Serato Workshop - Microsoft Flagship Store (NY)

The Digilogue is excited to announce Serato's collaboration with Microsoft on April 7th! Serato Artist Relations team OP! and Dstrukt will be leading the workshop demonstrating key features in Serato DJ, using the Microsoft Surface.

Basics of Serato DJ 1.9.6
  • Sync
  • Beat Gridding
  • Beat Jumps
  • Slicer
  • Serato DJ FXs
  • Key Detection and Pitch n' Time DJ
  • Pitch Play
  • Smart Crates

The workshop will be controller focused. OP Miller and the Serato team will bring five different controllers for people to test out after the workshop.

There will be a raffle for a Serato DJ Suite, Serato DJ licenses, and other goods.

Register here

Comments (17)

dj zaza 6:17 AM - 19 March, 2017
I'm glad that uses Serato products as Surface, I'm very happy with my Sp4, and with the new version everything is very stable, I hope for April Serato ports a version with smooth waveforms as on Mac. would be extraordinary.
dj zaza 5:44 AM - 8 April, 2017
Serato, but there is no video of the event Microsoft yesterday.
earnestdotcom 3:39 PM - 13 April, 2017
Does this mean that Serato Video on Windows is going to start using something that's supported on the Windows platform instead of QuickTime?
Dose 3:34 PM - 17 April, 2017
Wondering how this went... Officially, Serato is recommending to NOT use the surface line of products. I've been testing Serato DJ out on my Surface Book, and its a great machine, but I'm still weary of using Serato DJ. There are connectivity issues (which are known issuesd - support.serato.com) which can be some what helped by turning off resources in the BIOS (like the back/front/IR cameras), but I was still getting issues with the keyboard/trackpad not responding anywhere from a few seconds to a minute or two. Really hoping this issue is addressed and Serato DJ can be optimized for use on the Surface Pros/Book.
alec.tron 12:24 AM - 18 April, 2017
As a surface pro owner & someone who suffered a crash with SDJ on a surface pro 3 at a large scale festival (after weeks of testing SDJ on the Surface Pro 3....and all was seemingly fine (and this was before the official warning was out too)] - I welcome every attempt to make SDJ more stable in general, and on 2in1 laptops / surface devices specifically so the SDJ non-support / warning can be lifted...

But, to run an official demo session of a product that (now) officially warns not to use the hardware/device with their own software is more than a little schizophrenic, no... ?

Fingers crossed this event got Microsoft & Serato devs talking!
c.
dj zaza 5:22 AM - 18 April, 2017
I use serato dj with Sp4, never a drop out, or software crash, CPU use 17% in maximum, latency 2ms, surface temperature of from 46 to 48 degrees. system optimization, I just turned off the network card, the position. everything works perfectly. the serato version is 1.9.6, my i7 processor and 16 GB RAM, 512 SSD,
Dose 8:08 AM - 18 April, 2017
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I use serato dj with Sp4, never a drop out, or software crash, CPU use 17% in maximum, latency 2ms, surface temperature of from 46 to 48 degrees. system optimization, I just turned off the network card, the position. everything works perfectly. the serato version is 1.9.6, my i7 processor and 16 GB RAM, 512 SSD,

Do you do anything else for system optimization or is it just the network card? Also, do you disable the card completely or just turn on airplane mode? The specs are pretty much the same as my surface book, but I'm still getting the weird hang where my keyboard and trackpad stops working for a short amount of time.
dj zaza 8:34 AM - 18 April, 2017
off from device management, I forgot, the intel driver download from the site and install them manually from the device management, you have to download the .zip file, no .exe. Once installed go to the Intel panel and in the energy section, when powered by current, select maximum performance. the CPU so it will not always to 3.20 ghz but varies from 2.4 to 2.8, then also turn off the location, I do not have Bluetooth or other blocks, the only block that feedback and if I try to scroll through the tracks with the touch. if you need more info please ask.
dj zaza 6:22 AM - 23 April, 2017
Hi, I wanted to update you on the performance of 1.9.6 on Surface Pro 4 yesterday, yesterday I had an evening, I mixed from 6:00 PM to 00:00, no abandonment problem, just to a point the trackpad of the type cover did not Answered more perfectly, I detached and reconnected everything came back to work. Latency was at 2 ms, temperatures initially at 47 degrees, then dropped to 43/44 because it was a bit cooler than in the afternoon. I am very pleased with this version. I used a single turntable, djm s9, because I was on a big boat and did not have much space, I found it very useful anti drift. I hope this will help the owners of surface products.
Dose 5:56 PM - 23 April, 2017
Nice! I also have an update for Surface Book users - initial problems I was having with the base was when I had serato forced to use the NVidia GPU on the base. I switched it back to the integrated graphics, and changing some settings, was able to run max performance (instead of balanced). Had 2 gigs the last 2 days, 6 hours straight each day and had NO issues. Running 1.9.6 on my Surface Book i7 w/ performance base, using a DDJ-SB2 + Maschine Mk2 as a midi controller. No connection issues, no keyboard/trackpad issues. Everything is running like it was on my MBP.
König Balthasar 8:29 AM - 4 July, 2017
I have also some inputs, use the airplain mode for gigs and do not use a micro sd card.
DarpMalone 5:29 PM - 11 December, 2017
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I have also some inputs, use the airplain mode for gigs and do not use a micro sd card.

A bit of a late reply but @König Balthasar are you still using your Surface Pro without issue and what makes you think that the micro-SD is an issue?

Thanks
König Balthasar 6:23 PM - 11 December, 2017
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A bit of a late reply but @König Balthasar are you still using your Surface Pro without issue and what makes you think that the micro-SD is an issue?Thanks


No i do not use my surface pro for serato. That was just a input from other experience i made with serato on windows. If you use flight mode there are no wifi or bluetooth interrupts and that makes your system more stable, and in my opinion, that is a very easy step to do before you start the gig.

The SD Card thing was something confusing i had this summer, when i copyed all the Serato Library files and MP3s to a SD card, as a backup. When i started the gig i relized that when i load a track it needs 30s (serato GUI was freezed during this time) that was horror, after i removed the SD card everything worked perfect again. So i think if you load the MP3 from SD and it is slow, than you can have big impacts.
DarpMalone 7:07 PM - 11 December, 2017
Interesting. I'm getting lockups once in a while but it makes no difference whether I'm playing from a USB drive or from microSD. I'm using a 128GB (Class 10) microSD and files load instantly... ill try some of these optimizations this week and see howblong i can go without a freeze.

Thanks
König Balthasar 8:10 PM - 11 December, 2017
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Interesting. I'm getting lockups once in a while but it makes no difference whether I'm playing from a USB drive or from microSD. I'm using a 128GB (Class 10) microSD and files load instantly... ill try some of these optimizations this week and see howblong i can go without a freeze.

Thanks


He DarpMalone, what do you mean with lockups? Do you have a full freeze, with Audio drop? Do you need to kill the serato process?

OK now i remember, i had that SD card problem on my lenovo T420s DJ Laptop with a read only SD card, after the backup i have set the card to read only. Maybe that was the problem that slow down serato...

But i would recommend to try without USB or SD only with the internal drive, for testing.

Do you use a USB Hub when you use the USB Drive?

Greetings
DarpMalone 9:23 PM - 11 December, 2017
Music continues to play but Serato stops responding to my controller. All lights on the controller freeze and Serato doesnt respond to keyboard shortcuts... Other programs in Windows still respond though. I can alt+tab in to other programs and they seem to work but no response from Serato. I'm forced to cold reboot Windows.

I'm currently using the Microsoft Surface doc which has a built in hub but it froze when my DDJ was plugged in directly as well.

I'll remove the microSD, and throw a folder onto the local drive this evening and play around in Airplane mode for a while and see how it behaves.

Regards
Dose 11:45 PM - 27 December, 2017
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DarpMalone 2:23 PM - 11 December, 2017

Music continues to play but Serato stops responding to my controller. All lights on the controller freeze and Serato doesnt respond to keyboard shortcuts... Other programs in Windows still respond though. I can alt+tab in to other programs and they seem to work but no response from Serato. I'm forced to cold reboot Windows.


Its not exactly ideal, but have you tried turning a few things off in the Bios (when booting your surface, hold both power and volume up button at the same time, once surface logo shows up, let go of the power button, but continue to hold volume up)? I've turned off things like the IR sensor, front and rear cameras, and the surface dock (since i don't have one). This helps free up some resources.

I will say, that after installing the last 2 serato builds, i've had the same thing happen. music will still play, but the only way to get out of it is to do a cold reboot. I've since tried updating my windows 10 version to the latest insider release to see if that helps any. So far, I havent seen any issues, but will keep post any updates... I'm hoping if Serato DJ 2.0 is a 64 bit application, maybe that would help out with some of these issues as well. Guess we'll find out.