The Bridge

Bridging the gap between
DJing and music production

Feature rich software

Open Scratch Live and Ableton Live/Suite at the same time with Rane hardware attached to activate The Bridge.

The Bridge is free for anyone who owns Serato Scratch Live and Ableton Live / Suite1

Perfect your Mixtapes

Record your performance as an Ableton Live Set, complete with song placement and fader movements. Then use Live’s collection of effects, instruments and production tools to edit, enhance and polish your mix.

Perform your beats

Load an Ableton Live set on one of your decks. The Bridge brings tight synchronization and remote control of Ableton Live to Serato Scratch Live’s interface.

Control Live's Tempo with Scratch Live

Change the tempo of your Live Set, nudge the transport position and loop Live's transport, all from the comfort of your Rane interface.

Mix and Match

Serato's Main Waveform Display gives you a visual indicator of bars and beats, so you can correctly line up the downbeat of your Live Set to a track playing on Scratch Live's virtual deck.

Locked to the Groove

Free up a deck in Scratch Live by syncing your Live Set to one of the decks. This now controls playback of your Ableton Live Set, which is automatically locked to the groove and timing of the track on that deck. Drop in spot samples, vocal drops and additional instrumentation over your DJ set.

Intelligent Audio Routing

When you control an Ableton Live set with a deck in Serato Scratch Live, an audio tunnel is created from Live's master output to the Scratch Live hardware. Ableton Live's audio is intelligently routed to match the deck you are using to control transport. No secondary audio interface is needed.

Play Hard(ware)

Apart from your Scratch Live hardware, using an additional dedicated controller such as Akai Professional APC40, APC20, or Novation Launchpad opens up your game for more mixing, effects handling and for triggering clips.

System Requirements

These are simply the minimum requirements to run The Bridge. For best performance and for use in professional situations we recommend you use a higher spec computer. The Bridge is not supported by Ableton Live Lite, Ableton Live Intro, Ableton Live Akai Professional APC edition and Ableton Live Launchpad edition.



Operating System Mac OS X 10.5 / 10.6 / 10.7 2 Windows XP SP3
Windows Vista SP2
Windows 7 SP 1
Processor Intel Core 2 Duo 2.33 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz
Software Scratch Live 2.1.1+
Ableton Live/Suite 8.2+ 3