 February, 2015
+1
Papa Midnight 7:22 PM - 15 February, 2015
+1
maarawoe 12:40 PM - 16 February, 2015
+1
Cwite 7:53 PM - 16 February, 2015
+1
Mike Czech 7:24 AM - 17 February, 2015
Plus One!
yardword 10:45 PM - 17 February, 2015
+1
musiclee 11:06 PM - 17 February, 2015
Out of curiosity what would day mode look like?
Would it be mostly white?
Photoshop anyone? :-)
Mike Czech 11:24 PM - 17 February, 2015
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Out of curiosity what would day mode look like?
Would it be mostly white?
Photoshop anyone? :-)


Here's how it looked in Serato Itch

serato.com
musiclee 3:04 AM - 18 February, 2015
Thanks.

I'd have to see it outdoors to really see if that makes a big difference.
DJ Boom Bap 3:27 AM - 18 February, 2015
+1
djmacklong 3:08 AM - 19 February, 2015
You guys (Apple users) know that control + option + command + 8 reverses the contrast on your laptops, right? Day mode.
DJ Quartz 3:41 AM - 19 February, 2015
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You guys (Apple users) know that control + option + command + 8 reverses the contrast on your laptops, right? Day mode.


Once again this affects ALL displays. So if you're using Serato Video, it will not work.
Papa Midnight 4:49 AM - 19 February, 2015
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You guys (Apple users) know that control + option + command + 8 reverses the contrast on your laptops, right? Day mode.


Once again this affects ALL displays. So if you're using Serato Video, it will not work.

And Once again, it doesn't even come remotely CLOSE to comparing to the day mode of Serato ITCH.
Dj Ricky Redz 6:15 AM - 19 February, 2015
+1,000,000
Mike Czech 7:31 AM - 19 February, 2015
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You guys (Apple users) know that control + option + command + 8 reverses the contrast on your laptops, right? Day mode.


Not even the same. That's a bootleg hack, we need a well thought out solution. Playing in daylight sucks on SDJ.
Dj Ricky Redz 9:29 AM - 19 February, 2015
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You guys (Apple users) know that control + option + command + 8 reverses the contrast on your laptops, right? Day mode.


Not in yosemite!
Mike Czech 5:21 PM - 19 February, 2015
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You guys (Apple users) know that control + option + command + 8 reverses the contrast on your laptops, right? Day mode.


Not in yosemite!


In Yosemite you have to go into System Preferences > Accessibility > Invert Colors to do this. No more key command.
djmacklong 10:23 PM - 19 February, 2015
the keyboard command works perfectly fine in yosemite. You do have to activate the function in the prefs though.
Muzik Hunter 5:49 PM - 20 February, 2015
+1
Dj Ricky Redz 8:36 AM - 21 February, 2015
how do you set this up in yosemite to be activated by a short cut?
djmacklong 12:30 AM - 22 February, 2015
control + option + command + 8.
Dj Ricky Redz 8:58 AM - 22 February, 2015
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control + option + command + 8.

Been doing that in yosemite and noting happens. Should i activate this as a shortcut or something?
DJ Arries 8:23 AM - 19 March, 2015
+1
DJHessler 10:57 AM - 19 March, 2015
+1
Jah Love 1:59 PM - 19 March, 2015
+1
Yanvi Van Loic 3:02 PM - 21 April, 2015
+1
Mike Czech 8:57 PM - 21 April, 2015
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the keyboard command works perfectly fine in yosemite. You do have to activate the function in the prefs though.


I'm pretty sure this is still not the case. Where are you seeing this?
djmacklong 7:43 PM - 30 April, 2015
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the keyboard command works perfectly fine in yosemite. You do have to activate the function in the prefs though.


I'm pretty sure this is still not the case. Where are you seeing this?


I dunno why it's not working for you guys, but I have the latest version of Yosemite and both the shortcut and check box options work perfectly fine.
Mike Czech 4:45 PM - 1 May, 2015
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I dunno why it's not working for you guys, but I have the latest version of Yosemite and both the shortcut and check box options work perfectly fine.


Can you screenshot the check box and what the preference panel looks like in yours?
deejdave 8:06 PM - 1 May, 2015
www.dropbox.com

Pretty easy and works exactly how it is supposed to with Yoesmite just as it has for years with other OS.
djned 6:10 AM - 3 May, 2015
+ 100.000. As a cruise line dj i have my sets in full daylight most of the time. And that grey sliders doesn't help at all. And i'm using Windows...
Tommy R 3:13 PM - 4 May, 2015
It makes a difference big time. Wish I could upload a pic here. I DJ on a 50ft boat every weekend in the summer. Was using ITCH and that was the best feature.
Tommy R 3:14 PM - 4 May, 2015
And I hate the screen inversion technique
Mike Czech 5:37 PM - 4 May, 2015
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And I hate the screen inversion technique


You're absolutely right. I think this topic got sidetracked in the color inverting talk. We need a real Day Mode option. I played a festival yesterday and it was literally painful to have to use the GUI in the sun. Squinting at a laptop to see your tracks is a real headache. No pun intended.
Papa Midnight 9:31 PM - 4 May, 2015
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And I hate the screen inversion technique


You're absolutely right. I think this topic got sidetracked in the color inverting talk. We need a real Day Mode option. I played a festival yesterday and it was literally painful to have to use the GUI in the sun. Squinting at a laptop to see your tracks is a real headache. No pun intended.

I don't know why it keeps coming up. We've established before that screen inversion does not even come close to being so much as an acceptable band-aid solution for what was Serato ITCH's Day Mode.
deejdave 12:35 AM - 5 May, 2015
For the record I ONLY posted because of this.........
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Can you screenshot the check box and what the preference panel looks like in yours?
Mike Czech 2:30 PM - 5 May, 2015
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For the record I ONLY posted because of this.........
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Can you screenshot the check box and what the preference panel looks like in yours?


No worries deejdave, I wasn't trying to call you out, and I appreciate your post showing that the inversion still works. Just hoping to hear from the good folks at Serato when this will be re-implemented.
Tommy R 5:26 AM - 7 May, 2015
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And I hate the screen inversion technique

Yup.
You're absolutely right. I think this topic got sidetracked in the color inverting talk. We need a real Day Mode option. I played a festival yesterday and it was literally painful to have to use the GUI in the sun. Squinting at a laptop to see your tracks is a real headache. No pun intended.

I don't know why it keeps coming up. We've established before that screen inversion does not even come close to being so much as an acceptable band-aid solution for what was Serato ITCH's Day Mode.
Christ beats I. 10:04 PM - 7 May, 2015
+1....
hansjer 3:32 AM - 26 May, 2015
+1
Christ beats I. 7:09 AM - 26 May, 2015
Day mode plus Beat lock......I got to the end of a track yesterday and needed to kick lock the beat jump to hold the 4 beats while I dug a tune out. Just one click on the encoder could solve the issue rather than constantly twiddling...how hard can just a one click lock be?
Riko Roos 8:40 AM - 26 May, 2015
+1 for day mode. Summer is coming up and I'll have several outdoor gigs...
Christ beats I. 9:17 AM - 26 May, 2015
Day mode + Beat Lock on beat jump!
+1
+1
+1
Regards +1
SelektaSupa 12:49 AM - 6 June, 2015
+1
londoned 12:52 PM - 7 June, 2015
+1
Tommy R 4:28 PM - 7 June, 2015
+ 1,000,000
musiclee 3:22 AM - 9 June, 2015
Day mode?
That'll be the day!!! LOL
musiclee 3:23 AM - 9 June, 2015
I just had an outdoor gig, sweet 16
And i was hugging and getting very close to my laptop
I think the crowd thought i was blind or something.
Denne 2:31 PM - 10 June, 2015
+1
DJ Ravien 11:57 PM - 22 July, 2015
+1 seems like people been asking for this feature for a least two years.
Tommy R 12:02 AM - 23 July, 2015
Serato doesn't want to help us out.
DVJ Rick Kraft 4:24 AM - 24 July, 2015
+1 for a Day Mode
londoned 5:44 AM - 24 July, 2015
I'm going to give Traktor a go because of this. Fed up of the black shinny screen.
serkan 4:42 PM - 24 July, 2015
+1 on day mode but only if it's done as good as it was with ITCH 1.x as it wasn't good at all in 2.x.

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I'm going to give Traktor a go because of this. Fed up of the black shinny screen.

Have fun. Last time I used Traktor it had no day mode.
deejdave 8:38 PM - 24 July, 2015
Still doesn't as far as I know. Djay Pro does if I remember correctly though and VDJ.............. well yeah LOL
Tommy R 12:59 AM - 25 July, 2015
Traktor sucks. It's for people that don't know how to DJ.
deejdave 1:29 AM - 25 July, 2015
I wouldn't quite put it like that. As a matter of fact out of the apps I mentioned above Traktor is the last fit for that description. Actually to be completely honest it is more advanced than SDJ is. Yes you can us it to A/B mix just as you can SDJ but in terms of actual capabilities and customizations it is far more advanced.

Have you used Traktor?
Tommy R 4:08 AM - 25 July, 2015
Yes I have. I love Serato because it's so raw. Traktor has cheat mode. LOL. I grew up on vinyls. Where is bring milk crates full of records to gigs.
deejdave 4:13 AM - 25 July, 2015
Traktor and Serato use the same concept for DVS. Both use time code, both use vinyls.............. again what am I missing?

Do you still bring crates of vinyls with Serato? Does it in some way emulate this experience for you better than Traktor? I was under the impression both use DJ hardware to control software on your laptop that plays music files. Serato has SYNC, quantize and snap just as Traktor does. Am I missing something? What is this cheat mode you speak of?
deejdave 4:14 AM - 25 July, 2015
Actually we have derailed this thread enough and I already know the answer to what I am asking anyways so no worries.

Back to Day Mode.................
Tommy R 4:45 AM - 25 July, 2015
I'm not here to argue with people that think they're walking encyclopedias. You're not missing anything. Bay to say mode subject.
Tibor_DX 10:42 AM - 10 August, 2015
+1
Jay-T 4:59 PM - 11 August, 2015
+1
LM 12:25 PM - 13 August, 2015
Serato dj 1.7.7 just came out and still no daytime mode..what else is there to say LM...
djallstyle 5:49 AM - 16 August, 2015
DayMode!!! Sera to is really buggin' Out!!!
blackavenger 2:43 AM - 13 September, 2015
Well, yet another Summer has come and gone without Day Mode. Y'all can't tell me that there aren't enough requests for it. It's really quite pathetic! You know, I can sorta' understand why it took so long to get FLAC support & synced SP-6, but this is just getting ridiculous now!!
jm.powell 1:24 PM - 20 September, 2015
Yeah this is definately a good shout and surely quite a simple thing to do, especially as you say itch already had it.
Tommy R 1:37 AM - 21 September, 2015
I'm beginning to think serato does not read this forum. Or they stopped caring about us and more the money.
jm.powell 10:47 PM - 21 September, 2015
Maybe theyre busy designing day mode?.... Maybe
blackavenger 12:19 AM - 22 September, 2015
For 3 years?
jm.powell 12:21 AM - 22 September, 2015
Haha k fair point
deejdave 2:11 AM - 22 September, 2015
Will DAY mode EVER see the light of ______?

Fill in the blank...................
DJ Compiler 5:50 AM - 22 September, 2015
+1
londoned 5:59 AM - 22 September, 2015
It would be nice if Serato could update us regarding day mode. If they are going to do it or not for whatever reason.

Not good customer service.
Tommy R 6:20 AM - 22 September, 2015
Day mode coming soon in 2020!!!!
DJArif 1:37 PM - 24 September, 2015
+1 PLEASE
-Day Mode UrGeNtLy Needed AsAp!!
Fuidawg 9:33 PM - 25 September, 2015
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For 3 years?


+1000
Philimoto 8:37 PM - 14 February, 2016
+1
Chino 3:25 AM - 16 February, 2016
Definitely NEED this feature!! +1
maarawoe 9:32 AM - 16 February, 2016
Huray! We just reached 1 year jubilee of this post!!! :-D
Still no day mode.....
DJ Quartz 5:37 PM - 16 February, 2016
Bump
DJ Johnny Bertone 5:59 PM - 16 February, 2016
+1 pls
Im Itched 2:05 AM - 29 June, 2016
I'm just wondering why no one from SERATO has posted about this....
blackavenger 8:16 AM - 30 June, 2016
Because they haven't implemented it in 3+ years, despite the confirmations that they would. Oh, but be assured that the moment that they reveal this multi-year request, several of them will chime in.

Having such a simple request (one of the first on SDJ) fulfilled will be a joke at this point.
Versipellis 8:21 AM - 30 June, 2016
Ha. +1'ing this for shits and giggles because we all know this won't happen.
DJ Boom Bap 1:59 AM - 2 July, 2016
It'll probably happen, the Serato will be saviors........some next level ish.....
DJPaulNC 9:57 PM - 15 July, 2016
+1
Philimoto 11:08 AM - 2 August, 2016
don't geht the point why this is not happening...
anyone from serato can tell us something?
acemc 7:56 PM - 3 August, 2016
+1
Years go by...........
Serato hurry the F*** up already, whats going on??
djallstyle 11:20 PM - 3 August, 2016
We went from having Day mode to not having it over the last few years or so?? I truly don't get it????
Papa Midnight 12:41 AM - 4 August, 2016
djallstyle: Serato Itch 2.0, released in 2011, introduced a feature called "Day Mode". It inverted the interface to a white interface, but it was really well designed, and made it so that you could feasibly use Serato Itch in brightly lit environments.

Mind you, this cannot be compared in any way with using OS X's (*cough* macOS') Desktop Inversion feature. It was so much better than that. Also note that such an inversion feature is not available on Windows.

Here's a video from Serato showing this: youtu.be

We've been asking for it in Serato DJ ever since Itch was discontinued.
DJ Quartz 12:59 AM - 4 August, 2016
I liked Itch 2.0, it was really dope with the GUI refresh and dedicated video view, etc, etc...
blackavenger 4:43 AM - 8 August, 2016
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I liked Itch 2.0, it was really dope with the GUI refresh and dedicated video view, etc, etc...

I liked putting ITCH into the Easter Egg "Pink Mode" and then doing the OSX Inversion trick. It made everything have this awesome green/orange look to it.
Tump 8:33 PM - 22 August, 2016
+1
Smokin 4:13 AM - 26 August, 2016
Day mode please!
djallstyle 12:06 AM - 27 August, 2016
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djallstyle: Serato Itch 2.0, released in 2011, introduced a feature called "Day Mode". It inverted the interface to a white interface, but it was really well designed, and made it so that you could feasibly use Serato Itch in brightly lit environments.

Mind you, this cannot be compared in any way with using OS X's (*cough* macOS') Desktop Inversion feature. It was so much better than that. Also note that such an inversion feature is not available on Windows.

Here's a video from Serato showing this: youtu.be

We've been asking for it in Serato DJ ever since Itch was discontinued.



@djPm not sure what you're trying to say? I'm for Daymode, need & want it... I had Serato Itch & a Vci 300......... Oh yeah I have a Mac as well.. You're right Serato's inversion feature was better....
DJ Quartz 8:17 PM - 27 August, 2016
Keep +1'ing it!
Chino 1:03 PM - 28 August, 2016
+1
DJ Boom Bap 12:42 AM - 31 August, 2016
+1!...............again!
DJArif 7:19 PM - 2 September, 2016
... and again asking for it.
Papa Midnight 5:04 PM - 3 September, 2016
Keep it going
acemc 3:00 PM - 4 September, 2016
+1
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X 10000000000000
Mike Czech 6:18 PM - 4 September, 2016
I have this post in my "tracked discussions", and it's absolutely maddening to see it pop up day after day with a new "+1", and still zero information from Serato folks with any logical reason that this isn't a feature (again.)

HELLO? SERATO??
Tommy R 7:51 PM - 23 September, 2016
looks as though this will never happen
blackavenger 7:56 PM - 24 September, 2016
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looks as though this will never happen

Who cares if it does? At this point, it's a fucking joke.
djned 10:38 PM - 15 November, 2016
Yeah, this is totally disrespectful for us dj's still endorsed to their product. People, it's simple, very simple : take it from itch, implement it into serato dj. There are dj's (like me) working in full sun for a living. Every day. Be considerate. Or assholes. It's your choice.
Jay-T 5:53 PM - 19 November, 2016
+1
Chino 6:50 PM - 20 January, 2017
I'm bumping this- It's LOOOONG over due!!!
BARRY SCOTT 10:11 PM - 24 January, 2017
Have any of you guys tried negative screen for windows or for mac www.wikihow.com It's a computer and they can do these kind of things

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DJ Quartz 10:16 PM - 24 January, 2017
Ahhh no sh**!

That's not why people are posting, from my experience it's a work around at best.

Not everything is displayed nicely with inverse view mode.
Papa Midnight 11:45 PM - 24 January, 2017
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Ahhh no sh**!

That's not why people are posting, from my experience it's a work around at best.

Not everything is displayed nicely with inverse view mode.


I think people honestly need to see ITCH Day Mode to understand why it's different from simply inverting your display colours.
BARRY SCOTT 1:08 AM - 25 January, 2017
negative screen has several options, on the uploaded pic only b&w&g are inverted, rgb are the same, it has custom colour swaps too.

Do you want to +1 for another 10 years or do something about it?
DJ Marly 9:14 AM - 25 January, 2017
+1000
acemc 6:06 PM - 26 January, 2017
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on the uploaded pic

There's no image there?
deejdave 11:42 PM - 26 January, 2017
There is.
acemc 12:58 AM - 27 January, 2017
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There is.

Yip, there is - sorry it just took a while to load.
Terrence Stokes 6:58 PM - 28 January, 2017
But if you do video it will invert that too😣
DJ Quartz 8:08 PM - 28 January, 2017
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But if you do video it will invert that too😣


I've said this forever... which is a point that seems to be missed.
Chino 12:03 AM - 29 January, 2017
^^^ EXACTLY!!... BUT according to BARRY SCOTT "Stupid Serato Users" are not intelligent enough to know how to use the invert screen function on a MBP.

I play videos too. If I invert the colors on my MBP then it will also invert my videos. We NEED DAY MODE for SDJ!!!
BARRY SCOTT 6:39 PM - 29 January, 2017
There isn't a invert colours video fx?
Dj Ricky Redz 9:21 PM - 23 February, 2017
It really bugs me that serato is really overlooking this feature, it's really needed, especially in the mobile Dj market.
acemc 10:21 PM - 23 February, 2017
Serato is blatantly ignoring us!!
blackavenger 6:59 AM - 24 February, 2017
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Serato is blatantly ignoring us!!

You think?!? LMAO!!
BlackWhiteX 2:07 PM - 13 March, 2017
+1
porps 7:35 AM - 19 March, 2017
+1 cant believe we are STILL waiting for this
DJ ST3V3 12:28 AM - 23 March, 2017
+1

Really hard to see outdoors if laptop screen doesn't go really bright.
Laz219 3:06 AM - 23 March, 2017
I've always found invert useless because I lose my reference for colours in cues/waves etc.
Doesn't help that apple don't do matte screens anymore.
R-A-C 3:22 PM - 30 March, 2017
still no day mode lol

i get it that you don't wanna look like vdj but not even letting the user make basic color changes is just not vindicable anymore nowadays. especially since you're using Qt anyway so put the stuff in a qss and let the advanced users edit to their liking.
Nivaadh 2:37 PM - 25 April, 2017
+1
samstone 5:05 PM - 25 April, 2017
+1
Its been over 2 years since this post and no day mode for Serato dj, especially when it was already incorporated in Itch. I'm surprise its taking software engineers at Serato this long to implement this needed feature in Serato dj.

So Serato what's the deal, patent infringement??
development team can't get it to work? - Pay an outside developer and get it done.


Sounds like the plea from djs are falling on deaf ears.
ASTHEDj 12:54 AM - 26 April, 2017
on mac just go to accessibility and hit display then invert the colors,on PC don't know
Laz219 1:21 AM - 26 April, 2017
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on mac just go to accessibility and hit display then invert the colors,on PC don't know


It's still not the same as a proper day mode though.
R-A-C 1:07 PM - 26 April, 2017
indeed, inverted colors is awful
ASTHEDj 4:19 PM - 26 April, 2017
True but outside in the sunlight it Works better then the other one
Papa Midnight 6:05 PM - 26 April, 2017
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True but outside in the sunlight it Works better then the other one


Go do video and and let us know how well inverted works out for you.
ASTHEDj 8:35 PM - 26 April, 2017
www.virtualdj.com
this off my 13 mac my 15 .... 10.9.5 is System Preferences then accessibility then DisPLAY. were all Dj to help each other out..
R-A-C 8:50 PM - 26 April, 2017
thanks but you missed the point. we know how it works. we just don't like the result
DJ Mell 07 10:45 PM - 26 April, 2017
+2017
Papa Midnight 12:16 AM - 27 April, 2017
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www.virtualdj.com
this off my 13 mac my 15 .... 10.9.5 is System Preferences then accessibility then DisPLAY. were all Dj to help each other out..


We're all entirely clear on how to invert the display. It's just that it is unacceptable, and not a valid solution. Likewise, if you use video (as has been described over 5 years of comments in this thread and the other one (serato.com)), inverting is not an option that anyone should consider at all.
ASTHEDj 1:33 AM - 27 April, 2017
If your doing a out side events with Music only then this will help.get to know your computer no need for a 1 2 3 how to video about a mac if your using a mac then this will help PC ?
ASTHEDj 1:37 AM - 27 April, 2017
Papa Midnight 2:44 AM - 27 April, 2017
..Read. The. Thread.
G.REKKAS 8:33 AM - 18 July, 2017
+1 for sure! you see in Greece most of our days are too sunny even during christmas so , a feature like this would be appreciated!
Cwite 11:57 AM - 18 July, 2017
Inverting the colours is a half measure. I don't use video, but I do use the wave forms colour coding to anticipate track progression, I do colour code tracks to know their energy level or style, and I do colour code cue points for various uses.
When I invert the screen, these all become useless.

Day mode please.
Tommy R 11:58 PM - 26 August, 2017
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Ahhh no sh**!

That's not why people are posting, from my experience it's a work around at best.

Not everything is displayed nicely with inverse view mode.


I think people honestly need to see ITCH Day Mode to understand why it's different from simply inverting your display colours.


Yes sir.
Tommy R 6:49 PM - 1 September, 2017
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DJ TooHypE 9:05 PM - 2 September, 2017
+1
Tommy R 9:23 PM - 2 September, 2017
+1000000000000000000000000
Jay-T 3:27 AM - 4 September, 2017
Another summer come and gone. Still no day mode.
Papa Midnight 4:42 AM - 4 September, 2017
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Another summer come and gone. Still no day mode.

Not even so much as a reply to this feature request.
Tommy R 4:22 PM - 4 September, 2017
Serato don't give a shit about us. Probably if Diplo or some big name (not real DJ) asked for it they would do it.
Tommy R 1:26 AM - 25 October, 2017
We want it now