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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.

Nick uses the Novation Dicers for cues and loops, as well as the Vestax VFX-1 for DJ-FX control.

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.

Comments (58)

DJ4LMNTZ 10:29 PM - 22 December, 2011
So is he using ITCH in the video or SL1/SL3/4? I checked out the Vestax VFX-1 and it says it only works with the Vestax controller and/or ITCH.

So I assume this won't work in SL1?
Brigid 10:31 PM - 22 December, 2011
Hey DJ4LMNTZ,
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.
DJ4LMNTZ 10:32 PM - 22 December, 2011
Thanks! I've been using my APC40 mapped out to Serato for blending but despite having all the knobs and sliders in the world for effects, I think that VFX-1 would make things a bit tidier and easier
Brigid 10:32 PM - 22 December, 2011
From experience, I can tell you, it's a DOPE FX controller :)
djfaq 10:37 PM - 22 December, 2011
Awesomeness!
DJ_PENFOLD 11:38 PM - 22 December, 2011
41! You're my hero!
Djwenc 12:04 AM - 23 December, 2011
please tell me one thing, with two usb slots... how do I hook up serato, dicer and vfx ? ;) that = 3 usb cables... is it allright to connect the dicer and the vfx-1 via a splitter ? will serato see both controlers and pre-asign preset values to them ?

let me know since this is the only issue I have to cover before I buy the VFX-1.

Thanks.
DJ4LMNTZ 12:15 AM - 23 December, 2011
DJwenc, invest in a little multiple USB Hub (I got a Belkin with 7 spots for $40) and if it lags or has latency, you can invest a little more into upgrade your USB to Firewire for maximum speeds
Brigid 12:44 AM - 23 December, 2011
Hey Djwenc,

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 :)
Djwenc 12:51 AM - 23 December, 2011
powered usb hub means that I have to suply external power for the hub ?

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?
Brigid 1:02 AM - 23 December, 2011
You'll need it powered externally if you're wanting to power more than one device of a single USB port. So, one USB hub plugged into a USB port, powered with an external power supply, that you can plug multiple controllers into.
Djwenc 1:13 AM - 23 December, 2011
Ok, the really cleared things out! thanks a lot ! Merry Christmas or whatever you believe in ;)
AMGBiturbo 1:21 AM - 23 December, 2011
Please give us that Serato Scratch Senter track!!!!!!!! The samples were great!
djtazzzz 1:29 AM - 23 December, 2011
Well that controller work on ns7 ?
EnriqueTw 1:51 AM - 23 December, 2011
Yah those samples are dope!!! pretty please Serato guys !!!!
sampleorgy 1:55 AM - 23 December, 2011
fresh!
surclay 2:26 AM - 23 December, 2011
Hi , Im new to this so my question may seem amature... what is the control on the side of the turn table it looks like there is a cord coming out of them. are they built into the turn tables or are they additional and sit on top??

happy holidays dj clay
EnriqueTw 2:44 AM - 23 December, 2011
HERE YOU GO

Watchwww.youtube.com
cutloose 3:21 AM - 23 December, 2011
Quote:
fresh!


AGREED !..!
EnriqueTw 3:25 AM - 23 December, 2011
We are missing the main topic here...THOSE SAMPLES!!!!
Escaport 4:15 AM - 23 December, 2011
Hey surclay,

Those would be Novation Dicers.
mr muzik 4:50 AM - 23 December, 2011
i have the dicers, they are great, now i am looking into this vfx1, looks very managable.... loving serato!!!!!!!
DJ 1Der 6:21 AM - 23 December, 2011
Great video!!! I'm also quite new to this whole Dicer/VFX-1 equip too... 1st: how do the Dicers hook up to/stay on Vestax PDX turntables? 2nd: when you say it's pre-mapped, do you mean it'll automatically pick up the que points/loops that I've already set up?

Thanks!
1Der
Happy Holidays

& yes those samples are dope!!!
Dj Ace 6:26 AM - 23 December, 2011
Another killer video Nick! can't wait to hang out again at Namm 2011 ;)
Dj Ace 6:28 AM - 23 December, 2011
I mean namm 2012...LOL
TheOfficialDistorted 8:51 AM - 23 December, 2011
Guys, Check My Profile and you can see my SoundCloud.

And A Merry Christmas To Everyone.
cheeba (the believer) 9:50 AM - 23 December, 2011
"he's on fire!". great vid and mad skills there nick
TechD 10:02 AM - 23 December, 2011
Nice vid, What control vinyls are those? They look tidy
2Seven 10:12 AM - 23 December, 2011
TechD, they're regular red control vinyl with the serato slips underneath!
21 B Sound Systm 10:47 AM - 23 December, 2011
We're still learning new things about Serato each day. The question we have, is there any plans in the future to allow DJ's to analyze MP3's and music files with having the plug out the SL1,2,3 or 4's ? It's pretty time consuming at times when we receive tons of new music but we have to analyze all the files with the SL4 unplugged, and then plug the SL4 back in. How about a "right click" file analyze function like Traktor ?
2Seven 11:11 AM - 23 December, 2011
Quote:
We're still learning new things about Serato each day. The question we have, is there any plans in the future to allow DJ's to analyze MP3's and music files with having the plug out the SL1,2,3 or 4's ? It's pretty time consuming at times when we receive tons of new music but we have to analyze all the files with the SL4 unplugged, and then plug the SL4 back in. How about a "right click" file analyze function like Traktor ?

Open up Serato without your Sl1/2/3/4 plugged in and you CAN analyse files! Just hit the inconspicuous "Analyze Files" button!
21 B Sound Systm 11:36 AM - 23 December, 2011
Sorry I made a typo on my last post. We want to know if there are any plans in the future to enable DJ's to analyze files with the SL1/2/3/4 plugged in? It seems like a simple fix.
2Seven 1:32 PM - 23 December, 2011
Why would there be a need? What's time consuming about disconnecting a USB cable?
iLLBot 3:24 PM - 23 December, 2011
Happy Holidays to everyone.
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.
DJ Young Herrera 4:47 PM - 23 December, 2011
Hot vid
Dj Datboi 6:31 PM - 23 December, 2011
I think what 21 b sound mean is if ur in a live session and u add a song to ur libary will there be a update to analyze files while ur in a live session
DJ CnC 8:47 PM - 23 December, 2011
Does Scratch Live 2.3.3 run with no issues in Mac OS 10.7.2?
DJ Kameron Blaze 9:07 PM - 23 December, 2011
Yes! That was straight fire. . Much Respect and Love reporting from VA
Eru G 11:07 PM - 23 December, 2011
Quote:
Sorry I made a typo on my last post. We want to know if there are any plans in the future to enable DJ's to analyze files with the SL1/2/3/4 plugged in? It seems like a simple fix.


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!
Brigid 11:20 PM - 23 December, 2011
You could use "Autofill Overviews" though, which would read through the file after you load it to a deck.
southphillydjdino 5:07 AM - 24 December, 2011
if the vestex works with ssl now. will the numark nsfx work with this now??
kastrioti 8:50 PM - 24 December, 2011
Can anybody tell me how much cost to buy the complet equiment for Dj plz?
GdAWG1 11:51 PM - 24 December, 2011
Can you use the dicers with dennon s3500 ?
Dan Bain 2:25 AM - 25 December, 2011
An inspiring video!! :)

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?
DJ4LMNTZ 5:15 AM - 25 December, 2011
Quote:
Can anybody tell me how much cost to buy the complet equiment for Dj plz?


If you already have a good laptop, probably $700-1000 for decent gear, excluding speakers
PPZ315 7:16 AM - 25 December, 2011
Nice demo, Nick! Is it me or is there a new model of the TTM - 57? I see the red lines are new to the faceplate, but looks to me the group buttons 1-6 are raised. If so, smart move, since I'm about to send mine in to get buttons 1-3 and the cue button swapped out due to wear and tear. Happy holidays to all!
DJ4LMNTZ 5:30 PM - 25 December, 2011
One problem I've been having with the new patch is that under the DJ-FX tab in SL1, it won't allow me to change the beat that the effect(s) go over (ex. 2/1, 1, 1/2, etc). It didn't glitch like this until I downloaded this update
Dj Ace 6:10 PM - 25 December, 2011
Quote:
One problem I've been having with the new patch is that under the DJ-FX tab in SL1, it won't allow me to change the beat that the effect(s) go over (ex. 2/1, 1, 1/2, etc). It didn't glitch like this until I downloaded this update


go to help section and make a new post
Mr. Walker 2:12 PM - 26 December, 2011
annnnd... where's that Serato Scratch Senter track???

:-D
AMGBiturbo 6:04 PM - 27 December, 2011
Quote:
annnnd... where's that Serato Scratch Senter track???



:-D

One more bump for this! It would be a great Christmas present!
serkan 12:23 AM - 28 December, 2011
I know Nick is an amazing DJ but he really killed it with this one!
Pure awesomeness :)
psychology 3:54 PM - 1 January, 2012
What is the VFX unit sitting up to make it level with the turntables?
TechD 10:13 AM - 8 January, 2012
When are they bringing out the rane/serato controller?!?!?! I was discussing this with Zach S a while back but still have not heard or seen anything yet.
I want a rane/serato controller that matches my sl3! Not an NI or Vestax unit.
DJ Gmix 12:31 AM - 12 January, 2012
Question? what other Itch related controllers will VFX1 work with? It's mentioned above it will work with Itch, but curious if I can use as additional FX controller for NS7.
Tableturnah 9:01 PM - 17 January, 2012
Nice routine Nick! Who ever thought that Serato guy who's always so friendly and helpful in the forums would rip those orbits apart!? Well, maybe those of you who know him. I had no idea.

Really dope, I'm loving the technical/musical balance. Kudos!
Brigid 5:54 AM - 18 January, 2012
I have to agree Tableturnah - Nick killed it on this one :D
DJ Dubbz 12:21 PM - 26 January, 2012
Serato is doing turntable DJ's proud. Big ups to you all!!
Jay Free 3:34 AM - 7 November, 2013
Can I run a NON powered USB hub for dicers and a VFX? thanks!

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