Scratch Live 2.4.3 Release Notes

25 September, 2012


  • FLAC support 

  • Serato Video Delay Compensation

    Offset the master video feed from the audio when you have sync/latency issues.

  • Serato Video Auto transition FX

    Set this option if you don't want to change FX manually. Transitions will change upon every track load. There are three options.

    1. On/Off - Loading an audio or video track to the virtual decks will trigger a new transition to be selected.
    2. Random - When on, a transition from the transitions list will be randomly selected, otherwise the transitions will be selected sequentially from the list of transitions.
    3. Next - Forces a new transition to be used. If Random is selected, the transition will be randomly selected.
  • Dedicated Video View

  • Media Crate

    Any video content stored in the "Media..." crate will automatically load to Serato Video when you load audio tracks with no associated video track. This crate is now created automatically when Serato Video is started or if the user manually creates a crate called "Media...". It is positioned below the 'All Video...' smart crate.

    Options for controlling the media crate behavior are located in the Serato Video widget panel (you will need to expand the fader options (the 'F' button)). There are 3 different options.

    1. On/Off - Loading an audio track (with no associated video) will trigger a new video track load.
    2. Random - Any video load from the "Media..." crate will be randomly selected.
    3. Next - Forces a new video load from the "Media..." crate. If Random is selected, the loaded video will be randomly selected.

Playback fixes

  • Fixed an SP6 bug where playing from the 6th slot causes a crash (windows).
  • When midi mapping the 'add cue point' button for a cue point slot, the behaviour is now either add a cue point if one doesn't exist, or reset the position of the cue point if the cue already exists. Note: this is the same functionality as 2.3.3.
  • Fixed REL mode tracking issues when using SPDIF on the Rane 68.
  • Fixed a Rane Sixty-One, Sixty-Two and 68 bug whereby the FLEX FX sends for bpm dependent effects, such as echo, where not using the deck's bpm.
  • The bpm for those effects was using a default value of 120 bpm, so the best way to hear the bug is to use a track with a bpm not close to this value.
  • Fixed bug where the green midi mapped box wouldn't appear for some midi devices.
  • Fixed a Denon HC1000S bug where the SAMP.1-3 and 4-6 button would not toggle the SP6 widget to open and close.
  • Fixed a Rane 62 bug where loop doubling/halving on the right deck was not working.

GUI fixes

  • Changed the TTM 57 hardware panel text from video-sl to Serato Video.
  • Updated the Serato Video icons in the TTM 57 hardware panel.
  • Fixed bug where the files/browse/prepare panel size wasn't being successfully used after being loaded from prefs.

Library and Track metadata fixes

  • Fixed bug where .xml/.ovb data would not be generated for files that need it; quicktime decoded files that don't use mpeg4 containers.
  • Implemented the ability to lock/unlock the beat grid by ctrl+clicking either status column of the track library, or the song info display's grid edit/locked indicator. The state is saved to the database and respects the settings used by ITCH.
  • Fixed bug where tracks were being labelled as iTunes library tracks even if iTunes importing was disabled. As a result, they couldn't be deleted from the library.
  • Fixed a bug where unicode characters couldn't be read from the composer tag of an mpeg4 file.
  • Fixed bug where changing the column order of any crate would not update the column order of all other crates.
  • Fixed bug where pressing enter on a bpm edit box field (library), when the value is unchanged, would not close the edit box.

Video related fixes

  • Added the missing False Color effect to the automatically generated effects_list.xml
  • The Serato Video Image effect 'size' param is now saved and loaded to and from xml.
  • Fixed bug where auto cross fading from left to right would get stuck at zero when the auto cross fade speed is slow.
  • Adjusted the auto cross fade speed so that the low-mid-high speeds at 10 secs-4.4 secs-super fast. The mid is a little faster than VSL 1.2.
  • Fixed a bug where the auto fader couldn't fade hard left.
  • The selected Serato Video effect slot now has a white border when using the Rane TTM 57.
  • The Serato Video upfaders now default to full and the cross fader to half way when using a sound card with no faders (Rane SL1, SL2, SL3 SL4).
  • Updated the Serato Video effect slot ON/OFF buttons to have just 'ON' but with different colours to represent state.
  • Fixed bug where unassociating a video file whose stated path no longer exists (i.e. the video file has been moved) causes a hang.

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 2.4.3
Platform: Win