ITCH 2.0.1 Release Notes

26 August, 2011


  • SP-6 Sample Player
  • Brand Spanking New Look and Feel
  • Performance Modes (Library View, Vertical Waveforms and Stack Mode)
  • Day & Night Mode
  • Album Art Views
  • Smart Crates
  • File Migration
  • Serato Playlists
  • New & Improved Serato Smart Sync

Other Changes / Smaller Features:

  • Beatgrid Lock
  • View buttons for (Xone:DX, NS6 and Twitch) now cycle through the performance modes.
  • 4-deck Instant Doubles.
  • Hot Cue Fader Start (When fader start is enabled and a cue point is set or triggered, the temp cue is set to that cue point's position).
  • Slider added for font size.
  • Shared Preferences.

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed Vestax VCI-300 MK1 firmware corruption issue
  • Fixed Crossfader Reverse Keyboard shortcut (ctrl-shift-r).
  • Changes made to minimize distortion in recordings when playing at loud levels.
  • Corrected Continuous Mode behavior so that when you move past the beginning of a song while in this mode, the previous song doesn’t load.
  • Fixed Play button to flash at half the speed of the Cue button for all controllers supported with 1.7.
  • You can no longer drag a deck onto itself to reload or instant double the song.
  • Fixed miscellaneous crashes experienced by some users including when: relocating lost files, loading songs and exiting ITCH.
  • Fixed bug where the scroll bar arrows would be slow to react when ITCH is reading large libraries.
  • Fixed "[" and "'" keys for looping.
  • Fixed Windows crashes on start up when a database/crate contained a file with a file path greater than 259 characters.
  • Fix for sleeping, disconnecting controller and then waking up Macbook incorrectly whilst staying in connected mode.

Numark Controller Specific:

  • Decreased probability of spontaneous firmware updates with the NS7/V7.
  • Fixed shift shortcuts to jump to a specific loop slot.
  • Fixed Loop Select shift function to reloop as it did in ITCH version 1.5 and to turn off the shift/delete button.
  • Stopped selected track from being added to the Prepare crate when hot-plugging or starting up with the controller connected.

NS6 Specific:

  • Fixed bug where switching between Platter modes (Scratch and Jog) while using Skip could give unexpected results.
  • New NS6 Firmware Version 1.18 with improved performance

V7 Specific:

  • Fixed limiter triggering on the V7 when playing full scale tracks with 0db headroom

Xone:DX Specific:

  • Fixed issue where Shift button goes into the wrong state if holding it down while switching layer.
  • Beat Grid Enable option is able to be enabled/disabled instead of always being on.

DDJ-S1 Specific:

  • Fixed bug where the Vinyl Speed Adjust knob would instantly be applied to braking, but not acceleration.
  • Fixed bug where Slip mode would not deactivate when moving to hardware disconnected mode.
  • Fixed problem with Slip mode where ghost playhead could sometimes be using the wrong velocity while scratching.

FX Specific:

  • Reduced pops created when switching effects and turning them on and off.

Known Issues:

  • A crash may occur when hotplugging between ITCH Controllers.

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.

Version: ITCH 2.0.1
Platform: Win