Serato DJ Lite 1.1 is out now and adds Streaming support for SoundCloud and TIDAL, and the Serato Play expansion pack. Perfect for beginners, you now have everything you need to rock a party with only your laptop and a subscription to SoundCloud or TIDAL. Read on for more info on the release.
Serato Play is the newest addition to the Serato Expansion Pack collection, and is the first one to be supported in Serato DJ Lite also. Play enables a powerful laptop-only DJing experience. Access features such as EQ, FX and Filters, all without the need for hardware to be plugged in. Serato Play is USD 39, learn more here.
Streaming in Serato DJ Lite
Streaming with SoundCloud and TIDAL in Serato DJ Lite gives you access to an endless music library. Finding music to DJ with is not a problem. You can now stream everything from the freshest underground sounds to certified classics straight away, without leaving the app. Read more about Streaming in Serato DJ Lite here.
Discover new music with SoundCloud
Get immediate access to the newest songs posted on SoundCloud and stream them in high-quality 256kbps AAC in Serato DJ Pro.
You’ll also be able to access your likes, playlists and search SoundCloud's catalog all within Serato DJ Pro.
Start a one-month free trial of SoundCloud Go+ ($9.99/m or $4.99/m for Pro Unlimited subscribers) and try this out today.
Never get caught without a track with TIDAL
Get direct access to 60 million tracks and stream them in Serato DJ Lite.
TIDAL offers two tiers of membership - HIFI which allows the option to use lossless FLAC files or AAC files in 320Kbps or 256Kbps, or Premium which gives you access to the AAC files.
Organize your playlists from the TIDAL phone or desktop app, then the next time you open Serato DJ Lite they’ll be ready for you to DJ with.
Start a one-month free trial of TIDAL and try this out today.
What kind of audio quality settings can I use for streaming tracks?
The settings are slightly different depending on what streaming provider you are using:
SoundCloud tracks are all available in a high-quality AAC format.
TIDAL tracks are available in different bit rates and file types depending on the TIDAL account tier you subscribe to: HIFI users have the option to choose between lossless FLAC streams and high-quality AAC streams. Premium users have access to high-quality AAC streams only.
Will my track metadata (Cue Points, Loops etc) work once I save them on tracks from streaming services?
Once you set cue points and loops on a track from a streaming service the information will all be saved to your machine and next time you load the file (at either FLAC or AAC quality) all your information will be available.
Can I search for tracks from streaming services in Serato DJ Lite?
DJ's can use the Serato DJ search bar to search music from the streaming service catalogues. To do this click the TIDAL or SoundCloud icon next to the search bar and enter your search query. Local results from the ‘all…’ crate will be displayed first followed by results from the streaming service. You can tell which songs are from the streaming service catalogue as they will have a small TIDAL or SoundCloud icon in the first column of the library.
Do I need to analyze tracks from streaming services like I do with my tracks normally?
When you load a streaming track to deck the entire audio stream will be downloaded. Once the download is complete Serato DJ Lite will analyze the file quickly and provide you with track information such as BPM and a waveform overview. All this information will be saved and displayed in your library for the next time you play the track.
How can I create and edit streaming playlists?
You can create and edit playlists on the go using the SoundCloud and TIDAL mobile and web applications.
TIDAL subscribers are also able to create and edit playlists in Serato DJ Lite by dragging and dropping TIDAL tracks from your search results or other TIDAL playlists.
Can I save my tracks from streaming services to be used offline?
At this stage there is no ability to save streaming tracks and play them while offline. You must have an active internet connection to use streaming services in Serato DJ Lite.
Why aren't all the tracks in my SoundCloud playlist showing in my Serato DJ Lite library?
Some SoundCloud tracks may have restrictions on use by third-party applications, this is set by the content owner at the upload stage. These tracks will not show up in your Serato DJ Lite library.