Finally! Serato ITCH 2.0 Arrives Next Month

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Last updated 21 August, 2014

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Serato ITCH 1.7
Serato ITCH has always been elegant and simple to use (this is 1.7), but with Traktor finally catching up with coloured waveforms in its April version 2, Serato may have felt the need to ensure ITCH 2.0 with its new features was also available at the same time.

Serato ITCH 2.0 will be shown to the public at the beginning of April. The release (of what will presumably be the beta) was confirmed by Serato on the company’s Facebook page today. Serato’s full statement reads:

“ITCH 2.0 is progressing nicely and is looking really exciting. There are some great new features in it that will benefit users of all controllers, as well as a new look that we hope people will love. In regards to when? Software release dates are always tricky, but we hope to have something to show you all early next month.”

What might the new features be?

Serato ITCH users have often felt they have been overlooked by the company as it works on iterations of its popular Serato Scratch DVS software, and ITCH 2.0 has been anticipated for a long time. The list of features often requested for ITCH 2.0 include:

  • FLAC support
  • Video support
  • 4-deck support for more controllers
  • A sampler
  • Compatibility with Serato’s The Bridge to allow DJing with Ableton Live within ITCH (like Serato Scratch)
  • Vertical centre waveform option (like Serato Scratch)

Whether any or all of these will be included is of course conjecture, but with Traktor Pro 2 addressing many of the issues users had with that software, Serato will have to get at least some of the above into the software if it is to retain users against the Traktor update.

More about Serato ITCH
Serato ITCH is Serato’s controller software, that while always a free download, only works with a small number of Serato-certified DJ controllers, including the Vestax VCI-300, the Allen & Heath Xone:DX, the Numark NS7, Numark V7, and the forthcoming Numark NS6 and Pioneer DDJ-S1.

Are you thinking of buying a Serato ITCH controller? Are you a current Serato user looking forward to this release? What features do you want to see them include? Let us know in the comments…