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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
Serato DJ 1.9 and Pulselocker Streaming Now Available
Unlimited Streaming and downloads for up to 44 million tracks is now available in Serato DJ 1.9 with Pulselocker, a new online music service for DJs. Serato DJ 1.9 also includes other changes such as a tempo match display option and a number of stability and performance improvements.
Tags · serato dj · pulselocker · streaming · serato dj 1.9
21 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
世界の各都市で行われるSerato公認セミナー「Serato DJ Master Class」が、東京と大阪の二都市で開催されます。ニュージーランドのSerato本社からRuiが来日、Serato DJの基本から実用的なテクニックまで実演を交えてセミナーを行います。是非参加しましょう！
Tags · serato dj · events · japan · education
6 Mar, 2016
101 Apparel: Special 25% Off
As a special offer in association with our recent Serato Artist feature with LeFtO, 101 Apparel have offered 25% off purchases on their online store with a one off discount code. Read more.
Tags · 101 apparel · special · offer · discount
4 Mar, 2016
Serato & Stones Throw @ SXSW 2016
We're teaming up with our Stones Throw family to power their annual SXSW showcase at the Empire Control Room in Austin, TX, with the heavy hitters of the label performing and showcasing their latest.
Tags · serato · stones throw · sxsw2016 · sxsw
2 Mar, 2016
DJ Fong Fong introduces the "SliderKut"
DJ Fong Fong pushes the boat out again with this new video showcasing an innovative new scratch toy called the "SliderKut". Watch some innovative DIY turntablism at its best :)
Tags · SliderKut · Fong Fong · turntablism · routine
29 Feb, 2016
Get Ready for Red Bull Thre3Style 2016
Entries are opening on March 1st for this years Red Bull Thre3Style. With the world finals taking place in Chile this year, the competition is going to be fierce. Do you have what it takes?
Tags · thre3style · rb3style · chile · red bull
24 Feb, 2016
New Vekked "Full Clip" Routine
Vekked does it again with a new routine paying respect to Gang Starr - Full Clip. Watch him juggle, cut up and pull the insides of this classic apart with skills only the reigning World DMC champion has. Watch the routine!
Tags · vekked · routine · turntablism · serato dj
22 Feb, 2016
DJCity Mixtape Mastering
Mojaxx from DJCity discusses the best way to master your mixtapes as part of their "Mixtape Masters" series around making the perfect mix. Learn how to use some free tools such as Audacity and simple techniques to make you stand out from the filler :)
Tags · DJCity · Mixtapes · Mastering · Pro Tip
21 Feb, 2016
Crew Love is True Love!
Crew Love is a collaborative concept from Wolf + Lamb, Soul Clap Records and Double Standard - three record labels known for their devotion to music that challenges the mind, moves the heart and sways the hips. Check out a collaborative Serato Pressing of their first album, available now!
Tags · crew love · soul clap · wolf + lamb · vinyl
18 Feb, 2016
UNC x Serato Artist Workshop 2016
Join Serato Product Specialist, Matt "Recloose" Chicoine for an evening of learning, collaborating and exploring the latest Serato DJ has to offer. Read more and RSVP.
Tags · UNC · Serato Workshop · education · workshop
17 Feb, 2016
DJ Eskei83 on the MikiDz Show
Watch Serato Artist, DJ Eskei83 play the DJ City "MikiDz Show" recently on his new weapon of choice, the Pioneer DJ DJM-S9 for Serato DJ. Watch the full 1 hour and 20 minutes of action - bangers galore.
Tags · DJ Eskei83 · MikiDz Show · DJ City · Pioneer DJ
15 Feb, 2016
Now Available: Serato Pyro
Introducing Serato Pyro - A brand new music player app from Serato that seamlessly mixes your music from your iOS device or Spotify Premium Account. Read more...
Tags · serato pyro · pyro · app · iOS
11 Feb, 2016
DJ Vice & A-Trak: Tacos and DJ Talk
Check out a new series from DJ Vice, "Electric Taco", where he hangs out with his DJ buddies to eat tacos and chop it up about DJing and DJ culture. Watch episode 2 with A-Trak!
Tags · dj vice · a-trak · tacos · djing
3 Feb, 2016
News: Discogs For Film, Gear, Books and Comics.
Discogs, everyones favourite database for pricing up their records, searching for rare 45's and keeping stock of their collection for insurance purposes, has grown! Read more.
Tags · news · industry · discogs
26 Jan, 2016
Pro Tip: Library Clean-Up (Advanced)
A user recently asked the question "I DJ out of Crates, but my library is a mess and I have a loads of songs I don’t use. How can I get rid of all the tracks that aren’t in any of my Crates?" Here's how!
Tags · pro tip · library · serato dj
25 Jan, 2016
Serato x Boston Workshop
We're hosting a Serato DJ workshop for Boston DJs in association with Mmmmaven Electronic Music Production and DJ School. Read more for details and to RSVP.
Tags · workshop · serato dj · boston · demo
25 Jan, 2016
Announcing: Mixars Duo for Serato DJ
Announcing our very first partnership with all new Italian based DJ company, Mixars. Announcing the Mixars Duo, a brand new DVS enabled 2-channel mixer for Serato DJ.
Tags · mixars · serato dj · namm2016 · announcing
21 Jan, 2016
Announcing: Numark Dashboard (Official Serato Accessory)
The latest announcement from NAMM2016 is the Numark Dashboard, a new Official Serato Accessory with 3 high resolution screens so you can spend less time on your laptop. Read more about this new add-on from Numark.
Tags · OSA · serato dj · namm2016 · numark
20 Jan, 2016
Now Available - Serato x Low End Theory control vinyl
We're extremely #blessed to bring you an exclusive Low End Theory x Serato collaboration - not to mention the first Low End Theory vinyl in history, available now on the Serato Online Store.
Tags · serato · serato dj · low end theory · cv
18 Jan, 2016
Announcing: Denon DJ MCX8000 for Serato DJ
The Denon DJ MCX8000 is the latest Serato DJ Enabled controller and offers 4-decks, high definition on-board displays and advanced control for Serato DJ features. The MCX8000 also supports the Denon DJ Engine standalone USB playback technology. Read more.
Tags · serato dj · serato dj intro · denon dj · announcing
18 Jan, 2016
SAVE w/ Limited Time Price Drops on Serato Software
For a limited time we have dropped the price on a number of Serato products including Serato DJ, Serato Video, Serato Remote & Serato Remote Mini. Read for more.
Tags · serato dj · serato video · serato remote · serato remote mini
14 Jan, 2016
DJ Muzzell Bee Gees Routine + More
We came across these great little DJM-S9 / Serato DJ routines by DJ Muzzell during a recent Youtube party in the office. Watch him put together these two short routines, cutting up both Love You Inside Out by the Bee Gees (Serge Gamesbourg edit), as well as Learn From You by Bobby Tank.
Tags · DJ Muzzell · Routine · Artist · Serato DJ
14 Jan, 2016
Free Serato & XONE Masterclass Events
Serato and Xone are offering 4 free Masterclass Events throughout the United Kingdom in February. Click to read more about these upcoming events and register as places are limited!
Tags · XONE · Serato DJ · masterclass · events
12 Jan, 2016
FYI: Dropout Warnings vs Limiter Warnings in Serato DJ
Something that comes up regularly during Serato DJ Workshop tours, on the Serato Forum and elsewhere online, is confusion from DJs about the USB dropout indicator and limiter warning lights in Serato DJ. Read more about what these actually mean and put your mind at ease :)
Tags · FYI · serato dj · dropout · limiter
10 Jan, 2016
Should DJs Stop Playing Soundcloud/Youtube Rips?
Mojaxx from DJCity recently vented (in a good way) about why DJs should stop playing low quality Soundcloud / Youtube rips. Check out his video opinion piece and decide for yourself.
Tags · djing · opinion · djcity · soundcloud
10 Jan, 2016
DJ Premier Recreating Full Clip Live
Here's an interesting video that's been doing the rounds online recently. DJ Premier in New York, recreating his classic sample flip for "Full Clip". Learn how you can take this one step further with Serato Flip, to recreate classics and make your own!
Tags · artist · dj premier · serato flip · hip hop
21 Dec, 2015
Pro Tip: Remapping Fader Start To Cues
A pro tip from our LA artist relations rep, Matty P. Learn how you can remap fader start on your Pioneer DJM-900NXS or DJM-900SRT to cue points and get hands on control, directly on your mixer.
Tags · pioneer · serato dj · pro tip · MIDI
18 Dec, 2015
News: Mixcloud Streaming Directly to Sonos / Chromecast
After recently announcing Apple TV support, Mixcloud is now expanding their services to offer streaming directly to Sonos & Chromecast. Read more about what this means for DJs who use Mixcloud.
Tags · news · mixcloud · industry · sonos
17 Dec, 2015
DJ Woody's video set @ the 2015 IDA World Finals
DJ Woody recorded his 65 minute video set from the IDA World Championships in Poland last week, which takes you on an audio-visual trip through the history of hip-hop. DJ Woody always puts a lot of time and effort into his video performances and edits, animates and builds everything by himself, as Woody puts it, this is a real "Labour of love".
Tags · serato · dj · artist · live
15 Dec, 2015
DJ Trayze's New DJ Setup
DJ Trayze blessed his new DJ setup (complete with MIDI drum kit) with a new routine yesterday. Nice to see the booth continuing to expand as DJs continue to add more performance elements to their sets. Turn It UP!
Tags · trayze · DJ Setup · routine · artist
15 Dec, 2015
Serato DJ 1.8.1 Is Out Now
Serato has released Serato DJ 1.8.1, a free update that includes important stability improvements for all users as well as support for some Pioneer device specific drivers for Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan.
Tags · 1.8.1 · serato dj · update · bug fix
14 Dec, 2015
UKF in the Mix: Drum & Bass - in association with Serato
UK Turntablist DJ, Captain Crunch cuts, blends and scratches his way through a selection of recent UKF Drum n Bass uploads in this new show "In The Mix."
Tags · UKF · routine · Serato DJ · Drum n Bass
9 Dec, 2015
Serato Presents - The Rub Live mix - November
Off the back of their super successful SeratoCast #6 last year which was celebrating 12 years of their infamous monthly parties in Brooklyn, we managed to get an exclusive mix from DJ Ayres and DJ Eleven, who are The Rub. This mix was recorded live at their party on the 13th of November and features some absolute bangers. Listen here and check the interview we had with them.
Tags · artist · artists · serato · the rub
7 Dec, 2015
Pro Tip: Library Sorting
The Serato DJ library allows you to sort your music by a number of different categories such as BPM, key, bitrate, artist, track etc. Learn how to manage your library columns in Serato DJ as well as a few pro tips!
Tags · pro tip · library · serato dj
2 Dec, 2015
Serato DJ 1.8.1 Public Beta
Serato DJ 1.8.1 is a maintenance update with a range of important bug fixes for all users, as well as support for some device specific drivers from for Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan. Read more.
Tags · 1.8.1 · serato dj · public beta · bug fixes
1 Dec, 2015
DJ Vertigos "Serato Synth Live"
It's always great to hear from the community. This video was sent to us by DJ Vertigo, after being in touch with our support team. Watch a really cool performance using the new key shifting features in Pitch 'n Time DJ, put together in a very innovative way :)
Tags · user · performance · live set · Serato DJ
30 Nov, 2015
Germany Education Tour 2015
Serato are offering 11 free Masterclass Events in Germany in the next few weeks. Find out the hottest tips, tricks and learn about the latest features. Read more and RSVP for an event near you.
Tags · education · germany · serato dj · workshop
29 Nov, 2015
Ritchie Ruftone Freestyle Scratch Jam
Watch UK scratch master, Ritchie Ruftone, practicing his cuts at high speed in this freestyle jam session. You'll see why he is a former DMC World Champion and the runner up in this years DMC Online comp.
Tags · artist · djm-s9 · pioneer · serato dj
24 Nov, 2015
Serato Artist: Swindle
While in ADE we caught up with Serato Artist Swindle, where he treated us to this unique routine at Walls Gallery. Check the routine to see him ombine Serato DJ with the Pioneer DJM-900SRT, DDJ-SP1 & CDJ 2000NXS, Akai Pro LPD8, and Novation Bass Station II keyboard.
Tags · Serato Artists · swindle · artists · serato dj
19 Nov, 2015
The Slicer can be a powerful but often misunderstood tool for interesting performance, and on the fly remixing. Learn how to incorporate this tool into your sets and add another layer of interest!
Tags · slicer · serato dj · learn · Remote
10 Nov, 2015
Learn: Key Mixing w/ Logan
Find the key that fits! Logan from Serato HQ discusses harmonic mixing and how you can easily use the new tools in Serato DJ 1.8 to make your mixes sound smoother than ever. Learn how to use key mixing to your advantage.
Tags · 1.8 · learn · key mixing · key
8 Nov, 2015
Melodics: Cue Point Drumming For DJs
Trying to reach Eskei83 / Four Color Zack / Hedspin / Shintaro esque levels? Cue point drumming is becoming a huge part of the competitive DJs arsenal and there's a handy new tool to help you learn - Melodics! Read more...
Tags · Melodics · Cue Points · Industry · Learn
4 Nov, 2015
News: Serato DJ 1.8 Out Now
Serato DJ 1.8 is out now, the next major software update for Serato DJs. Key detection and display, an update to Pitch ‘n Time DJ allowing key shifting and key sync, user hardware remapping as well as support for the Pioneer DJ DJM-S9 mixer and a number of important performance and stability updates.
Tags · 1.8 · serato dj · software update · news
28 Oct, 2015
Learn: Hardware Remapping
You can now remap your supported Serato DJ controller / mixer to take advantage of the latest features and customise your workflow. Learn how you can remap your device easily!
Tags · 1.8 · serato dj · learn · remapping
28 Oct, 2015
Learn: Key Shifting & Sync
An update to Pitch 'n Time DJ in Serato DJ 1.8 includes two exciting new features for DJs, key shifting and key sync. Learn about how you can use these new tools and all the creative possibilities.
Tags · key sync · pitch 'n time dj · learn · serato dj
27 Oct, 2015
Learn: Serato Key Detection & Display
Serato DJ 1.8 adds key detection and display giving DJs even more tools to craft perfect mixes and flawless sets. Learn about key analysis in Serato DJ and how you can start using this new tool for harmonic mixing.
Tags · 1.8 · key · serato dj · key detection
27 Oct, 2015
Guitar Center x Serato Workshops
We've got three special workshops happening soon, covering everything Serato DJ. Including the latest features and hardware: Key Mixing, Club Kit, and the Pioneer DJM-S9. If you're in New York or Los Angeles, find out more and RSVP.
Tags · workshop · guitar center · LA · Brooklyn
26 Oct, 2015