ITCH 1.7.1 Release Notes

4 November, 2010

ITCH 1.7.1 is a maintenance release to address reports of increased dropouts when updating from ITCH 1.5 to ITCH 1.7.

There are a small number of bugs fixes that improve performance for all users and it is reccomended that all users upgrade to 1.7.1.

Changes Since ITCH 1.7

*Fix for unnecessary tag writing
*Fix for the history panel increasing CPU usage
*Fix for Time Remaining/Elapsed not switching when clicked to the left of the box
*Fix for Beat Grid Edit Button not displaying with the Xone:DX if Beat Grid has been set to disabled (with another build or with another controller connected)
*Fix for ITCH corrupting .M4A files when adding/deleting non-English characters to tags
* Fixed overviews rebuilding when reloading a song which had just been analyzed on the deck.

If you are running Mac OS 10.6.4 please make sure you have this graphics update installed here



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:

Windows

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.

Mac

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.

Version: ITCH 1.7.1
Platform: Win