Serato DJ Pro 2.1 is out now and available for download. This update is packed with new features including streaming support with SoundCloud and TIDAL, a new Expansion Pack in Serato Play, improvements to the RANE SEVENTY-TWO with the latest firmware and hardware support for the Mixars PRIMO. Free trials have also been reset so you can try it all out now.
Streaming in Serato DJ Pro
Streaming with SoundCloud and TIDAL in Serato DJ Pro 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 Pro 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 Pro
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 Pro they’ll be ready for you to DJ with.
Start a one-month free trial of TIDAL and try this out today.
Serato Play is a fully-featured expansion pack for DJing with just your laptop. You now have the option to DJ without any hardware connected and access advanced features such as EQ, FX, Filters, your other expansion packs and more.
Add Serato Play to your setup for only 39 USD. You’ll get Serato Play for free if you have an existing Suite license or an active Suite or Expansion Pack subscription plan.
Learn more about Serato Play here.
RANE SEVENTY-TWO firmware update
Serato DJ Pro 2.1 alongside the latest RANE firmware adds support for post fader FX as well as a number of new usability features for the screen and bug fixes. Learn more about this here.
Mixars PRIMO support
The Mixars PRIMO is a premium 2-channel/4-deck controller and mixer for Serato DJ Pro. The PRIMO has all the features you need for professional use, including intuitive platter lighting and RGB pads.
Free trials are reset
All free trials have been reset in Serato DJ Pro 2.1. Take another free 14-day trial to test out the new features. Learn more here.
Serato DJ Essentials - New subscription plan
To coincide with the launch of Serato Play, we’ve added an all new subscription plan. Serato DJ Essentials is only USD 11.99/m and gives you access to Serato DJ Pro and all the essential expansion packs; Play, Flip FX and Pitch ‘n Time DJ. Subscribe now at our pricing page or in My Serato in Serato DJ Pro.
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, Flips etc) work once I save them on tracks from streaming services?
Once you set cue points, loops and flips 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 Pro?
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 Pro will analyze the file quickly and provide you with track information such as Key, 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 Pro by dragging and dropping TIDAL tracks from your search results or other TIDAL playlists.
Can I record my sets in Serato DJ Pro with tracks that I am streaming?
You cannot record your sets while DJing with streaming tracks.
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 Pro.
Why aren't all the tracks in my SoundCloud playlist showing in my Serato DJ Pro 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 Pro library.