Review & Video: Mixtrack Platinum Serato DJ Controller

Numark certainly isn't a brand scared to innovate, having produced the first DJ controller for Serato with screens (the Numark NV), and now, the first with displays built in to the jogwheels. What's more impressive is that the Mixtrack Platinum isn't a high-ticket item; in fact, it's aimed squarely at the budget end of the market. In today's review we'll see how it all stacks up...

Serato DJ 1.9.3 Out Now, Syncs With Ableton

Serato just announced the release of Serato DJ 1.9.3. The latest version of the software comes with Ableton Link baked in, meaning you can sync it up with other Ableton Link-enabled apps, including Ableton Live. The Serato Sampler also gets an upgrade, and the new Roland DJ-808 controller is now supported.

[BPM|PRO 2016] Roland DJ-808 Controller Video Talkthrough

Roland has its new DJ-808 Serato DJ controller on display here at BPM|PRO 2016. It's a four-channel controller with a built-in step sequencer that comes with sounds from four classic Roland drum machines: the 606, 707, 808, and 909. There are two jogwheels per deck with performance pads, and even an onboard voice effects processor for adding FX to vocals.

[BPM|PRO 2016] Roland DJ-808 Controller For Serato DJ

The new Roland DJ-808 for Serato DJ has just been announced ahead of this week's BPM|PRO 2016 DJ show. It's a four-channel controller that comes with an integrated 16-step drum sequencer loaded with sounds from iconic Roland drum machines like the 606, 707, 808, and 909.

[BPM|PRO 2016] Reloop Mixon 4 djay Pro & Serato DJ Controller

Reloop has today announced its latest DJ controller, the Mixon 4, a four-channel controller designed for Algoriddim's djay Pro software and for Serato DJ software (which is why Reloop calls it a "hybrid" controller). The announcement comes ahead of this week's BPM|PRO DJ Show in Birmingham, England.

Serato Partners With Roland, New Project Underway

Serato just announced a partnership with Roland, the Japanese music giant behind legendary synthesisers and genre-defining drum machines like the TR-808 and TR-909. The only detail shared was that the two companies are working on something that will "redefine what it means to be a DJ", which will be unveiled on 9 September 2016.

Serato DJ Finally Gets 8 Sample Player Slots

Serato just announced the public beta for Serato DJ 1.9.3 that includes an updated eight-slot Sample Player. It builds on the classic SP-6, which has had six sample slots since its introduction. The update also includes an improved Midi controller mapping interface.