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8 March, 2017

UPDATE: 1.9.6 DVS IMPROVEMENTS AND ADDITIONS

With the release of Serato DJ 1.9.6 comes additions and improvements for DVS users. DJ’s who spin on turntables will find at least one or all of the below feature updates very beneficial.

Anti-Drift

Using turntables gives a lot of platter control to the user, but it doesn’t come without a cost. Wow/Flutter is a common nuisance that you'll experience when playing vinyl, caused by variables of the turntable or vinyl itself, resulting in unexpected BPM fluctuations.

The introduction of Anti-Drift combats wow/flutter by calculating the rotational speed of the vinyl and ignoring every abnormal rotation by applying an average. After a few rotations, your deck's BPM will be sitting at a stable number, resulting in a much more reliable beat-mixing experience.

You can enable Anti-Drift by checking the box found in the CD/Vinyl tab of the SETUP screen.

Smart Sync

Controllers have had an abundance of practical and performance enhancing features since their beginning. Smart Sync is one of the more commonly used features that DVS users have been patiently waiting for.

Smart sync is the more intelligent, more popular brother of simple sync who can lock track’s beatgrids in sequence and have decks follow the BPM of the master deck.

Enable Smart Sync by checking the box found in the DJ Preferences tab of the SETUP screen.

Needle Drop/Sticker Lock improvements

We’ve dialled in the sensitivity of our needle dropping features allowing our turntable users to utilize these handy tricks in their room, a club or battle with precision and assurance.

To enable Needle Dropping and Sticker Lock, enable the features you wish to use fromthe CD/Vinyl tab in the SETUP screen.

 DJ's wanting to use DVS that own DVS Upgradable hardware or Club Kit Mixers, will need to purchase the DVS Expansion pack from either inside the Expansion Packs & Activations window of Serato DJ or from the Serato Online Store.

Download Serato DJ 1.9.6

Comments (25)

kvnkrz 8:32 PM - 8 March, 2017
Is it possible to trigger saved loops with a DDJ SP1?
Asu 11:44 PM - 8 March, 2017
Thank God for Anti drift...gonna be a breeze doing long mixes/remixes on TT
DJ SEVEN SIX 11:03 PM - 9 March, 2017
Too bad I can' ANY version of Serato past 1.9.1. since Serato DJ is TERRIBLE with Windows 7. Biggest disappointment of all time. Spent $1700 on a new mixer and so I had to upgrade to the newer Serato DJ to replace SSL. Now I can't upgrade to any newer version of Serato DJ.
DaveVerne 8:34 AM - 10 March, 2017
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Thank God for Anti drift...gonna be a breeze doing long mixes/remixes on TT


I don't quite understand the Anti drift, I haven't tested it yet, does it basically mean easier sync?
djshu2000 3:13 AM - 12 March, 2017
could you please add an instant back up files button instead of having to wait a week and a delete double files button
Mike Czech 4:43 PM - 13 March, 2017
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Quote:
Thank God for Anti drift...gonna be a breeze doing long mixes/remixes on TT


I don't quite understand the Anti drift, I haven't tested it yet, does it basically mean easier sync?


Watch the video in the post. It explains Anti-Drift very clearly.
Francis 514 3:01 PM - 22 March, 2017
Very nice update, thank you Serato!
Mr.F 8:43 PM - 30 March, 2017
After updating to 1.9.6 does not work anymore. Windows 8.1
Mr.F 8:49 PM - 30 March, 2017
After updating to 1.9.6 does not work anymore. Windows 8.1
No recording possible. Recording can be started and stopped, but can not be saved.
Mr.F 9:53 PM - 30 March, 2017
Problem with the recording function fixed.
Thank you David W. (Serato) for the quick help!
DJ East 137 10:46 PM - 30 March, 2017
I can sum up Serato DJ 1.9.6 in one term, "Boombastic".
jack 1:36 AM - 31 March, 2017
Gosh you guys are really taking the work out of being a DJ LOL!!!!! That is what makes being a DJ is being able to lock a beat on your own now the computer software does it, I would love to see some of these DJ's try and mix real disco or R&B with real instruments without the help>>>>> Crash Dummies 1.9.6
DJ East 137 9:51 PM - 31 March, 2017
You are absolutely correct Jack. I don't know if one can rightfully call themselves a DJ if one cannot mix without the assistance of technology.
Gosoden 2:04 AM - 1 April, 2017
Tempo slider doesn't come up as an option for me.... What did I miss?
Gosoden 2:08 AM - 1 April, 2017
Don't use this a lot.... Guess there's no way to delete a comment
geocollins 11:00 AM - 1 April, 2017
When is Serato Dj going to be a 64 bit program? Maybe that would eliminate the need for multiple bug fixes....
keithers 2:49 AM - 4 April, 2017
is SDJ 1.9.6 working ok with Mac OS X 10.12.4? I haven't updated my MacBook in a longtime
geocollins 6:16 PM - 4 April, 2017
I like Serato and have used both Tracktor and Serato for few years. I remember when Tracktor went to a 64 bit program,
WOW! What a difference! I am using Win7
and I runs great. Any techs out there can explain? All new computers are 64 bit...
geocollins 7:13 PM - 4 April, 2017
Addendum: this will probably work better with DVS being 64 bit.
Samwhich 3:30 PM - 14 April, 2017
Quote:
Gosh you guys are really taking the work out of being a DJ LOL!!!!! That is what makes being a DJ is being able to lock a beat on your own now the computer software does it, I would love to see some of these DJ's try and mix real disco or R&B with real instruments without the help>>>>> Crash Dummies 1.9.6


Just listened to a couple of your mixes on here: djjamminjack.podomatic.com

They sound pretty average to be honest. Maybe you should try and use some of the features in this software to help clean them up a little?

Just sayin' :) <3
Radiius 4:10 PM - 14 April, 2017
Quote:
I like Serato and have used both Tracktor and Serato for few years. I remember when Tracktor went to a 64 bit program,
WOW! What a difference! I am using Win7
and I runs great. Any techs out there can explain? All new computers are 64 bit...


64 bit programs essentially allow the application to use more system resources in a potentially more efficient manner, resulting in an overall performance boost. The only way you'll notice a true boost in performance is if the application is using the max amount of resources that a 32-bit application is allotted and needs more overhead. I imagine that a 64 bit version of SDJ would yield a speed increase, but it would be so marginal that it wouldn't make that much of a real world difference.
ossie86 11:37 PM - 1 June, 2017
I download the new software cannot get it to work my Numark Ndx500, anyone can shed some light on this...
dj frank kutz 4:30 PM - 11 June, 2017
MAKE IT WORK ON SNOW LEOPARD FOR MAC USERS.... 10.6.8

AND IT'S GOLD!!!!
jack 2:55 AM - 22 June, 2017
Quote:
Quote:
Gosh you guys are really taking the work out of being a DJ LOL!!!!! That is what makes being a DJ is being able to lock a beat on your own now the computer software does it, I would love to see some of these DJ's try and mix real disco or R&B with real instruments without the help>>>>> Crash Dummies 1.9.6


Just listened to a couple of your mixes on here: djjamminjack.podomatic.com

They sound pretty average to be honest. Maybe you should try and use some of the features in this software to help clean them up a little?

Just sayin' :) <3


Yes it probably would but i did those mixes in 2006 and 07, i do't edit and want to sound average, by the way you were probably still an egg in your mom's womb when i was carrying crates. I don't need a program to beat match and by the way when i get time i'll do some real stuff without any editing and that has consistent beat changes and different tempo's, I think and know for sure you missed my whole point so i'm kinda of childish replying to a DJ THAT PROBABLY ON MIXES 4/4 HOUSE BEATS AND TRACKED DRUM PATTERNS.
djruff1 8:28 AM - 25 June, 2017
will it work with the latest mac operating system

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