22 December, 2011
Scratch Live 2.3.3 is out now! New video up
Serato is happy to anounce the release of Scratch Live 2.3.3, a new maintenance and bug fix release for all SSL DJs. Serato Product Manager, Nick, gives the latest version of Scratch Live one final test before release.
Cool music in this video eh? Two of our office favourites have their tracks in this vid.
Loefah - Disko Rekah (Deep Medi)
This is one of the first dubstep songs we played over and over and over again in the office when it came out a few years ago. Such a killer tune, and Loefah (UK) is such an incredible producer, we've never gotten sick of it. If you like the sound of this, you should check out Loefah's other tunes, as well as the tunes on his label, Swamp81. Swamp81 is leading the way at the moment, putting out some seriously future tunes from the likes of Ramadanaman, The Bug, Addison Groove, Joy Orbison, Boddika and more.
Jellphonic - Smack (Fingertips)
Jellphonic is a producer from New Zealand who makes the most undergound heaters. This track, Smack, was recently featured on the hugely popular "Hit It and Quit It Radio Revue" Serato Pressing. Jelly often gives away tunes for free, and has previously had releases on Clone Records and Wonderful Noise. Check out his Soundcloud here.
So I assume this won't work in SL1?
He's using Scratch Live 2.3.3 - the Vestax VFX-1 is a natively supported controller for Scratch Live software DJ-FX, as well as being an official FX controller for ITCH. If you plug it it to your computer when running Scratch Live, it is pre-mapped to control the software FX.
let me know since this is the only issue I have to cover before I buy the VFX-1.
You can connect multiple controllers by using a powered USB hub. The Dicers and the VFX-1 are both native controllers for Scratch Live, so when you plug them in they're already pre-mapped and ready to go :)
1 x usb in to laptop - hub with for example 3 usb slots and this schit pluged in to power or does it suck the power via the laptop usb port?
happy holidays dj clay
Those would be Novation Dicers.
& yes those samples are dope!!!
And A Merry Christmas To Everyone.
Open up Serato without your Sl1/2/3/4 plugged in and you CAN analyse files! Just hit the inconspicuous "Analyze Files" button!
When is Serato going to join the rest of the world and let us have the Pitch Control in All Modes?
You can't rely on club turntables all the time. Some have spilt beer or their pitch controls are off.
It should be in the next release. A very simple thing.
Scratch Live doesn't allow you to analyze files with your interface plugged in to ensure that you don't accidentally hit "Analyze Files" during a live gig - analyzing files is very CPU intensive and will cause audio drop outs - not something you want happening in front of a large crowd!
As a DJ with more focus on beat matching and extended sets, I love to see how more tactile performances and turntablism have developed in the world of digital djing.
I am a huge fan of Serato's FX development and versalitility and constantly wonder why so many of my contemporaries blindly follow Traktor...
For those of you who aren't into the layout of the Vestax control in the video, you can in fact very easily midi map most controllers exactly how you want it within Serato ( I use an NI X1 which confuses Traktor people ;)
Just click the "MIDI" button near the top-right of the program, click on the function you want to assign to your controller, then move the knob / button you want to use and you are done.
This is a huge difference from Traktor (where it can take hours to map a controller) and was a big sell point for me.
One area that I haven't fully explored yet is the true range of Serato's latest FX updates; I only use an HPF, LPF and Reverb but this becomes redundant if I am using a Xone. Can anyone recommend some other good configurations for Serato's FX panel?
If you already have a good laptop, probably $700-1000 for decent gear, excluding speakers
go to help section and make a new post
One more bump for this! It would be a great Christmas present!
Pure awesomeness :)
I want a rane/serato controller that matches my sl3! Not an NI or Vestax unit.
Really dope, I'm loving the technical/musical balance. Kudos!
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