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Serato updates Serato DJ to v1.6

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Serato DJ

Serato has announced version 1.6 of its Serato DJ mixing software for Windows and Mac.

The latest update for Serato DJ includes Rane Hardware support, Pitch ‘N Time DJ Expansion Pack, Quantize, Nameable Cue Points, Jet Pack FX Expansion Pack, support for the Pioneer DDJ-SZ & Numark V7 Pro Controllers and the brand new Denon DJ MC6000MKII & Reloop Terminal Mix 8 DJ Intro Controllers and a healthy dose of maintenance bug fixes for continued stability and performance.

Changes in Serato DJ v1.6

  • Rane Hardware Support: Support for the Rane SL2, Rane SL3, Rane SL4, Rane Sixty-One, Rane Sixty-Two and Rane Sixty-Eight.
  • Pitch ‘N Time DJ: Allows you to speed up or slow down your track to extreme tempo values while maintaining its key perfectly, with the highest quality and definition of any available software.
  • Serato DJ FX Expansion Pack – Jet Pack: A Trippy, Spacey & Rave infused FX Pack including: Shepard Filter, U.F.O., Space Verb & Bass Ducker.
  • Quantize: Quantize mode allows you to set and trigger Cue Points on beat. Make sure you have your beatgrids set!
  • Nameable Cue Points.
  • OS X Mavericks 10.9 Support.
  • Hardware Support: Pioneer DDJ-SZ, Numark V7 Pro Controllers, Denon DJ MC6000MKII & Reloop Terminal Mix 8 DJ Intro Controllers.
  • Added Serato DJ Accessory Support: Pioneer CDJ-900, Denon DN-HC1000S.
  • Other New Features: Stack View Mode, Open/Close crates from hardware, Improved Cue Point and Loops Display area.

See the release notes for detailed information on the update.

Serato DJ is available to purchase for $129 USD. The new Pitch ‘N Time DJ and Jet Pack expansion packs are available for $29 USD and $19 USD respectively.

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Serato introduces Remote Mini app for iPhone

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Serato has announce the release of Serato Remote Mini, its first official App for iPhone and iPod touch.

Serato Remote Mini

The Serato Remote Mini is a special version of the Serato Remote, designed specifically for use with your iPhone or iPod touch. Designed to compliment an existing Scratch Live or Serato DJ setup, we took the best parts from the Serato Remote and stripped it back for better usability with the smaller screen of the iPhone and iPod touch. Now you can have the Serato Remote with you at all times, ready to whip out for a little extra control at your next party.

Serato Remote Mini will connect seamlessly to your Serato laptop software and work with all supported Scratch Live and Serato DJ hardware. Load tracks, instant double, set and trigger Cue Points, Loops and Samples and manipulate FX. Connect over USB for ultra low latency or wirelessly, freeing you to move around the stage.

We’ve designed the app with real world performance in mind. Similar to the Serato Remote for iPad®, the Serato Remote Mini has library control, plus three performance tabs: PADS, SP6 & FX, all have been meticulously designed for the iPhone and iPod touch.

Serato Remote Mini for iPhone and iPod touch is available to purchase for $4.99 USD.

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Numark NS7 II performance DJ controller now shipping

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Numark has announced the availability of the NS7 II, a dramatically enhanced and updated version of the industry’s most advanced and best-selling 4-channel motorised DJ controller/mixer.

Numark NS7 II

Numark has set a breathtaking pace for digital DJ’ing for more than 20 years, empowering DJs with cutting-edge technology to continually advance the art form to hitherto unparalleled heady heights. In 2007, Numark and Serato® unleashed the original NS7, a clever controller/mixer combo that brought a level of performance with digital media that had never before been achieved, accurately reproducing the look and feel of vinyl, beautifully blurring the boundaries between different DJ’ing eras so successfully that it made them almost indistinguishable. Since then, the powerful practice proffered by the NS7 has defined top-tier DJ performance, perfectly setting the bar by which all other controllers can be justifiably judged. Until now, that is!

Now Numark is pushing contemporary DJ performance capabilities even further forward with its all-new NS7 II, incorporating iconic technology from Akai Professional, music production technology trendsetter and creator of the MPC legendary lineup. The NS7 II’s 16 MPC® pads can be instantly assigned to control five dynamic performance features in Serato DJ — namely, CUES, AUTO/ROLL, LOOP, SAMPLER, and SLICER. Moreover, each pad features RGB illumination, allowing for an almost endless amount of colour variations via MIDI. Vinyl platter control has never felt more familiar courtesy of its high- and low-torque motorised platters with real slip mats and real vinyl sitting on 3,600 ticks of resolution!

NS7 II features

  • 7-inch motorized turntables with ultra-high-resolution MIDI (3600 ticks per rotation).
  • 4-channel mixer and 24-bit audio interface built in.
  • 16 multi-color MPC® pads from Akai Professional.
  • Capacitive touch-sensitive filter, EQ, and effects knobs.
  • Genuine vinyl discs and real felt slipmats for unmatched tactile control.
  • The most intuitive and seamless control for Serato DJ available.
  • Connect and mix CD players, turntables, MP3 players, or any other external source.
  • Mixer can operate standalone, with or without your computer.
  • High- and low-torque turntable settings.
  • Comprehensive Loop, Sample, Slicer, and Hot Cue controls.
  • Strip Search™ virtual needle-drop technology.
  • Serato DJ software included.
  • Curve-adjustable CP-Pro crossfader.
  • Dedicated iZotope® effects controls.
  • Rugged all-metal construction.

The NS7 II costs 1,199 EUR / $1,499.95 USD / £999 GBP.

More information: Numark / NS7 II

Serato updates Serato DJ to v1.5.2 + Chip Pack FX Expansion Pack

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Serato has released version 1.5.2 of its Serato DJ software.

This latest update for Serato DJ includes brand new FX powered by iZotope for Serato’s new FX Expansion Packs. Scrollable FX drop-down menus, support for the Vestax VCI-100 MKII, Numark MixDeck Quad and the brand new Pioneer DDJ-SB Serato DJ Intro controllers.


Watch Tom, one of the Serato software developers, demo the new Chip Pack FX Expansion Pack and be in to win a Serato DJ + Chip Pack license!

Changes in Serato v1.5.2

  • Added Hardware Support
    • Vestax VCI-100 mk II.
    • Numark MixDeck Quad.
    • Pioneer DDJ-SB.
  • New Software Features
    • New Chip Pack DJ FX Expansion Pack.
    • Added scrollable FX drop down menus.
  • Bug Fixes
    • Fixed Novation Dicer showing unpredictable behavior.
    • Fixed strip search on Numark NS7 always jumping to the beginning of a track.
    • Fixed DDJ-SP1 so it can not enter Slicer Modes 1 & 2 when in ABS Mode.
    • Fixed the platter resolution on the Vestax VCI-300.
    • Fixed Novation Twitch pitch adjustment being latching when loading a new track.
    • Fixed Novation Twitch effect depth on left hand deck sometimes not working .
    • Fixed lighting on the Numark NS6 jog wheel.
    • Fixed DDJ-WeGo Deck D platter controlling Deck A on the DDJ-WeGo.
    • Fixed non adjustable upfader curve on the MixDeckQuad.
    • Fixed Performance Pads 7 and 8 not turning off in sampler mode on the VCI-380.
    • Fixed FX LEDs in Single Mode on Twitch.
    • Fixed FX Scroll on Numark Mixdeck Pro.
    • Fixed NS6 gets stuck in Beat Grid Slip Mode.
    • Fixed VCI-380 Double track load.
    • Fixed MC2000 gets stuck in Fast FWD/RWD mode when Shift is released first.
    • Fixed brightness levels for Novation dicer in auto loop mode and inactive loops.
    • Fixed wrong colour for cue button on the Novation Twitch.
  • Other Changes
    • Simple Upfader Start on the NS7 and NS7MKII: holding shift and using the upfader performs upfader start.

Serato DJ for Windows is available to purchase for $129 USD. The Chip Pack costs $19 USD.

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Stagecraft releases Scratch Track turntable plugin

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Stagecraft Scratch Track

Stagecraft Software has launched Scratch Track, a virtual turntable instrument for Windows and Mac.

Add a turntable to your DAW with this simple plugin.

Supports almost every type of timecoded vinyl on the market (serato, traktor, MK2, torq, ms pinky), let’s you scratch tracks, samples, and even live input.

Has an adjustable crossfader curve for precision scratching, low latency, and cue points for playing samples in rapid fire. There is nothing else like it out there!

The Scratch Track for Windows and Mac (VST) is available to purchase for $20 USD.

More information: Stagecraft / Scratch Track

Serato intros Serato Glass Control Vinyl

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Serato has announced Serato Glass, a new series of 10″ control vinyl.

Serato Glass Control Vinyl
The new Serato Glass 10″ Control Vinyl comes in four colors.

See what we see through our windows for the very first clear 10” Serato Control Vinyl series. There are four different pieces in the series including an icy clear piece, a see through green, a red-eyed number and a stained purple joint.

Pressed with CV02.5 for the tightest tracking around, these are a one-off pressing and available now on the Serato Online Store.

The Serato Glass costs $39 USD.

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Serato updates Serato DJ to v1.5

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Serato DJ

Serato has released version 1.5 of its Serato DJ mixing software for Windows and Mac.

Serato DJ 1.5 is now available to download on serato.com.

This release supports a range of brand new hardware from industry leaders Pioneer and Rane, that work plug-and-play with Serato DJ, which now inherits our world class NoiseMap™ DVS technology.

As well as this, Serato DJ 1.5 also brings support for new controllers and existing Pioneer CDJ hardware.

Changes in Serato DJ v1.5

  • Added Serato DJ Hardware Support
    • Rane Sixty-Four
    • Pioneer DJM-900SRT
    • Pioneer DDJ-SR
    • Numark NS7 II
  • Added Serato DJ Accessory Support
    • Pioneer DDJ-SP1
    • Pioneer CDJ-2000nexus
    • Pioneer CDJ-2000
    • Novation Dicer
  • New Software Features
    • For Vinyl & CDJs
      • Serato NoiseMap™ Digital Vinyl System Added.
      • Absolute, Relative and Internal modes added.
      • CD/Vinyl Mode Setup tab including Vinyl Control, Vinyl Start Offset and Needle Dropping Options.
      • Calibration Scope Views for CD/Vinyl calibration.
      • Deck Setup configuration area for Pioneer DJM-900SRT.
      • Temp Cue functionality in DVS mode sets cue when platter is stopped and jumps to cue when playing.
      • Emergency Internal Mode; When you reach the end of the record using either REL or ABS modes, Serato DJ automatically switches to INT mode.
      • Safety Internal Mode; Control + Click the INT Mode button to switch to Safety Internal mode which will reset the tempo to zero, enable forward playback and disable sync.
      • USB insert allows you to use the DJ-FX as post fader effects for the Rane Sixty-Four.
    • For both Vinyl & CDJs and DJ Controllers
      • Virtual deck headers have been standardized across Horizontal and Vertical display modes in both 2 Deck and 4 Deck modes.
      • Introduced scrollable cue and loop containers.
      • Sync Off and Snap to Beatgrid for Simple Sync options.
      • Played Track Color blue/grey options.
      • The cue point trigger button and cue point color button on the GUI have been merged. Control + Click the cue point trigger button to modify the cue point color. The cue point numbers have also been removed.
      • Audio buffer size in DJ matches the value set in the ASIO control panel (for ASIO devices only).
  • Bug Fixes
    • Removed monitor (ch1/ch2) crossfader start on Numark NS7.
    • Fixed touch strip on Numark NS7 so it can swipe to the first beat.
    • Fixed fader start initialization problem on Numark NS7.
    • Fixed initilization on Vestax VCI-380.
    • Cleaned up vinyl button functions on Vestax VCI-400.
    • Fix Twitch Channel/Master Level LED.
    • Fixed stored loops lighting on Novation TWITCH.
    • Fix Vestax VCI-300 LED’s so they show channel level with PFL is enabled.
  • Other Changes
    • Mapped Loop Shift L/R to Shift Switch on Numark Mixdeck.
    • Added Loop Roll to the Numark NS6 & Numark NS7.
    • Mapped Pitch Range on the Vestax VCI-400.
    • Added Shift + Back button on the Numark MixDeck to do Library Navigation Forward.

Serato DJ is available to purchase for $129 USD. The version 1.5 update is now available to download.

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Serato intros Dan Tippett Artist Series Control Vinyl

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Serato Dan Tippett Control Vinyl

Serato has announced the release of the Dan Tippett artist series control vinyl, a 2×12″ picture disc set with Serato’s re-mastered NoiseMap Control Tone.

Brand new to the Serato Artist Series Pressings comes this New Zealand inspired double set by local Auckland artist, Dan Tippett.

Dan conceived this piece to create the feeling of our land, Aotearoa, to tell the story of Serato and where we are from. A mythical postcard from our home. This is extremely limited and available on the Serato Online Store and selected retailers.

And here’s the best bit… one set will have a gold rim. The lucky person to find this gold rim set will win a trip to visit Serato HQ in New Zealand, meet Steve and AJ (the inventors), hang out with the team and come to our 15th birthday party!

The Dan Tippett control vinyl costs 69 USD.

More information: Serato / Dan Tippett Control Vinyl