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Learn: Ableton Link
Ableton Link provides a way of syncing Serato DJ to Ableton Live, syncing multiple Serato DJ setups as well as your Serato DJ setup with other supported Link apps - all wirelessly. Learn how to set this up with Serato DJ 1.9.3.
Tags · learn · ableton link · ableton · serato dj
23 Sep, 2016
Shash'U plays the Roland DJ-808
We enlisted Montreal producer Shash'U to put the Roland DJ-808 to the test. See why the DJ-808 is more than a DJ controller as he uses the built in TR-S, Sampler, PnT DJ, FX and more, adding a whole new level to his performance.
Tags · shash'u · roland · dj-808 · roland dj-808
22 Sep, 2016
Learn: Key Shifting & Sync w/ Logan
Find the key that fits! Logan from Serato HQ discusses harmonic mixing and how you can easily use the key shifting and sync tools in Serato DJ to make your mixes sound smoother than ever. Learn how to use key mixing to your advantage.
Tags · learn · serato dj · key shifting · key sync
20 Sep, 2016
Serato DJ 1.9.3 Now Available
Serato DJ 1.9.3 update is now available with added support for Ableton Link, updates to the Serato Sampler, minor interface changes and a number of bug fixes and stability improvements. Read more and update.
Tags · 1.9.3 · serato dj · software update · serato dj 1.9.3
19 Sep, 2016
Don’t upgrade to macOS Sierra (yet)
We’ve been testing Serato DJ across the beta versions of macOS Sierra and should be able to confirm support shortly after the official release. So please hold off upgrading for now.
Tags · macOS · sierra · os update · serato dj
15 Sep, 2016
Serato DJ 1.9.3 Public Beta w/ Ableton Link Support
We are continuing our Serato DJ 1.9.3 public beta with added support for Ableton Link. Also includes updates to the Serato Sampler, some minor interface changes and a number of bug fixes and stability improvements. Read more and join the beta.
Tags · 1.9.3 · serato dj · public beta · ableton
14 Sep, 2016
Remixing Radio NZ w/ the Roland DJ-808 Controller
Local musician, producer and DJ, Jeremy Toy, gives the all-new Roland DJ-808 his first spin - with a special challenge from Radio NZ to perform a live remix of the Morning Report theme.
Tags · jeremy toy · she's so rad · RNZ · radio new zealand
12 Sep, 2016
Denon DJ MCX8000 Wins Ultimate DJ Controller
Congratulations to Denon DJ for taking out the "Ultimate DJ Controller" category with the MCX8000, at the 2016 DJ Mag Tech Awards! Read more.
Tags · denon dj · mcx8000 · djmag · tech awards
12 Sep, 2016
Limited Edition 7" A-Trak Serato Pressing
Fool's Gold producer-don and DJ powerhouse A Trak brings us a breezy, synth-charged single with "Parallel Lines'. This pressing comes as an exclusive clear 7" record with audio on the A side and Serato CV02.5 Control Tone on the B side.
Tags · 7" · atrak · a-trak · serato pressings
9 Sep, 2016
Announcing Roland DJ-808
Serato and Roland announce the first DJ controller from Roland, the DJ-808. A professional 4-channel DJ controller with built-in drum sequencing, vocal processing, external instrument connectivity and deep Serato DJ integration, the DJ-808 redefines what it means to DJ.
Tags · roland · serato dj · dj-808 · #909day
9 Sep, 2016
2016 Global Spin DJ Expo
The 2016 Global Spin DJ Expo is a special event happening on the 17th September in New York City for DJs to try out the latest in music technology, network and be part of the culture. Scratch DJ Academy will be there offering DJ lessons and much more. Read on...
Tags · global spin dj expo · djing · expo · new york
7 Sep, 2016
Petition: Save Fabric!
As you might have seen in the media, iconic London club Fabric might have to close its doors and we don't want to see that happen. Read more and sign the petition to #SaveFabric
Tags · fabric · clubs · uk · #savefabric
5 Sep, 2016
SeratoCast: DJ Jazzy Jeff
With 7,170,034 minutes of SeratoCast listened and over 50 mixes released, listen to the one that started it all... DJ Jazzy Jeff: Sometimes I Just Want To Play Some Music.
Tags · seratocast · mixcloud · dj jazzy jeff · mix
4 Sep, 2016
BPM supreme: Cut Class w/ DJ Angelo
Do your scratches have a unique flow? How do you practice and develop this? DJ Angelo shows how to train your scratch flow in his first episode of Cut Class for BPM Supreme.
Tags · bpm supreme · cut class · dj angelo · scratching
30 Aug, 2016
LigOne Pitch Play Routine w/ Denon DJ MCX8000
Watch a new video from Denon DJ with LigOne, performing his Origami routine on the MCX8000 for Serato DJ. Check out his use of Pitch Play!
Tags · denon dj · pitch play · routine · artist
28 Aug, 2016
Serato & Roland Announce Partnership
Serato announces a new partnership with Roland, a world leader in music hardware, to create something truly unique and that will redefine what it means to be a DJ. Learn more...
Tags · serato · announcement · roland
25 Aug, 2016
DJCity: Ichy the Killer & Bakon One
Watch a new B2B scratch routine from DJ City with Battle Ave's Ichy the Killer and Bakon One, using the Mixars DUO for Serato DJ.
Tags · routine · artist · mixars · mixars duo
24 Aug, 2016
Win Mastering from MixedByAli & LANDR
Our friends at LANDR have offered the chance to have one of your tracks mastered by the man behind the boards for Kendrick Lamar, Derek "MixedByAli" Ali. Learn how you can win this awesome opportunity!
Tags · landr · production · mastering · artist
17 Aug, 2016
Forthcoming Denon DJ MC7000
Announcing, the Denon DJ MC7000 available in a forthcoming release of Serato DJ. Check out the video and images for the first look at this controller and read why you should be excited for Denon DJs latest professional controller.
Tags · denon dj · serato dj · controller · coming soon
15 Aug, 2016
Serato DJ 1.9.3 Now In Public Beta
Serato DJ 1.9.3 is now in public beta, adding a number of new features and improvements including updates to the Serato Sampler, some minor interface changes and a number of bug fixes and stability improvements. Read more and join the beta.
Tags · 1.9.3 · serato dj · update · public beta
15 Aug, 2016
Announcing: Sample Music Festival 2016
Serato is excited to partner with Sample Music Festival in Berlin this year, the first international event for turntablists, finger drummers and beat producers. Two days of workshops, performances, keynotes and exhibitions. Read more and purchase tickets.
Tags · event · sample music festival · berlin · turntablist
14 Aug, 2016
Limited Edition Serato x Phife Dawg Pressing
Styles upon styles upon styles... This month we are honoured to celebrate the 5-Foot Assassin's legacy with "Nutshell", a Serato x Phife Dawg pressing.
Tags · serato pressings · phife dawg · hip hop · cv
12 Aug, 2016
Try SoundSwitch 1.0 - Available Now
SoundSwitch 1.0 is now available, with the ability to try the software and set up lighting sequences without the SoundSwitch hardware. Download now and give it a try.
Tags · serato dj · serato · soundswitch · lighting
11 Aug, 2016
UKF in the Mix: Beats
Check out the latest UKF: In the Mix video routine from Captain Crunch as he spins, cuts and blends his way through a selection of some of the finest halftime beats featured on UKF over the past year.
Tags · ukf · in the mix · artist · routine
9 Aug, 2016
Numark Mixtrack Platinum with Serato DJ 1.9.2
Check out the all new Numark Mixtrack Platinum, the latest in Numarks Mixtrack range. The Mixtrack Platinum is available to purchase now with Serato DJ 1.9.2.
Tags · 1.9.2 · serato dj · dj · numark
1 Aug, 2016
Serato DJ 1.9.2 Now Available
Serato DJ 1.9.2 is now available with a focus on stability as well as important workflow and interface improvements. Read up on what's new and update.
Tags · 1.9.2 · serato dj · now available · software update
1 Aug, 2016
Carlo Atendido & Hedspin, "This Is How We Do It" Routine
DJ Carlo Atendido and Hedspin taking their skills on the road in this new routine from the Philippines, shot inside a Jeepney! Watch this unique routine and see what these guys can do.
Tags · carlo atendido · hedspin · artist · routine
28 Jul, 2016
SoundSwitch: Set and forget!
SoundSwitch is a new product by fellow NZ company, Onesixnine, that allows you to sync custom lighting shows to your music in Serato DJ. Learn how to use the Autoloops feature, which lets you set up automatic lighting loops for when you play tracks that you've not pre-scripted. Set and forget!
Tags · soundswitch · lighting · djing · serato dj
27 Jul, 2016
DJ Dwells "At All" Routine for Short Cuts
Watch the latest A-Trak Presents: Short Cuts video with DJ Dwells, filmed at the Serato Studio in Brooklyn. Watch the young homie Dwells doing a live re-work of "At All" by Kaytranada.
Tags · dj dwells · brooklyn · serato studio · atrak
27 Jul, 2016
Get Tickets: Red Bull Thre3Style USA Finals
The Red Bull Thre3Style USA Final will be hosted in Philadelphia this year with six of America's best open-format DJs taking the stage to try and claim a spot at the world finals in Chile later this year. Grab tickets now and watch history go down!
Tags · 3style · red bull thre3style · red bull · battle djing
25 Jul, 2016
Denon DJ MCX8000 / Pitch Play Demo w/ DJ Olde
Off the back of his hot new mini-mix for Denon DJ, DJ Olde breaks down some of the core features of the MCX8000 as well as some of the unique features that are available in conjunction with Serato DJ, including Pitch Play with Pitch 'n Time DJ, Slicer and more. Learn how he does it!
Tags · mcx8000 · pitch play · demo · tutorial
19 Jul, 2016
DJCity showcases "Portablism" with DJ Manwell and FlipFlop in their new video series "Off the Beat". Portable turntable / mini fader setups are becoming more and more popular, with DJs taking their skills outside of the booth. Check these guys out!
Tags · artist · djcity · manwell · flip flop
18 Jul, 2016
Rane SL Interfaces Officially Supported For OS X El Capitan
The Rane SL 2, SL 3 and SL 4 are now officially supported for OS X Mac El Capitan, with driver updates available. Learn more about this and download updates to add support.
Tags · rane · sl2 · sl4 · sl3
18 Jul, 2016
DJ Olde Mini Set w/ the Denon DJ MCX8000
Watch DJ Olde make the most of the Denon DJ MCX8000 in this new mix full of huge tracks and clever transitions. Also check out the all-new Serato DJ Pitch Play feature used in some great tone-play mini routines throughout this set.
Tags · dj olde · denon dj · mxc8000 · pitch play
18 Jul, 2016
Thump & Serato Presents: Sunsets LIVE (Nick Hook & Nadus)
Tune into Sunsets, a new live stream series from Thump HQ showcasing the best in forward thinking music against the background of a Manhattan sunset. First up, Nick Hook and Nadus who are sure to drop plenty of exclusives!
Tags · artist · nick hook · nadus · thump
14 Jul, 2016
DJ Big Wiz Reviews the Mixars DUO
Watch DJ Big Wiz take you through the new Mixars DUO, 2-channel mixer for Serato DJ. Check out a short demo of the on board controls and some of the unique features available on this mixer.
Tags · serato dj · mixars · mixars duo · battle mixer
12 Jul, 2016
Red Bull 3Style: NZ Finals
The New Zealand regional Red Bull Thre3Style final is happening next week! Check out all the finalists and watch their entry videos to get a taste of what they will bring to the battle in the quest for a ticket to Chile to fight for the world championship.
Tags · rb3style2016 · thre3style · #3style · NZ
21 Jun, 2016
DJ AM Documentary Available Worldwide On Demand
AS I AM, the DJ AM documentary following the story of his life, career and the battles he faced personally is now available to view on several on-demand platforms worldwide. Read more and find out where you can watch this.
Tags · DJ AM · film · documentary · djing
14 Jun, 2016
#DJLife: Play for Free / Play for Fee?
Do you think you should be invoicing for your services yet? Getting paid for most DJs is a rule of thumb, but there are probably times early in your career where this might be a bit tricker to navigate. Product Specialist and local DJ, Ian Wan from Serato HQ talks about his experiences early on and offers some advice.
Tags · #djlife · djing · dj services · club dj
8 Jun, 2016
#DJLife: Four Tips for Smooth DJ Changeovers
In order to keep the night flowing, DJ changeover needs to be a seamless process. Following on from our article on DJ Booth Rules, here are a few pieces of advice when preparing to change over.
Tags · #djlife · dj changeover · club djs · djing
2 Jun, 2016
DJ Shortee shows off the Numark NVII
The Numark NVII is available now for use with Serato DJ 1.9.1. Check this in depth tutorial with DJ Shortee to see all of the new features found on Numark's latest controller.
Tags · dj shortee · artist · tutorial · numark
2 Jun, 2016
Announcing the Numark NVII for Serato DJ
Available now is the all new Numark NVII for Serato DJ 1.9.1. Based on the Numark NV, the NVII is Numark’s latest 4-channel Serato DJ Enabled controller featuring dual high-resolution 4.3-inch, full-color screens and a bunch of new and exciting look and features.
Tags · new · serato dj · numark · nvii
1 Jun, 2016
#DJLife: Booth Rules
As a DJ, the booth is probably the most important physical location on Earth, at least while you’re doing your job. Here are a few handy tips to make this space work for you, so you can deliver a killer set.
Tags · dj booth · #djlife · djing · best practice
30 May, 2016
News: Stream DJ Mixes on Spotify
A new partnership between Spotify and Dubset has been announced at the International Music Summit in Ibiza, opening the door for DJ mixes and individual remixes to be uploaded and streamed through the platform. Read more...
Tags · news · industry · spotify · mix
26 May, 2016
European Finals: Red Bull Thre3Style 2016
European champions have been crowned and tickets to Chile have been booked. Check out a wrap up of the 2016 European Red Bull Thre3Style Finals and a selection of our favourite moments and videos.
Tags · red bull · 3style · thre3style · red bull thre3style
25 May, 2016
DIY: Custom Akai Pro AMX Stand
Check out one of the best custom DIY jobs we've seen! At our last workshop series in Switzerland, Serato DJ user Dominik Efendi recently showed us his awesome custom case / riser for his Akai Pro AMX - complete with extra MIDI control built in! Take a look and watch a short video walkthrough.
Tags · akai pro · amx · DIY · user hack
25 May, 2016
Pyro Playlist: Movement Detroit 2016
Movement Detroit is here for 2016! An international electronic music festival, it's a celebration of the cutting-edge and underground sounds of global electronic music as well as a celebration of Detroit's influence on it. Read more and check out an exclusive Serato Pyro playlist put together to showcase the music of this special event.
Tags · movement · detroit · festival · electronic music
25 May, 2016
News: Are DJ mixes safe on Soundcloud?
Soundcloud has been in the spotlight over the last couple of days around claims by Digital Music News that it was planning to remove / block all uncleared DJ mixes. There's been a statement issued by Soundcloud denying this subsequently but are your mixes still safe? Is this a good place to host your DJ sets?
Tags · industry · news · soundcloud · social media
17 May, 2016
#DJLife: Ear Protection
As a DJ, your ears are everything. If you're working night after night in loud environments, you need to think about protecting yourself against damage. Here are a few things to know so you can prevent permanent damage and keep DJing for many years to come.
Tags · #DJLife · Ear Protection · DJing
16 May, 2016
DJCity: Cleaning Your Control Vinyl
If you're starting to lose tracking with your Serato Control Vinyl or you can see they are just getting pretty stanky, it's a good idea to give them a clean! It's actually really simple. Mojaxx from DJCity TV shows you how.
Tags · control vinyl · djcity · education · dj admin
12 May, 2016
Controller DJ "The Abbott" Wins DMC Online Round
Controllers have been relatively standard for a while now, and their use and acceptance has been widespread except in the battle scene... until now! Check out this routine from local NZ DJ "The Abbott" who has taken out round 4 of the DMC Online World Championships.
Tags · controller · DMC · DMC Online · battle
11 May, 2016
Now Supported: Mixars DUO
The Mixars DUO is our very first partnership with all new Italian based DJ company, Mixars. An all-new DVS enabled 2-channel mixer for Serato DJ. Now supported in Serato DJ 1.9.1. Learn more.
Tags · mixars · mixars duo · serato dj · mixer
10 May, 2016
Learn: Using Samples & The SP-6
Whether you're adding your custom DJ drops, blasting airhorns or setting off the dub siren, the SP-6 Sample Player in Serato DJ is your best friend. Read a quick guide to using this Serato DJ feature like a pro.
Tags · learn · serato dj · sp-6 · samples
5 May, 2016
DSTRUKT 2016 DMC Routine
Straight from Serato Studio 2 in New York, check out DSTRUKT's 2016 DMC routine with some added extras.
Tags · DMC · DSTRUKT · turntablism · artist
3 May, 2016
DJ Trayze: "Spell My Name Right" Routine
Watch Red Bull Thre3Style 2016 USA finalist, DJ Trayze with a quick word play routine, recorded in the booth before the club opens! Very cool use of acapella in this.
Tags · dj trayze · turntablism · thre3style · artist
2 May, 2016
Hedspin on CDJs. It's not what you use...
As a working DJ, you want to try out as many different setups as you can for that one moment when you may need to step up and work with something you're not used to. Check out DJ Hedspin putting some time in with a set of CDJs and laying down a killer juggle routine with some classic breaks.
Tags · artist · hedspin · CDJs · Serato DJ
28 Apr, 2016
From the Forum: Help me with my DJ name!
Welcome to a new blog series where we discuss some of the most famous, frequent and controversial questions and topics from the Serato Forum. First up, "Help me with my DJ name!"
Tags · from the forum · dj name · djing · promo
26 Apr, 2016
SeratoCast: Livin' Proof
The Livin' Proof team have been in a mainstay in London's nightlife with their well known hiphop party by the same name. We catchup with guys in the third instalment of the UK Special Takeover.
Tags · SeratoCast · Seratocasts · UK Artists · Serato Artist Profile
14 Apr, 2016
Pitch Play with DJ OLDE, Musikmesse 2016
DJ OLDE, shows off the new Pitch Play mode, unique to the Denon DJ MCX8000 for Serato DJ. This mode allows you to change the pitch of your cue points as you play using Pitch 'n Time DJ, giving you more creative tools for transitions and performance.
Tags · pitch play · denon dj · mcx8000 · musikmesse2016
13 Apr, 2016
SeratoCast: Future Beats Records
In this second instalment of our UK takeover we catch up with our family at Future Beats Records.
Tags · Serato Artists · Seratocasts · SeratoCast · UK Artists
6 Apr, 2016
FREE Serato DJ Bundle with the Xone:43C
Till June 1st, US residents who purchase an Allen & Heath Xone:43C mixer will get a FREE Serato DJ Club kit license and DVS Vinyl pack. Read more on claiming this special offer.
Tags · serato dj · xone · allen and heath · 43C
4 Apr, 2016
Master your Mixtapes with LANDR
Mastering is the process of polishing your raw recording into a dynamic, loud and high quality professionally sounding audio product. The LANDR DJ App offers an instant mastering tool allowing your recording to sound good on a wide array of speakers, not just your personal setup. Read more and try it out.
Tags · LANDR · mastering · mixtapes · serato dj
30 Mar, 2016
Live Recording: Peanut Butter Wolf @ SXSW 2016
Listen to J Rocc and Peanut Butter Wolf closing out this year's SXSW showcase with a gang of exclusives as well as a hearty collection of classic Stones Throw heatrocks. Celebrating 20 years of Stones Throw Records!
Tags · live set · recording · artist · stones throw
23 Mar, 2016
Learn: Pulselocker in Serato DJ
Serato DJ 1.9 now offers Pulselocker support - giving DJs access to a library of over 44 million tracks from around 500,000 labels. Learn how this is integrated tightly inside Serato DJ and how to search, store and play music via Pulselocker.
Tags · pulselocker · serato dj · streaming · djing
22 Mar, 2016
Talking with Eskei83
Matty P from the Serato Artist Squad, caught up with our good friend and World Thre3Style champ, DJ Eskei83, to chat about changing his style up to play in the US, how he's using Serato DJ and the Pioneer DJ DJM-S9 mixer, as well as some of the hot tracks he's playing right now.
Tags · eskei83 · artist · up to? · interview
16 Mar, 2016
Denon DJ MCX8000 In-Depth Tutorial
The all new Denon DJ MCX8000 packs a serious level of performance, with control for a huge number of recent Serato DJ features including Pitch 'n Time DJ key shifting / sync, Flip and more. Learn all about this new flagship device from Denon DJ in this in-depth tutorial video.
Tags · tutorial · education · serato dj · denon dj
15 Mar, 2016
SeratoCast: Southern Hospitality
For the next six weeks we're profiling some of the UK's upcoming and mainstay musical movements. First up, we introduce you to Southern Hospitality.
Tags · Seratocasts · SeratoCast · UK Artists · Serato Artists
15 Mar, 2016
Numark Dashboard now Supported in Serato DJ 1.8.2
The Numark Dashboard is a new Official Serato Accessory with 3 high resolution screens so you can spend less time on your laptop. Now supported in Serato DJ 1.8.2 - available now.
Tags · 1.8.2 · numark dashboard · numark · serato dj
7 Mar, 2016
Learn: Pitch Play
Pitch Play is a new feature, unique to the Denon DJ MCX8000 that, in conjunction with Pitch 'n Time DJ, allows you to play your cues across a range of different keys - giving you another great tool for routines and creative mixes.
Tags · pitch play · serato dj · learn · denon dj mcx8000
7 Mar, 2016
Serato DJ 1.8.2 Now Available
Serato DJ 1.8.2 is now available with plug-and-play support for the 4-channel Denon DJ MCX8000 controller, the 3-screen Numark Dashboard an Official Serato Accessory as well as some important bug fixes and improvements. Read more and update.
Tags · 1.8.2 · serato dj · serato dj 1.8.2 · update
7 Mar, 2016