Serato just released its latest version of Serato DJ. Now at 1.7.6, the update includes support for Denon DJ’s DS1, which is a tiny two-channel DVS interface that lets you use a pair of turntables or CDJs with Serato DJ. We first saw the Denon DJ DS1 at NAMM 2015 and was surprised at how compact it was, perfect for cramped DJ booths.
Numark’s all-in-one Mixtrack Pro 3 Serato DJ controller is now available. The latest update in the popular Mixtrack Pro series features a narrower chassis design, thicker metal jogwheels compared to its predecessors, and touchstrips for track search and effects. It ships with Serato DJ Intro, and you can upgrade to Serato DJ.
Reloop just announced an all-black edition of its Reloop Beatmix 2 Serato DJ controller. The new Beatmix 2 Mk2 retains an identical set of features from the two-channel Beatmix 2 controller that was launched last year. It looks like a sleeker, more professional Beatmix 2, with black knobs, chassis, and what looks to be new pads.
Serato Video is on sale at 30% discount in the Serato Store until June 12. Serato Video is an add-on that lets you play video straight from your laptop running Serato DJ. It supports a variety of files, including MOV (video), MP3+G (karaoke), and QTZ (visuals), making it an easy way to get video into your DJ sets.
Today’s post was inspired by a thread on the Digital DJ Tips forum, from where this answer comes. Our reader said: “I think I’ll use Virtual DJ or Serato, but it really doesn’t matter to me: I’d rather get a controller and buy software accordingly.” As you’ll see, though, we don’t think this is the right way to go…
When filming, we had all three main DJ apps (Traktor, Virtual DJ and Serato) all open at once, and a Numark NV plugged in. That’s when we realised something mighty strange was happening, and also something pretty cool: It turns out that Virtual DJ not only works fine with the Numark NV, but also with its built-in screens!
Native Instruments has just released the latest version of Traktor Pro 2. Now at version 2.8, the update includes Traktor Scratch Certification for the Rane MP2015, which means you can use it with Traktor timecode CDs and vinyl. Faster song library analysis and support for the Traktor D2 controller are among the improvements too.