Serato DJ On Limited Sale At $99

Serato DJ sale

Serato DJ is now US$99 for the standard version, and US$149 with Serato Video thrown in as well - savings of US$30 and US$99 respectively over the two programs bought separately previously.

Serato is having a sale. The company has dropped the price of its Serato DJ software to US$99 as of today.

Also for a limited period, the company has announced that Serato Video can be bundled with a Serato DJ upgrade - normally US$149 on its own - at a total price of US$149. Serato DJ is the replacement software for Serato ITCH, the company's previous DJ controller software, and was launched last autumn along with the current flagship Serato DJ controller, the Pioneer DDJ-SX. The upgrade works with the Pioneer DDJ-WeGO, Vestax VCI-400, Denon DJ MC2000, Numark Mixtrack Pro/Pro 2, Pioneer DDJ‑ERGO, Reloop Terminal Mix 2 and Reloop Terminal Mix 4.

Serato DJ is promised as a free upgrade to all ITCH users, and along these lines the company also recently announced its availability for the Numark NS6 ITCH controller. We saw it working with the Vestax VCI-380 at the Musikmesse show, so expect this model to be officially supported imminently too.

• Further details on Serato's website.

Is this sale price enough to tempt you to make the switch? If so, will you also go for Serato Video, or are you only interested in Serato DJ? Please share your thoughts on the cheaper Serato in the comments.

Comments

  1. Jam-Master Jake says:

    So why is it on sale when it’s only 5 months old? Seems like Serato’s feeling urgent pressure to make more money on perhaps low sales numbers. I don’t get a rosy feeling off of this…and I still think Serato screwed the pooch when it comes to how they launched this new program.

    That being said, these prices are pretty darn killer and are probably about the best deal you’re going to get if you’re thinking about moving up from DJ Intro to Serato DJ.

  2. Not cool if your controller it’s not supported yet..there’s still a lot of Dj intro controllers not able to upgrade

    • True! Just ordered it as its cheaper in the sale, but my Numark N4 isn’t supported yet so have to wait but hopefully not too long, some threads online say it should be within this month or next (during spring) so fingers crossed its available soon!

  3. I did see this, but I can’t see anywhere when the promotion will end. Is this something we have to grab today or do we have some time to convince the other person listed on our joint bank account that this is a good idea?

  4. Just don’t get the reasoning for this discount, unless another competitor’s software is releasing shortly that we don’t know of. Low sales is because of only dedicated controllers can be used, so that’s not a surprise at all.

  5. Its kinda weird to see that the software went to $99 and before that, the support for my controller (Vestax Typhoon) would be available in Winter 2013. Its already April, SERATO.

    I now checked their website again and it didn’t say when will the software support my controller. Any ideas why they delay the controller support?

  6. How the hell can they justify “for a limited time” when 3/4 of the controllers aren’t even supported yet? Buy it now & wait a year to use it ????
    With SDJ, If the software is buggy (which seems to be the norm each time a new controller is added) you could end up waiting months without a single word from them indicating what’s happening. The updates roll out extremely slowly & 90% of the time never seem to include the most requested fixes/features. Basically, pay for what they give & don’t expect anything more! That’s a pretty crappy approach for a company of this caliber and one that is destined for failure in a market that’s rapidly evolving and completely user orientated. I don’t think this a good price considering the uncertainty that comes with it. Mixvibes (makers of Rekordbox) has CrossDj which is rock-solid and offers all + more than what SDJ does at half the price.

    • To be fair, no software company is immune to bugs etc. Rekordbox itself pushed a faulty upgrade out a few weeks ago that left lots of pro DJs in the lurch for what they felt to be too long. Serato’s strength for me is in tight integration with hardware, especially jogwheel performance, and while Serato is rolling this all out slower than even it predicted, it’s getting there.

  7. I think Serato and also Atomix have made big mistakes. Serato starting all over again leaving out features that Itch has and making everyone wait for support, Atomix by announcing VDJ8 almost 2 years ago while Native Instruments and Mixvibes have made several cool updates to their software. Image line coming out with DecaDance 2 adding cool stuff. The wait for Serato and Atomix has made people look at other alternatives and the longer the wait the chances are that people will stick to their new exiting software and not go back using Serato DJ or VDJ8.

    Personally I think the reason for this discount is that so few with Intro controllers have wanted to upgrade. If I have let’s say a Pioneer WeGo what extra do I get? Two more decks and recording + better FX – that’s not much I’m getting for $99. You would get more by just buying Traktor or Cross DJ.

    • Dude, I was thinking exactly the same thing when reading the email over breakfast this morning.. what do you get in Serato DJ that I don’t already have in Traktor?? And does the video aspect at 50 bucks more enough for me to spend my hard earn cash on something that hasn’t had a graphics update since the days of DOS (not the video quality, the Serato interface itself)?

  8. ChachiMan says:

    This is the most complaining I’ve ever seen for a company giving a discount.

  9. sheldon chin shue says:

    damn, i didn’t know sales for the upgrade to sdj was that bad. i believe the new price is not for a limited time, it is going to stay. when sdj was first released for intro controllers,it way too expensive for an upgrade, plus it was very buggy and serato stripped it of many good effects. in order for serato to increase their sales, they need to add way better effects to sway users to make the upgrade. i don’t think lowering the price might help much. add ssl effects to sdj and you’ve got a seller.

  10. I know I’m beating an old horse but I would buy it right now if it had Xone DX support.

    Itch still works great but I would love the upgrade…

  11. Sorry, but coming from traktor to serato I can honestly say the software although decent is definitely not updated with bug fixes and new features nearly as much. I’m actually quite disappointed with the speed of progress with their software. Using the ‘Serato takes longer to release new versions due to ironing out all of the creases’ argument doesn’t cut it either! Serato itch 2.22 isn’t stable has issues and from what I read serato DJ isn’t much better on that front. All quite gloomy if you ask me, what a shame!!

  12. Sheldon says “i believe the new price is not for a limited time, it is going to stay”
    The title of the thread is “Serato Dj on LIMITED sale at $99″
    Maybe it actually means the price will be limited to no more than $99 – Forever.

  13. Well, first, I don’t understand all these critics on Serato’s sale.
    This promotion is a great opportunity for those who think Serato software is to high-priced. A promotion doesn’t always mean that they don’t sell enough, other brands do the same ( Coca Cola, BMW,…) There’s a world-wide recession going on and most people wait to make new investments…
    Anyway, about the issues of stability about the software:
    As Phil already mentioned, there is no software without any bugs.
    Yet, most problems are still caused by corrupt mp3’s or other music-files.
    I’ve seen many playlists of deejays, and just by reading the tags, I could recognize illegal files…
    If all deejays would work with decent files, half of their software issues could be solved. Also, extending memory from cheap brands may also cause such problems…
    At the other hand, when Serato doesn’t support all those controllers on today’s market, there is a reason for. I’ve been playing with VDJ, Cross, Deejay (Algoriddim) but still had itches all around…despite my configuration (MacBook i7 8gb Memory). I prefer to choose for a brand that first examine the controller before they put it on their list of supported models…
    I’m very satisfied with Serato Dj, and I agree they should put some more effort in their effects etcetra, but at the bottom line: You should be deejaying with the software, not otherwise.

  14. Im sure Serato DJ works differently for all controllers, but for the NS7 and NS7, Serato DJ is not ready for the industry. Far too many bugs. I still use itch until they update

  15. I upgraded to serato dj for my numark ns6. I do like it but I two issues that numark and/or serato won’t respond to. I can’t use the controller to switch effects and the volume is almost cut in half as compared to itch. So I’ll stick with itch until i

    • Shalobee says:

      You can switch the effect by holding the shift button when turning the same knob that changes effects in Itch. Just have to hold shift now as that knob controls a different parameter. As for the volume they have overcomplicated the levels there are individual gain controls per deck that are independent of the gain knobs on the controller and they also added a master volume control in the software that is independent of the master volume on the controller. Furthermore they have ANOTHER

    • Shalobee says:

      You can switch the effect by holding the shift button when turning the same knob that changes effects in Itch. Just have to hold shift now as that knob controls a different parameter. As for the volume they have overcomplicated the levels there are individual gain controls per deck that are independent of the gain knobs on the controller and they also added a master volume control in the software that is independent of the master volume on the controller. Furthermore they have ANOTHER volume control for recording that is independent from all the rest. I find it very annoying too they should figure something out about that.

  16. Does this software be mapped to any controller or does it only work with the controllers that appear in their website?

    • Shalobee says:

      you can map it to any controller as long as you have an approved controller connected otherwise it never leaves single deck mode.

  17. Could someone help me out here?

    I know I’d like to get into Serato especially since I’m a VJ but I don’t have a compatible controller yet – and quite frankly the controller I HAVE will never be available for them. So what is the cheapest way I can take advantage of this offer? I probably plan on getting a DDJ-SX eventually but I don’t have $1000.
    Do I get a Mixtrack pro for $200 then get the upgrade. Just unclear on the Serato website how I get the upgrade and then have to apply it to a trial license or what. Can I buy the upgrade now and apply it when the Mixtrack arrives – If I buy a US Mixtrack what if it doesn’t have the Serato DJ?

    Any help would be appreciated!
    Thank you

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