The Serato Blog http://serato.com/rss/blog The Serato Blog http://serato.com/rss/blog http://serato.com/images/mid/serato-new.jpg en-us Sun, 25 Sep 2016 13:53:05 +0000 Learn: Ableton Link http://serato.com/latest/blog/20144/learn-ableton-link Fri, 23 Sep 2016 02:46:00 +0000 Samuel S http://serato.com/latest/blog/20144/learn-ableton-link

What is Link? 

Link is an Ableton technology used for synchronising Serato DJ with other devices and applications, usually over a local network.

It can be used to synchronise two Serato DJ instances on separate computers, synchronise Serato DJ with other Digital Audio Workstations (such as Ableton Live), or other devices and applications.

 

What do I need to use Link?

 

  • Serato DJ 1.9.3 or higher
  • Serato DJ-compatible hardware
  • An ad-hoc or local network connection (unless Ableton Live is being used with Link and Serato DJ on the same computer)
  • If using Link to connect with Ableton - Ableton Live 9.6 or higher
  • A Link compatible application

 

What applications can be controlled using Link?

 

Currently it's available with the following desktop applications;

 

  • Ableton Live
  • Serato DJ
  • Reason
  • Max

 

It's also available via a multitude of iOS apps, and more desktop and mobile applications are planned to include support in the future.

 

For more information and up-to-date list of compatible applications, please refer to Ableton's Link website.

 

Ableton also have a more general Link FAQ.

 

How do I setup Link?

 

Ableton Link is available in Serato DJ 1.9.3.

Download Serato DJ 1.9.3 & Update.


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Shash'U plays the Roland DJ-808 http://serato.com/latest/blog/20143/shash-u-plays-the-roland-dj-808 Thu, 22 Sep 2016 23:21:00 +0000 Samuel S http://serato.com/latest/blog/20143/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.

Roland DJ-808 Key Features

  • Integrated TR-S drum machine offering the iconic 606, 707, 808 and 909 drum sounds in a 16-step sequencer, which can also trigger the newly improved 8-slot Serato DJ Sampler.
  • RGB coloured performance pads give performers and DJs control for all the usual Serato DJ features such as Hot Cues, Loop Roll, Slicer, Sampler as well as TR Pad Mode for the drum machine and Pitch Play.
  • The unique Roland VT Voice Transformer is something new for Serato DJs, offering a number of powerful effects including pitch shifting and vocal key matching to playing tracks via the Auto Pitch feature.
  • Two AIRA link USB ports offering seamless connection with Roland synths and instruments. This offers a huge range of creative possibilities for live performance rigs, remixing and music production.
  • Control for all of the professional level Serato DJ features such as Serato Flip, Pitch ‘n Time DJ Key Shifting and Sync, Looping and all library and play controls.
  • Serato DJ Enabled - no extra license required. Also includes a license for Pitch ‘n Time DJ.
  • Purchase the DVS Expansion Pack and connect turntables or CDJs.
  • 24bit/96kHz audio fidelity
  • Dual-deck mode to control two Serato DJ decks simultaneously
  • Large range 100mm pitch faders for accurate level control in the mix
  • 1/8” and 1/4” headphones jacks, combo XLR input jacks, built-in phono pre-amp, and audiophile sound quality 

Learn more about the Roland DJ-808 and Serato DJ.

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Learn: Key Shifting & Sync w/ Logan http://serato.com/latest/blog/20140/learn-key-shifting-sync-w-logan Tue, 20 Sep 2016 21:56:00 +0000 Samuel S http://serato.com/latest/blog/20140/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 key sync tools in Serato DJ to make your mixes sound smoother than ever.

Serato DJ now has key detection / display as well as updates to Pitch 'n Time DJ, allowing DJs to shift the root key of their track and also sync this with the other deck. What this means is that your mixes can now sound perfect every time. If you've ever mixed two tracks and thought, "THIS SOUNDS SO HOT OMG," it's probably because the two tracks were in key.

Learn more about Pitch 'n Time DJ

If you have any questions, ask us below in the comments section :)

Download Serato DJ

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Serato DJ 1.9.3 Now Available http://serato.com/latest/blog/20139/serato-dj-1-9-3-now-available Mon, 19 Sep 2016 22:51:00 +0000 Samuel S http://serato.com/latest/blog/20139/serato-dj-1-9-3-now-available
 

Serato DJ 1.9.3 Update

Serato DJ 1.9.3 is now available with a number of new features and improvements such as:

  • Ableton Link support - link tempo with other DJs and devices over a wireless network.
  • The Serato DJ Sampler has been updated from the classic SP-6 with two extra slots, as well as a number of changes to the design for better usability.
  • Support for the Roland DJ-808 controller.
  • Bundled driver updates, providing El Capitan support for the Rane SL 2, SL 3 and SL 4. More info regarding macOS Sierra support.
  • An improved and refreshed look for MIDI mapping.
  • Various bug fixes, changes and stability improvements.

Ableton Link

Serato DJ now supports Ableton Link in 1.9.3. 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 supported iOS Apps - all wirelessly. 

What is Ableton Link? 

How to set up Ableton Link for Serato DJ

Roland DJ-808

  • Integrated TR-S drum machine offering the iconic 606, 707, 808 and 909 drum sounds in a 16-step sequencer, which can also trigger the newly improved 8-slot Serato DJ Sampler.
  • RGB coloured performance pads give performers and DJs control for all the usual Serato DJ features such as Hot Cues, Loop Roll, Slicer, Sampler as well as TR Pad Mode for the drum machine and Pitch Play.
  • The unique Roland VT Voice Transformer is something new for Serato DJs, offering a number of powerful effects including pitch shifting and vocal key matching to playing tracks via the Auto Pitch feature.
  • Two AIRA link USB ports offering seamless connection with Roland synths and instruments. This offers a huge range of creative possibilities for live performance rigs, remixing and music production.
  • Control for all of the professional level Serato DJ features such as Serato Flip, Pitch ‘n Time DJ Key Shifting and Sync, Looping and all library and play controls.
  • Serato DJ Enabled - no extra license required. Also includes a license for Pitch ‘n Time DJ.
  • Purchase the DVS Expansion Pack and connect turntables or CDJs.

Learn more about the Roland DJ-808 for Serato DJ.

Make sure you have the latest firmware & drivers from Roland.

Serato Sampler

  • Includes two extra sample slots, allowing a total of eight samples to be loaded at once.
  • Mapped across all supported hardware.
  • A redesigned interface with new simple / advanced view modes for ease of use and also flexibility for complex control.
  • Simple Sync now supported for the Serato Sampler.
  • More improvements listed in the full release notes.

This release also includes a number of important stability improvements for all Serato DJs. Read the full list of bug fixes, changes and additions in the Serato DJ 1.9.3 release notes.

Download and update to Serato DJ 1.9.3

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Learn: Key Mixing w/ Logan http://serato.com/latest/blog/18404/learn-key-mixing-w-logan Mon, 19 Sep 2016 19:30:00 +0000 Samuel S http://serato.com/latest/blog/18404/learn-key-mixing-w-logan

Find the key that fits! Logan from Serato HQ discusses harmonic mixing and how you can easily use the key shifting and key sync tools in Serato DJ to make your mixes sound smoother than ever.

Serato DJ now has key detection / display as well as updates to Pitch 'n Time DJ, allowing DJs to shift the root key of their track and also sync this with the other deck. What this means is that your mixes can now sound perfect every time. If you've ever mixed two tracks and thought, "THIS SOUNDS SO HOT OMG," it's probably because the two tracks were in key.

Learn more about Pitch 'n Time DJ

If you have any questions, ask us below in the comments section :)

Download Serato DJ

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Don’t upgrade to macOS Sierra (yet) http://serato.com/latest/blog/20136/don-t-upgrade-to-macos-sierra-yet Thu, 15 Sep 2016 02:06:00 +0000 Samuel S http://serato.com/latest/blog/20136/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.

If you need any help or have any questions, please contact Serato Support.

macOS Sierra and Scratch Live: As Scratch Live is a legacy product, we don’t recommend updating to macOS Sierra as there may be unknown issues. If you have supported hardware for Serato DJ, we recommend upgrading - download Serato DJ.


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Serato DJ 1.9.3 Public Beta w/ Ableton Link Support http://serato.com/latest/blog/20135/serato-dj-1-9-3-public-beta-w-ableton-link-support Wed, 14 Sep 2016 01:50:00 +0000 Samuel S http://serato.com/latest/blog/20135/serato-dj-1-9-3-public-beta-w-ableton-link-support
 

We are continuing  the Serato DJ 1.9.3 public beta with added support for Ableton Link. Also included are new features and improvements such as:

  • The Serato DJ Sample Player has been updated from the classic SP-6 with two extra slots, as well as a number of changes to the design for better usability.
  • An improved and refreshed look for MIDI mapping.
  • Various bug fixes, changes and stability improvements.

Ableton Link

Serato DJ now supports Ableton Link in 1.9.3. 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 supported iOS Apps - all wirelessly. 

Read more about Ableton Link here.

Serato Sampler

  • Includes two extra sample slots, allowing a total of eight samples to be loaded at once.
  • Mapped across all supported hardware.
  • A redesigned interface with new simple / advanced view modes for ease of use and also flexibility for complex control.
  • More improvements listed in the full release notes.

This release also includes a number of important stability improvements for all Serato DJs. Read the full list of bug fixes, changes and additions in the Serato DJ 1.9.3 release notes.

Join the Serato DJ 1.9.3 beta: http://sera.to/-b5s5

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Remixing Radio NZ w/ the Roland DJ-808 Controller http://serato.com/latest/blog/20134/remixing-radio-nz-w-the-roland-dj-808-controller Mon, 12 Sep 2016 22:38:00 +0000 Samuel S http://serato.com/latest/blog/20134/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 :)

Learn more about the Roland DJ-808 for Serato DJ.

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Denon DJ MCX8000 Wins Ultimate DJ Controller http://serato.com/latest/blog/20133/denon-dj-mcx8000-wins-ultimate-dj-controller Mon, 12 Sep 2016 21:03:00 +0000 Samuel S http://serato.com/latest/blog/20133/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! 

This powerful controller has dedicated control for the latest Serato DJ features including Serato Flip, Pitch 'n Time DJ key shifting and key sync, as well as features that have become standard such as cues, loops, library, Beatgrid editing, Slicer, samples, sync, keylock etc. With the added bonus of in-built screens, Engine compatibility and DVS upgrade capability, it offers a uniquely flexible controller for a home setup, bar or club.

 

Key Features

  • Serato DJ Enabled - requires no additional software license and is plug-and-play.
  • 2 high definition on-board displays to move your focus away from the computer.
  • Comes with Pitch 'n Time DJ license included.
  • Unique Key Mode allowing you to trigger cue points on the performance pads, whilst simultaneously key shifting for easy tone play.
  • Dedicated hardware control for Serato Flip Expansion Pack for creating edits and advanced cue point performance.
  • 2 USB inputs for Denon DJ Engine standalone technology.
  • 4-deck control for Serato DJ.
  • Serato DVS Upgrade ready.
  • Professional 4-channel digital mixer with 2 microphone inputs.
  • 3 built-in instant effects for Engine playback and line inputs.
  • Velocity-sensitive, RGB lit performance pads for Cues, Loop Roll, Slicer and Samples.
  • Ethernet connection to control lighting and video.
  • Strong Metal construction and low profile design.

The Denon DJ MCX8000 is supported as a plug-and-play Serato DJ Enabled controller, requiring no extra software license. With the purchase of a DVS Expansion Pack license you can connect turntables / CDJs and use Serato Control Vinyl or CDs.

Download Serato DJ software.

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Limited Edition 7" A-Trak Serato Pressing http://serato.com/latest/blog/20132/limited-edition-7-a-trak-serato-pressing Fri, 09 Sep 2016 20:00:00 +0000 Samuel S http://serato.com/latest/blog/20132/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'. Featuring vocals from indie-pop duo Phantogram, 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. 

Tracklist

  • Side A - A-Trak "Parallel Lines" ft Phantogram
  • Side B - Serato Control Tone CV02.5

Only a handful of these were pressed - don't sleep on this one! 

7" Serato Pressing - A-Trak "Parallel Lines" ft Phantogram (single) - buy here. 

 
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Announcing Roland DJ-808 http://serato.com/latest/blog/20130/announcing-roland-dj-808 Fri, 09 Sep 2016 00:37:00 +0000 Samuel S http://serato.com/latest/blog/20130/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. This will redefine what it means to DJ.

Developed in close collaboration with both companies from the very beginning, Serato’s software expertise is combined with Roland’s excellence in hardware to develop the most advanced piece of DJ hardware yet. The integration of a drum machine with a DJ controller opens the door to an entirely new way of DJ expression, and the 808 is an iconic place to begin.

See the DJ-808 up close and in action.

For the first time, there is an instrument for DJs that allows seamless movement between the DJ booth, live stage or the studio. Serato and Roland worked closely to ensure professional level quality and a vinyl like scratch experience with some of the lowest latency platters of any DJ controller in the market today. There is deep integration with Serato DJ, having the most advanced set of DJ performance controls available. The DJ-808 has endless possibilities for DJs - it brings the studio, booth and stage closer than ever before.

 

Roland DJ-808 Features

  • Integrated TR-S drum machine offering the iconic 606, 707, 808 and 909 drum sounds in a 16-step sequencer, which can also trigger the newly improved 8-slot Serato DJ Sampler.
  • RGB coloured performance pads give performers and DJs control for all the usual Serato DJ features such as Hot Cues, Loop Roll, Slicer, Sampler as well as TR Pad Mode for the drum machine and Pitch Play.
  • The unique Roland VT Voice Transformer is something new for Serato DJs, offering a number of powerful effects including pitch shifting and vocal key matching to playing tracks via the Auto Pitch feature.
  • Two AIRA link USB ports offering seamless connection with Roland synths and instruments. This offers a huge range of creative possibilities for live performance rigs, remixing and music production.
  • Control for all of the professional level Serato DJ features such as Serato Flip, Pitch ‘n Time DJ Key Shifting and Sync, Looping and all library and play controls.
  • Serato DJ Enabled - no extra license required. Also includes a license for Pitch ‘n Time DJ.
  • Purchase the DVS Expansion Pack and connect turntables or CDJs.
  • 24bit/96kHz audio fidelity
  • Dual-deck mode to control two Serato DJ decks simultaneously
  • Large range 100mm pitch faders for accurate level control in the mix
  • 1/8” and 1/4” headphones jacks, combo XLR input jacks, built-in phono pre-amp, and audiophile sound quality

Learn even more about the DJ-808 DJ Controller.

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2016 Global Spin DJ Expo http://serato.com/latest/blog/20131/2016-global-spin-dj-expo Wed, 07 Sep 2016 22:59:00 +0000 Samuel S http://serato.com/latest/blog/20131/2016-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...

"The GSDJE expo promises to bring together the global DJ community for one day of education, innovation and inspiration.  The GSDJE is sure to create a unique opportunity for our Sponsors and Exhibitors to connect with consumers receptive to music technology, services, music culture and lifestyle brands. The expo insures to connect attendees with the world’s leading music resources to help guide those who DJ as a hobby as well as those who are serious about their careers and wanting greater success."

- From GSDJE website.

Where?

Metropolitan Pavilion – 125 West 18th Street, New York City.

When?

Saturday 9-17-16, 12pm - 6pm.

Head to the Global Spin DJ Expo website to buy tickets.

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Petition: Save Fabric! http://serato.com/latest/blog/20129/petition-save-fabric Mon, 05 Sep 2016 00:13:00 +0000 Samuel S http://serato.com/latest/blog/20129/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. Fabric is a staple in London nightlife and has been open since 1999, had over 5000 artists perform and seen countless artists gain chart success after breaking tunes there.

Recently Fabric has been in the spotlight after two tragic drug-related deaths and the subsequent suspension of their license that's closed the venue until the local Islington council meets to decide on its future. 

With support from over 50,000 DJs as well as the Mayor of London, the #SaveFabric campaign is in full swing to stop the loss of even more London nightlife but still needs more support. 

Read more and sign the petition to Save Fabric!

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SeratoCast: DJ Jazzy Jeff http://serato.com/latest/blog/20128/seratocast-dj-jazzy-jeff Sun, 04 Sep 2016 20:58:00 +0000 Samuel S http://serato.com/latest/blog/20128/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. 

Listen to other SeratoCast mixes from Serato Artists.

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BPM supreme: Cut Class w/ DJ Angelo http://serato.com/latest/blog/20126/bpm-supreme-cut-class-w-dj-angelo Tue, 30 Aug 2016 22:43:00 +0000 Samuel S http://serato.com/latest/blog/20126/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.

Check out more from BPM Supreme.

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LigOne Pitch Play Routine w/ Denon DJ MCX8000 http://serato.com/latest/blog/20125/ligone-pitch-play-routine-w-denon-dj-mcx8000 Sun, 28 Aug 2016 20:43:00 +0000 Samuel S http://serato.com/latest/blog/20125/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, a new feature for performing interesting tone-play routines which can be accessed directly on this controller.

See other routines from Serato DJs.

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Serato & Roland Announce Partnership http://serato.com/latest/blog/20123/serato-roland-announce-partnership Thu, 25 Aug 2016 20:00:00 +0000 Eddie R http://serato.com/latest/blog/20123/serato-roland-announce-partnership
 

Serato announces a new partnership with Roland, a world leader in music hardware.

Serato and Roland are joining forces to create something truly unique and that will redefine what it means to be a DJ. Drawing on the combined experience of both companies, this shared vision will be realised in a special announcement on "909 Day" (September 9th).

Young Ly, Serato CEO says: "Roland is an exciting new partner for Serato. It's inspiring to be working closely with a company with such rich heritage and expertise in the musical performance and production world, and responsible for so much of the music that DJs play night after night. Both companies are closely aligned in our vision for the future of DJing and performance, and we're excited to reveal this to the world."

As part of the 909 Day worldwide celebration, Serato HQ will be hosting a streaming event live from Auckland, New Zealand, where a special announcement will be made. You don't want to miss this!

Sign up to be the first to know.

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DJCity: Ichy the Killer & Bakon One http://serato.com/latest/blog/20124/djcity-ichy-the-killer-bakon-one Wed, 24 Aug 2016 22:26:00 +0000 Samuel S http://serato.com/latest/blog/20124/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.

Take a closer look at the Mixars DUO for Serato DJ.

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Win Mastering from MixedByAli & LANDR http://serato.com/latest/blog/20122/win-mastering-from-mixedbyali-landr Wed, 17 Aug 2016 23:17:00 +0000 Samuel S http://serato.com/latest/blog/20122/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.

Having been responsible for the engineering and mastering for Section.80good kid, m.A.A.d city, To Pimp a Butterfly and untitled unmastered, Ali has an incredible ear for quality. This competition is a great chance to have your own music get the best possible treatment to stand out amongst the rest.

LANDR, who develop online mastering software, are running this competition to promote their new Private Sharing feature which as they say "gives you everything you need to share tracks privately and securely, get valuable feedback and make better music all in one place".

Winner announced September 5th and remote mixing session will be arranged for mid-September.

Enter here

Terms and conditions

  • Participants must be registered LANDR members. If you are not yet a member, signup for an account here and instantly receive 1 free WAV.
  • Participants must send their track using LANDR’s new Private Sharing feature by sharing it with contest@landr.com and two other people of their choice
  • Track has to be original and unreleased with copyright belonging to the sharer
  • Submissions will be open on Aug. 15, 2016
  • Tracks must be submitted before 11:59 p.m. EST Sun., Aug. 21, 2016
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Forthcoming Denon DJ MC7000 http://serato.com/latest/blog/20120/forthcoming-denon-dj-mc7000 Mon, 15 Aug 2016 01:07:00 +0000 Eddie R http://serato.com/latest/blog/20120/forthcoming-denon-dj-mc7000

Denon DJ MC7000

Announcing, the Denon DJ MC7000 available in a forthcoming release of Serato DJ. Check out the video and images below for the first look at this controller and read why you should be excited.

The Denon DJ MC7000 is Denon DJs latest 4-channel Serato DJ Enabled controller with dual USB inputs. The two USB connections give the added functionality of being able to play B2B and make hand over between DJs a breeze. Not only is the MC7000 Serato DJ enabled, it also includes 3 Serato DJ Expansion packs - Pitch ‘n Time DJ, Flip and Video.

The dual 6-inch platters have a touch-capacitive design with rotational LED displays, giving maximum feedback to optimize track manipulation performance in real time.

The MC7000’s new dedicated Key Matching and adjusting controls for Serato Pitch 'n Time DJ give the ability to instantly and harmonically match or adjust musical keys of tracks for enhanced performance capabilities.

In addition, the MC7000 is Serato DVS Upgrade Ready, giving the ability to extend the setup with the MC7000 to include turntables or CJs with Serato control tone.

Key Features

  • 4-Channel DJ Controller with Digital Mixer
  • Dual USB Audio Interfaces - Connect 2 Computers at once
  • 3 Serato Expansion Packs Included (Pitch ‘n Time, Flip and Video)
  • 16 Velocity-Sensitive Performance Pads
  • New Dedicated Key Matching and Changing Controls
  • Solid 6-inch Touch Capacitive Platters with Tracking LED
  • 2 Mic Inputs with Dedicated Controls
  • XLR Booth and Master connections
  • Serato DJ DVS Compatible
  • Solid Compact Design 
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Serato DJ 1.9.3 Now In Public Beta http://serato.com/latest/blog/20118/serato-dj-1-9-3-now-in-public-beta Mon, 15 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0000 Samuel S http://serato.com/latest/blog/20118/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:

  • The Serato DJ Sample Player has been updated from the classic SP-6 with two extra slots, as well as a number of changes to the design for better usability.
  • An improved and refreshed look for MIDI mapping.
  • Various bug fixes, changes and stability improvements.

Michael Redwood (Serato Product Team Manager) says: “The Serato Sampler gets some well deserved attention in this update, as well as continued improvements to stability and performance for working DJs. We appreciate all the support and involvement from our community and the Serato DJ 1.9.3 public beta is a great time to test out our latest update and give feedback directly to the team.”

Serato Sampler

  • Includes two extra sample slots, allowing a total of eight samples to be loaded at once.
  • Mapped across all supported hardware.
  • A redesigned interface with new simple / advanced view modes for ease of use and also flexibility for complex control.
  • More improvements listed in the full release notes.

This release also includes a number of important stability improvements for all Serato DJs. Read the full list of bug fixes, changes and additions in the Serato DJ 1.9.3 release notes.

Join the Serato DJ 1.9.3 beta: http://sera.to/-b5s5

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Announcing: Sample Music Festival 2016 http://serato.com/latest/blog/20119/announcing-sample-music-festival-2016 Sun, 14 Aug 2016 20:52:00 +0000 Samuel S http://serato.com/latest/blog/20119/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.

Sample Music Festival 2016, 17–18 September @ Gretchen Berlin

Buy Tickets

17.09.2016 Saturday: 

Lectures:

  • Alex Sonnenfeld (QbertSkratchUniversity)
  • Dj Rob Bankz (6xDMC/IDA World Champion)
  • Johannes Kreidler (Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg)
  • Tommy Tone (SAE Bochum)
  • D-Styles (InvisblSkratchPiklz, BeatJunkies)
  • DJ Raedawn (TTM Academy Brooklyn/NewYork)
  • Dj Rafik (6xDMC World Champion)
  • Ryan Ross Smith (Rensselaer Institut New York) 

Performance:

  • Skratch Lordz (UK/Ireland) Cutting Room
  • Finals dt. Turntablism Meisterschaft (IDA Germany) -close-
  • Dj Unkut (3xDMC WorldChampion)
  • Dj Rafik (6xDMC World Champion)
  • Doshy (Saturate, Rwina, Lowrider Rec.)
  • D-Styles (LowEndTheory L.A)
  • Skillz Machine (Belgien)
  • Soulmind (TroughMySpeakers Berlin)

18.09.2016 Sunday:

Workshops:

  • Ryan Ross Smith 
  • D-Tale/DJCity „Industry Insights & Promotion“
  • S-Trix „Turntablism Routines“
  • Tim Kroker „Finger Drumming“
  • Arkaei „Controllerism 2.0“
  • GRZLY Adams „Traktor & STEMS“
  • Doshy „Analog <> Digital“
  • Audio 88&Yassin „Q&A“
  • Sample Science Session

 

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Limited Edition Serato x Phife Dawg Pressing http://serato.com/latest/blog/20117/limited-edition-serato-x-phife-dawg-pressing Fri, 12 Aug 2016 01:16:00 +0000 Samuel S http://serato.com/latest/blog/20117/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.

"Nutshell" comes as a 2x12 pair and pays homage to the late legend's treasured team, the New York Knicks. The artwork features Phife, front and back, sporting Knicks gears, while the vinyl comes in signature Knicks' blue and orange with a marbled effect.

Comprising three Phife Dawg cuts, the pressing includes "Nutshell" produced by J Dilla, as well as the exclusive track "French Kiss" feat Illa J, produced by Potatohead People. It then comes full circle with "Dear Dilla", Phife's touch tribute to the late and great beatmaker, produced by Dj Rasta Root and V Rich.

Only a very limited number of these were pressed. Get in quick while they're still up for grabs.

Purchase from the Serato Online Store

Or buy from Smokin Needles Records here.

 
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Try SoundSwitch 1.0 - Available Now http://serato.com/latest/blog/20116/try-soundswitch-1-0-available-now Thu, 11 Aug 2016 03:05:00 +0000 Eddie R http://serato.com/latest/blog/20116/try-soundswitch-1-0-available-now

SoundSwitch 1.0 Now Available

SoundSwitch gives DJs the ability to seamlessly integrate DMX lighting with live audio by attaching lighting cues/effects to audio files so when played through Serato DJ the customised lighting display occurs automatically.

SoundSwitch 1.0 is now available, and you can now download and trial the software before purchasing the hardware, meaning you can set up lighting for tracks and give the software a go before purchase.

SoundSwitch key features include:

  • Familiar DAW style track based editing
  • Attach custom lighting scripts to individual audio tracks
  • Playback lighting scripts synced with Serato DJ
  • Use crossfader and upfaders to blend lighting Scripts and Autoloops
  • Cloud based fixture library
  • Autoloops
  • Venues Tabs let DJs setup seven different lighting rigs
  • Performance Mode hot keys

Learn more and Download

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UKF in the Mix: Beats http://serato.com/latest/blog/20115/ukf-in-the-mix-beats Tue, 09 Aug 2016 04:04:00 +0000 Samuel S http://serato.com/latest/blog/20115/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.

Check out the rest of the UKF x Serato "In the Mix" series.

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Numark Mixtrack Platinum with Serato DJ 1.9.2 http://serato.com/latest/blog/20106/numark-mixtrack-platinum-with-serato-dj-1-9-2 Mon, 01 Aug 2016 23:00:00 +0000 Eddie R http://serato.com/latest/blog/20106/numark-mixtrack-platinum-with-serato-dj-1-9-2

Numark Mixtrack Platinum

Available now with the release of Serato DJ 1.9.2 is the latest entry level Serato DJ Intro controller from Numark, the Mixtrack Platinum.

The Mixtrack Platinum works free with Serato DJ Intro software out-of-the-box, with the option to purchase an upgrade license to have full access to the professional features available in Serato DJ.

Based on its Predecessors, the Platinum is a 4-deck/2-channel controller with many of the features you have become accustomed to within the Numark Mixtrack range, along with exciting new features great for DJs from beginner to pro.

What you can find on the Platinum:

  • 16 multi-function backlit performance pads for control of Cues, loops and sampler within Serato DJ.
  • Filter and gain controls for each channel.
  • Dynamic FX control with the multi-function touch strip, with the ability to add 3 Serato DJ FX per deck.
  • 4-channel mixing capabilities with the new deck select function. Deck select enables you to switch to the desired layered deck and add another 2 decks to your performance. With the new LCD display screens, you can monitor your active deck within the job wheel.
  • 1.75" LCD display screens in each jog wheel. These exciting new screens give you easy access to information such as BPM, platter position, time remaining, key lock, pitch adjustment, and key lock, all displayed in real time. Meaning you can spend less time looking at your laptop and more time focussing on your performance.

Learn more about the Mixtrack Platinum and availability.

Download Serato DJ Intro

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Serato DJ 1.9.2 Now Available http://serato.com/latest/blog/20100/serato-dj-1-9-2-now-available Mon, 01 Aug 2016 22:03:00 +0000 Samuel S http://serato.com/latest/blog/20100/serato-dj-1-9-2-now-available
 

Serato DJ 1.9.2 is now available with a focus on stability, as well as important interface improvements for ease of use.

Library Changes

  • Smart Crates now support track key information.
  • Reset played tracks on restart - now an included option in the Library + Display setup screen. In the History tab, this is now called "Reset" rather than "Clear".
  • Increased contrast and changed color of scroll bars for better visual accuracy when scanning your library for tracks.
  • Smart Crates are now able to be Subcrates.
  • Secondary library sorting is now available. Ctrl/Cmd + click a column header to set custom secondary sort order.

Stability Improvements & Bug Fixes

  • Fixes for various crashes
  • Lower CPU performance with Serato Video
  • Various library bugs fixed.
  • Read an extensive list of bug fixes here.

Subscription Plans to Serato DJ

As well as purchasing full Serato software licenses, there is now an option to subscribe to all our Expansion Packs from USD9.99 p/month, Serato DJ for USD9.99 p/month or the Serato DJ Suite from USD14.99 p/month.

Download and update to Serato DJ 1.9.2

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Carlo Atendido & Hedspin, "This Is How We Do It" Routine http://serato.com/latest/blog/20114/carlo-atendido-hedspin-this-is-how-we-do-it-routine Thu, 28 Jul 2016 01:12:00 +0000 Samuel S http://serato.com/latest/blog/20114/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.

Check out more from Serato Artists.

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SoundSwitch: Set and forget! http://serato.com/latest/blog/20113/soundswitch-set-and-forget Wed, 27 Jul 2016 22:53:00 +0000 Samuel S http://serato.com/latest/blog/20113/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!

Learn more about SoundSwitch.

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DJ Dwells "At All" Routine for Short Cuts http://serato.com/latest/blog/20112/dj-dwells-at-all-routine-for-short-cuts Wed, 27 Jul 2016 21:55:00 +0000 Samuel S http://serato.com/latest/blog/20112/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. See the young homie Dwells doing a live re-work of "At All" by Kaytranada using the Rane Sixty-Two mixer, Pioneer DJ DDJ-SP1 controller, turntables and Serato DJ.

Let us know what you think?

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