Serato ITCH 2.2.2, Serato Scratch Live 2.4.3 & Serato Video 1.1 Released

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Serato's newsletter announcing the upgrades today.

In a slew of announcements, Serato today revealed updates to all of its software (apart from the entry-level Serato DJ Intro program). Serato Video 1.1 is the biggest news, with a host of new power features, while Serato ITCH 2.2.2 and Serato Scratch Live 2.4.3 get incremental updates plus compatibility with the new features of Serato Video 1.1.

The announcements were made simultaneously because upgrading to the latest versions of Serato ITCH or Serato Scratch Live is necessary to use the new video upgrade. Here are the details:

Upgrade details


 

Serato Video 1.1

Serato Video

Serato Video can now deliver more impressive results out of the box, with auto transitions and a video-only media crate meaning one-man DJ/VJ performers can more easily keep a varied and continuous video show going as they DJ.

Packing some features that users of third-party Serato video add-on MixEmergency have already got, Serato Video 1.1 is the first upgrade since the product's launch earlier this year.

Users now get delay compensation (to deal with sync issues between audio and video), a dedicated video view alongside the virtual decks to complement mix preview within the waveform displays, configurable auto/random transitions loaded with tracks, and a new media crate where you can keep videos that can be automatically loaded with audio-only tracks.

More info: Serato Video 1.1 download page


Serato ITCH 2.2.2 and Serato Scratch Live 2.4.3

Serato ITCH 2.2.2

An extra video screen, better file support, faster library and new two-deck mode for four-deck controllers are all added to Serato ITCH 2.2.2.

Serato ITCH 2.2.2 and Serato Scratch Live 2.4.3 get compatibility with the latest version of Serato Video (1.1), as well as Mac OS X Mountain Lion support, faster database loading for both ITCH and iTunes libraries, and - finally - support for FLAC files. Also, it's now possible to scan ID3 tags at the crate level by dragging a crate to the button.

Additionally, in Serato ITCH 2.2.2. there's a two-deck view mode for owners of the Xone:DX and Numark NS6 who don't want to have four decks on the screen at all times.

More info:
Serato ITCH 2.2.2 download page
Serato Scratch Live 2.4.3 download page


 

Are there features here you've been waiting for? Are you tempted to introduce video into your performance with programs like Serato Video making it easier for DJs to so so without hiring an extra VJ to work with them? Pleased to finally see FLAC support? Please share your thoughts in the comments.

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Comments

  1. Flac is nice for a lot of people that were wanting it but again nothing for 90% of users to get excited about with this update. Feel free to disagree with me.
    We’re still using smart crates/playlists as a work around to be able to search for tracks within a certain bpm range. That’s something that 99.9% of djs would find useful.
    I think they’re looking at video as a way of being a more feature rich software (and marketable) instead of making the dj part of their software better.
    As much as I love serato scratch live I’m starting to get a little jaded. Does serato still like dvs? Then show some real love!

    • sameoldsong says:

      what constitutes “real love” for you?

      for me, the lack of FLAC support in serato prior 2.4.3 was a showstopper. now that FLAC support is included at last, i’ve put an SL2 in my “gear i WANT” list.

      • I know a lot of people were excited about Flac so I tip my hat.
        By “real love” I guess I mean give me something that will make me excited to play with. Ie. a bpm range while searching my library, loops that can be moved while looping, midi feedback, some openness to map at least some functions to my keyboard.
        I know to each his own so I may just be being whiney but I feel their effort is not being utilized to improve the core programme. Hence me not bothering updating the last couple of updates.
        … I’m happy you got Flac support :)

  2. And to show some love: I own a ns6 as well and 2 deck view was desperately needed so thank you serato.
    As far as video I’m not going to jump on that train for quite awhile or ever. When I’m dj’ing I’m dj’ing. When I think of VJing it’s more work than I could do while dj’ing. Actually, if they had a couple of “visualizer” settings and I was playing at a club where I could hook it up… Maybe.

    • “Actually, if they had a couple of “visualizer” settings and I was playing at a club where I could hook it up… Maybe.”

      That is really what the Media Crate is… except you add your own videos to one big crate and while you are djing it grabs videos from that crate to accompany the music you are playing… can be random or pre-ordered too so you don’t need to think about it.

  3. DJ Forced Hand says:

    I’m feeling like Serato really doesn’t want to play anymore. Traktor has 4 deck control for my Twitch, Itch can’t be bothered to allow user-defined mapping. No word on the Bridge for Itch and (now) a second-rate sample management system… Traktor even announced it was going to make these changes long before they did and yet ZERO response from Serato. Why are we even bothering again?

    • I wouldn’t say no user mappings is “can’t be bothered”, it’s always been part of the philosophy of ITCH. It’s not like it’s something they’ve just decided upon. Some like it, some hate it – but it’s a differentiator! And TWITCH was always meant and licensed as a 2-deck Serato controller, so no surprises that this is what it remains.

  4. I am back with my classic question… Why on earth are so many controllers being shipped with dj intro? Why is there no upgrade path? :s

  5. djdiamondlee says:

    I hate the fact that my numark v7 is not getting the same love as all the other controllers.

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