Scratch Live 2.3.1 Release Notes

2 September, 2011

Scratch Live 2.3.1

Change list:

Cue points

  • Fixed bug where cue point labels/color/time would have incorrect ordering when using 'sort cues chronologically.'
  • Fixed cue point label bug where, if the internal player automatically loads the next track, the cue point currently being edited would save to the next track that is loaded. In this instance, the cue point is now saved to the just ejected track i.e. same behaviour as if tabbing or mouse clicking out of edit box focus.
  • Fixed bug where cue sort/unsort wasn't being applied to decks 3 and 4.

Other SSL bug fixes

  • Fixed DJFX ultraknob bug where clicking the right effect unit's deck x button would only turn off the left effect unit's deck x button instead of also deactivating the effect. Note: Need to be using the ultraknob for both effect units.
  • Fixed SP6 bug where, if enabled from the setup screen, it would display if the DJFX widget is open. The result would be two widgets open at once
  • Fixed bug where if the SP6 was open, then disabled from the setup screen, then the main display would have a thin grey bordered container area still being rendered in the widget area.
  • 'AAC importing' is now always enabled. The setup screen option has been removed. Note that no param settings are read or saved for this anymore, so this commit wont affect behviour in older versions of SSL.


  • Fixed CDJ 850 bug where a bpm greater than 255 would not be displayed.
  • Fixed CDJ 350 bug where a displayed bpm value of 256 would disappear.
  • The CDJ-350 now displays title, artist, album icons. Note: Must have at least 1.06 firmware installed on the CDJ-350

Installer fixes

  • Fixed Start Menu ASIO Driver installer ('Install ASIO Drivers'), so that it prompts the user to restart the computer after drivers have been installed (win)

Running more than one version of Scratch Live

Installing this version will by default overwrite any previous version you had installed, however it is easy to have more than one version of Scratch Live installed if you wish.

If you have an important gig coming up, you might like to stick with the version you know until you are comfortable with this version. Here's how to do it:
Windows Users

Before installing, find the Scratch Live executable (by default it is in C:\Program files\Serato\ScratchLIVE, and rename it. It makes sense to name it in a way that suggests which version of Scratch Live it is. For example, if you're renaming Scratch Live 1.9.2 call it Scratch Live 1.9.2.exe. When you install the new version, the old executable will not be deleted, and you can choose which you want to run by going into that folder and double clicking on the appropriate executable.

Mac users

Before installing, rename the existing application file as above (eg. Scratch Live 1.9.2) - you have to be admin to rename it. (If you aren't admin, you can copy it to another location, and then rename it.)

Backing up your data

Before you make any changes to your Scratch Live setup, including installing a new version, as a general rule we highly recommend that you backup your data and your music files. The easiest way to backup your data is to simply copy your Scratch Live folder to another location on the drive:

  • For the drive that contains "My Documents" (or your Home drive on Mac), just copy the Scratch Live folder which is in "My Documents\My Music\" to another location on this drive. Alternatively make a copy of the folder where it already is and rename it by adding the date to the folder name so you know what's in the backup.
  • To back up the database and crates from an external drive, copy the _ScratchLive_ folder (which is in the root of the drive) into another folder on the same drive.

Version: Scratch Live 2.3.1
Platform: Win